Mayor of Mandaue
|Mayor of Mandaue City|
Seal of the City of Mandaue
|Appointer||Elected via popular vote|
|Term length||3 years|
|Inaugural holder||Ariston Cortes|
The Mayor of Mandaue City (Cebuano: Alkalde sa Mandaue, Filipino: Alkalde ng Mandaue) is the head of the Local government of the city. Since the Pre-Hispanic time were Chiefs, only two are known Aponoan and Lambusan. Not many people are mentioned in the Spanish Expedition chronicles; the former was succeeded by the latter. Before Priests, Capitanes, Tenientes and the Cabeza de Barangay were the local leaders in Spanish regime. Later, in the American commonwealth era of the Philippines the leaders were the President and after the war the title changed to Mayor. Mandaue was only incorporated as a city on June 21, 1969 in the Term of Mayor Demetrio Cortes Sr. which led to the signing of the City Charter on Aug 30 1969 under Republic Act No 5519.
Mandaue's Administration in the Prehispanic time were Chiefs only two are known Aponoan and Lambusan who existed in the Spanish Expedition. Before Priests, Capitanes, Tenientes and the Cabeza de Barangay were the local leaders in Spanish regime then in the American commonwealth era of the Philippines the leaders were the El Presidentes of Mandaue and after the war the changed the title to Mayor in 1943.
|Leoncio Jayme ||1st Municipal President||1899|
|Elias Espina ||2nd Municipal President||The Attack of the American Troops||1900–1901|
|Benito Ceniza||3rd Municipal President||Executed by Americans ||1901|
|Fabiano Suyco||4th Municipal President||1902-1903|
|Benigno Suyco||5th Municipal President||1904–1907|
|Luis Espina||6th Municipal President||1908–1909|
|Benigno Suyco||7th Municipal President||1910–1911|
|Segunda Jayme||8th Municipal President||1912–1919|
|Alejandro del Rosal||9th Municipal President||Separation of Consolacion||1919–1925|
|Ariston Cortes Sr.||10th Municipal President||1925–1934|
|Alejandro del Rosal||11th Municipal President||Construction of Mandaue Presidencia and Mandaue City Central School||1934–1940|
|Alejandro Fortuna||12th Municipal President||Killed by Japanese for treason ||1941–1943|
Alejandro Fortuna was the final leader under the title El Presidente of Mandaue. He was succeeded by Ariston Cortes under the title of Mayor of the Town of Mandaue. He was beheaded due to treason, dated March 26, 1945 at the age of 41 years.
|Name||Positions Held||Years served|
|Ariston Cortes||1st Municipal Mayor and 1st OIC Mayor||1943|
|Santiago Suyco||2nd Municipal Mayor and 2nd OIC Mayor||1943|
|Alejandro Fortuna||3rd Municipal Mayor and 3rd OIC Mayor||1943–1945|
|Martin Echivarre||4th Municipal Mayor||1945–1946|
|Eustaquio Rosal||5th Municipal Mayor||1946|
|Eriberto Dimpas||6th Municipal Mayor||1947|
|Apolinar Cortes||7th Municipal Mayor||1947|
|Pedro Basubas||8th Municipal Mayor||1947|
|Fabiano Pesons||9th Municipal Mayor||1948–1951|
|Urbano Seno||10th Municipal Mayor||1952–1955|
|Apolonio Gonzaga||11th Municipal Mayor||1956–1959|
|Conrado Seno||12th Municipal Mayor||1960–1963|
|Demetrio Cortes Sr.||13th Municipal Mayor and 1st City Mayor||1964–1986|
|Vicente De la Cerna||2nd City Mayor and 4th OIC Mayor and Governor of Cebu||1986|
|Restituto Soon||3rd City Mayor and 5th OIC Mayor||1987|
|Alfredo Ouano||4th City Mayor and 2nd Vice Mayor of Mandaue City||1988–1998|
|Thadeo Ouano||5th City Mayor||1998–2007|
|Amadeo Seno||6th City Mayor, Vice Mayor of Mandaue City and 6th OIC Mayor||2007|
|Jonas Cortes||7th City Mayor (Incumbent)||2007–Present|
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