February 1, 2018

Executive Order No. 85 1917 Creating the Municipality of Mabini

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Mabini is a 1st income class municipality on the Calumpang Peninsula in the Province of Batangas. It used to be part of the larger town of Bauan until formally created on the 1st day of January in the year 1918. In the present day, it has a land area of 44.47 square kilometers and a population of 46,211 as per the 2015 Philippine Census1.

Below is the full text of the executive order2 signed by the Governor-General in 1917 to formally create the town:
OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR-GENERAL OF THE
PHILIPPINE ISLANDS.

MANILA, November 93, 1917.

EXECUTIVE ORDER
NO. 85.

Whereas many of the inhabitants of the barrios of Anilao, Bagalangit, Gamao, Mainaga, Malimatoc, Maricaban, Nagiba, Papaya, Pisa, Polong Anahao, Polong Balibaguhan: Polong Niogan, Saguing, Solo, Talaga, Talahib, and Tingloy have petitioned that the same be separated from the municipality of Bauan, Province of Batangas, and organized into an independent municipality;

Now, therefore, pursuant to the provisions of section sixty-eight of the Revised Administrative Code, the twenty-one municipalities of the Province of Batangas as established by section thirty-eight of the said Administrative Code, are hereby increased to twenty-two by separating the barrios of Anilao, Bagalangit, Gamao, Mainaga, Malimatoc, Maricaban, Nagiba, Papaya, Pisa, Polong Anahao, Polong Malibaguhan, Polong Niogan, Saguing, Solo, Talaga, Talahib, and Tingloy from the present municipality of Bauan; Province of Batangas, and organizing the same into an independent municipality, under the name of “Mabini.”



The municipality of Bauan shall consist of its present territory less the territory comprised in the barrios of Anilao, Bagalangit, Gamao, Mainaga, Malimatoc, Maricaban, Nagiba, Papaya, Pisa, Polong Anahao, Polong Balibaguhan, Polong Niogan, Saguing, Solo, Talaga, Talahib and Tingloy. The municipality of Mabini shall consist of the territory comprised in the barrios of Anilao, Bagalangit, Gamao, Mainaga, Malimatoc, Maricaban, Nagiba, Papaya, Pisa Polong Anahao, Polong Balibaguhan, Polong Niogan, Saguing, Solo, Talaga, Talahib, and Tingloy.

The seat of the municipal government of Mabini shall be in the barrio of Polong Niogan.

The organization herein made shall take effect on January first, nineteen hundred and eighteen.

FRANCIS BURTON HARRISON,
Governor-General.

Below are scans of the historic document in both English and Spanish:

Executive Order No. 85 series of 1917 creating the Municipality of Mabini, Englsh version.
Executive Order No. 85 series of 1917 creating the Municipality of Mabini, Englsh version.
Executive Order No. 85 series of 1917 creating the Municipality of Mabini, Englsh and Spanish versions.
Executive Order No. 85 series of 1917 creating the Municipality of Mabini, Englsh and Spanish versions.

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Notes and references:
1Mabini, Batangas,” Wikipedia.
2Executive Order Nos. 1-113 (1917),” online at the Internet Archive.

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