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  1. 1. CAVITE CITY 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. It was mispronounced by the Spaniards as ―Kawite‖ or ―Cavite‖ there being no ―K‖ in the Castillan alphabet, then changing ―w‖ to ―v‖ so as to conform with their accentuation. Geographic Location Cavite City is a hook-shape peninsula. It is bounded on the West and Southwest by Manila Bay, 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. Land Area: 1,238.63 has. Land Uses : Land Use Land Area (in has.) Commercial 26.60 Industrial/Eco Zones 26.35 Residential 236.09 Institutional 101.14 Agricultural 5.45 Protected Areas Other Uses 843 Number of Barangays: 84 Population (NSCB, As of August 1, 2007) : 104,581 Income Class: 4th Class Major Income Sources: Aquaculture, Services, Tourism Tourist Destinations: Corregidor Island, Shrine of Ladislao Diwa, Shrine of Nstra Snra dela Soledad de Porta Vaga, 13 Martyrs Monument, Julian Felipe Monument, Fort San Felipe, 100 year old Cavite Slipways, Belfry of Sta. Monica Church Special Events / Festivals: Regada (Cavite City Water Festival), Cavite City Christmas Festival, Cavite City Fiesta, 13 Martyrs Day, Ladislao Diwa Day, Julian Felipe Day Seat of Government: P. Gomez St., Samonte Park, Cavite City Congressional District: 1 Number of Voting Precincts: 324 Registered Voters (NSCB, 2004): 66,404 Local Officials (as of July 30, 2013) Geography of Cavite City, Province of Cavite, Philippines Cavite City Land Area (as of 2007, in hectares)= 1,089
  2. 2. Location of Cavite City, Province of Cavite, Philippines  Cavite City is in the Province of Cavite  Cavite is in the island of Luzon and within Region IV-A. History of Cavite City, Province of Cavite, Philippines article from the LGU of Cavite City. Linked to a narrow strip of land, the name Cavite came from the Tagalog word "Kabit" which means joined or connected. Another story claims that Cavite came from the word "Kalawit" of "hook" because it is shaped like a hook. The city is believed to have been a part of the municipality of Kawit. The place that is now called Cavite City used to be the trading center for the natives and chinese merchants as early as 932 A.D. due to its strategic position and extensive coastline. Cavite City ws called "Puerto de Cavite" (Port of Cavite)", during the early part of the Spanish rule, being a port of entry and departure for Spanish and foreign ships. The most significant event in Cavite City's history was the execution of three Filipino priests -Mariano Gomez, Jose Burgos, and Jacinto Zamora after having been falsely implicated in the Cavite Mutiny of January 20, 1872. The area was utilized, in 1898. as a naval base by the US Naval Forces supervised by Americans while the region was governed by Filipino "Presidente Municipales". The Philippe Commission united the three pueblos of Cavite Puerto, San Roque and Caridad, in 1903, to create the Municipality of Cavite. The area was further enlarged to include the district of San Antonio and the island of Corregidor. Cavite bacame the capital of the province by an act of the First Philippine Assembly. Congress subsequently, passed, in 1945, Republic Act No. 981 transferring the provincial capital to Trece Martires City. The municipality of Cavite was converted into a chartedred city by virtue of Commonwealth Act No. 547 of 1990. People of Cavite City, Province of Cavite, Philippines  Cavite City Population (as of Aug 1, 2007 Census) = 104,581  Cavite City Registered Voters (2009 COMELEC) = 63,878  The dialect Chabacano was widespread in Cavite City, but currently the number of people speaking the dialect has dwindled. Elected Government Officials of Cavite City, Province of Cavite, Philippines The Sangguniang Panlungsod is composed of the City (Municipality) Vice-Mayor as Presiding Officer, regular Sanggunian members (Councilors), the President of the Association of Barangay Captains and the President of the Sangguniang Kabataan.
