Madridejos Cebu Philippines
Barangays of Madridejos in the Cebu Province of the Philippines
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List of Municipalities in the Cebu province, Philippines
Alcantara • Alcoy • Alegria • Aloguinsan • Argao • Asturias • Badian • Balamban • Bantayan • Barili • Boljoon • Borbon • Carmen • Catmon • Compostela • Consolacion • Cordova • Daanbantayan • Dalaguete • Dumanjug • Ginatilan • Liloan • Madridejos • Malabuyoc • Medellin • Minglanilla • Moalboal • Oslob • Pilar • Pinamungahan • Poro • Ronda • Samboan • San Fernando • San Francisco • San Remigio • Santa Fe • Santander • Sibonga • Sogod • Tabogon • Tabuelan • Tuburan • Tudela
*Cities in the Province of Cebu: Bogo City • Carcar City • Cebu City • Danao City • Lapu-Lapu City • Naga City • Mandaue City • Talisay City • Toledo City
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- Madridejos has a total of 14 barangays.
- Registered Voters of Madridejos as of (2010) = 19,476
- Population of Madridejos (as of Aug 1, 2007) = 30,673
- Land Area of Madridejos (as of 2007, in hectares) = 2,395
- Madridejos is a 4th class Municipality and Urban.
- Madridejos is in the Cebu province and within Region VII-Central Visayas.
Geography of Madridejos, Cebu, Philippines
- Land Area (as of 2007, in hectares)= 2,395
Location of Madridejos, Cebu, Philippines
History of Madridejos, Cebu, Philippines
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Lawis was the original name of Madridejos. In 1889 Father Juan Alcoseba, then curate of the place, proclaimed Lawis as Madridejos in honor of the of Archbishop Fray Benito de Madridejos of Spain. At the same time, he secured for its political status as a municipality. Later, however, Madridejos was twice annexed, at interval, to the Municipality of Bantayan due to its financial inability to maintain itself.
Long before the Spaniard came to the Philippines, Madridejos, like other places in the Philippines, had its own culture. It was predominantly Malayan, for our ancestors were Malay's who, inspired by the Spirit od adventure and independence, crossed the sea and settled in these islands. With them, they brought their culture, characterestics and idiosyncracies peculiar to their ancestors who inhabited the once proud Malayan Empire in Sumatra and Java.
History credits Lazaro Mangubat as the first to settle in this part of the Island of Bantayan. He was the founder of "LAWIS", meaning point to the sea. One of his achievements was the building of a Kota or Fort used as a refuge and to depend itself against the moro pirates who plundered towns along the sea coast of the Visayas. He also erected a church whose ruined walls and post can still be seen towering in the northern most part of the town.
The prominent men of Madridejos, such as Vicente Bacolod, Facundo Lawan, Pio Montano, Felix Almodiel, Roman Ungui and Estanislao Santillan, determined to make Madridejos independent from Bantayan, made vigorous efforts to severe the political ties between Lawis and Bantayan. Its efforts were successful and on January 2, 1917, Madridejos become a separate municipality.
Situated at the extreme north of the Island of Bantayan is the Municipality of Madridejos. It is on the point extending diametrically into the Visayan Sea and occupying a very strategic position for fishing industry. Its surrounding water are deep, generally tranquil, and rich as breeding places for millions of Sardines and other kinds of Fish.
The public Archives of Madridejos do not have historical records. In their absence, we have to rely on tradition that had been handed by words of mouth from generation to another.
When modern fishing operators came to Madridejos in 1895, they found the place just in its embryonic business stage of development. Its small population barely existed on what they could produce from their small, crude farming. There was hardly any means of transportation to speak of. The municipality could hardly stand on its feet because its revenue was unstable and uncertain.
Thick weeds grew all over, there were few buildings and streets were unclean, but as pioneers of the fishing industry started to introduce their fishinf outfits around Madridejos, the town started to wake up form its long sleep, like a rejuvenated patient recovering from its long, lingering sickness. In a brief span of time, the town was transformed into a regular Municipality with many big modern buildings; clean and wide streets thronged with thousands of people, bright illuminations with fluorescent lamps along the streets; sari-sari stores, tailoring establishment; furniture stores; welding shops; photo shops; carenderias and lodging houses.
