The City of Dasmariñas started as a barrio of the town of Imus, Cavite until it was declared a new town on May 12,1864. After 145 years of being a municipality, it was declared a city last November 26,2009. Paru-Paro Festival is the official festival of the City of Dasmariñas as declared in Resolution No. 069-s-2011 and Special Ordinance 02-s-2011 enacted then by City Mayor Jennifer Austria Barzaga and the Sangguniang Panlungsod. The festival was first launched on November 26, 2011 during the Second Anniversary of the Cityhood of Dasmariñas.
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