  3. 3. They shall exercise and perform the legislative powers and duties as provided for under Republic Act No. 7160, otherwise known as the Local Government Code of 1991. Shall consider and conduct thorough study all matters brought to their attention and consequently pass resolutions, enact ordinances and to introduce recommendations.  Elected Government Officials of Cavite City for the term of 2013-2016  Mayor of Cavite City: PAREDES, TOTIE (LAKAS) LAKAS CHRISTIAN MUSLIM DEMOCRATS  Vice-Mayor of Cavite City: CONSIGO, PENCHIE (LAKAS) LAKAS CHRISTIAN MUSLIM DEMOCRATS  Councilors of Cavite City 1. CHUA, DENVER (LAKAS) LAKAS CHRISTIAN MUSLIM DEMOCRATS 27033 7.78% 2. ENRIQUEZ, ROMEL (LAKAS) LAKAS CHRISTIAN MUSLIM DEMOCRATS 22725 6.54% 3. LU, MIKE (NP) NACIONALISTA PARTY 22382 6.44% 4. RUSIT, BENZEN RALEIGH (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 21979 6.32% 5. NOVERO, JUN (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 21658 6.23% 6. NUGUID, JAMES (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 20901 6.01% 7. BARRERA, JET (NP) NACIONALISTA PARTY 19103 5.50% 8. MUPAS, MARK (LAKAS) LAKAS CHRISTIAN MUSLIM DEMOCRATS 17707 5.09% 9. ALVAREZ, RIC (NP) NACIONALISTA PARTY 17603 5.06% 10. CRAWFORD, LARRY (LAKAS) LAKAS CHRISTIAN MUSLIM DEMOCRATS 16530 4.76%  Elected Government Officials of Cavite City for the term of 2007-2010  Mayor  Bernardo Sarmiento Paredes  Vice-Mayor  Councilors  Romeo Gaudier Ramos Ohmee 1. Edmund Candelaria Tirona 2. Romel Reyes Enriquez 3. Timoteo Rufin Encarnacion III 4. Michael Ruiz Ponsones 5. Dennis Bostero Bernal 6. Fernando Salazar Barron 7. Lawrence Sugatan Crawford 8. Mark Joseph Toledo Mupas 9. Danna Cayetano Cordero
  4. 4. 10. Araceli Senaris Yap Barangay Elected Officials of Cavite City, Cavite  Barangay Elected Officials of Cavite City, Cavite for the term of 2010-2013 Businesses in Cavite City, Province of Cavite, Philippines  We invite you to list your business located in Cavite City.  Give your business a good description. Add your address and contact number if available.  Resorts, restaurants, pension houses, or hotels are welcome to be listed here.  Bakery, Mechanical Shop, Bicycle Shop, Tailor shops can be listed here.  If you have a pharmacy or gas station, it can be listed here too.  Hardware stores, Agrivets, salon, spas, etc. are welcome to be listed.  We do not allow external links except for our sponsors and If you have an external site for your business you may not link to it in Z-Wiki but you can point to it. e.g. list it like this: - this tells the people of your website but it does not link to it.  Businesses in Cavite City 1. Cavite City Realty 2. The name of your business, address, phone number Real Estate for Sale or lease in Cavite City, Province of Cavite, Philippines  If you have real estate property, whether its commercial, residential, farm land, or just an empty lot in Cavite City, you can list that property for free. Click to VIEW, EDIT, or ADD Realty Listings.  You can list your House and lot or farm land for sale or lease for free here.  If you are a real estate developer, you can list your subdivision, condominiums, high rises, apartment complexes, shopping strips or malls, and open market developments for Free. Churches, Mosques, or Places of Worship in Cavite City, Province of Cavite, Philippines The name of your church, mosque, or place of worship can be listed here. We can even provide you with a free webpage for you. We can help you. Schools in Cavite City, Province of Cavite, Philippines School year 2013-2014 starts June 3 and ends March 31, 2014, for public elementary and secondary schools. The school year will have 201 school days, of which 180 days are ―nonnegotiable‖ studentteacher contact time.
