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Miraculous image makes Gapan City top site for pilgrimage in Central Luzon


A combination of religious attractions, some dating back to the 16th century, makes Gapan City the top pilgrimage site in Central Luzon.

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Town cop chief sacked over illegal gambling

The regional director of the Philippine National Police in Central Luzon has relieved the police chief of Baliwag town in Bulacan province after raids in the town led to the arrest of 29 people who were allegedly involved in the illegal operation of the state-sanctioned Small Town Lottery (STL).

Posted: April 5th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

CL police chief recommends sacking of cop in drug bust scam

The police director in Central Luzon has recommended the relief of Senior Supt. Oscar Albayalde, the Pampanga police director, for command responsibility over an anomalous buy-bust operation against a suspected illegal drugs dealer in Mexico town last year.

Posted: March 16th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Pampanga CIDG chief in drug extortion also yields high-powered firearms -PNP

National Capital Region Criminal Investigation and Detection Group head Senior Superintendent Roberto Fajardo presents to the press high-powered firearms, weapons and magazines seized from the Pampanga police CIDG unit, where its chief allegedly extorted drug syndicates in exchange of their release. JULLIANE DE JESUS/INQUIRER.net

Several high-powered firearms and weapons were seized from the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group team of Pampanga police following the alleged involvement of its chief in extorting money from drug syndicates.

Posted: March 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Monsoon to bring cold winds–Pagasa

MT Satellite image December 29, 2013, 5:32 a.m. Screengrab from http://www.pagasa.dost.gov.ph/

No storm is expected to blow into the country in the remaining days of December, but the surge of the northeast monsoon— cold winds from Siberia—poses a danger to fishing boats and small vessels off the coasts of Luzon, the weather bureau said Saturday.

Posted: December 29th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Rains in Central Luzon, eastern Mindanao on Tuesday—Pagasa

MT Satellite image December 10, 2013, 7:30 a.m. Screengrab from http://www.pagasa.dost.gov.ph/

Rains are forecast for Central Luzon and eastern Mindanao, the state weather bureau said Tuesday.

Posted: December 10th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Opposition seeks P25B for Visayas quake rehab

LEYTE Rep. Ferdinand Martin Romualdez (first district). CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

The opposition in the House of Representatives has proposed a P25-billion rehabilitation fund for earthquake-ravaged Central Visayas like the recovery program implemented in Central Luzon after the eruption of Mount Pinatubo 22 years ago.

Posted: October 26th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

House wants unused funds to help calamity-stricken areas

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The House of Representatives has urged President Aquino to tap unused funds in the budget to provide assistance to the calamity-stricken areas of Bohol, Zamboanga City and Central Luzon, citing legal provisions to show that he has the authority to use savings to cover deficiencies.

Posted: October 24th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

House urges Aquino to use savings for relief of disaster victims

President Benigno Aquino III AP File Photo/Malacañang Photo Bureau

The House of Representatives is asking the President to tap unused funds in the budget to provide assistance to the calamity-stricken areas of Bohol, Zamboanga, and Central Luzon, and cited legal provisions to show that he has the authority to use savings to cover deficiencies.

Posted: October 23rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Over 26,000 farmers in Central Luzon given land titles – DENR


More than 26,000 landless farmers in Central Luzon have received land titles under the land distribution program of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), officials said Tuesday.

Posted: October 22nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Give pork barrel to relief–senators


Some Senate leaders have proposed realigning pork barrel funds to relief and rehabilitation efforts in disaster-stricken areas like Western Visayas, Central Luzon and Zamboanga City.

Posted: October 20th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

‘Santi’ leaves behind billions in damage, losses in C. Luzon

Filipino residents pass by a toppled tree along a main road after Typhoon Santi (international name: Nari) hit San Miguel town, Bulacan province, on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013. The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council reported that Santi affected 154,766 families composed of 747,353 individuals in 67 municipalities and seven cities in four regions of Luzon.  AP PHOTO/AARON FAVILA

Restoring power and clearing roads of fallen trees and electric posts became the top priority of local officials of Tarlac and Nueva Ecija following the onslaught of Typhoon “Santi” on Saturday.

