Dasmariñas Village

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Dasmariñas Village is a private subdivision and gated community in Makati, 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 2010 census, it is inhabited by 5,654 people.[1] The village is managed by the Dasmariñas Village Association (DVA).


Dasmariñas Village was developed by Ayala y Compañía in the early 1960s and was originally conceived as part of Forbes Park. It is believed to be the first housing development in the Philippines to include air conditioning as a standard feature in all its houses.[2] DVA was incorporated in 1965, while Barangay Dasmariñas was split from Forbes Park and established in 1971.[3]

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.[4]

In November 2013, the gated community's security service was involved in a widely reported incident in which Makati's then-mayor Junjun Binay was briefly prevented from exiting through a gate that had been closed for the night, and the guards who tried to enforce the closure were first apparently threatened by Binay's own security staff, then later briefly arrested by Makati police.[5]


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.

Notable residents[edit]

Dasmariñas Village contains a number of foreign embassies.[6] The village also has houses belonging to prominent politicians, businesspeople and celebrities, as well as expatriate employees and diplomats working in the Philippines.


  1. ^ "Basic facts and figures", Dasmariñas Village at City of Makati official website (accessed 2016-06-15).
  2. ^ M. Sahakian (14 April 2014). Keeping Cool in Southeast Asia: Energy Consumption and Urban Air-Conditioning. Palgrave Macmillan UK. pp. 29, 37. ISBN 978-1-137-30883-2. 
  3. ^ "History", Dasmariñas Village at City of Makati official website (accessed 2016-06-15).
  4. ^ "Arroyo may pardon 9 sentenced Magdalo soldiers", ABS-CBN News, April 8, 2008.
  5. ^ "Solon Wants Dasma Incident Probed", Manila Bulletin, December 21, 2013  – via HighBeam Research (subscription required).
  6. ^ "Introduction", Dasmariñas Village at City of Makati official website (accessed 2016-06-15).
  • "Guide to Living in Dasma" (undated brochure).
  • Dasmarinas Newsletter

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