Mabini, Pangasinan

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Mabini
Municipality
Mabini Pangasinan 2.JPG
Official seal of Mabini
Seal
Map of Pangasinan showing the location of Mabini
Map of Pangasinan showing the location of Mabini
Mabini is located in Philippines
Mabini
Mabini
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 16°04′11″N 119°56′24″E / 16.06972°N 119.94000°E / 16.06972; 119.94000Coordinates: 16°04′11″N 119°56′24″E / 16.06972°N 119.94000°E / 16.06972; 119.94000
Country  Philippines
Region Ilocos (Region I)
Province Pangasinan
District 1st district of Pangasinan
Founded 1923
Barangays 16
Government[1]
 • Mayor Carlito R. Reyes
Area[2]
 • Total 291.01 km2 (112.36 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 24,011
 • Density 83/km2 (210/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 2409
Dialing code 75
Income class 3rd class; rural
Website www.mabini-pangasinan.gov.ph

Mabini is a third class municipality in the province of Pangasinan, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 24,011 people.[3]

The municipality was formerly called Balincaguin.[4]

Barangays[edit]

Mabini is politically subdivided into 16 barangays.[2]

  • Bacnit
  • Barlo
  • Caabiangaan
  • Cabanaetan
  • Cabinuangan
  • Calzada
  • Caranglaan
  • De Guzman
  • Luna - formerly known as Balayang[5]
  • Magalong
  • Nibaliw
  • Patar
  • Poblacion
  • San Pedro
  • Tagudin
  • Villacorta

History[edit]

Mabini Public Market

According to old folks, the municipality of Mabini used to be a part of the Province of Zambales and was surrounded by mountains, forests, and valleys. It was originally called "Balincaguin" that was derived from the Zambal phrase "Bali Lan Caguin" which means "adobe of bats".

Considerably, the town got its name from the nocturnal mammals (bats) that are deemed to be the inhabitants of the picturesque caves within the area. These faces of rock are found in and composed the bases of hills and mountains which lie along nexuses between the municipality and Zambales, in the west; and Tarlac, on southwest.

Uncertainties clouded the claims on the foundation of the municipality in 1610 by Spanish missionaries who were Augustinian Recolletos fathers, however, the existence and emergence of Don Isidro Puzon at least, partially conduced to the town's history as he was believed to be the founder.

Subsequently, under Puzon, Balincaquin became a town in 1800. For old time's sake, the townhead was then called "Capitan" with the term "Mayor" of today. Moreover, some people who constituted the paucity of population (770 families) were Ilocanos who moved to the municipality due to its agricultural health. The site where these settlers situated in near the mountains was before, called "Conventa."

Good quality rice was then consistently produced and insistently marketed to Manila and even to China. Other products such as corn, sugar cane, cotton and so forth were also demanded and consequently, distributed widely through numerous markets. Apart from agriculture, the industry of saddle-making, knapsack-making and hat-weaving as well existed. The residents, years ago, engaged themselves in tending cattles, carabaos, horses and goats and in same time, gradual increase of the number of bats compelled them to catch these blind winged-creatures. These mammals were suspected of flying through the deepest of nearby forests because of the catching that lasted until 1930.

An eminent Filipino, Apolinario Mabini, who was considered as "The Great Sublime Paralytic" and "Brains of the Revolution," was associated with the town's name from 1930 to the present. He evinced the invincible spirit of great idealism and patriotism therefore, evaluations and considerations were given valuable time to take place and the people had finally decided to change the town's name (from Balincaquin to Mabini).

In addition, changes on town's name and municipal council had been into cycle in light of the declaration of Philippine Independence on June 12, 1898.

The municipality was merged with Alaminos, Bani, Anda, Dasol, Burgos, Bolinao and Infanta in 1904 and presently comprises the province's first district.

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Mabini
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 17,628 —    
1995 19,115 +1.53%
2000 21,035 +2.07%
2007 23,338 +1.44%
2010 24,011 +1.04%
Source: National Statistics Office[3][6]

List of municipal heads[edit]

The municipal heads from the time when it was founded up to the present.

