By Jerry E. Esplanada
Old-timers at the Bureau of Customs jokingly refer to two recent cases of irregularity at Pampanga’s special economic zone as “miracles at Clark.” The term refers to the disappearance of 94 drums of seized diesel fuel that the Department of Finance had planned to sell to raise additional revenue.
As projected by business and political leaders in central and northern Luzon at the start of 2012, the regions’ economies showed improvement with more commercial activities in the provinces.
At least 2,000 Christmas revelers formed a heart-shaped chain here on Thursday night, lit candles and prayed for hope and courage for survivors of Typhoon “Pablo” in northeastern Mindanao.
By Paolo G. Montecillo
Relocating the Philippines’ major international airport to Clark Freeport, Pampanga, would not solve the problems in the country’s air transport system, the world’s biggest aviation industry group said.
By Tonette Orejas
Khym Garcia and some 2,600 people sent out love and hope to victims of killer floods in the cities of Cagayan de Oro and Iligan by forming a human chain in the shape of a heart at the parade grounds here on Wednesday night.
By Jun Malig
While still trying to appease its supervisory personnel, the Clark Development Corp. (CDC) is now faced with another labor dispute after workers of the CDC-run Mimosa Leisure Estate have voted to go on strike to protest alleged illegal deductions in their salaries and their unpaid benefits.
By Carmela Reyes-Estrope
Guiguinto, Bulacan—Even if the NorthRail contract would not push through, a railway link from Metro Manila is crucial to the development of central and northern Luzon, officials said. “A delay in the NorthRail project is also a delay in the economic progress in Central Luzon,” Felicito Payumo, chair of the Bases Conversion and Development Authority [...]