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Cavite town reimposes liquor ban to prevent coronavirus spread

Jul 13, 2020 - 7:51 PM

(UPDATED) The liquor ban in Carmona starts on Monday, July 13, as it reports more COVID-19 cases

WELCOME arch of Carmona, Cavite, at its boundary with Biñan City, Laguna. Photo by Dennis Abrina/Rappler

Bacoor city gov't extends Zapote 1 lockdown to July 24

Jul 12, 2020 - 5:02 PM

COVID-19 cases in the barangay continue to increase, prompting Mayor Lani Mercado-Revilla to extend the localized lockdown

Members of Bacoor PNP and Philipine Army officers manning the localized lockdown that extend until July 24, 2020 due to rising cases of COVID 19 in the village

14 General Trias police officers test positive for coronavirus

Jun 25, 2020 - 10:37 PM

The city health office is conducting contact tracing in the police office, while the General Trias police chief asks the provincial office for augmentation force

SUSPENDED. The General Trias Police Office temporarily suspends the issuance of travel pass after 14 local police officers tested positive for COVID-19 during the swab test done recently at the General Trias Sports Park in Barangay Santiago. Photo by Dennis Abrina/Rappler

Bacoor City unveils Stay Safe app

Jun 19, 2020 - 8:40 PM

Stay Safe Bacoor aims to help in contact tracing, social distancing, and health condition reporting

Cavite eases some restrictions as it prepares to shift to MGCQ

Jun 14, 2020 - 4:29 PM

Cavite Governor Jonvic Remulla is suspending the number coding scheme to make it easier for people to go to work and quarantine pass holders can now go to malls within the province provided they only stay for an hour and a half

IMUS CATHEDRAL ready for PUBLIC MASS starting June 15. Photo by Dennis Abrina/Rappler

Lalamove rider killed in Cavite drug buy-bust

Jun 13, 2020 - 2:56 PM

Cavite police say the suspect shot at a cop and resisted arrest

Sonya's Garden, other Cavite restaurants prepare to reopen for dine-in

Jun 13, 2020 - 8:17 AM

Several restaurants and bed and breakfast hotels are setting new rules – less seats, table markings, and wearing of face masks – before reopening for dine-in on June 16

Sonya's Secret Garden is one of hundreds of restuarants that will opened on June 16 as the entire province of Cavite will be placed in Modified General Community Quarantine together with Churches, Gyms and cinemas. Photo by Dennis Abrina/Rappler

P2.5 billion worth of shabu seized in Cavite buy-bust

Jun 12, 2020 - 9:00 AM

Police find 374 bags of suspected shabu in a General Trias residence on the eve of Independence Day

INVENTORY. A cop undercover marks the seized shabu from the General Trias, Cavite buy bust on June 11, 2020. PNP photo

Bacoor coastal sitio on lockdown due to COVID-19 outbreak

Jun 06, 2020 - 5:22 PM

The lockdown in Sitio Aroma in Barangay Zapote 5, Bacoor City in Cavite will last until June 15

Bacoor coastal sitio on lockdown due to COVID outbreak in the area. Photo by Dennis Abrina/Rappler

Cavite churches prepare for resumption of public masses

Jun 05, 2020 - 4:05 PM

Bishop Reynaldo Evangelista of the Diocese of Imus says all parish priests are putting in place all the necessary precautionary measures in their churches to protect mass-goers once Cavite is under MGCQ

EMPTY PEWS. A few parishioners at the historic St Francis of Assisi Parish Church in General Trias City, Cavite, after the province eased into general community quarantine on May 16, 2020. Photo by Dennis Abrina/Rappler

Coronavirus Updates: Metro Manila, Cebu City relax restrictions

Jun 02, 2020 - 8:00 AM

We label June 1 as ‘The Hunger Games: NCR, Cavite, and Cebu City Editions.’ For those returning to work, it’s like getting into a death match.

Cavite lifts liquor ban on June 1

May 31, 2020 - 2:58 PM

But Governor Jonvic Remulla says the Cavite government is imposing a limit on the amount of alcoholic drinks residents may buy per day

BAN LIFTED. Local government units across the Philippines have lifted their liquor ban albeit with strict guidelines after national government eased quarantine measures.

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

[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