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For the person, see Mariano Trías.
General Trias
Proposed City
General Trias town plaza with the town hall on the foreground
General Trias town plaza with the town hall on the foreground
Official seal of General Trias
Nickname(s): Gen-Tri
Map of Cavite showing the location of Gen. Trias
Map of Cavite showing the location of Gen. Trias
Gen. Trias is located in Philippines
Gen. Trias
Gen. Trias
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 14°23′N 120°53′E / 14.383°N 120.883°E / 14.383; 120.883Coordinates: 14°23′N 120°53′E / 14.383°N 120.883°E / 14.383; 120.883
Country Philippines
Region CALABARZON (Region IV-A)
Province Cavite
Congr. district 6th District of Cavite
Barangays 33
 • Mayor Antonio Ferrer
 • Vice Mayor Maurito Sison
 • Total 81.46 km2 (31.45 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 243,322
 • Density 3,000/km2 (7,700/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Gentriseño[4]
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 4107
Dialing code 46
Website generaltrias.gov.ph

General Trias (Filipino: Bayan ng General Trias), formerly San Francisco de Malabon, is a first-class municipality in the province of Cavite, Philippines. Through Republic Act 10675, a referendum, scheduled in December 12 2015, is due to decide if it will be granted status of a component city. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 243,322 people[3] in a land area of 81.46 square kilometers.


During the earlier part of the Spanish colonial period, General Trias was often referred to as Las Estancias (the ranches), which was once a part of Cavite el Viejo, the present-day Kawit. It was also called Malabon Grande. The name Malabon was speculated to have been derived from either the local term "maraming labong," due to the abundance of bamboo shoots in the area, which is a main ingredient in Filipino cuisine; or from "mayabong," referring to the trees and other plants once abundant in the place.

At any rate, the first reference seems to be more probable because General Mariano Trías, a noted writer, adopted the nom de guerre "Labong," a word he often used in his writing and conversation. Grande, on the other hand, was affixed to the appellation because at the time, the place was a vast wilderness covering Sitio Tejero, frequently called by the revolutionary as Salinas (present-day Rosario), Sta. Cruz de Malabon or Malabon el Chico (present-day Tanza) and Tierra Alta (present-day Noveleta). When the town was made independent from Cavite el Viejo, it was finally called by its popular name San Francisco de Malabon, in honor of patron saint, Saint Francis of Assisi (1181-1200).

On 28 February 1914, Legislative Act No. 2390 was passed by the Philippine Assembly, changing the town's name to Malabon. Later, on 24 February 1920, another Legislative Act No. 2889 was approved,[5] finally renaming the town after one of its most famous son, General Mariano Trías.


The old friar estate house in General Trias where the Tejeros Convention was held on 22 March 1897.
The Diego Mojica historical marker

First Cry of Cavite[edit]

The first uprising in Cavite known as the "First Cry of Cavite" occurred in San Francisco de Malabon[6] about ten o’clock in the morning of 31 August 1896, when the town tribunal was attacked by Filipino revolutionaries led by Mariano Trías, Diego Mojica and Nicolas Portilla in Pasong Kalabaw (now known as Sta. Clara).[7] The second incident followed at twelve noon at Tierra Alta and the third in Cavite el Viejo between two and three o’clock in the afternoon.

Tejeros Convention[edit]

A chapter of the Katipunan known as Balangay Mapagtiis had already been in existence in the place for sometime. The Sangguniang Bayang Magdiwang headed by General Mariano Álvarez of Tierra Alta and the Sangguniang Bayang Mapagtiis of San Francisco de Malabon later merged under the name Magdiwang Council with General Alvarez as president. The Magdiwang Council hosted the Tejeros Convention on 22 March 1897 in a friar estate house in Sitio Tejero wherein Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo was elected president and Mariano Trías, then lieutenant general, as vice-president in a revolutionary government replacing the Katipunan.


On 19 August 2015, Philippine President Benigno S. Aquino III signed Republic Act 10675 which converted the municipality of General Trias into a component city of Cavite.[8] Once the bill is approved by a majority of the city's residents through a referendum, General Trias will become the seventh city in the province.[9]


General Trias is an inland municipality of Cavite located 35 kilometers southwest of Manila. It straddles the northeastern part of the province. The municipality is surrounded by the municipalities of Rosario and Noveleta in the north, by Tanza and Trece Martires City in the west, by Amadeo in the south, Silang in the southeast, and the cities of Dasmarinas and Imus to the east.[10] General Trias has a total land area of 81.46 square kilometers.[2]


General Trias is politically subdivided into 33 barangays:[2][11]

