Every June 12 of each year, Cavite would certainly be in the news. This is because a high ranking government
official would be in the town of Kawit to preside on the celebration of the Proclamation of Philippine Independence. This
historic town is the birthplace of the Republic.
Cavite is located south of Manila Bay, west of Metro Manila and Laguna,
and north of Batangas. Luzon Sea
is found west of the province. Terrain is mostly rolling hills with highest peak in the vicinity of Tagaytay City on the
boundary with the province of Batangas. Climate is characterized by two pronounced seasons; dry during the months of November to April
and wet during the rest of the year.
Cavite is the third most populous province in the country although it is the 9th smallest in terms of land area.
Tagalogs are the majority among the residents.However, it is fast becoming a cosmopolitan province due to the influx of
migrants from other cultural groups.
Famous People from Cavite
Economic Profile, Products, and Industries
- Emilio Aguinaldo - First President of the Philippines
- Mariano Trias - First Vice President, general, provincial governor
- Paulo C. Campos - 1988 National Scientist in medical science
- Hilario Lara - 1985 National Scientist in public health
- Jose R. Velasco - 1998 National Scientist in biology (plant nutrition)
- Lourdes J. Cruz - 2006 National Scientist
- Candido Tirona - first revolutionary capitan general in the Philippines
- Felipe Calderon - known as the "Father of the Malolos Constitution"
- Gregoria Montoya - Considered as the JOan of Arc of the Philippine Revolution
- Julian Felipe - the composer of the music of the Filipino national anthem, now known as Lupang Hinirang
- Mariano Alvarez - one of the famous generals of the Philippine Revolution
- Marian Rivera - Movie and television actress
Poverty incidence in the province is 6th lowest in the country after Batanes, Rizal,
Bataan, Pampanga, and Benguet.
It stood at 11.2% in 2006.
The main economic activity is agriculture. However, just like the other provinces closed to Metro Manila,
many farms are being converted to residential, commercial, industrial, and leisure areas.
Agricultural production of Cavite in 2007 are as follows (figure in thousand metric tons, rank among 79 provinces)
Animal inventory of Cavite in 2007 are as follows (figure in thousand, rank among 79 provinces)
Other products include vegetables and coffee. Industrialization of the province grew rapidly in the past decade
when many industrial zones were established. The Cavite Export Processing Zone in the town of Rosario was put up during the Marcos Regime.
As of 2007, there were 275 banks in the province, the 3rd highest provincial concentration of banks.
Total deposits reached 59.8 billion pesos in that year.
When thinking of business to put up in Cavite, real estate comes first to mind. Low to medium cost housing subdivisions
would be a hit. Food processing comes next. This is due to the province's large population and its proximity to other large
population centers such as Metro Manila, Laguna, and Batangas. For the outlying areas of Cavite like Tagaytay City and the coastal towns,
tourism-related ventures are recommended.
See List of Cavite Municipalities and Cities
Places of Interest/ tourist spots in Cavite Province
- Aguinaldo Mansion - in Kawit town
- Tejeros - in Rosario, site of a historic convention of Philippine revolutionaries
- Mt. Buntis - Where the Bonifacio brothers were executed
- Tagaytay City and environs - rivals Baguio City as a summer destination because of its cool and refreshing temperature
- Resorts in Naic and Ternate
- Corregidor Island
Cavite landscape as viewed from People's Park in the Sky in Tagaytay City
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