Local officials

  • Mayor: Clarito A. Poblete
  • Vice Mayor: Herminigildo M. Linaja
  • Sangguniang Bayan Members:
    • Marcos C. Amutan
    • Aristedes Jose Virgilio D.A. Velazco
    • Rosalie B. Loyola
    • Jose A. Patawe
    • Lamberto A. De Castro
    • Alfredo L. Toledo
    • Eduardo A. Batingal
    • Ivee Jayne A. Reyes


Silang, like most of the towns in the province of Cavite, depends on a mainly agricultural economy. The primary crops grown in the area are coconut, coffee, corn, banana, pineapple, and tree crops like mango, lansones, caimito, santol, jackfruit, guava, and avocado. Fertile soils and abundant water sources make Silang suitable not only for common commercial crops but also for high value and exotic crops production. Most of the local farmers practice intercropping to increase land productivity and lessen soil erosion. Fruit production exceeds the demand of the municipality's population, thus, supply excesses are marketed to Metro Manila and neighboring urban centers. A number of poultry and swine farms are also located in some rural barangays. Manufacturing and trade, aside from agriculture are Silang’s other major sources of income. Trade and investments grew tremendously with the influx of both Manila-based and foreign investors. Total investments were estimated at P2.5 billion between 1996 and 2004, which helped bring about the employment of 3,000 people. Despite the slow down of progress in the year 2004, Land Value still soared, allwoing investors to infiltrate and start business. The investment trend resulted in the increase in the price of prime realty from P3,000 to P15,000 per square meter and from P150 to P500 per square meter for raw lots in interior barangays. Trade establishments in Silang include gasoline stations, convenience stores, lumber/hardware traders, groceries, resorts, and hotels.


The vastness of Silang makes it a prospective haven for real estate, industrial, commercial, and agro-industrial development. Silang, in fact, is envisioned to be a major agri-business center, a trading post and manufacturing center to serve the local and nearby towns’ agricultural producers and traders. The local government recently completed the construction of the dry goods section of the Silang Public Market, which can now accommodate 228 stalls. Also, the presence of a number of natural, scenic spots opens the town as a perfect site for its development in the tourism industry.

The Riviera Golf and Country Club has two 18-hole championship courses designed by Fred Couples and Bernhard Langer and a 9-hole compact course, providing a world-class golfing experience. The historic Silang Catholic Church and the Riviera Golf and Country Club Plant World are other tourist attractions in the area. In 1997, Silang was adjudged as the most peaceful municipality in Region IV, and in 1998 the cleanest in Cavite. Moreover, Silang houses the Maguyam Industrial Complex and the Daichi Industrial Complex in addition to a total of ten factories operating outside the export processing zone.