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Remulla asks IATF to allow couples on motorcycles

May 21, 2020 - 2:57 PM

On IATF guidelines against backriding on motorcycles, Cavite Governor Jonvic Remulla says: 'Para sa marami, ang polisiyang ito lamang ang humahadlang para sila ay makabalik sa trabaho'

'RECOSINDER BACKRIDING.' Hundreds of motorcycle riders neglect the proper physical distancing as they crowd a road heading a checkpoint near the Zapote-Alabang intersection at the boundary of Bacoor, Cavite and Las Pinas City on May 20, 2020. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Remulla orders Cavite malls closed for failing to ensure physical distancing

May 18, 2020 - 7:53 AM

The governor also calls out residents who abused their quarantine passes and work permits on the first two days of easing the lockdown

PHYSICAL DISTANCING. SM Hypermart, Patindig Araw, Imus City. Photo by Dennis Abrina/Rappler

DOH accredits Cavite coronavirus testing facility

May 09, 2020 - 9:52 AM

'Time to implement our healing strategy,' says Governor Jonvic Remulla, who announced the certification issued by the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine to the De La Salle Medical and Health Sciences Institute in Dasmariñas

CERTIFIED CORONAVIRUS TESTING CENTER. The De La Salle Medical and Health Sciences Institute in Dasmariñas, Cavite. Photo from the De La Salle Medical and Health Sciences Institute website

Cavite town takes back rice aid from 4Ps families hours after distribution

May 02, 2020 - 10:18 PM

Recipients of the aid at a housing project in Naic say the distribution was led by the mayor and covered by a TV station

AID EVENT. The relief distribution at Ericka Louise Ville in Naic, Cavite on April 30, 2020. Photo sourced by Rappler

Cavite town opens hospital with COVID-19 ward

May 02, 2020 - 8:10 AM

The 2-story Noveleta Public Hospital can accommodate 20 coronavirus patients

PREPARATION. The New Noveleta Public Hospital (inspected by Mayor Dino Chua, left), which opens on May 2, 2020, can accommodate 20 coronavirus patients. Photo by Dennis Abrina/Rappler

Cavite targets 15,000 coronavirus tests a day with help from 3 universities

Apr 30, 2020 - 4:13 PM

It is more than the government's missed target – 8,000 tests a day – for April

TARGETED TESTING. Cavite conducts targeted testing among residents considered 'high vectors of disease' after completing tests among probable cases. File photo by Dennis Abrina

Kawit, Cavite placed under extreme enhanced community quarantine

Apr 15, 2020 - 8:48 PM

Mayor Angelo Aguinaldo says this is to ensure that the coronavirus does not spread in their town of nearly 84,000 people after their first COVID-19 case was confirmed last week

An interagency effort composed of the PNP, Philippine Marines and Army restrict un-necessary travelers to pass through the Coastal Road toll gate at the boundaries of Parañaque and Las Piñas cities from Cavite on March 17, 2020, as part of the stricter no travel policy of the enhanced community quarantine. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Cavite starts 'mass testing' for coronavirus

Apr 14, 2020 - 6:23 PM

'Expect the positive cases to increase but expect also the spread of the virus to decrease,' Governor Jonvic Remulla tells Cavite residents

Cavite opens Rapid COVID Testing Center. - Cavite province starts their mass testing of COVID-19 positive cases, Tuesday at Salawag Elementary School in Dasmarinas City. Local Health Authority here reiterated that the said Rapid Novel Corona Virus Testing Hub can accomodate around 30 cases a day with the result at most in 48 hours. Cavite has 103 positive cases as of April 12, 2020. Photo by Dennis Abrina

Cavite set to conduct mass coronavirus testing

Apr 12, 2020 - 8:45 PM

Cavite Governor Jonvic Remulla says nearly 2 million people should be tested in the province, which has a population of around 3.68 million

Day 19 of Enhanced Community Quarantine in Cavite. - Residents pass through a disinfection tent installed by DPWH at a checkpoint area in Marulas, Kawit, Cavite as a precautionary measure against COVID-19, Thursday, April 2, 2020. ( Dennis Abrina)

Remulla warns Cavite's cockfight aficionados in the time of coronavirus

Apr 12, 2020 - 6:01 PM

Cavite Governor Jonvic Remulla says apprehended individuals will be detained along with common criminals

COCKFIGHT. Cockfighting remains popular in the Philippines. Image from Shutterstock.com

[FRONTLINERS] After being infected, losing a loved one: Cavite doctor won't stop treating COVID-19 patients

Apr 08, 2020 - 8:45 PM

The coronavirus brought unimaginable darkness to Dr Cherry Abu's life. She got infected, lost her mother-in-law to the disease, and suffered discrimination. But these won't stop her from returning to the front lines.

