Cadiz, Negros Occidental
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|— Component city —|
|Region||Western Visayas (Region VI)|
|District||2nd district of Negros Occidental|
|Cityhood||July 4, 1967|
|• Mayor||Patrick G. Escalante Jr|
|• Vice-mayor||Samson "Jongben" Mirhan|
|• City||524.57 km2 (202.54 sq mi)|
|• Density||290/km2 ( 750/sq mi)|
|Time zone||PHT (UTC+8)|
|Income class||2nd class city; partially urban|
Cadiz City is a second class city in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 151,500 people. The city is 65 kilometres (40 mi) north of Bacolod City.
Cadiz City is a gateway and a premier center of agro-fishery resources of Negros Island. The strategic location of the city with a wide and rich island and marine resources and vast fertile agricultural land, and the completion of the commercial port and the construction of fish port will open a new opportunity for economic growth and increase the level of competitiveness.
The Dinagsa Festival, a celebration which earned it the name as the Dinagsa Country in the north, is held annually the last week of January. Some three kilometers off the coast of Barangay Cadiz Viejo is a white sand island resort of Lakawon, a popular destination among the local population.
The current City Mayor is Dr. Patrick G. Escalante Jr. And the City Vice-Mayor is Samson "Jongben" Mirhan
Cadiz traces its beginnings to the establishment of a traditional settlement in a place known as Cadiz Viejo, near the banks of Hitalon River. Historical records showed that in 1861, the Spaniards came and named the settlement Cadiz because of its northern location which reminded them of the seaport by the same name in Spain.
Cadiz became a municipality independent from Saravia (now E.B Magalona) in 1878. Its first appointed Gobernadorcillo was Antonio Cabahug, married to Capitana Francisca Cito. The outbreak of the Spanish-American War saw Cadiz taking part in the insurrection. Her sons and daughters headed by Francisco Abelarde, took up arms against their Spanish masters.
During the short-lived government of the cantonal state of the Federal Republica de Negros, Jose Lopez Vito was elected its president. At the onset of American rule, Cadiz was on its way to prosperity with the operation of two lumber companies in the area. The war years brought a stop to all these economic activities and much suffering to the people of Cadiz. The resistance movement put up the civil government in the mountains to deal with civilian affairs. In the post-war election of 1952, Joaquin Ledesma was elected mayor.
On July 1967, Cadiz was inaugurated as a city by virtue of Republic Act No. 4894 which was passed by Congress on June 17, 1967. The Act was authored by the late Congressman Armando Gustilo.
|Population census of Cadiz|
|Source: National Statistics Office|
Local government 
Elected city officials (2010–2013):
|City Mayor's Office||Hon. Patrick G. Escalante|
|City Vice Mayor/ SP Office||Hon. Samson C. Mirhan|
List of former mayors 
|1882-1884||Pedro Delos Santos|
|1884-1885||Ceferino Delos Santos|
|1894-1895||Gil Lopez Villanueva|
|1898-1900||Jose Lopez Vito|
|1912-1915||Catalino Delos Santos|
|1955-1975||Heracleo Villacin, Sr.|
|1975-1983||Pedro Ramos, Sr.|
|1986-1992||Rowena V. Guanzon|
|2001-2010||Salvador Escalante, Jr.|
Cadiz City is an one hour drive from Bacolod City, the capital city of Negros Occidental, by private car and an hour and fifteen minutes ride by a passenger bus. The Vallacar Transit (Ceres), The largest bus company has a terminal in the city. Buses plying San Carlos, Dumaguete, and the nearby municipalities make short stop over in the city. Other services of transportations available are PUJ and van for hire vehicles. Cadiz City is also accessible to Cebu via the cities of San Carlos and Escalante. Passenger bus for Cebu also passed by at the bus terminal on scheduled trips.
By sea 
There used to be two ferry boats of private company transporting cargoes and passengers to/from Bantayan Island but it is now moved to Sagay, Negros Occidental.
Cadiz City is politically subdivided into 22 barangays.
- Andres Bonifacio
- Barangay 1 Pob. (Zone 1)
- Barangay 2 Pob. (Zone 2)
- Barangay 3 Pob. (Zone 3)
- Barangay 4 Pob. (Zone 4)
- Barangay 5 Pob. (Zone 5)
- Barangay 6 Pob. (Zone 6)
- Cadiz Viejo
- Celestino Villacin
- V. F. Gustilo
- "Cities". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 8 March 2013.
- "Province: Negros Occidental". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 8 March 2013.
- "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010". 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 8 March 2013.
- "Welcome to Cadiz City, Negros Occidental, Philippines!". Cadizcity.gov.ph. Retrieved 2012-08-19.
- Official Cadiz City Tourism and Business Portal
- Cadiz City Official Website
- Official Cadiz City News and Info Site
- Philippine Standard Geographic Code
- Philippine Census Information
- Local Governance Performance Management System
||Guimaras Strait||Visayan Sea|