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IN PHOTOS: COVID-19 quarantine facility for Filipino repatriates in New Clark City

Feb 25, 2020 - 8:08 PM

The Athletes' Village in Capas, Tarlac once used for the 2019 SEA Games now serves as the national quarantine facility for the novel coronavirus

QUARANTINE CENTER. The Athletes Village at the New Clark City is the national quarantine facility for COVID-19. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Central Luzon police set up at eco-zones to prevent union organizing

Jan 23, 2020 - 4:48 PM

'Central Luzon remains a major flashpoint for communist insurgency and in the white area operation,' says Central Luzon police chief Brigadier General Rhodel Sermonia

NO TO MILITANT LABOR. Police and economic zone offiicals – led by PNP chief Lieutenant General Archie Gamboa, Brigadier General Rhodel Sermonia, PEZA Director Charito Plaza, and Secretary Carlito Galvez at  the launch of JIPCO at Clark Freeport Zone in Pampanga. Photo courtesy of PRO3 PIO

TPLEX extension opened for the holidays

Dec 15, 2019 - 5:00 PM

The 4-kilometer Sison-Rosario section, which runs parallel to the existing highway, can shave another 30 minutes of travel from Metro Manila to Baguio City

7-day eviction notice to Aetas ‘standard follow-up,’ says BCDA

Dec 07, 2019 - 7:30 AM

The BCDA says affected families were issued notices before, given assistance amounting to P300,000 per hectare, and relocation sites

New Clark sports facilities not part of original proposal by MTD Berhad

Dec 02, 2019 - 7:09 PM

The Bases Conversion and Development Authority asked the Malaysian firm to construct it, after the latter said it just wanted to build offices in New Clark City

How BCDA's multi-billion New Clark deal slipped through

Nov 26, 2019 - 12:29 PM

Conclusion: EXCLUSIVE: The favorable legal opinion of the OGCC being cited by BCDA was issued only in October 2018 – 8 months after the deal was already signed, skirting several rules, including BCDA's own guidelines

NEW CLARK SPORTS. The Aquatic Center in New Clark City in Capas, Tarlac, the site of the swimming competition for the 30th SEA Games. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

LIST: NLEX, SCTEX, Cavitex preparations for Undas 2019

Oct 24, 2019 - 12:02 PM

The preparations include more toll collection points, suspension of roadwork, and free services for motorists

MORE TOLL BOOTHS. NLEX Corporation will add portable toll booths to manage traffic. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

WATCH: PH, U.S. marines hold live fire, air defense drills in Tarlac

Oct 17, 2019 - 7:38 PM

Osprey aircraft, amphibious assault vehicles, and Howitzer guns rock the Crow Valley Gunnery Range as the two countries' marines engage in joint exercises

OSPREY AIRCRAFT were among military assets featured in the live fire and air defense drills of the KAMANDAG 3 joint exercises of the Philippine and US marines on October 17, 2019, in Capas, Tarlac. Photo by Nappy Manegdeg/Rappler

LOOK: New Clark City Sports Complex 'on track' for 2019 SEA Games

Oct 16, 2019 - 6:40 PM

The sprawling 9,500-hectare development includes a 20,000-seater athletics stadium, a 2,000-seater aquatics center, and an athletes' village

ATHLETIC STADIUM. The track and field oval of the athletic stadium at the New Clark City Sports Complex, one of the venues for the 30th SEA Games. All photos by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Suspects in Masbate town vice mayor’s slay ordered released

Oct 13, 2019 - 11:02 AM

The cases filed against the 4 men are under investigation

Manila Police District director Vicente Danao shows to members of the media the suspects allegedly responsible for the killing of Batuan, Masbate vice mayor Charlie Yuson III during a press briefing at the lobby of the MPD Headquarters on October 10, 2019. The suspects were identified as Bradford Solis Fuerte,Juanito De luna Bustamante,Junel Gomez Reyes at Rigor Dela Cruz. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Masbate town vice mayor’s slay: Alleged gunmen from Tarlac, Laguna arrested

Oct 10, 2019 - 8:01 PM

The suspected killers of Batuan Vice Mayor Charlie Yuson III are arrested after a CCTV camera captures the plate number of their escape vehicle