Cavite 'one step away' from operating own coronavirus test lab – Remulla

Apr 07, 2020 - 5:33 PM

The province adjacent to Metro Manila, the epicenter of coronavirus outbreak in the country, has 77 cases as of April 7

VIRUS. This photo shows the form of the novel coronavirus. Photo from Shutterstock

Remulla asks Duterte to extend subsidy to Cavite's middle-income families

Apr 06, 2020 - 5:26 PM

(UPDATED) 'They are often overlooked. They pay the most taxes. They keep our economy alive,' Cavite Governor Jonvic Remulla says in a letter to President Rodrigo Duterte

Day 19 of Enhanced Community Quarantine in Cavite. - Residents pass through a disinfection tent installed by DPWH at a checkpoint area in Marulas, Kawit, Cavite as a precautionary measure against COVID-19, Thursday, April 2, 2020. ( Dennis Abrina)

PNP files complaint vs Cavite town mayor for 'causing coronavirus scare'

Mar 28, 2020 - 3:58 PM

(UPDATED) The Cavite City government has complained to the PNP that Noveleta Mayor Dino Reyes Chua is allegedly behind a Facebook page that posted unverified information on a coronavirus case in the city

CAVITE TOWN MAYOR. Noveleta Mayor Dino Chua Reyes addresses his constituents in a video message on March 27, 2020. Screenshot from Mayor Dino Reyes' video posted on his Facebook page

Cavite records 7 new coronavirus cases

Mar 26, 2020 - 4:26 PM

Five of the new cases are residents of Imus City. The two others are residents of Dasmariñas and General Trias.

General Trias government continuing disenfecting public places such as plaza, terminals, public market, cityhall to combat COVID-19 Epidemic. (Dennis Abrina)

Cavite town mayor infected with coronavirus

Mar 24, 2020 - 9:14 PM

Mayor Junio Dualan of Naic town says he got himself tested after learning that a mayor from Bulacan province, who attended the same event as he did, tested positive

Photo from Naic-Dualan FB page

Cavite records 10 coronavirus cases, 1 dead

Mar 20, 2020 - 6:40 PM

Cavite Governor Jonvic Remulla says a 76-year-old man died at a health facility in the province


Cavite Economic Zone shuts down as coronavirus cases increase in province

Mar 20, 2020 - 6:25 PM

Cavite Governor Jonvic Remulla welcomes the decision to shut down the ecozone for health and safety reasons, but urges PEZA and DOLE to address compensation issues

TEMPORARY SHUTDOWN. The Cavite Economic Zone. Screenshot from Google Street View


Cavite confirms 6th coronavirus case

Mar 18, 2020 - 7:35 PM

Cavite Governor Jonvic Remulla gets swabbed for coronavirus. 'I am now considered a Person Under Monitoring.'

Remulla allows P2P buses to pick up Cavite commuters from PITX

Mar 17, 2020 - 10:12 PM

The move comes as hundreds of passengers from Cavite were stranded at the Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange on Tuesday, March 17

PASSENGERS. File photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Cavite province under community quarantine, state of calamity due to coronavirus

Mar 16, 2020 - 3:03 PM

(UPDATED) A province-wide curfew from 8pm to 5am also takes effect on Tuesday, March 17

COVID-19 Updates and Measures by the Municipal Government of Carmona. Photo by Carmona Municipal Information, Tourism, Culture and Arts Office

WATCH: Swamped by traffic, cops resort to random checks

Mar 15, 2020 - 4:25 PM

Police in one checkpoint where hundreds pass in an hour don't check all the people going in and out of Metro Manila despite the declared 'community quarantine'

RANDOM CHECKS. Police officers man the Cavite-Las Pinas boundary along Zapote Road in Las Pinas as the monthlong community quarantine of Metro Manila starts on March 15, 2020. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Cavite confirms 2nd coronavirus case

Mar 15, 2020 - 10:19 AM

Governor Jonvic Remulla says the patient is a medical practitioner

Cavite shortens school year, puts graduation rites on hold amid virus risks

Mar 13, 2020 - 4:53 PM

The shorter school calendar covers only public grade schools and high schools. Private schools may use their discretion in adjusting their school calendars

 SHORTENED SCHOOL YEAR. Public schools in Cavite will end the school year 2019-2020 earlier than usual to get students and teachers out of the way possible coronavirus spread, according to Governor Jonvic Remulla. File photo of the Gov. Ferrer Memorial National High School in General Trias City by Dennis Abrina

