Mabitac, Laguna

Municipality of Mabitac
Location
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Map of Laguna showing the location of Mabitac.
Map of Laguna showing the location of Mabitac.
Government
RegionCALABARZON (Region IV-A)
ProvinceLaguna
District4th district of Laguna
Barangays15
Income Class:5th class; urban
Founded1611
MayorGerardo C. Fader
Official Websiteelgu2.ncc.gov.ph/mabitac
Physical characteristics
Area62.96 km
Population      Total (2000)      Density
15,097
240/km
Mabitac is a 5th class municipality in the province of Laguna, Philippines. It was the site of a battle in the Philippine-American War, when on September 17, 1900, Filipinos under General Juan Cailles defeated an American force commanded by Colonel Benjamin F. Cheatham. According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 15,097 people in 2,990 households.

Mabitac was an excellent hunting ground for wild game three centuries ago. Native hunters used numerous cave-ins or trap-ins called "bitag" in the local dialect. Hence, the place was referred to as "Mabitag" meaning, a place with plenty traps.

Mabitac is situated on the eastern side of the province of Laguna, 54.68 miles from Manila using Rizal Province on a winding road, and 76.43 miles using the South Luzon Express, Calamba and Santa Cruz, Laguna. It has a total land area 3.912 sq. miles.

Barangays

Mabitac is politically subdivided into 15 barangays.
  • Amuyong
  • Lambac (Pob.)
  • Lucong
  • Matalatala
  • Nanguma
  • Numero
  • Paagahan
  • Bayanihan (Pob.)
  • Libis ng Nayon (Pob.)
  • Maligaya (Pob.)
  • Masikap (Pob.)
  • Pag-Asa (Pob.)
  • Sinagtala (Pob.)
  • San Antonio
  • San Miguel

History

The first Spaniards who came to this place were 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 mentioned 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 barrio of Siniloan, an immediate neighboring town. It became an independent municipality only 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.

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