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7-day eviction notice to Aetas ‘standard follow-up,’ says BCDA

Dec 07, 2019 - 7:30 AM

The BCDA says affected families were issued notices before, given assistance amounting to P300,000 per hectare, and relocation sites

How BCDA's multi-billion New Clark deal slipped through

Nov 26, 2019 - 12:29 PM

Conclusion: EXCLUSIVE: The favorable legal opinion of the OGCC being cited by BCDA was issued only in October 2018 – 8 months after the deal was already signed, skirting several rules, including BCDA's own guidelines

NEW CLARK SPORTS. The Aquatic Center in New Clark City in Capas, Tarlac, the site of the swimming competition for the 30th SEA Games. Photo by Angie de Silva/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

Barangay captain bet arrested over ex-La Union lawmaker Eriguel's slay

May 15, 2018 - 2:40 PM

The Philippine National Police says Felizardo Villanueva, a barangay captain candidate, is among the suspects in the killing of Eufranio Eriguel

SHOT DEAD. Former La Union congressman Eufranio Eriguel is killed while delivering a campaign speech

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

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.

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

ARRC to gov't: Bid out operations, maintenance of Clark airport, not NAIA

Feb 16, 2017 - 6:30 PM

The consortium says privatizing the operations maintenance and upgrade of NAIA would discourage the construction of a new airport

PRIVATE HANDS. The consortium of Solar group's Wilson Tieng and Sy-led Belle Corporation wants the upgrade works of the airport to be handled by private sector. Image from Clark International Airport website

Negros Occidental gov: Include drug rehab in PhilHealth coverage

Jul 15, 2016 - 6:02 PM

Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon says providing free rehabilitation to drug users who have surrendered to authorities will help sustain the anti drug campaign

WAR VS DRUGS. Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr (center) with Chief Superintendent Conrado Capa (right), director of Police Regional Office-18, and Senior Superintendent William Señoron, acting director of Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office. Photo by Marchel P. Espina/Rappler

Negros police chief urges candidates to turn over firearms

Mar 14, 2016 - 2:05 PM

Chief Superintendent Conrad Capa says local bets will not be forced to hand over their guns but are encouraged to show good faith

Cebu Pacific wants Guam, Honolulu, Melbourne in 2016 - think tank

Jan 02, 2016 - 8:13 PM

While Cebu Pacific’s long haul operations have been unprofitable in 2015 Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation says the airline s network is tracking well and could become profitable in 2016

OPTIMISTIC. CAPA says Cebu Pacific plans to launch flights to Guam, Honolulu, and Melbourne this year, despite an expected slow growth rate

Cop who criticized Purisima now Negros police chief

Nov 30, 2015 - 7:16 PM

UPDATED Chief Superintendent Conrad Capa is the officer in charge of the new Police Regional Office 18 in Bacolod City

NEGROS CHIEF. Chief Superintendent Conrad Capa is now chief of PRO 18, which has jurisdiction over Negros Occidental, Oriental, and Bacolod City. Photo courtesy of the PNP PIO

PAL boosts US, London services with 2 more Boeing jets

Jun 19, 2015 - 4:35 PM

The lease arrangement with Intrepid Aviation brings Philippine Airlines total number of planes to 78

MORE LONG-HAUL. PAL will lease to new Boeing 777-300ERs (shown in the photo) to expand its long-haul operations. Photo from Philippine Airlines, Incorporated

AirAsia: PH unit to be profitable in Q4; IPO in 2018

May 29, 2015 - 5:35 PM

AirAsia s Philippine unit is seen to go public in 2018 as it continues to remain cash positive this quarter Group CEO Tony Fernandes says

RENEWED OPTIMISM. "Philippines is already showing good growth numbers and we are targeting for the associate to be profitable in the fourth quarter of the year," CEO Tony Fernandes says. File photo by Agence France-Presse

Tigerair Philippines rebranded to Cebgo

May 11, 2015 - 12:23 PM

Cebu Pacific rebrands Tiger Airways Philippines in a bid to streamline its operations and leverage distribution channels and networks

AirAsia PH to be profitable in Q2 2015, think tank says

May 07, 2015 - 10:00 PM

After incurring losses in its first 3 years the Philippine unit of AirAsia Berhad will likely be profitable this quarter the Center for Asia Pacific Aviation says

Low cost carriers soaring in Southeast Asia

Feb 20, 2015 - 10:48 AM

Low cost carriers are still driving most of the growth in Southeast Asia and would continue through 2015 a Sydney based aviation think tank says

Do you know them? They walked with Saint John Paul

Jan 12, 2015 - 3:09 PM

We’re counting on social media to help us find these people who have ‘walked with a saint’ – 9 individuals who were part of Pope John Paul II’s convoy when he visited the Philippines in 1995 Do you know any of them?

