ABOUT

Naic is a first class municipality in the province of Cavite, Philippines. It is just 47 kilometres (29 mi) away from the city of Manila. It is still basically an agricultural area with vast areas devoted to agriculture. It has 30 barangays in which ten (10) barangays are in the coastal areas facing the Manila Bay wherein the long coastline of Naic is teeming with beaches which are important recreational areas. The Municipality has remnants of the 17th century structures that could showcase the significant role of the place in the historical events of the past like the Casa Hacienda de Naic where the appointment of the first cabinet ministers including the Department of Interior, Justice, Finance, and Defense happened.

Geographic Location

The Municipality of Naicis located at the Western part of the province along the shorelines of Manila Bay at approximately 120 degrees 40’6” longitude and 140 degrees 10’9’’latitude. It is bounded on the North by Manila Bay and Tanza, on the East by TreceMartires City, on the South by Indang and Maragondon and on the West by Ternate and Manila Bay. It has big bodies of water namely Timalan River, kayAlamang River and Balsahan River.

Major Income Sources

Agriculture

Naic is basically an agricultural municipality.  A total of 7,920 hectares or 85 percent of its total land area is devoted to the cultivation of commercial crops among them being rice, vegetables, root crops, legumes/mongo/peanuts, mango, banana, papaya, pineapple, and other fruits.

Rice paddies occupy the largest cultivated areas covering about 2,382 hectares.  Annual products increased from 8,285 MT in 1986 to 15,430 MT in 1993 showing an average annual growth of 11 percent.

Compared to other municipalities in Cavite, Naic holds the record of having the biggest irrigated area-2,986 hectares-planted to rice.  Its source of water are four irrigation systems, namely the Balayungan Dam, Colong-colong Dam, Sahing Dam, and Kay-Akle River Irrigation Project.

Naic has maintained its role as a rice granary of Cavite, producing rice enough to supply the needs of several towns in the province.  Naic has 21 rice mills and 19 rice fisheries.

Fishery Services

Fishing is another major source of livelihood for the people of Naic.  Its fishermen engage in deep sea fishing and operate several hectares of fishponds that grow milkfish(bangus), prawns, mussels, and oysters.  Oyster/mussel farms produce an average of 3 MT per year.

The production of fish and other fishery products has increased significantly during the last three years.  Fish productions experienced an average annual growth rate of 41 percent, shellfish by 47 percent and other fishery products by 35 percent.  Naic has a total of three fish landing areas.

Newly Elected Officials (2016 Election)

Position Local Official Political Party Term
Mayor Junio C. Dualan United Nationalist Alliance 2nd
Vice-Mayor Rogelio H. Pangilinan National Unity Party 1st
Councilor Cesar V. Loyola Jr. United Nationalist Alliance 1st
Councilor Cesar Ryan G. Nazareno United Nationalist Alliance 2nd
Councilor Sofia M. Poblete United Nationalist Alliance 2nd
Councilor Anita M. Carta United Nationalist Alliance 2nd
Councilor Maximo F. Dagasdas United Nationalist Alliance 2nd
Councilor Nikko V. Pagdanganan United Nationalist Alliance 3rd
Councilor Ferdinand S. Wakay United Nationalist Alliance 1st
Councilor Raul B. Villar Independent 1st
LNB President Roger N. Camilo United Nationalist Alliance 1st