Daet, Camarines Norte, Philippines
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- Daet is the capital municipality of the Camarines Norte province and within Region_V in the island of luzon in the Bicol Region. Daet is a 1st class Urban municipality.
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List of Municipalities in the Camarines Norte Province within Region V in the Republic of The Philippines
Basud | Capalonga | Daet (Capital) | Jose Panganiban | Labo | Mercedes | Paracale | San Lorenzo Ruiz | San Vicente | Santa Elena | Talisay | Vinzons
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Camarines Norte Province within The Philippines
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- Daet has a total of 25 barangays
- Registered Voters of Daet as of (2010) = 43,650
- Population of Daet (as of Aug 1, 2007) = 94,184
- Land Area of Daet (as of 2007, in hectares) = 4,600
- Daet is a 1st class Urban municipality.
- Daet is in the Camarines Norte province and within Region_V in the island of luzon in the Bicol Region.
Geography of Daet, Camarines Norte, Philippines
Daet Land Area (as of 2007, in hectares)= 4,600
Location of Daet, Camarines Norte, Philippines
History of Daet, Camarines Norte, Philippines
- this article copied verbatim from the NSCB-National Coordination Statistical Board
Daet is an ancient settlement. Its history dates back from the time of the Tabon cave men, from either Kalanay Caves of Masbate or the Kagraray Cave in Albay, who escaped from the cruel government of their Rajah. The myth about the Malayan traders as the first people in the Bicol Region has been debunked by the excavations made in the Kalanay and Kagraray caves. Based on the excavations, archaeologists indicated that Malayan settlers came later.
In 1521, Governor General Miguel Lopez de Legazpi sent Captain Juan de Salcedo to locate the rich gold mines of Paracale. On his arrival, Salcedo found thriving settlements built around the gold mines in Paracale and Mambulao (now the municipality of Jose Panganiban) as well as in Daet and Indan. Salcedo found the mines of Mambulao and Paracale "to be excellent, very rich and more than thirty or forty estados in depth." In the thriving settlement of Daet, the Spaniards noted that the houses were clustered together for safety and protection. Thus, the word Daet was derived from the Bicol word dait-daitan which means close to each other.
The existence of the gold mines in the region encouraged the Spaniards to colonize and Christianize the inhabitants. The Bicol Region was later placed under the jurisdiction of Camarines in 1573.
A popular legend among the people of Camarines Norte and Daeteños is the legend of the first abaca plant. According to the legend, the Spanish king exiled a certain Spanish nobleman, Marquis de Camarines. He was believed to have carried the first abaca plant during his travel via the Acapulco-Manila galleon trade route. He was also believed to be one of those selected to plant abaca in the Bicol Region. Nevertheless, the experiment was successful because the Bicol Region became the source of the abaca fiber exported and loaded in the galleons (Manila-Acapulco galleon trade) which went on for almost 250 years.
Also, according to the legend, the Marquis de Camarines fell in love with a Filipina beauty. Their union started a long line of blood relations which linked some families in Daet until today. One of these is the Dela Estrada family who helped implement the development plan of Daet. The Dela Estrada family reportedly shared in the infrastructure development of Daet which included the Catholic Church, the old Spanish bridges, the culverts, and the palatial mansions. Some of them still exist.
From 1565 to 1818, Daet was raided by Moros from time to time. The present municipalities of Basud and Mercedes suffered most. People in these settlements either died or became captives. Because of the raids, the Spaniards fortified Basud and Mercedes. The fort ruins and Spanish cannons are now buried under mounds of sand. It was believed that the bells used in announcing the coming of the Moros were also buried under the fortifications.
During the Philippine Revolution, the people of Daet also figured prominently. On September 16, 1896, many Katipunan leaders and sympathizers were arrested and imprisoned by the Spaniards in Daet. In the final days of the Spanish regime, the Casino de los Españoles was encircled. It became the last and most bloody clash with the Spaniards in Daet. The Bicolanos eagerly waited for the arrival of General Lukban who finally arrived in September 1898. Before his arrival, the Spaniards from Daet fled to Mercedes and boarded the ship Serantes. At the time, the local insurrectos were restless and itched for action. Ildefonso Moreno, unmindful of the risk to his life, gave the signal to attack. He died when a certain Arana fired his pistol in retaliation. During the battle, many of the Spaniards left for Mercedes. It was reported that they bayoneted the Filipino soldiers they brought along with them before sailing for Iloilo.
