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Thursday, September 19, 2019

5 Things To Do in Imus Cavite

Cavite is a historical province located in Southern Luzon. Being a land thrust near Manila Bay, it became the most important port linking the colony to the outside world. It was once a mooring place for Chinese junks and Spanish colonizers fortified a settlement there as a first line of defense for the city of Manila. In 1896, after the outbreak of the Philippine Revolution, Cavite took center stage as thousands of Katipuneros liberated most of the province’s towns.

Just 1- 2 hours from Manila, Cavite has been a go-to place to many due to its rural and urban landscape. It offers historical sites, gastrohubs and a variety of activities.

I'm from Carmona, Cavite. I was fortunate to have bought a small unit there eight years ago. A decade shy of two, I am yet to explore more places there since I stay in Makati most of the time. I hate to admit it, but being a Caviteno, I know very little about the province. 


And so I got invited recently to tour Imus and the wanderlust in me immediately said yes. I was eager to know what this area has to offer and was excited on what I can discover.

Imus is known as the flag capital of the Philippines because this is where the Philippine flag was first raised during the battle of Alapan in 1898.

It is one of the fastest growing towns in the province of Cavite. It is now the Most Competitive Component City in CALABARZON and second in the country in Economic Dynamism as recognized by the National Competitiveness Council.




Many of us know that Marcella Agoncillo sew our Philippine Flag in Hongkong. Not too many know that it had its 'Baptism of Fire' in Alapan on May 1898. The Battle of Alapan Site paved the way for the birth of the First Philippine Republic.

It is located at Alapan I Elementary School. It is some 10-15 minute drive from the town proper. The marker has a statue of a woman holding the Philippine flag. Highlighting the site marker is a 104 feet tall flag pole , our national flag proudly waving.

It is a national historical landmark declared on May 26, 1993.


The Cathedral of our Lady of the Pillar is also known as the Imus Cathedral. Enshrined inside the cathedral is the original and miraculous crowned image of Nuestra del Pilar de Imus (Our Lady of the Pillar). It has one of the longest processions during Holy Week in the province of Cavite with at least 70 floats. 

The church was founded by the Augustinian Recollects. Fr. Francisco de Santiago, O.A.R. was its first assigned priest. During the time of Fr. Nicolas Becera, who served from 1821- 1840, he had the construction of the present church from Toclong to Balangon. It is said that the façade of Imus Cathedral was probably designed after the fifth incarnation of the Manila Cathedral by Uguccioni.

The church of Imus became secular in 1897. It became a cathedral and diocese in 1961. 



Longganisa is a staple Filipino comfort food. Who doesn't like one? While it is usually eaten during breakfast, I don't mind eating it for lunch or dinner. I didn't know there's an Imus Longganisa until I was able to taste it during our visit at Big Ben's Kitchen.

Upon entry, I already fell in love with the place. It was small and cozy- a place that kind of give you a feeling of comfort and good food.

The restaurant started in 2015 and showcases the family owners' heirloom recipes. They are famous for their Imus Longganisa, the local version of Imusenos that they have been enjoying since 1950s.

The Big Ben's Big Breakfast, served with fried rice, egg and brewed coffee or iced tea, costs only PHP 199 per set. I ordered daing na boneless bangus + Big Ben's Imus Longganisa- and it was divine!

I also bought their bottled Sukang Sasa for pasalubong!

Big Ben's Kitchen is located at 385 Medicion 1st Imus, Cavite- just some minutes drive from Imus Cathedral.


If you're craving for burgers, chicken and fries then this is the place to be.

Located at Jed Padre Apartment C, J. Munti Villanueva St., (formerly Osteria St.), Medicion 1-A Imus, one will easily notice it because its walls are- as the name implies- black.

We ordered Fries (PHP 155), Hot Chicks Next Door or Buffalo Wings (PHP 189), Nachos and their famous Landlord Burger (PHP 290). 

I also tried their Smores Milkshake (PHP 149) while my co-blogger had Dark Choco Almond Milkshake (PHP 149). My two other friends ordered Mango Banana Shake (PHP 89).

What we loved? The Hot Chicks Next Door! I'm a big fan of chicken buffalo wings and theirs delivered! I also liked their dark choco almond milkshake- it tasted like our good, old choc-nut- and yeah, I wished I chose that over my smores milkshake. :)


There are several malls and shopping centers in Imus. If you're looking for something- apparel, furniture, groceries or school and office supplies- you can find them all in the mall. Hang out with your family and friends or go out on a date- there are plenty of food choices inside. 


On my way to Imus, I noticed how progressive and fun the city was. Business and commercial establishments abound. They have hospitals, sports centers and many infrastructures are on the way. No wonder a lot of businessmen are eyeing to set up their own here and property developers have started to grow.

I had a glimpse of the soon-to-rise Condo Homes in Imus. THE AVIANA COHO BY VISTALAND is the most exquisite condominium development in the heart of the emerging city of Imus Cavite. 

COHO is short for Condo Homes. It is Vista Land's newest brand for beautiful, stylish and high quality condominium developments in prime locations nationwide.

Here's a look at the mid-rise development at the center of Imus.

  I love that the one bedroom unit measures at 30sqm; the 2 bedroom at 40 sqm. The unit layout resembles a square and not the typical narrow layouts of most condo units.

Also, aside from the functional amenities like the clubhouse, swimming pool, landscaped gardens, function hall and gym, COHO goes beyond by providing  a set of lifestyle amenities:

  • a co-working space in an exquisite coffee shop. 
  • a super pantry in a fun, fresh, and innovative supermarket. 
  • a breakfast table in a charming boulangerie. 
  • a complete toolbox in a one-stop home improvement store. 
  • an entertainment room in a world-class cinema. 

Yes, those are Coffee Project, All Day Supermarket, Bake My Day, All Home and Vista within your CommuniCity!

With the dynamic ambiance, surrounded with commercial centers, upcoming government centers and infrastructures, The Aviana is truly the investment hotspot. 


You'll never run out of things to do, places to visit, or food to eat in Imus. Whether you're a city-weary traveler craving for a time away from the loud crowd and hectic city life or wanting to stay permanently in the South, let Imus give you that piece of happiness you deserve.


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1 comment:

  1. Wow, this is very informative. I'm from Cavite but it's the first time i learned about BATTLE OF ALAPAN SITE


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