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Centro, Mandaue City, Cebu, Philippines
The Philippines has 42,046 barangays, 1488 municipalities, 146 cities, 81 provinces and 17 regions. It has a democratic form of government and the freedom of speech is upheld by law. English is the "lingua franca" and is the mode of instruction in all high schools, colleges and universities. Laws and contracts are written in English.
Barangays of Mandaue City, in the Cebu Province within Region 7 in the Republic of the Philippines
Alang-alang | Bakilid | Banilad | Basak | Cabancalan | Cambaro | Canduman | Casili | Casuntingan | Centro | Cubacub | Guizo | Ibabao-Estancia | Jagobiao | Labogon | Looc | Maguikay | Mantuyong | Opao | Pakna-an | Pagsabungan | Subangdaku | Tabok | Tawason | Tingub | Tipolo | Umapad
The Philippines has been a "decentralized" form of government since 1991, contrary to what most Filipinos think. Ever since the creation of Republic Act 7160, each LGU is responsible for its own domain. Even the smallest LGU the barangay creates its own Budget. It is not dependent on handouts from the city, municipality or province. "IMPERIAL MANILA IS A MYTH!", it does not exist anymore. The Philippine budget formulation system is not centralized. . It is the responsibility of each LGU to submit their budgetary needs for review. Failure to submit is the problem.
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History of Centro, Mandaue City, Cebu, Philippines
This was literally the “center” ,where things have always happened, as in a town center. It is believed to be where Datu Apanoan had ruled when the first Jesuits arrived in 1595. This is also where the Saint Joseph Church was built at the time when the town of Mandaue was created in the middle of the seventeenth century.
Centro had its start as a mission village – where Christianity was taught and baptism made – before it even became a barangay. From this village, other missions were added, making Centro the mother of mission villages in Mandaue. Later on, the church was built, and since it was the center of Filipino life at that time, people built their homes around it. These were the first households that made up the barangay.
In time, as the barangay grew it became a town. The heart of this town was the Poblacion. Education of the people was done under the trees in proximity to the church; trade was done just nearby, too. Even the gatherings of the townspeople were done in the church’s shadow for there was no separation of church and state; the friars in whose charge the town was, were at the same time the alcalde or capitanes.
So how did the name “Centro” come about? When people began to congregate at a tiny place fronting the church to discuss the events of the day and other concerns of village life (including cockfighting), they began to attract others to do the same and often banded together over native wine. They later organized, had more regular meetings and referred to the meeting place as “centro” for this was where people from near and far could conveniently meet up. So when a meeting was called or when people agreed to meet up, they would say, “Adto kita magtagbo sa sentro, ha.” (We’ll just meet at the center, okay).
In the American era, the townspeople were exposed to self-governance and those who met at the “centro”, the educated and/or economic elite primarily, were the first ones groomed into a party for the political arena. By 1937, a new municipal building was unveiled; government offices did business in the town, a public plaza opened, and to the church’s left side, on towards the landmark Cabahug Causeway, the tribunal court house served. (That was how Tribunal, a sitio of Centro, got its name). The area between church and the municipal hall became the heart of the poblacion and now referred to as a proper noun, Centro, as it was where played out. As Centro, it also became differentiated from adjoining Ibabao and Mantuyong which were eventually made into independent barangays.
Another version simply states that “centro” is the Spanish for the Cebuano taliwala, meaning center.History, however, notes that the Jesuits would not be in Mandaue until 1599 when the chieftain was already Handug, that a parish would not be erected until 1638, and that a town design consisting of church , plaza, among others, was already in place during the Spanish period in accordance with the Law of the Indies. Lastly, a statistical record from the 1890s does not mention “Centro” but “Poblacion”.
People of Centro, Mandaue City, Cebu, Philippines
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Local Government Unit LGU of Centro, Mandaue City, Cebu, Philippines
- Elected Officers of Bacjao for the term of 2018 - 2020
- Punong Barangay Chairman/Captain : Cortes, Ignacio II G.
- Barangay Kagawads/Councilors:
- Bering, Rodrigo D.
- Latonio, Eric P.
- Singson, Ramon B.
- Sanchez, Estanislao Jr. G.
- Catarig, Trinidad C.
- Pesons, Carlo D.
- Paquibot, Zelmo D.
- Sangguniang Kabataan (SK officials)
- SK Chairman: Heyrosa, Alexander Joshua P.
- SK kagawad:
- Del Castillo, Jaypril J.
- Colina, John Errol
- Antigua, Bernadeth P.
- Paquibot, Joven Marcel R.
- Bongo, Jose Lee Jr. V.
- Sacnanas, Lalaine A.