Two years later, on September 12, 1898, General Vicente Lukban took Daet from the Spaniards. Afterwards, he reorganized and established a revolutionary government in the province. Later, General Lukban turned over the reins of the provisional Philippine government to Don Valeriano Cuaño, municipal captain. He also assigned Capt. Antonio Sanz and a garrison force to defend Daet in case of Spanish reprisal.
Don Antonio Sanz, sector commander and officer of the revolutionary forces, inspired the erection of the first monument built in the Philippines in memory of Dr. Jose Rizal. This monument is found at the corner of Plaza Rizal Libertad of Daet. Unfortunately, the people of Daet forgot their own Bicolano hero, Jose Maria Panganiban, who died much earlier in Barcelona, Spain on August 19, 1880. Other Filipino revolutionaries who were honored were Tomas Zaldua (last of the capitanes) and Jose Abaño. They were tortured for their refusal to reveal the plot to overthrow the Spanish government. A certain Don Aniceto was also burned alive in the public plaza of Daet together with six martyrs on Easter Sunday in April 1898.
After two years, the American forces came and occupied the Bicol Region on January 19, 1900. On March 4, 1900, the American forces, on board the Steamer Venus, arrived without any resistance. Two companies, under the command of General Bates, established a garrison at the town proper. Antonio Sanz, the commander of the revolutionary force, surrendered as previously arranged in Camarines Sur (Daet was still under Ambos Camarines).
Under the American regime, Daet was developed under the new order. On April 27, 1901, a civil government under the Philippine Commission was established in Ambos Camarines. Juan Pimentel Y. Campos was appointed as the first Municipal President. Later, he became the first Provincial Governor of Ambos Camarines.
The Philippine Legislature passed an act in March 1919 authorizing the Governor General to divide the province into Norte and Sur. Camarines Norte was to consist of the towns of Capalonga, Mambulao, Paracale, Indan, Labo, San Vicente, Talisay, Daet and Basud, and islands along the Pacific coast.
Originally, Camarines was one political unit only. In 1829, the province of Camarines was divided in the first of a series of attempts to separate Camarines Norte from Camarines Sur. Ambos Camarines was divided into two, Camarines Norte and Camarines Sur. The Camarines Norte province included the towns of Daet, Talisay, Indan, Labo, Paracale, Mambulao, Capalonga, Ragay, Lupi and Sipocot. In 1846, the towns of Sipocot, Lupi and Ragay were returned to Camarines Sur. Later, in 1854, the two provinces were again united to form the Province of Ambos Camarines. In 1857, they were again separated, and in 1893, again reunited. They remained united as Ambos Camarines until March 1919 when the American Governor approved an act dividing it into Camarines Norte and Camarines Sur.
Until the end of the Spanish regime, barangay Calasgasan and the surrounding area was an independent municipality. It was later merged with Daet after the American liberation. The oldest hacienda, covering almost 400 hectares planted to abaca, is found in barangay Calasgasan where, it is believed,. the municipal site once stood. However, this has yet to be proven by researchers. While Daet regained the old Calasgasan during the Spanish period, it however, lost the big barrios of Basud in 1911 and Mercedes in 1918, which eventually became new municipalities.
During the World War II on December 12, 1941, the Japanese Imperial Forces landed in Legazpi, Albay. Six days later in December 18, Camarines Norte Governor Wenceslao Q. Vinzons organized guerilla units to fight the Japanese. On July 8, 1942 Vinzons was captured and was later executed by the Japanese. When the American Liberation Force came, General Douglas MacArthur on February 5, 1945, ordered the Sixth Army to occupy the Bicol Peninsula. With the assistance of the Filipino guerrillas, the region was liberated from the Japanese.
More than 50 years after the Second World War and in the threshold of the 21st century, Daet has grown into a municipality of 94,184 people as of August 2007 from a small Spanish town of 7,970 souls in 1751. It is the center and capital town of Camarines Norte province.
People of Daet, Camarines Norte, Philippines
- Daet Population (as of Aug 1, 2007) = 94,184
- Daet Registered Voters (2009) = 43,650
Local Government Unit LGU of Daet, Camarines Norte, Philippines
The Sangguniang Panlungsod is composed of the City (Municipality) Vice-Mayor as Presiding Officer, regular Sanggunian members (Councilors), the President of the Association of Barangay Captains and the President of the Sangguniang Kabataan.
They shall exercise and perform the legislative powers and duties as provided for under Republic Act No. 7160, otherwise known as the Local Government Code of 1991. Shall consider and conduct thorough study all matters brought to their attention and consequently pass resolutions, enact ordinances and to introduce recommendations.