PARADED. The four suspects who killed Vice-Mayor Charlie Yuson III of Batuan, Masbate is arrested by authorities and now being detained Manila Police District. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

New Clark City to test facilities with triathlon race

Aug 13, 2019 - 3:54 PM

New Clark City Triathlon 2019 will be held a month before the 2019 Southeast Asian Games unfolds

ATHLETICS STADIUM. New Clark City is set to host the athletics events in the newly-constructed stadium. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

Increased toll for SCTEX to start June 14

Jun 08, 2019 - 2:20 PM

An additional P0.51 per kilometer will be collected

SCTEX. The Subic-Clark Tarlac Expressway is a 4-lane divided expressway traversing the provinces of Bataan, Pampanga, and Tarlac. Photo from SCTEX website.

Training plane crash lands in Tarlac

Jun 01, 2019 - 3:21 PM

The pilot and his student survive the crash landing, says the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines

COA questions two Tarlac disaster projects

May 08, 2019 - 5:19 PM

COA's annual audit report finds red flags in the purchase of trauma and first aid kits, and the construction of below-standard buildings

5 killed in motorcycle crashes in Tarlac, La Union

Apr 19, 2019 - 3:47 PM

A truck swerves into a group of motorcycles in La Union on Thursday, killing 4. A fifth person dies after their motorcycle crashes into a tree

PH, U.S. troops claim victory in Tarlac 'assault mission'

Apr 10, 2019 - 4:19 PM

The Philippine and US armed forces bring out their equipment for an explosion-filled exercise in Crow Valley, Tarlac

ASSAULT. PH and US simulate an attack during their live-fire exercise at the Colonel Ernesto Ravina Air Base in Tarlac. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

TRB says SCTEX, MCX to hike rates in Q2 2019

Apr 09, 2019 - 5:21 PM

New toll rates for the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway will go up by about 16% per kilometer, while the Muntinlupa-Cavite Expressway toll will increase by 1.9%

Comelec says Tarlac bet detained for slapping poll officer

Apr 07, 2019 - 1:20 PM

'Ipakukulong kita,' Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon tells Tarlac board member candidate Marty Toralba, who allegedly slapped an election officer

COMELEC RESPONSE. Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon is outraged by a candidate's slapping of an election officer in Camiling, Tarlac.

SEA Games 2019: New Clark City construction 'ahead of schedule'

Feb 21, 2019 - 1:23 PM

The New Clark City Sports complex is scheduled to be completed by August 31, over two months before the Philippines hosts the 2019 Southeast Asian Games

ON SCHEDULE. The athletics stadium needs to be completed in 6 months. File photo by Delfin Dioquino/Rappler

Helicopter carrying congressman crashes in Tarlac

Nov 22, 2018 - 4:46 PM

COOP-NATCCO Representative Anthony Bravo and other passengers sustain minor scratches and bruises, but the pilot reportedly suffers head injuries

CRASH SITE. Smoke is seen rising from the site of the helicopter crash in Crow Valley, Tarlac. Photo courtesy of Senator Ralph Recto

Philippine Navy vessel makes historic visit to Russia

Oct 01, 2018 - 8:40 PM

The Philippine Navy's BRP Tarlac makes a historic port call to Vladivostok as President Rodrigo Duterte leads a pivot to Russia and China

HISTORIC VISIT. BRP Tarlac is seen about to dock in Vladivostok, Russia, on October 1, 2018. Photo courtesy of Philippine Ambassador to Russia King Sorreta

IN PHOTOS: Tarlac rice fields turn into a lake

Sep 16, 2018 - 9:03 PM

Farmers are left with nothing to harvest after floods inundate their fields

GONE. Two days ago, this was a rice field with crops scheduled to be harvested next week. All photos by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

#FloodPH Alert: Flooded areas in Pangasinan, Tarlac on July 21

Jul 21, 2018 - 10:14 PM

Use the hashtag #FloodPH to report flooded areas or post related updates on agos.rappler.com

Tarlac LTO chief nabbed for possession of illegal drugs, explosives

May 10, 2018 - 11:10 AM

Rogel Yambao, Land Transportation Office-Tarlac OIC, is a high-value target, says the Police Regional Office 3

