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DASMARIñAS, officially the CITY OF DASMARIñAS (often shortened to DASMA; Filipino : Lungsod ng Dasmariñas), is the largest city, both in terms of area and population in the province of Cavite , Philippines
Philippines
. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 659,019 people. It is classified as "first-class" city in terms of income classification and has a land area of 90.1 square kilometers (34.8 sq mi). 

It is located 30 kilometres (19 mi) south of Manila
Manila
. The growing congestion and outward urban expansion of the Metropolitan Manila
Manila
Area has led to rapid development of the city. This inevitable growth is manifested by the influx of industries, the presence of large educational and health institutions, and the growing number of subdivisions elevating its economy.

CONTENTS

* 1 Etymology

* 2 History

* 2.1 Foundation * 2.2 Barrios * 2.3 The 1896 Revolution * 2.4 The American colonial era * 2.5 The Japanese occupation * 2.6 Post-war era and before cityhood * 2.7 Cityhood attempts and present

* 3 Geography

* 3.1 Topography * 3.2 Climate

* 4 Demographics

* 4.1 Religion * 4.2 Languages

* 5 Cityscape

* 5.1 Poblacion
Poblacion
* 5.2 San Agustin * 5.3 San Jose * 5.4 Salitran * 5.5 Sabang * 5.6 Burol * 5.7 Langkaan * 5.8 Paliparan * 5.9 Salawag * 5.10 Sampaloc * 5.11 Dasmariñas
Dasmariñas
Bagong Bayan

* 6 Local government

* 6.1 Heads * 6.2 Barangays * 6.3 Congressional representation * 6.4 Provincial board representation * 6.5 City Seal

* 7 Economy

* 7.1 Commerce * 7.2 Industry * 7.3 Real Estate

* 8 Culture

* 8.1 Tourism * 8.2 Events

* 9 Sports * 10 Education * 11 Media

* 12 Transportation

* 12.1 Road network

* 12.2 Public transport

* 12.2.1 Air transport

* 13 Health care * 14 Communications * 15 See also * 16 References * 17 External links

ETYMOLOGY

Dasmariñas
Dasmariñas
was named after Gómez Pérez Dasmariñas
Gómez Pérez Dasmariñas
, the 7th Spanish governor-general of the Philippines
Philippines
who served from 1590 to 1593. After his death, his son Luis Pérez Dasmariñas
Luis Pérez Dasmariñas
became the governor-general from 1593 to 1596. Pérez Dasmariñas
Dasmariñas
came from San Miguel das Negradas , Viveiro
Viveiro
, Galicia , Spain
Spain
.

Dasmariñas
Dasmariñas
literally means "from As Mariñas" (coastal region of Lugo combining the comarcas of A Mariña Occidental , A Mariña Central and A Mariña Oriental
A Mariña Oriental
), coming itself from mariño ("of the coast, seaside or shore" in the Galician language , the native tongue from Viveiro
Viveiro
Galicia, Spain
Spain
), and this from mar ("sea").

HISTORY

FOUNDATION

In the 19th century during the Spanish Colonial Period , Dasmariñas was originally called Tampus meaning "end of the forest." In the beginning stages,it was a part of its mother town of Imus
Imus
(now City of Imus). It was once a part of a vast Recollect Hacienda that supported all the various missionary activities of the Recollects in the Philippines
Philippines
and in Spain.

On April 9, 1864, a council composed of the Archbishop of Manila
Manila
, the politico military governor of Cavite , the Prior Provincial of the Augustinian Recollect Order and the parish priest of Imus
Imus
met to discuss the creation of the new town and parish separated from Imus
Imus
. At that time, there were only 643 inhabitants in Tampus, the heart of the community. After thorough discussions, the Gobierno Civil Superior of the Islands approved the creation of the new town on May 12, 1864 with Don Juan Ramirez elected as gobernadorcillo (town head).

An ensemble of nipa houses in the other barrios of the hacienda like Malinta, Nancaan, Salacay, Paliparan, Malagasang and Salitran were grouped and migrated into a reduccion (reduction) in Tampus in 1866. Reduccion originally meant the religious and civic aspects of missionary activities. Later it came to mean the process of resettling and unifying a community, thereby creating a newly organized town. For the Spanish missionaries and friars, this process was advantageous not only for evangelization but also for bringing people under the Spanish rule. A new town called Tampus was formed. From that time on, the people of Tampus built their houses within the hearing distance of the church bells – "bajo las toques de campana". The new town could be reached through a good network of roads and bridges built by the best architects and engineers of the Recollect Order.

In the same year, the new town was rechristened Perez- Dasmariñas
Dasmariñas
to honor the 7th Governor General of the Philippines
Philippines
, Don Gómez Pérez Dasmariñas
Dasmariñas
(1590-1593). Governor Dasmariñas, a Knight of Santiago , was a native of Galicia, Spain
Spain
and a former magistrate of Murcia
Murcia
and Cartagena, Spain
Spain
who brought a lot of economic improvements during the early days of colonization.

Toward the end of 1866, the new town Perez- Dasmariñas
Dasmariñas
had complied with the requirements of a typical Philippine town. A spacious town plaza at the center of the town with the church and the convent made of stone and bricks, a casa tribunal (courthouse) made of wood and nipa, a primary school for children and various houses made of nipa were built in designated areas. A cemetery was located around 200 yards away from the church and surrounded with wooden fence.

The foundation of the town Perez- Dasmariñas
Dasmariñas
was unique from most other towns of Cavite. For the first time, a town was created not by a preceding petition of the barrio people and its local officials as required by legal procedures and custom at that time. Instead, high ranking church officials and the Cavite politico military governor were the prime initiators of its foundation.

For the sake of the people of the growing town and for their own interest, the Recollects sent a petition to Madrid for the creation of a new parish of Dasmariñas, independent from Imus. Queen Isabella II signed the Royal Order creating the new parish of Perez- Dasmariñas
Dasmariñas
on October 21, 1866. The following year, the construction of the stone parish church of Dasmariñas
Dasmariñas
dedicated to the Virgin Mary
Virgin Mary
as Our Lady of Immaculate Conception was started.

BARRIOS

The old town of Perez- Dasmariñas
Dasmariñas
was made up of several barrios. Salitran was considered the most important and famous during the Spanish regime because it was the site of the Recollect casa hacienda (estate house). Salitran came from the Tagalog word "sal-it" meaning "people from another town". It was also once named as Bayanan because of the large concentration of people there. Since it was a part of the Recollect Hacienda de Imus, there were many people from different provinces who lived there working as farmhands. Layong Iloko, a place in Salitran, strengthens the belief that there were Ilocanos who settled there. Pasong Santol in Salitran got its name because of the abundance of santol trees.

Tampus, the center of the newly formed town was located at the end of the deep forest in contrast with one of the sitios which was called "Pintong gubat" or gate of the forest. Sometimes, the name of a barrio is taken from its location, as in the case of Barrio Burol which suggests the high location of the barrio. Sabang on the other hand means "crossroad" or "crossing". Barrio Salawag is believed to be the old barrio Salacay. The word "salawag" refers to long bamboo poles to which nipa roofing are tied up. Salawag is sometimes also called "crossing" because it serves as a crossroad between Paliparan and Salitran.

Nancaan, now called Langkaan, was derived from the Tagalog word "langka" (jackfruit ). It is the biggest fruit tree in the Philippines which was reportedly brought from India to Malaysia and found its way to our country. The presence of lot of jackfruit trees may be the reason it was called Nancaan.

Malinta or Malintaan, on the other hand was derived from the Tagalog word "linta" which means leech. The abundance of leeches in the place accounted for its name.

On July 18, 1899, three more sitios of Perez- Dasmariñas
Dasmariñas
were raised to the rank of barrios. Barrio Sampaloc owing to the abundance of tamarind trees in the place; barrio Tamban was renamed San Jose and Barrio Lucsuhin became San Agustin.

THE 1896 REVOLUTION

By June 1896, the Spanish authorities in Cavite province had become suspicious of the local elite's activities. There were alleged top hierarchy meetings of the Recollects in the casa hacienda of Salitran and San Nicolas. Included in the meeting were General Bernardo Echaluce and other top military officials. The purpose of the meeting was to determine whether it was just to apprehend the notable elites who were "Masons". At the time, "Masons" were bitter enemies of the church and their liberal ideas coming from their counterpart in Spain were beginning to awaken the natives to fight for their rights and even for their freedom. Fortunately for the elites, no decision was during the meeting. Thus, the local leaders freely but quietly continued their subversive activities.

As soon as the revolution of 1896 broke out, leaders of Perez- Dasmariñas
Dasmariñas
took no time in taking up arms against the Spanish rule. Don Placido Campos, the gobernadorcillo at the time and Don Francisco Barzaga, the municipal secretary, gathered the people to liberate their town from Spanish control at the beginning of September 1896. They captured the casa tribunal and casa hacienda in Salitran, killing the religious clergies who lived there. Eventually, the town was freed.

As towns in Cavite fell into the hands of Filipino revolutionaries , the Spanish government in Madrid felt that Governor General Ramon Blanco 's offensive against the natives was ineffective. Thus, a more aggressive person took over the command of the islands, Camilo de Polavieja , with Gen. José de Lachambre
José de Lachambre
as the head of the campaign. Gradually, the Spaniards regained the control of the province. After the fall of Silang, the Spaniards turned their eyes to Perez-Dasmariñas. Knowing the strength of resistance he might encounter, Gen. Lechambre decided to surround the whole town. He sent to advance units headed by Brigadier Gen. Jose Molina who went to take the left. The troop under Col. Arutos who had taken Paliparan, went westward to cut the escape of the Filipinos to Imus
Imus
and Carmona. Gen. Lechambre sent the main force toward the south.

The Caviteños suffered terrible defeat because of lack of arms and ammunition. As the Spaniards approached the Poblacion, the revolutionaries retreated the stone building of the town. On February 25, 1897, the Spaniards decided to encircle the Poblacion
Poblacion
rather go directly to the interior. They started burning all houses except the church. Seeing they were surrounded by fire, some of the rebels went out of hiding but were immediately met by open fire. Those who took refuge at the casa tribunal refused to come out and were all burned alive. Even those who took refuge in the church did eventually yield to the advancing Spanish forces. By March, Perez- Dasmariñas
Dasmariñas
had fallen back into the Spanish hand.

