MANILA, Philippines — Cavite is known to be the historical capital of the Philippines because it is the birthplace of Philippine independence.
Another history is being made in the province as Caviteña Hacel Bartolome continues her journey to be the first Wishcovery Grand Champion.
Caviteños gave a warm welcome to Wishful grand finalist Hacel in her hometown concert, Monday, in Bacoor Strike Gymnasium.
“Syempre, si Hacel may puso and then born to be a singer. Golden voice of Cavite!” said members of Acers, Hacel’s fans club.
(Of course, Hacel has a heart and is born to be a singer, golden voice of Cavite!)
“Lodi ng buong Cavite. Iyan kasi nga iyong boses niya talagang mapapa-ahh, mapapa-ganun ka talaga,” they added.
(She’s Cavite’s idol because her voice is unique.)
Hacel said the love she received from her kababayans gives her more reason to fight for the win in the grand finals.
“Sobrang saya po tsaka sobrang di ko talaga inasahan. Ang daming tao. Ang daming sumupport po,” said Hacel.
(I’m so happy and I really did not expect it. There are a lot of people and supporters. I think I need to win. I need to push. Apart from giving my best, I need to fight. We will fight in the grand finals.)
“Parang kailangan ko nang manalo. Kailangan ko nang ma-push. Kailangan ko nang talagang bukod sa ibigay iyong best ay kailangan ko na pong lumaban. Lalaban po tayo sa grand finals,” she added.
Some of Cavite’s homegrown artists and bands were also present in the event including Jireh Lim, Shantidope and Plethora.
Meanwhile, as part of Wish 107.5’s thanksgiving for its 2-million Youtube subscriber-milestone, the station also granted wishes of Caviteños.
These include Gervacio Titong’s wish for a wheelchair for her mother.
“Pagsulat ko doon, naiyak ako talaga. Sobra talagang aking ano kay Mama. Naawa ako,” said beneficiary Gervacio Titong.
“Pwede ko na siyang ilabas-labas, ipasyal-pasyal kasi itong malaking bagay sa kanya kasi mahirap din pong buhatin siya kasi mabigat. Pasalamat talaga ako sa [Wish] 107.5 na binigyan ako ng oportunidad … ng wheelchair po,” he said.
(When I wrote it, I was really crying. I really pity my mother. Now, I can bring her outside the house. This is a big help for her because she is also hard to carry because she is heavy. I really want to thank [Wish] 107.5 for giving me an opportunity to have a wheelchair.)
Wish FM also fulfilled Renan Perez’s aspiration to watch Morissette’s upcoming first major solo concert.
“Nagustuhan ko talaga iyong singing prowess niya. Isa siya sa naa-admire ako sa mga kumakanta lalo na siya, bago pa kaso siya eh. Nakikita ko na talaga na magaling talaga siya. Ang Wish ko po sa Wish 107.5, bale more power and good luck sa lahat ng mga projects nila,” said the wisher.
(I really admire her singing prowess. She’s one of the artists that I really admire especially that she is new in the industry. I can really see that she is great. My wish for Wish 107.5 is more power and good luck to all their projects.)
Meanwhile, watch out the Wishcovery team as it tours to Carmela Ariola’s hometown—Batangas – next. – Leslie Longboen | UNTV News & Rescue
Three more witnesses appear in Trece Martires Vice Mayor Lubigan’s slay case
FILE PHOTO: Ambush of Trece Martires, Cavite Vice Mayor Alex Lubigan
MANILA, Philippines – The camp of Gemma Lubigan, the wife of slain Trece Martires vice mayor Alexander Lubigan, has presented three more witnesses in the case of her murdered husband.
During Monday’s hearing on the charges of murder and frustrated murder against Mayor Milandres de Sagun and other respondents, Lubigan’s legal counsel said the testimony of the three witnesses will strengthen their grounds against Maragondon, Cavite Councilor Umbe Arca for covering up the mastermind in the crime.
“At kung sino ang may hawak noong sasakyan na makikita sa mga CCTV ay ginamit noong mga gunmen para makatakas,” said the victim’s legal counsel Atty. Raymond Fortun on additional pieces of information they have on the case.
Meanwhile, Gemma Lubigan insisted her innocence in the killing of her husband.
