Income Classification: 4th Class Congressional District: 1st District No. of Barangays: 84 Land Area: 1,238.63 has. Population (NSO, May 1, 2010): 101,120 Registered Voters (COMELEC, January 2016): 63,878
Cavite City is a hook-shaped peninsula located at the northern tip of Cavite Province, lying 34 kilometers southwest of Manila and surrounded by three bays, Manila Bay, Bacoor Bay and Cañacao Bay. It was founded in 1571 by the Legazpi Expedition and became a Chartered City via a congressional fiat in 1940. It is the site of several important historical events foremost of which is as the site of the “Grandmother Event of the Philippine Revolution,” the spark that started it all – the Cavite Mutiny of 1872.
As one of the smallest cities in the country, the city faces a number of development challenges ranging from its topography, lying below sea level; its single entry and exit road; lack of available buildable area and land for development; inadequate source of local revenue; the proliferation of service-oriented establishments and lack of employment opportunities.
The name Cavite evolved from the word “Kawit” or “Cauit,” meaning hook, referring to the shape of the land along the coast of Bacoor Bay. Early settlers, who were the Tagalogs, called it “Tangway,” meaning peninsula.. Chinese traders called it Keit. When the Spaniards came, they christened it as Cavite.
Other names associated with it were : Cavite la Punta meaning “Tip of Cavite”; Cavite Nuevo- New Cavite; Puerto de Cavite- Port of Cavite at the height of the world-famous Manila –Acapulco Galleon Trade; “Ciudad de Oro Macizo” meaning “City of Solid Gold”’ and “Tierra de Maria Santisima” because of the popularity of the Marian devotion in this place.
Cavite City is a peninsula that is geographically located 8 nautical miles across the bay at 14o 29.04’ latitude, and 120o 54.02’ longitude. It is bounded on the West and Southwest by ManilaBay, on the Northeast by Cañacao Bay, on the Southeast by Bacoor Bay and on the South by the Municipality of Noveleta. It is located at the northern tip of the Province of Cavite and lies approximately 34 kilometers southwest of Manila.
Major Income Sources
Fort San Felipe
Paseo de Barangay
Belfry of Recoletos Church
XIII Martyrs Monument
San Roque Church
Cavite City Millennium Marker
Don Ladislao Diwa Shrine
St. Peter Church
Julian Felipe Monument
Marker of Honors
Old Spanish Slipway
Special Events / Festivals
Cavite City Via Crusis “Semana Santa” Presentation
Cavite was also hailed as one of the Regional Gawad Pamana ng Lahi 2011 Awardee – Provincial Category. Exemplary performance information is drawn from the database of the on-line LGPMS, Seal of Good Housekeeping, International Organization or National Government Agency-bestowed awards and acknowledged innovations.
The First AJA ISO 9001:2015 Certified Provincial Government in the Philippines. ISO 9001:2015 is a set of standards and requirements for the development of a quality management system commonly applied by private corporations and organizations to help ensure that the needs and expectations of customers are adequately and consistently met. These standards also enable organizations to develop mechanisms for continual improvement of products and services.
The good housekeeping seal is given to LGUs that excelled in the areas of planning, budgeting, revenue, mobilization, financial management, budget execution, procurement and resource mobilization. It also recognizes local governments that accord primacy to the principles of transparency and accountability. Recipients of the award also received one million pesos each from the DILG’s Performance Challenge Fund (PCF).
Provincial Government of Cavite Offices and Departments
PDRRMC: (046) 419-
Police Department: (046) 875-
Fire Department: (046) 471-
Address: Provincial Capitol
Building Trece Martires City, Cavite 4109
Cavite Philippines Telephone: +63 46 419-