Then Lechambre returned to Salitran. He was expecting a heavy resistance from the revolutionaries who occupied the casa hacienda but to his great surprise, they were able to take the place without any resistance. They hoisted the red and gold flag of Spain
Spain
and converted it as their headquarters.

However, news came that there was a heavy concentration of Filipino rebels at Pasong Santol a short distance beyond Salitran. The Battle of Pasong Santol was one of the most significant in the Caviteños' desire to keep their province under their control. It was the bloodiest battle fought in Cavite. It was during these series of battles in Cavite when Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo was elected in absentia as President of the newly formed revolutionary government. While some leaders of Magdalo faction of the Katipunan were busy fighting in Pasong Santol, members of the Magdiwang and Magdalo faction were discussing the form of government and elected its officers in the Tejeros Convention
Tejeros Convention
in Rosario, Cavite . In said Convention, Bonifacio was traitorously ousted from the Katipunan leadership by the combined Caviteño revolutionaries. Bonifacio and his brother Procopio were later executed by Aguinaldo's men.

The Filipino casualties was enormous according to Lachambre. There were 150 men inside the "tribunal" or town hall when Spaniards set fire to the building and all 150 were killed. Others took refuge in the convent. This also was set on fire and the men were shot as they emerged. Others had shut themselves up in the church. With the church surrounded, the mountain artillery was brought up into position and from a distance of 35 meters, the strong doors of the church were bombarded and the troops went in through the breach. At the height of the Battle of Perez Dasmarinas , Gen. Flaviano Yengko , Gen. Crispulo Aguinaldo , Lucas Camerino, Arturo Reyes and many more revolutionaries lost their lives fighting for their motherland.

THE AMERICAN COLONIAL ERA

With the signing of the Treaty of Paris on December 10, 1898 (ratified Washington on February 6, 1899), the Philippines
Philippines
was ceded to America by Spain. The American regime brought to Dasmariñas, as it did to other parts of the country, several fundamental changes in the system of government, in language, and in educational system.

In the month of February, 1899, the Philippine-American War began. General Henry Ware Lawton's brigade operated south of Manila
Manila
including the province of Cavite in the middle of June 1899. The Americans could not land directly at Bacoor because Zapote river was defended by the Filipino revolutionists who built trenches as tactical defenses forming three sides of an angle which made the Filipinos hardly visible. The American's 14th Infantry Battalion swam across the during the Battle of Zapote River
Battle of Zapote River
and under the cover of military artillery, charged against the Filipinos who then retreated to the woods.

Moving southward, the Americans encountered more Filipino revolutionists in the town of Bacoor, Imus
Imus
and Perez-Dasmariñas, a battalion of infantry narrowly escaped annihilation. News had been brought to the American camp that the Filipino soldiers had evacuated the town and that the native mayor was disposed to surrender it formally to the Americans. The battalion thus went there to take possession, but before reaching the place, the Filipino revolutionists closed in on all sides, and a heavy firefight went on for hours. The Americans were saved from destruction by a desperate bayonet charge when they were rescued by General Weaton's brigade.

Placido Campos, who sided with General Emilio Aguinaldo since the beginning of the Filipino-American war in 1899, was captured together with his nephew Guillermo Campos. They were imprisoned at the Provost Political Prison on Postigo St., Intramuros, Manila
Manila
where they were kept for six months.

The Americans established the Military Government in 1900. By order of the Colonel of the American Battalion stationed in Perez-Dasmariñas, the residents of the town nominated a president and a vice-president. Elected through the raising of hands were Francisco Barzaga as president and Conrado Malihan as vice-president. They served their office until the civil government was established by the Americans in 1901.

On January 31, 1901, in accordance with President McKinley's instructions that the Filipinos be allowed to manage their own municipal governments, the Second Philippine Commission
Second Philippine Commission
enacted the Act Number 82, the new Municipal Code, placing each municipal government under the following officials: the municipal president, the vice-president, and the municipal council, who were elected by qualified voters every two years. In line with this, Placido Campos was again elected as the head of the municipality of Perez-Dasmariñas in October 1901. Francisco Barzaga then became the Treasurer of Dasmariñas. The two were re-elected in 1903.

In 1903, the American government made the first census in the Philippines. Francisco Barzaga and the secretary, Esteban Quique, made census enumerators for Perez- Dasmariñas
Dasmariñas
under the leadership of Placido Campos. When the census was finished, the total population of the town was only 3,500. Before the revolution of 1898, the population was 12,000. (There were 20 Cabezas de Barangay
Barangay
(barangay head) and each of which had 200 persons with ages ranging from 18 to 59 years, men and women, the number of children estimated at 6,000 giving atotal of 12,000.) Comparing the population prior to the revolution with that of 1948, there has been a decrease in the population of Perez-Dasmariñas. The 1948 census accounted to only 9,700 while that of the pre-revolutionary period totaled 12,000.

From 1905 to 1916, the law which was passed in 1901 took effect. It combined the municipalities of Imus, Perez- Dasmariñas
Dasmariñas
and Bacoor into one, with the seat of government located at Imus. Consequently, on January 5, 1905, Perez- Dasmariñas
Dasmariñas
became a part of Imus. The reason for this was to punish the insurrectos for not surrendering. Besides, the inability of the people to work outside from fear of being suspected by the Constabulary greatly decrease the income of the municipalities to the detriment of the employees and the policemen.

In 1917, under Governor General Francis Burton Harrison (1913-1921), Perez- Dasmariñas
Dasmariñas
was again declared a separate municipality. The provincial governor of Cavite, Antero S. Soriano, convened the local leaders, including Placido Campos, Francisco Barzaga, and Felipe Tirona. Together, they agreed to delete the word "Perez" and retain "Dasmariñas" as the new name of the town. For the second time, Placido Campos headed the rechristened town of Dasmariñas.

THE JAPANESE OCCUPATION

The town of Dasmariñas
Dasmariñas
is a town in the province of Cavite that shed blood and has given up many lives for the sake of our country. There were many times when the Japanese conducted zonifications in the town. The barrios of Paliparan and Salawag suffered the most number of deaths. Being remote places and thinking that guerrillas were hiding there, these two barrios were zonified two times giving up several lives. The Japanese Imperial Army made the schools as their garrison.

On December 17, 1944, another zonification was conducted in the town proper. The church was used as garrison and all suspected male residents involved in the guerrilla movement were brought at the back of the Dasmariñas
Dasmariñas
Elementary School and were tortured. Some were hanged at the old mango tree near the school canteen, whipped and forced to say something about the movement. There were those who experienced the so-called "tinutubig" (wherein the head is immersed in a drum of water).

Aside from these, raid after raid were made and male residents were shot to death. Some were killed because they were mistaken as guerrillas. Some fought face to face, during encounters in Burol, Malinta, Paliparan and Langkaan. Others were killed in other towns. Most male residents of Dasmarineños were among those who fought with the Japanese in Bataan and Corregidor. Sad to state too, there were those who joined the Death March, some of whom are already dead and some are still living.

In 1945, Filipino troops of the 4th and 42nd Infantry Divisions of the Philippine Commonwealth Army liberated the town of Dasmariñas
Dasmariñas
and aided the local Caviteño resistance in their fight against the Imperial Japanese Army , marking the end of the Second World War .

POST-WAR ERA AND BEFORE CITYHOOD

After the war , the Philippines
Philippines
became independent and Dasmariñas started to develop. The population increased because of the mass exodus of families from Metro Manila
Manila
and nearby provinces .

The Dasmariñas
Dasmariñas
Bagong Bayan (DBB) , also known as Dasmariñas Resettlement Area, was established in 1975 by Letter of Instruction No. 19 issued by the then President Ferdinand Marcos
Ferdinand Marcos
.

From 1983 to 1998, Dasmariñas
Dasmariñas
had an economic boom. Different factories and establishments sprouted in the town which gave way for the growth in population. From a sixth-class municipality, the town became a first-class municipality.

As of 2015, the City has a population in excess of over 650,000. Dasmariñas
Dasmariñas
served as a catalyst for major economic development and sustained growth for the Metro Manila
Manila
urban area since the 1990s. The influx of industries, academia, and real estate developments is significant of in a town outside of a major financial district. Located at Dasmariñas
Dasmariñas
are the First Cavite Industrial Estate with 81 foreign and domestic corporations employing 20,000,. The city also hosts one of the largest universities in Cavite, the De La Salle University- Dasmariñas
Dasmariñas
campus, which serves more than 25, 000 students.

CITYHOOD ATTEMPTS AND PRESENT

There have been several attempts to convert Dasmariñas
Dasmariñas
into a city. The first attempt was in 1997, when HB08931 was filed by Congressman Renato P. Dragon with other cityhood bills of Imus
Imus
(HB 08960) and Bacoor (HB 08959). It was filed last February 11, 1997 and read last February 13, 1997. Committee Report N0. 01361 was submitted on December 17, 1997. It was approved on the third reading by the House last January 10, 1998. It did not push through as a Republic Act and no plebiscite happened.

The second attempt was in 2000, when HB099883 was filed by Congressman Erineo Maliksi last March 13, 2000. It was first read last March 13, 2000. It was approved on the Second and Third reading of House last March 15, 2000 and March 27, 2000. It was transmitted to the senate on March 28, 2000 and received on March 31, 2009. It did not push through as a Republic Act and no plebiscite happened.

The idea of converting Dasmariñas
Dasmariñas
into a component city was again proposed for the third time after failure in 1997 and 2000.

House Bill no. 5258 converting the municipality of Dasmariñas
Dasmariñas
into a component city was filed by Congressman Elpidio F. Barzaga, Jr. last October 3, 2008. It was read last October 6, 2008. It was approved by the House on Second and Third Reading on October 7 and November 17, 2008. It was transmitted and received by the Senate last November 17 and 20 2008. It was passed by the senate on Second and Third Reading last October 28 and November 5, 2009. It is received by the President of the Philippines
Philippines
last October 14, 2009 and signed as Republic Act 9723 last October 15, 2009.

