Mabini

 

Mabini

Income Classification: 1st Class
Congressional District: 2nd District 
No. of Barangays: 34 
Land Area: 4,296 has. 
Population (NSO, May 1, 2010): 44,391
Registered Voters (COMELEC, January 2010): 28,259

Newly Elected Local Officials (2016 Election)

Position
Mayor
Vice-Mayor
Councilor
Councilor
Councilor
Councilor
Councilor
Councilor
Councilor
Councilor
LNB President
Local Official
Noel B. Luistro
Pablo M. Villanueva
Leonido M. Bantugon
Jerkyll H. Sandoval
Rolan Richard R. Dieza
Mark Franklin I. Castillo
Rusvin C. Maramot
Rogelio E. Matira
Leticia G. Austria
Ruby Jane C. Villanueva
Esmeraldo C. Mendoza
Political Party
Liberal Party
Liberal Party
Nationalist People's Coalition
Nationalist People's Coalition 
Independent
Nationalist People's Coalition
Liberal Party
Nationalist People's Coalition 
Nationalist People's Coalition 
Liberal Party
 
Term
1st
1st
1st 
1st 
1st 
1st 
1st 
1st
1st
1st 
Succession

 


About:
The Municipality is a peninsula with the eastern, southern and western coastal areas lapped by the seawaves from Batangas Bay, Balayan Bays and Maricaban Strait and only the northern portion bounded by land. It is bounded on the north by the Municipality of Bauan; on the east by Batangas Bay; on the west by Balayan Bay and the Municipality of Tingloy and on the south by Maricaban Strait and the Municipality of Tingloy. The Municipality is included in the Second Congressional of Batangas Province. 

The municipality has a total land area of 4,296 hectares. It is composed of thirty-four (34) barangays of which three (3) are urban and thirty-one (31) are rural. The urban barangays are Talaga East on the east, Poblacion in the center and Anilao Proper on the west. The barangay with the largest land area is Bagalangit with 348.4091 hectares and the smallest is Anilao Proper with 9.2534 hectares. Of the total land area of the municipality, only a total of 3,788.0710 hectares or about 88% are reported assessed as per Summary of Assessment–BLGF as of December, 2007. Agricultural lands are the largest property classification being about 90% of the total land area assessed. Residential lands constitute about 51% while commercial and industrial lands constitute only 3.44% of the total land area assessed. Total area of taxable properties assessed is 3,757.4623 hectares or 99% of the total area assessed and the remaining percentage constitute the exempted properties..

Historical Background:
Legend states that the early Malay explorers first settled at the Calumpan Peninsula. As more Malay settlers arrived from distant lands, they began to form their own government. Rapid increase of settlers resulted to establishment of more regions which soon after became the province of Kumintang, presently known as Batangas. 

For more than three hundred years, this Calumpan Peninsula remained a part of the pueblo or municipality of Bauan in the province of Kumintang. Soon after, efforts were made to establish a new municipality, independent of the town of Bauan, comprising the eleven (11) barrios of the Calumpan Peninsula. On January 1, 1918, the Municipality of MABINI was born, in honor of the Sublime Paralytic, GAT APOLINARIO MABINI. 

Presently, this scenic town is comprised of 34 barangays and home to more than 40,000 residents with more than15% of the population working overseas. Mabini is also popularly known as the "Dive Resort Capital" of the Province of Batangas because of its vast and rich diving sites.

Geographic Location:
The Municipality of Mabini is geographically located on coordinates 130 45” N’NE latitude and 1210 56” E’SE longitude on the southwestern side of the province of Batangas. It is bounded on the north by the Municipality of Bauan; on the east by Batangas Bay; on the west by Balayan Bay and the Municipality of Tingloy and on the south by Maricaban Strait and porions of the Verde Island Passage.  The municipality is about twenty-one kilometers from the capital of the province, Batangas City and about 130 kilometers from Metro Manila by land means of transportation. It is accessible by water means of transportation from the island provinces of Mindoro, Romblon, Panay provinces, other provinces in the Visayas and Mindanao areas. The municipality is accessible from these provinces via the Batangas International Port in Batangas City.

Major Income Sources: Industrial, Commercial and Services, Tourism, Mining and Fishery

Tourist Destinations: Trekking at Gulugod Baboy and Diving Resorts & Centers

Special Events/Festivals: Foundation Day (January 1), St. Francis de Paola Town Fiesta (April 25) 

Contact Information:
Address: Municipal Hall, Poblacion, Mabini, Batangas
Phone: (043) 487-0873
Fax: (043) 487-0873



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