History of Barangay Mawaque
The name Barangay Mawaque is derived from the work “makawaya”. It was once a secluded place with houses made of “bungalow”. “sawali,” and bamboo.
The patron saint of Barangay Mawaque is Sta. Teresita. Based from stories of the elders, Sta. Teresita was seen from a far and henceforth became their patron.
Agriculture is the primary source of income in the barangay. The residents are farmers of corn(maiz), bitter gourd (ampalaya), (sitaw), and (talong) which they use as capital to sustain their needs and as addition to their savings. They farm in almost one hundred sixty (160) hectares of land and harvest 50-80 tons of rice.
Barangay Mawaque can be seen as 5.3km away in the Mabalacat City map. Because of its distance from the main roads and civilization itself, the barangay was considered as old-fashioned, unorganized, and outdated. The residents back then lived a simple and peaceful life. Time has passed and with the help of new technology, the barangay is now at par with the latest knowledge and innovation.
We envisioned Barangay Mawaque to by God-loving community. A model local government unit that is progressive and independent, clean and environment friendly which advocates transparency, honesty and discipline among its Barangay official and employees.
To perform the duties, responsibilities as mandated and ensure transparency, honesty and efficiency. The functions as a strong support to the members of its community and serve with outmost integrity.