Dasmariñas, Cavite (About Dasmariñas, Population, Geography, Brief History, Barangays)

Dasmariñas, Cavite

The City of Dasmariñas is a first class city in the province of Cavite, Philippines. It is located approximately 30 kilometers south of Manila. According to the 2007 census, it has a population of 556,330 people, making it before the most populous municipality in the Philippines before it was converted into a city.[2] Dasmariñas is now the 11th largest city in the country in terms of population. It has a land area of 90.1 square kilometers. Dasmariñas is part of Cavite’s second congressional district. In 2010 Elections Dasmariñas will have its own legislative district. Jennfer A. Barzaga is the city mayor.
Dasmariñas is the wealthiest local government unit in the province of Cavite according to the 2006 Commission on Audit report. In addition, prior to its conversion into a city, Dasmariñas was the only municipality in the Philippines that had both an SM and Robinsons Mall.

Dasmariñas City is about 8,234 hectares, 12 kilometers from Metro Manila or the National Capital Region and 27 kilometers south of the center of the City of Manila. It is bounded by the municipalities of Imus and Silang, both in Cavite at the north and south respectively, at the east by the towns 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 area. With adequate accessibility, Dasmariñas is within the urbanizing development influence of Metro Manila area.
It is composed of the Poblacion and the barangays. The Poblacion which is now divided into four zones is on the westernmost section of the municipality, 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 municipality.
The city of Dasmariñas is landlocked. However, it is not too far from the coastal towns of Rosario, Kawit, Bacoor, Noveleta and Cavite City whose average distance from 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 is served by corridors traversing the central areas which provide linkages to the Metropolitan Manila area core in the north and the developing nodes of Laguna and Batangas.

The origin of the name “Dasmariñas” is “Gómez Pérez Dasmariñas”, a Spanish governor of the Philippines from 1590 to 1593. After his death, his son Luis Pérez Dasmariñas was the governor from 1593 to 1596. Pérez Dasmariñas came from San Miguel das Negradas, Galicia (Spain).
Dasmariñas literally means “from the marines” in the Galician language (NW of Iberian Peninsula).
According to Agustin de la Cavada in his Historia Geografica, Geologica y Estadistica de Filipinas, this town started as a barrio of Imus and it was made into an independent municipality in 1867. The Spanish government named the town of Perez Dasmariñas in honor of Don Perez Dasmariñas who was the Governor General of the Islands from 1590 to 1593. Chinese oarsmen whom he had hired murdered him. His son, Don Luis Perez Dasmariñas also lost his life in the hands of the Chinese in 1603. Don Gomez Dasmariñas was well remembered because he was the one who ordered complete fortification of Intramuros and the construction of Fort Santiago.
The town of Perez Dasmariñas was founded by the Recollect Fathers in the year 1867 under the patronage of the Immaculate Conception whose feast day is celebrated on December 8. Perez Dasmariñas was formerly a “visita” of Imus that was also founded by the Recollect Fathers in 1795. According to records, the first settlers must have arrived in 1861 and were believed to be the families of Gil Tirona, Vicente Guevarra, Eleuterio Geda and Eustaquio Paulino.
Dasmariñas has a colorful history. On February 25, 1897, the Spanish forces came and brought destruction to the town and its people. Almost fifty percent of the population was wiped out during the attack and almost all buildings were burned down except the Roman Catholic Church which remained undamaged. The Spaniards utilized it as their garrison. At the coming of the American fleet of Admiral Dewey and the famous naval battle of Manila Bay in May 1898, which defeated the Spanish forces under Admiral Montojo, the people of Dasmariñas under the leadership of Placido Campos, fought and drove away the Spaniards occupying the town. Noted Filipino generals like Flaviano Yengko and Crispulo Aguinaldo (elder brother of Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo) died in action in Dasmariñas during the encounters.
The people who resettled back thereafter rebuilt the town that was heavily devastated. So sooner was it rehabilitated, then in the late 1800s, the Filipinos were again up in arms, this time against the Americans. Then again, Dasmariñas was annihilated and identity was lost in a heap of rabble. Two years later, the American regime took over and in 1904, the town was again reverted to its former distinction as part of Imus. In 1917, however, Dasmariñas re-gained its recognition as a separate municipality. Consequently, provincial Governor A. Soriano along with leading officials of the town particularly Placido N. Campos, Francisco Barzaga, Felipe Tirona and many others, convened and voted to drop the name “Perez” and retain “Dasmariñas” as its official name.
Today, Dasmariñas is complemented with over 556,000 population (as of 2007). As one of Cavite’s cities situated within the Metro Manila urban area, Dasmariñas serves as the main catalyst for a major economic development and sustained growth throughout the 1990s. The influx of industries and real estate developments is unheard of in a town outside of a financial district, attest to the fact that Dasmariñas is way ahead in crossing the bridge to the 21st century. The next millennium is a challenge but Dasmariñas will no doubt prevail.