The fishing industry of Madridejos employs several thousands of men and women who receive thousands of pesos in wages. This money is spent around and thus increase the volume of money circulation and business prosperity of Madridejos never witnessed before in all its history. It is fishing industry that gains for Madridejos the name, "Little Alaska of the Philippines."
People of Madridejos, Cebu, Philippines
- Registered Voters per COMELEC as of (2010)= 21,799
- Population(as of Aug 1, 2007 census)= 30,673
Local Government Unit LGU of Madridejos, Cebu, Philippines
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Economy of Madridejos, Cebu, Philippines
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Natural Resources of Madridejos, Cebu, Philippines
- Protect the environment
It is sad but true that as of the year 2012 the rivers of the Philippines continue to be the #1 Sewer Systems of the Philippines.
Protect & Save the Rivers. Do not let your sewer drain into the river. Your community can be the first to initiate this project.
Build your riverbank protection with a built-in gutter system. Reforest within Ten Years - Guaranteed!
Let us plant more trees in every barangay in the entire Philippines. It does not make any difference if the barangay is urban, partially urban or rural; we need more trees. Trees will prevent erosion, provide oxygen, prevent green house effect, and even a place of business for the shade tree mechanic.
The Philippines is a tropical country and practically anything will grow. The DENR has the planting trees project that goes on every year. Lots of picture taking for the media. Planting trees one by one is the "human" way of doing it. This individual planting of trees is good if done to "line" the roads and highways with trees or along fences or property divisions, or if you have a plantation.
To reforest the nation of the Philippines we have to plant trees the "mother nature" way. Sow the seeds during the rainy season. Go deep into "bald" forests and plant trees by sowing seeds. If there's not enough volunteers to do this, use the military helicopters to fly over the designated areas and sow the seeds.
Guaranteed within a few years, The Philippines will be lush again. >>Read More
We are using our rivers as our sewer system. If you ask a Filipino, "Are the Filipinos a clean people?" The answer is an automatic, "Yes!". However, the Filipinos are suffering from the same disease or attitude as most people do, and that is the "NIMBY" disease or "NIMBY" attitude. (NIMBY) Not In My Back Yard. So it is OK to dump my garbage and sewer there. Not mine! Someone else will take care of it.
This attitude is killing our rivers. Your great-grandparents, grandparents or parents were once proud to tell the stories of how they enjoyed swimming in the river behind your house or nearby. However, you can't say the same or tell the same stories to your kids or grand kids. Why? Because your generation is killing the river.
- Secretary Ramon J. P. Paje
- Department of Environment and Natural Resources
- Visayas Avenue, Diliman, 1100 Quezon City, Philippines
We have so much water in the Philippines and yet very little to drink.
Instead of relying too much on Diesel fuel and Coal to generate the majority of Philippine's Electrical energy Supply, we can concentrate more on renewable and sustainable source of energy such as: Hydro Power, Solar Power, and Wind Power. We have too many black outs.
Tourists Attractions of Madridejos, Cebu, Philippines
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Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of Madridejos, Cebu, Philippines
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Your Story about Madridejos, Cebu, Philippines
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Madridejos, Cebu, Philippines supports Philippine Cycling
Philippine Cycling is about cycling in the Philippnes. Philippine Cycling helps promote bike races, cycling clubs, bicycle tours, and the development of bicycle trails. Activities are coordinated with bike shops and cycling clubs throughout the Philippines to promote the fun of riding bikes. Philippine Cycling will be coordinating events with tour of Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. Road biking and mountain bikings will be promoted by Philippine Cycling.
Cycling Activity to Participate In
Tour de Zamboanga 2013: From the 11th of July, 2013 to the 14th of July, 2013. A four day 540 kilometer bicycle race for Charity!
- Due to the road constructions going on in the route of the Tour, we are eliminating the road bikes from this race.
