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o The region composes of 5 regions namely; Cavite, Laguna, Batangas,
Rizal and Quezon.
o It is designated as Region IV-A and its regional center is Calamba City
o The region is in Southwestern Luzon , just south and east of Metro
Manila and is the second most densely populated region.
o CALABARZON and MIMAROPA were previously combined together
as Southern Tagalog, until they were separated in 2002.
o The largest city of CALABARZON Region and the second highlyurbanized city is Antipolo City, with Lucena City being the first.
o The region is also home to a host of important Philippine historical
figures, most notable of which is the Philippines' National Hero, Dr.
Jose Rizal who was born in Calamba, Laguna.
HISTORY of CAVITE CITY
It is one of the most industrialized and one of the fastest growing provinces in
the country because of its close proximity to Metro Manila.
The province is known as the Historical Capital of the Philippines.
The name "Cavite" came from the Hispanicized form of kawit or it is a
corruption of kalawit, Tagalog words for "hook", in reference to the small
hooked-shaped peninsula jutting out to Manila Bay.
The province of Cavite celebrates festivals as forms of thanksgiving for a
The annual "Fiesta de la Reina del Provincia de Cavite” is a grandiose fiesta
celebration in honor of the patroness of the province, the Nuestra Senora de la
Soledad de Porta Vaga. Her feastday is celebrated every 2nd and 3rd Sunday of
Traditions and fiesta celebrations include Mardicas, a war dance held in Ternate
town. Karakol street dancing with a fluvial procession is usually held in coastal
towns. There is also a pre-colonial ritual called the Sanghiyang as a form of
thanksgiving and to heal the sick.
FAMOUS FOOD IN CAVITE
TAMALES - the cooks in Cavite City use rice
flour or galapong with hefty pieces of chicken,
egg, and garbanzo beans.
PANSIT PUSIT - this Caviteño version of
squid-ink pasta uses pansit bihon or rice
vermicelli sautéed with squid, onions,
and squid ink.
VALENCIA a.k.a PAELLA - For
“Gentrisenos,” or people hailing
from General Trias, this is the
ultimate party paella, a one-pan
rice dish filled with meats, tomato
sauce, and vegetables.
LIHIM NI LOLA - eat some
purple sticky rice treats with
a lihim (secret) in every bite.
This is just one entry on their
extensive menu of Cavite’s
most famous dishes.
MUCHE - these sticky treats
of orange rice dough filled
with mashed sweet mung
bean smothered in sweet
coconut cream sauce.
ONDE-ONDE – is made of rice flour
and glutinous rice with melted brown
sugar as it’s filling.
Kawit is known as the Cradle of the Philippine Independence. Kawit
is the place where General Emilio Aguinaldo first waved the flag of
the Republic of the Philippines.
Amadeo is nicknamed the Coffee Capital of the Philippines. Amadeo
is the largest coffee producer in the Philippines. It even has a festival
(the Pahimis Festival) in honor of its coffee.
Ternate is the place where many people still speak Chavacano or
“Broken Spanish“. Chavacano is also called Philippine Creole Spanish.
In 2006, Dasmarinas was declared the richest city in Cavite Province.
Prior to its cityhood, was the first municipality to have an SM and
Robinson's Mall, these are two of the biggest malls in the Philippines.
Tagaytay City hailed as the Second Summer Capital of the
Philippines, Due to its high elevation, Tagaytay City is endowed with a
very cold and invigorating climate.
In Maragondon where Mt. Pico de Loro is famous for trekking and
Laguna derives its name from “La Laguna” (the lake),
referring to Laguna de Bay, the largest inland body of water
in the Philippines, which forms the province´s northern
Laguna and surrounding areas were conquered by Spain in
1571. Seven years later, Franciscan friars started the work
of Christianization. Soon, towns around the lake were
In 1678, San Pablo de los Montes (now San Pablo City) was
The town of Bay was the capital of the
province until 1688, when it was transferred
to Pagsanjan and later in 1852, to Sta. Cruz.
Laguna was one of the first eight provinces to
rise in revolt against Spain.
The town of Calamba is the birthplace of the
country’s national hero, Dr. Jose P. Rizal.
Agriculture and fishery are the main industries that
contribute a great part in the provincial economy.
Crops produced in the province are rice, sugarcane,
and fruits, specifically citrus and lanzones. The province
is also the second-largest producer of coconuts in the
The province is also noted for its woodcarvings, papermache figures, barong materials, and linen.
Buko pie is a famous delicacy of Los Baños
town in Laguna province. Buko pie is a pastry
filled with young coconuts and pudding, much
similar to a coconut cream pie, but has no
whipped cream topping.