Dasmariñas is politically subdivided into 80 barangays.
Langkaan I
Langkaan II
Salitran I
Salitran II
Salitran III
Salitran IV
Sampaloc I
San Andres I
San Andres II
San Agustin I
San Jose
Zone I (Pob.)
Zone II (Pob.)
Zone III (Pob.)
Zone IV (Pob.)
Datu Esmael (Bago-a-ingud)
Emmanuel Bergado I
Fatima I
Luzviminda I
Luzviminda II
Saint Peter I
Saint Peter II
Saint Claire
San Antonio De Padua I
San Dionisio (Barangay 1)
San Esteban (Barangay 4)
San Francisco I
San Isidro Labrador I
San Juan (San Juan I)
San Lorenzo Ruiz I
San Luis I
San Luis II
San Manuel I
San Mateo
San Miguel
San Nicolas I
San Roque (Sta. Cristina II)
San Simon (Barangay 7)
Santa Cristina I
Santa Cruz II
Santa Cruz I
Santa Fe
Santa Lucia (San Juan II)
Santa Maria (Barangay 20)
Santo Cristo (Barangay 3)
Santo Niño I
Burol I
Burol II
Burol III
Emmanuel Bergado II
Fatima II
Fatima III
Luzviminda II
Paliparan I
Paliparan II
Paliparan III
Saint Peter II
Salitran II
Salitran III
Salitran IV
Sampaloc II
Sampaloc III
Sampaloc IV
Sampaloc V (New Era)
San Agustin I
San Agustin II
San Agustin III
San Andres II
San Antonio De Padua II
San Francisco II
San Isidro Labrador II
San Lorenzo Ruiz II
San Luis II
San Manuel II
San Miguel II
San Nicolas II
Santa Cristina II
Santa Cruz II
Santo Niño II
Victoria Reyes Pag-asa
Zone I-B
Zone I-A

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  1. cno ung mga barangay officials ng san jose dasmarinas cavite

  2. what is the population for each barangay of Dasmariñas?

  3. what is the biggest and smallest population of its brgy. in dasma??

  4. purita alana says:

    taga saan yun si kristine cipriano na admin sec. ng IBP IMUS ? hahanapin ko ksi kumabit sa asawa ko! saan ang satellte II subd? dun dw nkatira?

  5. Hyzel A. Ferrer says:

    can you please provide a logo of barangay langkaan II city of DAsmarinas Cavaite

  6. may history pouh bah ang bucal pxagot amn pouh plzssssssssssssssssssss

  7. what is the date of fiesta in each barangay in dasma cavite???

  8. moy samonte says:

    i’m looking for an old female friend from sabang…her maiden name Maria Lourdes Sapida…just want to know if she’s still living in the same town….pls. response via email

  9. oliviero sergio says:

    voglio venire a san isidro labrador per trovare my love..ALMIRA MANHIT <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 penso che sia un paese bellissimo

  10. oliviero sergio says:

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  11. DLS-HSI Student says:

    Do you have any info regarding Persons with disability in Dasma? Really need it for my thesis 😐 Thanks.

  12. I am looking for Barangay captains of every Barangays in Dasmariñas Cavite , of course 🙂 Please answer . Thank you ! 🙂

  13. and also the pictures Public Officials . thanks !

  14. cnu poh ung nka asign n personel s new hypermarket? anna ung nym peow ung surnym d q alm? tnx..

  15. Hi i need to know the number of koreans living in dasmarinas cavite? this is in re;ation to my research study regarding job satisfaction of tutors for korean families..ASAp..thnks

  16. ask ko lang po kung meron po bang Jonn Chavez na nakatira sa Dasmarinas, Cavite?

  17. sa san luis ba meron bang amang emmanuel church?

  18. who are the barangay officials of st peter 2

  19. can u show me a map of st pater market?

  20. can u show me some pictures of the barangay officials of st peter 2 with their names,thank U!

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  22. Lance Santos says:

    who are the vice mayors of dasma cavite then and now

  23. Parati po tukod ang trapik sa kanto ng gov. drv at paliparan, pero hanggang ngaun e wla pa rin gingawa ang mga kinauukulan. Wla na nga trapik lyt, wla p ring enforcer. From GMA mahina ang 2 oras bago ka makalagpas.

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