Mandaue City has a total of 27 barangays in a
total land area of (from:
land area of 3, 532 hectares last 1998 data) 4,
410 hectares. Bounded in the North by the town of Consolacion, by Cebu
City to the South and West and by the Mactan Strait to the East. It
has the shape of a heart situated directly in front of Mactan Island
and seven kilometers away from Cebu City.
Distribution of Land Area to
Residential : 965.10 has.
Commercial : 527.7 has.
Industrial : 1,381 has.
Agricultural/others : 658.2 has.
Name of Barangays
Classified as highly
urbanized city with a land area of 3, 532 hectares and 27 barangays.
Historical Background of Mandaue City
Pre-Spanish Era: The localitys elders
often spoke of tales handed down through generation from their forefathers that, Mandaue
was once a fertile abode of thick clinging vines known as "mantawi" from which
the city got its early name. Long before the coming of the Spanish
"conquestadores," Mandaue with its eastern and southern boundaries facing the
Mactan Strait was already referred to as the "merchants paradise" in the
region. Mandaues fame as an early regional trade center, however, allured Moro
bankits to its shores who made predatory incursions against the villages flourishing
community. The successive losses and damages sustained by its inhabitants led to the
construction of the now renowned "Bantayan sa hari," a stone edifice,
cylindrical in shape which resembles a watchtower. The structure, towering over the
localitys shoreline in a sitio now known as the Barangay Lo-oc, served as a look-out
and the settlements first lineof defense against unfriendly visitors.
In the accounts of Antonio Pigaffeta, the official chronicler of
Ferdinand Magellan, he mentioned the village of "Mantaui/Mantawi" as a
flourishing coastal settlement nearest to Cebu under the leadership of Datu Lambuzzan.
Research studies of local historians also pointed out that even before the coming of the
"fair-skinned" foreigners the major growth points of Mandaue were already
interlinked with several crude transportation network. It was also mentioned in other
accounts that said village was famous of her artistic carpentry and skilled carpenters.
Between 1580 to 1700 when the Spaniards succeeded in
taking over majority of the Philippine Archipelago, Mantaui/Mantawi was formally
constituted into a pueblo or town and then was officially known as town of
Mandaue. The locality covered a total land area of about five thousand (5,000) hectares.
During the first year of its township, Mandaue has 42 barrios and with an over-all
population level of 21,086.
The year 1948 years after the second World War, a new
emerging progressive municipality and a more determined community to re-establish the
prominence of Mandaue in social, economic and cultural concern. 1964 ushered an era of
amore spirited effort towards social and economic development. The same year marked the
beginning of a determined bid for a more autonomous local government and the perpetuation
of Mandaue as an independent and progressive community. Thus, in June 21, 1969, the City
of Mandaue was born.
The locality is situated
on the central coastal plains of the Province of Cebu, approximately at 10-19
40.34" degrees latitude and 123-5-28,16"degrees longitude. Mandaue has an
average elevation of land at 55 ft. above sea level. It is bounded by the Municipality of
Consolacion to the North. The City of Cebu to the South and West by the Mactan Channel to
Topography and Land Features
territorial span includes 15% highlands, while the greater part of the city is the central
plains compromising 65% of its land, 11 of its barangays are distributed along the
Bantayan sa Hari
Seņor de Cena
Life-size statues of the Last Supper
San Miguel Brewery
Trade and Industry
Exporter : 243
Gen Merchandise : 1,161
Manufacturer/Importer : 608
Services : 1,473
Commercial Bank/Money Shops : 37
Government Banks : 4
Savings Bank : 3
Lending/Pawnshop : 45/20
Cooperatives : 20
in Mandaue City
and Rattan Products
Iron and Rattan
Factors to be Considered When Investing in
- Proximity to Mactan International Airport,
Cebu Port, etc.
- Safety and Security
- Availability of quality labor force
- Local Governments support for new
- Adequate provision of infrastructure
- Availability of sufficient area of land
- Relatively advantageous land rent
- Mandaue Citys strategic location for
international business linkages
- Amenities and facilities
- Flat terrain.