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The Origin of Dasmarinias

Dasmariñias was named after Gomes Perez Dasmariñias y Ribadeneira of Viveiro, Galicia, Spain. He was the 7th Governor and Captain General of the Philippines from 1590 to 1593. He was well remembered for fortifying Intramuros and building and building Fort Santiago. The town of Dasmariñias started as a barrio of Imus, Cavite. On May 12, 18 64, the Gobierno Civil Superior of the Islands approved the creation of a new town while Her most Catholic Majesty Queen Isabela II signed the Royal Order creating the new parish of Perez-Dasmariñias on October 2, 1866. The parish was under is celebrated on December 8 According to record, the first settlers must have arrived in 86 and were believed to be the families of Gil Tirona, Vicente Guevarra, Eleuterio Geda and Eustaqio Paulino.

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