Geographic Location
  30 kms. South of Manila
Classification
  First Class City
Actual Income
  Total Income
  Php. 347,532,058.45
  Total Expenses
  Php. 245,929,939.62
  Net Income
  Php. 101,602,118.83
Population
  Close to 700,000
Land Area
  9,013 Hectares
 
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DASMARIÑAS CITY

The City of Dasmariñas is a first class city in the province of Cavite, Philippines. It is located approximately 30 kilometers South of Manila. It has a land area of 90.1 square kilometers. According to the 2007 census, it has a population of 556,330 people, making it then 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.


The City of Dasmariñas used to be part of Cavite's second congressional district until June 30, 2010. The city has now its own legislative district, it still represents Cavite as the 4th legislative district, soon to be known as the Legislative District of Dasma
riñas. It is also the second largest component city in terms of population (556,330 as of 2007), next only to Antipolo. Such population is enough to warrant Dasmariñas another congressional district, and by then deem it independent from the representation of Cavite if the move prospers.

The City of 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 malls.

HISTORY

The City of Dasmariñas started as a barrio of Imus, and in 1867 it was made as an independent municipality. The Spanish Government named the town Perez de Dasmariñas in honor of the Spanish Governor General of the islands from 1590-1593. Perez Dasmariñas was well remembered because he was the one who initiated the fortification of Intramuros and Fort Santiago.

Perez de Dasmariñas was formerly a “visita” of Imus, which was founded by the Recollect Fathers in 1795. The Camarin de Piedra owned by the Recolletos was used as the first church of Dasmariñas upon its division while the residents were constructing a new one. The first settlers arrived in 1861. The town of Dasmariñas became a bloody battlefield during the revolution in 1896-1897. After conquering the town on February 25, 1897, the Spaniards burned all the houses and buildings in the Poblacion except the Catholic Church. Hundreds of inhabitants died in the fighting. Noted Filipino Generals like Flaviano Yengko and Crispulo Aguinaldo died in action during the aforesaid encounter. In 1905, during the early American Regime, the town of Dasmariñas once again became a barrio of Imus and remained a part of the said town until 1907 when it was again made into a separate municipality during the incumbency of Provincial Governor Antero Soriano. In that year, the name Perez was dropped or deleted through the efforts of Placido Campos, Francisco Barzaga and Felipe Tirona.

The growing congestion and outward urban expansion of the Metropolitan Manila Area has setup a favorable atmosphere for the development of the town. The changing dynamics of Dasmariñas from a traditional agricultural town to a fast urbanizing suburbia serve as a telltale sign of progress. Now, with a population of close to 700,000 people and the development of the resettlement areas, a new city was born. Dasmariñas at present showcases large educational and health institutions and an influx of industries and subdivisions, an inevitable development that truly makes this city first class.

 

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