  5. 5. The multisectoral Brigada Eskwela to prepare schools for the students’ return will be on May 21-26. Oplan Balik Eskwela will be from May 28 to June 8 while orientation on K to 12 for parents and other stakeholders will be on June 9. Although private schools may deviate from the Department of Education (DepEd) calendar, they are enjoined not to start before June 3 and later than Aug 31. School Year 2013-2014 in public elementary and high schools will start on June 3 and end on March 31, 2014 High Schools in Cavite City  Cavite National High School   Columbia Polytechnic Institute   Cavite City, Cavite, Philippines Cavite City, Cavite, Philippines Gospel Light Christian Academy  Cavite City, Cavite, Philippines Colleges in Cavite City  Cavite State University   (046)-431-3570   Pulo II, Cavite City Saint Joseph College    Plaridel Street San Roque, Cavite City San Sebastian College  Manila-Cavite Blvd., Cavite City  046-431-7011 You can also create a webpage for your school. We can help you. Economy of Cavite City, Province of Cavite, Philippines  If you have an article that talks about the improvement of the economy of Cavite City you can post that article here. If you come across any news items that talk about the economy of Cavite City, you may post it here. Of course you have to reference the writer of the article. Any improvement to transportation, power and service usually improves the economy of the community, so go ahead and report that too. Jobs in Cavite City If you have a job available and that job is within Cavite City, Philippines, you may post it here. Remember to be as descriptive as possible and to post your Company name, Contact person,
  6. 6. physical address, email address and Phone number. Post expiration of Job Application. Go ahead and Click HERE to Insert your job offer in the "Jobs in Cavite City" page. Natural Resources of Cavite City, Province of Cavite, Philippines Protect the environment  Sewer Systems of the Philippines It is sad but true that as of the year 2012 the rivers of the Philippines continue to be the #1 Sewer Systems of the Philippines. Protect & Save the Rivers. Do not let your sewer drain into the river. Your community can be the first to initiate this project. Build your riverbank protection with a built-in gutter system. Reforest within Ten Years Guaranteed!  Plant More Trees Let us plant more trees in every barangay in the entire Philippines. It does not make any difference if the barangay is urban, partially urban or rural; we need more trees. Trees will prevent erosion, provide oxygen, prevent green house effect, and even a place of business for the shade tree mechanic. The Philippines is a tropical country and practically anything will grow. The DENR has the planting trees project that goes on every year. Lots of picture taking for the media. Planting trees one by one is the "human" way of doing it. This individual planting of trees is good if done to "line" the roads and highways with trees or along fences or property divisions, or if you have a plantation. To reforest the nation of the Philippines we have to plant trees the "mother nature" way. Sow the seeds during the rainy season. Go deep into "bald" forests and plant trees by sowing seeds. If there's not enough volunteers to do this, use the military helicopters to fly over the designated areas and sow the seeds. Guaranteed within a few years, The Philippines will be lush again. >>Read More  Save The Rivers in the Philippines. They are Dying. We are using our rivers as our sewer system. If you ask a Filipino, "Are the Filipinos a clean people?" The answer is an automatic, "Yes!". However, the Filipinos are suffering from the same disease or attitude as most people do, and that is the "NIMBY" disease or "NIMBY" attitude. (NIMBY) Not In My Back Yard. So it is OK to dump my garbage and sewer there. Not mine! Someone else will take care of it.
  7. 7. This attitude is killing our rivers. Your great-grandparents, grandparents or parents were once proud to tell the stories of how they enjoyed swimming in the river behind your house or nearby. However, you can't say the same or tell the same stories to your kids or grand kids. Why? Because your generation is killing the river. Contact:  Secretary Ramon J. P. Paje  Department of Environment and Natural Resources  Visayas Avenue, Diliman, 1100 Quezon City, Philippines  +63-2-929-6626   Potable Water We have so much water in the Philippines and yet very little to drink.  Renewable and Sustainable Energy Instead of relying too much on Diesel fuel and Coal to generate the majority of Philippine's Electrical energy Supply, we can concentrate more on renewable and sustainable source of energy such as: Hydro Power, Solar Power, and Wind Power. We have too many black outs. Tourists Attractions of Cavite City, Province of Cavite, Philippines  Help us add some of the tourist attractions of Cavite City in Z-wiki. This will help boost the local economy of Cavite City. Anything that is unique or anything that stands out in your community may be a tourist attraction.  Landmarks are usually photographed a lot by visitors. Post the Cavite City landmarks here. Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of Cavite City, Province of Cavite, Philippines Every city has some sort of a festival or tradition that is celebrated every year. In the Philippines almost all barangays that are predominantly populated by Christians celebrate fiesta. Tell us about the festivals, fiestas and traditions of Cavite City. Featured News of The Philippines  PHL among the highest in usage of ASEAN free trade agreements  Tuesday, January 7, 2014 QUEZON CITY, Jan. 7 (PIA) - The Philippines notched among the highest usage of ASEAN trade deals in the region, according to experts, urging Asian neighbors to adopt the country’s outreach campaigns to help more businesses reap integration gains.
