MUNICIPALITY OF MAASIN
Mayor: MARIANO MALONES
Vice Mayor: VICENTE ALBACETE
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BRIEF HISTORY
 
Maasin got its name from a salt spring in barangay Magsaysay more or less two kilometers from the Poblacion. As revealed by our forefathers, the early settlers used to go spring for needed supply of salt.  

In 1775, Maasin has acquired a status of a town with appointment of Don Agustin Garcia as its first Captain. When the Americans came in, the town was made the arrabal of Cabatuan on April 4,1903, as it was observed, it could not stand by itself financially. However, the town leaders entitle for the purpose of separation of Maasin, Don Vicente Malaga represented the municipal District to the council in Cabatuan. Maasin regained its old status as an independent municipality when the late governor Francis Burton Harrison eventually appointed Don Vicente Malaga as the first Municipal President in 1916.  

Maasinanon are generally peaceful and possess a healthy sense of humors. But happy days were disrupted when HUKBALAHAP MOVEMENT concerned on their strong hold in then mountain areas from 1947-1952. Economic conditions were greatly affected during these turbulent periods.  

Since it was founded 216 years ago, Maasin has grown from scattered villages to a spreading terminal town. It is a fifth class municipality with rugged topography. Despite of this condition, the keystone of agriculture. The people raise bamboos, sugar cane, rice, corn, and coconut of land ownership. Aside from agriculture, the residents derived much income from sawali industry and other handicrafts made of bamboos.  

Presently, about 90% of the total population are Roman Catholics, this spiritual supervisory expediency, the town was divided into two parishes. the Saint James the greater is situated in Poblacion while the Parish of St. Martin de Porres is centered in barangay Layog.  

A memorable mark of a new milestone of progress was the inauguration of the electric power last May 15,1977 to which many families enjoy the comfort of modern appliances.


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Major Industry - Bamboo Crafts Industry
Agriculture

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