14 Facts About Bacoor


Bacoor, officially known as the City of Bacoor, is a 1st class component city in the province of Cavite, Philippines.

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Some accounts indicate that the city of Bacoor, named Bakood or Bakoor was founded as a pueblo or town in 1671.

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When Spanish troops first arrived in Bacoor they met some local inhabitants in the process of building a bamboo fence around a house.

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Bacoor was one of the flashpoints of the Cavite Mutiny of 1872.

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Bacoor is strategically located at the gateway to Metro Manila.

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Bacoor is separated from Las Pinas by the Zapote River and from Imus and Kawit by Bacoor River.

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Bacoor has a significant population of Muslims, mostly middle-class Maranao traders and merchants, with a minority of Badjao fishing communities.

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Bacoor has branches of 11 different commercial banks all over the city.

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Land use developments in Bacoor include a proposed industrial village in Barangay Niog which will include light cottage industries with supporting residential and commercial facilities.

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The incumbent mayor of Bacoor is Lani Mercado-Revilla, from the Lakas Party, who first served as the city's lone representative in the Philippine House of Representatives from 2010 to 2016.

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Bacoor first assumed office as city mayor from 2007 to 2016.

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Bacoor is described as a bedroom community with most of its citizens commuting to and from Metro Manila to work.

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Once fully operational, Bacoor will be served by the LRT-1 via the future Niog station.

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Bacoor is part of the proposed Cavite–Laguna Expressway which will be funded through debt financing.

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