Clark International Airport to open ‘world-class’ passenger T2 in July

Marje Pelayo   •   June 9, 2021   •   228


MANILA, Philippines — Clark International Airport (CRK) will soon inaugurate its new ‘state-of-the-art’ Terminal 2.

The new facility, which is set to open for domestic operations in July this year, is expected to hold up to 12.2 million passengers. This is triple the number of the terminal’s average capacity prior to the pandemic which is only 4.2 million a year.

Following its opening for domestic operations, the terminal will open its international services in September.

On Tuesday (June 8), Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Arthur Tugade led the inspection of the new Passenger Terminal Building (PTB) at CRK in Pampanga.

He was joined by DOTr Undersecretary for Railways Timothy John Batan who discussed the terminal’s map route alignment for the North-South Commuter Railway Extension (NSCREx) project that will connect to the CRK underground station.

Tugade believes the terminal will help boost the country’s economy specifically in the tourism sector as it creates more jobs and other opportunities for Filipinos.

Moreover, Tugade said, the construction project itself generated over 1,600 jobs amid the pandemic. Job opportunities are expected to increase once the new terminal goes fully operational.

Baka para sa Bakuna: San Luis, Pampanga to raffle off cows for vaccine drive

Aileen Cerrudo   •   May 28, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — San Luis, Pampanga will raffle off cows to encourage more residents to get vaccinated.

San Luis Mayor Jayson Sagum lamented the huge percentage of residents who are hesitant about the COVID-19 vaccine due to reported cases of adverse effects.

This has prompted the local government to launch a raffle draw where only vaccinated residents will be qualified to join. Sagum said they will raffle off live cows for residents who already received the first dose.

The San Luis mayor said they welcome donations of live cows to encourage residents to get vaccinated. He also hopes that the vaccine supply will also increase in the coming months to accommodate more residents. AAC (with reports from Leslie Huidem)





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LIST: P2P Bus service schedule, fare rate from NAIA to Clark International Airport

Marje Pelayo   •   February 10, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Point-to-Point (P2P) bus service from Metro Manila to Clark International Airport has been continuously ferrying passengers since its operations resumed on February 5.

P2P shuttle buses operate from Clark Airport to Trinoma area and vice versa via Mindanao Avenue and the North Luzon Expressway (NLEx). It stops over at SM City Clark.

The operation from Clark Airport to Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) is likewise operational.

Passengers are advised to take note of the following schedules and fare rates:

  • CLARK AIRPORT to TRINOMA / NORTH EDSA (via SM City Clark,  Mindanao Avenue)

5:00 AM | 7:00 AM | 9:00 AM | 11: 00 AM | 1:00 PM | 3:00 PM | 5:00 PM | 7:00 PM


5:00 AM | 7:00 AM | 9:00 AM | 11: 00 AM | 1:00 PM | 3:00 PM | 5:00 PM | 6:30 PM

Fare: P 300 per trip

  • CLARK AIRPORT to NAIA (via SM City Clark, A. Bonifacio, Dimasalang, Lascon Ave., Manila, Osmena Hway)

4:00 AM | 6:00 AM | 8:00 AM | 10:00 AM | 12:00 NN | 2:00 PM | 4:00 PM | 5:30 PM | 7:00 PM

  • NAIA to CLARK AIRPORT (via Osmena Hway, Manila, Lacson Ave., Dimasalang, A. Bonifacio, SM City Clark)

5:00 AM | 6:00 AM | 8:00 AM | 10:00 AM | 12:00 NN | 2:00 PM | 3:00 PM | 4:00 PM | 6:00 PM

Fare: P 430 per one-way trip (Clark to NAIA 1) / P450 per one-way trip (Clark to NAIA 2 & 3)

The P2P Bus Service management reminds commuters to wear face masks and face shields, disinfect at a regular pace, and maintain physical distance throughout the journey.

For more information, please contact the following numbers:

  • Clark – 0919-072-2991 / 0949-992-5663
  • NAIA – 9190722952
  • Cubao – 0919-072-2834
  • Main Office: (02) 332-8075 loc. 106

Notorious gun-for-hire leader, driver killed in Pampanga shootout

Marje Pelayo   •   January 18, 2021

PAMPANGA, Philippines — A notorious gun-for-hire and his driver were killed in a shootout with authorities early morning Monday (January 18) in Pampanga.

Harry Mandahay, leader of the Mandahay gun-for-hire group, and Jeffrey Langilao, Mandahay’s driver and member of the same criminal group, met their demise in an encounter with members of the Highway Patrol Group and Bacolor Municipal Police Station.

The incident occurred around 2:99 a.m. Monday after the suspects’ car was cornered by mobile crews of the HPG’s Special Operations Division (SOD) and Bacolor Municipal Police Station along River Control Road in Brgy. Cabetican, Bacolor, Pampanga. 

“Refusing to surrender, Mandahay and Diamada got off their vehicle and opened fire at the operatives while attempting to escape, forcing our officers to shoot back and kill both suspects in the process,” explained HPG Director Police Brigadier General Alexander Tagum.

Recovered pieces of evidence from the crime scene include the suspect’s vehicle, a brown Toyota Corolla Altis registered to a different owner and listed as a Hold Order motor vehicle, a .45 caliber pistol, two .38 caliber revolvers, ammunition and spent shells, four plastic sachets containing suspected shabu, several IDs, and some mobile devices.

Tagum commended the efforts of the SOD personnel in coordination with the NCRPO, Bacolor MPS, Pampanga Intelligence Branch, and Pampanga 1st Provincial Mobile Force Company for the success of the operation.


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