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]

Historical background of Mabini[edit]

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.

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

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

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]
Mabini Public Market

City Hall of Mabini Pangasina Church of Mabini Pangasinan

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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