Income Classification: 1st Class Congressional District: 5th District No. of Barangays: 64 Land Area: 154.41 sq. km. Population (NSO, May 1, 2010): 221,293 Registered Voters (COMELEC, January 2016): 118,959
Silang covers 15,641.00 hectares that is broadly classified into agricultural and built-up areas. The municipality is divided into 64 barangays of which 5 are urban and 59 are rural. The urban barangays are Barangay I, II, III, IV, and V. The remaining barangays are classified as rural.
Silang is believed to be the second oldest town in Cavite and was founded in 1571. The name Silang was derived from Tagalog word “Silanganan”. Some said it came from “isinilang” because of the sudden existence of a church at the center of the town. The town was so big that it used to include what are now called the municipalities of Carmona, Amadeo, GMA and portions of Indang and Gen. Trias. On March 26, 1997, Finance Department Order No. 24-97 classified Silang as a First Class Municipality.
Silang is located on coordinates 120º 58’ North latitude and 14º 13’ East longitude. It is situated on the eastern part of Cavite province. It is bounded on the north by the municipalities of General Trias, Dasmariñas, General Mariano Alvarez and Carmona; on the west by Amadeo and General Trias; on the east by the municipality of Carmona and the province of Laguna; and on the south by the City of Tagaytay.
Silang is about 44 kilometers from Manila; 20 kilometers from Trece Martires City, the seat of the provincial government and also about 20 kilometers from the Municipality of Imus, the Provincial Capital.
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-