Mabini is a 1st class coastal municipality of Batangas Province in Region 4-A, Philippines.
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
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.
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, Batangas Tourist Spots
Anilao Beach and Diving Sites – Go here to see profile and photos of Anilao
Mabini Catholic 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.
Map of Mabini, Batangas