Municipality of Amadeo

Income Classification: 4th Class
Congressional District: 7th District
No. of Barangays: 26
Land Area: 4,790 has.
Population (NSO, May 1, 2010): 33,457
Registered Voters (COMELEC, January 2010): 20,595
Mayor: Albert A. Ambagan, Sr.
Vice-Mayor: Conrado A. Viado
Councilors:
Leo Angelo B. Bayot
Joseph R. Legaspi
Donn Clarence L. Bayot
Charles Emmanuel Thomas Yves B. Ambat
Yolanda R. Villanueva
Adam Lester T. Bayot
Susan A. Cosing
Frank D. Querol
LNB President: Sergio B. Garcia
Address: A. Mabini St.,Municipal Building, Pob #6, Amadeo, Cavite
Click here to locate the Amadeo Municipal Hall
Phone: (046) 483-3613
Email Address: amadeomayorsoffice2016@gmail.com
Website: amadeo.cavite.gov.ph
About

With a vast 4,790 hectares of its land planted to coffee, AMADEO has the largest land area devoted to coffee farming in the entire upland Cavite- the biggest coffee producers in the province and of the coffee producers in the country and known as the COFFEE CAPITAL OF THE PHILIPPINES. It is an island town in Southern part of Cavite bounded in the North by the Municipality of Gen. Trias, Silang in the East, Indang in the West and by the Cities of Tagaytay and Trece Martires in the South and Northwest portions, respectively. It is divided into 26 Barangays and belongs to a 4th class Municipality with a total population of 37,483 as of 2013. Most of our populace are farmers who belong to the marginalized sector, including Senior Citizens whose source of income comes from farming. Its climate has two pronounced seasons, dry months starting in December to May and rainy months starting in June to November.The Municipal Government of Amadeo aims to provide the services necessary for the agri-tourism progress and development of its communities, socio-economic progress, health services, peace and order conditions, better infrastructure facilities and improved environment.

Historical Background

In the beginning, the town was a sitio of Silang, the first town of Cavite, which by then comprised one-third of the whole province. Situated at the midst of the town comprising the mother town, it was called Gitnang Pulo. Because of its fertile soil, abundance of rivers and springs and its vast forest, Gitnang Pulo became the favorite grounds of hunters and kaingeros many of whom settled there. During these times, Dapdap trees when in bloom bore bright red flowers that were glaring to the eyes, NAKAKASILAW in the dialect. By word of mouth, those who went there would report, MASISILAW KA SA KULAY NG MGA BULAKLAK. (The color of the flowers would glare your eyes). It became a by word and in time, Gitnang Pulo became Masilaw.

On June 12, 1872, Sitio Masilaw was made to a town by Gov. Gen. Rafael de Izquierdo. He named it Amadeo in honor of the Prince of Amadeo I, the second son of King Victor Emmanuel II, who reigned Spain in 1871. In 1904, however, Amadeo was reverted as a district of Silang by virtue of Public Act No. 947 signed by the Philippine Commission on October 15, 1903, reducing the 23 municipalities of Cavite to eleven. The appeal for autonomy by some provincial and municipal officials was granted on January 1, 1915 and since then Amadeo moved on its own as an independent town.

Geographic Location

Amadeo is an inland town in the southern part of Cavite. It is bounded in the North by the Municipality of Gen. Trias, Silang in the East, Indang in the West and by the cities of Tagaytay and Trece Martirez in the South and Northwestern portions, respectively. The town proper is accessible by bus, jeepney, car, and other land transportation some two (2) hours ride from Manila, by passing through the smooth Tagaytay High- way or shortcut through Silang either via the barrios of the Banay-banay and Dagatan or via Buho- Talon-Salaban road. It could also be reached via Palapala at Manggahan using the Governor’s Drive. The Municipality’s twenty-six barangays as covered by 4,790 hectares of rolling plains and hills are devoted to wide coffee plantations intercropped with other crops and agricultural products. Elevation is 1,400 feet above sea level. The slope ranges from 3% to 8%, 8% to 18% and 18% to 30%.

Major Income Sources
Agriculture
Tourist Destinations

  • Poniente Spring Resort
  • Café Amadeo
  • Patio Buendia
  • Café Belardo
  • Terrace Hill
  • Saint Mary Magdalene Parish

Special Events / Festivals

  • Calacatchara Festival
  • Carera de Paso
  • Pabasa
  • Santa Krusan
  • Flores de Mayo

Data Source: DILG CaLaBaRZon LGUs