Barangay Dasmariñas is one of the six (6) gated communities in Makati. It has a total land area of 1.9033 square kilometers with a population density of 3 persons per 1,000 square meter. The village was developed by the Ayala Corporation in 1965 while the local government agency was established in 1971.
Located in the center of the City, Dasmarinas is bounded in the north by EDSA, National Power Corporation (NAPOCOR) right of way in the west, San Antonio Church in the east, and Maricaban Creek in the south. It is home to 5,654 residents of local and foreign decent according to the 2010 Census by the National Statistics Office in addition to various embassies and consulates such as China, Czech Republic, Egypt, India, and Oman. Although considered as purely residential in use, the Colegio de San Agustin also holds its residence inside Barangay Dasmariñas.
Barangay Dasmariñas began as part of Barangay Forbes Park. In 1971, a group of residents spearheaded the breakaway from Barangay Forbes Park because they felt the needs of Dasmariñas were not being given priority despite the fact it had bigger population than North and South Forbes Park put together. The members of this group of leaders were Rene Tanseco, Col. Antonio Gana, Cesar J. Bautista, Atty. Eddie Hernandez, Arch. Pablo D. Panlilio, Isabel Wilson the late Atty. Alfredo Zamora and Luis Mapna.
In 1971, the first Barrio Captain of Dasmariñas was Atty. Alfredo Zamora. Unfortunately due to health reason, Atty. Zamora's service was cut short. Thus, Mr. Cesar J. Bautista being the first councilman was appointed as Barrio Captain of Dasmariñas. He served for a period of 17 years from 1971 to 1989.
Predominant Economic Activities
The Barangay is a highly residential area where there are no major business establishments. There are only some foreign embassies and consular offices located in the area.
LOCATION AND PHYSICAL FEATURES
North: Forbes Park
South: Magallanes Village
East: Portions of Forbes and Taguig
West: San Lorenzo Village
South: Tamarind St.
East: Banyan St.
West: Amorsolo St.
Total Land Area: 187.21 has.