- Naoera, Mac Denzel G.
- Elected Officers of Centro for the term of 2013-2016-18
- Punong Barangay (Chairman/Captain): <> Cortes, Ignacio Ii Gonzaga
- Barangay Kagawad: < > Bering, Rodrigo Dungog
- Barangay Kagawad: < > Sanchez, Estanislao Jr. Gonzaga
- Barangay Kagawad: < > Catarig, Trinidad Cipriano
- Barangay Kagawad: < > Ruiz, Eugenio Arnado
- Barangay Kagawad: < > Taasan, Christine Vincent Mercado
- Barangay Kagawad: < > Antigua, Camilo Cortes
- Barangay Kagawad: < > Latonio, Fiorello Pesons
- Elected Officers of Centro for the term of 2010-2013
- Cebu, Mandaue City, Centro (Pob.), Punong Barangay (Chairman), Fiorello P. Latonio
- Cebu, Mandaue City, Centro (Pob.), Kagawad 1, David Jim M. Alesna
- Cebu, Mandaue City, Centro (Pob.), Kagawad 2, Ignacio G. Cortes
- Cebu, Mandaue City, Centro (Pob.), Kagawad 3, Eugenio A. Ruiz
- Cebu, Mandaue City, Centro (Pob.), Kagawad 4, Camelo C. Antigua
- Cebu, Mandaue City, Centro (Pob.), Kagawad 5, Estanislao G. Sanchez
- Cebu, Mandaue City, Centro (Pob.), Kagawad 6, Trinidad C. Catarig
- Cebu, Mandaue City, Centro (Pob.), Kagawad 7, Dolocresa S. Santos
- Cebu, Mandaue City, Centro (Pob.), SK Chairman, Alexandre Piere P Heyrosa
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- Every Government Unit in the Philippines is within a Barangay. The municipal hall, city hall, the provincial capitol building, and even the Malacañang Palace where the president resides is within a Barangay.
The barangay has power and authority over its domain. The improvement of the barangay rests on the barangay officials. The barangay chairman, the barangay council and the local businessmen forge the prosperity of the barangay. Not the president of the Philippines, senate, nor congress. Not the governor of the province, not the mayor nor council of the municipality or city. Poor barangays stay poor because of weak and/or ignorant(uninformed) barangay leaders.
When roads or any infrastructure need to be built, improved or repaired, all the barangay officials have to do is make a resolution and present it to the city or municipality council. The resolution will force the city/municipal council or responsible government office to hear the legitimate demands. "The squeaky wheel gets the grease."
- Each city or municipality is represented by the "barangay association or federation". The elected president of the Association of Barangay Council and the President of Kabataan (SK) association each have a seat in the City/Municipality council. Their powers are the same and equal to the elected city/municipality councilors. They are there to help lobby the demands of the barangays. They are not there just to collect a big salary and rub elbows with the regular elected city/municipality council, but to also represent the needs of the barangays.
- The duties of the barangay officials are specifically written in Chapter III(Punong Barangay) and Chapter IV (The Sangguniang Barangay). Read it..
Practically anything that has to do with the barangay, the barangay officials have a say on it and most likely the authority over it. The majority of the barangay officials are not aware of their duties and power. They depend on the city council or mayor. The elected barangay officials are afraid of the mayor and city/municipality's "Sangguniang Panlungsod". They are in fear of being ousted or removed from office. The truth is, the "Sangguniang Panlungsod" does not have the power to remove or suspend any elected barangay officials from office. Only the COURT OF LAW can do this (judicial branch of the government). Elected public officials can't be suspended by the DILG or the office of the president unless an official complaint has been filed, there must be proof and there must be due process. Republic Act 7160 chapter 4, Section 60. Information is power. Be informed. Do not be intimidated by the president, senator, congressman, governor, mayor, vice-mayor, or councilors. Do your job.
The control of traffic is not up to the city council or chief of police. It is controlled by the barangay. If the barangay needs traffic enforcers, the barangay can make a resolution to demand it from the city or municipality council. When the electric coop or the water district do not maintain their lines, the barangay can directly demand for the maintenance from the utility companies. No need to wait for city council.
The citizens also has the power to make demands to the barangay officials. In case the officials get blinded. Simply file an official complaint with the barangay secretary naming the Punong barangay as the respondent representing the barangay.
- If the power lines are sagging, don't go to the power company, go to the barangay office. Ask the barangay for a DEMAND resolution against the power company.
- If the water lines are busted, don't wait for the water company, go to the barangay office. Ask the barangay for a DEMAND resolution against the water company.
- If the potholes in the road are not fixed, don't wait for the The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), go to the barangay office. Ask the barangay for a DEMAND resolution against the DPWH.
