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Hundreds of Angeles, Mabalacat cops undergo COVID-19 tests as 22 rookies found positive

Jun 25, 2020 - 7:02 PM

All of Angeles and Mabalacat police are subject to rapid and swab tests

PROTOCOL. The Angeles City Police headquarters undergo disinfection. Photo from Angeles Police Facebook

Mayor shuts down Angeles City public market after vendor contracts COVID-19

Jun 24, 2020 - 7:30 PM

The head of the Rafael Lazatin Memorial Medical Center in Angeles says the vendor died before the result of his swab test came out

SHUT DOWN. A file photo from the Facebook page of the Angeles City Public Market.

80-year-old coronavirus patient found dead in Pampanga hospital

Jun 20, 2020 - 1:01 PM

An initial police report describes the patient's death as an apparent suicide but also says that the incident is still under 'further investigation.' The man died on the same day that he received his positive COVID-19 test result.

HOSPITAL. The Angeles Medical Center in Angeles City, Pampanga. Photo from the Facebook page of the Angeles Medical Center

COA tells Angeles water district to cut supply as uncollected bills hit P75M

May 31, 2020 - 9:21 PM

Among the customers that failed to pay are the city government, the city engineer's office, the city's hall of justice, and at least 23 public primary and secondary schools

Mayor, NBI bust illegal Chinese pharmacy in Angeles City

May 28, 2020 - 11:21 PM

Angeles City officials confiscate medicines and medical products with labels in Chinese characters

SUSPECTS. The alleged owner and pharmacist of the illegal Chinese pharmacy. (Photo from Facebook page of Angeles City information office.)

Angeles mayor asks gov't task force to place city under modified ECQ

May 13, 2020 - 8:22 PM

Angeles City Mayor Carmelo Lazatin Jr says the LGU's coronavirus cases continue to rise. The city also recorded two new cases this week.

ANGELES CITY. A few vehicles are on a main road in Angeles City, Pampanga, as the whole of Luzon is placed under lockdown. Photo from the City Information Office Angeles City Facebook page

Angeles City releases P37 million for hazard pay of gov't workers

Apr 23, 2020 - 2:25 PM

'This is a way for us to extend assistance to the families of the City Hall frontline workers in order for them to cope with this trying time,' says Mayor Carmelo Lazatin

HAZARD PAY. City Hall frontliners receive their hazard pay from the local government. Photo from the Angeles City Information Office

Angeles City gov't distributes P1,000 extra cash to vulnerable residents

Apr 08, 2020 - 12:41 PM

It is on top of the P5,000 cash assistance selected residents will receive from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) under the government's P200-billion Special Amelioration Program

Tricycles parked in front of a commercial building are being disinfected as part of the Angeles City government's measures against COVID-19. Photo courtesy of the City Information Office

Angeles mayor orders hospital closure for admitting coronavirus patient from QC

Mar 29, 2020 - 11:54 AM

(2nd UPDATE) Interior Secretary Eduardo Año orders the 'immediate reopening' of the Philippine Rehabilitation Institute Medical Center (PRIMC), Angeles City's designated COVID-19 center

Photo from PRI Medical Center/Facebook

No coronavirus death in Angeles City, says mayor

Mar 22, 2020 - 7:02 PM

Mayor Carmelo 'Pogi' Lazatin, Jr. issues the statement after a photo supposedly showing a casket being taken out of a hospital's COVID-19 isolation room was posted on Facebook and circulated, sowing fear among Angeles residents

Tricycles parked in front of a commercial building are being disinfected as part of the Angeles City government’s measures against COVID-19. Photo courtesy of the City Information Office

Angeles City imposes 10-hour curfew to minors

Mar 18, 2020 - 12:04 AM

Strict border closures causes kilometer-long traffic jams into neighboring towns and cities

TRAFFIC JAM. Long lines of vehicles that are inspected one-by-one at the checkpoint along the Angeles City's border with Magalang town. Photo courtesy of City Information Office

LWUA: Angeles City Water District spends P28M yearly on 'ineffective' UV disinfectant

