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Sunday, May 15, 2011

Cavite City

Cavite City: International Transport Hub of the Future
There are 2,347 duly licensed industries and/or establishments in the City based on 1998 data. Business establishments are mostly engaged in trading, sari-sari/general merchandise, real estate leasing and services. Two large-scale manufacturers of rattan and wooden furniture for export and for the local market are fond in the city. There are two private shipyards in the area in addition to the Philippine naval Base and Sangley Point, which are engaged in shipbuilding, repair, maintenance and other kinds of industrial specialization. Other industries include construction supplies and garments manufacturing and a number of cottage industries such as embroidery and other handicrafts. Fishing is one of the primary sources of livelihood as the city is almost completely surrounded by water. Eleven hotels, seventeen restaurants and several night clubs and disco houses likewise contribute to the development of the city.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Cavite Hymn


Ternate: A Major Tourism Growth Center
Ternate is included in the declared first tourism zone of the country due to its scenic mountain ranges, virgin forests, ravines and cliffs, and pristine beaches. It already boasts of the luxurious Puerto Azul and other resorts. Carabao Island, Caraballo Island and Fraile Island situated between Corregidor and mainland Ternate likewise have investment potentials for tourism. The rivers, swamps and marshes can further be developed into commercial fishponds. The long-term effects of large-scale tourism projects for the town would result in more employment opportunities and income for the people arising from the expected increase in demand for essential local support services such as food, accommodation, souvenir items and other tourism related activities.

Tagaytay City

Tagaytay City: The Country’s 2nd Summer Capital

Tagaytay’s three anchors of growth are tourism, agriculture and the development of the City’s institutions. The City’s inherent environmental splendor and unique rustic atmosphere, made possible by Tagaytay’s God-given natural endowments and fresh cool air, has fueled it to its present state of growth. Careful implementation of land use policies is being undertaken to protect the city’s agricultural sector. The community aims to sustain a strong ecological-tourism base with ample physical and social infrastructure system support. Tagaytay is a city in transition. There is a fundamental shift occurring in the City’s economic structure from an agro-based to a service-oriented community. The current business trend in Tagaytay is the construction of exclusive weekend residential and recreational activities.


Naic: Industrial Terminal & Amusement Center of the Future
Naic remains an agricultural and eco-tourism area. The place is rich in beaches and remnants of turn-of-the-century structures and houses, which showcase the glorious past of the town. It is also being eyed as a place for the spillover of industrial development in the neighboring towns highlighted by the entry of light industries in Barangay Halang and environs. Private investors plan to develop an Aqua-Park, an Amusement Center and a Theme Park in Coastal City. The town has great potential to be a major recreational and residential zone for the CALABARZON as well. Naic continues to be a popular trading center for the people of adjacent towns like Tanza, Maragondon, Ternate, Indang and Magallanes. Naic is identified also as a principal alternative to the planned conversion of Sangley Point Naval Base into an International Container Terminal. Naic’s New Port is envisioned to absorb the excess cargo traffic in the National Capital Region.


Mendez: Economic Development on the Rise

With a terrain that is moderately undulating, rolling and sloping, Mendez has a soil type suitable for upland rice, corn, coconut, rootcrops and coffee production. Coffee is the commercial crop while food crops include banana, vegetable (chayote), jackfruit, guyabano, coconut and ube. Multiple cropping is practiced in Mendez. The size of coffee farms in the town has an average of 1.34 hectares.


Maragondon: Historic Town & a Wildlife Sanctuary

The major thrust of Maragondon is the development of its agricultural sector. Some 6,821 hectares of agricultural lands suitable for crop production such as rice, vegetables and fruits are to be opened up. Modern farm technology, financial assistance by providing credit facilities, and infrastructure support are also part of the town’s strategy for agricultural development. The improvement of farm to market roads to ease and to speed up the transport of goods, the repair of town plaza and the expansion and maintenance of the municipal building are top priority projects of the municipal government. Likewise, Maragondon aims to encourage small and medium scale cottage industries particularly those that utilize indigenous raw materials to achieve self-sufficiency in livestock, poultry and fish production. The maintenance of historical landmarks, the conversion of the municipal park, as well as the development of wildlife sanctuaries and forest reserves to bring the tourism sector of Maragondon to its full potential, are also part of Maragondon’s development plans. Maragondon became the nation’s focus of attention, in recent times, when former US Pres. Jimmy Carter sponsored the construction of 200 houses in the town.