History of Barangay Mamatitang
Barangay Mamatitang is one of the twenty seven (27) barangays of Mabalacat.
By the year 1903, when Mabalacat increased its population into 7,409, nineteen (19) barangays were already created and Mamatitang is one of them.
Barangay Mamatitang acquired its name from the wealthy family settlers named “Titang” and mama was called to the wealthy Titang. That’s the name Mamatitang came from.
Before the Japanese occupation in the Philippines, Mamatitang has vast agricultural land which contains mostly one thousand five hundred hectares (1, 500 ha.). This includes the land from barangay San Joaquin, Cacutud, Atlu-bola and part from barangay Mangalit. When the American forces helped defended the Philippines, it built military bases which called the Clark Air Force Base which is now the Clark Freeport Zone. The areas that they occupied are the old San Joaquin and Dolores.
Presently, barangay Mamatitang has approximately fifty-five hectares (55 ha.) including residential and agricultural areas.
The family who early resides at barangay Mamatitang are the Galang, Medina, Santos, Nalo, the Balilo, Siopongco, and the Garcia’s and other settled during the Ventura Santos owned more than half of the land of the barangay and the Siopongco’s owned almost one-fourth of the residential land.
Barangay Mamatitang also has its leaders like the Cabeza de Barangay, Tiniente del Barrio, Barangay Captain and now the Punong Barangay. The known leaders at that time are Teodulo Garcia, Gelacio Balilo, Castor Dizon, Carlos Magtoto, Ruben Isais, Reyes Delos Reyes, and now the incumbent Punong Barangay Honorable Eliser S. Lacsamana. Former Vice Mayor Paquito G. Delos Reyes and Vice-Mayor/Mayor Reynaldo “Moc” Candelaria are residents of Barangay Mamatitang.
The Don Teodoro V. Santos Institute, formerly, Mabalacat Institute was founded through the initiative of the son of Dona Africa with the cooperation of the tenant farmers tilling farm lots at Barangay Mamatitang, Barangay Cacutud.
Other schools are the Barangay Development Center, formerly, Day Care Center and the Mamatitang Primary School. Barangay Mamatitang has approximately three thousand (3,000) in population and one thousang four hundred (1,400) are registered voters.
People of Barangay Mamatitang are considerably religious. Catholic religion is dominant in the barangay. They built the Chapel of San Roque in honor of the Patron Saint with the same name. They celebrate the feast of San Roque every August 15 and 16 of the year. Other religions are Baptist, Seventh Day Adventist, Protestant and others.
We, the members of the Sangguniang Barangay of Mamatitang bow ourselves to serve our people to be clean, environment friendly, eradicate drug related problems, maintain peace and order, and ensure to uplift the living conditions of our constituents.
We envision that Barangay Mamatitang has a God-loving, generous and hospitable people, living in a drug free, peaceful and progressive community headed by respectable leaders with high morale and good governance.