COMELEC
COMELEC
Resolution No. 8682 in connection with the November 25, 2009 plebiscite to ratify the conversion of the municipality of Dasmariñas province of Cavite into a component city pursuant to Republic Act 9723 dated October 15, 2009.

Republic Act No. 9723 was ratified by the registered voters of Dasmariñas
Dasmariñas
through a plebiscite conducted last November 25, 2009, converted the municipality of Dasmariñas
Dasmariñas
in the Province of Cavite into a component city to be known as the City of Dasmariñas. There were about 44,000 voters who cast the plebiscite ballot in the town’s 1,508 polling precincts. The yes votes won overwhelmingly. The yes votes got 36,559 while the no votes got 8,141.

Then Mayor Jennifer Austria-Barzaga, elected in 2007, is both the first woman mayor and first city mayor of Dasmariñas
Dasmariñas
since its incorporation as a city. Since 1892, when Don Placido N. Campos became the first mayor , there have been 23 mayors of the city.

On 2011, the Paro-Paro Festival was first celebrated. It is celebrated every 26 November to commemorate the incorporation of the city of Dasmariñas
Dasmariñas
with people dancing and parading in the streets in butterfly costumes.

In November 2013, the Paro-Paro Festival was cancelled, instead the allocated funds will be donated to the Typhoon Yolanda victims.

GEOGRAPHY

Poblacion
Poblacion

Dasmariñas
Dasmariñas
City is about 8,234 hectares, 12 kilometers from Metro Manila
Manila
or the National Capital Region and 27 kilometers south of the center of the City of Manila
Manila
. It is bounded by the city of Imus
Imus
and the municipality of Silang , both in Cavite at the north and south respectively, at the east by the Cities of San Pedro and Biñan by the side of Laguna and Carmona and at the west, it is bounded by General Trias , also in Cavite and a little further from this boundary is Trece Martires City .

It is strategically located at the intermediate zone of the Metropolitan Manila
Manila
area. With adequate accessibility, Dasmariñas
Dasmariñas
is within the urbanizing development influence of Metro Manila
Manila
area.

It is composed of the Poblacion
Poblacion
and the barangays. The Poblacion which is now divided into four zones is on the westernmost section of the city, Sabang, Salawag and Salitran are to the north and to the south are San Agustin, Langkaan and Sampaloc. Burol, Paliparan, and the Resettlement Area are on the eastern side of the city.

The city of Dasmariñas
Dasmariñas
is landlocked. However, it is not too far from the coastal towns of Rosario
Rosario
, Kawit , Bacoor City , Noveleta and Cavite City whose average distance from Poblacion
Poblacion
is less than 30 kilometers. It is about the same distance from Laguna de Bay and about 27 kilometers from the resort city of Tagaytay and the famous Taal Lake .

At present, Dasmariñas
Dasmariñas
is served by corridors traversing the central areas which provide linkages to the Metropolitan Manila
Manila
area core in the north and the developing nodes of Laguna and Batangas .

TOPOGRAPHY

Dasmariñas
Dasmariñas
is partly lowland and partly hill. The Poblacion
Poblacion
itself is elevated. From an elevation of 80 meters at the Poblacion, the land rises to 250 meters towards Silang. Generally, land near rivers and creeks are rugged. Dasmariñas
Dasmariñas
is outside the typhoon belt and has no fault line constraints. Further, it is served by natural drainage system since it is traversed by several rivers and water tributaries draining to the Manila
Manila
Bay. The city has yet to experience floods.

Strongly sloping to elevated areas cover approximately 1,532.16 hectares or 18.61% of the total area. These are dispersed among Burol, Langkaan, Paliparan, Salawag, Sampaloc and San Agustin. Areas with slopes 10.1 to 18% cover about 575.72 hectares of land in portions of Salawag, Salitran, Burol, and other parts.

On the other hand, gently sloping or undulating areas comprise merely 710.4 hectares or 8.62% of the total land area while undulating areas with a slope of 2.6 to 5% account for the biggest percentage of 50.59% of the total land area equivalent to 4, 165.64 hectares of land which are dispersed over the municipality except Sabang and San Jose.

CLIMATE

Dasmariñas
Dasmariñas
has a tropical wet and dry climate (Köppen climate classification : Aw) with two pronounced seasons: wet season and dry season. Wet season covers the period from May to December of each year and dry season covers the period from January to April.

CLIMATE DATA FOR DASMARIñAS, CAVITE

MONTH JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC YEAR

AVERAGE HIGH °C (°F) 29.4 (84.9) 30.4 (86.7) 31.9 (89.4) 33.4 (92.1) 33.2 (91.8) 31.6 (88.9) 30.5 (86.9) 30.0 (86) 30.2 (86.4) 30.5 (86.9) 30.2 (86.4) 29.3 (84.7) 30.88 (87.59)

DAILY MEAN °C (°F) 25.4 (77.7) 25.9 (78.6) 27.0 (80.6) 28.5 (83.3) 28.7 (83.7) 27.7 (81.9) 27.0 (80.6) 26.7 (80.1) 26.8 (80.2) 26.8 (80.2) 26.5 (79.7) 25.6 (78.1) 26.88 (80.39)

AVERAGE LOW °C (°F) 21.4 (70.5) 21.4 (70.5) 22.2 (72) 23.6 (74.5) 24.2 (75.6) 23.9 (75) 23.5 (74.3) 23.5 (74.3) 23.4 (74.1) 23.2 (73.8) 22.8 (73) 22.0 (71.6) 22.93 (73.27)

AVERAGE PRECIPITATION MM (INCHES) 21 (0.83) 9 (0.35) 13 (0.51) 23 (0.91) 143 (5.63) 254 (10) 370 (14.57) 408 (16.06) 317 (12.48) 191 (7.52) 140 (5.51) 81 (3.19) 1,970 (77.56)

Source: Climate-data.org

DEMOGRAPHICS

POPULATION CENSUS OF DASMARIñAS

YEAR POP. ±% P.A.

1903 3,028 —

1918 3,875 +1.66%

1939 8,323 +3.71%

1948 9,012 +0.89%

1960 11,744 +2.23%

1970 17,948 +4.33%

1975 22,805 +4.92%

1980 51,894 +17.87%

1990 136,556 +10.16%

1995 262,406 +13.02%

2000 379,520 +8.23%

2007 556,330 +5.42%

2010 575,817 +1.26%

2015 659,019 +2.60%

Source: Philippine Statistics Authority
Philippine Statistics Authority

In the 2015 census, the population of Dasmariñas, was 659,019 people, with a density of 7,300 inhabitants per square kilometre or 19,000 inhabitants per square mile.

From the original 643 inhabitants of the old Perez-Dasmariñas, the population grew and so did the town. By 1888, there were already more than 4,576 people living in Perez-Dasmarinas. Gradually, the economic life of the people improved. The inquilinos (lessees) of the hacienda rose to become the middle class. Dasmariñas, 8,664 hectares were all farmed in 1890 except for 3,770 hectares (including parcels at Gatdula and Balimbing). Lessees paid the usual land rent base on the measurement of lowland and upland riceland set up by the "uldog" (friar administrator) of casa hacienda de Salitran. In the 1880s, there were 200 quinones of dry and 50 quinones of wet ricelands yielding some 2,300 cavanas of palay, 5,000 piculs of mucavado sugar, 50 cavans of corn and camote, 60 piculs of tao and 25 piculs of peanuts. Dasmariñas
Dasmariñas
was a highly advanced town where not only textiles from Batangas and Bulacan looms, but also imported European cloth from Manila
Manila
reached the town elites. Fish and other staple food however still came from nearby towns. Surprisingly until 1880, there was no public market in the town. There was a principal public dirt road in Perez- Dasmariñas
Dasmariñas
that went to Silang which was passable to all kinds of vehicle only during dry season, but reachable only by foot and horseback during wet season. By 1870, mails from Manila
Manila
were received at a central station in Cavite Puerto where it was sorted. Mails were brought via Kawit, then Imus
Imus
then Dasmariñas.

Culturally, Perez- Dasmariñas
Dasmariñas
was not too behind for by 1874 there were already two competing brass bands in the town. Don Valeriano Campos, an inquilino and a former gobernadorcillo of the town (1879 to 1881) organized one of the brass bands. He was popularly known as Capitang Vale. He was the highest taxpayer and owned a house made of cogon and wood on Calle Real with an appraised value of P300. His son Placido Campos learned his trade and also considered a man of means. Manuela Monzon, another well to do woman owned a house at the town's main street. The house made of nipa and wood was valued at P200 and was rented as a boys' school for P72.

Nonetheless in 1892, there was a noticeable decrease of the male population. As conflict between the friar-hacenderos, the inquilinos and casamas multiplied more people went into hiding in the deep forest of Perez-Dasmariñas. The rise of tulisanismo in Cavite was often connected with agrarian problems in the hacienda town owned by the friars.

The city has 75 barangays, has more than 170 subdivisions and the biggest resettlement area in the Philippines, the Dasmariñas
Dasmariñas
Bagong Bayan (DBB) .

Most affluent families from Metro Manila
Manila
and nearby towns and provinces have chosen Dasmariñas
Dasmariñas
to be their home due to its proximity to the National Capital Region. The mass exodus of people here in Dasmariñas
Dasmariñas
is also brought about by the industrial boom which brought about more jobs. There are also a big number of foreign residents such as Koreans, Chinese, Japanese, Americans, Hindus, Britons and Eurasians. Because of this, Dasmariñas
Dasmariñas
can be also considered as the "Melting Pot" of Cavite.

RELIGION

Immaculate Conception Parish Church of Dasmariñas

Christianity is the predominant faith, composed of Roman Catholics, Protestants, and other independent Christian groups.

Majority of the population are Roman Catholics. The city is the seat of the Vicariates of Immaculate Conception and Our Mother of Perpetual Help
Help
under the jurisdiction of Diocese of Imus
Imus
.