- Are you beginning to get the point?
Cleaning the shorelines, drainage systems, streets, rivers, and parks within your barangay is YOUR responsibility. You are accountable for this. It is not the responsibility of the City/Municipality officials. The citizens and officials of the barangay are responsible. Stop blaming others.
- BUDGET: As far as the preparation for the budget expenditures, it starts at the barangay level, then moves on to cities, municipalities, provinces and regions. The barangays need to exercise their authority. They need to put their yearly budget together for their administration and future projects. The majority of the barangays leave this job to the municipality and city. This is so wrong. Then when the budget doesn't come or is lacking, they complain.
- The budget for the barangays does go to the City or Municipality, but simply for holding and later distribution. The city or municipality DOES NOT approve the budget. It was already approved by congress. The city or municipality simply "distributes" the approved budget.
- The bureau of internal revenue is in cahoots to subdue the barangays, municipalities and provinces. They call the rightful shares to the taxes collected as "Internal Revenue Allotment Dependency". It is not a dependency. It is the lawful and rightful share of the LGU as specified in "TITLE III, SHARES OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT UNITS IN THE PROCEEDS OF NATIONAL TAXES, CHAPTER I, Allotment of Internal Revenue Taxes, Section 284."
- "IMPERIAL MANILA IS A MYTH!", it does not exist anymore. The Philippine budget formulation system is not centralized. . It is the responsibility of each LGU to submit their budgetary needs for review. Failure to submit is the problem.
- DURING ELECTIONS: Where do City and Municipality politicians go to campaign? They seek the support of the Barangay officials. They plead to the barangay folks for the votes. Even the candidate for president. But after the election they ignore you. Do not ever forget the power of the barangay.
Ignorance keeps the pinoys thinking that Manila rules. Be informed, be educated and make your barangay prosper.
- Absolutely NO need for FEDERALISM. It is a ploy to give the Bangsamoro an Islamic State where the religion of . Bangsamoro will be a HOMELAND not for all Filipinos but for only the Muslim Filipinos. It violates the constitution's "separation of church and state". Religion is always good for the people but it should never be embraced or financed by government. Tax exemption is not tantamount to financing. Every non-profit organization is tax-exempt.
Businesses in Centro, Mandaue City, Cebu, Philippines
- How to Improve Your Business and Livelihood
The Philippine Livelihood Program: The Philippine government provides several programs to enhance the livelihood of the Filipino people. The department of Science and Technology through its Technology Research Center (TRC) regurlarly conducts various types of hands-on and personalized training programs.
- DOST - Website
- UPLiFT stands for Urban Program for Livelihood Finance and Training. - Website
- DSWD Pro-poor and Livelihood Programs - Website
- An appeal to all business owners: Include the name of the Barangay in the address of your company. This will help promote your barangay.
Take a picture of your Business (from a Sari-Sari Store to a Mega Mall). Upload that picture here in zamboanga.com and that picture can immediately be your business webpage. It is that easy. Here are two examples of how a picture becomes the webpage of the business: FHM Garden Grill and Catering and ABC Shopping Center. If you do not want to "wiki-upload", email your picture to email@example.com
- Give your business a good description. Add your address(include barangay name) and contact number if available.
- Possible Businesses in your Barangay
- Lending Firms, Pawnshops, any Financial businesses
- Clinics and Care Centers
- Convenient Stores, Sari-Sari Stores, Agrivets, or Any kind of Retail Outlet
- Fish & Meat Markets
- Repair Shops
- Restaurants or Carenderias (carinderias), bakeshops
- Beauty Shops and Barber Shops
Real Estate for Sale in Centro, Mandaue City, Cebu, Philippines
- If you have real estate property, whether its commercial, residential, farm land, or just an empty lot in Centro, you can list that property for FREE HERE in Z-wiki.
- You can list your House and lot or farm land for sale for free here in Z-Wiki
Churches, Mosques, or Places of Worship in Centro, Mandaue City, Cebu, Philippines
The name of your church, mosque, or place of worship can be listed in this community page. Take a picture of the facade of your church or place of worship and it can be posted here. We can even provide you with a free webpage. You can enter the data (story about your place of worship) here yourself, email the information or pictures to (firstname.lastname@example.org) or via.
- FILIPINOS WAKE UP! THE TAXES YOU PAID ARE USED BY THE GOVERNMENT TO EXCLUSIVELY FINANCE THE RELIGION OF ISLAM.
Freedom of religion, yes. Equality, yes. But no favoritism.
