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Cavite Studies Center (CSC)

The Cavite Studies Center (CSC) pursues De La Salle University-Dasmariñas' (DLSU-D) vision-mission of "undertaking research focusing on Cavite history and culture".

Specifically, CSC is committed to contribute and make an impact on local historical scholarship, its relevance and meaning as well as to keep track of the exciting developments of Cavite.

To achieve its goal, the CSC:

  • acquires materials, in any format, on Cavite and its environs through photo duplication, purchase, gift, loan, and donations
  • promotes awareness and interest in Cavite history and culture by sponsoring events inside and outside the University
  • plans programs involving faculty and students in conducting researches on Cavite
  • establishes and maintains linkages with local, national and foreign agencies and institutions


The Center takes the lead in undertaking historical research. It facilitates interdisciplinary collaboration and promotes inter-departmental and cross faculty studies on Cavite.

In coordination with the University Research Office, CSC encourages researches on the history, culture and developments of Cavite.

* The Galeón is the official publication of the CSC.


The following publications have been released by the Center:

  • Cavite Revolutionists and other Prominent Caviteños by Teresita P. Unabia
  • Cavite Historical Calendar by Teresita P. Unabia
  • Cavite El Viejo: Kasaysayan, Lipunan, Kultura by Emmanuel F. Calairo
  • Liping Caviteño: Talambuhay ng mga Kilala at Di-kilalang Kabitenyo by Emmanuel F. Calairo
  • Sulyap sa Lumipas: Mga Tahanang Ansestral sa Kabite by Emmanuel F. Calairo
  • Cavite Historic Markers by Ronaldo A. Gador and Teresita P. Unabia
  • Noveleta: Bayan ng Magdiwang by Emmanuel F. Calairo
  • Silang : Kasaysayan at Pananampalataya by Teresita P. Unabia
  • Sahiyang: Mga Piling Sanaysay sa Kasaysayang Kabitenyo by Jose Alain J. Austria and Lucila R. Calairo (Editors)
  • Cavite in Focus: Essays in Local Historiography by Emmanuel F. Calairo (Editor)
  • Cavite: Cultura e Historia by Teresita P. Unabia and Victor Immanuel F. Cuarto (Editors)
  • Cavite en Siglo 19: Translation of selected 19th Century Documents by Michael C. Francisco
  • Saloobin: Sagot ni Emiio Aguinaldo sa mga paratang ng Dakilang Lumpo by Emmanuel F. Calairo
  • Cavite Baseline Survey: 1989 by Celso R. Gutierrez
  • The Socio- Economic Impact of DLSU- Emilio Aguinaldo College and DLSU- Emilio Aguinaldo College of Medicine by Celso R. Gutierrez
  • Edukasyong Pampubliko: Ang Karanasan ng Kabite 1898-1913 by Emmanuel F. Calairo
  • Sa Bagwis ng Sining: Mga Nangaunang Manunulat ng Kabite by Efren R. Abueg
  • Pandarayuhan: Papers presented during the CSC 4th Annual Seminar on History and Culture edited by Teresita P. Unabia, et al.
  • The Modernization in Cavite edited by Emmanuel F. Calairo and Neriza M. Villanueva.
  • Anting-anting sa Kabite by Jeffrey A. Lubang
  • Bahra: The History, Legends, Customs and Traditions of Ternate, Cavite by Dr. Evangelino Z. Nigoza.
  • Pantyon:Ilang Pamahiin, Tradisyon, at Kwento ng Paglilibing sa Kabite by Jeffrey A. Lubang.
  • Naic: Kasaysayang Lokal mula Panahon ng Kastila hanggang Panahon ng Hapon by Emmanuel F. Calairo
  • Tingkoraw: Alfonso History and Legend (Personal Impressions) by Dr. Julian E. Aviñante
  • Cavite, Sú Gloriosio Pasado (Cavite, Her Impressive History) by Regino P. Paular, PhD

Also, the CSC coordinates with the different departments and units of the University in publishing research outputs of the faculty which pertains to Cavite history and culture.