Other prominent religious groups include Church of God World Missions, Philippines
Philippines
and the local Church of God Dasmarinas, serve as the National Office of the Church of God based in Cleveland, Tennessee . Jesus Miracle Crusade International Ministry (Dasma Outstation, Iglesia Ni Cristo , United Church of Christ in the Philippines
Philippines
(UCCP), Jesus Is Lord Church (JIL), Evangelica Unida De Cristo, Victory Christian Fellowship, World Mission Church, The United Methodist Church, Salitran Covenant Bible Church, Presbyterian Churches, Baptist and Bible Fundamental churches, Seventh Day Adventist Churches, Members Church of God International known as Ang Dating Daan, The Lord's Hand Family Apostolic Church, and The Pentecostals of Dasmariñas
Dasmariñas
(TPOD), an independent Oneness Pentecostal, old-fashioned Holiness group which originated in Dasmariñas
Dasmariñas
City itself.

A considerable percentage of the population are also composed of Muslims.

Religious tolerance exists among members of different sects.

LANGUAGES

The city has a majority of English and Tagalog speakers. Almost all households in the city are bilingual and know how to speak English. Due to its proximity to Metro Manila
Manila
and being part of the Greater Manila
Manila
Area , there is also a considerably minor amount of speakers of Bicolano , Ilocano , Ilonggo , Cebuano , Pangasinan , Kapampangan and Chavacano .

CITYSCAPE

City panorama from Dasma Hall penthouse

The City of Dasmariñas
Dasmariñas
is divided into eleven unofficially-defined administrative districts and is subdivided into 75 barangays.

POBLACION

Poblacion
Poblacion

The Poblacion
Poblacion
is the city center which is home to Dasmariñas' old residents. The newly renovated old church of the Parish of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, Dasmariñas
Dasmariñas
Library, Dasmariñas
Dasmariñas
Elementary School and the Immaculate Conception Academy-Science High School are located in the town's plaza. Municipal Government's municipio or the town hall is located a few meters away from the plaza. Near the Poblacion
Poblacion
is the De La Salle University-Health Sciences Campus and the DLSU-Medical Center, the 1st ISO Certified Hospital in the Philippines. Divided into four zones, the town's center is mostly residential area but is still lined with many business establishments. Celebrations, shows and gatherings are being held at the plaza. Every 8 December, the town's Poblacion
Poblacion
celebrates the Feast of the Immaculate Conception wherein colorful banderitas, loud marching bands and expectacular display of fireworks are seen and is being visited by many people coming from the different towns in Cavite. Cultural shows and many celebrations are happening here almost weekly so it has the rightful claim to be called "The Liveliest City in Cavite".

Five barangays are located in this district.

* Zone I * Zone I-A (A stands for Aguinaldo because of its location along Aguinaldo Highway
Aguinaldo Highway
) * Zone II * Zone III * Zone IV

SAN AGUSTIN

Kasuyan is its first name of this place, during the Spanish period, because of the presence of many cashew trees on the area. After many years, its name became Luksuhin and on July 18, 1889, it was renamed again by the petition passed by Don Juan Bautista requesting the place be named after San Agustin. The place is lying between the Poblacion and Sampaloc in the north. Farming was the chief source of income of the people here. San Agustin is blessed with rich soil that can be planted with rice, sugarcane, fruits and vegetables. Here, vast lands with big mango trees can be found. There was a continuous flow of water coming from Bucal to the Poblacion
Poblacion
during the Spanish period which they call Simbro. However, due to the town's development, most lands are now being converted into subdivisions and other business establishments. On December 17, 1944, three persons living here were killed at the sona (zonification) in the Poblacion. They were Conrado Aledia, Primitivo Sango and Matiaga Ramirez. Today, the place is on development. The Dasmariñas
Dasmariñas
Central Market and the business establishments such as the Walter Mart and FSC are located here.

Three barangays are located in this district.

* San Agustin I * San Agustin II * San Agustin III

SAN JOSE

This barangay is situated between the Poblacion
Poblacion
and Sabang. On April 13, 1889, a petition was passed appealing the sitio, once known Sitio Tamban, to be transformed into a barangay. The place was renamed on July 18, 1889, and was given the name San Jose in commemoration of their patron saint, St. Joseph. Cumpuerta is the name of the hide-out of the Filipino revolucionarios during the revolution against Spain. This is a deep canal of flowing water which still exists until now. The families of Cantada, Villena, Reyes, Mendoza, Camañag, Ramos, and Pastor are the first ones who settled here.

Only one barangay is located in this district, its namesake, Barangay San Jose."

SALITRAN

This place is known for the name "Salitran" even during the Spanish period. There are no exact historical accounts for the origin of the name. Some says that such name was given because the early settlers of this place were from Pampanga, Visayas, Tagalog region and some Chinese that served the Spanish friars. However, according to the original settlers here, the place was originally called "Bayanan". They said that this has numerous big Spanish houses which is like in a small town. An old house in the eastern part of Salitran was used by the Spanish friars as the storage place for the rice and was called "Makina". It was also used as a headquarters by the Guardia Civil. When the revolution ignited, the "Makina" became the center of attack by the revolucionarios from the Poblacion
Poblacion
and this barrio. The friars weren't aware of the said assault. On March 7, 1897, the Spanish went to Salitran where the Magdalo soldiers led by Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo hid. General Emilio Aguinaldo received help from one thousand men and formed a greater force and even the Spanish troops led by General Lechambre didn't penetrate Salitran. Because of the rebelry, the Spanish burned all the houses and establishments in the barrio. There were only left three houses unburned. During the World War II, Simplicio Lara and Teodorico Timbang were killed by the Japanese soldiers. Now, Salitran is on vast development due to the presence of numerous subdivisions and villages. Schools located here are the St. Jude College, the Immaculate Conception Academy-North Campus, and many others. There are also many business establishments here.

Four barangays are located in this district.

* Salitran I * Salitran II * Salitran III * Salitran IV * Salitran V (proposed)

SABANG

On the northern part of Dasmariñas
Dasmariñas
is where this barangay can be found. The word "Sabang" means "to overflow"; wherein the creeks running from Malagasang, Imus
Imus
tend to overflow in this place. This were made by the Spanish friars to irrigate the vast ricefields in the barangay. The diversion in the direction of the waterflow made a big change in the agriculture during the Spanish period. There were rich production of rice and because of this, a bodega was made here for the storage of rice and was called "Kamalig ng Pare" (Silo of the Priest). This place is considered to be the richest land in Dasmariñas
Dasmariñas
during the Spanish period. Residents here where known to be industrious. Agriculture is still a source of income in this barangay though it diminish due to the development of the lands into subdivisions and schools. More than 85% of the population are professionals and have a high standard of living. In this place, the Madona Charity Clinic is located which is owned by Mrs. Bracia Tengko. This clinic is a big help to the less fortunate residents of the barangay which seeks medical help.

Only one barangay is located in this district, its namesake, Barangay Sabang.

BUROL

On the eastern part of Dasmariñas, we can find Barangay
Barangay
Burol which is 3 kilometers away from the city center. The complete name of barrio Burol is Pansol-Burol. Pansol is a Tagalog word meaning aqueduct, while Burol, also a native word, means mound. Even though there are no historical records about its establishment, it is safe to say that it was formed during the Spanish period due to the presence of ruins of old Spanish houses and sugarmills. The families of Quillao and Beltran are the first ones to settle in this place. This barangay became the hide-out of the Katipuneros/revolucionarios. During the Japanese occupation, there are some Dasmarineños who were killed in this place. They were Alfredo Purificacion, Pedro Calupad, Jose Yñota, Victor de Jesus and Angel Olaes. The Japanese soldiers also planted several cotton trees on the area. Now, this place is considered one of the richest barangay in Dasmariñas. Many schools and colleges can be found here such as the Southern Luzon
Luzon
College, International English Center, Asian Trinity School, and many others. Adjacent to the place is the Emilio Aguinaldo College. Numerous subdivisions and villages are also located here.

Four barangays are located in this district, these are:

* Burol I * Burol II * Burol III * Burol Main

LANGKAAN

This place is located on the south-western part of Dasmariñas. The name "Langkaan" came from the word "langka" meaning jackfruit; which is believed to be planted in many parts of this barangay during the 1900, the year of its foundation. Barangay
Barangay
Langkaan was a part of a vast hacienda during the Spanich period that's why there are numerous water systems for ricefields that can be found here. The San Agustin Dam was constructed in 1855. On the last part of the 19th century, the Spaniards erected an indigo plantation here. The stone-made grinder of indigo still exists until now and it is the mark of the Spanish influence in the place. The Spaniards are the first ones who planted sugar canes and became the primary source of income during the 18th century. During those times, tarapiche and carabaos are used to make panucha and paldo. Don Placido Campos and Andres Medina are the ones who owned these tarapiche. When the Americans arrived, this place attracted residents from the Poblacion. The families Quillao, Bautista, Sarabusab, Reyes, Remulla, Sango, Laudato, Empeño, Satsatin, Medina, de Lima and others transferred here during those times. During the Second World War, the Japanese had a big plantation of cotton trees in Langkaan. Dasmarineños were forced to work here. A Japanese concentration camp was also established in this area. Now, this is considered to be a backbone of the economic progress of Dasmariñas. The presence of numerous factories in different industrial estates in this area, such as the First Cavite Industrial Estate, serves as the working place for the workers living in Dasmariñas
Dasmariñas
and other towns of Cavite as well.

