Clark Air Base - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Clark Air Base


Environment group lauds VFA termination, cites toxic waste U.S. troops left behind

Feb 13, 2020 - 8:29 PM

Ending the key military pact with the US is the first step towards exacting justice for thousands of Filipinos whose health suffered because of the hazardous waste the US military left behind in its former bases, says Kalikasan

ENVIRONMENT HAZARD. The activist group Kalikasan lauds the termination of the Philippines' Visiting Forces Agreement with the US, which allowed for military exercises that were an environment hazard, the group says. File photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Military plane catches fire at takeoff from Clark Air Base

Mar 27, 2019 - 1:35 PM

(UPDATED) All 122 passengers and crew members are safe after firefighters immediately responded to the scene

BIG PLANE. A C130 catches fire at takeoff from Clark Airbase in Pampanga. File photo by Carmela Fonbuena/Rappler

WATCH: Philippine Air Force now has 6 fighter jets

Feb 22, 2017 - 3:44 PM

Two brand new FA 50 jets of the Philippine Air Force arrive on Wednesday February 22

PH Air Force gets 2 more fighter jets

Dec 01, 2016 - 11:04 PM

The fighter jets are given a water cannon salute at the Clark Airbase in Pampanga

NOW THERE ARE FOUR. Korea Aerospace Industries has delivered 4 of the 12 fighter jets acquired by the Philippine Air Force. PAF photo

PH wish: Regain status as leading air force in the region

Jul 02, 2015 - 10:00 AM

President Aquino recalls the Congo mission in the 1960s when Philippine fighter jets helped deal with secessionists and secure the airspace of Congo

DECEMBER DELIVERY. President Benigno Aquino III checks out a model of the FA-50 fighter jet during the 68th anniversary celebration of the Philippine Air Force. Malacañang photo

Spy plane trip to West PH Sea sign of US 'commitment' to Asian pivot

Mar 01, 2015 - 9:03 PM

The US 7th Fleet says the new P 8A aircraft is part of the Navy s commitment to the Pacific rebalance bringing latest technology to US 7th Fleet to ensure the U S is best postured to honor its commitment to regional security and stability

BILATERAL PATROL MISSION: Filipino pilots pose with aircrew members of Combat Air Crew Four and a P-8A Poseidon. US Navy photo

3,740 security force deployed to secure APEC in Clark

Jan 17, 2015 - 4:58 PM

To ensure readiness of personnel who will be tapped for the APEC event police personnel undergo extensive training

Ghost hunting in the PH? Here are 7 places

Oct 29, 2013 - 10:03 AM

Thinking of ghost hunting this long weekend? Here are some suggestions

INFERNO. Firefighters and investigators inspect the debris-strewn dance floor following a deadly fire which turned the packed "Ozone" disco into an inferno, killing about 150 teenagers in 1996. AFP Photo