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PLDT SME Nation fortifies partnership with FCIE

Nov 16, 2018 - 1:55 PM

The partnership aims to prompt digital transformation for the Philippines

LOOK: Fire hits Navy base in Cavite

Nov 09, 2018 - 2:15 PM

The fire started at around 5:30 am, and was declared 'contained' before 8 am, says Navy Spokesman Commander Jonathan Zata

EARLY MORNING FIRE. Fire hit Naval Base Cavite on November 9, 2018. Photo couresty of Naval Public Affairs Office

Trece Martires mayor 'mastermind' in vice mayor's slay?

Nov 05, 2018 - 6:04 PM

'The rise of popularity and public clamor for the late vice mayor served as a threat to the power held so long by the De Sagun clan,' says vice mayor Lubigan's wife

SHOT DEAD. Trece Martires Vice Mayor Alex Lubigan is shot dead on July 7, 2018. Photo from Vice Mayor Lubigan's Facebook Page

IN PHOTOS: Inside the memorial park for pets in Silang, Cavite

Nov 02, 2018 - 1:35 PM

Pet Valley Park and Crematory allows people to grieve the furry loved ones who were part of their family

HI DAD. Ikki, a small chihuahua, lays beside the grave of their father, Popo. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Some Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna buses to be converted into city operations

Oct 28, 2018 - 10:20 PM

This would mean faster travel time for passengers, according to the Department of Transportation

Passengers cue for seats on provincial buses for the Holy Week break. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Lawyer linked to Atio Castillo death cover-up to run for Cavite board member

Oct 23, 2018 - 1:02 AM

'Tuloy-tuloy po tayo sa pagbabago,' promises lawyer Kevin Anarna, who was linked in the fatal hazing of Horacio 'Atio' Castillo III

CANDIDATE. Lawyer Kevin Anarna is running for Cavite 5th District board member in the 2019 elections. Photo from Anarna's Facebook page

Philippines' first container RO-RO barge port to open November 2018

Oct 19, 2018 - 5:00 PM

The Cavite Gateway Terminal in Tanza will be inaugurated on November 5, and will be integrated with other major Luzon port facilities

FIRST. Hailed as the first container barge terminal, the Cavite Gateway Terminal is set to be inaugurated in November 5. Photo from Department of Transportation

These students from FEU Cavite want you to rediscover adventures in Manila

Oct 10, 2018 - 6:23 PM

A team of marketing students creates a campaign for the LRMC's Ikot Manila app during the IMMAP YouthCon. Learn more about their idea!

YouthCon delegates IMMAP DIGICOM 2018 on October 5, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Cavite court convicts kidnapper in 13-year case

Oct 04, 2018 - 11:14 AM

It's a bittersweet victory for the kidnap victim whose family received death threats in the course of the trial. His 3 other kidnappers remain at large.

GUILTY. Convicted kidnapper Virgilio Cupino is brought out of the hall of justice after being sentenced to life imprisonment. Photo by Tina Ganzon-Ozaeta

Duterte signs law creating 8th district for vote-rich Cavite

Sep 17, 2018 - 7:07 PM

The new district is composed of Tagaytay City, Alfonso, General Aguinaldo, Magalles, Maragondon, Mendez, Naic, and Ternate

Cavite police sue Trece Martires mayor for murder of vice mayor

Sep 13, 2018 - 4:16 PM

Aside from Trece Martires Mayor Melandres de Sagun, the police also implicated four others in the killing of vice mayor Alex Lubigan

MURDER COMPLAINT. Trece Martires, Cavite Mayor Melandres De Sagun faces a murder and frustrated murder complaint over the killing of Vice Mayor Alex Lubigan. Photo from Trece Martires LGU website

Actor Arnold Corpuz found dead in Cavite home

Aug 30, 2018 - 4:33 PM

Corpuz is found with several stab wounds

COA: PEZA, 3 other economic zones must pay back P664 million in illegal perks

Aug 15, 2018 - 10:41 PM

COA says only the Department of Budget and Management 'has the mandate to classify positions, determine the appropriate salaries for specific positions, and review the compensation benefits or programs of agencies'

Magnetic lifters found in Cavite test negative for shabu

Aug 14, 2018 - 11:32 AM

(UPDATED) Customs chief Isidro Lapeña contradicts the claim of PDEA that one ton of shabu worth P6.8 billion were inside the magnetic lifters