  • 1896 (Pob.)
  • Alingaro
  • Arnaldo (Pob.)
  • Bacao I
  • Bacao II
  • Bagumbayan (Pob.)
  • Biclatan
  • Buenavista I
  • Buenavista II
  • Buenavista III
  • Corregidor (Pob.)
  • Dulong Bayan (Pob.)
  • Gov. Ferrer (Pob.)
  • Javalera
  • Manggahan
  • Navarro (F. Manalo)
  • Panungyanan
  • Pasong Camachile I
  • Pasong Camachile II
  • Pasong Kawayan I
  • Pasong Kawayan II
  • Pinagtipunan
  • Prinza (Pob.)
  • Sampalucan (Pob.)
  • San Francisco
  • San Gabriel (Pob.)
  • San Juan I
  • San Juan II
  • Santa Clara
  • Santiago
  • Tapia
  • Tejero
  • Vibora (Pob.)


1611 Saint Francis of Assisi Parish Church of General Trias
Population census of General Trias
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 52,888 —    
1995 66,837 +4.48%
2000 107,691 +10.77%
2007 218,387 +10.24%
2010 243,322 +4.01%
Source: National Statistics Office[3]


A vast majority of General Trias residents are Roman Catholics. The Protestant Christians accounts the second most frequent religion in the town United Church of Christ in the Philippines, the local churches of UCCP in the area are UCCP Buenavista, UCCP Sulukan, UCCP Pasong Kawayan and UCCP Tejero, the current Christian Youth Fellowship (CYF) President is Gio Mar C. Porto.The Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) has a small presence in the municipality except in Barangay F. Manalo (named after the first INC executive minister), where most residents are INC member.


General Trias is one of the Hispanic towns in the Philippines because of these Spanish speakers are present in the town . Filipino , English and Spanish are the most used language in the area specially in Buenavista (also known as Camaren) because this has been the hide out of the Spaniards during their era.


Barangay Buenavista General Trias aerial photo. Camella Homes Tierra Nevada at center

General Trias has been gradually undergoing industrialization since the turn of the 21st century. Several major industrial estates, such as Gateway Business Park, a world class business community in Javalera and the New Cavite Industrial City (NCIC) in Manggahan, have chosen General Trias to be their home base. The Cavite Export Processing Zone (CEPZ) occupies about 0.60 square kilometres of land belonging to General Trias. 110 factories operate in the CEPZ. There are still four industrial estates being developed. One is the Eagle Ridge Golf and Country Club and Residential Estate, which has an area of 7 square kilometres. The others are the Golden Gate Industrial Park (Phase I) in Buenavista II and Golden Gate Industrial Park (Phase II) in Panungyanan while the rest are found at Barangay Manggahan, Barangay San Francisco and along Governor's Drive.

The master plan for General Trias is to achieve an agro-industrial and residential balance. Current developments include the construction of the General Trias Auditorium and Sports Complex at General Trias Memorial Elementary School Grounds in Barangay San Juan I, cementing of roads from Barangay Santiago to Governor's Drive and road widening of Barangay Tejero to San Juan II, the building of General Trias Municipal Hall-Manggahan Annex and completion of a 2-storey Training Center Building at Barangay Pinagtipunan.

Housing development is also on the upsurge with 45 subdivisions in the area like Maravilla, Bel Aldea, Metrosouth, Tierra Nevada, Metropolis Greens, Eagle Ridge, Pasadena Heights I, Stanford City and Governor Hills. General Trias will also have a large real-estate development, the Lancaster New City Cavite that is being develop on General Trias' 1200 Hectare land.

The 20,000-square meter public market in between Barangay Corregidor and Sampalucan is said to be more or less worth Php 39,000,000.00. General Trias is considered one of the new frontiers of growth and development in the CALABARZON area as attested by the giant industrial subdivisions located in the town.

General Trias will soon be accessible with the C6 Expressway's construction Connecting the North and South of Luzon and the CALAX (Cavite-Laguna)Expressway's development connecting CavitEx to SLEx. The expansion of the Light Rail Transit Line 1 from Baclaran to Bacoor, Cavite will also provide fast access from General Trias to the Prime Financial Center of the Philippines, Makati City.


General Trias celebrates their Valenciana Festival every year.[12] Valenciana is originally made in General Trias[dubious ] and became part of their culture.


The municipality is home to several educational institutions, notably the Cavite campus of Lyceum of the Philippines University,[13] and the General Trias campus of the Cavite State University, which was established in 2012. Also in General Trias are several private and public elementary and high schools.