  8. 8. Efforts to help entrepreneurs meet requirements for obtaining lower tariffs--such as programs implemented by the Philippines--could bridge the gap between Southeast Asian firms’ current preference for using bilateral instead of regional deals, the experts said......... Full  PH economy seen growing by 7% this year  Story» Monday, January 6, 2014 4:55 pm MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine economy is likely to grow by at least 7 percent this year, aided by additional spending for post-Supertyphoon ―Yolanda‖ reconstruction, First Metro Investment Corp. said Monday. ―We believe fundamentals will remain strong in 2014 as the country will benefit from the recovery of the global economy, particularly the U.S. and emergence of eurozone from recession. We expect emerging markets to stabilize in the next two years,‖ FMIC president Roberto Juanchito Dispo said at a press briefing.........Full  Story» Carabao Festival Date: May 14 - Location: Angono, Rizal Farmers pay tribute to their patron saints; a procession of carabao carts bearing a myriad local produce is held; prizes are awarded to the strongest and most beautifully decorated carabaos. Date: May 14 Location: Pulilan, Bulacan Hundreds of festively adorned carabaos are paraded by their farmer-owners on the street leading to the church; there the carabaos are made to kneel down as a homage to San Isidro de Labrado, the patron saint of farmers. Sports News of Cavite City, Cavite, Philippines Every community has its sports hero. Who is the sports hero of Cavite City? Are there any basketball courts, tennis courts, volleyball courts, baseball fields, softball fields, or any type of sports area or arena in Cavite City? Go ahead and list any upcoming sports events in Cavite City.  ABC bowl kicks off new season tonite  Tuesday, January 7, 2014 12:00 am MANILA, Philippines - The Architects Bowling Club kicks off its 2014 season at 6 tonight at the ELanes Center in Greenhills, San Juan with this year’s ABC president Denis Jalandoon inviting all
  9. 9. sponsors and ABC members to participate in the weekly tournament backed by mega sponsors Boysen and Nation Paints. Duraflex Wires and Cables, Philflex Wires and Cables, Emerald Pipes, Concrete Ventures and Glass Asia are the event’s major sponsors while other backers are We Konstruct, Crown Pipes, Spurway, Greystone, Moldex Pipes, Dwightsteel and Steeltech............... Full Story» Your Story about Cavite City, Province of Cavite, Philippines Tell your story about Cavite City. You can talk about the good things in Cavite City or simply talk about the past. You can talk about the eco-system of Cavite City. What is the local LGU doing about the preservation of your natural resources? The topic can start here and once it gets bigger it can have a page of its own in Z-Wiki. It's all up to you. The oldest man or woman in Cavite City, Province of Cavite, Philippines Do know who the oldest man or woman is in your community of Cavite City? Z-Wiki is starting this inquiry in order to honor the older generation of the Philippines. Please provide the full name, date of birth of the elder and the barangay he/she lives in. Cavite City, Cavite, Philippines supports Philippine Cycling Philippine Cycling is about cycling in the Philippnes. Philippine Cycling helps promote bike races, cycling clubs, bicycle tours, and the development of bicycle trails. Activities are coordinated with bike shops and cycling clubs throughout the Philippines to promote the fun of riding bikes. Philippine Cycling will be coordinating events with tour of Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. Road biking and mountain bikings will be promoted by Philippine Cycling. Cycling Activity to Participate In Your cycling activity can be posted here and it will be posted in all the Provincial, City, Municipal and Barangay pages Cavite City, Province of Cavite, Philippines Photo Gallery  Do the following so your photo upload will be properly categorized for Cavite City.
  10. 10.  Copy and paste the code below in "GREEN" to the body or "Summary" of the image file that you are uploading. {{zadheader pictures}} [[Category:Cavite City, Province of Cavite, Philippines Photo Gallery]] [[Category:Cavite, Philippines Photo Gallery]] *[[Cavite City, Cavite, Philippines]] Cavite City, Cavite Province, Philippines  Cavite City has a total of 84 barangays.  Registered Voters of Cavite City as of (2010) = 62,020  Cavite City is in the "1st" Voting Congressional District of Cavite.  Population of Cavite City (as of Aug 1, 2007) = 104,581  Land Area of Cavite City (as of 2007, in hectares) = 1,089  Cavite City is a 4th class Component City and Urban.  Cavite City is in the Cavite province and within Region IV-A – Calabarzon Region in the island of luzon City District Bacoor No. of Barangays II 73 Population (2010) 520,216 Area (km²) 52.40 Pop. density (per km²) 9,927.786/km² City Mayor Strike B. Revilla (LakasCMD/Magdalo) Cavite City I 84 Fiesta de la Reina de Cavite Cavite City Regada Festival Cavite City 101,120 10.89 9,285.583/km² Bernardo S. Paredes (Nacionalista/Magdalo) Celebrated every 2nd and 3rd Sunday of November in honor of Cavite's patroness, Nuestra Señora de la Soledad de Porta Vaga. It is also known as Cavite City fiesta. Also called the "Water Festival", the festival consists of games, street dancing, photo exhibit, trade fair, concert and water splashing. The festival is done three
