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|Nickname(s): The Eventful, Adventure, Falls, Caves and Eco-Tourism Capital of Laguna|
|Motto: Para sa patuloy na pag-asenso, Cavinti ay mahalin at ipagmalaki natin!|
The map that showing the lcoation of Cavinti
|Region||CALABARZON (Region IV-A)|
|District||4th district of Laguna|
|• Mayor||Milbert De Leon Oliveros|
|• Total||203.58 km2 (78.60 sq mi)|
|• Density||100/km2 (260/sq mi)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC+8)|
Cavinti is a third class municipality in the province of Laguna in the Philippines. It is situated in the Sierra Madre mountain range, and part of the 4th congressional district of Laguna. It is an agricultural town with a population of 20,809 people in the 2010 census. The current administration was headed by Honorable Mayor Milbert Oliveros.
Although relatively far from the immediate influence of Metropolitan Areas and Urbanized Towns, Cavinti continues to progress. The town of Cavinti is expected to be a 1st Class Municipality before 2016.
- 1 Geography
- 2 History
- 3 Demographics
- 4 Economy
- 5 Annual events and festivals
- 6 Tourist destinations
- 7 Local government
- 8 Infrastracture
- 9 Education
- 10 Media
- 11 Anthem
- 12 References
- 13 External links
Cavinti is situated at the eastern side of the province of Laguna. The town is bounded by the municipality of Lumban on the north, by the municipalities of Sampaloc, Quezon and Mauban, Quezon in the east, Pagsanjan in the west, and by the Luisiana in the south. It has 19 barangays.
Like most areas in the province of Laguna, the Climate of Cavinti is characterized by two pronounced seasons: dry from March to May and wet during the rest of the year.
- High temperature : 27 °C (81 °F)
- Low temperature : 21 °C (70 °F)
- Duhat (urban)
- Kanluran Talaongan
- Poblacion (urban)
- Silangan Talaongan
It is the center of commercial and business activities in Cavinti. Almost all of the Basic Municipal Facilities are located in Poblacion including the Municipal Hall, Town Plaza, ABC Multi-Purpose Hall, The Public Market, and many commercial and business establishments. The Catholic Church(Transfiguration Parish) are located in Poblacion too.
Written by RJ. Tatlonghari
How Cavinti Got Its Name?
Legends have it that the name Cavinti came from the phrase "KAPIT SA BINTI", which the first Spanish colonizers found very difficult to pronounce. It is said that the very first day these colonizers arrived in this place, a wedding was taking place. The rite, so the story goes, was very unique because it was different from the conventional wedding ceremonies done in churches or civil courts. In that ritual, the Spaniards saw the groom running after the bride. The idea behind the whole thing was to let the groom run after the bride as the witnessing crowd kept watching. Once the bride caught the nuptial was consummated.
So the bride ran uphill and downhill, through clear and wooded areas, on dry swampy paths as the groom kept following behind. Down yonder the pair reached a stream (probably the Cavinti river), which fortunately or unfortunately was at that time swollen due to floodwaters. The unwary bride jumped into it. The groom followed without let up. Suddenly the undercurrent snatched the girl catching her unaware of a coming danger.
Nearby at the river bank the bride's younger sister, who was in the midst of the crowd cried out, "kaka, kapit sa binti", pointing to the groom. She shouted it out on top of her voice in a desperate effort to save her older sister. For sake of her dear life the bride gasping for breath obeyed without hesitation. That very moment the sister's cry of "Kaka, kapit sa binti!" became words of magic. For, it saved not only the bride's life or the wedding tragic ending. It served most especially the town for having a name it can call its own.
The Town of Cavinti was originally a part of Lumban, Laguna. It was only in 1619 when the town gained complete and independent status as a parish by virtue of a papal bull believed to have come directly from Rome. In fact, this was why, again according to the legends, the two Puhawan brothers of Lumban, in search of food in the early 1600, reached Cavinti where they found an image which turned out to be that of El Salvador. They brought the image to their home in Lumban. But in no time, it got lost only to be found again the very same place where it was first discovered. Today on that hallowed grounds stands majestically the centuries-old Catholic Church in honor of San Salvador built by the town's forebears for all the generations to enjoy and cherish.
The church's early structures were made of light materials. For many times they had to rebuild it on account of destruction wrought by natural calamities such as earthquakes, typhoons, and fires.
The ecclesiastical supervision of the church also belonged to Lumban since its founding. Even at the time of the construction of the first stone church in 1621.
|Population census of Cavinti|
|Source: National Statistics Office|
People from Cavinti are being called by nearby towns as "kabintiin".
