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Get to know Bacoor Cavite Edit

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On the race of becoming highly urbanized, Metro Manila’s next-door neighbor, Bacoor is a constantly moving mix of commercial and residential developments. There are, however, historical remnants that still recall Bacoor’s storied past. 

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The Bacoor sunset

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Tulay ng Zapote

There is the Cuenca Ancestral House (Bahay na Tisa) for example, which was once the headquarters of the Philippine revolutionary government in 1898 while the ruins of Zapote Bridge was a silent witness to two major historical events: the Battle of Zapote during Philippine Revolution against Spain in 1897 and the other one is the Battle of Zapote River during the Philippine–American War in 1899.

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Cuenca Ancestral House (Bahay na Tisa)

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Fisherman

Another historical gem is the St. Michael the Archangel Church built in 1669 and was known once as the oldest in Cavite. 


The church was once headed by Fr. Mariano Gomes, a Filipino secular priest who later became a martyr (he was GOM of GOMBURZA fame, the two others being Fr. Jose Burgos and Fr. Jacinto Zamora) in the fight against the Spanish colonial authorities. 

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St. Michael the Archangel Church
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St. Michael the Archangel Church

Despite its rapid urbanization, Bacoor is still able to look after its environment with eco-agro-tourism projects. The city government supports a massive Mangrove Plantation program that started in Dulong Pulo, Barangay Sineguelasan. 


Now a prototype of an eco-tourism site, it is a place for shelter for migratory birds during the cold Siberian winters. The migratory birds’ sanctuary, like all the other parts of the mangrove, is also home to crabs, shrimps, and snails. 

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Mangrove Plantation

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Mangrove Plantation

Parks and Recreation

Two noteworthy places are the Bacoor Family Eco-Park, about half a hectare of parkland with huts, a playground, and a lagoon for fishing and boat riding, and the Circle Island Resort, a classified Class A resort by the Philippine Department of Tourism that offers a swimming pool surrounded with native bamboo cottages, suited for both kids and kids at heart.

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Circle Island Resort

Festivals

Every September, Bacoor celebrates the Bakood Festival in honor of St. Michael The Archangel, its patron saint. 


Dubbed as the ‘Marching Band Capital of the Philippines,’ the city organizes the grandest Marching Band Festival in the country, which opened to international participants in 2018.

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Marching Band

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Marching Band

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Marching Band

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Marching Band

Best Eats

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Digman Halo-halo

Mussels and Clams

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Talaba

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Tahong

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Tahong Chips

Go back in time using the unique and flavorful food of Cavite as a food historian and true Caviteño takes you on a gastronomic history lesson

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Map of Bacoor, Cavite


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