Cavite confirms first positive case of coronavirus

Mar 10, 2020 - 2:49 PM

(UPDATED) Cavite Governor Jonvic Remulla urges local government units to be transparent in disclosing information about coronavirus cases

Megaworld launches new condo project at Maple Grove in Cavite

Feb 24, 2020 - 3:05 PM

The 16-storey La Cassia Residences, set for completion in 2025, will have 238 units

Bacoor reclamation plan questioned at Ombudsman

Feb 19, 2020 - 1:35 PM

Bacoor City Mayor Lani Mercado Revilla says there are no activities yet and that the city's reclamation plan is still in the stage of securing permits

RECLAMATION. Fishermen's group PAMALAKAYA files a complaint before the Office of the Ombudsman on February 17, 2020, against the reclamation plan of Bacoor City local government. Photo courtesy of PAMALAKAYA

Cavite-Laguna Expressway to start toll collection on February 10

Feb 06, 2020 - 7:50 PM

The first 10.7-kilometer segment of the Cavite-Laguna Expressway will begin charging toll after 3 months of operations

TOLL COLLECTION STARTS. The Cavite-Laguna Expressway will now charge a toll fee from motorists. Photo by Lisa Marie David/Rappler

WATCH: Cavite coffee farmers struggle to rise from the ashes

Jan 30, 2020 - 10:05 PM

Ashfall from Taal Volcano destroys hectares of coffee trees in Amadeo, Cavite

No more parole for ex-Dasmariñas vice mayor convicted of murder, kidnapping

Jan 26, 2020 - 7:41 PM

The Court of Appeals also acquits one of the defendants in the 2008 kidnap-slay which was led by former Dasmariñas vice mayor Victor Carungcong

File photo from the Court of Appeals website

Who was prepared for the Taal Volcano emergency? Cavite

Jan 24, 2020 - 8:30 AM

All its 23 towns and cities now host evacuees from Batangas

Take that, trolls! In Batangas, Robredo embraces the ‘Leni Lugaw’ tag

Jan 21, 2020 - 9:12 PM

The Vice President also gives pan de sal to the evacuees, sending a message to her critic and administration propagandist Mocha Uson

Vice President Leni Robredo holds up the "Lugaw Leni" sign during her visit to Brgy. Bolbok, Tuy, Batangas on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. Here, VP Leni herself served merienda for residents affected by the Taal Volcano's unrest. The sign was placed by the staff at the lugaw and pandesal station, making light of one of the most overused troll comments against the Vice President. (Photo by Charlie Villegas / OVP)

Robredo returns to Batangas, Cavite to give more aid to Taal evacuees

Jan 21, 2020 - 8:36 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo also gives evacuees a bowl of porridge and pan de sal aside from the food packs, hygiene kits, sleeping mattresses, and blankets she donated

'LUGAW NI LENI.' Vice President Leni Robredo hands out bowls of porridge to evacuees staying in Tuy, Batangas due to the eruption of the Taal Volcano. Photo by Charlie Villegas/OVP

WATCH: Life inside an evacuation center amid Taal Volcano’s unrest

Jan 16, 2020 - 9:21 PM

Evacuees value their properties and their animals. But nothing, they emphasize, is as valuable as life.

TEMPORARY SHELTER. Hundreds of evacuees from Taal Volcano's unrest settle at a tent camp in Alfonso, Cavite. Photo by Charles Salazar/Rappler

WATCH: Taal Volcano evacuees arrive in Dasmariñas, Cavite

Jan 16, 2020 - 4:36 PM

Cavite province takes in some 15,000 evacuees from neighboring Batangas, and allots P15 million in calamity funds to assist them

FROM BATANGAS. Some 15,000 evacuees take shelter in Dasmariñas, Cavite, following the eruption of the Taal Volcano. Rappler screenshot

Cavite declares state of calamity due to Taal Volcano eruption

Jan 15, 2020 - 8:07 PM

The Cavite provincial government allocates P15 million, mainly for evacuation centers housing evacuees from neighboring Batangas

STATE OF CALAMITY. Ashfall brought about by the Taal Volcano eruption affects houses in Silang, Cavite. Photo from Christian De Ramos

Calabarzon residents have no management plan for volcanic eruptions – survey

Jan 15, 2020 - 9:00 AM

On a national average, 99.80% of households surveyed across the Philippines also have no disaster management plan specific for volcanic eruption

Photo courtesy of the Philippine Air Force

Cavite lawmaker wants House probe into gov’t response to Taal eruption

Jan 14, 2020 - 12:32 PM

Congressman Elpidio Barzaga Jr also says charges should be filed against 'unscrupulous persons' who raised the prices of face masks, food, and other supplies

