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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

PayMaya, Beep to be allowed soon in NLEX, SCTEX

Dec 22, 2016 - 5:59 PM

The operator of the two toll ways expects these payment options to be available in NLEX by early January while SCTEX will follow

MORE OPTIONS. MPTDC is the parent firm of Manila North Tollways Corporation, which operates NLEX and SCTEX. Rappler file photo

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Dec 12, 2016 - 12:27 PM

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Duterte on killings: Do you think I enjoy that?

Dec 11, 2016 - 10:15 PM

I do not allow extrajudicial [killings] We do not do that It s a dirty job President Rodrigo Duterte says in a speech in Tarlac City

Duterte on CPP talks: I conceded too much, too soon

Dec 11, 2016 - 9:05 PM

What more do you ask of us? Maubusan ako ng baraha niyan kung release ako ng release says President Rodrigo Duterte referring to the release of political prisoners being sought by the CPP

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte talks to the troops of the North Luzon Command (NolCom) at their headquarters in Camp General Servillano Aquino, San Miguel, Tarlac City on December 11, 2016. ACE MORANDANTE/Presidential Photo

12 years on, still no justice for Hacienda Luisita massacre victims

Nov 16, 2016 - 9:57 PM

Farmers cultural activists families of victims and survivors commemorate the infamous massacre

REENACTMENT. Cultural activists from TABLU reenacts the confrontation between the military and farmers during infamous Hacienda Luisita massacre. All photos by Dax Simbol/Rappler

Tarlac provincial gov’t spent P48M on meals, snacks in 2015

Nov 02, 2016 - 8:02 PM

In examining the disbursement for meals and snacks for calendar year 2015 COA auditors note improper charges to representation and entertainment excessive expenditures and improper planning and documentation

DAR orders distribution of 358 hectares of Hacienda Luisita

Aug 25, 2016 - 5:49 PM

Secretary Rafael Mariano orders DAR Central Luzon to get the assistance of appropriate law enforcement officials to ensure that the Cojuangco owned Tadeco complies

WAITING FOR AGRARIAN RFORM. Farmer activists wait for the Department of Agrarian Reform to decide on disputed land Hacienda Luisita in Tarlac. File photo by Dax Simbol

BRP Tarlac: Hindi lang pang-giyera, pang disaster pa

Jul 01, 2016 - 3:50 PM

The BRP Tarlac is the country s newest and largest military sea vessel and the current pride of the Navy

UNPARALLELED. The BRP Tarlac is the country's current biggest and newest ship (file photo). Photo by Benhur Arcayan / Malacañang Photo Bureau

Aquino and the PH military: Toys for the big boys

Jun 27, 2016 - 5:04 PM

Up to P60 billion have been released for military modernization since President Aquino assumed office in 2010

President Benigno S. Aquino III, accompanied by PN Flag Officer in Command (FOIC) VAdm. Caesar Taccad,troops the line during the Philippine Navy (PN) 118th Anniversary Celebration at the Landing Ship Dock (SSV LD601) in Pier 13, South Harbour, Manila City on Wednesday (June 01, 2016). With theme: “Protecting the Seas, Securing Our Future”. (Photo by Joseph Vidal / Malacañang Photo )Bureau)

Roxas, Robredo win by slim margin in Aquino hometown

May 25, 2016 - 10:24 PM

Administration candidates Manuel Roxas II and Leni Robredo may have secured victories in Tarlac but they are not far ahead of their rivals

HAIRLINE GAP. Administration standard-bearer Manuel Roxas II and running mate Leni Robredo won in Tarlac province, the Aquinos' hometown, by only a few thousand votes over their rivals.  Photo by Malacañang Photo Bureau)

Pineda fails to deliver for Aquino's bets in Pampanga

May 13, 2016 - 2:34 PM

In the Pineda clan s hometown of Lubao Rodrigo Duterte secures the top spot while administration bet Mar Roxas ends up in 4th place

PAMPANGA ALLIES. Administration candidate Manuel Roxas II and Pampanga Governor Lilia Pineda. File photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler