VISION

A Municipality of diverse but unified, empowered and God-Loving People, enjoying the blessings of progressive economy with balance environment, under a firm and transparent leadership, recognizes as a commercial and agro-industrial haven in CALABARZON.


MISSION

To serve, sustain, protect and provide GMAians a safe drug free community, effective programs on health, environment, education, housing, employment, agriculture, commerce and industry through skills, development trainings, infrastructure and strict implementation of laws.


 

DEPARTMENT NAME POSITION CONTACT NUMBER
Office of the Mayor Hon. Walter D. Echevarria, Jr. Municipal Mayor 460-4088
Office of the Vice Mayor Hon. Maricel E. Torres Mun. Vice Mayor 460-5519
Accounting Office Jessica M. Jota Municipal Accountant 890-2685
Assessors Office Caroll B. Bedua OIC Municipal Assessor 410-5159
BFP Insp Rodel Barrientos BFP GMA 443-9110
BJMP J/INSP Reyno Damaso Jail Warden (932) 530-3362
BPLID Marlen E. Santiago OIC BPLID 410-5991
Budget Office Gwena A. Manuel Budget Officer (917) 547-0774
COA Enrique B. Arcullo Auditor 890-2941
COMELEC Jennelyn E. Esternon Election Officer 443-9151
DA Office Reynante Masigla Municipal Agriculturist 443-9291
DILG Rebecca M. Data MLGOO 890-2698
Engineering Office Engr. Miguelito Soriano Muncicipal Engineer (917) 548-1148
GSO Jessie Villareal General Services Officer 443-9100
HRMO Raymond P. Erfe OIC-HRMO (46) 423-3808
ICT Office Annalyn Arceo IT Officer I (46)402-0267
MCR Nenita S. Cruz Municipal Registrar 443-9805
MDRRMC Engr. Teofilo G. Rea II MDRRMC Officer 443-9839
MENRO Michael Templonuevo MENR-Officer 890-2355
MEEDMO Luz Monocay MEEDM Officer (46) 412-9160
Motorpool Oriel Esmundo, Sr. Chief Mechanic (947) 603-4144
MPDC Ar. Michelle Tapang MPDO 443-9328
MSWD Sylvia Mangubat MSWDO 890-2749
MTMO Ret. Col. Danilo B. Castro MTMO Administrator (942) 259-0183
OSCA Office Estelita Alkuino OSCA President 443-9246
PESO Francisco Villones PESO Manager  (46) 423-3801
GMA MPS PSI Wilfredo T. Taran, Jr. COP-GMAMPS (046)542-1172
RHU Dr. Eduardo Alcasid Mun. Health Officer 972-2017
SB Office Helen D. Salvador SB Secretary 460-4076
Treasury Office Mary Ann E. Clariza Municipal Treasurer 443-9117
UPAO Romeo Echevarria UPAO   Coordinator (918) 731-1269

 

A TRIBUTE TO GENERAL MARIANO ALVAREZ  (1818-1924)

General Mariano Alvarez, man of great courage and brilliance, which ignited and led the uprising against the Spaniards in Cavite was born on March 15, 1818 at Noveleta, Cavite.  He was the son of SEVERINO ALVAREZ and MARIA MALIA.  At the age of ten, he started his education under the tutorship of the Spanish friars.  He pursued his studies at San Jose College in Manila.  While studying, he was able to compose and expose literary works especially lyric poetry, depicting the cruelty and ruthlessness of invaders.  This greatly influenced his attitude towards the Spanish invaders in his own country.

He finished a course in education and started to practice his profession in the towns  of Naic and Maragondon in 1863.  He married NICOLASA VIRATA Y. DEL ROSARIO of a well-to-do family in Imus and their marriage was blessed with a male child named “SANTIAGO” who also became a well known fearless general who fought side by side during the Spanish Revolution.


His hatred towards the foreigners was so intense that one time when a Spanish member of the infantry fell down from his horse, he gave him a glass of dirty water from the ditch as his drink.  The following day he was arrested, punished and was sentenced to death.  However, due to the insistent protest of the townspeople, the Provincial Governor was forced to interfere, thus, saving Mariano from sure death.

After a year he was again arrested when he was proven to be involved in an uprising.  He was put in solitary confinement with his neck and  feet chained to the wall of the cell and was given only one meal a day.  When he was transferred to Manila to be executed,  an order of his release was received  by the prison warden, so, he again escaped death the second time.


He served as Municipal Captain, equivalent to Mayor, of the town of NOVELETA for twelve years and also became a Judge of Peace,  then he was re-appointed as Municipal Captain and serve in this capacity up to the time of the revolution.  He was known to  the  revolutionary circle by the name “MAINAM”.

When the Provincial Council of “SANGANDAANG MAGDIWANG” was established, he was elected President.  Then he initiated the uprising against Spanish tyranny in the Province of Cavite.  One of his greatest contribution to the Philippine Revolution was his role in the wrecking of the Calero Bridge and the ambush of 1000 Spanish soldiers and thus prevented reinforcement to pour in.

This episode was succeeded with other victories that later on led the revolutionists to regain control of some towns of the Province of Cavite and prevented the town of NOVELETA to be under the control of  Guardia Civil.

His great courage and audacity prompted ANDRES BONIFACIO to hail him “General” and “Second Supremo of the Katipunan”.  The wife of Andres Bonifacio, the amazon warrior GREGORIA DE JESUS, was the niece of Mariano Alvarez.  General Mariano Alvarez was a Nationalist and Aglipayanon.  Together with his son SANTIAGO, they were responsible in gaining converts and  spreading  the Aglipay religion in the town of Noveleta, Cavite.

After the fulfillment of his duties as Municipal Captain of the town, he concentrated on the field of Agriculture.  He died on August 25, 1924, due to chronic rheumatism at the age of 106.

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Imno ng GMA

Music and Lyrics by: Myrna Ayuro-Jatayna

Musical Score by: Mercy Jataytan-Fulgencio

Tempo De Marcha

I

General Mariano Alvarez, Bayan

Buong puso ka naming itinatanghal,

Ang aming dangal pag-asa'y tanglawan,

Ika'y mananatiling ilaw kailanman,

(Refrain)

Ang alab ng kagitingan, sa puso ng mamamayan,

Sa'yo bayan aming mahal, iaalay kailanpaman,

Pag-unlad mo'y isusulong, Harangin may di uurong,

Pangarap mo'y tutuparin, ang tagumpay hanggang kamtin,

(Chorus)

Dakila ka... O bayan ko.....

Bantayog ng pag-asa ko...

Pagsulong mo O GMA...

Tagumpay mo'y ligaya ko....

(Repeat)

 

Geographical Location

The Municipality of General Mariano Alvarez (GMA) is geographically located at coordinates approximately 120 degree 59’15’ longtitude and 14 degree 18’30’ latitude. It is at the northeastern boundaries of Cavite Province with Laguna Province. It is bounded on the north by the Municipality of San Pedro, Laguna on the east by the Municipality of Carmona, on the west by the Municipality of Dasmarinas and on the south by the Municipality of Silang. General Mariano Alvarez is approximately forty two (42) kilometers south of the City of Manila, the premier city of the country and seventeen (17) kilometers east of Trece Martirez City, the capital of the province. It is also approximate to the National Capital Region (NCR) of Metro Manila, the primate region of the country. The Municipality converges with Metro Manila, through its southern gateway of Alabang, Muntinlupa City. It is about 40 to 50 kilometers away from said convergence points. The Aguinaldo Highway, on the west and Governor’s Drive on the south, which connects the two major roads. It can also accessed through the Molino-Paliparan road, which cut across the inner eastern portion of Cavite on a north-south direction running parallel to the south Expressway and Aguinaldo Highway and joins Governor’s Drive on the south end. Modes of transportation are land vehicles.


Land Area

General Mariano Alvarez has a total land area of 938.0137 hectares more or less as per “Batasang Pambansa Bilang 76” dated June 13, 1980, which created the municipality. These areas are currently occupied by twenty-seven (27) barangays of which five (5) are considered Poblacion barangays and twenty-two (22) others are regular barangays.


Topography

The municipality has elongated shape with a north, northeastern orientation. It has a total length of about 7,040 meters and a width of about 780 meters at its smallest and 1,720 meters at its widest. The terrain is relatively flat plain from the south starting at the Governor’s Drive running north covering about one third (1/3) of the municipality’s length at Poblacion 5. From this point the terrain gradually begin to gently slope in one direction in the middle portion of the municipality, undulating and rolling to more than one direction towards the northeastern barangay of Epifanio Malia, portion of Francisco de Castro, Francisco Reyes and San Jose.Inland water bodies serve as natural boundaries with neighboring municipalities and drain its surface waters towards Manila Bay and Laguna Bay. These are Embarcadero River on the western boundaries with Dasmarinas and San Gabriel River on the eastern boundaries with Carmona. A major tributary, of San Gabriel River traverse the inner areas of the municipality from Francisco de Castro and Southwoods to Jacinto Lumbreras. The same tributary branches out at Inocencio Salud to serve as boundaries between the barangay of Col. J.P Elises and Aldiano Olaes, on the eastern side. Small streams crisscross the landscape forming natural drainage where waste drains from Manila Bay and Laguna de Bay. These water bodies run and form deep gullies which gave the land a mass ridge-like formation. Considering the height and mass of the water bodies, the ridge-like formation are highly elevated. Thus, the terrain as described above.Man-made physical changes, includes the presence of the Congressional Road which stretcher on full length of the municipality from the Governor’s Drive or the national highway in the south to Francisco de Castro on the north. It runs parallel to the water bodies mentioned above on the eastern side of the municipality. Structures such as houses, schools, commercial establishments, institutional buildings and industrial firms are located among this road, on gully sides of water

bodies and the top flat plain areas of the ridge. Open grasslands and agricultural areas can be found on the western near central portion of the municipality.


Slope

The slope of the municipality ranges from 0-3% to 3-8% broad to level nearly level are classified under 0-3% slope. These are generally the flat plain level lands on the southern portion from the Governor’s Drive extending inwards covering all Poblacion barangays, Gavino Maderan, Jacinto Lumbreras, Ramon Cruz, San Gabriel and Severino delas Alas, 3-5% slope are gently sloping areas with land sloping in one general direction. This areas compress the central portion of the municipality from Barangay Kapitan Kua, Pantaleon Granados and Marcelino Mimeje to Aldiano Olaes, Col. Jose P. Elises and portion of Foerillo Calimag, Macario Dacon and Benjamin Tirona. These also include Inocencio Salud and Bernardo Pulido.Areas on the north and northeastern side have slope of 5-8%. These are gently undulating and rolling lands sloping in more than one general direction. Portion of Baranay Feorillo Calimag, Macario Dacon and Benjamin Tirona and barangay of Francisco de Castro, Francisco Reyes, Epifanio Malia, Tiniente Tiago, Nicolasa Virata, Gregoria de Jesus and San Jose.



Barangays

Gen. Mariano Alvarez was originally divided into 10 barangays (more appropriately, areas) that were parts of the Carmona Resettlement Project. It comprised the resettlement areas in Barangays San Jose, and San Gabriel, and a portion of Cabilang Baybay, a barangay of the municipality of Carmona. San Jose consists of Areas A and B, while San Gabriel is composed of Areas C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, and K.On March 25, 1985, by virtue of legislative and administrative acts, a referendum was made to redivide the municipality into the current 27 barangays. They were named after the revolutionary leaders of the province of Cavite - including those related to the great general to whom the municipality was named after - and the barangay captains and other prominent personalities who led the former 10 barangays. The first appointed officials of the barangays were sworn into office en masse on June 27, 1985. Five of the current barangays are classified as poblacion barangays, or those that are within the municipality's central area. The 22 others are ordinary barangays.


The 27 barangays, are as follows:

    Aldiano Olaes
    Barangay 1 Poblacion (Area I)
    Barangay 2 Poblacion
    Barangay 3 Poblacion
    Barangay 4 Poblacion
    Barangay 5 Poblacion
    Benjamin Tirona (Area D)
    Bernardo Pulido (Area H)
    Epifanio Malia
    Francisco De Castro
    Francisco Reyes
    Fiorello Calimag (Area C)
    Gavino Maderan (Area J)
    Gregoria De Jesus
    Inocencio Salud (Area F)
    Jacinto Lumbreras (Area J)
    Kapitan Kua (Area F)
    Koronel Jose P. Elises (Area E)
    Macario Dacon (Area D)
    Marcelino Memije (Area H)
    Nicolasa Virata (San Jose)
    Pantaleon Granados (Area G)
    Ramon Cruz (Area J)
    San Gabriel (Area K)
    San Jose
    Severino De Las Alas (Area J)
    Tiniente Tiago


Municipal Mayors

    Leoniso G. Virata (1981–1986; 1988–1998)
    Tomas E. Abueg (officer-in-charge, 1986–1987)
    Severino P. Tamala (officer-in-charge, 1987–1988)
    Antonio G. Virata (1998–2001)
    Walter D. Echevarria, Jr. (2001–2010)
    Leonisa Joana B. Virata (June 30, 2010–2013)

Walter D. Echevarria, Jr. (2013–up to present)


Business Establishments

    Fastfood chains
        Jollibee (Inside Puregold Supermarket and along Governor's Drive)
        Chowking
        Blue Grass Restaurant (Located at Metro San Jose area)
        Dunkin' Donuts
        Chooks to Go
    Supermarkets/Grocery stores/Convenience stores/Shopping centers
        7 Eleven
        Mercury Drug (Inside Puregold Supermarket and along Governor's Drive)
        Top Choice Supermarket
        Puregold GMA, Cavite
        Novo Shopping Center
        Mini Divi Mall
        Monterey Meat Shop
        HBC (Home of Beauty Exclusives)
        Square mart
        Mang tenyong'S Accesories
        Banks
        Bank of the Philippine Islands
        Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation
        Rural Bank of GMA
        First Macro Bank
        Luzon Development Bank
        GMA Bank(closed)
        Land Bank

Gas stations

    City Oil Gas Station
    Petron Gas Station
    Phoenix Gas Station
    FilOil Gas Station

Other business establishments

    Juaymah Maureen Transport
    Meralco Bayad Center
    Emilio S. Lim Appliance Center
    AVON Center
    Wijoyly Hotel
    HBC
    Rayvee Cellphone Repair Shop
    Team Graphics Ads. Co., located along Luzon Ave.

Colleges and universities

    University of Perpetual Help System JONELTA - GMA Campus - a private educational institution known primarily for its business and health science courses, and has a secondary program set as a business high school (BHS)

 

    Eulogio "Amang" Rodriguez Institute of Science & Technology-Cavite Campus (EARIST) - a state college, it is the oldest institution of higher learning in the municipality, offering undergraduate degrees and technical courses, as well as a secondary program set as a Laboratory Science High School (LSHS)

 

    Imus Computer College (ICC) - GMA Branch - Branch of the first computer school chain (ICC) in Cavite, offers 2 year college courses in computer studies. Chef Logro's Institute of Culinary Arts and Kitchen Services (CLICKS) - The only culinary school in GMA which offers basic and advance culinary arts studies. Asian Institute of Computer Studies (AICS) - The second computer learning in this municipality, located along Governor's Drive.


   EARIST State College-Cavite Campus

   Imus Computer College (GMA Branch)

   Asian Institute of Computer Studies (GMA Branch)



 Public Elementary and High Schools
 

    General Mariano Alvarez Technical High School (GMATHS) - formerly known as the Carmona Relocation Center High School San Jose Community High School (SJCHS) - formerly known as San Jose National High School and located in the Metro San Jose area San Gabriel I Elementary School - situated at Barangay Macario Dacon

 

    San Gabriel II Elementary School - the central school of the District of Gen. Mariano Alvarez, under the Division of Cavite; the home of the district's officeSan Gabriel III Elementary School - located in the municipality's mid-eastern part

 

    Family Village Resources Elementary School (FVRES) - established in the Family Village Resources Project in Barangay Poblacion 5 Area J Elementary School (ARJES) - located at Barangay Jacinto Lumbreras

 

    Bulihan Elementary School (BES) - located along Governor's Drive, not to be confused with schools inside adjacent Barangay Old Bulihan in Silang, Cavite Francisco de Castro Elementary School (FDCES) - serves the community of Barangay Francisco de Castro

 

    San Jose Elementary School (SJES) - located in the Metro San Jose area

 

Private Elementary and High Schools

 

    My Messiah School of Cavite (A Christ-Centered School)

 

    Maranatha Christian Academy - GMA Chapter
    Grace Baptist Christian School (The School of Conquerors and character-trained people)
    Karunungan Village Academy (Awarded as the best school in G.M.A.)
    Monte Cristo Research and Educational Institute (Formerly
    Monteverde Learning Center)
    Shalom Akademeia of Cavite Inc. (Formerly Shalom Learning Center Inc.)
    Victorious Christian Montessori School Foundation, Inc.
    Upon this Rock Christian Academy (A school where Christ is the foundation; Located at Monteverde Homes; Produced several outstanding students (ie. UP graduates - cum laude, LET topnotcher, board passers, UP undergraduates, MAAP passer) with good characters)
    Jonah Grace School / Our Lady of Grace Academy of G.M.A.
    Biyaya Polytechnic Academy
    Christian Grace School of Cavite
    Vox Dei Academy of GMA, Inc. (Formerly Christ the King Learning Center)
    Academe of St. Jude Thaddeus (Formerly St. Jude Academy)
    Hillside Academy
    Learner-Centered Cristian School
    Holy Family Academy(Parochial School of GMA)
    Vessel of Wisdom Christian School
    Charity Learning Institute
    Holistic Academy of Integral Learning, Inc.
    Vision Christian Academy
    Evangelical Christian Academy


Hospitals and clinics                                                                                                      

    Medicare GMA, Cavite
    San Jose Trauma and Medical Center
    Tapia Medical Clinic
    Mauricio Clinic
    CarSiGMA Hospital



Source: MPDC Office -currently updating information...