  11. 11. days from June 22–24 done in celebration of St. John the Baptist. The main churches of the province are the Imus Cathedral, San Roque Parish in Cavite City where the miraculous image of Nuestra Señora de la Soledad de Porta Vaga enshrined., Bacoor, Silang, Naic, Tanza, Ternate, Indang, General Trias, Kawit and MaragondonCatholic Churches. The Shrines of Our Lady of La Salette in Silang, and St. Anne, Tagaytay, also attract pilgrims. Ferry services[edit] Cavite City to SM Mall of Asia in Pasay. Nuestra Señora de la Soledad de Porta Vaga (Eng: Our Lady of Solitude of Porta Vaga), or commonly Our Lady of Porta Vaga, is the patroness of Cavite province in thePhilippines. She is titled as "Reina de Cavite" ("Queen of Cavite"), "La Excelsa Patrona y La Celestial Guardiana y Protectora de la Provincia de Cavite y su Puerto" (The Exalted Patroness and the Celestial Guardian and Protectress of the Province of Cavite and its Port). This icon of the Virgin Mary depicted as Our Lady of Solitude is enshrined at San Roque Church in Cavite City. She is well known for her miracles, thus, she is also called as The Virgin of Thousand Miracles and the Patroness of the Galleons. The devotion to Our Lady of Porta [1] Vaga is one of the famous Marian devotions in the Philippines. Description[edit] The Blessed Virgin Mary is depicted as garbed in black and white, kneeling as she contemplates the [2] instruments of her Son's Passion. Before her are the crown of thorns and the nails. The icon is painted on a canvas framed in carved wood. The painting itself is set in gold and silver accouterments with precious gems that are ex votos from her devotees. An inscription found at the back of the painting says: "A doze de Abril 1692 años Juan Oliba puso esta Stma. Ymagen Haqui" ("On 12 of April 1692, Juan Oliba placed this most holy image here"). It is considered an invaluable treasure inherited by the Caviteños, and is the oldest extant dated Marian painting in the Philippines. History[edit]
  12. 12. 2013 photo of Nuestra Señora de la Soledad de Porta Vaga A legend narrates that during the Spanish colonial era, at the peak of Cavite's economic prosperity because of the Manila-Acapulco Galleon Trade, a small detachment of the Spanish Guardia Civil was stationed at a garita (little garrison, or sentry post) located at thePorta Vaga entrance to the Cavite Port, at the end of the isthmus separating it from Barrio San Roque. One stormy night, a Spanish sentinel was at his post and he perceived a bright, shifting light. A dazzling apparition rose from the currents of Cañacao Bay, startling the sentry with suspicion that it could be pirates out to raid the port. Frightened, the sentinel shouted, "¡Alto! ¡Alto!" ("Halt! Halt!"). Instead of stopping, the light proceeded toward him. Hence, in a loud voice he asked, "¿Quién vive?" ("Who is there?"). He then heard a sweet and melodious voice reply, "Soldadito, ¿por qué el alto me das en noche tan fría? Dame paso. ¿No conoces a María?" ("Little Soldier, why halt me on a night so cold? Give me passage. Don't you know Mary?") The sentinel, struck in awe and confusion, humbly and repentantly replied, "Perdóname, Virgen María, Reina de mi devoción; pues solo soy un soldado que cumplo mi obligación!" ("Forgive me, Virgin Mary, Queen of my devotion; I am but a soldier that complies with my duty!") The following morning, fisherman and workers at the Cavite Royal Arsenal passed through the Porta Vaga (Vaga Gate) and found a framed image of the Virgin on the beach along Cañacao Bay near the place of her earlier apparition. They brought the image to the parish priest who temporarily installed it in the parish church. Eventually, the Ermita de Porta Vaga (Chapel of Porta Vaga) was built along the Porta Vaga walls, and for three centuries served as the shrine of Our Lady of Solitude. The icon was used to bless the tradinggalleons plying between Cavite and Acapulco, Mexico during formal sending off ceremonies, earning her the title "Patroness of the Galleon." In 1929, a new parish priest, Fr. Pedro Lerena y Lerena of Logroño, Spain, was assigned to the