NEGATIVE. PDEA agents secure four empty magnetic scrap lifters, similar to the two abandoned inside a 40-foot container at the MICP with an estimated 500 kilos of Shabu, inside a warehouse in Cavite on August 10, 2018. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Cavite-Tagaytay-Batangas Expressway up for NEDA panel approval

Jul 26, 2018 - 4:55 PM

If the proposed CTBEX is approved, the Department of Public Works and Highways says construction might start next year and be completed by 2022

PUBLIC WORKS. DPWH Secretary Mark Villar talks to reporters after the awarding of original proponent status to MPTC South for the Cavite-Tagaytay-Batangas Expressway. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

LOOK: Alleged vehicle in Vice Mayor Lubigan slay found in Maragondon

Jul 11, 2018 - 9:25 PM

It is believed to be the same vehicle used by suspects in the killing of Trece Martires City Vice Mayor Alexander Lubigan

ESCAPE VEHICLE? Cops find a Toyota Hilux which appears to be intended for disposal in Maragondon town in Cavite. PNP photo

COA flags procurement lapses in LRT-1 Cavite extension housing segment

Jul 11, 2018 - 3:37 PM

The P397-million housing project for informal settlers who will be affected by the LRT-1 Cavite Extension project was awarded without first conducting a feasibility study, says the Commission on Audit

CAVITE EXTENSION. The LRT-1 Cavite Extension project is a P64.9 billion deal for private firm Light Rail Manila Corporation. Photo from the PPP Center

Vice Mayor Lubigan killed after revealing plan to run for mayor – PNP

Jul 09, 2018 - 12:49 PM

Politics is a 'strong motive' in the killing of Trece Martires, Cavite Vice Mayor Alex Lubigan

SHOT DEAD. Trece Martires Vice Mayor Alex Lubigan is shot dead on July 7, 2018. Photo from Vice Mayor Lubigan's Facebook Page

Trece Martires Vice Mayor Alex Lubigan shot dead

Jul 07, 2018 - 4:43 PM

(4th UPDATE) Vice Mayor Alex Lubigan is the 5th vice mayor killed since President Rodrigo Duterte took office

INVESTIGATION. Members of Scene of the Crime Operatives investigate the Toyota Hilux where Vice Mayor Alex Lubigan of Trece Martires, Cavite, was shot dead on Saturday, July 7 in front of the Korean Hospital on Indang Road, Barangay Luciano in Trece Martires. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Part of flyover under construction collapses in Imus, Cavite

May 20, 2018 - 3:15 PM

(UPDATED) Authorities are investigating the cause of the incident, which earlier left Aguinaldo Highway corner Daang Hari Road impassable

Photo from Imus Mayor Emmanuel Maliksi's Facebook page

Labor dispute resolved at Cavite electronics firm

Apr 25, 2018 - 6:55 PM

Lakepower Converter Incorporated agrees to reinstate 64 employees, after the Department of Labor and Employment intervened to settle their dispute

Senate approves bill creating 8th district for Cavite

Mar 22, 2018 - 8:35 PM

(UPDATED) Senators concur with House Bill 5367, which seeks to give General Trias City its own congressional district, and reorganize the current 6th and 7th districts

Duque warns Cavite hospitals over refusal to treat Dengvaxia case

Mar 21, 2018 - 12:58 PM

(UPDATED) Health Secretary Francisco Duque III says he may file a case against the hospitals, but DLSUMC clarifies its emergency team gave 'due treatment and medical care' to the child

STERN WARNING. DOH Secretary Francisco Duque III will be visiting 4 hospitals in Cavite who reportedly refused to treat a Dengvaxia-vaccinated child. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappelr

Metro Pacific to slow down on new proposals until toll hikes resolved

Feb 26, 2018 - 5:00 PM

The tollways unit of Metro Pacific Investments Corporation says it has foregone roughly P7.5 billion in potential revenues since 2012 because of delayed toll adjustments

PENDING HIKE. The delays in toll hike have been hurting the pockets of operators, with a total foregone revenue of roughly P7.5 billion. Image from Wikimedia

