As an area rich not just in wide landscapes and surrounding seas but also in history and heritage, the municipality of Tanza in Cavite is anything but ordinary. This is why it comes as no surprise that it’s fast becoming one of the most sought after destinations south of Metro Manila.
With just an hour away from the City of Manila, Tanza today has a healthy mix of urban-suburban living, composed of both industrial establishments as well as developing residential communities. Relaxation and recreation is also within reach, as the coast of Manila Bay that borders Tanza on the west side is lined up with beach resorts and facilities that cater to weekend tourists from the city.
Wide open plains create opportunities for farming in Tanza, and its coastline makes fishing a livelihood for its inhabitants. Working in the city is not a difficult task for residents, with regular public vehicles going to and from the city via the Cavite Expressway. Tanza is also the home of the Cavite Gateway Terminal, the first roll-on, roll-off barge terminal in the Philippines.
Aside from these many unique facets, Tanza also made its mark in Philippine history. At the convent of the Holy Cross Church is where Emilio Aguinaldo took oath as the first president of the revolutionary government of the Philippines. Not only that, Tanza is home to many notable personalities across history, such as Felipe Calderon, the man who drafted the first Philippine constitution, and former Philippine Senators Justiniano Montano and Antero Soriano.
For its rapid urban growth and developing economic sector, Tanza was awarded the “Seal of Good Housekeeping” in 2011 and 2012 and “Seal of Good Local Governance” in 2016 by the Department of Interior and Local Government.
With its continuous efforts to expand upward and forward, Tanza is indeed the destination not just for tourists, but also for start up families who want to live in an exciting suburban community not too far away from the city.
PHirst Park Homes, a subsidiary of premiere real estate developer Century Properties, is located in Tanza, Cavite.