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Japanese firm produces 10 million face masks a month at Clark factory

Jun 30, 2020 - 11:02 AM

Yokoisada (Philippines) Corporation reached its maximum production capacity for May and June at its Clark Freeport Zone factory, following the easing of quarantine measures, says the Clark Development Corporation

FACE MASK PRODUCTION. A worker of Yokoisada Philippines Corporation at a face mask factor inside Clark Freeport Zone in Pampanga. Photo from Clark Development Corporation Communications Division

PH Red Cross opens bio-molecular lab at Clark Freeport

Jun 19, 2020 - 7:04 PM

The Clark laboratory further boosts the country's COVID-19 testing capacity

BIO-MOLECULAR LAB. BCDA president and CEO Vince Dizon, Pampanga Governor Dennis Pineda and other government officials inspect the Philippine Red Cross bio-molecular laboratory at the Clark Freeport Zone. (Photo from the Clark Development Corporation)

DENR places Clark, Subic under tight watch for illegal wildlife trade

Jun 19, 2020 - 11:57 AM

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources says the strategic locations of the two freeport zones 'make them irresistible to smugglers attempting to transport wildlife poached from other countries and parts of the Philippines'

ILLEGAL TRADE. The dead juvenile bearded dragon seized at the Clark International Airport. Photo from the DENR Regional Public Affairs Office 3

CIDG files complaint vs 2 Chinese over makeshift hospital in Clark resort

May 29, 2020 - 10:12 AM

The Criminal Investigation and Detection Group Regional Field Unit 3 also files a complaint against the lessee of the villa at the Fontana Leisure Park that housed the underground hospital and pharmacy

LOCKDOWN. The Clark Development Corporation placed Fontana Leisure Park on lockdown following the discovery of an underground coronavirus hospital. Photo from Clark Development Corporation

Fontana denies involvement in illegal COVID-19 clinic, defends villa owner

May 23, 2020 - 2:41 PM

The resort operator says the Chinese suspects who allegedly ran the illegal COVID-19 clinic were released without any charges

FONTANA RESORT. The entrance to the Fontana Leisure Park in Clark Freeport, Pampanga. Photo from Fontana Leisure Park website

490 Chinese POGO workers, tenants in Clark resort tested for coronavirus

May 22, 2020 - 1:52 PM

Filipino employees and delivery boys trapped inside the locked down Fontana Leisure Parks are not included in the swab testing

SWAB TESTS. Philippine Coast Guard personnel test Chinese citizens for COVID-19 inside the Golden Pavilion of the Fontana Leisure Parks in Clark Freeport Zone. Contributed photo

Police raid underground Chinese coronavirus hospital in Clark resort

May 20, 2020 - 9:38 AM

(4th UPDATE) The Clark Development Corporation says one of the villas at the Fontana Leisure Park in Pampanga was turned into a 'makeshift medical facility' for Chinese who are suspected coronavirus patients

CLARK FREEPORT RESORT. The entraine to the Fontana Leisure Park in Clark Freeport, Pampanga. Photo from Fontana Leisure Park website

Clark, Subic free ports shut doors to foreign, local tourists

Mar 18, 2020 - 3:13 PM

Both Clark and Subic order business process outsourcing companies to provide temporary housing for their staff inside the free ports during the lockdown

3 more Chinese men nabbed for sex trafficking at Clark Freeport

Dec 07, 2019 - 8:46 AM

Nine Chinese women are rescued from a room at ON Pool Villas during the sting operation. They are at the regional social welfare office as authorities coordinate with the immigration bureau.

2 Chinese nabbed for human trafficking at Clark Freeport

Dec 04, 2019 - 3:24 PM

Central Luzon cops also rescued 14 women – 6 Vietnamese and 8 Chinese

HUMAN TRAFFICKING. A Google Maps image of the CSZ Regency Park in Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga.

4 dead in Pampanga car crash

Oct 16, 2019 - 12:36 PM

Police say the car caught fire after crashing into an open canal in Clark Freeport

P100M worth of smuggled gadgets seized in Pampanga

Jul 14, 2019 - 7:14 PM

The smuggled gadgets include 6,900 units of Vivo, Huawei, and Xiaomi phones and tablets

SMUGGLED GOODS. Task Force Aguila and Bureau of Customs personnel unload boxes containing mobile phones, tablets, and other items at Clark Freeport Zone in Pampanga. Photo by Jun Malig

Task force seizes 3 used sports cars being smuggled from Clark Freeport

Jul 11, 2019 - 7:41 PM

Task Force Aguila confiscates two other old vehicles earlier – a Ford F-150 XLT pick-up truck and a 1970 model Nissan Datsun car – allegedly brought to Angeles City and City of San Fernando from Clark Freeport Zone for restoration

SMUGGLING ATTEMPT. This is one of the two Ford Corvette Stingray sports cars seized by Task Force Aguila at Clark Freeport Zone on July 9, 2019. Photo by Jun A. Malig/Rappler

