Income Classification: 5th Class
Congressional District: 4th District
No. of Barangays: 15
Land Area: 7,575.10 has.
Population (NSO, May 2014): 21,113
Registered Voters (COMELEC, May 2016): 13,312
Newly Elected Local Officials (2016 Election)
Mabitac at present is known as the Home of Nuestra Señora de Candelaria and Home of Battle of Mabitac. It is celebrating its quadricentenial this year. Mabitac boasts of many industries like the rattan and other native furnitures, Likewise it is becoming famous for its buko pie and other delicacies. The Municipality is the recipient of two Regional Kalasag Awards for Disaster Preparedness & Response Program for 2014 & 2015 and has also been a Regional winner for Barangay with Best Sanitation Practices. Its health center is wireless and paperless which is called Wireless Access for Health (WAH) that digitally convert patient data at the RHU and BHS via local area network connectivity and digitally encode patient records and services rendered at the barangay level.
Three centuries ago, Mabitac was an excellent hunting ground for wild games. Native hunters used numerous cave-ins or trap-ins called “Bitag” in the local dialect hence, the place was referred to “Mabitag” meaning a place with plenty of traps. The first Spaniard who came to this place was the friars who established the first Spanish settlement in the area and began to Christianize the local population. The Spaniards having difficulty in pronouncing the “G” consonant called this place “Mabitac” whenever they would mention this place. Eventually, the name found its way in the official records and maps of Laguna made by Spanish Cartographers and Mariners who chartered the coastal areas of Laguna de Bay.
This town was formerly a little barrio of Siniloan, an immediate neighboring town. It only become an independent municipality in the year 1611 not by legislation but by mutual agreement by and between the Spanish friars of both towns who were then the influential ruling class at that time.
The Municipality of Mabitac is located approximately in the Northeastern part of the Province of Laguna. It is located 126 kms. from Manila by way of Sta. Cruz/Calamba City and 82 kms. viaTanay, Rizal. It is bounded on the Northeast by the town of Famy, on the East by the town of Siniloan, on the Southeast by the town of Pangil and portion of Laguna de Bay, on the Northwest by the town of Sta. Maria and portion of Pililla, Rizal. The Municipality has between 14°23’00”, North latitude and between 121°22’00” and 121°26’30” east longitude.
Major Income Sources: Manufacturing, Services
Tourist Destinations: Labanan sa Mabitac, Catholic Church, Poblete’s Museum, Agua Vida Resort, Villa Zenaida Resort, Rita’s Garden Resort, Red Water Liliy Resort, M & M Farm Resort and Amazing Mountain View Resort
Special Events/Festivals: Araw ng Mabitac / Three Kings Celebration (January 2-6), Poblacion’s Feast Day / Cultural Month Celebration (February 1-2), Labanan sa Mabitac (September 17)
Address: Municipal Hall, Mabitac, Laguna
Phone: (049) 501-0881
Fax: (049) 501-0881