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Alfonso, officially the Municipality of Alfonso, (Tagalog: Bayan ng Alfonso), is a 1st class municipality in the province of Cavite, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 51,839 people.
|Municipality of Alfonso|
Agro-Industrial Center of Upland Cavite
Map of Cavite with Alfonso highlighted
|Region||Calabarzon (Region IV-A)|
|Founded||May 16, 1859|
|Barangays||32 (see Barangays)|
|• Type||Sangguniang Bayan|
|• Mayor||Randy A. Salamat (PDPLBN)|
|• Vice Mayor||Madona Mojica-Pel (PDPLBN)|
|• Congressman||Abraham N. Tolentino (PDPLBN)|
|• Electorate||36,070 voters (2019)|
|• Total||66.58 km2 (25.71 sq mi)|
|• Density||780/km2 (2,000/sq mi)|
|• Income class||1st municipal income class|
|• Poverty incidence||4.77% (2015)|
|• Revenue (₱)||146,232,896.85 (2016)|
|Time zone||UTC+8 (PST)|
|IDD : area code||+63 (0)46|
|Climate type||tropical monsoon climate|
Alfonso is an upland town situated at the south-western portion of the Cavite province. It is 74 kilometers from Manila via Tagaytay City. Magallanes bounds it on the west, Batangas province on the south, Mendez and Tagaytay City on the east, General Aguinaldo on the north-west and Indang on the north-east.
- Buck Estate
- Esperanza Ibaba
- Esperanza Ilaya
- Kaysuyo (Kaytitinga IV)
- Kaytitinga I
- Kaytitinga II
- Kaytitinga III
- Luksuhin Ibaba
- Luksuhin Ilaya
- Mangas I
- Mangas II
- Marahan I
- Marahan II
- Matagbak I
- Matagbak II
- Pajo Malupit
- Poblacion I
- Poblacion II
- Poblacion III
- Poblacion IV
- Poblacion V
- Sinaliw Malaki
- Sinaliw Munti
- Santa Theresa (Pulyok and Kaytayo)
- Taywanak Ibaba
- Taywanak Ilaya
Alfonso was totally forested until the 17th century when a few pocket settlements sprouted. The town was originally part of Barrio Lumampong in the town of Indang. In the course of time, the pocket settlements grew into sitios and later on into barrios. The town became a separate district municipality from Indang on 16 March 1859 through the efforts of the community leaders Bonifacio Aveo and Felix del Mundo. The new town was called Alas-as for a period of seventeen years. The name refers to the name of a tree used for the construction of houses and bears sweet fruit. It was, eventually, named after King Alfonso XII of Spain, son of Isabella II. Alfonso was initially composed of the barrios of Taywanak, Pajo, Esperanza, Marahan, Matagbak, Sinaliw and Kaytitinga. Don Narciso Mojica was the capitan municipal of Alfonso at the outbreak of the Philippine Revolution. A few days after the Cry of Balintawak, on 31 August 1896, General Mariano Trias ordered the liquidation of all Spaniards in the municipality. In the bloody battle that followed, the leaders of the revolutionists were General Hipolito Rint, Captain Eriberto Cetro (Kapitan Berto) and Predencio Rolle (Tandang Doro).
|Source: Philippine Statistics Authority|
In the 2015 census, the population of Alfonso, Cavite, was 51,839 people, with a density of 780 inhabitants per square kilometre or 2,000 inhabitants per square mile.
The following are the duly elected officials of Alfonso, Cavite for the term 2016-2019
|Mayor||Virgilio P. Varias|
|Vice Mayor||Randy A. Salamat|
|Sangguniang Bayan Members|
|Meynardo C. Manalo|
|Mariette J. Rom|
|Elpidio H. Credo|
|Mariano R. Jeciel|
|Carolina R. Rivera|
|Jorge Michael R. Penano|
|SK Federation President|
|Kystel Faye Alcazar|
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