MUN. OF CABATUAN

Mayor: ELISEO C. TOBIAS
Vice Mayor: RAMON C. YEE
SB Chairman for Tourism: REYNALDO C. NANDIN
Planning Officer: ENGR. JOSE NORMAN R. UMADHAY

 

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BRIEF HISTORY

According to the records of the  National Historical Commission under Chairman Esteban A. De Ocampo of Metro Manila, the Municipality of Cabatuan was founded in the year 1732.  

The town's founding in 1732 is justified by a huge cross made of  hard thick "murawon" (molave) the base of which still stands at Pamul-ogan Hill.  On the cross which was officially revenerated on April 9, 1972, during the celebration of the 239th year Foundation was carved "1732" although what remains of the cross now is only its base.  Only residents of the town recall that the cross was more than four meters high, loading the Tigum River and the plains towards the town.  It is presumed that the early founding Spaniards, following their procedures of establishing a new town is first dedicating the place of Christ, had made the cross and carved the date on it.
 
Cabatuan was believed originally planned by Tono, it conceded tribal leader with two leaders, Gomoc and Amihan.  The site of early settlements was on level track of land near the Northern bank of the Tigum River where the Poblacion is now located.
In 1733, Cabatuan was officially organized upon the installation of Rev. Father Antonio Lopez as first priest and Tan Tono as  its first Governadorcillo.
The Town Hall and the Catholic Church were simultaneously built, in the locality. Tono the organizing leader, became its first governadorcillo or "Capitan".  The town was placed by the priest under the spiritual protection of Saint Nicolas de Tolentino whom Cabatuananons still venerated today as their Patron Saint on September 10 of every year.
 
Streets were constructed and the number of homes increased with rapid rate.  However not until more than one hundred and fifty  years later that the giving of official names to the streets was made.

How Cabatuan got its name 

The name Cabatuan is suggestive of the character of its people and the nature of the locality.  It may be derived from hiligaynon word "Kabatuhan" meaning full of stone or bato, from "batuan" meaning against, contrary or opposite, to resist, oppose, challenge,  defy, fight or contest.  Some  old folks believed that the name was derived from batuan, a tree whose sour fruits are used in seasoning vegetables and other foods which formerly abound in the locality.

 

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[ Brief History ]  [ Location and Accessibility ]  [ Political Subdivision ]  [ Resource Profile ]
[ Demographic Profile ] [ Social Profile ]  [ Economic Profile ]  [ Interesting Places ]
[ Infrastructure and Utilities ]

 

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