Likewise, she stressed that she is not using the death of her husband to gain sympathy and push for her candidacy.
“Iyong sinasabi nilang isa pa iyong paratang na iyon sa akin na ako iyong suspect na nagpapatay sa kaniya, nakakatawa lang po iyong sinabi nila. Parang hindi po pinag isipan. Iyong sinasabi na ginagamit ko, hindi po totoo iyon. Nagkataon lang po na si Vice ay may naiwang laban na kailangan ko pong ipagpatuloy ngayon,” Gemma Lubigan said.
“Hindi po totoo na hindi siya magbe-benefit politically sa pagkamatay ni Vice kasi noong namatay po si Vice, nawala po iyong number 1 contender nila sa pagka mayor,” she alleged of Mayor de Sagun and his other political ally. – Marje Pelayo (with reports from Mai Bermudez)
1 dead, 9 wounded in Cavite dump truck crash
The body of motorcycle rider identified as Ramon Joseph Magracia in Cavite crash on October 04, 2018 | Photo courtesy of Lea Calizo
CAVITE, Philippines — A dump truck crashed Thursday afternoon along Emilio Aguinaldo Highway in Dasmariñas City, Cavite killing one and injuring 9 others.
Police report said the truck driver, identified as Marlon Melgar, was plying the highway when he lost control of the truck after the brakes failed to work.
Dasmariñas CPS Chief of Police, PSupt Nerwin Ricohermoso said, “May karga siya na mga graba materials for construction and then all of a sudden nagbump siya sa may center island namin papunta dun sa gilid and then nag loose na yung kanyang brake and then natanggal na yung dalawang gulong sa likod.”
The out of control truck rammed into nine more vehicles including a motorcycle before falling on its side in Barangay Sampaloc Uno.
The motorcycle rider, identified as Ramon Joseph Magracia, slid under the truck. He was brought to the hospital but was declared dead on arrival.
Nine people were also wounded in the incident and brought to the hospital for medical attention.
The accident, which almost occupied both lanes of the highway, resulted in heavy traffic that authorities were only able to clear around 9:00 p.m. after hauling away the truck and other affected vehicles.
The owner of the dump truck expressed willingness to extend financial assistance to cover damages while the driver is expected to face a number of charges.
“So the driver is under our custody and he will be facing reckless imprudence resulting in homicide, and another one is serious physical injury & serious injury and damage to property & damage to government property kasi may mga structures, maraming structures din ang nasira. Yung mga center islands natin yung tinamaan and then medyo yung portion ng highway, yung roads natin and yung sidewalks is medyo nagkaroon din ng damage,” Ricohermoso said. — Benedict Samson
2 illegal recruiters fall in Cavite entrapment
Alleged illegal recruiters, Lenie Rose Limos and Maria Corazon Villanueva
Alleged illegal recruiters, Lenie Rose Limos and Maria Corazon Villanueva are now under the custody of Criminal Investigation and Detection Group – Anti Transnational Crime Unit (CIDG-ATCU) after several overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) filed complaints against them.
CIDG-ATCU Chief PSupt. Roque Merdegia, Jr. said the two enticed victims with promises of employment in Japan with a salary of about P70,000-P100,000 as a farm worker.
Limos and Villanueva charged unsuspecting recruits as much as P50,000 – P70,000 for the supposed processing of documents.
Things began to unravel for the duo when it became obvious that they were not sending anyone to Japan, much less produce a plane ticket.
“Noong hindi sila nakaalis, walang ticket na naibigay, marami ng alibi. Nag verify na sila [victims] sa POEA, at it turned out na walang kaukulang lisensya itong mga suspek na ito,” said Merdegia.
He added that on top of the exorbitant processing fee, the suspects charged each victim P9,000 as additional fees for pre-departure orientation seminar and visa.
After receiving the complaints, authorities set up an entrapment operation and eventually arrested the suspects in Imus, Cavite Wednesday afternoon.
Limos and Villanueva will be facing illegal recruitment and estafa charges.
Just a year ago,the two were arrested by the National Bureau of Investigation for a similar case, but was released when the victims withdrew the charges after receiving compensation from the suspects. — Lea Ylagan.