Notable people[edit]

  • Mariano Trías (1868-1914), considered the first de facto Vice President of the revolutionary government established at the Tejeros Convention. The town was renamed in his honor after the Revolution.
  • Diego Mojica, the original high-ranking leader of the Katipunan chapter in San Francisco de Malabon. Known as "Katibayan", he was president of the Sangguniang Balangay (Barangay Council) of Mapagtiis.

See also[edit]



  1. ^ "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 11 September 2013. Retrieved 24 October 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "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" (PDF). 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 24 October 2013. 
  4. ^ "Libreng Training sa Negosyanteng Gentriseño hatid ni Mayor Ferrer « Official Website of General Trias :: Province of Cavite" (in Tagalog). Retrieved 6 December 2014. 
  5. ^ "Local gov't celebrates 144th birth anniversary of General Trias". Philippine Information Agency. Retrieved 2 July 2013. 
  6. ^ "Cavite town marks 262nd anniversary - Yahoo! News Philippines". Yahoo!. Retrieved 2 July 2013. 
  7. ^ "Heritage Town: General Trias, Cavite". LegendHarry. 11 February 2013. Retrieved 23 August 2014. 
  8. ^ "Republic Act No. 10675". An Act Converting the Municipality of General Trias in the Province of Cavite into a Component City to be known as the City of General Trias. The Official Gazette of the Philippines. 19 August 2015. Retrieved 28 August 2015. 
  9. ^ "PNoy OKs law converting General Trias town in Cavite into a city". GMA News Online. 25 August 2015. Retrieved 26 August 2015. 
  10. ^ "Geography: Municipality of General Trias". Trece Martires City: The Official Website of the Provincial Government of Cavite. Retrieved 6 October 2015. 
  11. ^ "Component Barangays". General Trias, Cavite: The Municipality of General Trias Official Website. Retrieved 6 October 2015. 
  12. ^ "Cavite celebrates 3rd Valenciana Festival". Tempo. Retrieved 17 August 2013. 
  13. ^ "Lyceum of the Philippines University-Cavite (Course Offerings and Contact Information)". WowCavite. Retrieved 17 August 2013. 

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Tue, 24 Nov 2015 02:30:00 -0800

GENERAL Trias, Cavite -- Four alleged members of the New People's Army rebels were nabbed in upland Bgy. Javalera, here, before dawn on Monday. The authorities, led by Cavite police director Senior Supt. Eliseo Cruz, identified the suspects as George ...


Mon, 05 Oct 2015 05:11:15 -0700

MANILA, Philippines – The plebiscite for the cityhood of General Trias in Cavite will take place on December 12, a Saturday. A press release from the municipal government of General Trias on Monday, October 5, said the date was set by the Commission on ...
Tue, 06 Oct 2015 23:35:07 -0700

GENERAL TRIAS, Cavite – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) officially set the cityhood plebiscite for this historical and bustling municipality on December 12, a Saturday, to give the electorate ample time to vote. The plebiscite is the last ...
The Manila Times
Mon, 09 Nov 2015 06:10:25 -0800

... North, Verte Tower 1 and The Montane at Bonifacio Global City, contributed to the increase in revenues of Avida while Amaia's major contributors are Steps Nuvali, Steps Altaraza, San Jose Del Monte Bulacan and Scapes General Trias, Cavite,” said ALI.
BusinessWorld Online Edition
Sun, 01 Nov 2015 07:22:30 -0800

The property firm would unveil five new malls in Tagum, Davao del Norte; Iligan City; Jaro, Iloilo City; General Trias, Cavite and Cebu -- its third in the city, Robinsons Land Vice-President for Leasing Lourdes T. Alano had said. The company would ...
Thu, 05 Nov 2015 22:57:04 -0800

PO2 Lester Luke Bawalan Baysa, case investigator, identified the fatality as one Noel Cagampang Bucio, 33, a resident of Marycris Complex, Barangay Pasong Camachile, General Trias, Cavite. Baysa said that the victim's head was found by a passerby ...
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Sun, 29 Nov 2015 07:59:20 -0800

Ang Lancaster ay mayroong 1,400 hectares na sumasaklaw sa Imus, Kawit at General Trias, Cavite. Lahat ng kakailanganin ninyo dinala na sa inyo ng PRO-FRIENDS para mas maging maganda at magaan ang pamumuhay ng bawat pamilya. Ang mga ...
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GENERAL TRIAS, Cavite – Local police shot and wounded a man in an anti-drugs operation over the weekend at Tropical Village, Barangay San Francisco here. The team led by Inspector Artemio Cinco Jr. arrested four other drug suspects following the brief ...

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