Alfonso, Cavite

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Alfonso
Municipality
Municipality of Alfonso
Downtown area
Downtown area
Official seal of Alfonso
Seal
Nickname(s): Agro-Industrial Center of Upland Cavite
Map of Cavite with Alfonso highlighted
Map of Cavite with Alfonso highlighted
Alfonso is located in Philippines
Alfonso
Alfonso
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 14°08′27″N 120°51′14″E / 14.14083°N 120.85389°E / 14.14083; 120.85389Coordinates: 14°08′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
Founded 1870
Barangays 32 (see Barangays)
Government[1]
 • Type Sangguniang Bayan
 • Mayor Virgilio Pineda Varias
 • Vice Mayor Randolph Salamat
 • Electorate 32,071 voters (2016)
Area[2]
 • Total 66.58 km2 (25.71 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 51,839
 • Density 780/km2 (2,000/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code 4123
PSGC 042101000
IDD:area code +63 (0)46
Climate type Tropical monsoon climate
Income class 1st municipal income class
Revenue (₱) 146,232,896.85 (2016)
Website www.alfonso.gov.ph

Alfonso, officially the Municipality of Alfonso, (Tagalog: Bayan ng Alfonso), is a 1st class municipality in the province of Cavite, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 51,839 people.[3]

Geography[edit]

Alfonso is an upland town situated at the south-western 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 north-west and Indang on the north-east.

Barangays[edit]

Alfonso is politically subdivided into 32 barangays. [4]

  • Amuyong
  • Bilog
  • Buck Estate
  • Esperanza Ibaba
  • Esperanza Ilaya
  • Kaysuyo (Kaytitinga IV)
  • Kaytitinga I
  • Kaytitinga II
  • Kaytitinga III
  • Luksuhin Ibaba
  • Luksuhin Ilaya
  • Mangas I
  • Mangas II
  • Marahan I
  • Marahan II
  • Matagbak I
  • Matagbak II
  • Pajo Malupit
  • Palumlum
  • Poblacion I
  • Poblacion II
  • Poblacion III
  • Poblacion IV
  • Poblacion V
  • Sicat
  • Sinaliw Malaki
  • Sinaliw Munti
  • Sta. Theresa (Pulyok and Kaytayo)
  • Sulsugin
  • Taywanak Ibaba
  • Taywanak Ilaya
  • Upli

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
YearPop.±% p.a.
1903 5,780—    
1918 7,580+1.82%
1939 9,797+1.23%
1948 11,714+2.01%
1960 17,477+3.39%
1970 17,703+0.13%
1975 20,623+3.11%
1980 21,980+1.28%
1990 28,944+2.79%
1995 34,613+3.41%
2000 39,674+2.97%
2007 47,973+2.65%
2010 48,567+0.45%
2015 51,839+1.25%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][6][7][8]

In the 2015 census, the population of Alfonso, Cavite, was 51,839 people,[3] with a density of 780 inhabitants per square kilometre or 2,000 inhabitants per square mile.

Local government[edit]

Alfonso Municipal Hall

The following are the duly elected officials of Alfonso, Cavite for the term 2016-2019

Position Official
Mayor Virgilio P. Varias
Vice Mayor Randy A. Salamat
Sangguniang Bayan Members
Agnes Vidallon-Panganiban
Madona Mojica-Pel
Meynardo C. Manalo
Mariette J. Rom
Elpidio H. Credo
Mariano R. Jeciel
Carolina R. Rivera
Jorge Michael R. Penano
ABC President
Erliza Vislenio-Vidallon
SK Federation President
Kystel Faye Alcazar

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "Province: Cavite". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c d Census of Population (2015). "Region IV-A (Calabarzon)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  4. ^ "Municipality of Alfonso". The Official Website of the Provincial Government of Cavite. Retrieved 5 April 2017. 
  5. ^ The Philippine Index, Millennium Edition, Vol. 1 No. 1
  6. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region IV-A (Calabarzon)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  7. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Region IV-A (Calabarzon)". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO. 
  8. ^ "Province of Cavite". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016. 

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