Province of Cavite

Site Description

The Province of Cavite is situated at the southern part of Luzon Island, the northernmost island of the three major islands of the country. Cavite has a total land area of 142,706 hectares, or 0.4% of the country's total land area. The province is bounded by the province of Batangas on the south, the province of Laguna on the east, the province of Rizal on the northwest, Metro Manila – Manila being the country’s capital – Manila Bay on the north, and the West Philippine Sea on the west. Cavite belongs to the country’s administrative division of Region IV-A, also known as CALABARZON Region, together with the provinces of Laguna, Batangas, Rizal and Quezon.
Based on the population census in 2015, Cavite has a total population of 3.68 million, the biggest population in Region IVA. It has 23 cities and municipalities of which 9 are situated in the coastal area, with a total coastline length of 122.574 kilometers and total municipal waters of about 93,679.3750 hectares. Cavite has 10 satellite islands and fish sanctuaries. It has 6 major rivers directly draining to Manila Bay of which 2 are designated by DENR as Water Quality Management Areas (WQMAs).

In 2004, the Province of Cavite became an ICM parallel site of PEMSEA by virtue of the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) by and among the Provincial Government of Cavite (PGC), the Partnerships in Environmental Management for the Seas of East Asia (PEMSEA) and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). In 2006, Cavite signified its commitment to ICM implementation and increased its network and partnerships by joining the PEMSEA Network of Local Governments or PNLG.

Governor's / Mayor's Information
Atty. Jesus Crispin C. Remulla


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SDG Targets

    SDG 6 Clean Water and Sanitation

6.1 Reduce the proportion of untreated wastewater being discharged into drainage systems, rivers and coastal waters

6.2 Increase recycling and safe reuse of treated effluents

6.3 Increase water-use efficiency by industry

6.4 Increase in number of people with access to secure and safe potable water in accordance with national water quality crieteria and/or standards

6.5 Increase in watershed areas covered by integrated coastal and water resources management plans