  • Photocopies of documents about Cavite during the Spanish period found in the Philippine National Archives. The archival series pertain to the founding of towns, economic reports, geography, education, social and political history: Varias Provincias, Erección de Pueblos, Contribucion Industrial, Escuelas, Fincas Urbanas, Calamidades Públicas, Protocolos, Cédulas Personales, Prestación Personal, Elección de Gobernadorcillos, and Cabezas de Barangay.
  • Minutes of the meetings of Imus municipal council from early 1900s to late 1950s.
  • Vertical files include Cavite provincial/town profiles, photocopied literary and rare manuscripts.
  • Photos of revolutionary heroes (1896-1898), prominent Caviteños, town churches, ancestral houses, patron saints, historical landmarks, industries, and others.
  • Videos on Cavite folklore and tradition

Filipiniana and General Collection
  • Books, majority of which deal with 19th century Philippines e.g. the Philippine Revolution of 1896-1898; the Philippine-American War and post war events; theories and methods of history-writing
  • Photocopies of Sediciones y Rebeliones from 1795 – 1898
  • Periodicals include various titles of journals on history, social sciences and literature
  • References like The Philippine Islands, Philippine Insurrection Against the United States, Documentary Sources on Philippine History, Encyclopedia of the Philippines, Filipinas in History.
Special Collection
  • Newspaper Articles on Cavite from 1928 to 1970s
  • Cesar E. A. Virata Collection
  • Alfredo B. Saulo Collection
  • Microfiche and microfilm reels from 19th and early 20th centuries. The microfiche and microfilm readers were acquired in 2003 through the DLSU Science Foundation. The microfilm reader Model 4601-02 with 14" by 20" screen and dual switchable lenses could read 16mm and 36 mm roll files. CSC has 211 microfilm reels and more than 791 microfiche in its collection.

Fast Facts

  • The idea of gathering materials on the history and culture of Cavite was conceptualized by Dr. Paulo C. Campos, former owner and president of Emilio Aguinaldo College (EAC).
  • When the DLSU System acquired EAC in 1987, Br. Andrew Gonzalez FSC, president, sent Dominador del Rosario to the Cebuano Studies Center to study its set-up and make recommendations on having a similar study center in Cavite.
  • CSC was initially housed at the second floor of the Administration building (formerly records section).
  • CSC opened Museo Caviteño to house artifacts on Cavite which were collected and donated by faculty members and students.
  • Before the Center became an independent unit of the University, it used to be under the Social Sciences Department (SSD).
  • Dominador del Rosario, Segundo Sim, Segismundo Añonuevo, Teresita Unabia, and Bernard Esternon, SSD faculty members, have served as CSC coordinators.
  • In 1998, the title coordinator was changed to director during the appointment of Emmanuel F. Calairo. He was followed by Aquino I. Garcia. Teresita P. Unabia, currently heads CSC.


  • Reading Room: Open to the public
  • Research Assistance: Indices, bibliographic information and guides on research are available
  • Referral to other libraries and institutions
  • Organization of Personal Collection on loan to the Center
  • Other Services: seminars, exhibits, workshops, and consultancy

The CSC continues to expand its collection. It envisions a building of its own which will provide a spacious library and reading room for the reading public and researchers.

Guidelines for Researchers


  • Present ID and/or referral letter to the CSC secretary
  • Pay research fee
  • Log name at CSC record book
  • The following are exempted from paying research fee:
    • Students and faculty of De La Salle Philippines, Inc.
    • Holders of DLSU-Dasmariñas Alumni card; high school students from "top 20 feeder high schools" provided by Student Admissions Office
* 50% discount for Network of CALABARZON Educational Institution (NOCEI) members

  • All materials are for Room Use only. Only six (6) researchers per day shall be accepted on a first-come-first-served basis
  • Use of library facilities includes access to CSC collections
  • Researchers will be accommodated everyday (except Wednesday – University Break) and on Saturdays (a.m. only)
  • Chaperons are not allowed. Researchers must abide to the CSC rules and regulations
Office Schedule
  • Monday—Thursday: 8:00-12:00 and 1:00-6:00
  • Friday: 8:00-12:00 and 1:00-5:00
  • Saturday: 8:00 - 12:00


Galeon, the quarterly publication of the Cavite Studies Center, broadcasts the programs and activities of the Center, updates on research thrusts and outputs pertaining to Cavite history and culture and all other university endeavor relevant to the promotion of local history.


Cavite Studies Center
Aklatang Emilio Aguinaldo
DLSU - Dasmariñas
Cavite, Philippines 4115

For questions and inquiries:
email us at CSC Secretariat

Cavite +63 (46) 481.1900 local 3141
Manila +63 (2) 779.5180