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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

CAVITE Provincial Veterinary Office staff and volunteers on January 18, 2020, rescue and treat animals affected by the Taal Volcano eruption. Photo courtesy of Cavite PIO

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

(16th 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

Dasmariñas, Cavite tests positive for African swine fever

Oct 18, 2019 - 12:41 PM

Cavite Governor Jonvic Remulla says a small pig population in 2 barangays have shown signs of African swine fever

WATCH: New PH amphibious assets join U.S., Japan in military drills

Oct 12, 2019 - 8:50 PM

The KAMANDAG 3 joint exercises between the Philippine and US marines marks a significant leap forward in the country's amphibious assault capability with the deployment of its brand new assets

NEW ASSETS. The Philippine Marines along with their US and Japanese counterparts participate in the Amphibious landing exercise during the KAMANDAG 2019 drills at Marine Base Gregorio Lim in Ternate, Cavite on October 12, 2019. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

39 Chinese workers in Cavite hospitalized for 'food poisoning'

Sep 26, 2019 - 7:10 PM

Police say the Chinese workers reportedly complained of 'abdominal pain' after they ate at the 'in-house canteen' of the company where they worked

6 new railways to look out for

Sep 10, 2019 - 12:45 AM

Will we see these railways completed within the lifetime of the current administration?

Construction of LRT1 Cavite extension's foundation begins

Sep 02, 2019 - 4:25 PM

Light Rail Manila Corporation starts piling works at the planned Dr Santos Station in Parañaque City as September 2019 begins

After 19 years of waiting, piling works for the Light Rail Transit (LRT) Line 1 Cavite Extension have finally started yesterday, September 1. Photo from the Department of Transportation

27 dead in Cavite as number of dengue cases doubles

Aug 05, 2019 - 9:04 PM

From January 1, 2019 to August 5, 2019, the Provincial Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit records 6,232 dengue cases, compared to 3,127 cases in the same period in 2018

CHECKING ON PATIENTS. Health Secretary Francisco Duque III visits the dengue ward of the General Emilio T. Aguinaldo Memorial Hospital in Trece Martires City on August 5, 2019. Photo from DOH-Calabarzon

Ecobite restaurant upcycles your damaged glass bottles for free

Jul 19, 2019 - 8:04 AM

Reuse them as a pencil holder or drinking glasses at home

Buy-busted: Former actress Angela Zamora arrested for shabu

Jul 16, 2019 - 10:54 AM

The former Star Magic teen actress, along with 4 others, were busted for shabu possession in Bacoor, Cavite

COA asks Cavite gov't to explain P4.95 million paid to consultants

Jun 23, 2019 - 4:25 PM

(UPDATED) The Cavite provincial government has replied to auditors, who want justification that consultants' scope of work are beyond the in-house capability of the province

Hundreds seek justice at funeral for slain labor leader Dennis Sequeña

Jun 12, 2019 - 7:41 PM

Dennis Sequeña's colleagues vow never to stop demanding action on his case until his killers are caught

CALL FOR JUSTICE. Hundreds of people call for justice during the funeral march for slain labor leader Dennis Sequeña to Sta. Cruz Memorial Park in Cavite on Independence Day, June 12, 2019. All photos by Samantha Bagayas/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Celebrations, protests mark Independence Day 2019

Jun 12, 2019 - 7:01 PM

Government officials proudly raise the Philippine flag in celebration of 121 years of independence, while protesters angrily lift their placards to call for 'true freedom' in the country

Labor leader shot dead in Cavite

Jun 02, 2019 - 10:05 PM

(UPDATED) Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra creates a special investigating team to build up the case of labor leader Dennis Sequeña

Ancajas fun run raises funds for poor students

May 26, 2019 - 9:00 AM

After another successful title defense, Filipino boxing champion Jerwin Ancajas also puts in some good work outside the ring

DOING GOOD. Jerwin Ancajas makes the most out of his boxing break. File photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

Lawyer linked to Atio Castillo death cover-up wins in 2019 elections

May 17, 2019 - 11:06 AM

The Senate committee that probed into the death of hazing victim Atio Castillo earlier recommended 'immediate institution of proper disciplinary or disbarment proceedings' against Anarna

WINNER. Lawyer Kevin Anarna is set to become a board member in Cavite's 5th district. Photo from Anarna's Facebook Page

Dynasty members, old names capture new districts in 2019

May 16, 2019 - 8:04 PM

Meanwhile, in two areas where there will be new districts after 2019, political dynasties and prominent politicians grab important local posts

Widow of slain Trece Martires vice mayor wins

May 14, 2019 - 8:43 AM

Gemma Lubigan wins against Melencio de Sagun Jr – the father of incumbent Mayor Melandres de Sagun, a former suspect in the murder of her husband