- This is a (Non-Roadbike) individual bicycle race. Everybody is welcome in this race. The more the merrier. Racers who skip a stage will not be allowed to continue. Everybody who finishes the race and does not skip a stage is a winner.
The race starts at the port municipality of Liloy, Zamboanga del Norte and rests in the historical city of Zamboanga del Norte, Dapitan City to end the first stage. The following day the race will continue from Dapitan City to Pagadian City to end the second stage. The 3rd stage will be from Pagadian to Ipil. And finally culminate with the final stage from Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay to Zamboanga City.
Prizes for the Winners and Participants of Tour de Zamboanga
- 80 PRIZES in all to be Given Away. OVER ₱ 782,000.00 pesos in Prizes
- Grand Prize: The overall (liloy, dapitan, pagadian, ipil, zamboanga) first 15 finishers will be based on the overall accumulated time it took to finish the 4 stage race. The racer must finish all stages to qualify for the grand prize.
- The racer with the best accumulated time wins the championship. 1st:50K, 2nd:30K, 3rd:20K, 4th:15K, 5th:10K, 6th:9.5K, 7th:9K, 8th:8.5K, 9th:8K, 10th:7.5K, 11th:7K, 12th:6.5, 13th:6K, 14th:5.5K, 15th:5K
- Every stage has a winner. Prizes will be presented to the first 3 racers to win each stage. 1st:20K, 2nd:15K, 3rd:10K, 4th:6.5K, 5th:6K, 6th:5.5K, 7th:5K, 8th:4.5K, 9th:4K, 10th:3.5K, 11th:3K, 12th:2.5K, 13th:2K, 14th:1.5K, 15th:1K
- The winner of each stage keeps the prize money even if he/she can't continue with the race because of injury or other reasons. But because the racer skipped a stage he/she will not be allowed to continue with the race.
- Besides the Open Category, There are three (3) other competitive categories: (Women; Under 16 years old; 50 years old and over. Prizes for these categories are as follows: 25K 1st, 20K 2nd, 15K 3rd, 10K 4th, 5K 5th. Each Category gets a prize. Prizes given only to finishers of all 4 stages for these 3 categories.
- Finishers of all the 4 stages get a certificate of completion and a refund of their 1,000.00 peso registration fee. If a racer skips a stage he or she is will not be allowed to continue the race. Every finisher of the Tour de Zamboanga is a WINNER!
First Bicycle Race to cover the entire Zamboanga Peninsula
- Due to the election complications in the Zamboanga peninsula, the tour has been postponed to July 11 - July 14 of 2013.
Zamboanga del Norte, Zamboanga del Sur, Zamboanga Sibugay, and Zamboanga City.
- First Stage - July 11, 2013 (Thursday): Liloy to Dapitan City
- 143 Kilometers: This stage of the race does not have many hilly terrains. It will be mostly flat. The roads are cemented.
- Second Stage - July 12, 2013(Friday): Dapitan City to Pagadian City
- 128 Kilometers: The second stage will be more challenging as there will be more hills to climb. About 40% of the terrain will be hilly. It will be on the Osmena Hwy which is almost completely cemented. There are only a few kilometers that are still under construction.
- Third Stage - July 13, 2013 (Saturday): Pagadian City to Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay
- 139 Kilometers: The race from pagadian to Ipil will prove to be a grueling race specially the first 35 kilometers. The first 35 kilometers is about 80% uphill battle.
- Fourth Stage - July 14, 2013 (Sunday): Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay to Divisoria, Zamboanga City
- 130 Kilometers: There are three challenging parts to this section of the race. First challenge is the uphill climb from the border of zamboanga sibugay to the border of zamboanga city (barangay of licomo). After that is the twisty uphill in the barangay of Tigbalabag and finally the quiniput tuktukalaw climb. Then it will be a downhill race to the finish at the barangay of Divisoria.
All Philippine Cyclers are invited to participate in the open bicycle race. It is for a great charitable cause: Project BOSS - Brotherhood Operation Sweet Smile
- Total Distance to be traveled: 540 kilometers or 338 miles - Visit our WebPage
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