ARRESTED. Mugshots of Rogel Yambao, Land Transportation Office (LTO) Tarlac District Office OIC, are taken at the Police Regional Office 3. Photo from PRO3 Public Information Office

Ilocos Region ready to be alternative to Boracay

May 04, 2018 - 10:43 AM

More tourists are expected to come to Ilocos Sur and Norte because of the 'resting' of Boracay

Ilocos as alternative to Boracay. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

PCC approves deal to build gov't admin center at New Clark City

Mar 20, 2018 - 9:55 PM

The proposed P121.8-billion National Government Administrative Center at New Clark City in Capas, Tarlac will house an extension office for the Philippine president, plus major administrative offices and satellite offices of agencies

Duque confirms vaccinated 12-year-old in Tarlac later got severe dengue

Dec 08, 2017 - 5:34 PM

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III says the female student – who is among the 830,000 Filipino children who received Dengvaxia – has already recovered

MONITORING. DOH Secretary Francisco Duque III gives updates on what the department is doing to monitor the health of Filipino children who received the dengue vaccine. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

TPLEX now extended to Pozorrubio in Pangasinan

Dec 07, 2017 - 6:50 PM

The new 10.10-kilometer segment is expected to cut the Tarlac-Pozorrubio travel time from 2 hours and 30 minutes to just 45 minutes

TPLEX Binalonan to Pozorrubio in Pangasinan opens December 6

Dec 02, 2017 - 2:51 PM

The new segment will cut travel time from Tarlac to Pozorrubio from 2 hours and 30 minutes to 45 minutes

Project Liwanag: Light for Aetas

Nov 26, 2017 - 5:25 PM

Like many upland communities, they did not have access to electricity. But their lives changed after a group of young graduates visited them.

NLEX to implement new toll fees on November 6

Nov 05, 2017 - 2:14 PM

Those traveling on the stretch of North Marilao in Bulacan to Sta Ines, Malabacat City in Pampanga will have to pay additional toll fees

TOLL HIKE. NLEX closed system to implement new toll fares across vehicle classes on November 6. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Over 1,000 crashes from January to October in Tarlac – police

Nov 03, 2017 - 10:00 AM

The road crash in Capas town last October 24 – where 5 died and 8 were injured – is just one of the more than 1,000 recorded crash incidents in the province

Malaysian firm wants to replicate Putrajaya at New Clark City

Oct 16, 2017 - 7:15 PM

MTD Capital Berhad proposes a P121.8-billion, 207-hectare national government administrative center outside the Philippines' capital

CLARK GOV'T OFFICE. Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) receives unsolicited proposal from MTD Berhad Capital to establish the New Clark City National Government Administrative Center through a joint venture agreement. Artist perspective of New Clark City courtesy of BCDA

Tarlac holds 'Chicken Festival' to ward off bird flu stigma

Aug 23, 2017 - 7:10 PM

Hundreds of Tarlac residents government employees and poultry and farm workers troop to the Diwa ng Tarlac to partake of a boodle fight held alongside business and political leaders Chickens and eggs were served as viands

CHICKEN FESTIVAL. Hundreds of Tarlac residents, government employees, poultry and farm workers join the impromptu 'Chicken Festival' organized by the provincial government of Tarlac to prove that the province is free from the avian influenza. Photo by Dax Simbol/Rappler

More electronic toll collection options for Metro Pacific's roads soon

Aug 22, 2017 - 8:00 PM

For now motorists traversing the NLEX can pay toll fees using their Easy Trip RFID Beep cards as well as Mastercard contactless debit prepaid and credit cards

ELECTRONIC TOLL COLLECTION. Metro Pacific Tollways chairman Manuel Pangilinan tries new electronic toll collection of North Luzon Expressway. Photo courtesy of PayMaya Philippines

ARMM gov, imams hit proposed Muslim-only ID

Jul 08, 2017 - 2:10 PM

The president of the Imam Council of the Philippines says Bakit po ang mga Muslim lang? Ang mga Muslim ba yun lang ang extremist?

