Alfonso, Cavite

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Alfonso
Municipality
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Flag of Alfonso
Flag
Official seal of Alfonso
Seal
Motto: Agro-Industrial Center of Upland Cavite
Map of Cavite showing the location of Alfonso
Map of Cavite showing the location of Alfonso
Alfonso is located in Philippines
Alfonso
Alfonso
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 14°8′27″N 120°51′14″E / 14.14083°N 120.85389°E / 14.14083; 120.85389Coordinates: 14°8′27″N 120°51′14″E / 14.14083°N 120.85389°E / 14.14083; 120.85389
Country Philippines
Region CALABARZON (Region IV-A)
Province Cavite
District 7th District of Cavite
Founded 1870
Barangays 32
Government[1]
 • Mayor Virgilio P. Varias
 • Vice Mayor Justiniano De Crooc Castro
Area[2]
 • Total 66.58 km2 (25.71 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 48,567
 • Density 730/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 4123
Dialing code 46
Income class 1st class; urban

Alfonso is a first class municipality in the province of Cavite, Philippines. According to the 2010 Philippine census, it has a population of 48,567 people.[4]

Geography[edit]

Alfonso is an upland town situated at the southwestern portion of the Cavite province. It is 74 kilometers from Manila via Tagaytay City. Magallanes bounds it on the west, Batangas province on the south, Mendez and Tagaytay City on the east, General Aguinaldo on the northwest and Indang on the northeast.

Barangays[edit]

Alfonso is politically subdivided into 32 barangays.[4]

  • Barangay 1 (Pob.)
  • Barangay 2 (Pob.)
  • Barangay 3 (Pob.)
  • Amuyong
  • Buck Estate
  • Esperanza Ibaba
  • Esperanza Ilaya
  • Luksuhin Ilaya
  • Luksuhin Ibaba
  • Marahan 1
  • Marahan 2
  • Pajo
  • Sikat
  • Sinaliw Malaki
  • Sinaliw na Munti
  • Sulsugin
  • Taywanak Ibaba
  • Taywanak Ilaya
  • Upli
  • Kaysuyo
  • Palumlum
  • Bilog
  • Mangas 1
  • Mangas 2
  • Matagbak 1
  • Matagbak 2 (Putol)
  • Santa Teresa (Pulyok)

History[edit]

Alfonso was totally forested until the 17th century when a few pocket settlements sprouted. The town was originally part of Barrio Lumampong in the town of Indang. In the course of time, the pocket settlements grew into sitios and later on into barrios. The town became a separate district municipality from Indang on 16 May 1859 through the efforts of the community leaders Bonifacio Aveo and Felix del Mundo. The new town was called Alas-as for a period of seventeen years. The name refers to the name of a tree used for the construction of houses and bears sweet fruit. It was, eventually, named after King Alfonso XII of Spain, son of Isabella II. Alfonso was initially composed of the barrios of Taywanak, Pajo, Esperanza, Marahan, Matagbak, Sinaliw and Kaytitinga. Don Narciso Mojica was the capitan municipal of Alfonso at the outbreak of the Philippine Revolution. A few days after the Cry of Balintawak, on 31 August 1896, General Mariano Trias ordered the liquidation of all Spaniards in the municipality. In the bloody battle that followed, the leaders of the revolutionists were General Hipolito Rint, Captain Eriberto Cetro (Kapitan Berto) and Predencio Rolle (Tandang Doro).[5]

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Alfonso
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 28,944 —    
1995 34,613 +3.41%
2000 39,674 +2.97%
2007 47,973 +2.65%
2010 48,567 +0.45%
Source: National Statistics Office[3]

Local government[edit]

Alfonso Municipal Hall

The following are the duly elected officials of Alfonso, Cavite for the term 2010-2013:

Position Official
Mayor Hon. Virgilio P. Varias (LP)
Vice-Mayor Hon. Justino D. C. Castro (LP)
Sangguniang Bayan Members
Madona M. Pel (LP)
Mariette J. Rom (LP)
Agnes V. Panganiban (NP/Lakas)
Elpidio H. Credo (LP)
Marciano R. Jeciel (LP)
Carolina L. Rivera (LP)
Meynardo C. Manalo (NP/Lakas)
ABC President
SK Federation President
Vacant

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 11 September 2013. Retrieved 24 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "Province: CAVITE". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 29 October 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010". 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 24 October 2013. 
  4. ^ a b Philippine Standard Geographic Code
  5. ^ The Philippine Index, Millennium Edition, Vol. 1 No. 1

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