Feb 27, 2020 - 10:31 AM

Local Water Utilities Administration's Jeci Lapus says ACWD's ' make a thorough engineering study and post-project evaluation on the beneficial use of UV disinfectant had cost the government more'

Former CPP and NPA chief Rodolfo Salas arrested in Angeles City

Feb 18, 2020 - 10:36 AM

(UPDATED) Salas headed the Communist Party of the Philippines at the peak of the communist insurgency in the mid-1980s

Angeles City cops seize P6.8-million shabu in buy-bust operation

Dec 28, 2019 - 2:50 PM

The suspect, Michael Balingit, is among the high-value targets in the campaign against illegal drugs in Angeles City

BUY-BUST. 13 plastics of suspected methamphetamine hydrochloride were confiscated from the suspected pusher in Angeles City. Photo from Angeles City police

Korean man charged with murder of live-in partner

Dec 17, 2019 - 5:13 PM

The decomposing body of the victim, who was also a Korean, is found inside a condominium in Angeles City

PDEA arrests Fil-Am DJ, American tourist in Pampanga buy-bust

Oct 24, 2019 - 2:45 PM

Agents of PDEA Central Luzon nab the suspects at the red light district of Barangay Balibago

Photo from Shutterstock

Angeles City shuts down Chinese-operated POGO firm

Oct 12, 2019 - 2:58 PM

City Hall closes a POGO company which had no business permit and was not paying business taxes

PAGE 2019 (the Phil-Asian Gaming Expo) at SMX Convention Center in Pasay on July 12-14, 2019. Photo by Rappler

Gov't doctors, nurses in Angeles City not observing work hours dared to resign

Oct 01, 2019 - 2:20 PM

Angeles City Mayor Carmelo Lazatin Jr says if the city health employees cannot comply with the mandatory working hours, they should quit their jobs

QUIET. A generic file photo of a rural health unit.

Cagayan de Oro mayor's son arrested in drug bust

Jul 03, 2019 - 5:42 PM

Sean Moreno is arrested with 7 other suspects in Angeles City, Pampanga, in possession of party drugs

2 days before end of gun ban, barangay chairman ambushed in Angeles City

Jun 12, 2019 - 4:45 PM

The chairman of Barangay Amsic in Angeles City in Pampanga survives an attack by motorcycle-riding suspects

Couple gets 32-year jail time, P5-M fine for online child pornography

Jun 04, 2019 - 9:32 PM

'Child pornography is a detestable act that every society must seek to eliminate. The offenses involve sexual gratification at the expense of children, the supposed future shapers of our country,' the court decision says

Kapampangan inmates helped make this Binibining Pilipinas candidate's national costume

May 14, 2019 - 8:19 PM

Emma Tiglao's costume 'Fe Esperanza Caridad' by Richie Sabinian is made with the help of the inmates from the Angeles City Jail

Political insider to challenge 2 dynasties in Angeles City

May 12, 2019 - 11:02 PM

Former city councilor Alexander Cauguiran is out to challenge the prominent political clans of Nepomuceno and Lazatin for Angeles City’s mayoral race

Angeles City cops gun down 3 motorcycle-riding men

Apr 21, 2019 - 3:16 PM

A 4th still-unidentified suspect is able to flee on foot

Computer technician gets life term for online trafficking in Pampanga

Apr 13, 2019 - 1:40 PM

Judge Katrina Nora Buan-Factora does not give merit to the defense of Christian Chaneco that he just did his job as a computer technician and acted upon the order of his clients

GUILTY. Christian Chaneco, 26, breaks down after hearing his life sentence. Photo courtesy of International Justice Mission

'Oplan Katok' nets loose firearms, explosives in Angeles City

Mar 30, 2019 - 4:28 PM

None of the owners of the surrendered guns and explosives are arrested nor charged

Shabu worth P4.8-M seized in Angeles City

Mar 29, 2019 - 5:24 PM

Cops arrest a woman selling a kilogram of shabu during a buy-bust operation in her home in Barangay Balibago, Angeles City

Bong Go: Don’t vote for me if I used gov’t resources for Senate bid

Feb 12, 2019 - 5:57 PM

But the former Duterte aide refuses to say who is funding his campaign

WAIT FOR SPENDING REPORT. Administration bet Bong Go tells journalists in Angeles City on February 12, 2019, he will report his campaign financiers and expenses. This document, however, is required by the Comelec only after the elections. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Korean tourist arrested in Pampanga for grave coercion

Feb 09, 2019 - 3:02 PM

(UPDATED) Kim Yooshik and two other Koreans residing in Angeles City allegedly tried to threaten an Angeles City bar owner to turn over her business to them

Cops seize P1M worth of marijuana in Angeles City buy-bust

Dec 15, 2018 - 2:16 PM

Police arrest Jayvee Canillo and his 3 companions after he was caught selling marijuana to an undercover cop


Angeles City road rage suspect a businessman-singer, not lawmaker

Nov 14, 2018 - 3:35 PM

The suspect is arrested at a bar in Tarlac City. Earlier, Pampanga 1st District Representative Carmelo Lazatin II denied any involvement in the incident.

Pampanga congressman denies involvement in road rage incident

Nov 13, 2018 - 3:45 PM

Pampanga 1st District Representative Carmelo Lazatin II says the protocol license plate used by the man in the video was issued during the previous 16th Congress, when he was not a congressman yet

Police seize P4M worth of shabu in Pampanga buy-bust

Jun 08, 2018 - 12:48 PM

The suspect, Jay-Ann Salonga, is arrested after handing illegal drugs to an undercover cop and an informant posing as buyers

BUY-BUST. Police present the items they recovered during a drug buy-bust operation in Barangay Cutud, Angeles City in Pampanga on June 7, 2018. Photo courtesy of PRO3 PIO

Angeles City impresses national selectors in PNG rugby 7s tournament

May 22, 2018 - 5:24 PM

Makati City prevails in the women's division of the tournament

STAR TALENT. Philippine Volcano and Angeles City Captain Jonel Madrona was awarded Most Valuable Player for the Men's division. Photo from Philippine Rugby Football Union

Actor Baron Geisler arrested after threatening brother-in-law with knife

Mar 06, 2018 - 12:11 PM

(UPDATED) The actor says he got fed up as his brother-in-law and other members of his family were 'always ganging up' on him

IN JAIL. Actor Baron Geisler in a detention cell at the Police Station 3 in Pulung Maragul village, Angeles City in Pampanga on March 6, 2018 Photo by Jun A. Malig/Rappler

Angeles City mayor to demand payment from Sanofi over Dengvaxia crisis

Dec 11, 2017 - 10:32 PM

Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan, who is also national president of the city mayors' league, says Sanofi made a 'reckless assault on the human rights' of children

ANGERED. Edgardo Pamintuan wants accountability from Sanofi Pasteur. Photo from Pamintuan

Arrest warrant out vs Angeles City cops in Korean kidnap, extortion

Oct 11, 2017 - 4:28 PM

The 7 policemen are accused of kidnapping and extorting from 3 Koreans in Pampanga in December 2016

REPRIMAND. In this photo from February 2017, PNP Director General Ronald dela Rosa rebukes the 7 cops accused of kidnapping and robbing 3 Korean tourists in Angeles City in December 2016. Photo by Jun A. Malig/Rappler

Pampanga court dismisses sex trafficking case vs Japanese tourist

Sep 28, 2017 - 8:17 PM

The judge says the court had no other recourse but to exonerate Michihiro Suzumura, as the information dated July 28 by Assistant City Prosecutor Mark Oliver Sison fails to establish the existence of probable cause against Suzumura in violating Republic Act 9208

Suspects plead not guilty in Jee Ick Joo kidnap-slay case

May 31, 2017 - 7:49 PM

Supt Rafael Dumlao III SPO4 Roy Villegas Jerry Omlang and Gerardo Santiago all enter not guilty pleas before Judge Irineo Pangilinan Jr at the Regional Trial Court Branch 58 on Wednesday afternoon May 31

VLOG: Fire engulfs Yokohama tire factory in Pampanga

May 14, 2017 - 6:09 PM

Fire erupts at the Yokohama Tire Philippines factory in Clark Pampanga around 3:30 pm on Sunday Rappler s David Lozada files this video blog

FIRE ONGOING. The fire alarm level in Yokohama Tire Philippines in Clark, Angeles City is still unclear as of posting. Photo by David Lozada/ Rappler

Suspect in Korean kidnap-slay a no-show in scheduled arraignment

Apr 19, 2017 - 9:56 PM

Only two of the 7 suspects listed in the original Department of Justice DOJ resolution regarding Jee’s case are able to attend the scheduled arraignment

FACING THE COURT. SPO3 Ricky Sta. Isabel is escorted by National Bureau of Investigation agents and policemen at the Angeles City Hall of Justice. Photo by Jun A. Malig

The story behind the photos of tourists posing on Pampanga crosses

Apr 14, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Netizens condemn the desecration of religious symbols as photos spread online

ON THE CROSS. Three of the photos shared on Mandaue City Mayor Luigi R. Quisumbing's Facebook page show people posing on the cross. Screen shot from Facebook.

Ex-Angeles City mayor gets 12 years for illegal donation to NGO

Mar 31, 2017 - 9:18 AM

Abelardo Pamintuan Jr president of Kapanalig Angeles City is also convicted of the two counts of graft for receiving the motor vehicle from former Angeles City mayor Francis Nepomuceno

Korean vs Korean in Pampanga? Cops say yes

Mar 06, 2017 - 9:00 PM

The Pampanga police file a criminal complaint against Jung Young Hun before an Angeles prosecutor

KIDNAPPING CHARGES. Jung Young Hun alias 'Tomas' was last publicly visible on January 31, 2017 when he attended the case conference with investigators as a witness. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

LIVE: Senate hearing on 'tokhang for ransom'

Feb 23, 2017 - 7:52 AM

South Korean businessman Jee Ick Joo reportedly was a victim of tokhang for ransom and died in the hands of the Philippine police

Kidnapping, robbery charges eyed vs Korean tipster in Pampanga

Feb 08, 2017 - 5:34 PM

The Korean tipster gets a 10 cut from illegal police operations says the Central Luzon police chief

TIPSTER? Thomas Jung, the Korean identified by Central Luzon Police as working with scalawag cops, attends the case conference with investigators on Tuesday, January 31, to file his statements as a witness. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Bato admonishes, ‘punishes’ 7 cop suspects in Korean rob-extort case

Feb 01, 2017 - 6:43 PM

UPDATED Dela Rosa is unable to control himself and repeatedly hurls invectives at the cop suspects Still unsatisfied he punishes them with a difficult push up type position

FRONT LEANING POSITION. Dela Rosa orders the 7 policemen-suspects to do several minutes of a difficult punishment position. Photo by Jun A. Malig/Rappler

2 of 7 cops in robbery-extortion of Koreans clean after all

Feb 01, 2017 - 5:46 PM

Findings of the multi unit police special investigation task group show that PO3 Goemerson Evangelista and PO3 Arnold Nagayo were not among the 7 policemen of the Angeles City Police Station 5 who allegedly victimized 3 Korean tourists

REPRIMAND. Police Director General Ronald 'Bato'€ dela Rosa lectures officials of the Angeles City Police Office about proper supervision of their men. Photo by Jun A. Malig/Rappler

DOJ subpoenas 5 cops, 4 others in new probe into Korean's murder

Feb 01, 2017 - 5:34 PM

The reinvestigation of Jee Ick Joo s case – as ordered by an Angeles City court – starts on Friday February 3

BACK TO SQUARE ONE. The justice department conducts another preliminary investigation into the kidnapping and murder of Korean businessman Jee Ick Joo, after a Pampanga court granted the plea of prime suspect SPO3 Ricky Sta Isabel, shown here escorted from the Angeles City Hall of Justice on January 30, 2016. Photo by Jun Malig/Rappler

Philippine Constabulary, Andanar, ceasefire | Evening wRap

Jan 31, 2017 - 8:31 PM

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