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General Emilio Aguinaldo, Cavite

General Emilio Aguinaldo
Official seal of General Emilio Aguinaldo
Motto: A Center for Agro Modernization
Gen. E. Aguinaldo is located in Philippines
Gen. E. Aguinaldo
Gen. E. Aguinaldo
Location within the Philippines
Region CALABARZON (Region IV-A)
District 7th District of Cavite
Founded 1965
Barangays 14
 • Mayor Danilo Mendoza Bencito
 • Vice Mayor Louel Gloriani Golfo
 • Total 9.40 km2 (3.63 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 17,507
 • Density 1,900/km2 (4,800/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
Income class 5th class

General Emilio Aguinaldo (formerly Bailen; Filipino: Heneral Emilio Aguinaldo) is a municipality in the province of Cavite, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 17,507 people,[3] and an income classification of fifth class. The municipality was named after Emilio Aguinaldo, the president of the First Philippine Republic. The municipality reverted its name to Bailen after the Provincial Board approved Committee Report 118-2012 last September 3, 2012.[4][5] It is however yet to be ratified.


General Emilio Aguinaldo is located 82 kilometres (51 mi) from Metro Manila. It is bordered to the north and east by the town of Maragondon, by Alfonso to the south, and Magallanes to the west.


Bailen is politically subdivided into 14 barangays (4 urban, 10 rural).[2]

  • Dalusag
  • Batas Dao
  • Castaños Cerca
  • Castaños Lejos
  • Kabulusan
  • Kaymisas
  • Kaypaaba
  • Lumipa
  • Narvaez
  • Tabora
  • Poblacion 1
  • Poblacion 2
  • Poblacion 3
  • Poblacion 4


The municipality of General Emilio Aguinaldo used to be a separate Catholic parish in the town of adjacent Maragondon. It was founded by virtue of a decree issued on August 28, 1857 by Archbishop Fray Aranguren, OSA, of the Archdiocese of Manila. The decree separated the barrios of Batas and Guyong-guyong from the town of Maragondon, naming the new parish Bailen. It is recounted that a group of citizens from Barrio Batas petitioned Spanish Governor-General Fernando Norzagaray to convert their barrio into a municipality because of its distance from the town proper. Giving due course to the petition, the Spanish Governor approved the request on August 2, 1858.

Bailen, the town's original name, was coined from the Spanish word "bailar", meaning "to dance". Another claims that it was named after a Spanish town of the [6]

On June 19, 1965 with the signing of Republic Act no. 4346, the town's name, Bailen, was changed to General Emilio Aguinaldo, in honor of the first Philippine president who died the year before.[7]

On September 3, 2012, the town's name was reverted to Bailen. The Sangguniang Panglalawigan (Provincial Board) has unanimously approved Committee Report 118-2012 renaming General Emilio Aguinaldo, a municipality in the 7th District of the province, to its original, "Bailen" during the 95th Regular Session.[4][5] It is however, yet to be ratified.


Local government

Town Hall with statue of General Aguinaldo
The following are the elected officials of the town for the term 2013-2016:[1]
Position Official
Mayor Danilo M. Bencito
Vice-Mayor Louel G. Golfo
Sangguniang Bayan Members
Dennis M. Glean
Antonio B. Angat
Allan Q. Glean
Ricardo B. Mendoza
Librado M. Angat
Ricardo P. Binauhan
Anselmo B. Calingasan
Roel M. Gonzales
ABC President
Rolando P. Mojica
SK Federation President
Dan Estine M. Mojica

See also


  1. ^ a b "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 11 September 2013. Retrieved 24 October 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: CAVITE". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 29 October 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c "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 [1], Yahoo News
  5. ^ a b [2]
  6. ^ The Philippine Index, Millennium Edition Vol. 1 No. 1
  7. ^ (1965-06-19). "R.A. No. 4346", but in 2012 Cavite provincial board reverts the name of Bailen from Gen. Aguinaldo. Retrieved on 2012-05-30.

External links

  • Profile: General Emilio Aguinaldo - Official Website of the Province of Cavite
  • Profile: General Emilio Aguinaldo, Cavite - DILG Calabarzon Region
  • Philippine Standard Geographic Code
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