History of Barangay Mabiga
When the president of the Philippines under the 1935 Philippines Constitution or the Governor General under the Jones Law still had the statutory power to create barrios (now barangay), pursuant to section 63 of the Administrative Code, the Secretary of the interior, as the one having direct supervision over local governments, issued a circular No. 321, dated February 17, 1938 instructing that the local authorities concerned with the creation of a new barrio furnished the following data:
Barangay Mabiga was created directly by law under the provisions of the revised barrio charter (R.A. 3590), approved on June 22, 1963. By presidential decree 557, dated September 21, 1974 the revised barrio charter was adopted as the Barangay Charter, and upon the recommendation of the municipal council of Mabalacat, Province of Pampanga embodied in a resolution approved by at least two-thirds of the entire membership of the said council. Barangay Mabiga was created with its population of 12,000 and boundary lines which separated from other barrios.
Due to scarcity of the official records, the origin of its name had two versions. According to the other old folks it was named after “biga shrub” specie of the grass family growing abundantly during early days of this place. MABIGA means “MANY BIGA”.
Another version of some old folks claimed that the topography of Barangay Mabiga is high flat land. And most of the time the sky was cloudy which means in Pampango dialect “MA-BIGA”, since then the place was called MABIGA.
To safeguard the welfare of the people through implementation of sensible policies and programs that will enable each individual to be involved in Barangay Mabiga a progressive, peaceful, environment-friendly and god-fearing community.
Barangay Mabiga is a simple community, physically and spiritually with productive citizens who are peace loving and willing to undergo challenges and participate in all barangay projects and programs for sustaining growth and protection to attain self-reliance, independence and prosperity.