Cavite Port. At the same time, he was appointed Rector of the Ermita. His great dedication to the cause of Our Lady of Porta Vaga saw the beautification and the improvement of the Ermita through the years. During the Second World War, Fr. Lerena was able to retrieve the precious image of the Virgin from a junkyard where it was thrown by the Japanese invaders and brought it to the Archbishop’s Palace in Intramuros, Manila and later to the vaults of the Philippine National Bank for safekeeping. It was brought back to Cavite only after the liberation in 1945, this time to her home at the San Roque Churchbecause the Ermita was destroyed by bombs during the war. Fr. Lerena served as the guardian of Cavite’s priceless treasure until his death in 1972. Canonical coronation[edit] Through the joint efforts of Msgr. Baraquiel Mojica, former parish priest of San Roque, and Bishop Felix Perez of the Diocese of Imus, this miraculous icon of the Virgin of Solitude was canonically crowned on November 17, 1978 by Apostolic Nuncio to the Philippines Most Rev. Bruno Torpigliani, D.D., during the reign of Pope John Paul II. She was the first Philippine Marian image crowned during his pontificate. A Pontifical High Mass was offered in her honor at the Binondo Church in Binondo, Manila followed by a
  13. 13. musical concert featuring the works of the National Artist Lucio San Pedro. Devotion to Our Lady gave the Caviteños the opportunity to show their art skills. Theft and return[edit] On March 16, 1984, the icon of the Virgin was sacrilegiously stolen from its altar. After tedious months of search, it was recovered on August 15, 1984, albeit divested of all its original gold decorations and precious stones. Every effort was made by devotees to restore the image to its former glory, and on August 19, 1984, it was re-enshrined in the altar amidst much rejoicing. Miracles[edit] Countless miracles have been attributed to the Virgen de la Soledad. Her mysterious apparition and the unexplained arrival of her image were initial revelations of her miraculous reign. During the terrible typhoon in 1830, a fire caused by lightning bolt hit the wooden altar of the Ermita and razed the chapel to the ground, but the image of the Virgin remained intact among the ashes. In 1856, another terrible typhoon flooded the houses, churches and public buildings within the Port but the Ermita, as well as its patio were found dry so the people took refuge in the Church. In 1857, a Spanish frigate based in Cavite was caught by a violent typhoon off the coast of Albayprovince and was stranded for 20 days after running aground. The crew prayed before an image of the Soledad. She appeared before them that night and the tide rose higher and the wind began to blow, thus releasing the frigate free from its rocky trap. There have been other miracles attributed to the Virgin with the passing of the years including present day accounts of healings, families reunited and family problems solved. Devotion[edit] Our Lady of Solitude of Porta Vaga is one of the most venerated Marian images in Cavite. Her feast is celebrated every second and third Sunday of November in Cavite City. She is also associated with annual Lenten rites and the All Saints-All Souls Day observances where she is alluded to as "Inang Magkakandila" (Mother Candlemaker). The image celebrated the Pearl Jubilee of its coronation 2008 and the Silver Jubilee of its return the following year. Nuestra Señora de la Soledad of San Isidro Labrador Parish Church in San Isidro, Nueva Ecija. The Cofradia de la Virgen de la Soledad de Porta Vaga presently led by Rev. Fr. Virgilio Saenz Mendoza and Jonnell Ryan I. Enriquez heads the devotees of Our Lady. It was established in August 1998 through the efforts of the late Antonio G. Nazareno and then Bishop Manuel B. Sobrevinias. Devotees include
  14. 14. overseas Filipino workers and other foreign nationals who flock to the country to join the Porta Vaga Festival. Replicas of the Ynang Nag-Iisa (Mother [Mary] of Solitude, as she is called in Tagalog), are also venerated in San Isidro, Nueva Ecija; Camba in Tondo, Manila; San Carlos, Pangasinan and Buhi, Camarines Sur. Hymn[edit] In 1892, Julian Felipe, composer of the Philippine national anthem, penned the hymn "Reina de Cavite" on the occasion of her fiesta and the opening of the Exposición Regionál Caviteña(Cavite Regional Exposition).. The lyrics were taken from the poem Himmo a la Virgén de Cavite (Hymn to the Virgin of [3][4] Cavite) by Fr. Tomás de Andrade, the rector of the Jesuit College of Cavite sometime in 1689. INTRODUCTION Cavite City is located at the northern tip of Cavite Province, 34 kilometers south of Manila and bounded by three bays--Cañacao, Manila and Bacoor— and the Municipality of Noveleta.
