Dasmariñas Village

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Dasmariñas Village or simply Dasma, is a private subdivision and gated community in Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines. It occupies 187.21 hectares and is bounded by Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA) to the north, McKinley Road to the northeast, Pili Avenue/Forbes Park South to the east, Maricaban Creek to the south, and Ecology Village to the west. Politically, it is roughly coterminous with Barangay Dasmariñas. According to the 2007 census, it is inhabited by 9,173 people. The village is managed by the Dasmariñas Village Association (DVA), whose current president is Carlos P. Gatmaitan.

History[edit]

Dasmariñas Village was developed by Ayala y Compañía in the early 1960s and was originally conceived of as part of Forbes Park. DVA was incorporated in 1965, while Barangay Dasmariñas was established in 1971.

Colegio San Agustin on Palm Avenue was founded in 1969.

In 2003, the soldiers behind the failed Oakwood mutiny were discovered to have concealed weapons inside a house in Dasmariñas.

Barangay Officials (until 2013)[edit]

Barangay Captain[edit]

  • Atty. Ma. Filomena L. Rosales (2nd term)

Barangay Councilors (Kagawad)[edit]

  • Martin John Pio Q. Arenas (2nd term)
  • Vicky Cantada (1st term)
  • Marivic P. Limcaoco (1st term)
  • Stefano Panlilio Lim (1st term)
  • Atty. Eduardo Martin Tankiang III (2nd term)
  • Cecil Pecson (2nd term)
  • Zenida Gloria (1st term)

SK Chairperson[edit]

  • Mr. Paulo Antonio

Barangay Secretary[edit]

  • Mr. Antonio Neri

Barangay Treasurer[edit]

  • Ms. Josephine A. Cang

Amenities[edit]

Dasmariñas Village contains two parks (Campanilla Park and Mahogany Park), a post office, an enclosed pavilion that is rented out for private functions, a gym, a basketball and badminton court, and a tennis court. In addition, Barangay Dasmariñas runs a medical clinic and a dental clinic for residents and their hired help.

Security[edit]

Dasmariñas Village is well known in Metro Manila for its heavy security. Private security guards are posted at the village's six entrance gates and patrol the village twenty-four hours a day. There are lots of complaints about the guards' rude behavior. Sometimes obsession of security reaches level of harassment. It is noted[citation needed] they even ask diplomats' wives for their marriage certificates. The village is set off from its surroundings by high walls and vehicles must normally display DVA stickers in order to enter. In addition, many residences have their own security guards.

Notable residents[edit]

Dasmariñas Village contains the embassies of China, the Czech Republic, Egypt, India, Mexico, Iraq, Libya, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Sri Lanka, and Turkey and the consulates of Oman and Vanuatu. The village is also home to many prominent politicians, businesspeople and celebrities, such as Senator Juan Ponce Enrile, Senator Joker Arroyo, Judge Voltaire Rosales, Peping Cojuangco, Joey De Venecia, Sabino Padilla IV, Pablo Cuneta and Sharon Cuneta.Members of the underworld professional punk music band named the chain snappers with current transactions to music recording outfit Sire Records are also residents of Dasma. Vitto the greatest jakulero around.

References[edit]

  • "Guide to Living in Dasma" (undated brochure).
  • Dasmarinas Newsletter

Coordinates: 14°32′28″N 121°01′41″E / 14.541°N 121.028°E / 14.541; 121.028