Mendez, officially the Municipality of Mendez-Nuñez, (Tagalog: Bayan ng Mendez), is a 4th class municipality in the province of Cavite, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 31,529 people.
|Municipality of Mendez-Nuñez|
A segment of Mendez-Tagaytay Road
Map of Cavite with Mendez highlighted
|Region||Calabarzon (Region IV-A)|
|Named for||Casto Méndez Núñez|
|Barangays||25 (see Barangays)|
|• Type||Sangguniang Bayan|
|• Mayor||Fredderick A. Vida|
|• Vice Mayor||Francisco T. Mendoza Jr.|
|• Congressman||Abraham N. Tolentino|
|• Electorate||21,773 voters (2019)|
|• Total||43.27 km2 (16.71 sq mi)|
|Elevation||511 m (1,677 ft)|
|• Density||730/km2 (1,900/sq mi)|
|• Income class||4th municipal income class|
|• Poverty incidence||5.22% (2015)|
|• Revenue (₱)||86,388,520.07 (2016)|
|Time zone||UTC+8 (PST)|
|IDD : area code||+63 (0)46|
|Climate type||tropical monsoon climate|
|Feast date||August 28|
|Catholic diocese||Diocese of Imus|
|Patron saint||Saint Augustine of Hippo|
The municipality 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.
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.
(as of 2010)
|42114001||Anuling Lejos I (Anuling)||1,378||Urban|
|42114007||Poblacion I (Barangay I)||564||Urban|
|42114008||Poblacion II (Barangay II)||759||Urban|
|42114009||Poblacion III (Barangay III)||1,199||Urban|
|42114010||Poblacion IV (Barangay IV)||648||Urban|
|42114011||Poblacion V (Barangay V)||907||Urban|
|42114012||Poblacion VI (Barangay VI)||1,298||Urban|
|42114013||Poblacion VII (Barangay VII)||777||Urban|
|42114014||Anuling Cerca I||1,383||Urban|
|42114015||Anuling Cerca II||875||Urban|
|42114016||Anuling Lejos II||712||Urban|
|Source: Philippine Statistics Authority|
In the 2015 census, the population of Mendez, Cavite, was 31,529 people, with a density of 730 inhabitants per square kilometre or 1,900 inhabitants per square mile.
The following are the duly elected officials of Mendez, Cavite for the term 2016-2019:
|Mayor of the municipality of Mendez||Atty. Fredderick A. Vida|
|Vice Mayor of the municipality of Mendez||Francisco T. Mendoza, Jr|
|Coucilors of the municipality of Mendez||Raygan N. Dimapilis
Perfecto E. Maraan
Carmelita A. Bay
Redentor C. Bobadilla
Kevin Christian Esguerra
|ABC President||Venancio G. Vicedo|
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