Maragondon, Cavite

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Maragondon
Municipality
Town plaza
Town plaza
Official seal of Maragondon
Seal
Nickname(s): Historic Town & a Wildlife Sanctuary
Map of Cavite showing the location of Maragondon
Map of Cavite showing the location of Maragondon
Maragondon is located in Philippines
Maragondon
Maragondon
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 14°16′24″N 120°44′18″E / 14.27333°N 120.73833°E / 14.27333; 120.73833Coordinates: 14°16′24″N 120°44′18″E / 14.27333°N 120.73833°E / 14.27333; 120.73833
Country Philippines
Region CALABARZON (Region IV-A)
Province Cavite
District 7th District of Cavite
Founded 1727
Barangays 27
Government[1]
 • Mayor Reynaldo Rillo
 • Vice Mayor Ireneo C. Angeles
Area[2]
 • Total 164.61 km2 (63.56 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 35,289
 • Density 210/km2 (560/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 4112
Dialing code 46
Income class 3rd class

The Municipality of Maragondon (Filipino: Bayan ng Maragondon) is a third class municipality in the province of Cavite, Philippines. Maragondon is 54 kilometres (34 mi) southwest from Manila. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 35,289 people.[3]

The name of the city is often confused by immigrants and visitors from Cebu, mistakenly calling it as Marigondon, which is a barangay in Lapu-Lapu City.

Barangays[edit]

Maragondon is politically subdivided into 27 barangays.[2]

  • Bucal 1
  • Bucal 2
  • Bucal 3A
  • Bucal 3B
  • Bucal 4A
  • Bucal 4B
  • Caingin Pob.
  • Garita 1A
  • Garita 1B
  • Layong Mabilog
  • Mabato
  • Pantihan 1 (Balayungan)
  • Pantihan 2
  • Pantihan 3 (Pook na Munti)
  • Pantihan 4 (Pulo ni Sara)
  • Sta. Mercedes (Patungan)
  • Pinagsanhan A (Ibayo)
  • Pinagsanhan B (Ibayo)
  • Poblacion 1A
  • Poblacion 1B
  • Poblacion 2A
  • Poblacion 2B
  • San Miguel A (Caputatan)
  • San Miguel B (Caputatan)
  • Talipusngo
  • Tulay Silangan (Mabacao)
  • Tulay Kanluran (Mabacao)

History[edit]

The name Maragondon was derived from Tagalog word madagundong or maugong, meaning much sound. Actually the sounds comes from a noisy river called Kay Albaran in the barrio of Capantayan. This area was the first townsite selected, but because the river frequently overflowed and flooded the place, the town was later relocated to its present site. The word madagundong not being pleasant to the ear, the people had it changed to marigundong in honor of the town' s patron saint, Nuestra Senora Maria Asuncion (Our Lady of The Assumption).

Soon after the establishment of the American regime, Lope K. Santos, an authority on Tagalog language and member of a geographic committee created to "investigate and revise" the names of Philippine towns and provinces, recommended the change of Marigundong to "Maragondon" definitely more pleasing to the ear, the present name of the town

Incidentally, Maragondon has three foundation dates; namely, 1. ) 1611 when the Franciscan Fathers from Silang established their first visita or chapel; 2.) 1690, the Fundacion Ecclesiastica or founding of the regular parish by the Jesuits, dedicating it to Our Lady of the Assumption; 3.) 1727, the Fundacion Civil, when the original barrio of Maragondon was separated from Silang during the administration of the Recollects and converted into an independent municipality with Gregorio Silvestre has he first gobernadorcillo. Maragondon belonged to the corregimiento of Mariveles (now Bataan province) until 1754 when Spanish gevernor General Pedro Manuel de Arandia (1754 A- 1759) abolished the politico A- military administration and restored Maragondon Cavite Province.

In the second half of the 19th century the towns of Ternate, Magallanes, Bailen, Alfonso, and Naic were mere barrios of Maragondon. Ternate was separated from Maragondon on March 31, 1857, under an agreement signed by Tomas de Leon, Felix Nigosa, Pablo de Leon, Florencio Nino Franco and Juan Ramos in behalf of the people of Ternate.

Furthermore, Bailen (now Gen. Aguinaldo) and Alfonso seceded from Maragondon in 1858. Maggalanes followed suit on July 15, 1879 under an agreement signed by Crisostomo Riel presenting Maragondon, and by Isidro Bello and company representing Magallanes.

Maragondon played a significant role in the Philippine revolution. Although the own belonged to the jurisdiction at the Magdiwang Council, its brave sons like the three Riego de brothers ( Emiliano, Vicente and Mariano), Esteban Imfante, Crisostomo Riel, Vicente Somoza and Antero C. Reyes proved their unflinching loyalty to the Aguinaldo government.