  1. Capitan Isidro Puzon 1800
  2. Juan Mendoza 1801
  3. Roberto Espinosa 1802
  4. Juan Eusebio 1803
  5. Francisco Dizon 1804
  6. Pascual dela Cruz 1805
  7. Nicolas Galla 1806
  8. Antonio Mendoza 1807
  9. Lorenzo Pinoliar 1808
  10. Domingo Alejandro 1809
  11. Francisco dela Rosa 1810
  12. Francisco Paragas 1811
  13. Juan Salazar 1812
  14. Vicente Dizon 1813
  15. Jacinto Mendoza 1814
  16. Nicolas Galla 1815
  17. Jacinto de Mendoza 1816
  18. Roberto Espinosa 1817
  19. Benito dela Cruz 1818
  20. Jose dela Cruz 1819
  21. Miguel Roque 1820
  22. Mariano de Mendoza 1821
  23. Basilio dela Rosa 1822
  24. Gregorio Galla 1823
  25. Simeon Carambas 1824
  26. Antonio Francisco 1825
  27. Jose dela Cruz 1826
  28. Juan Rivera 1827
  29. Vicente Dizon 1828
  30. Juan Rivera 1829
  31. Vicente Dizon 1830
  32. Francisco de Aquino 1831
  33. Sabas Rodriguez 1832
  34. Jacinto de Mendoza 1833
  35. Antonio Domingo 1834
  36. Juan Damian 1835
  37. Miguel dela Cruz 1836
  38. Juan Estrada 1837
  39. Juan Dizon 1838
  40. Juan Rivera 1839
  41. Urbano Ferrer 1840
  42. Hilario dela Cruz 1841
  43. Agapito Francisco 1842
  44. Nazario dela Cruz 1843
  45. Carlos delos Reyes 1844
  46. Ambrosio Ramos 1845
  47. Claudio de San Miguel 1846
  48. Cecilio Estrada 1847
  49. Gregorio de Mendoza 1848
  50. Martin Rivera 1849
  51. Capitan Cipriano de Mendoza 1850
  52. Santiago Balcorta 1851
  53. Juan Bautista de Guzman 1852
  54. Cipriano de Mendoza 1853
  55. Agapito Braganza 1854
  56. Leoncio Estrada 1855
  57. Ponciano Padilla 1856
  58. Cicilio Estrada 1857
  59. Agapito Braganza 1858-1860
  60. Juan Bautista de Guzman 1861-1862
  61. Canoto Ferrer 1863-1864
  62. Pedro Rodriguez 1865-1866
  63. Juan Bautista de Guzman 1867-1868
  64. Felix Erum 1869-1870
  65. Martin Rivera 1871-1872
  66. Agapito Braganza 1873-1874
  67. Domingo Rodriguez 1875-1876
  68. Pedro Rodriguez 1877-1878
  69. Hipolito Braganza 1879-1880
  70. Nicolas Rivera 1881-1882
  71. Patricio Braganza 1883
  72. Quirino de Guzman 1884
  73. Antonio Erum 1885-1886
  74. Guillermo Valderama 1887-1888
  75. Aniceto Rivera 1889-1890
  76. Escolastico del Barrio 1891-1892
  77. Bruno Braganza 1893
  78. Cirilo Braganza 1894-1895
  79. Bruno Braganza 1896
  80. Aniceto Rivera 1897-1900
  81. Cirilo Braganza 1901
  82. Bruno Braganza 1902
  83. Marcelo Braganza 1903
  84. President Paulino Mendoza 1904-1905
  85. Francisco Bustamante 1906-1907
  86. Jacinto Braga 1908-1909
  87. Paulino Rodriguez 1910
  88. Marcelo Braganza 1911-1912
  89. Simeon del Barrio 1913-1916
  90. Modesto Ferrer 1917-1920
  91. Jose Braganza 1921-1926
  92. Modesto Ferrer 1927-1928
  93. Lope Braganza 1929-1934
  94. Mayor Pedro Rodriguez 1935-1940
  95. Mamerto Rodriguez 1941
  96. Felimon Erum 1941-1944
  97. Angel Taoatao 1946-1947
  98. Demetrio Braganza 1948-1955
  99. Justo de Guzman 1956-1959
  100. Juan Barrocan 1959
  101. Crispulo Braganza 1960-1963
  102. Demetrio Braganza 1964-1971
  103. Demetrio Braganza 1972-1976
  104. Juan Supangan 1976-1980 (By Succession)
  105. Dominador Braganza 1980-1986
  106. Ariel de Guzman June 1986-Nov.1986 ( OIC-Appointed)
  107. Dominador Braganza Dec. 1986-Nov. 30, 1987
  108. Virgilio Braganza Dec. 1987- Jan. 1988 (OIC-Appointed)
  109. Dominador Braganza Jan. 1988- Dec.22, 1989
  110. Romeo Boling Dec.23, 1989- June 30, 1992 (By Succession)
  111. Ariel de Guzman July 1, 1992- June 30, 2001
  112. Alimar Briana July 1, 2001- June 30, 2004
  113. Ariel de Guzman July 1, 2004- June 30, 2007
  114. Carlitos Reyes July 1, 2007 – Present

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipalities". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 26 November 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: PANGASINAN". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 26 November 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010". 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 26 November 2012. 
  4. ^ Sto. Nino Parish History, Mabini Parish, retrieved 2012
  5. ^ "An Act to Change the Name of Barrio Balayang, Mabini, Pangasinan, to Barrio Luna". LawPH.com. Retrieved 2011-04-11. 
  6. ^ "Province of Pangasinan". Municipality Population Data. LWUA Research Division. Retrieved 5 September 2013. 

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