“Paradise is exactly like where you are right now… only much, much better”
– Laurie Anderson, American avant-garde artist, composer, musician and film director
Indang is part of the third Growth Area, under the Cavite Provincial Development and Physical Framework Plan 2011 – 2020, known as Metro Tagaytay or the Tourism Haven and Food Basket of the Province. This third Growth Area is composed of seven other municipalities and one city, which we will feature in subsequent articles in the future.
Why write about Indang, Cavite first? Well, aside from living here, Indang is a very interesting place. More importantly, as a real estate service practitioner I have to become an expert in the area of opportunity I concentrate on.
Here are 5 main facts you need to know about the central upland town of Indang.
- Indang was once a part of the Municipality of Silang, Cavite for about 70 years. Indang became a full-fledged town in 1655, when it was administratively separated from Silang to resolve the difficulties of Indangeños in transacting official business and attending religious services.
- Indang is a historical town. During the Philippine Revolution, Indang was known by its Katipunan name “Walang Tinag.” It belonged to the Magdiwang faction of the Katipunan headed by the Supremo – Andres Bonifacio, as opposed to the Magdalo faction headed by Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo.
In Barangay Limbon of Indang, Andres Bonifacio was arrested after being defeated in the election to decide the leaders of the revolutionary movement (the KKK) in the country. This event is known as the Tejeros Convention.
Bonifacio voided the results of the Convention as Supremo of the Katipunan. He retreated to Indang to regroup. His arrest was ordered by the newly-elected President Aguinaldo to prevent Bonifacio from pursuing his counter-revolutionary plan to set up a separate government and army to proceed with his own plans for the revolution.
- Indang is a center of academic learning. In the heart of this Municipality can be found the main campus of the Cavite State University, known as the Don Severino De Las Alas Campus.
From its humble beginnings in 1906 as the Indang Intermediate School, CvSU has 11 campuses spread all over the Province of Cavite., with more than 25,000 students, 1,200 faculty and staff from all campuses, and offering close to 100 curricular programs in the undergraduate and graduate levels.
As additional information, Don Severino De Las Alas was a prominent Indang native who was elected Secretary of Justice in the Tejeros Convention. He belonged to the Magdiwang faction of the Katipunan.
- Indang has one of the oldest Catholic Churchs in the Province of Cavite. Based on Church History, Indang was originally a chapel of Silang under the Jesuits. The church was established as a mission station of Father Angelo Armano in 1611 and became a separate parish only in 1625 under the advocacy of Pope St. Gregory the Great.
A huge part of the stone church was built during the term of Father Luis Morales from 1672 to 1676 and was finished in 1710. The church was burned during the Philippine revolution against the Spaniards.
Curiously, despite being dedicated under the chaplaincy of St. Gregory the Great, the Parish effectively has 8 patron saints. The devotion to the 7 Archangels by Indangeños is strong. Since then, several miracles have been attributed to St. Gregory the Great and the 7 Archangels. Preparations are underway for the 400th year anniversary of the parish in 2025.
- Indang is a top food producer for the Province of Cavite. Like some of its neighbors, it is a first class municipality. But, its main driver of municipal revenues comes from agro-business commercial farms which raise large volumes of livestock and poultry. As per record of the municipal agricultural office, there are existing hog farms, broiler farms, layer and breeder farms – categorized as backyard, medium-scale to large-scale commercial operations.
More than 7,000 hectares of land in Indang are devoted to agriculture. Most farmers are engaged in multi-cropping farming systems. Most lands are planted with vegetables, root crops, corn, coconut, banana, coffee, pineapple and other high-value commercial crops like dragon fruit, mangoes, cocoa, etc.
- Indang is the Spring Water Capital of the Philippines. There are more than a dozen spring water resorts thriving in the municipality. They become areas of fun activities during the summer time, as the cool waters provide respite to the hot and humid weather in Metropolitan Manila.
Numerous real estate inquiries in this part of upland Cavite are farm lot for weekend farmer to have a second home away from the hassles of urban life or semi-retired to retired individuals looking for a shift in their lifestyle.
Other inquiries are for possible sites as event places or resort businesses, apart from those wanting to establish agro-businesses themselves as contract growers for Sustamina, Monterey and other chicken and livestock producing companies.
There vast opportunities for real estate investment in our quaint community. We are far enough from Mega Manila to enjoy fresh air and low prices of agricultural produce. But, with the presence of nearby shopping malls and other so-call “urban amenities” we really like where we live and we can say that we have found our paradise in this part of Cavite.
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