All of them stuck to the revolution headed by Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo. Emiliano and Mariano Riego de Dios became top ranking generals; Vicente, a colonel, commanded the revolutionary troops as signed at Noveleta, the Magdiwang headquarters. Gen. Emilaiano Riego de Diosa was one of the three provincial governors of Cavite under the revolutionary government; and Mariano became the Taong Aguila (Eagle man) who saved Aguinaldo from certain death in the battle of Naik. Gen. Mariano Riego de Dios, Colonel Riel and Infante were members of the council of war that tried and convicted the Bonifacio brothers (Andres and Procorpio) of sedition and treason against the dully established the revolutionary government of Aguinaldo.

The Bonifacio brothers were sentenced to death by the council of war owing to their supposed counter revolutionary activities. Mariano Riego de Dios and Infante believed that the sentence was quiet harsh and abstain from signing the death verdict. Aguinaldo agreed with them and ordered commutation of the sentence from death to banishment to the mountain of Pico de Loro in Maragondon. At the seniors general, including Gen. Mariano Noriel, chairman of military court, and Gen. Pio del Pilar, to prevail upon Aguinaldo to withdraw the commutation. Bonifacio’s were executed in Mt. Nagpatong, not Mt. Buntis as erroneously stated in most history book on May 10, 1897.

Dianne E. Ureta of Poblacion 1 is the current Hermana Mayor.

Last 2010, the 2nd gasoline station in Bucal was built. It was named Texon Plus. It was followed by Petron Gasoline Station, and it was located in Brgy. Mabacao.

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Maragondon
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 22,814 —    
1995 25,828 +2.35%
2000 31,227 +4.15%
2007 33,604 +1.02%
2010 35,289 +1.80%
Source: National Statistics Office[3]

List of former Town Heads[edit]

For more than three centuries officials of Maragondon have scrupulously kept a complete of its town heads from its establishment as a municipality to the present. The list follows:

Governadorcillos[edit]