Electronics firm workers decry union busting

Feb 23, 2018 - 4:18 PM

Lakepower management refuses to allow union members to work unless they are subjected to disciplinary action following the strike

HELP US. Women workers from Cavite firm Lakepower ask the Department of Labor and Employment to intervene with their case. Photo courtesy of Partido Mangagawa

VIRAL: Old man sells P10-Valentine gifts in Cavite

Feb 14, 2018 - 5:40 PM

Mang Pedring's sheer joy at the sale of his handcrafted products inspires a social media post that has been making the rounds online

SM Center Imus set to open in Cavite

Feb 14, 2018 - 3:30 PM

The 13,000-square-meter mall is SM Prime's 6th in Cavite and will open its doors on Friday, February 16

Cavite-Tagaytay-Batangas Expressway project seen to move forward in February

Feb 11, 2018 - 7:45 PM

It would only take less than an hour for motorists from Manila to reach Tagaytay once the 49-kilometer Cavite-Tagaytay-Batangas Expressway (CTBEX) is built

PROPOSED TOLLWAY. The proposed project is a 47-kilometer tollway, with a two-by-two lane carriageway traversing mostly the rural areas of Silang, Tagaytay, Amadeo, Mendez, Alfonso and Magallanes, in Cavite; as well as Nasugbu in Batangas. Image from DPWH website

First phase of Cavite-Laguna Expressway to open in December

Feb 08, 2018 - 7:45 PM

The first 7 kilometers of the Cavite-Laguna Expressway (CALAX) is set to be opened to motorists by end-2018, ahead of the initial target of February 2019

CALAX. The 1st 7 kilometers (kms) of CALAX is seen to be opened to motorists by December 2018, instead of earlier target of February 2019. Photo by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

Cavite judges found guilty of fixing annulment cases

Feb 03, 2018 - 9:08 PM

The Supreme Court only imposes a fine of P21,000 to P80,000 because the implicated judges are either retired, dead, or already dismissed

GUILTY. Four former trial court judges in Cavite are found guilty of simple to gross misconduct for the conspiracy of fixing annulment cases in their jurisdiction.

Metro Pacific unit to borrow P36 billion for 2 new toll roads

Jan 29, 2018 - 12:00 AM

The tollways unit of Metro Pacific Investments Corporation is getting ready for the construction of the Cavite-Laguna Expressway and the C5 South Link Expressway

NEW ROADS. The tollways arm of Metro Pacific Investments Corporation (MPIC) is spending P153 billion until the 1st quarter of 2018 to start building highways and toll roads around the Philippines. Photo from MPIC website

Cavite to fully enforce number coding scheme starting February 5

Jan 26, 2018 - 7:50 PM

After studying traffic volume in the province for one and a half years, and doing a dry run for a month, Cavite will implement a scheme similar to Metro Manila's

CODING SCHEME. To save time spent on the road, the Cavite provincial government enforces a number coding scheme. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

P34 million in shabu seized in Cavite

Jan 25, 2018 - 5:47 PM

The two suspects were identified as 37-year-old Taib Paidlac Suriong III and 35-year-old Maurica Nadal de Padua, listed as drug personalities

SEIZED. The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA)-NCR and PDEA-Region III seized approximately P34 million in methamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu on Wednesday, January 24. Photo from PDEA

VIRAL: AirAsia tagged as 'worst' airline over baggage, PWD assistance fees

Dec 31, 2017 - 5:33 PM

Cavite Governor Jesus Crispin Remulla slams AirAsia for being the 'lousiest airline in the world'

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Dec 27, 2017 - 1:47 PM

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'Heads must roll over Davao mall fire deaths' – labor groups

Dec 27, 2017 - 11:14 AM

(UPDATED) The BPO Industry Employees Network calls the incident a 'massacre of working people who strive hard to earn a living'

MALL FIRE. At least 36 call center employees were killed inside Davao City's NCCC Mall on December 23, 2017. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Megaworld to build P9-billion 'Makati-inspired' CBD in Cavite

Nov 20, 2017 - 5:30 PM

The 35-hectare central business district will be built within its 140-hectare Maple Grove township by 2022

P6-M shabu seized from Africans in Cavite entrapment

Nov 08, 2017 - 8:08 PM

The Nigerian nationals, who are residents of Parañaque, has operated in the Bicol region and other provinces in Calabarzon

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Charlie Jean Du: 'Spare me. I'm pregnant!'

