Chooks 3×3 tourney: 1 Cebu team, 11 others ready to compete in Pampanga

Glendale G. Rosal 10/17/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines— A total of 12 teams will strut their wares in the Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3×3  Invitational by TM on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at the Laus Events Centre in San Fernando, Pampanga.  The one-day invitational…

4 Cebuano cyclists seek SEA Games berths this weekend

Glendale G. Rosal 07/06/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Four Cebuanos will race head-to-head against the country’s best cyclists in the upcoming PhilCycling National Trials this weekend, July 10 to 11, 2021, at the Clark Freeport in Mabalacat, Pampanga. According to Phil Cycling…

National Road Trials: Competitive cycling shifts from Danao to Clark 

Glendale G. Rosal 07/01/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — After the highly successful 2021 Philippine National MTB XCO (Cross country) Championships in Danao City in northern Cebu last June 12, the PhilCycling will shift to the road as the National Road Trials…

Homeless man in Pampanga wows netizens in stunning makeover

Katrina Hallare 02/07/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Don’t be mistaken if you see a “celebrity” in the streets of Angeles City, Pampanga all thanks to a kind-hearted hairstylist. It was through the efforts of hairstylist Richard Strandz that a homeless man…

Police officer kills man mistaken for robber

Tonette Orejas 01/04/2021

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga, Philippines — After celebrating his daughter’s seventh birthday with his family in Santa Rita town, Pampanga province, on Saturday, Federico “Tek” Pineda accompanied his uncle home. He did not return that night.…

Flooding in Pampanga feared to worsen as river swells after Ulysses

Tonette Orejas 11/14/2020

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO–The Pampanga River, which drains 30 river systems in Central Luzon, has swelled on the heels of intense rains by Typhoon Ulysses, causing some parts to overflow, data from the Pampanga River Flood Forecasting…

First COVID-19 case in PBA bubble ‘may be false positive’—joint statement

MARK GIONGCO 10/21/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The first case of COVID-19 infection inside the PBA bubble in Pampanga “may be a case of false positive,” the league said Wednesday night. In a joint statement, the PBA and Clark Development Corporation…

TNT faces Alaska, Ginebra battles NLEX in PBA restart opener

MARK GIONGCO 10/06/2020

MANILA, Philippines — TNT and Alaska will raise the curtains on the much-awaited PBA season restart on Sunday in Clark, Pampanga. Both teams are hoping for a strong start and a deep run in their Philippine Cup…

Drive-thru communion: Pampanga priests find ways to reach flock

Tonette Orejas 08/02/2020

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga, Philippines —When quarantine rules were eased on May 16, Fr. Mario Sol Gabriel began giving the communion wafers at a “drive-through” service. He handed out the host to devotees who participated in…

Ex-solon and cult leader Ruben Ecleo Jr. now in police custody

Cathrine Gonzales - Reporter / @cgonzalesINQ 07/30/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Former Dinagat Islands Rep. Ruben Ecleo Jr., the “supreme master” of cult group Philippine Benevolent Missionaries Association (PBMA), is now in police custody after he was arrested by the police in Pampanga. Ecleo was…

Illegal hospital treating COVID-19 patients shut

Tonette Orejas 05/21/2020

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga, Philippines — The state-owned Clark Development Corp. (CDC) on Wednesday ordered the closure and full lockdown of an illegal hospital treating Chinese nationals infected with the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) inside an…

Quarantine violators in Pampanga plant vegetables as punishment

Tonette Orejas 04/19/2020

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO –– At least 35 first-time offenders of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in this Pampanga capital were punished by making them plant vegetables in the city nursery on Saturday. “We made them plant…

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