Arroyo meets with Chinese businessmen who want to invest in Clark

Aug 28, 2018 - 3:36 PM

Among the Chinese traders that Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo met with is Chuanjian Feng, a member of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference

MEETING WITH THE CHINESE. Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo poses for a picture with Chinese businessmen and officials of Clark Development Corporation. All photos from Arroyo's office

Marcos ‘son’ arrested in Clark Freeport for guns, grenades

Dec 08, 2017 - 5:58 PM

Edilberto del Carmen, who claims that his real name is Angel Ferdinand Marcos Marcos, says he's also in possession of original treaties entered into by the United States

QUESTIONED. CIDG-Pampanga officers ask Edilberto del Carmen (right) about the firearms, bullets, and hand grenades found in his rented villa in Fontana Leisure Park in Clark Freeport, Pampanga. Contributed photo

Clark Dev’t Corp chief denies corruption claims, goes on leave

Jun 29, 2017 - 5:53 PM

Because I am aware and that I adhere to the position of the President against corruption – even just hints of it – I fully submit to an impartial investigation on the allegations says CDC president and CEO Noel Manankil

LOA. CDC president and CEO Noel Manankil has taken a leave of absence beginning June 29, 2017, to allow an unimpeded investigation into corruption allegations against him. Photo from the CDC Communications Division Facebook page

Fire hits tire factory in Pampanga

May 14, 2017 - 4:44 PM

4th UPDATE The fire is declared under control at 6:10 pm on Sunday May 14

Police guard Fontana casino after shutdown

Dec 06, 2016 - 2:35 PM

Policemen have been posted at the casino to ensure that no casino gambling operation will continue and that possible evidence shall not be concealed destroyed or taken out says the CIDG Region 3 chief

CLOSED. The casino at the Fontana Leisure Park and Casino has been shut down since December 4, 2016. Photo from the official Fontana website

CDC loses P58.7-M from hotel, casino firm – COA

Nov 04, 2016 - 6:32 PM

Based on the foregoing management Clark Development Corporation has been lenient with BBAC Blue Bonnet Amusement Corporation despite its inability to develop the leased property the COA says in its report

Sindicatum's 22-MW solar power plant opens at Clark Freeport

Mar 13, 2016 - 9:26 AM

The US 40 million solar power plant will provide alternative power supply to the growing power needs of the locators in Clark

High-speed rail not needed for Clark airport?

Feb 20, 2016 - 8:00 AM

The chief of Peregrine Development International Incorporated says the claim about the need for high speed rail to service Clark International Airport is folklore

'FOLKLORE'. A high speed rail system will not be beneficial to people using the Clark airport, an American businessman claims

Phoenix Semiconductors suffers slump demand, delays Clark expansion

Jan 01, 2016 - 7:05 PM

As a result of the slump demand Phoenix Semiconductors Philippines delays expansion of its manufacturing facility at the Clark Freeport Zone in Pampanga

DELAYED. The P1-billion ($21.25-million) initial public offering of PSPC was supposed to fund its Clark facility’s expansion project

Two private equity firms to invest P7B in Clark

Nov 08, 2015 - 10:43 PM

This is one of the largest investments by foreign investors in the Philippines real estate sector and is seen to help transform Clark Freeport Zone into a new office and logistics hub

P135-million zoo, theme park to rise in Pampanga

Sep 01, 2015 - 6:41 PM

The 20 hectare development is seen to employ about 140 workers in the next 5 years Clark Development Corporation says

NEW TOURIST ATTRACTION. The P135-million ($2.89-million) project will include provision of haven for wildlife animals and establishment of a theme park

Texas Instruments to expand its Clark Freeport facility

Aug 30, 2015 - 8:04 PM

The semiconductor firm plans to invest 10 million for a new state of the art distribution center as it ramps up shipments to 1 9 million semiconductor units this quarter

Chinese yuan devaluation, 'big win' for PH BPO industry

Aug 21, 2015 - 3:00 PM

The Chinese yuan devaluation weakened the peso against the US dollar providing more value to foreign based companies invested in the Philippines CBRE Philippines says

FACTORS. CBRE Philippines' Rick Santos explains the macro economic factors that contribute to real estate's continued rise. Photo by Chris Schnabel / Rappler

More Japanese firms urged to invest in Clark

Aug 08, 2015 - 1:02 PM

Clark Premiere Industrial Park aims to reinvent solutions to help Japanese companies relocate to Clark Freeport

ENTRY TO PH. CPIP is working with the Business Development Group of Clark Development Corporation to entice Japanese firms to invest in the Philippines. File photo by Romeo Gacad / Agence France-Presse

Who’s funding 7107 Int'l Music Festival?

Feb 20, 2014 - 11:21 AM

Organizers deny links to alleged PDAF scam brains Janet Napoles but the incomes of their declared businesses aren t enough to pay American rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers

Disneyland in the Philippines?

May 08, 2012 - 12:13 AM

Filipinos have mixed feelings over the possibility of a Disneyland in the Philippines

ANOTHER ASIAN MICKEY MOUSE? It looks like we're going to see Mickey don a Barong Tagalog soon. Photo from passportchop.com