Two barangays are located in this district, these are:

* Langkaan I * Langkaan II

PALIPARAN

Paliparan is situated at the southeastern part of Dasmariñas. In the easternmost part, is surrounded by the municipalities of Gen. Mariano Alvarez, Cavite and San Pedro, Laguna. This place was a grassy land with no trees growing on its wide space providing an excellent place for flying kites during summer. In fact, this was what used to be - a paliparan - meaning an airfield for flying kites. During the Spanish period, the Spaniards used to go to this place during weekends to fly kites of different designs and colors. The first settlers here came from the town of Imus. Among them are the families of Faustino Alvarez, Flaviano Pakingan, Gregorio de la Cruz, Pablo Papa, Dominguez and the Martinez. In 1911, most of the residents here are said to be uneducated because there were only eight persons who can vote. Also during the Spanish period, this place became a hiding place for the Katipuneros/revolucionarios. During the Japanese occupation, some hide-outs of the guerillas were found here such as of "P.Q.O.G., R.C.T.C. Hunters, Reyes Regimen and Saulog Regimen". In June 1943, the Japanese ordered the residents to assemble in front of the school wherein they were not given food and water from morning until evening. Suspected guerrilla members were killed. This barangay is sub divided into six sitios which are Nyugan (on the west), Crossing, Paliparan (on the north), Paliparan Ilaya (also on the north), Pook and Burol (on the north-east). Today, it is considered to be one of the richest barangay in Dasmariñas
Dasmariñas
because of the many factories and industrial estates that are located here. Among them are the Monterey, Reynold's Corporation, Molave Industrial Estate and many others.

Three barangays are located in this district, these are:

* Paliparan I * Paliparan II * Paliparan III

SALAWAG

Barangay
Barangay
Salawag is the largest barangay of the city in terms of land area and population. It is located in the north-eastern part of Dasmariñas. Such name was given to this place due to the presence of bamboo trees (salawag in archaic Tagalog) made for the construction of houses. This barangay had many names during the olden times. The Spanish called this "Pasong Tinta" because there were many plants called "tinta-tintahan" used as an ink. This was also called "Horong Bato" because the early settlers believed that there is a treasure here buried under a large rock. During the arrival of the Americans, the place was called "Mataas na Sampalok" because there were numerous tall sampaloc (tamarind) trees planted here. The first families to live here are the Macalinao, Pacifico, Purificacion and Paras; while the richest families living here are the Acuzar, Panerio and Muncada families. Only one barangay is located in this district, its namesake, Barangay
Barangay
Salawag.

Today, the barangay boasts of the world-class Orchard Golf and Country Club, the site of the 1995 Johnnie Walker Golf Tournament and a state university, the Technological University of the Philippines – Cavite Campus, established in 1979. Many subdivisions and villages are also located here, such as Golden City, San Marino City, Avida Sta. Catalina Village, Avida Sta Cecilia and Avida Residences Dasmarinas. Commercial establishments include The District Dasmarinas, SM Savemore Salawag and SM Savemore San Marino.

Salawag is also unique among the barangays in the city as it has two Catholic churches serving its huge population. First established was Mary Immaculate Parish in NIA Road, built in 2003 under the pastoral care of the Sons of the Holy Mary Immaculate. Second was Pope John XXIII Parish in San Marino City, established in 2016.

Two townships led by two of the country's largest real estate companies, Ayala Land 's Vermosa and Vista Land's Vista City, both include areas under the jurisdiction of Barangay
Barangay
Salawag.

SAMPALOC

There were numerous sampaloc (English : tamarind) trees in this place that's why it was given such name. It has the largest land area in Dasmariñas. The Central Business District of the city is located in this barangay. Sitios formed here in 1896 were Palapala, Bukal, Malinta, Manalo, Piela and Talisayan. In this barangay, the Philippine Christian University and the Union Theological Seminary can be found. Hella Phils. is located in Malinta, EuroMed Laboratories and New Era Village of Iglesia ni Cristo (Church of Christ) are in Bucal. More than half of the land is owned by the International Institute of Rural Reconstruction.

Five barangays are located in this district, these are:

* Sampaloc I * Sampaloc II * Sampaloc III * Sampaloc IV * Sampaloc V

DASMARIñAS BAGONG BAYAN

Main article: Dasmariñas Resettlement Area

DBB or the Dasmariñas
Dasmariñas
Bagong Bayan was established in 1975 under the government of Pres. Ferdinand Marcos. At first, it occupies 234 hectares of land in the town and is 8 kilometers away from the town's Poblacion. This land was bought by the PHHC or the People Homesite Housing Corporation to the owners at two million and four hundred thousand pesos (P2,400,000) which then became the resettlement area for the less-privileged families living in the depressed areas of Metro Manila. The families of Eduardo Coronel, Rogelio Tomas, Ruben Alvarez, Manuel Rabang, Aurora Dela Cruz and Diosdado Alto were the first ones to live here. Diosdado Alto, Rodolfo Urubia, Danilo Serrano, Maximo Esteban, Manuel Macuto and Francisco Gonzales became the first barangays leaders.

After a few years, DBB was divided into 30 barangays with a population of 100,000 living in more than 600 hectares of land. Each families were given 90-200 square meters which they loan from the NHA or the National Housing Authority. On September 12, 1990, the Sangguniang Bayan (Municipal Council) passed Order 108-90 ordering DBB to be divided into 47 barangays which then was approved by the authority.

Today, the Congressional South Avenue is lined with numerous schools and business establishments. The Kadiwa market offers goods at cheaper price which then serve as an alternative market for the town. Schools such as the Dasmariñas
Dasmariñas
Elementary School and Dasmariñas
Dasmariñas
National High School are just nearby the market. Along the said avenue sits the De La Salle University-Dasmariñas Campus.

This district has the most number of barangays, 42.

* DBB-A-1

* San Dionisio * San Esteban * Sto. Cristo * Sto. Niño I * Sto. Niño II

* DBB-A-2

* San Juan * Sta. Lucia

* DBB-A-3

* San Manuel I * San Manuel II * San Miguel I * San Miguel II * St. Peter I * St. Peter II

* DBB-B

* Burol I * Burol II

* DBB-C

* Parts of Burol III * San Andres I * San Andres II * San Roque * San Simon * Sta. Cristina I * Victoria Reyes

* DBB-D

* Bautista Property (part of Sampaloc IV) * Luzviminda I * Luzviminda II * San Nicolas I * San Nicolas II * San Mateo

* DBB-E

* Emmanuel Bergado I * Emmanuel Bergado II * San Lorenzo Ruiz I * San Luis I * San Luis II * Sta. Cruz I * Sta. Cruz II

* DBB-F

* Fatima I * Fatima II * Fatima III

* DBB-G

* San Isidro Labrador I * San Isidro Labrador II

* DBB-H

* H-2 (Sta. Veronica) * Sultan Esmael (H-1)

* DBB-I

* San Francisco I * San Francisco II * Sta. Fe

* DBB-J

* San Antonio de Padua I * San Antonio de Padua II * Sta. Maria

* DBB-K

* Fatima I

LOCAL GOVERNMENT

City hall plaza Main article: Dasmariñas City Council See also: Dasmariñas local elections, 2013

Dasmariñas
Dasmariñas
City has been a municipality and later a component city with a mayor-council form of government since its establishment in 1866.

The mayor is the chief executive of the city. He is elected to serve a three-year term, with a maximum of three terms. The incumbent city mayor is Elpidio F. Barzaga, Jr. , who succeeded his wife, now congresswoman, Jennifer Austria-Barzaga. Prior to his term as Mayor which was started in June 30, 2016, he served as the representative of 2nd district of Cavite from 2007 to 2013, and the first representative of the newly formed 4th district of Cavite from 2013 to 2016.

The vice mayor is the presiding officer of the Sangguniang Panglungsod ng Dasmariñas
Dasmariñas
(English : City Council of Dasmariñas). He is also the chief executive of the city whenever the mayor is out of the city. He is elected to serve a three-year term, with a maximum of three terms. The incumbent vice mayor is Rex Mangubat, incumbent since 2016.

The Sangguniang Panglungsod ng Dasmariñas
Dasmariñas
(English : City Council of Dasmariñas) is composed of 12 members with 2 ex officio members which are the Association of Liga ng mga Barangay
Barangay
ng Dasmariñas
Dasmariñas
(English : League of Barangays of Dasmariñas) President and the Sangguniang Kabataan (English : Youth Council) Federation President. There are 20 committees in the city each headed by a chairman who is a city councilor. They are elected to serve a three-year term, with a maximum of three terms.

The city officials from June 30, 2016 to June 30, 2019. They were elected last May 9, 2016during the 2016 Philippine national and local elections , which since 2007, all candidates from the Barzaga's group sweep the Municipal/City council.

POSITION NAME

CHIEF EXECUTIVE of the City of Dasmariñas
Dasmariñas
Elpidio F. Barzaga, Jr.

PRESIDING OFFICER of the City Council of Dasmariñas
Dasmariñas
Raul Rex D. Mangubat

COUNCILORS of the City of Dasmariñas
Dasmariñas
Robin Chester J. CANTIMBUHAN

Reynaldo C. CANAYNAY

Restituto M. ENCABO

Jacinto B. FRANI, Jr.

Roderick Marquinez ATIENZA, Sr.

Peter-Tom B. ANTONIO

Nicanor N. AUSTRIA, Jr.

Tagumpay P. TAPAWAN, D.M.D.

Fulgencio C. DE LA CUESTA, Jr.

Teofilo F. CAMPAñO

Napoleon F. GONZALES

Angelo C. HUGO

PRESIDENT of the League of Barangays - Dasmariñas
Dasmariñas
Chapter Mamerto B. NOORA, Jr. (Sta. Fe)

PRESIDENT of the Youth Council Federation - Dasmariñas
Dasmariñas
Chapter Vacant

HEADS

MAYOR OF THE CITY OF DASMARIňAS

Seal of the City of Dasmariňas

Incumbent Elpidio F. Barzaga, Jr. since June 30, 2016

APPOINTER Elected via popular vote

TERM LENGTH 3 years

INAUGURAL HOLDER Juan Ramirez (as Gobernadorcillo) Placido Campos (as Capitan Municipal) Francisco Barzaga (as Municipal President) Teodorico Sarosario (as Municipal Mayor) Jennifer Austria-Barzaga (as City Mayor)

FORMATION 1868

WEBSITE www.dasmarinas.gov.ph

Except for lack of dates of the terms of the gobernadorcillos (also popularly referred to as captain) during the Spanish regime, the list of town heads of Dasmariñas
Dasmariñas
is complete from its founding to the present.