Kesong puti or white cheese is widely
produced in Santa Cruz, Laguna, and the
town of its origin. “Kesong puti is fresh,
non-aged, white, soft cheese made from
the milk of carabaos or water buffalos.”
Espasol (rice pudding) is a native Filipino sweet treat
made from rice flour and coconut strips cooked in
coconut milk. The cooked pudding is shaped into
cylinders and then rolled into toasted rice flour. It is
believed that espasol originated from Laguna,
Uraro or arrowroot cookies are popular in Laguna
province. These cookies are delicate and powdery,
and feel dry on the mouth like puto seko (although
puto seko is much drier). Usually, uraro is shaped
into flowers and wrapped in a thin paper called
“papel de hapon.”
Puto Biñan is compose of grinded rice, lots of
eggs, mixed with water and after that it is
pampered with cheese, smolted with butter and
top it with grinded egg.
Pangsanjan Falls is one of the most-visited tourist
attractions in the province.
Lake Caliraya in the town of Lumban, north of
Pagsanjan, is a man-made mountain lake that also serves
as a large reservoir, built to supply water to a
hydroelectric plant. The lake is excellent for aqua sports,
such as boating, wind surfing and water skiing. A
Japanese garden is sprawled over several hectares of
slightly rugged and rolling land.
Hidden Valley is a spring resort located in a secluded
part of Alaminos town. A hidden waterfall, swimming
pools, and a hanging bridge can be seen in the resort.
Discovering the way to the resorts is an adventure in
itself. A narrow road lined with coconut trees and lush
vegetation leads to the resort. Hot spring resorts abound
in Calamba town.
A visit to Calamba is not complete
without touring the Rizal Shrine, a
two-story, red-tile-roofed Spanish
house that displays memorabilia of
the country's national hero.
The University of the Philippines in
Los Baños is the premier agricultural
school in the country. Its sprawling
campus at the foot of Mt. Makiling
includes a 4000- hectare forest
U.P. Los Baños
It is bounded on the north by Bulacan, on the east by Quezon, on the
south by Laguna de Bay and on the southwest by Cavite.
The province of Rizal was originally composed of 26 towns.
The territory began with the organization of the Tondo province and
Laguna province during the Spanish administration.
The province was named after the country's national hero, Jose Rizal.
The province is known for its love for the arts and culture.
Rizal is naturally mountainous in landscape, and is therefore ideal for
biking and hiking adventures.
Most of the people in Rizal Province speak Tagalog.
PORK AND LUMPIANG SHANGHAI
PICHI PICHI is made from cassava, water,
sugar, lye and pandan for flavor. It is found on
the label of the Arny-Dading brand originally
MAJA BLANCA is a simple, delicate dessert
made with coconut milk, sugar, and cornstarch.
The Kulinarya cookbook refers to it as a
coconut custard while others call it a pudding.
KNOWN TOURIST SPOTS
PETROGLYPHS OF BINANGONAN AND ANGONO
Discovered in 1965 by Philippine National Artist
Carlos "Botong" Francisco, the petroglyphs were
validated to have existed since 3000BC. The Stone
Age Rock engravings consist of 127 drawings of
human and animal figures.
BARAS CHURCH one of the oldest in the area
having been completed in 1686 and which has
an altar and lecterns that are stone artifacts
unearthed from beneath the church.
TANAY CHURCH is an example of early
Renaissance architecture, rebuilt in 1783 with
stones from the town´s quarry, has five altars
with rococo design and Stations of the Cross
made of wooden sculptures.
DARANAK FALLS This 14 meter high waterfalls
is a favorite location shooting area of most
local and international movies and advertising
outfits in the country and can be found at the
foot of the Tanay Mountains.
BATLAG FALLS Further up from Daranak Falls is
its sister upstream, Batlag Falls. This 10 meter
high waterfalls is set on a unique rock
It was said that the higantes started during the Spanish colonial times, when
Angono was once a hacienda and ruled by Spanish hacienderos. The Angono land
tillers way of protesting their struggle is by making giant effigy of their landlords
whose hands are usually high up on their waist.
The traditional parehadoras are group of young girls holding paddles
and wearing bakya or wooden slippers and dressed in a colorful outfit
which joins the procession in the feast day of St. Clement. They usually
march at the beat of the band playing alongside with them.
• Quezon is a province in the Philippines.
• Located at the Calabarzon Region in Luzon.
• It was named after Manuel L. Quezon, the second
President of the Philippines
• Its capital is Lucena City.