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Municipality of Tanza (Filipino: Bayan ng Tanza)(formerly known as Sta. Cruz de Malabon) is a 1st class municipality in the province of Cavitemarker, Philippinesmarker. According to the 2007 census, it has a population of 171,795 people in a land area of 98.2 square kilometers.

Tanza was the place were Emilio Aguinaldo took oath as the first president of the revolutionary government of the Philippines. It is also the home town of Felipe G. Calderon, the man who drafted the first Philippine constitution.

Built up area

With the continuous expansion of Metro Manilla, the municipality is now included in Manilla built up area which reaches Lipa City in its southernmost part.


North - Manila Bay

Northeast - Municipality of Rosario

East - Municipality of General Trias

West - Municipality of Naic

South - Trece Martires City

Municipal Government


Tanza is politically subdivided into 41 barangays.

  • Amaya I
  • Amaya II
  • Amaya III
  • Amaya IV
  • Amaya V
  • Amaya VI
  • Amaya VII
  • Bagtas
  • Biga
  • Biwas
  • Bucal
  • Bunga
  • Calibuyo
  • Capipisa
  • Daang Amaya I
  • Daang Amaya II
  • Daang Amaya III
  • Halayhay
  • Julugan I
  • Julugan II
  • Julugan III
  • Julugan IV
  • Julugan V
  • Julugan VI
  • Julugan VII
  • Julugan VIII
  • Mulawin
  • Lambingan
  • Paradahan I
  • Paradahan II
  • Poblacion I
  • Poblacion II
  • Poblacion III
  • Poblacion IV
  • Punta I
  • Punta II
  • Sahud Ulan
  • Sanja Mayor
  • Santol
  • Tanauan
  • Tres Cruses


Position Name of Elected Official Number of Votes
Municipal Mayor Marcus Ashley C. Arayata 23,467
Municipal vice mayor Yuri A. Pacumio 21,057
Sangguniang Bayan Member Sandy de Peralta 24,471
Sangguniang Bayan Member Wilfredo P. Nunez
Sangguniang Bayan Member Antonio A. Dimaranan 15,785
Sangguniang Bayan Member Ernesto Arenal 13,708
Sangguniang Bayan Member Joselito J. Diosana 13,436
Sangguniang Bayan Member Rogelio A. Dones 12,402
Sangguniang Bayan Member Romeo Caringal 12,142
Sangguniang Bayan Member Aurelio Abutin 11,838
Liga ng mga Barangay President Hermogenes "Gengen" C. Arayata III
SK Federation President Veektor John Joseph D. Trias


Majority of the people are Roman Catholics but there is a fast-growth of Protestant/Christian Churches throughout Tanza. Iglesia ni Cristo, Baptist, Adventist, Jehovah's Witness, Mormon Churches and Islam are established in the area.


Day Care Centers

There are 32 government owned daycare centers in Tanza, Cavite, which is being managed by the MSWD.

Elementary School

  • Alonzo's Learning Center
  • Amaya Elementary School
  • Bea-Therese School
  • Bunga Elementary School
  • Capipisa Elementary School
  • Carissa Grace Mission School
  • Carissa Homes PS
  • Dawn Kiddie School of Cavite
  • De Roman Montessori School
  • Dei Gratia Learning Center
  • Del Carmen School
  • Deo Roma College of Tanza
  • Don Crispin Yumol Elementary School (Punta Elementary Elementary School )
  • Dona Perpetua A. Yumol (Bagtas PS)
  • Felipe Calderon Elementary School (Tanza Elementary School/Central )
  • Florentino Joya Elementary School
  • G. Fabillar Learning Center
  • Golden Heart Pre-school
  • Good Tree International School (GTIS)
  • Gregorio B. Fojas Memorial School(Calibuyo Elementary School )
  • Halayhay Elementary School
  • Holy Nazarene Christian School
  • Holy Trinity School of Tanza
  • Julugan Elementary School
  • Lebelle Learning Center
  • Little Minds Development Center
  • Lycee D' Tanza Inc.
  • Maddalena Starace School
  • Our Lady of the Holy Rosary School - De La Salle Supervised
  • Paradahan Elementary School
  • Pedro M. Gimenez Academe
  • Periwinkle Hillcrest Montessori School
  • Sahud Ulan PS (Halayhay Annex)
  • Saint Augustine School
  • Saint Mary of the Woods Academy
  • Saint Thomas Moore Academy
  • Sanja Mayor Elementary School
  • Santol Elementary School
  • Sta. Cruz (Bucal) Elementary School
  • Tanza Child Development Center(TCDC)
  • The International School for Children (TISC)
  • Tres Cruses Elementary School

High School


  • Cavite State University - Tanza Campus
  • POWER School of Technology
  • Saint Joseph College - Tanza


  • Sto. Niño Festival - 2nd Week of January
  • Araw ng Tanza - February 26
  • Hijas de Marias - Whole Month of May
  • Feast of San Juan - June 24
  • Feast of St. Augustine - August 28
  • Feast of the Holy Cross - September 14
  • Feast of the Resurrection - Easter Sunday

Notable Tanza people

Tourist spots

Mount Sea Grand Resort Tanza, Cavite.
  • Holy Cross Parish
  • Casa Hacienda
  • Saint Augustine Park
  • Starfish Beach Resort
  • Hardin ng Postema
  • Buenaflor Resort
  • Mountsea Grand Resort

  • Menang Resort Villa Pandan
  • Villa Excellence
  • Camp General Mariano Riego de Dios (Headquarters - Army Reserve Command)

Movies shot in Tanza

  • Inday Garutay
  • Taong Paniki (1952)
  • Ang Sawa sa Lumang Simboryo (1952)
  • Rizal sa Dapitan (1997)
  • Biyaheng Langit (2000)
  • Tonyong Bayawak - Ramon Revilla Sr(1979)
  • Kaptain Batute- Dolphy Quizon(1977)

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