Evacuees get off trucks of the DPWH and PNP after evacuating from their homes due to the eruption of Taal volcano in Batangas on Monday, January 13. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Taal Volcano eruption: What we know about affected towns, cities

Jan 14, 2020 - 5:55 AM

(18th UPDATE) Here are figures showing the impact of the eruption on affected communities in Batangas and Cavite, based on the latest situation report of the NDRRMC

EVACUATION. Families at Lemery, Batangas flee their homes on Monday, January 13, 2020, due to the eruption of the Taal Volcano. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

WATCH: Volunteers save the night for Taal Volcano victims

Jan 14, 2020 - 5:30 AM

Kindhearted volunteers help ease the burden of families reeling from the wrath of the Taal Volcano

HELP. Volunteers help families affected by the Taal Volcano eruption. Screenshot from Rappler video

In disaster-hit areas, people are stepping up to help Taal Volcano victims

Jan 13, 2020 - 7:14 PM

Meanwhile, some slam the Philippine government's perceived inaction in helping evacuees and other victims

LOOK: Ashfall from Taal Volcano spreads to Calabarzon, Metro Manila

Jan 12, 2020 - 9:00 PM

(3rd UPDATE) The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology says the Taal Volcano ashfall has reached as far as Quezon City

Ashfall from the Taal Volcano was observed reaching as far Silang, Cavite on Sunday afternoon, January 12. Photo by Vea Magsaysay

2 men found dead with faces wrapped in tape inside abandoned van in Cavite

Dec 14, 2019 - 10:00 PM

Police recover two driver's licenses but they are not certain whether they belonged to the decomposing bodies found in the white van

ABANDONED. A white van containing two dead bodies is spotted in Noveleta, Cavite. Photo courtesy of PNP

Cavite City-Lawton ferry service will be free until January 31

Dec 08, 2019 - 2:28 PM

Ferry providers Seaborne Shipping Company Inc. and Shogun Ships Co. Inc. agree to serve passengers for free during the first month of operations

FREE FERRY SERVICE. The Seaborne Mercury is one of two ferry boats that will be providing free service from Cavite City to Metro Manila. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Metro Manila-Cavite ferry routes to open soon

Nov 22, 2019 - 10:23 AM

The dry run of the first phase of ferry operations, set for early December, includes routes from the Metro Star Ferry Terminal in Cavite to SM MOA and the Cultural Center of the Philippines port

NEW FERRY ROUTES. Commuters may soon be able to take a ferry service from Metro Star Ferry Terminal to a few drop-off points in Metro Manila. Photo from Wikicommons

DFA opens new consular office in Cavite

Nov 04, 2019 - 5:40 PM

The Department of Foreign Affairs' new consular office is located in SM City Dasmariñas and is open 10 am to 5 pm, from Mondays to Saturdays

NEW CONSULAR OFFICE. Foreign Undersecretary Brigido Dulay leads the inauguration of the new Department of Foreign Affairs Consular office at SM City Dasmarinas in Cavite on November 4, 2019. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Cavite-Laguna Expressway starts partial operations

Oct 30, 2019 - 8:32 PM

CALAX will be open from 6 am to 10 pm during the Undas weeked

OPEN FOR MOTORISTS. The Cavite-Laguna Expressway is expected to serve around 10,000 cars, cutting travel time from 45 minutes to 10 minutes from Mamplasan to Santa Rosa-Tagaytay Road. Photo from MPT South Management Corporation

LIST: NLEX, SCTEX, Cavitex preparations for Undas 2019

Oct 24, 2019 - 12:02 PM

The preparations include more toll collection points, suspension of roadwork, and free services for motorists

MORE TOLL BOOTHS. NLEX Corporation will add portable toll booths to manage traffic. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

LOOK: The first segment of the Cavite-Laguna Expressway

Oct 23, 2019 - 4:53 PM

The project is 90% completed, says Public Works Secretary Mark Villar

OPENING SOON. This section of the Cavite-Laguna Expressway covers the Mamplasan Exit in Biñan, Laguna. Photo by Lisa Marie David/Rappler

Cavite-Laguna Expressway passable by October 30 – DPWH

Oct 22, 2019 - 3:28 PM

Entry and exit points at Mamplasan Interchange in Biñan, Laguna, and Sta. Rosa-Tagaytay Road will be opened in time for Undas 2019

OPEN ON UNDAS. The Cavite-Laguna Expressway is set to open on October 30, and is expected to serve 10,000 motorists. Photo from MPIC website