GOBERNADORCILLOS, (1868-1895)

* Juan Ramirez * Adriano Llano * Eduardo Bautista * Anastacio Paulme * Valeriano Campos * Eugenio Ambalada * Ligario Malihan * Leon Mangubat * Lino Alcantara * Fausto Bautista * Gregorio Baustista

CAPITAN MUNICIPAL, (1895-1896)

* Placido Campos, 1895-1896

MUNICIPAL PRESIDENTS, (1900-1935)

* Francisco Barzaga, 1900 * Placido Campos, 1901

MUNICIPAL PRESIDENTS under Imus
Imus
Government, (1905-1916)

Effectivity of the law passed in 1901 combining the municipalities of Imus, Dasmariñas
Dasmariñas
and Bacoor with its seat of government in Imus.

* Cesar A. Fontanilla, 1905-1913 * Felipe Topacio, 1912-1915 * Cecilio Kamantigue, 1915-1916

MUNICIPAL PRESIDENTS, (1917-1935)

* Placido Campos, 1917-1918 * Felipe Tirona, 1919-1921 * Francisco Barzaga, 1922-1924 * Isidro Mangubat, 1925-1927 * Emilio Aledia Ramirez, 1928-1931 * Estanislao Carungcong, 1931-1934 * Doroteo Mangubat, 1934-1937

MUNICIPAL MAYORS, (1935-2009)

* Teodorico Sarosario, 1937-1940 * Felicisimo Carungcong, 1941-1945 * Maximo de la Torre, 1946, appointed * Gaudencio Geda, 1946, appointed * Fermin de la Cruz, 1947, appointed * Arturo Carungcong, 1948-1950 * Emiliano de la Cruz, 1951-1955 * Tomas Hembrador, 1956-1963 * Remigio Carungcong, 1964-1971 * Narciso M. Guevarra, 1972-1982 * Recto M. Cantimbuhan, 1982-1986 * Elpidio Barzaga, Jr., 1986-1987, appointed * Mariano Veluz, March–November 1987 "appointed" * Roberto Cantimbuhan, November–December 1987 "appointed" * Leonardo Javier, January 13-February 2, 1988 "appointed" * Recto M. Cantimbuhan, 1988-1998 * Elpidio Barzaga, Jr. , 1998-2007 * Jennifer Austria-Barzaga, 2007-2009

CITY MAYORS, (2009–present)

* Jennifer Austria-Barzaga, 2009–2016 * Elpidio Barzaga, Jr. , Present

BARANGAYS

Dasmariñas
Dasmariñas
is politically subdivided into 75 barangays or villages. This table shows the barangays, barangay captains, SK chairmen and population of each barangay in Dasmariñas.

BARANGAY BARANGAY CAPTAIN POPULATION (2015)

Burol Main Elizalde M. Lara 8,620

Burol I Mary Ann E. Castor 15,751

Burol II Nora L. Allada 4,838

Burol III Edwin R. Camerino 9,077

Datu Esmael (Bago-A-Ingud) Dirimpasan U. Pagandag 13,112

Emmanuel Bergado I Winefredo Dedase, Sr. 7,386

Emmanuel Bergado II Renie A. Raymundo 2,982

Fatima I Elsie A. Felismino 6,291

Fatima II Jose E. Embiado 4,023

Fatima III Ramiro M. Dela Cruz 3,712

H-2 (Sta. Veronica) Ramiro Mabini L. Podaca 9,477

Langkaan I Teodorico S. Remulla 21,426

Langkaan II (Humayao) Fernando T. Laudato 30,197

Luzviminda I Bernardo A. Abelar, Jr. 3,285

Luzviminda II Dennis D. Abayon 4,688

Paliparan I Remigio P. Beberino 7,153

Paliparan II Ernesto M. Santiago 17,881

Paliparan III Eleuterio A. Guimbaolibot 68,224

Sabang Isagani B. Sapida, Sr. 14,680

Salawag Enrico S. Paredes 80,136

Saint Peter I Norberto A. Villaruz 2,553

Saint Peter II Teodoro M. Anciano 2,462

Salitran I Neri J. Lara 5,626

Salitran II Felisimo C. Ilano 11,371

Salitran III Benigno S. Beltran 14,949

Salitran IV Prudencio R. España 8,643

Sampaloc I (Pala-Pala) Cirila A. Santarin 6,612

Sampaloc II (Bucal/Malinta) Senando D. Mojica 14,127

Sampaloc III (Piela) Gregorio A. Upo 8,035

Sampaloc IV (Talisayan/Bautista) Romeo E. Joson 39,950

Sampaloc V (New Era) Rebecca E. Ordiales 3,224

San Agustin I Engr. Edwin C. Robles 8,471

San Agustin II (R. Tirona) Fernando H. Narvaez 10,514

San Agustin III Joel M. Ricasata 10,204

San Andres I Edwin L. Astorga 3,173

San Andres II Siegfred V. Yorac 3,455

San Antonio De Padua I Carter P. Manzano 3,110

San Antonio De Padua II Fernando D.C. Muli 3,091

San Dionisio Dominador C. Narido, Jr. protektor ng droga sa barangay 6,980

San Esteban Rolando L. Viray 4,219

San Francisco I Virgilio D. Delfin 3,030

San Francisco II Arnulfo M. Fatalla 3,495

San Isidro Labrador I Joaquin A. Rillo 5,237

San Isidro Labrador II Roderick C. Olaes 2,194

San Jose Edmundo M. Dela Cruz 8,955

San Juan Atanacio G. Cantimbuhan Jr. 3,612

San Lorenzo Ruiz I Reynaldo S. Dinero 3,190

San Lorenzo Ruiz II - 4,109

San Luis I Edna E. Andalajao 3,921

San Luis II Erlindino J. Patalbo 4,524

San Manuel I Levi B. Fructouso 2,703

San Manuel II Jorge Carlo D. Magno 3,037

San Mateo Josefina S. Gallego 4,877

San Miguel I Virgilio H. Ortega 4,240

San Miguel II James Abner B. Magno 2,390

San Nicolas I Jovito A. Paciones Sr. 2,005

San Nicolas II Teresita P. Yap 4,851

San Roque Miguel V. Pamatian 2,949

San Simon Rodolfo Q. Berlon 6,909

Santa Cristina I Rafael C. Oriarte 3,219

Santa Cristina II - 3,782

Santa Cruz I Kirby A. Andrada 4,864

Santa Cruz II Jesus D.G. Manalang 2,323

Santa Fe Mamerto B. Noora, Jr. 6,750

Santa Lucia Francisco S. Cornejo, Jr. 6,754

Santa Maria Nelson P. Velasquez 5,135

Santo Cristo Lolita V. Federio 4,635

Santo Niño I Alvin C. Gimpes 2,847

Santo Niño II Jean G. Teves 2,736

Victoria Reyes Leonila C. Bucao 14,248

Zone I Wilfredo C. Austria 3,756

Zone I-A Aquino I. Garcia 6,263

Zone II Demetrio C. Dela Rea, Jr 1,258

Zone III Eric S. Aledia 5,168

Zone IV Medardo P. Hayag 3,271

TOTAL population (2015) 659,019

CONGRESSIONAL REPRESENTATION

Main article: Legislative district of Dasmariñas

The Legislative district of Dasmariñas is the representation of the city in the House of Representatives of the Philippines
Philippines
. The district corresponds to the 4th Legislative District of Cavite , which was created on October 22, 2009 just right before the ratification of the Charter of the City of Dasmariñas
Dasmariñas
on November 25, 2009. Prior to being entitled its own representation, the municipality of Dasmariñas was represented in Congress as part of the lone district of Cavite from 1907 to 1972, and as part of Region IV-A in the Interim Batasang Pambansa from 1978 to 1984. From 1984 to 1986, it was represented at the Batasang Pambansa as part of the at-large district of Cavite, and was part of the second district of Cavite in the restored House of Representatives from 1987 to 2010.

The congressman of the Legislative district of Dasmariñas is the representative of the city in the lower house of the Philippine Congress . He is elected to serve a three-year term, with a maximum of three terms. Elpidio F. Barzaga, Jr. is the incumbent congressman.

PROVINCIAL BOARD REPRESENTATION

Despite of its own representation in the congress , it still an ordinary component city, meaning its citizens still elect provincial officials. The city has two representatives to the Sangguniang Panlalawigan ng Cavite (English : Provincial Board of Cavite). The board members are elected to serve a three-year term, with a maximum of three terms. Both Rex Mangubat and Rudy Lara were re-elected unopposed in May 2013, which Lara is the most higher votes in the entire provincial board, he is also as the Senior board member.

POSITION NAME

REPRESENTATIVES to the Provincial Board of Cavite Teofilo B. Lara

Valeriano S. Encabo

CITY SEAL

The seal was the winner of the City Logo making competition sponsored by the City Government.The competition started from February 26, 2010 until March 26 of the same year. Ryan Suarez, an alumnus of University of Santo Tomas College of Fine Arts and Design created the city seal. The winning seal underwent minor revisions and for the celebration of the 1st Cityhood Anniversary and the 143rd Feast of the Immaculate Conception, from November 25 - December 8, the new city logo was unveiled on November 26, 2010 in the City Quadrangle.

* The buildings, houses and the gear originate from the old seal which now represents the growing community and work force. The church symbolizes the historic Immaculate Conception Church in the Poblacion since it was the site of Battle of Perez- Dasmariñas
Dasmariñas
during the Philippine Revolution against Spain. The sun is from the Philippine flag where each rays represents the provinces including Cavite with significant involvement in the 1896 Revolution. The people represents the family and the people of Dasmariñas. * The two rice stalks and the farmer represents agriculture that reminds us that the city was once a farming community before evolving into an urbanized city. The globe symbolizes the city's global competitiveness while the green leaf represents the city's environmental advocacy.

ECONOMY

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SM City Dasmariñas , the biggest mall in Cavite and one of several large shopping malls in the province.