Posted: October 15th, 2013 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

‘Santi’ makes fast exit; 13 dead

Motorists brave a raging floodwaters brought about by typhoon "Nari" to cross a highway at San Ildefonso township, Bulacan province, north of Manila, Philippines Saturday Oct. 12, 2013. The typhoon with 150 kilometers (94 miles) per hour winds and gusts of up to 185 kph (116 mph) forced U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to call off his trip to the Philippines on Friday. AP

As if it had an appointment somewhere, Typhoon “Santi” sped across Central Luzon on Saturday and was out into the West Philippine Sea by early afternoon.

Posted: October 13th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

  1. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  2. Opinions split on Napoles turning state witness
  3. Delfin Lee: Blame Pag-Ibig, not me
  4. Plunder complaint filed vs PNP chief, firearms office head over license delivery deal
  5. Cedric Lee’s cohort flies out of PH despite look-out order – De Lima
  6. San Juan cops fail to arrest Cedric Lee
  7. More ‘Yolanda’ bodies found
  8. Gigi Reyes pins blame on aide
  9. Lawyer: Napoles ‘will tell all’
  10. Boy ‘sexually assaulted’ at Indonesia international school
  1. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  2. Estrada: Gigi Reyes won’t testify vs JPE
  3. Gigi Reyes pins blame on aide
  4. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  5. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  6. Bernice Lee arrested by NBI team
  7. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  8. Suspect in Vhong Navarro’s mauling wants to turn state witness – De Lima
  9. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
  10. ‘Mom, I love you,’ says text from student on sinking ferry
  1. KL confirms Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 ended in Indian Ocean
  2. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  3. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  4. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  5. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  6. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  7. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct
  8. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  9. Hammer-wielding robbers cause chaos at Philippines’ Mall of Asia
  10. Ex-PBA player Bryan Gahol dies in road mishap


  • Napoles tags over 100 officials in pork scam – Lacson
  • Vitangcol to sue Czech envoy
  • Senator’s kickback from pork bigger than those of Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – Lacson
  • 43 out of 414 Etihad passengers yet to be found, tested for MERS-CoV – Palace
  • Maid confesses in killing of 2 and stabbing of employer in Laguna
  • Sports

  • San Mig Coffee grinds out win over Alaska to force decider
  • UP nips St. Benilde; Adamson blasts RTU in Filoil women’s caging
  • Kevin Garnett responds to Raptors’ GM F word
  • Albert Pujols hits 500th HR of major league career
  • UST posts twin kill in Filoil pre-season cup opening day
  • Lifestyle

  • Entering the monkhood a rite of passage
  • Haneda International Airport: A destination on its own
  • Wanted: Beauty queen with a heart that beats for the environment
  • Kim Atienza: At home with art and design
  • Life lessons I want to teach my son
  • Entertainment

  • Bollywood Oscars, film stars come to Florida
  • Ex-Fox exec denies allegations in sex abuse suit
  • Kris Aquino backtracks, says Herbert Bautista and her are ‘best friends’
  • Summer preview: Chris Pratt enters a new ‘Galaxy’
  • Bon Jovi helps open low-income housing in US
  • Business

  • SM to rebuild Tacloban hospital
  • PSEi slips after 4-day rally
  • Toyota sells 2.58 million vehicles, outselling GM
  • McDonald’s 1Q profit slips as US sales decline
  • SEC approves SM’s P15B retail bond offer
  • Technology

  • ‘Unlimited’ Internet promos not really limitless; lawmakers call for probe
  • Viber releases new design for iPhone, comes to Blackberry 10 for the first time
  • Engineers create a world of difference
  • Bam Aquino becomes Master Splinter’s son after Wiki hack
  • Mark Caguioa lambasts Ginebra teammates on Twitter
  • Opinion

  • One-dimensional diplomacy: A cost-benefit analysis of Manila’s security deal with Washington
  • No ordinary illness
  • Reforest mountains with fire trees and their kind
  • Day of the Earth
  • When will Chinese firm deliver new coaches?
  • Global Nation

  • Filipinos coming home from Mideast must obtain MERS clearance – DOH
  • US Secret Service in Manila ahead of Obama visit
  • Palace thanks Estrada for successful HK mission
  • Hong Kong accepts PH apology; sanctions also lifted
  • China won’t budge, wants PH gov’t to apologize to HK
  • Marketplace