The language spoken in the town is the national language of the country: Filipino language (Tagalog). The medium of instruction in schools are English and Tagalog languages.
Cavinti is basically an agricultural town. At the población, there are only a few commercial establishments which cater to the basic services of the people. Most of them still go to Santa Crúz to do their shopping or marketing and to avail themselves of other services not available in their town.
Sources of income of the people of Cavinti are mainly focused on tourism and agriculture such as palay, bamboo, pandan, copra, coconut, vegetables and fruit trees. The business income are commonly came from CBK Power Plants, Resorts, Hotels and Restaurants. Piggery and poultry farming are also an additional income.
- Internal revenue allotment : Php 47,346,700.00
- Economic enterprise : Php 24,452,640.00
- National wealth share : Php 8,000,000.00
- Local revenue : Php 17,762,500.00
- Total : Php 97,561,840.00
- Income class : 3rd Class
Annual events and festivals
- Independence Day Celebration
- (June 12) - Floral offering at the monument of Dr. Jose P. Rizal(the country's national hero) and a short program for the people to develop a sense of pride and nationalism.
- Sambalilo Festival
- (August 3–6) - The Sambalilo Festival is one of the most colorful and prosperous festival in the province of Laguna. It is celebrated that commemorates the handmade sombrero(hat) made from pandan. Highlights of the fiesta include the trade fair exhibits, Cavinti's Got Talent, Brass band bonanza, street dancing, fireworks display, Cavinti Fun run, Palarong Pinoy (Traditional or cultural games), Exhibition game of PBA players vs. Cavinti All Stars and the world's biggest Sambalilo.
- Christmas Day
- (December 25) - Christmas Day in Cavinti is an integration of festive and competitive Christmas activities showcasing colorful highlight and array of decorations in barangay and Municipal Building.
- Tilapia Festival
- (February 26–28) - The first Tilapia Festival will be launched on February 26–28, 2014 to exploit the municipal tourism and promote tilapia traders. This is also celebrated to thank the Almighty God of the tilapia traders in the town of Cavinti that was gradually identified for its fresh,delicious, and tasteful tilapia compared to other towns. Highlights of this festival features Motorcade,Tilapia Olympics, Street grilling of tilapia and other kinds of seafood, Photo Contest, Seminar for Tilapia traders and Food Fest.
- Harvest Festival
- (October 2–3) - Highlights of this festival features the festivities,prosperity, and unique celebration of Cavinti to promote or exploit the tourism together with the developing of town's agriculture. Participated by 19 barangays features different kinds of vegetables and fruits which would become source of the food for the town.
- Mayflower Festival
- (Celebrated during the month of May) - It is an old tradition of the Catholic to offer flowers to the image of Mother Mary,praying of rosary, and Parade of different kinds of God's figure. It is initiated by the Hermanos and Hermanas that is sharing of their blessings to the people of Cavinti.
Natural wonders like falls, rivers, lakes, caves and mountains abound in Cavinti. The world famous Pagsanjan Falls, which is locally known as Cavinti Falls, is actually located in Cavinti. One can explore and adventurous gateway to the world-famous Falls through Cavinti's very own Pueblo El Salvador Cavinti Nature's Park and Picnic Groove in barangay Tibatib-Anglas. One can enjoy the exciting nature's trail and feel the cold and oozing waterfalls through an exciting bamboo raft-ride and massage on the fall's basin. Shooting the Cavinti Rapids is and equally wonderful experience. Guest can also enjoy the breathtaking views of nearby Mount Banahaw along the man-made lakes of Caliraya and Lumot. Sailing, wind surfing and kayaking are just some of the many activities you can indulge along the lake areas. There are sites that still remain untapped and unexplored in Cavinti, like the Bumbungan Twin Falls, The Cavinti Underground River and Caves Complex, the Bayakan Falls and Bat Cave.
