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Bocaue police chief arrested for extortion

Sep 22, 2018 - 1:19 PM

Police say Superintendent Juwen Dela Cruz of Bocaue, Bulacan asked for an iPhone X in exchange for the release of a confiscated Montero SUV

Palparan's guilty verdict: Who is Malolos Judge Alexander Tamayo?

Sep 17, 2018 - 4:20 PM

During his first year presiding over Branch 15, Tamayo found Armando Padilla guilty of raping his 11-year-old daughter, sentencing him to death. The case was appealed and the sentence was reduced to life imprisonment.

Posters of kidnapped UP students Karen Empeno and Sherlyn Cadapan. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Finding Sherlyn Cadapan

Sep 17, 2018 - 11:55 AM

Mother of disappeared UP student Sherlyn Cadapan speaks of her politicization in the 8 years since her daughter's disappearance. Even after Jovito Palparan's conviction, she hopes her daughter is alive.

'SHOW ME THE EXECUTIONER.' Linda Cadapan, mother of disappeared UP activist Sherlyn Cadapan, speaks at a rally before the NBI where Jovito Palparan is being held. Photo by Patricia Evangelista / Rappler

LOOK: Wading, uh, wedding in floodwater

Aug 12, 2018 - 11:14 AM

'For better or for worse,' flood can't stop this couple's wedding at Santo Rosario Church in Hagonoy, Bulacan

Screenshots from Tere Bañarez Bautista's video

LOOK: Proposed road network projects in Bulacan

Aug 08, 2018 - 7:56 PM

The proposed road network projects in Bulacan are seen to help boost the economy of Central Luzon

PROJECTS. NLEX and DPWH expands their road network plans. Image from NLEX

NutriAsia denies hiring goons to disperse protesters

Aug 02, 2018 - 7:30 PM

The company says its guards come from 'professional security agencies.' Workers earlier claimed goons started the violence on July 30.

HEIGHTENED SECURITY. More security personnel guard the gate of the industrial complex where the NutriAsia plant is located. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

14 killed, 92 arrested in Bulacan anti-crime drive

Aug 01, 2018 - 5:39 PM

(3RD UPDATE) The arrested includes 3 minors allegedly involved in the illegal drugs trade

19 detainees from NutriAsia protest walk free

Aug 01, 2018 - 11:00 AM

(UPDATED) Though they have been freed, they still face complaints for physical injury, alarm and scandal, and illegal assembly

FOR RELEASE. A day after the violent dispersal of striking workers in NutriAsia in Meycauayan, Bulacan on July 31, 2018. Photo by Naokira Mengua/Rappler

Bulacan police detain 19 after violent NutriAsia dispersal

Aug 01, 2018 - 9:10 AM

Striking workers and security personnel of condiments company NutriAsia are pointing fingers on who started the violence

DETAINED. University of the Philippines-Diliman student Jon Bonifacio talks to their legal cousel on July 31, 2018 at the Meycauayan Police Station. Photo by Naokira Mengua/Rappler

NutriAsia protesters violently dispersed despite regularization talks

Jul 30, 2018 - 7:06 PM

(UPDATED) The dispersal occurs at the picket line of the group across from NutriAsia's Marilao plant in Bulacan

HURT. Violent dispersal of Nutriasia protesters on July 30, 2018. Photo from Anakbayan

LOOK: Why NutriAsia workers are on strike

Jun 18, 2018 - 7:20 AM

Some outsourced workers at NutriAsia’s facilities are paid P380 a day

CONTRACTUAL. Jornel Quiza, 28, had spent long years working with NutriAsia, hired through contractor B-Mirk. All photos by Jane Bautista/Rappler

Caloocan police chief sacked after Kian slay now Bulacan's top cop

Jun 06, 2018 - 12:18 PM

Senior Superintendent Chito Bersaluna is now chief of the Bulacan Provincial Police Office

Cops kill 8, arrest 27 in Bulacan anti-crime operations

May 30, 2018 - 1:30 PM

The province-wide operations happen from midnight to 7 am on Wednesday, May 30, with fatalities in Pandi, Balagtas, Pulilan, Obando, and Sta Maria

Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

COA questions Bulacan's P20-M payment to government 'consultants'

May 20, 2018 - 2:56 PM

Up to 81 consultants received P10,000 to P40,000 monthly without a proven expertise, says the Commission on Audit

Congress authorizes NHA to redistribute Bulacan housing units

May 16, 2018 - 9:10 PM

The NHA can now award the empty housing units in Pandi, Bulacan to low-salaried government employees and poor families, including members of urban poor group Kadamay

HOUSING. Seen here are Kadamay members who had occupied the empty housing units in Pandi, Bulacan. File photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Fish kill hits towns in Bulacan, Negros Occidental

May 10, 2018 - 6:05 PM

The fish kill claimed P17 million worth of milkfish in Bulacan, spanning an area of at least 150 hectares