  15. 15. Fishing is the primary industry of the city with its almost 190 kilometers of coastline and varying fishing grounds that includes estuarine and brackish water. The city is most known for its mussel and oyster production. Only a few places in the country could lay claim to being a “cradle of history,” and Cavite City is one of them. Many of the country’s historical events transpired here, from the Cavite Mutiny of 1872—the so-called “Grandmother Event of the Philippine Revolution—“the unfurling of the Philippine Flag, the birthplace of the Philippine National Anthem and the first transatlantic flight, which set into motion Philippine aviation. Unknown to many, Cavite City maintains territorial jurisdiction over Corregidor Island – the last bastion of the country’s military defense against the Japanese invaders during World War II. This island just off the shore of Manila Bay has been declared a national historical site and one of the country’s main tourist attractions. Fort San Felipe, one of the country’s remaining Spanish forts, is likewise located in the city. Now integrated within a military installation, it has been converted into a museum that houses several naval artifacts depicting the city’s rich maritime and naval history. SITUATION ANALYSIS LIVABILITY Cavite City is a relatively peaceful community owing to a high crime solution rate of 98%. Cohort survival rates are also comparatively high at 86.92% at the elementary level and 89.46% at the secondary. Literacy rate is also high at 97.39%. The average household income in 2000 was P117,559 (NSO 2000), with the poverty threshold at P17,437.00 which is way above
  16. 16. the regional standard. Minimum wage for non-agricultural labor in 2006 was Php 267 per day. 67% of the city’s population is eligible for the labor force (2005). The annual employment rate is around 87%. Majority of the residents are engaged in fishing, owing to the fact that the City has 35 coastal barangays. Although the city itself has limited employment opportunities, the problem of unemployment is negated by the availability and quality of its human resources who seek employment in nearby cities and municipalities. There are 11 public pre-schools, 12 public elementary schools, 2 national high schools, one (1) state university and one (1) public technical school in the city. Complementing these public institutions are 28 private preElementary schools, 25 privately owned elementary schools, 11 private high schools, two (2) private colleges and one (1) private vocational. This contributes to the high cohort survival and literacy rates of its residents. Health institutions in the city consist of one (1) district hospital, two (2) military medical facilities, five (5) Rural Health Units, a City Lying-In Hospital and two (2) private medical facilities The percentage of households living with security of tenure is 83.43% while 16.57% are living in informal settlements. Those with access to piped water (level 3) comprise 79.15% of the population. There is a problem though with regard to saltwater intrusion into the aquifer making the groundwater unsafe for drinking. Close to 100% of households have access to toilet facilities (94.51%) and power (93.125%). Telephone service is available from two companies. Since the city is surrounded by water, keeping the water clean is a major challenge. The establishment of many illegal fish pens aggravates this
  17. 17. problem. Moreover, there is also the difficulty of patrolling the waters for illegal fishers and fishermen from other areas due to lack of manpower and equipment. Inadequate training for fishermen on appropriate fishing methods has resulted in low production and the low quality of the mussels and oysters produced. COMPETITIVENESS The city has a cumulative land area of 1,238.63 has, 68% of which is under the jurisdiction of the national government. These include Sangley Point, a navy installation established by the U.S. Government in WW II, Fort San Felipe and the Islands of Corregidor. The lack of available land for development is a drawback to the city in attracting more entrepreneurs and businesses. The wide expanse of sea totaling 1,800 sq. km and a coastline of 190 sq. km. surrounds the city. Likewise, it has an estuarine area of 30.84 hectares along Manila Bay and brackish water pond of 5.45 hectares located in Bacoor Bay that could be utilized for aquaculture of mussels, oysters, “bangus” (milkfish), lapu-lapu and “sugpo“ (shrimps). Cavite City’s proximity to Metro Manila and other commercial centers makes its products accessible to other markets. This is complemented by 24 hour transport facilities that facilitate the transfer of goods to adjacent markets. The city is blessed to have a natural harbour in Cañacao Bay. Natural harbors have long been of great strategic and economic importance. This was evident in the city’s role in the Acapulco-Manila Galleon trade during
  18. 18. the Spanish period and the strategic locations of the military installation such as Sangley Point and Fort San Felipe. The city has no fish port and cold storage facilities for processing of its aquaculture products. The existing pier and seaport are located within military bases and therefore inaccessible to the public. However, the issuance of Executive Order No. 629 by the Arroyo Administration in June of 2007 is anticipated to pave the way for the city’s re-emergence as an important player in the transportation of industrial goods within and outside the country. This directive allows the Philippine Reclamation Authority to convert Sangley Point into an International Logistics Hub which includes an airport and seaport through the reclamation of portions of Bacoor and Cañacao Bay. The local Tourism Council has developed a “histo-cultural” tour for students and tourists to promote the city’s historical sites. It has also institutionalized 8 | C i t y o f Cav i t e C i t y D e ve l o pme n t S t r a t e g i e s R e p o r t |9 various festivals such as the Live Via Crusis during the Lenten season, the Regada Festival during the Feast of St. John in June, the annual City Fiesta every November and the Christmas Festival in December. While the council is available and active, there is no Tourism Office to provide administrative and operational support to expand these activities. There is also a lack of tourism facilities, such as hotels or information centers that could be utilized in promoting and disseminating vital information about Cavite. Likewise, there is a need to rehabilitate and highlight existing historical markers and monuments. At present, the City Government has undertaken initial steps to strengthen its bid to promote its tourism potentials through