Schools in Centro, Mandaue City, Cebu, Philippines
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Due to Covid19: Pursuant to the instructions of President Roa Duterte, and as recommended by the DepEd, classes for the year 2021-2022 will be opened but will be monitored.
- List of schools: >>> click
PUBLIC NOTICE: Why pretend that the National language of the Philippines is Tagalog? It should be English. To be a Teacher, doctor, lawyer, engineer, architect, nurse, computer technician; what books do you learn from? English books of course. All your tests are in English. The constitution of the Philippines is written in English. All the laws and new laws introduced by congress are in English. For that matter, you can't be a teacher in a school system unless you know English. The "Licensure Exam for Teachers" is in ENGLISH! Who are these people forcing Tagalog down our throats? Tagalog is simply one of the many dialects of the Philippines. Keep your dialects but learn and be fluent and proficient in ENGLISH.
The schools in Centro
Economy of Centro, Mandaue City, Cebu, Philippines
- If you have an article that talks about the improvement of the economy of Centro, Mandaue City you can post that article here. If you come across any news items that talk about the economy of Centro, Mandaue City, you may post it here. Of course you have to reference the writer of the article. Any improvement to transportation, power and service usually improves the economy of the community, so go ahead and report that too.
Natural Resources of Centro, Mandaue City, Cebu, Philippines
This page needs some articles about the natural resources of Centro, Mandaue City. Where does the energy source of this Mandaue City come from? Are there any mining industries? Rivers and tributaries are part of the natural resources.
Tourists Attractions of Centro, Mandaue City, Cebu, Philippines
- Help us add some of the tourist attractions of Centro in Z-wiki. This will help boost the local economy of Centro. Anything that is unique or anything that stands out in your community may be a tourist attraction.
- Landmarks are usually photographed a lot by visitors. Post the Centro landmarks here.
Fiestas and Traditions of Centro, Mandaue City, Cebu, Philippines
Fiesta date of Centro
Your Story about Centro, Mandaue City, Cebu, Philippines
Tell your story about Centro. You can talk about the good things in Centro or simply talk about the past. You can talk about the eco-system of Centro. What is the local LGU doing about the preservation of your natural resources? The topic can start here and once it gets bigger it can have a page of its own in Z-Wiki. It's all up to you.
Mandaue City, 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
Your cycling activity can be posted here and it will be shown in all the Provincial, City, Municipal and Barangay pages. Your 2015 Cycling Race or Activity can be Posted here.
- ILOILO CITY, April 27-May 2, 2015 (PNA) – Some 5,000 bikers are expected to join the second Iloilo Bike Festival slated April 27-May 2, 2015 as the city continues to aspire to become a bike-able walkable metropolis. The activity that supported by the John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime University (JBLFMU) and Megaworld Iloilo aims to promote Iloilo as a safe and bike friendly city, promote the share-a-road movement encourage Ilonggos to commute via biking and raise Ilonggos awareness on the benefits of biking on health, safety and environment concerns. Read More....
- CYCLING Le Tour de Filipinas 2015 set as country celebrates 60 years of top-caliber cycling Feb 1 to Feb 4 2015 - View the result of the race: A four stage race. Stage 1 starts in Balanga and back to Balanga for a 126K race Feb 1, 2015 (Sunday); stage 2 starts in Balanga, Bataan to Iba, Zambales for a 154.7 K race Feb 2, 2015 (Monday); stage 3 starts in Iba, Zambales to Lingayen, Pangasinan for a 150.1K race Feb 3, 2015 (Tuesday); stage 4 starts in Lingayen, Pangasinan to Baguio City, Benguet for a 101.7K race Feb 4, 2015 (Wednesday). For a total distance of 532.5 Kms. Read More >>>
- Ronda Pilipinas: Feb 8 - 27 2015:>> Discovering young riders for the national team will be the main objective of the LBC Ronda Pilipinas 2015 when the country’s premiere cycling race hits the road on Feb. 8 in Butuan City. Ronda Pilipinas executive project director Moe Chulani said the international multistage bikathon, which ends on Feb. 27, will have two qualifying legs of four stages each in Mindanao and the Visayas where the top riders will advance to face a tough foreign challenge in the six-stage Luzon finale. Read More>>>
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LEGAZPI CITY – This city, along with five municipalities in Albay province, announced on their respective social media accounts on Monday the suspension of classes from January 17-28 due to rising number of active coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases. In an advisory, Legazpi City Mayor Noel Rosal said the order is part of the City Inter-Agency Task Force's preemptive action, considering the surge of confirmed infections in the city. The suspension of classes covers all levels in both public and private schools and "submission of academic requirements and conduct of other teaching-related activities shall be moved to a later date," the announcement read.
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