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Mabini, officially the Municipality of Mabini (formerly Cuambog and Doña Alicia), is a 2nd class municipality in the province of Compostela Valley, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 41,102 people.[3]

Municipality of Mabini
Map of Compostela Valley with Mabini highlighted
Map of Compostela Valley with Mabini highlighted
Mabini is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 7°18′N 125°51′E / 7.3°N 125.85°E / 7.3; 125.85Coordinates: 7°18′N 125°51′E / 7.3°N 125.85°E / 7.3; 125.85
Country Philippines
RegionDavao Region (Region XI)
ProvinceCompostela Valley
District2nd District
Named forApolinario Mabini
Barangays11 (see Barangays)
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorReynaldo L. Dayanghirang (PDP-Laban)
 • Vice MayorHadji Amir B. Muñoz (PDP-Laban)
 • CongressmanRuwel Peter S. Gonzaga
 • Electorate26,366 voters (2019)
 • Total400.00 km2 (154.44 sq mi)
 (2015 census)[3]
 • Total41,102
 • Density100/km2 (270/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
IDD:area code+63 (0)87
Climate typetropical rainforest climate
Income class2nd municipal income class
Revenue (₱)132,547,374.36 (2016)
Native languagesDavawenyo
Kalagan language
Ata Manobo

The municipality is home to the Mabini Protected Landscape and Seascape.


The first people to occupy the area now known as Mabini were the Mansakas.[4]

The settlement was formerly known as Cuambog, named after a tree species of the family Dilleniaceae.[4][5][6]

In 1953, by virtue of Executive Order No. 596 of President Elpidio Quirino, the municipality was created from the eastern part of Tagum and the northern part of Pantukan. Barrio Cuambog became the seat of the municipal government.[7] The municipality was named Doña Alicia after President Quirino's wife Alicia Syquia, who was killed by Japanese soldiers during the Second World War.[5] In 1954, the municipality was renamed in honor of revolutionary leader Apolinario Mabini.[8]

In 1967, the municipality of Maco was created from the northern barangays of Mabini.[9]

Mabini was originally part of Davao province. It became part of Davao del Norte when Davao province was split in 1967.[10][11] In 1998, Mabini became part of Compostela Valley, a new province which was created from Davao del Norte.[12]


Mabini is politically subdivided into 11 barangays.[2] In 1957, the sitios of Panibasan Proper and Andili became barrio Panibasan (Pindasan), the sitios of Cadunan Proper, Anislagan, Malabatuan and Lapinigan became barrio Cadunan, and the sitios of Tangnanan Proper, Mampising and Tagbalabao became barrio Tangnanan.[13]

  • Cadunan
  • Pindasan
  • Cuambog (poblacion)
  • Tagnanan (Mampising)
  • Anitapan
  • Cabuyuan
  • Del Pilar
  • Libodon
  • Golden Valley (Maraut)
  • Pangibiran
  • San Antonio


YearPop.±% p.a.
1960 20,153—    
1970 18,343−0.94%
1975 26,194+7.41%
1980 16,517−8.81%
1990 24,433+3.99%
1995 29,548+3.63%
2000 32,058+1.76%
2007 35,308+1.34%
2010 36,807+1.52%
2015 41,102+2.12%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][14][15][16]

In the 2015 census, the population of Mabini, Compostela Valley, was 41,102 people,[3] with a density of 100 inhabitants per square kilometre or 260 inhabitants per square mile.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Province: Compostela Valley". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d Census of Population (2015). "Region XI (Davao Region)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  4. ^ a b Philippine Institute of Traditional and Alternative Health Care; Department of Health; University of the Philippines Manila; University of the Philippines Mindanao (2000). "Ethnomedical documentation of and community health education for selected Philippine ethnolinguistic groups: The Mansaka people of Pantukan and Maragusan Valley, Compostela Valley Province, Mindanao, Philippines" (PDF). Philippine Herbs and Supplements Research Database. Retrieved 5 June 2018.
  5. ^ a b Figueroa, Antonio (March 26, 2017). "Fast backward: Not their original names". Edge Davao. Archived from the original on 5 June 2018. Retrieved 5 June 2018. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  6. ^ Figueroa, Antonio (May 27, 2016). "Fast backward: Davao, a forgotten floral garden". Edge Davao. Archived from the original on 5 June 2018. Retrieved 5 June 2018. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  7. ^ Quirino, E. (1953). Executive Order No. 596 : Organizing the municipalities of Hagonoy, Malalag, Doña Alicia and Babak; in the Province of Davao. Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines, 49 (5), 1748-1749.
  8. ^ Republic Act No. 1007 (12 March 1954), An Act Changing the Name of the Municipality of Doña Alicia, Province of Davao, to Mabini, retrieved 5 June 2018
  9. ^ Republic Act No. 4975 (17 June 1967), An Act Creating the Municipality of Maco in the Province of Davao, retrieved 6 June 2018
  10. ^ "Weathering the challenges of time". Sun.Star. 26 June 2017. Archived from the original on 6 June 2018. Retrieved 6 June 2018.
  11. ^ Republic Act No. 4867 (8 May 1967), An Act Creating the Provinces of Davao Del Norte, Davao Del Sur and Davao Oriental, retrieved 6 June 2018
  12. ^ Republic Act No. 8470 (30 January 1998), An Act Creating the Province of Compostela Valley from the Province of Davao Del Norte, and for Other Purposes, retrieved 6 June 2018
  13. ^ "An Act to Create Certain Barrios in the Municipality of Mabini, Province of Davao". Retrieved 2011-04-12.
  14. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region XI (Davao Region)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  15. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Region XI (Davao Region)". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO.
  16. ^ "Province of Compostela Valley". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.

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