  1. Gregorio Silvestre 1727
  2. Ignacio de Loyola 1728
  3. Agustin Panganiban 1729
  4. Esteban Mariano 1730
  5. Manuel Magno, 1731
  6. Juan Baclao, 1732
  7. Domingo Tayde 1733
  8. Silvestre de Sosa 1734
  9. Tomas Andaya, 1735
  10. Juan Capule, 1736
  11. Ignacio Santiago, 1737
  12. Agustin Santiago, 1738
  13. Juan Bulungan, 1739
  14. Mariano de Medina 1740
  15. Gregorio de Loyola, 1741
  16. Agustin Silvestre, 1742
  17. Joseph Nabrier, 1743
  18. Juan Pareja, 1744
  19. Tomas sdela Cruz, 1745
  20. Nicolas dela Cruz, 1746
  21. Pedro Macalindang 1747
  22. Salvador Asuncion 1748
  23. Mariano Mendoza,1749
  24. Ignacio de Leon 1750
  25. Nicolas Marquez, 1751
  26. Juan Esguerra 1752
  27. Joseph Nabrier 1753
  28. Manuel M. Marquez, 1754
  29. Agustin Dinglasan 1755
  30. Juan Maglabi, 1756
  31. Juan Pareja, 1757
  32. Francisco Andaya, 1758
  33. Melchor Dalung, 1759
  34. Nicolas de Matulao 1760
  35. Francisco Ignacio, 1761
  36. Salvador Reymundo, 1762
  37. Manuel Malimban 1763
  38. Pedro Geronimo 1764
  39. Joseph Nabrier 1765
  40. Agustin de Loyola 1766
  41. Ignacio Magalis 1767
  42. Juan Pareja 1768
  43. Juan Panganiban 1769
  44. Mariano Vicente 1770
  45. Juan Laguibo 1771
  46. Nicolas Pareja 1772
  47. Pedro Gervacio de Joya 1773
  48. Tomas de Leon 1774
  49. Tomas Victorino deLos Angeles 1775
  50. Domingpo Ignacio 1776
  51. Silvestre Dalusag 1777
  52. Ignacio Santiago 1778
  53. Juan Parejo 1779
  54. Tomas de Leon 1780
  55. Tomas Victorino delos Angeles 1781
  56. Nicolas dela Cruz 1782
  57. Juan Pannganiban 1783
  58. Juan Pareja 1784.
  59. Juan Maglabi 1785
  60. Tomas Bernardo Viray 1786
  61. Juan Ignacio 1787
  62. Tomas Victorino delos Angeles 1788
  63. Juan Panganiban 1789
  64. Nicolas Antonio Reyes 1790
  65. Juan Laguibo 1791
  66. Felipe delos Reyes 1792
  67. Domingo Ignacio 1793
  68. Marcos Teodoro 1794
  69. Juan Agumpon 1795
  70. Agustin Ignacio Malimbam 1796
  71. Tomas Victorino delos Angeles 1797
  72. Hipiloto Gregorio Icasiano, 1798–1799
  73. Juan Agumpon, 1800
  74. Tomas Victorino delos Angeles 1801
  75. Juan Estanislao 1802
  76. Juan Vicente Ignacio 1803
  77. Joseph Erasmo Magno, 1805
  78. Juan Pasco 1806
  79. Hipolito Gregorio Icasiano 1807
  80. Bernardo Punongbayan 1808
  81. Andres delos Angeles 1809
  82. Joseph Erasmo Magno, 1810
  83. Cripin Viray 1811
  84. Francisco Cardenas 1812
  85. Juan Macario 1813
  86. Francisco Cardenas 1814
  87. Justo Mendoza 1815
  88. Andres Cuevas 1816
  89. Ciriaco Bernardo Viray 1870
  90. Francisco Mendoza 1818
  91. Severino Buenaventura Venta 1819-1820
  92. Bernardo Punungbayan 1821
  93. Socrino Buenaventure Venta 1822
  94. Dionisio De Leon and Tomas Mendoza 1823
  95. Bernardo Punongbayan 1825
  96. Miguel De Leon 1826
  97. Felizardo Serbascio 1827
  98. Ubaldo Mendoza 1828
  99. Ciriaco Bernardo Viray 1829
  100. Dionisio de Leon 1830
  101. Aniceto Punongbayan 1831
  102. Santiago Fulgencio 1832
  103. Pedro delos Angeles 1833
  104. Redosindo Reymundo 1834
  105. Pedro de leon 1835
  106. Ciriaco Bernardo Viray 1836-1837
  107. Eulalio Ignacio 1838
  108. Vicente Malimban 1839
  109. Leonardo Ignacio, 1840
  110. Alejandro Manuel 1841–1842
  111. Pioquinto delos Angeles 1843
  112. Pedro Bernardo Viray 1844
  113. Roman de Dios 1845-1846
  114. Salvador delos Santos 1847
  115. Leonardo Ignacio 1848
  116. Tomas Enriquez, 1849
  117. Andres delos Angeles 1850
  118. Eulalio Ignacio 1851
  119. Alejandro Antonio 1852
  120. Andres delos Angeles 1853
  121. Eustacio Cuajunco,1854
  122. Alejandro Antonio 1855
  123. Jacinto Riel 1856
  124. Bonifacio de leon 1857
  125. Roman Riego de Dios 1858
  126. Eulalio Lizardo Ignacio 1859
  127. Estanislao Martin Angeles1860
  128. Braulio Riel 1861
  129. Alejandro Rillo 1862
  130. Isaac Cuajunco 1863-1864
  131. Tomas Enriquez 1865- 1866
  132. Doroteo Riego de Dios 1867-1868
  133. Juan Riel 1869-1870
  134. Alejandro Rillo 1871- 1872
  135. Juan Lizardo 1873-1875
  136. Esperidion Alvarez 1876–1877
  137. Crisostomo Riel 1878-1879
  138. Victorino Villafranca 1880
  139. Crisostomo Riel 1881-1882
  140. Engrasio Rillo 1883–1884
  141. Sutero Riego de Dios 1885-1886
  142. Luis Angeles 1887-1888
  143. Esteban Infante and Teniente Primero Juan Angeles 1889-1890
  144. Eduardo Reyes 1891-1892
  145. Emiliano Riego De Dios 1893–1894

Capitanes Municipal[edit]

  1. Emiliano Riego de Dios 1895–1896
  2. Primitibo Cuajunco 1897
  3. Luis Rillo 1899

Municipal Presidents[edit]

  1. Florentino De Guia, Joaquin Anngeles, Tomas Abansena and Pedro Riel
  2. Paustino Mendoza 1901
  3. Joaquin Angeles 1902–1903
  4. Florentino de Guia and Vicente Cuajunco 1904
  5. Joaquin Angeles 1905 –1907
  6. Teodoro Angeles, 1908–1911
  7. Bibiano Angeles 1912–1914
  8. Leandro Riel 1915-1917
  9. Antonio Malimban 1918–1920
  10. Eusebio Angeles 1921–1923
  11. Florentino de Guia 1924-1926
  12. Jose Unas 1929–1935

Municipal Mayors[edit]

  1. Jose Malimban 1936-1939
  2. Bonfacio Gancayco 1940–1946
  3. Patrocinio Gulapa 1946-1948
  4. Eriberto de Guia 1948-1950
  5. Severino Rillo 1951-1953
  6. Atanacio Castronuevo 1953- 1955
  7. Telesforo A. Unas 1956-1986.
  8. Teodorico "Teddy" C. Ramirez 1986-1988
  9. Paulito C. Unas: 1988-1995
  10. Monte A. Andaman 1995-1998
  11. Teddy C. Ramirez 1998-2001
  12. Monte Andaman 2001-2010
  13. Mon Anthony D. Andaman 2013
  14. Reynaldo Rillo 2013 - to date

Landmarks[edit]

Images[edit]

Town hall panorama

References[edit]

  1. ^ "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. 

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