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Mendez
Municipality
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Official seal of Mendez
Seal
Motto: Economic Development on the Rise
Map of Cavite showing the location of Mendez
Map of Cavite showing the location of Mendez
Mendez is located in Philippines
Mendez
Mendez
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 14°7′43″N 120°54′21″E / 14.12861°N 120.90583°E / 14.12861; 120.90583Coordinates: 14°7′43″N 120°54′21″E / 14.12861°N 120.90583°E / 14.12861; 120.90583
Country Philippines
Region CALABARZON (Region IV-A)
Province Cavite
District 7th District of Cavite
Founded 1881
Barangays 25
Government[1]
 • Mayor Fredderick Aure Vida
 • Vice Mayor Francisco Mendoza Jr.
Area[2]
 • Total 43.27 km2 (16.71 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 28,570
 • Density 660/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 4121
Dialing code 46
Income class 4th class

Mendez (full name: Mendez-Nuñez) is a fourth class urban municipality in the province of Cavite, Philippines. According to the 2010 Philippine census, it has a population of 28,570 people[3] in an area of 43.27 square kilometers.[4]

Geography[edit]

The municipality of Mendez is located 66 kilometres (41 mi) from Metro Manila and is accessible via Aguinaldo Highway. It is one of the smallest and upland towns of Cavite province. It is bounded to the north and east by Indang, to the south by Tagaytay, and to the west by Alfonso.

Barangays[edit]

Mendez is politically subdivided into 25 barangays.[2]

  • Anuling Cerca 1
  • Anuling Cerca 2
  • Anuling Lejos 1
  • Anuling Lejos 2
  • Palocpoc 1
  • Palocpoc 2
  • Panungyan 1
  • Panungyan 2
  • Galicia 1
  • Galicia 2
  • Galicia 3
  • Poblacion 1 (Barangay I)
  • Poblacion 2 (Barangay II)
  • Poblacion 3 (Barangay III)
  • Poblacion 4 (Barangay IV)
  • Poblacion 5 (Barangay V)
  • Poblacion 6 (Barangay VI)
  • Poblacion 7 (Barangay VII)
  • Banayad
  • Bukal
  • Miguel Mojica
  • Asis 1
  • Asis 2
  • Asis 3

History[edit]

The town of Mendez-Nuñez was originally known as "Gahitan", one of the many barrios of Indang. The name was derived from the word "gahit" meaning "to cut", because the people then had to cut down tall and thick cogon grass that abounded in the place in order to clear areas for agricultural and residential purpose.

As time went on, the number of houses in Gahitan increased so that the sitio eventually became a barrio and finally a full-fledged town on 1 December 1875, thanks to Governor-General Jose Malcampo y Monje (1874-1877). Malcampo incorporated the three barrios of Gahitan, Palocpoc and Anuling into one independent municipality called Méndez Núñez, after a Spanish naval officer and close friend, Commodore Castro Méndez Núñez. In 1856, when they were still Spanish naval officers, Malcampo and Mendez-Nuñez, established the first Masonic lodge in Kawit under a charter from the Grand Lodge of Portugal. The friendship of these two officers had been tested in many a battle against Muslim pirates in Mindanao.

Pedro Aure was the gobernadorcillo of Mendez during its first year as a municipality in 1876. Cayetano Aure, perhaps a relative of Pedro, was the first and only capitan municipal of Mendez during the First Philippine Republic (1899-1901). Pedro’s son, Marcelino Aure, became a famous general during the Philippine Revolution. His nom de guerre was Alapaap (Cloud).

Mendez continued to be a municipality from 1875 to 15 October 1903 when, under Public Act No. 947 of the Philippine Commission reduced the 22 municipalities of Cavite to nine. Mendez and Bailen (now General Aguinaldo) were incorporated into the municipality of Alfonso. But 12 years later, on 1 January 1915, Mendez regained its independent status as a municipality of Cavite Province.[5]

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Mendez
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 17,652 —    
1995 20,321 +2.67%
2000 22,937 +2.63%
2007 26,757 +2.15%
2010 28,570 +2.41%
Source: National Statistics Office[3]

Local government[edit]

Mendez Municipal Hall

The following are the duly elected officials of Mendez, Cavite for the term 2013-2016:[1]

Position Official
Governor Hon. Juanito Victor Remulla
Congressman Hon. Bambol Tolentino
Mayor Hon. Fredderick Vida
Vice Mayor Hon. Cocoy Mendoza
Sangguniang Bayan Members
Hon. Loida Diesta-Dimapilis
Hon. Raygan Dimapilis
Hon. Lita Bay
Hon. Pepe Maraan
Hon. Bong Nolasco
Hon. Ronnie Rocillo
Hon. Delio Penalba
Hon. Onald Perey
ABC President
Hon. Melchor Rozul

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 11 September 2013. Retrieved 24 October 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: CAVITE". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 29 October 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010". 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 24 October 2013. 
  4. ^ Philippine Standard Geographic Code
  5. ^ "History of Cavite" by Saulo, A. & De Ocampo, E. (1985). Cavite National Historical Institute.

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