Photo from Gemma Lubigan/Facebook

Jonvic Remulla defeats Ayong Maliksi in Cavite gubernatorial race

May 14, 2019 - 8:00 AM

The former governor enjoys a wide margin of 300,000 votes based on results from 92.97% of all voting precincts

CAVITE ALLY. Cavite Governor Jonvic Remulla. Photo from Remulla's Facebook page

New districts, old names: Battles for House seats created under Duterte

May 10, 2019 - 1:00 PM

Some of those vying for the 5 new congressional seats are former lawmakers, longtime politicians, or scions of political dynasties

Construction of LRT1 Cavite extension 'full steam ahead'

May 07, 2019 - 12:50 PM

The first 5 stations of the LRT1 Cavite extension are expected to begin operations by the 4th quarter of 2021

Photo from DOTr

Otso Diretso hopes to stage another ‘revolution’ in historic Kawit, Cavite

May 07, 2019 - 7:46 AM

Their host and Cavite 1st District Representative Boy Blue Abaya delivers a speech endorsing Otso Diretso, but does not share the stage with them

REVOLUTION? Otso Diretso opposition candidates and their representatives raise each other's hands during their sortie in Kawit, Cavite on May 6, 2019. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Boy Blue Abaya to host Otso Diretso bets in vote-rich Cavite

May 06, 2019 - 1:14 PM

But only 4 of the opposition senatorial bets will be present during their last official provincial sortie before their miting de avance on May 8

ALLIES. Reelectionist Cavite 1st District Representative BoyBlue Abaya (5th from R, in blue) is once again hosting Otso Diretso in his province on May 6, 2019. File photo from Samira Gutoc's Facebook page

10 suspected vote-buyers arrested in Cavite

May 05, 2019 - 7:30 PM

(UPDATED) Cavite gubernatorial bet Jonvic Remulla says the suspects are mere poll watchers who were arrested while distributing the travel allowance of their colleagues

VOTE-BUYERS? CIDG arrests suspected vote-buyers in Bacoor, Cavite. Photo from Shutterstock

Poe appeals to Cavite voters to elect more women senators

Apr 30, 2019 - 8:52 PM

Poe says women legislators help push for policies that may 'help families and give more jobs'

MORE WOMEN. Reelectionist senator Grace Poe speaks in front of women voters in Carmona Town Gym on April 30, 2019. Photo by Naoki Mengua/Rappler

TRB says SCTEX, MCX to hike rates in Q2 2019

Apr 09, 2019 - 5:21 PM

New toll rates for the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway will go up by about 16% per kilometer, while the Muntinlupa-Cavite Expressway toll will increase by 1.9%

Cavite Governor Remulla wants PITX operations suspended

Mar 27, 2019 - 2:55 PM

(UPDATED) 'It is not for public convenience, rather a public inconvenience,' says Cavite Governor Jesus Crispin Remulla on the Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange

SUSPENDED. Cavite Governor Boying Remulla talks to reporters after the groundbreaking ceremony of the Cavite portion of the Cavite-Laguna Expressway. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

Construction of CALAEX Cavite segment starts

Mar 27, 2019 - 2:25 PM

The Cavite-Laguna Expressway is expected to reduce travel time from the Cavitex to the SLEX by 45 minutes

SEAMLESS CONNECTION. The Department of Public Works and Highways leads the groundbreaking of the Cavite portion of the Cavite Laguna Expressway, along with officials from Pangilinan-led Metro Pacific group and Cavite local government. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

5-year-old girl found dead inside laundry bag in Cavite

Mar 25, 2019 - 5:37 PM

The girl was only in kindergarten

SCENE OF THE CRIME. The body of a girl is found inside a laundry bag in an unoccupied house in Naic, Cavite. PNP photo

Brianne Angeles wins NBTC title for Pampanga after 12-second play time

Mar 24, 2019 - 6:24 PM

Seldom-used guard Brianne Angeles knocks in the game-winning putback with a second to spare

COMEBACK. St. Augustine Institute of Pampanga completes its tournament comeback with a Division 2 crown. Photo from NBTC

Cavite tops number of dengue cases in Calabarzon in Q1 – DOH

Mar 23, 2019 - 12:43 PM

The Department of Health says there were 1,788 dengue cases in Cavite from January 1 to March 16, out of a total of 5,616 cases in Calabarzon during the period

NDF consultant Gamara, priest arrested in Cavite

Mar 21, 2019 - 3:08 PM

National Democaratic Front consultant Renante Gamara was one of the rebel consultants in the failed peace talks with the Duterte administration

NDF CONSULTANT. Renante Gamara is arrested inside a 'safehouse' in Imus, Cavite. Photo from Karapatan