The city of Dasmariñas
Dasmariñas
is one of the fastest growing local government units in the province of Cavite. Numerous commercial establishments, which include major shopping malls, fast foods, groceries, convenient stores, restaurants and other service-oriented businesses, are mostly concentrated in the City Centre and the Central Business District. Industrial establishments are located in the outskirts of the city. It has the greatest number of universities in the province.

From an agricultural-based economy, the town of Dasmariñas
Dasmariñas
has evolved into a highly urbanized, commercialized and industrialized city. It now boasts of three industrial estates, namely: First Cavite Industrial Estate (FCIE) in Barangay
Barangay
Langkaan, Dasmariñas
Dasmariñas
Technopark located in Barangay
Barangay
Paliparan I and NHA Industrial Park in Bagong Bayan. Aside from these industrial areas, there are 240 other factories/business establishments scattered in the different barangays that sum up to a total of 309 operational industries in the city. Dasmariñas
Dasmariñas
is home to hundreds of thousands of residents who occupy the more than 70 residential subdivisions in the city. It also serves as a haven to investors with its industrial estates and diverse pool of manpower. The rapid growth of the city's population near universities, industrial estates and factories provides a ready market for real estate ventures such as subdivisions, apartments and other support services. Its infrastructure projects involving major road construction and widening support the city in its functional role as one of the residential, commercial, industrial and university centers of Cavite. To protect its environment, Dasmariñas
Dasmariñas
has adopted its Luntiang (English : Green) Dasmariñas
Dasmariñas
program, which is envisioned to plant 100,000 seedlings planted over the town during the year 2000.

In 2012, the city posted PHP 1,137,968,919 in income, with 37% of it (PHP 420,844,216) sourced locally.

COMMERCE

Dasmariñas
Dasmariñas
Public market

Commerce and trade transactions are intensively undertaken in the identified commercial areas along P. Campos Avenue, Camerino Avenue, Emilio Aguinalo Highway, University Avenue, the Congressional South Avenue and other areas.

Commercial establishments are lined along major thoroughfares. A strip pattern of commercial growth are evident at other places in Dasmariñas.

Commercial developments along Aguinaldo Highway
Aguinaldo Highway
from Silang to Pala-Pala junction particularly within areas adjacent to the Congressional Avenue shows the nature and extent of commercial activities in Dasmariñas. The presence of local commercial centers or shopping centers such as the Highway Plaza, CM Plaza and a branch of a Metro Manila-based shopping center, the Walter Mart which houses different local and nationwide known commercial establishments sets the trend of commercial developments in that part of the city. These are further enhanced by the presence of banks, financial centers and other establishments. There are also commercial establishments supportive of or are offshoots of the educational and medical services being rendered by the De La Salle University Medical Center and the Dr. Jose P. Rizal National Medical Research Center. These makes the area a financial and commercial district of the municipality. The old commercial developments within the Poblacion
Poblacion
area (Zone I, I-B, II, III and IV) provides for the needs of the old town residents and the subdivision migrants on the Southern portion of the municipality. The nature of commercial activity being that of a neighborhood commercial center supports the daily needs of the population. The new location of the public market opens the city to the neighboring marketing population of other settlement areas. It likewise make the public market accessible to all the population both from the reselttlement areas ang the old townsite. Thus, the financial and commercial activity in the Poblacion, the Dasmariñas
Dasmariñas
Central Market, the Highway Plaza, the Dasmariñas
Dasmariñas
Commercial Complex, SM City Dasmariñas , SM Marketmall Dasmariñas, Robinsons Place Dasmariñas
Dasmariñas
, Robinsons Place Dasmariñas#Terraza Dasma , Walter Mart Dasmariñas
Dasmariñas
, Central Mall Dasmariñas
Dasmariñas
, The District - Dasmariñas
Dasmariñas
enhance the commercial center role of Dasmariñas.

INDUSTRY

Dasmariñas
Dasmariñas
is an industrial city. The growth has been greatly influenced by its proximity to Metro Manila
Manila
and the national government's industrial boom. It becomes the choice location for business enterprises being in a crossroad of development south of Manila.

Industrial developments along the Governor\'s Drive (Carmona-Ternate Road) specifically the First Cavite Industrial Estate, the Reynold's Phils. and different industries dotting the road from Carmona and Silang boundaries to Gen. Trias as well as those at the Southeastern portion along the Aguinaldo Highway
Aguinaldo Highway
provides employment and livelihood opportunities to the local as well as adjacent municipalities labor force. Since these industries are of national or multi-national corporate capitalization and are enjoyed both on local and export marketing. Taxes are being paid by these industries help provide for the basic services and amenities needed by the government as well as the constituents of the municipality.

Thirty kilometers from Manila
Manila
is First Cavite Industrial Estate, a 283 hectare industrial subdivision located at Langkaan provides adequate facilities to light/medium industries. It is a joint project of the National Development Company, Marubeni Corporation, and the Japan International Development Organization Ltd. Situated in Dasmariñas, the estate is complete with power supply, water system, and telecommunication facilities, with 1,500 lines. The estate includes a General Industrial Zone, which has a customs office and warehouse.

Preferred locators are those involved in non-pollutive small and medium-scale industries. Presently, 48 companies have located their business in this state.

The Dasmariñas
Dasmariñas
Bagong Bayan – NHA Industrial Estate is all of 8.6 hectares in Dasmariñas. The Local Waterworks Utilities Administration manages the water system. Its 18 pumps and its 18 elevated storage tanks, having an average capacity of 60,000 gallons each, can very well serve the needs of the occupants. Labor-intensive, export-oriented, non- hazardous, and non-pollutive industries are best situated in the area. GMA-NHA Industrial Estate The General Mariano Galvez – NHA Industrial Estate compromises 10 hectares of land in the municipality of Gen. Mariano Alvarez. Types of industries preferred for this estate are those, which are non-pollutive, labor-intensive, export-oriented, and non-hazardous such as the 6 companies that have located therein. Other industrial estates located in Dasmariñas
Dasmariñas
are the Dasmariñas
Dasmariñas
Techno Park and City Land Industrial Estate Dasmariñas.

REAL ESTATE

Vista Land launched Vista Alabang in 2014, a township of 1,500 hectares spanning the area where Muntinlupa
Muntinlupa
, Las Piñas
Las Piñas
, Bacoor and Dasmariñas
Dasmariñas
meet, with the University Town area of the township under the jurisdiction of Dasmariñas. There are plans to establish a University of the Philippines
Philippines
campus in the University Town area which will focus on technopreneurship. In 2017, an innovation hub named UP Alabang was unveiled.

Meanwhile, Ayala Land established Vermosa, a 700-hectare township straddling the cities of Imus
Imus
and Dasmarinas in 2015. The first project named The Courtyards span an area also under the city.

CULTURE

TOURISM

Tourism plays a large part in the city's economy. The presence of Aguinaldo Highway
Aguinaldo Highway
and Governor's Drive makes the city a stop over for those who are travelling to Tagaytay and Batangas from Metro Manila and to Laguna from the towns on the western part of Cavite. The city has a large selection of hotels and resorts catering to tourists.

The Kadiwa Park located on Congressional Road is a large park featuring sculptures and animatronics of animals and dinosaurs attracts tourists from nearby towns and provinces.

The Museo De La Salle, located within the campus of the De La Salle University- Dasmariñas
Dasmariñas
, is a unique, cultural, cross-disciplinary institution serving as a permanent museum of the De La Salle University System. As a resource center for both indoor and outdoor collections, it dedicates itself to the gathering of collectible objects of intrinsic value significant to the preservation of certain aspects of the Philippine ilustrado lifestyle. It envisions itself to be a leading contributor to the Philippine University museums' movement. It seeks to form productive partnerships that serve communities in creative ways. It vows to assist the member schools of the System in the core areas of teaching, research, community outreach, and administration. Through active collaboration with other museums in the nation, it promotes the interests of museology and upholds appreciation of the arts and culture.

The scenic zigzag Daño Street offers a great view of the city's fields and becomes a 'tiangge' or a bazaar during the holiday season.

EVENTS

Dasmariñas
Dasmariñas
City has numerous fiestas and events, from the barangay religious feasts all the way to a citywide fiesta. The city itself has six main events which are secular, cultural, and religious in nature.

* GAWAD KARANGALAN - date varies

It is an annual project of the City Government of Dasmariñas
Dasmariñas
that recognizes the academic and personal achievements of outstanding Dasmarineño students in the elementary, secondary and tertiary levels.

* DASMARIñAS DAY - October 5

It has been a meaningful tradition of the City Government of Dasmariñas
Dasmariñas
to sponsor a flower offering to commemorate Dasmariñas Day on October 5. This important activity pays tribute our local heroes who gallantly served the town of Dasmariñas
Dasmariñas
consequently paving the way to our success as a city today.

* PARUPARO FESTIVAL - November 26

It is celebrated to commemorate the incorporation of the city of Dasmariñas
Dasmariñas
with people dancing in the busy streets with butterfly costumes.

SPORTS

There are 104 covered courts in 75 barangays and 10 public schools in the city.

There are also free sports clinics in the city, such as chess, baseball, and taekwondo.

The first Inter– Barangay
Barangay
Sports Tournament was held in 1999 where only two (2) events were played Basketball and Volleyball. Since then it became a regular feature in the annual program of the local government of Dasmariñas.

The City Employees' Sportsfest caters to the employees of the City Government of Dasmariñas. It started in 2005 and since then, it has become a very much awaited event. Department Heads and rank and file employees compete in a friendly competition where talent, skills and perseverance are displayed in a manner comparable to a high level tournament.

Dasmariñas
Dasmariñas
Private Schools Athletic Association commonly known as DPSAA started as an experimental project in 2001 to select athletes who will represent Private Schools in the Municipal Meet (now City Meet). After ten (10) years in existence, DPSAA has become a breeding ground for athletes who hail from private schools.

There is a proposed Dasmariñas
Dasmariñas
Arena. However, its location and other information is yet to be announced.

