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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

Megaworld hikes capital spending for Cavite project

Mar 20, 2019 - 7:40 PM

Megaworld Corporation increases its capital spending to P15 billion after announcing a 140-hectare township in General Trias City, Cavite

GREEN LEISURE. Megaworld, known for its lifestyle malls and eco-friendly designs, is fast-tracking their projects lined up for this year due to the demand. Photo by Megaworld

NBTC: Sotto drops 35 in LPU squeaker, sets date with Green's FilAm USA

Mar 19, 2019 - 11:47 PM

Kai Sotto lives up to expectations with a dominant 35-point and 15-rebound performance

WUNDERKIND. Kai Sotto continues to impress in the 2019 NBTC National Finals. Photo from release

LRT1 Cavite extension construction to begin April 2019

Mar 04, 2019 - 9:10 PM

After years of delay, work on the Light Rail Transit Line 1 extension to Cavite will finally start

EXTENSION. The LRT1 Cavite extension is set to start April 2019. Shutterstock photo

Robredo to candidates: Not bad to entertain, but discuss platforms too

Feb 27, 2019 - 6:03 PM

'Sana pagkatapos sumayaw, pagkatapos kumanta, sabihin kung ano iyong tinatayuan kasi dine-deserve ng taong malaman iyon,' says Vice President Leni Robredo

PLATFORM OVER ENTERTAINMENT. Vice President Leni Robredo speaks during a multi-sectoral forum held in Carmona, Cavite on February 27, 2019. Photo by OVP

DOJ clears Trece Martires mayor, 2 others of vice mayor's murder

Feb 13, 2019 - 12:39 AM

The justice department, however, finds probable cause to indict suspected gunman Ariel Paiton and Councilor Lawrence Arca of Maragondon, Cavite

CLEARED. Trece Martires, Cavite Mayor Melandres De Sagun is cleared of murder and frustrated murder charges over the killing of Vice Mayor Alex Lubigan. File photo from Trece Martires LGU website

2 killed, P1.9 billion worth of 'shabu' seized in Cavite

Feb 03, 2019 - 7:10 PM

Police say two suspects believed to be Chinese were killed in a shootout during a drug raid in Tanza, Cavite

BIG HAUL. PNP an PDEA agents seize packs of shabu from a Tanza, Cavite warehouse. PNP photo

On Cavite commuter woes, DOTr reiterates all PUVs need to pass PITX

Feb 02, 2019 - 5:37 PM

Caviteño commuters can expect more shuttle services to and from the Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange to aid in their travel

RESPONSE. The Department of Transportation responds to Cavite Governor Boying Remulla's proposal on addressing PITX woes. Tugade photo by Rappler, PITX photo by DOTr, Remulla's photo from his FB page

Cavite governor Boying Remulla proposes to DOTr solutions to PITX woes

Feb 01, 2019 - 7:12 PM

'Pakiusap ko lang ay pag-aralan 'nyo muna [ang PITX]. Tingnan 'nyo ang paghihirap ng mga kababayan ko,' says the governor

FIX PITX. Cavite Governor Jesus Crispin 'Boying' Remulla proposes to DOTr measures to improve PITX operations. PITX file photo from DOTr, Remulla file photo by Rappler

Ancajas draws foreign pugs to Survival Camp

Dec 24, 2018 - 6:29 PM

Southeast Asian fighters drop by the famed Survival Camp this December

BOXING DESTINATION. Jerwin Ancajas' Survival Camp attracts foreign boxers around the world to train there. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

LOOK: Cavitex southbound flyover now open to motorists

Dec 18, 2018 - 4:40 PM

The Department of Public Works and Highways says the new flyover would ease traffic as motorists can skip the stoplight at the corner of Pacific Avenue in Parañaque City

OPEN. The southbound flyover along Cavite Expressway near Pacific Avenue is now open. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Magical Christmas spots south of Metro Manila

Dec 10, 2018 - 2:30 PM

The south also comes alive with Christmas colors, and the sights are just an hour or so away from Manila

LIGHT SHOW. On weekends during the holiday season, the gingerbread house lights up and changes color to holiday music and performances. Photo courtesy of The Gingerbread House PH Photo by Claire MadarangÂ

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