  19. 19. the construction of a Local Tourism Office. BANKABILITY Cavite is a Fourth-Class Component City, with a total income of Php225.06 million (2007). The internal revenue allotment (IRA) acounts for 75.2% of the total income, while majority of local revenues are generated from business income (5.2%), with permits and licenses, service income and other sources jointly representing the balance. The bulk of the City Government’s expenditures go to maintenance and other operating expenses 57.4%, followed by personnel services 43%; and financial expenses 2.4%. The city’s capital outlay expenditures represent 14.59% of the total budget for 2007. The city’s debt servicing capacity to total current income (regular sources and IRA) amounts to 9.7% and the city’s current assets total to Php26,398,760.51 and total property, plant and equipment (net) is Php188,287,441.22 or a total of Php214,686,201.73. The present efforts of the local government is focused on intensified tax collection, updating real property tax values, as well as improvement of front line services through information technology. The city requires policies that would enhance fiscal autonomy and improve tax administration system. GOVERNANCE The city government has a total 350 employees, of which 95% are permanent, 2% are co-terminus, and 3% are casuals. Out of the city’s expenditure, 43% of it is allotted to wages of its personnel. Cavite City is fortunate to have the active participation of its tourism council and NGOs in all of its activities and projects. It has a functional
  20. 20. Local Development Council, with more than 20% NGO representatives that meets twice a year to identify projects and programs that would be undertaken on a yearly basis. In order to increase participation of civil society and the business sector in the affairs of the city government, there is a need to expand the membership of other mandated councils, such as Local Health Board, Local School Board, Local Finance Board, Nutrition Council, Gender and Development Council, Council for the Protection of Children, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Council, Peace and Order Council, Disaster Coordinating Council, Cavite City has a Legislative Agenda that complements the Executive Agenda. This is developed in consultation with stakeholders and provides legislative action on the Local Development Plan. Periodic barangay-level consultations (at least 2 times a year) are also held to seek the stake holder’s views and opinions. The city also has sufficient feedback mechanisms in place that would disseminate and receive information to and from its constituency through e-mail, billboards, information and complaint desks, radio station and local newspapers. Public documents such as transaction records and contract documents are accessible to the public. Front line services for Business and Licensing and Real Property Tax Assessment (RPTA) are already computerized. Although more aspects of the city government’s operations still await development in technology that could help increase levels of efficiency and transparency. Finally, there is a great need for aggressive implementation of the Comprehensive Land and Sea Use Development Plan (CLUP) and
  21. 21. other Zoning Ordinances to properly manage the direction of the city’s development. VISION & CITY BRAND “A seaport community by the bay, that positions itself as a premier “histo-cultural” destination in the CALABARZON and Mega Manila area and as a major aquaculture products provider by 2015” As the “Historic and Culture City by the Bay” the city aims to optimize its proximity to the seas by developing its seaport community and in the process capture a significant share of the market for mussels and oyster production in Cavite province and its adjacent areas. This will establish Cavite City as the center of aquaculture production. 10 | C i t y o f Cav i t e C i t y D e ve l o pme n t S t r a t e g i e s R e p o r t | 11 It is also envisioned to be the center of local and foreign investments by opening the market for trade and commerce, export processing zones, shipbuilding/repair; and industrial parks, to promote employment opportunities and a gateway that would link the city through roads and bridges to the metropolis. Finally, it seeks to utilize the richness of its history as an enticement for local and foreign tourists to visit the city and relive our libertarian struggle in the site where it all started. Strategies Towards the realization of its vision and development goals, the city has outlined several strategies that would shape the priority interventions of the city.
  22. 22. LIVABILITY • Resettlement Community Program - To organize informal settlers in a resettlement community. • System Program - To safeguard and protect the city’s Barangay Water limited source of potable water • Social Service Program - To provide a continuing and sustainable social service program and projects • Protection Program - To formulate policies and programs Environment that would protect the environment and maintain its cleanliness for future generations • System (Mobility) - Link-up with Metro Manila and Urban Transport other local destination by land and sea transport. COMPETITIVENESS • Infrastructure Program - To build tourism-related Tourism infrastructures/facilities • Tourism Promotion Program - To market the city’s rich history and culture to heighten its people’s awareness as well as prospective local and foreign visitors Marketing and
  23. 23. • Plan - To formulate a zoning or sea utilization plan Coastal and Sea Use for the three bays • Development and Marketing Program - To formulate Aquaculture Aquaculture Development Marketing Program A. To construct a production or market-related facilities B. Creation of other support services for aquaculture BANKABILITY • - Formulation of ordinancesthat aimsto enhance Fiscal Policy Program its financial policies and improve Capital Investment Program • Program - To improve business structures and Capital Investment facilities to improve local revenue extraction GOOD GOVERNANCE • Tourism Development Plan - To strengthen and institutionalize tourism as a focal point of the city’s development Mainstreaming