Income Classification: 1st Class
Congressional District: 1st District
No. of Barangays: 40
Land Area: 54,234.75 has.
Population (NSO, May 1, 2010): 61,141
Registered Voters (COMELEC, February 12, 2016): 37,203
Newly Elected Local Officials (2016 Election)
Mauban has a total land area of 55,160 hectares subdivided into 40 barangays. Mauban’s industry is primarily based on agriculture with the cultivation of land and marine resources as the main livelihood of the people. Copra production and deep-sea fishing top the list of its economic activities. Approximately 56% of its total land area is devoted to agriculture which is subdivided into coco groves, rice fields and other crops plantation for banana, calamansi, rootcrops, etc. Nilala are buri products of this Municipality which exhibits the finest craftsmanship color, artistry and product durability. Literally woven around the history and culture of the town, our traditional weaver-aging women who have passed their mastery of the craft are experts in buri preparation, including bleaching, smoking and dyeing. Buri product has been a major resumption in production, marketing and distribution beginning 2004 when chosen as the municipality’s OTOP (One town, One Product) and was given exposures in different national and international exhibits in Hawaii and in Oman.
Mauban was initially composed of five small settlements known as Cagsiay, Daungang Dumagat, Pinagbayanan, Luya-Luya and Tubog. Daungang Dumagat was led by Gat Pagil, a Dumagat. It was then situated at what today is the pier area. On the other hand, Pinagbayanan that was located at the side of Maapon River was the seat of government among the Tagalogs led by Luis Bernardo. Both communities were always subjected to raids by Moros but they always felt a sense of security thru Gat Pagil, their great warrior and leader.
Lack of road access kept the two settlers from combining forces. In 1678, after the demise of Luis Bernardo, the settlers started encountering severe and ruthless attacks from the Moros. Baltazar Palad, Pinagbayanan’s new leader joined forces with Gat Pagil by relocating near Daungang Dumagat. Both settled in an area which they called “Batis – Malinaw”, a spring that produced crystal clear waters and the place where civilization started to what is now Mauban. Their joining of forces produced peace and order. Later, people from Cavinti, Laguna and other nearby towns came to “Batis – Malinaw” and mingled with them forming a new community.
The dissimilarity of the way of life of the new settlers with the group generated disputes. Because of that, the Dumagat community who was known to leave in isolation with other cultures decided to leave “Batis – Malinaw” unnoticed by the other settlers. Two memories about Gat Pagil lingered in the hearts and minds of the settlers, one was his military genius and second was his gray hair which was observed since he was twenty years old. Because of the color of his hair, he was fondly called Gat Uban (“uban”a Tagalog term for white hair and believed to be a sign of wisdom) which was later changed to Mauban as they got closer to him. As a mark of respect and honor for Gat Pagil, the locality was called Mauban. Patterned after the common Spanish government structure throughout the Philippines, Mauban was founded as a municipality in 1583.
The Municipality of Mauban, one of the many coastal municipalities of Quezon, is located at the mid-section of the eastern coast of the province. It is some 150km-road distance from Manila, via its neighboring municipality of Tayabas. Graphically, it is within 12140’ to 121degree52’ East longitude, and 14degree07’ and 14degree19’ North latitude. It is one of the few municipalities in Quezon with a satellite island, Cagbalete. The Municipality is bounded in the north by the Municipality of Real in the northwest by Cavinti, Laguna, on the west by Sampaloc, in the southwest by Tayabas, on the south by Pagbilao, in the southeast by Atimonan and on the east by the Pacific Ocean, thru Lamon Bay.
Major Income Sources: Agriculture, Commercial and Services Centers, Industrial, Fishery
Tourist Destinations: Cagbalete Island, Museo ng Mauban, Old Houses, Rizal Hill Park, Mauban Seawall, 1725 Public Bath, Alitap Falls, Bisibis Falls, Hagdan-hagdan Falls, Dahoyhoy Falls
Special Events/Festivals: Maubanog Festival, Search for Cultural Ambassadors of Municipality of Mauban, February Arts Month Celebration
Address: Municipal Hall, Brgy. Rizaliana, Mauban, Quezon
Phone: (042) 784-0922
Fax: (042) 784-0922