Nov 08, 2017 - 7:00 PM

'It’s like they killed an animal,' says Liezel Du of the fate of her teenage daughter who had bullets lodged in her arms, stomach, and buttocks

GONE AT 15. Messages from friends and family surround one of the photos of Charlie Jean Du at her wake

Slain teen, unborn baby laid to rest in Cavite

Nov 05, 2017 - 6:05 PM

The mother of 15-year-old Charlie Jean Du says her daughter could not have been involved in a gang

Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

Cavite State University holds 1st Nat'l Coffee Education Congress

Oct 31, 2017 - 5:19 PM

This is a press release from the Cavite State University - National Coffee Research, Development and Extension Center. The event is open to the public.

Boy Tsinelas: Crafting action figures out of flip-flops

Oct 21, 2017 - 2:30 PM

(UPDATED) 'Boy Tsinelas' Elmer Padilla gives The Hulk movie star Mark Ruffalo an action figure he made out of scrap materials

ARTIST. An pedicab driver from Catbalogan City crafts his action figures from scrap materials. Photo by Vee Salazar/Rappler

In Cavite, motorcyclists ride with cops to end riding-in-tandem crimes

Oct 17, 2017 - 9:00 AM

The Cavite Provincial Police Office (PPO) allows motorcyclists to join cops in police operations against street crimes, including those committed by riding-in-tandem criminals

TOGETHER. Cops and volunteers share the road to end criminality. Cavite Police photo

Cavite workers seek gov’t intervention on temporary factory shutdown

Oct 16, 2017 - 4:44 PM

Labor unions claim this is a form of ‘union busting’ since companies do not have sufficient reason for shutdown

STRIKE. Workers from the Cavite Export Processing Zone slam the alleged scheme of factories to use temporary shutdowns. Photo from Partido Manggagawa

Metro Pacific to ink deal with Leighton for CALAX

Oct 08, 2017 - 11:45 PM

Under a contract worth about P7.3 billion, Leighton will build the Cavite side of the Cavite-Laguna Expressway (CALAX)

CALAX. The tollways arm of Metro Pacific Investments Corporation (MPIC) is spending P153 billion until the first quarter of 2018 to start building highways and toll roads around the Philippines that will make up for the country's national infrastructure. Photo from MPIC website

Planned expressway seen to cut Manila-Tagaytay travel time

Oct 04, 2017 - 8:40 PM

Construction of the proposed 49-kilometer Cavite-Tagaytay-Batangas Expressway (CTBEX) is expected to start by the 1st half of 2019

TAGAYTAY EXPRESSWAY. CTBEX is a 49-kilometer expressway that will connect Cavite and Batangas, with a spur road to Tagaytay City and ultimately terminating in Nasugbu, with another spur road to Tuy, Batangas. File image from MPCALA Holdings

Thousands participate in the 3rd nationwide earthquake drill

Sep 27, 2017 - 3:33 PM

The #BidaAngHanda, the official hashtag for the nationwide earthquake drill organized by the NDRRMC, trends nationwide

EARTHQUAKE DRILL. More than 1,000 grade schoolers of Mabini Elementary school in Baguio City join the 3rd national Earth Quake Drill September 27, 2017. Photos by Mau Victa

Maring forces evacuations in Quezon, other parts of Luzon

Sep 12, 2017 - 5:21 PM

Evacuations are ongoing in flood and landslide prone areas in Quezon Rizal Batangas Laguna and Cavite

Commuters and motorists brave the knee-deep flood due to heavy rains brought by TD Maring along Evacom in Las Piñas City on September 12, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Dead whale shark spotted in Cavite waters

Sep 09, 2017 - 11:17 PM

The dead whale shark is found in the vicinity of Tanza Bay in Cavite province on Saturday September 9

Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Cavite LGU implements no-helmet policy amid killings

Aug 26, 2017 - 4:24 PM

The Dasmariñas City government says it imposed the policy after 5 shooting incidents involving motorcycle riders were reported in 4 villages

NO HELMET. Philippine National Police Dasmarinas and barangay officials in city established checkpoints to implement the no-helmet policy due to recent shooting incidents. Photo from the official Facebook page of Mayor Elpidio "Pidi" Barzaga