EDUCATION

De La Salle Health Sciences Institute Immaculate Conception Academy Main category: Schools in Dasmariñas
Dasmariñas

Several prominent Manila
Manila
-based universities have part up campuses in the city, thus bestowing the city the nickname, "The University City of Cavite." The De La Salle University-Dasmarinas and its affiliate De La Salle Health Sciences Institute are based in the city. The former offers degrees in the liberal arts, commerce, engineering and criminology; while latter focuses on medical courses. At the same time, the Health Sciences Institute operates and manages a hospital, the DLSU Medical Center, the 1st ISO (International Organization for Standardization) Certified Hospital in the Philippines. Other university and college campuses are the Philippine Christian University , the Technological University of the Philippines
Philippines
Cavite , National College of Science and Technology , Emilio Aguinaldo College Cavite Campus, St. Paul College Island Park and many others. The number of higher education institutions in the city allows it to serve the tertiary education needs of its population as well as those of the neighboring towns and provinces. For more details on this topic, see List of educational institutions in Dasmariñas .

MEDIA

The city also has its own newspaper, Usaping Bayan, the official newspaper of Dasmariñas.

Radio and television channels are received clearly in the city. Cable television provider, DASCA Cable Services, is also available. With its first of its kind in our country, Dasmariñas
Dasmariñas
has its own TV channel (Channel 3) available when you subscribe to DASCA Cable Services. Here, upcoming events, projects, announcements, finished projects, etc. are reached out to the Dasmariñas
Dasmariñas
residents.

The radio station in the city is Green FM on 95.9, operated by the De La Salle University- Dasmariñas
Dasmariñas
.

TRANSPORTATION

ROAD NETWORK

Aguinaldo Highway
Aguinaldo Highway
Governor's Drive west of Aguinaldo Highway intersection.

Several roads connect Dasmarinas to other cities and towns. A future expressway, the Cavite-Laguna Expressway , will pass through the western and southern borders of the city. It will be the first freeway in the city.

* EMILIO AGUINALDO HIGHWAY , also known as, RADIAL ROAD 1 and CAVITE-BATANGAS ROAD is a major four lane, 41 kilometres (25 mi) north-south highway in the province passes through the city from Salitran on the north all the way down to Malinta in the south. It connects Dasmariñas
Dasmariñas
to the cities and towns of Las Piñas
Las Piñas
, Bacoor , Imus
Imus
, Silang and Tagaytay . It also connects the city to the Manila- Cavite Expressway and the Tagaytay-Nasugbu Highway. * GOVERNOR\\'S DRIVE , also known as, DASMARIñAS-CARMONA ROAD (on the east of R-1), and DASMARIñAS-TRECE MARTIRES-NAIC ROAD is a major two to six lane, 49.3 kilometres (30.6 mi) east-west highway passes through the city from the Dasmariñas
Dasmariñas
Techno Park to the FCIE in Langkaan. It connects Dasmariñas
Dasmariñas
to the cities and towns of Biñan , Carmona , General Mariano Alvarez , General Trias
General Trias
, Trece Martires
Trece Martires
, Naic , Maragondon and Ternate . It also connects the city to the Bacao Highway, C.M. Delos Reyes Avenue and the A. Soriano Highway . * PALIPARAN ROAD, alo known as, ZAPOTE-MOLINO-PALIPARAN ROAD, is a major two to four lane road. It is the main thoroughfare of Salawag and Paliparan. It connects Dasmariñas
Dasmariñas
with Molino in Bacoor . It starts at the T intersection with Governor's Drive near Petron and continues northwards to Molave Industrial Estate, Mabuhay Homes, Paliparan and Salawag before it meets with Salitran Road and will continue northwards as Molino- Paliparan Road. It connects Governor\'s Drive to Paliparan, Salawag, and Molino. * DON PLACIDO CAMPOS AVENUE is a major two to four lane road. It branches from Aguinaldo Highway
Aguinaldo Highway
at San Agustin 2 and passes through San Agustin 3, the city center, San Jose and Sabang continuing northwards to Imus
Imus
as Malagasang Road. It connects Dasmariñas
Dasmariñas
to Barangay
Barangay
Malagasang in Imus
Imus
City . * CRISPULO AGUINALDO STREET, also known as, ANABU ROAD and PASONG BAYOG ROAD is a major two to four lane road. It acts as an alternative road from Salitran to DLSU . It starts at the T intersection with Congressional Avenue South and passes through Barangay
Barangay
San Luis, San Lorenzo Ruiz, Santa Cruz, Emmanuel Bergado, San Antonio de Padua, Santa Maria and Summerwind Village and intersects with Congressional Road near Asian Trinity College in Burol Main before it passes through several subdivisions and resorts and intersects with Salitran Road and passes through the Orchard overpass and continues northwards to Anabu in Imus. It connects Salitran and Burol Main to Anabu. * PALIPARAN-SILANG ROAD, also known as, NYUGAN ROAD and SABUTAN ROAD is a major two lane road that connects Paliparan to Silang. It is alternative route to the traffic-prone, Aguinaldo Highway
Aguinaldo Highway
. It passes through Baranagay Paliparan 1, Greenwoods Heights, Sabutan and continues to Silang . * PALIPARAN-LANGGAM ROAD, is a minor two lane road that connects Paliparan 2 to St. Joseph Village in Langgam, San Pedro City in Laguna . This is the only road that connects Dasmariñas
Dasmariñas
and San Pedro.

Other roads in the city include:

* AMUNTAY ROAD is a small road connects Langkaan to the city proper. * CONGRESSIONAL AVENUE is a road that starts from Salitran II and ends in Sampaloc IV. * FATIMA ROAD is a two-lane road that connects Paliparan to the city proper. * JOSE ABAD SANTOS AVENUE is a wide road that connects Salawag to Salitran. * CARLOS Q. TRINIDAD AVENUE also known as TUP Road, connects Dasmariñas
Dasmariñas
Bagong Bayan to Salawag.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

Jeepneys
Jeepneys
can be found around the city, like other cities and town in the Philippines. Jeepney terminals are located in SM City Dasmariñas and Robinsons Place Dasmariñas
Dasmariñas
, both in the Central Business District. It has fixed routes and you can just hail and ride anywhere in the route. Jeepneys
Jeepneys
are cheaper than buses and taxis.

Tricycles are commonly seen in the busy streets of the city. Tricycle terminals are scattered around the city, such as intersections of small streets.

Taxis are commonly seen in the Central Business District, in SM City Dasmariñas
Dasmariñas
and Robinsons Place Dasmariñas
Dasmariñas
. Taxis will take you to any part of Luzon
Luzon
island. Taxis are more expensive than tricycles.

There are many bus routes in the city. They will take you to Metro Manila, Batangas, Laguna, and other surrounding provinces, cities and towns.

There is a planned extension of the Manila
Manila
Light Rail Transit System Line 1 or the LRT-1 to Imus
Imus
and Dasmariñas, instead of ending in Niog, Bacoor . This extension will be a separate rapid transit line to be known as the Manila
Manila
Light Rail Transit System Line 6 or LRT-6 which will have three stations in the city with its terminus at Governor\'s Drive . The nearest operating railway station is the Alabang PNR Station . It is about 30 minutes away via Daang Hari Boulevard.

Air Transport

The airport nearest to the city is Ninoy Aquino International Airport ( IATA : MNL, ICAO
ICAO
: RPLL), about 40 to 60 minutes depending on traffic condition on the Aguinaldo Highway
Aguinaldo Highway
and CAVITEx . Another airport close to the city is the Clark International Airport ( IATA : CRK, ICAO
ICAO
: RPLC), about 2 to 4 hours depending on traffic condition on the EDSA , NLEx and the SCTEx .

HEALTH CARE

There are seven major hospitals in Dasmariñas.

* Asia Medic Family Hospital and Medical Center - Sitio Palapala, Sampaloc II * DBB Municipal Hospital - San Esteban * De La Salle University Medical Center - Congressional Ave. * Emilio Aguinaldo College Medical Center Cavite - Salitran II * St. Paul Hospital Cavite, Inc. - Burol II, Bagong Bayan * Dasmariñas
Dasmariñas
City Medical Center, Inc. - Crossing, Salawag * Pagamutan ng Dasmariñas
Dasmariñas
- Burol I

Establishment of a Drug Testing Center where municipal employees, public school teachers, barangay officials, and policemen are randomly checked free of charge to ensure that they are fit to provide public service. This is also open to the public for 150 pesos.

The Dasmariñas
Dasmariñas
Lying-In Clinic in Barangay
Barangay
Victoria Reyes established in 2001 offers free childbirth services to indigent mothers. To date, 9,372 mothers have already given birth there.

Operation Tule in all barangays is being held every summer which had already provided free services to 23,146 residents as of March 15, 2011.

Operation of Animal Bite Center has been established where free vaccination against rabies are given to residents bitten by dogs and cats. Established in April, 2003, it operates with a budget of Php1 million annually and has benefited 16,395 residents.

Free anti-rabies vaccination for pet dogs which now total to 25,385.

In 2016, Pagamutan ng Dasmariñas
Dasmariñas
(English : Dasmariñas
Dasmariñas
Hospital) opened, aimed to serve indigent patients of the city.

COMMUNICATIONS

Dasmariñas
Dasmariñas
rely upon agencies for their communication needs. These are the Bureau of Posts, the Bureau of Telecommunications, the RCPI, the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT), Digital Telecommunications (DIGITEL), GLOBE Telecom, ISLACOM, etc. The town has the rightful claim to be tagged as "the internet hub of Cavite" due to the presence of numerous Internet Service Providers (ISP) in Dasmariñas. Computer Centers and Internet Cafes, which provides access to the information super highway, are lined along the busy avenues of the city.

All three major telecommunications companies in the Philippines
Philippines
has 3G and voice coverage in the city, including the rural areas. LTE is to be rolled out in the city soon. AT&T has both 3G and voice coverage in the city, including the rural areas. Sprint, like AT -webkit-column-width: 25em; column-width: 25em; list-style-type: decimal;">

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* Official Website of the City of Dasmariñas, Cavite * Official Website of the Provincial Government of Cavite * Philippine Standard Geographic Code * Philippine Census