Mabini, Batangas History, Tourist Spots, Festival

Mabini is a 1st class coastal municipality of Batangas Province in Region 4-A, Philippines.

Mabini Batangas History
Mabini Batangas Municipal Hall

Profile of Mabini Municipality in Batangas Province (Geography)
Location –> Calumpan Peninsula in the southwestern part of Batangas Province, about 140 kilometers south of Manila and around 19 kilometers west of the provincial capital of Batangas City (See map below)
Neighboring Town –> Bauan
Area –> 44.47 km2 (17.17 sq mi)
Population –> 46,211 (2015 Census)
Terrain –> Mountainous and hilly with very narrow coastal plains
Major Products –> Rice, Corn, Fish, Poultry and Egg
People/Language –> Tagalog, English
Revenue (2016) –> 151,175,607.87
No. of Barangays –> 34
Legislative District –> 2nd

Government Officials
Congressman –> Raneo E. Abu (2nd District)
Mayor –> Noel B. Luistro
Predecessor –> Nilo Villanueva
Vice Mayor –> Pablo M. Villanueva
Councilors (Sangguniang Bayan or SB Members):
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 (President, Liga ng mga Barangay or LNB)

Mabini, Batangas History

The town is named after revolutionary paralytic hero, Apolinario Mabini who is considered by recent historians as the first Prime Minister of the Philippines. It was carved from Bauan municipality on January 1, 1918, with Captain Francisco Castillo, known as the founder of the town, as the first appointive Municipal President.

In 1918, a census was taken showing a total population of 11,925.

Latest News

Jan 19, 2020 – The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reported that a magnitude 4.2 earthquake struck Mabini, Batangas at 8:59 p.m. Sunday.

Mabini, Batangas Economy

Mabini is a resort town with some industrial locators such as Petron, Suntrak Corp. and CKU Steel Corp. Although many of its residents are still dependent on agriculture as the main source of their income, tourism is now an important pillar of the local economy. The municipality is host to several resorts and other businesses that cater to the needs of visitors.

Mabini Downtown
Mabini downtown
Petron Corporation Mabini, Batangas
A storage plant of an oil company in Mabini

Mabini, Batangas Tourist Spots

Anilao Beach and Diving Sites – Go here to see profile and photos of Anilao
Mount Gulugod-Baboy
Mabini Monument

Apolinario Mabini Monument in Mabini, Batangas
Mabini Monument at the municipal plaza

Mabini Catholic Church

Mabini Catholic Church
Mabini Catholic Church, also known as San Francisco de Paula Church

Mabini, Batangas Festival

Kinulob Festival is held to recognized the contribution of poultry raisers in the town’s development. It is actually a way of cooking whole chicken and presenting it using banana leaves. The festival is celebrated in the last week of April.

RELATED: Profile of Batangas Province
See also: List of Philippine Provinces and Capital by Region

Map of Mabini, Batangas

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