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April 9, 1864
A council composed of the Archbishop of Manila, the politico military governor of Cavite, the Prior Provincial of the Augustinian Recollect Order and the parish priest of Imus met to discuss the creation of the new town and parish separated from Imus.

May 12, 1864
The Gobierno Civil Superior of the Islands approved the creation of the new town (Perez-Dasmariņas).

An ensemble of nipa houses in the other barrios of the hacienda like Malinta, Nancaan, Salacay, Paliparan, Malagasang and Salitran were grouped and migrated into a reduccion in barrio Tampus.

October 21, 1866
Her Most Catholic Majesty Queen Isabela II signed the Royal Order creating the new parish of Perez-Dasmariņas.

From its original inhabitants of 643, the population grew to 4, 756.

The major religious orders like the Agustinians, the Dominicans and the Recollects who owned vast haciendas in Cavite had become anxious about the socio-political situation of the province.

June 1896
The Spanish authorities in Cavite province had become suspicious of the local elite's activities. There were alleged top hierarchy meetings of the Recollects in the casa hacienda of Salitran and San Nicolas.

September 1896
Don Placido Campos, the current gobernadorcillo at the time and Don Francisco Barzaga, the secretario municipal gathered the people to liberate their town from Spanish control.

February 25, 1897
The Spaniards decided to encircle the Poblacion rather go directly to the interior. They started burning all houses except the church; Battle of Dasmariņas

March 7, 1897
The Spanish went to Salitran where the Magdalo soldiers led by Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo hid.

June, 1899
Filipino-American War
General Henry Ware Lawton's brigade operated in the south of Manila, including the province of Cavite.

July 18, 1899
Three more sitios of Perez-Dasmariņas were raised to the rank of barrios. Barrio Sampaloc owning to the abundance of tamarind trees in the place; barrio Tamban was renamed San Jose and Barrio Lucsuhin became San Agustin.

October 1901
Placido Campos was again elected as the head of the municipality of Perez-Dasmariņas. Francisco Barzaga then became the Treasurer of Dasmariņas

The American government made the first census in the Philippines. The treasurer, Francisco Barzaga and the secretary, Esteban Quique, made census enumerators for Perez-Dasmariņas under the leadership of Placido Campos. When the census was finished, the total population of the town was only 3,500.

The law which was passed in 1901 took effect. It combined the municipalities of Imus, Perez-Dasmariņas and Bacoor into one.

January 5, 1905
Perez-Dasmariņas became a part of Imus.

Under Governor General Francis Burton Harrison (1913-1921), Perez-Dasmariņas was again declared a separate municipality. The provincial governor of Cavite, Antero S. Soriano, convened the local leaders, including Placido Campos, Francisco Barzaga, and Felipe Tirona. Together, they agreed to delete the word "Perez" and retain "Dasmariņas" as the new name of the town. For the second time, Placido Campos headed the rechristened town of Dasmariņas.

December 17, 1944
Zonification was conducted by the Japanese army in the town proper. The church was used as garrison and all suspected male residents involved in the guerilla movement were brought at the back of the Dasmariņas Elementary School, were tortured and were killed.

Dasmariņas started to develop. The population because of mass exodus of families from Metro Manila and nearby provinces.

DBB or the Dasmariņas Bagong Bayan was established on 1975 under the government of Pres. Ferdinand Marcos.

Dasmariņas' economic boom. Different factories and establishments sprouted in the town which gave way for the growth in population reaching 350,000 while almost 700,000 flocks here in Dasmariņas. From sixth class municipality, the town became a first class municipality.

Dasmariņas was considered as one of the richest municipality in Cavite and the cityhood of was realized the local government but was hindered by the people.

Cityhood of Dasmariņas was again pushed through by the local government under Mayor Atty. Elpidio Barzaga.







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