Think tank: PAL to book losses until 2015

Nov 06, 2014 - 11:55 PM

The parent firm of flag carrier Philippine Airlines will continue to book losses until 2015 due to its ambitious fleet renewal program an aviation think tank says

In Photos: World Teachers' Day in the boondocks

Oct 05, 2014 - 10:49 AM

They are not expecting thank you cards from their students on World Teachers Day Instead they are worried about the few remaining paper they have for the kids to use shrinking pencils they lend to the students the few crayons they have left and chalk to use on what was supposed to be a window

PNP general heads unit vs most wanted criminals

Apr 07, 2014 - 4:53 PM

The new head of Task Force Tugis Chief Superintendent Edgardo Ladao served as the top cop in Central Luzon for almost 2 years

TUGIS HEAD. Chief Superintendent Edgardo Ladao is named new head of Task Force Tugis. File photo courtesy of PNP PRO 3

Aquino slams Delfin Lee captor for 'disservice' to PNP

Apr 01, 2014 - 11:57 AM

Speaking before policemen the President takes potshots at the police officer who arrested businessman Delfin Lee

MOVED. Barely a week after the arrest of wanted businessman Delfin Lee, Senior Supt Conrad Capa is "relieved" and reassigned to the Cebu Regional Office. Photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

PNP denies 'insubordination' probe vs Capa

Mar 21, 2014 - 5:12 PM

Relieved Task Force Tugis head Conrad Capa says he is okay with PNP contemplating sanctions against him since any case would not prosper

MAKING AMENDS? Relieved Task Force Tugis head Senior Superintendent Conrad Capa says he's willing to make amends with Chief PNP Director General Alan Purisima after the former blasted him for "misleading" the public. Photos of Capa, Purisima by Rappler

Aquino: Brace for arrest of high-profile fugitive

Mar 19, 2014 - 3:25 PM

President Benigno Aquino III defends the Philippine National Police which is facing criticism for the irregularities of Delfin Lee s arrest

PNP lied to Palace, says sacked Delfin Lee captor

Mar 18, 2014 - 8:12 AM

The belligerent Senior Supt Conrad Capa continues to speak against his boss despite instructions to stop talking to the media

'WORRISOME' LIES. Sacked Task Force Tugis head Senior Superintendent Conrad Capa says he will continue to "expose" the "disfunctions" in the PNP, even if it comes at a price. File photo by Rappler

Delfin Lee's arresting officer: Purisima misleading public

Mar 14, 2014 - 5:57 PM

SSupt Conrad Capa says he s taking the controversy heartbreak and disappointment in stride Besides he adds You do not say no to the boss

SEVERED TIES? Former Task Force Tugis head SSupt Conrad Capa says his boss, Chief PNP Director General Alan Purisima is "inaccurate, misleading" when he says Capa's move to Cebu is for a "promotion." Photos of Capa, Purisima by Rappler

Officer who led Delfin Lee arrest 'relieved'

Mar 13, 2014 - 3:48 PM

But PNP chief says it s a promotion to be moving him to Cebu

MOVED. Barely a week after the arrest of wanted businessman Delfin Lee, Senior Supt Conrad Capa is "relieved" and reassigned to the Cebu Regional Office. Photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

Cebu Pacific sees no regulatory issue in Tigerair deal

Jan 09, 2014 - 9:13 PM

This despite concerns the deal will harm competition in the local aviation industry

Images from EPA

Cebu Pacific-Tigerair deal: Good or bad for PH aviation?

Jan 08, 2014 - 9:32 AM

Centre for Aviation says new players are needed to improve long term growth prospects of the local aviation industry

Photo courtesy of Airbus

PH has highest budget airline penetration in SE Asia

Oct 07, 2013 - 11:10 AM

With local budget carriers accounting for 67 of the local airline market the Philippines has the highest penetration rate in Southeast Asia

Think tank: Few synergies between PAL, ANA

Jul 25, 2013 - 12:22 PM

If ANA of Japan were interested to access the low cost carrier market in the Philippines said PAL would be a complicated choice says CAPA

EASTERN CONNECTION. San Miguel looking to tap All Nippon Airways as strategic partner in PAL. File photo by AFP/Jay Directo

Competition among PH airlines heats up

Apr 05, 2013 - 12:13 PM

The long haul market is set to heat up as local airlines look toward long haul destinations

NEW COMPETITION. Competition to international markets are heating up as airlines target long haul routes. Photo by AFP

PH budget airline market eases with AirPhil's rebranding

Mar 24, 2013 - 1:00 PM

An aviation expert says the rebranding of PAL s budget arm into a full service carrier will ease competition in the saturated market

LCC market has been over-saturated leading to very high competition

PH low-cost carrier market 'saturated' - CAPA

Jan 04, 2013 - 12:07 PM

Philippines low cost carriers look abroad as the domestic markets becomes over crowded

2012 YEARENDER: Budget airlines rule Philippine skies

Dec 30, 2012 - 12:01 AM

The year 2012 put the global spotlight on the Philippine aviation industry largely due to the phenomenal performance of the low cost carriers both flying domestic and international routes