List of tourist destinations:
- Cavinti Falls (a.k.a. Pagsanjan Falls) (Brgy. Anglas/Tibatib)
- Cavinti Underground River and Caves Complex (Brgy. Paowin)
- Nakulo Falls (Brgy. Anglas/Tibatib)
- Caliraya Lake is a man-made lake popular for surface water sports and recreational fishing. (Brgy. East and West Talaongan) and shared with the town of Lumban
- Lumot lake is another man-made lake connected to Caliraya Lake by an underground penstock, which is also popular for water sports and sport fishing. (Brgy. Mahipon, Inao-awan, Bukal, Cansuso, and Paowin)
- Bumbungan Eco Park (Brgy. Tibatib)
- Pueblo El Salvador Cavinti Nature's Park and Picnic Grove (Brgy. Anglas/Tibatib)
- Japanese Garden (Brgy. West Talaongan)
- Bayakan Falls (Brgy. Tibatib)
- Bat Cave (Brgy. Tibatib)
- Bumbungan Twin Falls (Brgy. Sumucab)
- Talon ng Caliraya (Brgy. West and East Talaongan)
- Roman Catholic Church (Transfiguration Parish)(1606)
Like other towns in the Philippines, Cavinti is governed by a mayor and vice mayor who are elected to three-year terms. The mayor is the executive head and leads the town's departments in executing the Sangguniang Bayan's ordinances and improving public services. The vice mayor heads a legislative council consisting of councilors, as members.
At present, Cavinti Municipal officials are:
- Mayor : Milbert Oliveros (1st Term)
- Vice Mayor : Danilo Arroyo (1st Term)
- Municipal councilors :
- Rommel Cabuhat
- Pedro O. Villegas
- Arrantlee R. Arroyo
- Anita Conde
- Oscar Gordula
- Krispin Sanchez
- Michael Eric Castillo
- Roland Mesina
- Municipal health clinics
- Public market
- Cavinti Covered Court
- Cavinti Sports Complex
- ABC Multi-Purpose Hall
Cavinti is approximately 100 kilometres (62 mi) from Manila. From Manila via Calamba, a bus will take you to Santa Cruz, Laguna. In Sta. Cruz, jeepneys going to Cavinti can be found at the jeepney's terminal. Via Sta. Cruz, you will pass by the town of Pagsanjan before you reach Cavinti. You will easily know it when you have reached the town because the roads become zigzagged with lots of sharp twists and turns. Transportation to its barangays are served by tricycles and jeepneys.
Another routes/mode of transportation to go to Cavinti:
- Cavinti to Santa Cruz (jeepney) - Main (Cavinti)
- Lucban to Santa Cruz (mini-bus) - Via Cavinti
- Lucena to Santa Cruz (mini-bus) - Via Cavinti
- Luisiana to Santa Cruz (jeepney) - Via Cavinti
- Infanta to Lucena (bus) - via Cavinti
Roads and bridges:
- There are 2 main roads in Cavinti, the Cailles St. where the Public Market and many commercial and business establishments located and the Magsaysay Drive where many commercial, stores, and business establishments located too.
- The 2 main bridges in Cavinti is the Cavinti Bridge which connects the barangay Duhat and barangay Poblacion, and another main bridge in Cavinti is the Tibatib Bridge which connects the barangay Tibatib and barangay Poblacion.
- Landline : PLDT
- Internet connection : SmartBroadband, Globe, PLDT
- Cellular phones : Smart, Globe, Sun Cellular
- Postal service : Philpost Inc.
- Electricity : (FLECO) First Laguna Electric Cooperative
- Water - Cavinti Water Supply System
Public and private schools in Cavinti:
- Public : 4
- Private: 1
- Public : 17
- Private: 1
Day Care schools : 17
College : DEAF School(Brgy.Paowin)
- ABS-CBN: Channel 2
- GMA Network: Channel 7
- TV5 : Channel 5
- National Broadcasting Network : Channel 4
- GMA NewsTV : Channel 11
The official song of the Municipality of Cavinti and its people is Cavinti Hymn or Imno ng Cavinti. The anthem was composed by Bonifacio J. Linay, a native of Cavinti.
- Cavinti Hymn
Sa gilid ng Sierra Madre
Bulubunduking walang katulad
May isang bayang sumilang
May likas na kayamanan
Doon din ay makikita
Yungib, talon at ilog pa
Lawa sa dakong silangan
Kadluan ng kayamanan
Bumangon na, bumangon na
Ngayo’y umunlad pa
Ganap na layunin
Ay nagtagumpay na
Gabay ng Poong Maykapal
Na iginawad n’ya
Poong Patron ng bayan ko
El Salvador Del Mundo
Sulong bayan kong Cavinti
Taglayin ang ating lahi
Sa adhikaing minimithi
Sumulong na ang turismo
Umangat na ang bayan ko
Cavinti ang bayan ko
- "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 11 September 2013. Retrieved 19 November 2013.
- "Province: LAGUNA". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 18 November 2013.
- "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010" (PDF). 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 19 November 2013.
- "Final Results - 2010 Census of Population". census.gov.ph. Retrieved June 16, 2012.
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