The Municipality of Silang (Filipino: Bayan ng Silang) is a first class landlocked municipality in the province of Cavite,Philippines. According to the 2007 census, it has a population of 199,285 people in an area of 209.4 square kilometers. Silang is located in the eastern section of Cavite. This is the location of Philippine National Police Academy.
The municipality of Silang is approximately 45 kilometers south of Manila. General Trias, Dasmariñas and General Mariano Alvarez (GMA) bound it on the south and on the west by Amadeo. Silang is noted for its relatively cool and invigorating climate.
The name Silang was derived from the Tagalog word silanganan meaning "east", because the town is seated at the
eastern portion of Cavite. A legend claims that it was coined from the Tagalog word isinilang or "given birth to",
referring to the sudden and unusual emergence of the parish church. It may also refer to the new emergence of the
land from the eruption of Taal Volcano on May 15, 1754. Whereas, 3 barangays of Silang are called Tubuan I, II & III. One
of the oldest towns in Cavite, Silang may have been founded in the year 1571, though there are other dates being
claimed by some authorities. Its roots, however, are traced by tradition to the time of the ten Bornean Datus who
migrated northward on board balangays. Its first settlers were Gat Hingiw, his wife Gat Kaliwanag and their seven
children. Their children moved to different places of the town and established their respective barangays. Another
version of Silang's origin is based on research conducted in 1953, when Don Bernabe Javier Manahan, Don Gervacio
dela Cruz, and the people of Silang purchased the area from King Ferdinand VI of Spain for 2,000 pesetas on March 9,
1746. A different story recounts that Silang originally belonged to the encomienda of Diego Jorge de Villalobos. In 1585,
the Franciscan Order Fathers, the Society of Saint Catholic Parish, the Jesuits, Augustinian Recollects, Belgian
Fathers, the Society of Saint Columban, and other religious congregations successively took over the Silang parish
until 1978, when its administration was finally relinquished to the Imus Diocese. Originally, Silang's territory extended
to what are known today as the towns of Carmona, Amadeo, Indang and General Trias.
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Silang, like most of the towns in the province of Cavite, depends on a mainly agricultural economy. The primary crops
grown in the area are coconut, coffee, corn, banana, pineapple, and tree crops like mango, lansones, caimito, santol,
jackfruit, guava, and avocado. Fertile soils and abundant water sources make Silang suitable not only for common
commercial crops but also for high value and exotic crops production. Most of the local farmers practice intercropping
to increase land productivity and lessen soil erosion. Fruit production exceeds the demand of the municipality's
population, thus, supply excesses are marketed to Metro Manila and neighboring urban centers. A number of poultry
and swine farms are also located in some rural barangays. Manufacturing and trade, aside from agriculture are Silang’s
other major sources of income. Trade and investments grew tremendously with the influx of both Manila-based and
foreign investors. Total investments were estimated at P2.5 billion between 1996 and 2004, which helped bring about
the employment of 3,000 people. Despite the slow down of progress in the year 2004, Land Value still soared, allwoing
investors to infiltrate and start business. The investment trend resulted in the increase in the price of prime realty from
P3,000 to P15,000 per square meter and from P150 to P500 per square meter for raw lots in interior barangays. Trade
establishments in Silang include gasoline stations, convenience stores, lumber/hardware traders, groceries, resorts,
The vastness of Silang makes it a prospective haven for real estate, industrial, commercial, and agro-industrial
development. Silang, in fact, is envisioned to be a major agri-business center, a trading post and manufacturing
center to serve the local and nearby towns’ agricultural producers and traders. The local government recently
completed the construction of the dry goods section of the Silang Public Market, which can now accommodate 228
stalls. Also, the presence of a number of natural, scenic spots opens the town as a perfect site for its development in
the tourism industry.
The Riviera Golf and Country Club has two 18-hole championship courses designed by Fred Couples and Bernhard
Langer and a 9-hole compact course, providing a world-class golfing experience. The historic Silang Catholic Church
and the Riviera Golf and Country Club Plant World are other tourist attractions in the area. In 1997, Silang was
adjudged as the most peaceful municipality in Region IV, and in 1998 the cleanest in Cavite. Moreover, Silang houses
the Maguyam Industrial Complex and the Daichi Industrial Complex in addition to a total of ten factories operating
outside the export processing zone.
Kaong National high School
Lumil national High School
Gen. Vito Belarmino National High School
Malabag National High School
Munting Ilog National High School
Bulihan National High School
La Belle Montessori School
AIIAS Junior Academy
Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary Academe of Cavite
Our Lady Of Peace Academy Of Cavite
Biga Achievers' Learning Institute
Dasmarinas - Silang Boundary is IIRR (International Institute for Rural Reconstruction. Beside it is the Boystown. Before reaching the By-pass road and the town proper, Unida Christian Center is prominently visible.
Silang can be reach by bus, or by jeepney. Coming from Manila, it will take 1 hour to reach the town proper. Silang is accessible by land transportation. Major road networks to and from Laguna and Batangas traverse it making the town a potential trading center for agricultural products while enjoying an environment that is free of traffic and pollution problems. Commuters are assured of smooth travel within the borders of the municipality with of its good road networks of approximately 187.83 km. Six major road projects were completed in 1996. These are the Bulihan Resettlement Area Road, the 8-km Kaong-Maguyam Road, the Caramanzana Drive connecting the Silang Public Market with Aguinaldo Highway, the 2-km Sabutan-Iba Road, the DPWH funded Sta. Rosa-Silang-Tagaytay Road, and the Malabag Road
Fares range from P80 - P150 ($2.00 - $3.75), when traveling from Manila to Silang by bus. Jeepney fares are slightly lesser.