- Elected officials of Daet for the term of 2013-2016
- Mayor of Daet: Tito Sarte Sarion
- Vice-Mayor of Daet: ONG, AHLONG (PMP)
- Councilors of Daet:
- PANOTES, CONCON (LAKAS) LAKAS CHRISTIAN MUSLIM DEMOCRATS 12199 7.45%
- Rosa Mia Lamadrid King LIBERAL PARTY 11381 6.95%
- Sherwin Quinito Asis LIBERAL PARTY 11215 6.85%
- TABERNILLA-DE LUNA, JOAN (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 10992 6.71%
- MORENO, ATOY (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 10177 6.21%
- Elmer Mañago Bacuño LIBERAL PARTY 9733 5.94%
- Felix Carranceja Abaño LIBERAL PARTY 8928 5.45%
- Jose Angelo Agot Coreses LIBERAL PARTY 8336 5.09%
- Elected officials of Daet for the term of 2010-2013
- Mayor: Tito Sarte Sarion
- Vice-Mayor: Felix Quiozon Abogado
Barangay Elected Officials of Daet, Camarines Norte for the term of 2010-2013
Businesses in Daet, Camarines Norte, Philippines
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The availability and access to educational facilities contribute to the high literacy rate of the people of the municipality. In general, access to the schools by students, especially in the rural barangays, is by walking.
Educational facilities from pre-school to tertiary level are available in Daet. Public elementary schools are fairly distributed in the 25 barangays of the municipality. As a whole, the urban and rural population have access to elementary education. One out of the 17 rural barangays have no public elementary school while two out of the eight urban barangays have no public elementary school.
There are 23 public elementary, 6 public and 2 private secondary schools, 11 public and 1 private tertiary schools in Daet. Most secondary and tertiary schools are found in the urban area.
Pre-School Education is not a problem in the municipality. There are thirty six day care centers located in all barangays of the municipality. There are also a total of seventeen private pre-schools offering pre-elementary education. One of the private pre-school offers early education for special children.
Economy of Daet, Camarines Norte, Philippines
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Natural Resources of Daet, Camarines Norte, Philippines
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It is sad but true that as of the year 2012 the rivers of the Philippines continue to be the #1 Sewer Systems of the Philippines.
Protect & Save the Rivers. Do not let your sewer drain into the river. Your community can be the first to initiate this project.
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Let us plant more trees in every barangay in the entire Philippines. It does not make any difference if the barangay is urban, partially urban or rural; we need more trees. Trees will prevent erosion, provide oxygen, prevent green house effect, and even a place of business for the shade tree mechanic.
The Philippines is a tropical country and practically anything will grow. The DENR has the planting trees project that goes on every year. Lots of picture taking for the media. Planting trees one by one is the "human" way of doing it. This individual planting of trees is good if done to "line" the roads and highways with trees or along fences or property divisions, or if you have a plantation.
To reforest the nation of the Philippines we have to plant trees the "mother nature" way. Sow the seeds during the rainy season. Go deep into "bald" forests and plant trees by sowing seeds. If there's not enough volunteers to do this, use the military helicopters to fly over the designated areas and sow the seeds.
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We are using our rivers as our sewer system. If you ask a Filipino, "Are the Filipinos a clean people?" The answer is an automatic, "Yes!". However, the Filipinos are suffering from the same disease or attitude as most people do, and that is the "NIMBY" disease or "NIMBY" attitude. (NIMBY) Not In My Back Yard. So it is OK to dump my garbage and sewer there. Not mine! Someone else will take care of it.
This attitude is killing our rivers. Your great-grandparents, grandparents or parents were once proud to tell the stories of how they enjoyed swimming in the river behind your house or nearby. However, you can't say the same or tell the same stories to your kids or grand kids. Why? Because your generation is killing the river.
- Secretary Ramon J. P. Paje
- Department of Environment and Natural Resources
- Visayas Avenue, Diliman, 1100 Quezon City, Philippines
We have so much water in the Philippines and yet very little to drink.
Instead of relying too much on Diesel fuel and Coal to generate the majority of Philippine's Electrical energy Supply, we can concentrate more on renewable and sustainable source of energy such as: Hydro Power, Solar Power, and Wind Power. We have too many black outs.
Tourists Attractions of Daet, Camarines Norte, Philippines
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Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of Daet, Camarines Norte, Philippines
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Daet, Camarines Norte, Philippines supports Philippine Cycling
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