INTERFAITH PRAYER. Imam Ebra Moxir (center), chaplain of the Philippine National Police and president of the Imam Council of the Philippines, joins the launch of the Pasa Lord interfaith prayer movement at Amoranto Theater, Quezon City, on July 8, 2017. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Central Luzon authorities mull over ID system for Muslims

Jul 04, 2017 - 4:45 PM

In a consultation with local authorities Muslims leaders do not oppose the idea say they want to know more about Paniqui s experience and learn from it

CONSULTATION. Muslim leaders in Central Luzon and members of the Regional Joint Public Safety Coordinating Committee hold a dialogue on Tuesday, July 4, 2017, about combating lawlessness and terrorism in the region. Photo courtesy of PRO3-PIO

Eudocia Pulido had hopes, dreams, and fears too

May 24, 2017 - 10:50 AM

Eudocia Pulido s niece Ebia talks about the Aunt Cosiang that she knew and what she wished she had asked Alex Tizon if he were still alive

HOMECOMING PLANS. Eudocia "Cosiang" Tomas Pulido had planned on setting up a small baking business in Mayantoc, Tarlac. Photo from the Pulido family

Finding Eudocia Pulido in her hometown in Tarlac

May 21, 2017 - 7:54 AM

Eudocia Cosiang Pulido s story tugs at the heartstrings of any Filipino who belongs to a clan of overseas domestic helpers

KOSYANG. Eudocia "Kosyang" Pulido's nieces say they knew her only as their aunt in America they see in photos. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: How PH, U.S. troops will respond to next big disaster

May 16, 2017 - 9:21 AM

In disaster prone Casiguran Filipino and American troops show how they ll work together to respond to the next big storm

DISASTER DRILLS. US troops arrive in Casiguran during a disaster response exercise in the disaster-prone town. Photo by Jeff Digma/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: PH Navy's brand new BRP Davao del Sur

May 11, 2017 - 10:51 AM

The BRP Davao del Sur is the second amphibious landing dock vessel of the Philippine Navy longer than the ships given by the US Coast Guard

BACK HOME. The crew trained for four months in Indonesia

BRP Davao Del Sur, PH Navy's latest ship, arrives in Manila

May 07, 2017 - 10:14 AM

UPDATE 2 The BRP Davao Del Sur is the second Strategic Sealift Vessel of the Philippine Navy It is a versatile ship that can serve as a one stop operations center at sea

BIGGEST SHIP. BRP Davao Del Sur is about 10 meters longer then the ships from the US Coast Guard. Photo from PH Navy

WATCH: Commemoration of Death March at Bataan Freedom Trail 2017

Apr 10, 2017 - 11:26 AM

Dubbed the Freedom Trail the event features a 160 kilometer ultramarathon a motorcycle and road bike ride and a reenactment of the harrowing events leading up to the Bataan Death March

GSIS officials, property developer to face corruption trial

Apr 09, 2017 - 6:25 PM

They are accused of approving more than 500 anomalous loans worth over P290 million

Rappler file photo

DAR chief: 727-hectare Hacienda Luisita property covered by CARP

Feb 25, 2017 - 4:29 PM

The order in Hacienda Luisita would give justice to farmer tenants who have struggled to take the land due to them for more than a quarter of a century says Agrarian Reform Secretary Rafael Mariano

Explosion, fire hit military base in Tarlac

Feb 08, 2017 - 9:01 AM

UPDATED The military is still investigating the incident but a spokesman assured the public that the camp was not attacked

FIRE AT THE BARRACKS. Fire hits a military barracks in Camp Aquino in Tarlac. Photo courtesy of Paul Dizon

Local top drug personality killed in Tarlac police encounter

Jan 02, 2017 - 8:13 PM

Three police officers sustained gunshot wounds in a firefight with suspected drug personality Enrico Magarde

WAR ON DRUGS. A top drug personality in La Union was killed in a firefight with the police in Tarlac on January 2.

WATCH: Girl wishes to be next Aeta teacher from her village

Dec 25, 2016 - 8:00 PM

In early December MovePH went to Sitio Burog Elementary School in Bamban Tarlac as part of the ShareLove campaign This is where we met Ericka Cosme

SHARE LOVE. Students from Sitio Burog Elementary School in Tarlac receive slippers and books from MovePH. Photo by Vina Salazar/ Rappler

The long road to education

Dec 23, 2016 - 12:37 PM

In Tarlac’s Sitio Burog Elementary School Aeta students willingly make a long trek across mud and dirt just to learn