Bayan ng Bailen
|— Municipality or Town —|
|Motto: A Center for Agro Modernization|
|Region||CALABARZON (Region IV-A)|
|District||7th District of Cavite|
|• Mayor||Bienvenido P. Belostrino|
|• Vice Mayor||Apolonio A. Golfo|
|• Total||42.13 km2 (16.27 sq mi)|
|• Density||420/km2 ( 1,100/sq mi)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC+8)|
|Income class||5th class|
|Population of Bailen|
|Source: National Statistics Office|
Bailen (formerly General Emilio Aguinaldo; 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, and an income classification of fifth class. The municipality was named after Emilio Aguinaldo, the president of the First Philippine Republic. The municipality once again changed its name to Bailen after the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (English: Provincial Board) approved Committee Report 118-2012 last September 3, 2012.
The municipality of Bailen 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 same name. The American civil government, from 1899–1901, reduced the number of towns to facilitate the military policy of concentrating the civilian population of the poblaciones. The Philippine Commission approved Act No. 947 on October 15, 1903, annexing the municipalities of Bailen and Mendez to Alfonso, thus becoming barrios of Alfonso. The Philippine Commission, for the second time in 1904, reorganized the entire province of Cavite reducing its 22 municipalities to 9 groups of towns. Bailen was annexed to Mendez. Bailen was reconverted into an independent municipality in 1915, with the complete restoration of peace and order in Cavite.
On September 3, 2012, the town's name was again changed into 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.
The following are the elected officials of Bailen, Cavite for the term 2010-2013:
|Mayor||Bienvenido P. Belostrino|
|Vice-Mayor||Apolonio A. Golfo|
|Sangguniang Bayan Members|
|Darwin I. Quiacos|
|Louel G. Golfo|
|Allan Q. Glean|
|Marianito G. De Taza|
|Anselmo B. Calinsangan|
|Antonio B. Angat|
|Ricardo B. Mendoza|
|Efren A. Redruco|
|Rolando P. Mojica|
|SK Federation President|
|Dan Estine M. Mojica|
Bailen is politically subdivided into 14 barangays (4 urban, 10 rural).
- Batas Dao
- Castaños Cerca
- Castaños Lejos
- Poblacion 1
- Poblacion 2
- Poblacion 3
- Poblacion 4
- "2010 Census of Population and Housing". National Statistics Office, Philippines. Retrieved on 2012-05-30.
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- (1965-06-19). "R.A. No. 4346", but in 2012 Cavite provincial board reverts the name of Bailen from Gen. Aguinaldo. PhilippineLaw.info. Retrieved on 2012-05-30.
- Profile: General Emilio Aguinaldo - Official Website of the Province of Cavite
- Profile: General Emilio Aguinaldo, Cavite - DILG Calabarzon Region
- Philippine Standard Geographic Code
- 2007 Philippine Census Information