Ramon Ang: SMC can self-finance proposed P700-B Bulacan airport

May 04, 2018 - 4:35 PM

'If you look at [our] balance sheet and cash flow, we can easily do the airport alone,' says Ssn Miguel Corporation President Ramon Ang

Discovering social tourism at the Ipo Watershed

May 04, 2018 - 12:43 PM

Our latest #WhatsNext experience was all about connecting with nature and the Sapang Munti community

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, April 27, 2018

Apr 27, 2018 - 11:31 AM

Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Friday

INTER-KOREAN SUMMIT. This screengrab from the Korean Broadcasting System (KBS) taken on April 27, 2018 shows North Korea's leader Kim Jong-Un (L) and South Korea's President Moon Jae-in walking together past the Military Demarcation Line that divides their countries at Panmunjeom. AFP PHOTO / KOREAN BROADCASTING SYSTEM (KBS)

Bulacan airport, 7 other projects get NEDA Board approval

Apr 26, 2018 - 5:55 PM

The NEDA Board, led by President Rodrigo Duterte, gives the go signal for the Bulacan International Airport and other projects

Ayala-led Manila Water bags P400-million deal in Bulacan

Apr 26, 2018 - 3:05 PM

The water project is estimated to have delivered a billed volume of 22 million liters per day by the end of a 25-year period

Police kill 13 drug suspects on Albayalde's first day as PNP chief

Apr 20, 2018 - 3:35 PM

Bulacan police conduct a 'Province-wide Simultaneous Operations on Illegal Drugs' a renamed version of the PNP's One-Time Big-Time Operations

13 DEAD. The Bulacan Provincial Police Office conducts simultaneous anti-illegal drugs operations. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

NEDA body approves San Miguel's Bulacan airport, 8 other projects

Apr 03, 2018 - 1:19 PM

These 9 infrastructure projects – cumulatively worth around P900 billion – are now tabled for final approval by the NEDA Board, which is headed by President Rodrigo Duterte

CA upholds dismissal of Bulacan State University officials over field trip tragedy

Mar 28, 2018 - 5:53 PM

The Court of Appeals says the university officials 'violated their basic duty of protecting the students from harm while under their custody and supervision' during the 2014 field trip to San Miguel, Bulacan

‘THE FINAL PHOTO.’ Picture shows BSU students struggling against the strong current in Madlum River, as their batchmates watch in horror on August 19, 2014. Seven people drowned in the incident; two survived. Photo courtesy of Bulsu

The grand carriages of Baliuag: Pomp and pageantry in piety

Mar 26, 2018 - 1:25 PM

In the town of Baliuag in Bulacan, Good Friday is more festive than Christmas

#WhatsNext: Go on a meaningful adventure this Earth Month

Mar 23, 2018 - 7:36 PM

Join this eco-tour to Sapang Munti, Norzagaray, Bulacan in partnership with Meaningful Travels PH on April 28, 5 am - 7 pm


WATCH: National Breakfast Day 2018

Mar 19, 2018 - 5:35 AM

Catch our livestream from McDonald's Sta. Clara, Bulacan branch on March 19, 7am - 8am

10 dead in Bulacan plane crash

Mar 17, 2018 - 1:54 PM

(6TH UPDATE) Police say that aside from all passengers on the plane, 5 members of the family in the house where the plane crashed were also killed

CRASH LAND. A 6-seater plane crash lands upon takeoff from Plaridel, Bulacan on March 17, 2018.

Show of force: 28,000 witness PDP-Laban oath-taking in Bulacan

Mar 12, 2018 - 9:06 PM

Members of the House and Duterte appointees who have been floated as potential senatorial bets in 2019 tag along and give speeches before a crowd of incumbent and aspiring barangay leaders

Umali: Postpone barangay polls again to support federalism shift

Mar 12, 2018 - 11:24 AM

'Hindi po ako sumusuko (I'm still not giving up),' says Oriental Mindoro 2nd District Representative Umali before a crowd of thousands of barangay officials from the vote-rich province of Bulacan

FEDERALISM SHIFT. Oriental Mindoro 2nd District Representative Reynaldo Umali. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Philippines, Japan sign P4-billion loan deal for Bulacan road

Feb 28, 2018 - 7:31 PM

The loan will go towards expanding the Plaridel Bypass Road from two lanes to a 4-lane carriageway national road

UP Rural student achieves 3-peat in Philippine Sudoku finals

Jan 29, 2018 - 9:26 AM

Candice Renee Beatrice Solidarios edges out other contestants to become champion in the Grand Master category of the 12th Philippine Sudoku Super Challenge

5 killed as PH police resume drug war

Jan 11, 2018 - 6:54 PM

The 5 deaths in Bulacan equal the number of drug-related killings in the previous five weeks, according to official data

PNP official dies rescuing kidnap victim

Dec 23, 2017 - 3:21 PM

Superintendent Arthur Masungsong is known in the PNP for successfully bringing home dozens of kidnap victims

