Meycauayan History, Tourist Spots, Festivals

Meycauayan is a component city of Bulacan Province. It is considered the “Jewelry Capital of the Philippines”.

Meycauayan City Hall
Meycauayan City Hall *Photo credit: Wiki commons by Ramon FVelasquez

Profile of Meycauayan City (Geography)
Location –> just north of Metro Manila in Bulacan Province
*Distance from Manila –> 19 Kilometers
Neighboring Towns and Cities –> Marilao, Caloocan City, Valenzuela City, Obando (See map below)
Area –> 32.10 km2 (12.39 sq mi)
Population –> 209,083 (2015 Census)
Terrain –> Flat
Industries –> Trading, Manufacturing, Agriculture
Major Products –> Jewelry, Clothing, Handicrafts, Processed Foods
People/Language –> Tagalog, English
No. of Barangays –> 26
Revenue (2018) –> 1.334 billion
Legislative District –> 4th

Government Officials
Representative (4th District) –> Henry R. Villarica
Mayor –> Linabelle Ruth R. Villarica
Vice Mayor –> Josefina O. Violago

Meycauayan History

Meycauayan was founded on October 4, 1578 when Franciscan missionaries established the first church made of bamboo and nipa. Its territory then included the present towns of Bocaue, Obando, Marilao, Sta. Maria and Pandi as well as the present cities of San Jose del Monte and Valenzuela (formerly Polo).

The city participated actively in the Philippine Revolution of 1896 and many revolutionary leaders emerged from the city. Among them were Andres Pacheco, Ciriaco Contreras, Guillermo Contreras, Guillermo Bonque, and Liberato Exaltacion.

Meycauayan was converted into a city on December 10, 2006 when Republic Act 9356 was ratified in a plebiscite.

Economy, Business and Investment

Being adjacent to Metro Manila, Meycauayan became the recipient of the overflow of urbanization and industrialization. Several industrial estates have been put up in the city. Among the chief products of the city are jewelry, clothing, and other manufactured items.

Meycauayan Tourist Spots

Parish Church of St. Francis of Assisi
Old Municipal Building

Meycauayan Festivals

Liputan Festival
Feast of St. Francis of Assisi

RELATED: Profile of Angeles City
See also: List of Philippine Cities by Region and Province

Map of Meycauayan City

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