SM Center Pulilan set to open in Bulacan on December 1

Nov 29, 2017 - 9:20 PM

It will be SM Prime's 4th mall in Bulacan and its 66th in the Philippines

Photo from SM prime

Some Kadamay members in Bulacan previously given NHA houses

Nov 27, 2017 - 2:25 PM

This makes the Kadamay members ineligible for another housing unit from the government

INELIGIBLE. At least 70 Kadamay members are ineligible to be awarded their houses in Pandi, Bulacan since they have previously received unit under another project by the National Housing Authority. File photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Ex-Guiguinto officials in trouble for giving away 37 iPads

Oct 16, 2017 - 9:15 PM

The Commission on Audit says the distribution of iPads does not fall under the definition of 'social services' or 'public purposes'

The week in photos: September 30-October 6, 2017

Oct 07, 2017 - 1:54 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

SLUTWALK. Women's rights activists march against gender inequalities during what the organizers called 'the third annual Amber Rose SlutWalk' in downtown Los Angeles, California on October 1, 2017. Photo by Mark Ralston/AFP

3 dead, 33 hurt in Bulacan water tank explosion

Oct 06, 2017 - 10:40 AM

(UPDATED) A water tank collapses and explodes in Barangay Muzon in San Jose del Monte City, Bulacan, at 3:30 am on Friday

COLLAPSED WATER TANK. Scene of the Crime Operatives (SOCO) check the site of the collapsed water tank in Barangay Muzon, San Jose del Monte in Bulacan on October 6, 2017. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Honesty prevails as parking boy returns cash to owner

Sep 06, 2017 - 1:53 PM

Andrey Macabuhay returns P7 000 to owner Dindo Lorenzo who dropped the bundle of money at a parking lot

HONEST BOY. Andrey Macabuhay is now famous as the "honest parking boy" from Sta. Maria, Bulacan. Photo courtesy of Dindo Lorenzo

Families in Bulacan helpless, scared in continuing drug war

Sep 02, 2017 - 11:01 AM

Some residents live in fear as police allegedly continue to plant evidence on some drug suspects to justify their arrest and detention

The death of policing as a profession in the Philippines

Aug 19, 2017 - 9:00 PM

While we cannot begrudge the intentions of the President a drug free and crime free Philippines he has transformed the police into the biggest criminal institution in the Philippines

Nothing reckless in massive Bulacan, Manila drug raids – Malacañang

Aug 18, 2017 - 3:31 PM

The Palace calls the death of a Grade 11 student during a Caloocan drug raid an isolated case

NAKPhilippines and the Baclaran Redemptorist Community on Novermber 23, 2016, led the National Day of Prayer and Solidarity for the Victims of Extrajudicial Killings and Their Families. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, August 18, 2017

Aug 18, 2017 - 10:07 AM

Hello Here are the stories you shouldn t miss this Friday

'TERRORIST ATTACK.' Policemen stand together on the Rambla boulevard after a van ploughed into the crowd, killing at least 13 people and injuring around 100 others on the Rambla in Barcelona on August 17, 2017. Photo by Josep Lago/AFP

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Aug 17, 2017 - 7:36 PM

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Robredo urges public to express outrage vs deadly drug raids

Aug 17, 2017 - 7:30 PM

The Vice President says a culture of impunity should not exist: Hindi naman tayo ganyan eh Hindi naman tayo ito

Photo from Leni Robredo Media Bureau

Malacañang vows 'fair and impartial' probe into deadly Bulacan raids

Aug 17, 2017 - 11:34 AM

Malacañang makes the promise a day after President Rodrigo Duterte expressed hope that future police operations would yield the same results

PRESIDENTIAL SPOKESMAN. Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella fields questions at a Palace news briefing. Malacanang file photo

Duterte on deadly Bulacan drug raids: 'Maganda 'yun'

Aug 16, 2017 - 6:40 PM

UPDATED President Rodrigo Duterte also says he wants to investigate human rights groups for conspiracy

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte shows the updated list of those involved in illegal drugs in his speech during the 19th founding anniversary of the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) at the Malacañan Palace on August 16, 2017. REY BANIQUET/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

32 dead, 107 arrested in Bulacan 'one-time, big-time' operation

Aug 16, 2017 - 1:32 PM

Aside from the casualties and detentions police seize 230 grams of suspected crystal meth or shabu and 765 grams of marijuana leaves

WAR ON DRUGS. Crime scene investigators enter a home after police conduct a buy-bust operation in Taguig City on July 28, 2016. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Providing medical services for relocated informal settlers

Aug 13, 2017 - 4:00 PM

Only around three small operational medical facilities exist in Towerville San Jose Del Monte Bulacan

TOWERVILLE. JCI Manila and other partner groups help renovate one of the three medical facilities in Towerville, San Jose del Monte, Bulacan. Photo courtesy of Robin Garcia