Hon. Simon Macalalad
Barangay Mabayabas History
The year 1919 when Taysan came to know as one of the towns in the province of Batangas. Almost the same time when Barangay Mabayabas, one of the Barangays of the said town was founded through the leadership of HON. MANUEL VIRIL, MUNISIPAL MAYOR. SUPPORTED HIM WERE ZOILO BARTE, ZACARIAS BALHON, AND RUFINO ONA SR. They worked hand and hand to make the place be recognized.
Barangay Mabayabas was divided into two parts; the Central Northern part with lowland adapted to agricultural means and The Southern part a quite hilly land area. On the Western side, bountiful fruit-bearing guava trees were noted. From here the name Mabayabas was originated which exists up to the present.
Behind the success of this Barangay are the couple PABLO AND BRIGIDA CAPILI. They were the first men who educated young children on how to read and write. They even taught the children the “KATESISMO NG RELIHIYONG KATOLIKO APOSTOLIKA ROMANO”.
Time went on, the place continue to grow and develop. A set of leaders who contributed to the success of the place were HON. JUAN AMADA, HON.FORTUNATO CAPILI, HON.FAUSTINO AMADA, HON. TEODORO MACALALAD, HON. CLEMENTE CORACHEA AND HON. EDUARDO CAPILI. From 2001-2013 HON. SANTIAGO DE ALDAY leads the Barangay
Political dynasty is not being practiced in this Barangay. During the election period, voters are free to choose their candidates whom they believe would be able to run the Barangay in a meaningful and peaceful way. All elected/chosen leaders practice democratic leadership wherein people exercise their right to freedom in consonance with the basic principles and laws of the state.
Barangay Mabayabas in lead by Hon. Santiago de Alday for Three consecutive terms. His Councilors and their respective areas of concerns are as follows:
Hon. Marciano P. Castillo (Peace and Order)
Hon. Eduardo U. Erivera (Health and Sanitation)
Hon. Gualberto D. Ramos (Public Works)
Hon. Simon C. Macalalad (Education)
Hon. Michael Magadia (Agriculture)
Hon. Pamfilo Pedrezuela (Finance)
Hon. Bienvenido D. Mercado (Sports)
With the local leaders, are the Barangay Health Workers assigned in different sitios, Cynthia Alido-Sitio Talon, Marilyn A. Maure-Sitio Ilaya, Estelita Carpio-Sitio Centro and in charge of the Botika ng Barangay, and Beatriz B. Sanico-Sitio Ibaba, BNS Lea Ceriales.
All of them give full support and cooperation to make the Barangay/Community a worthwhile place to live in.
The community is known for a wholesome relationship existing within the family to acquire better opportunities for existence. Faithfulness to the family is one tradition that characterizes Filipino society. They are also known for their hospitality. Some of the practices of the community people in Mabayabas are:
Traditions are also part of the daily life of community folks. In this area, people practice the following:
When passing through the group of people to get to the other side, he will extend his hand in front of him like slicing through space simultaneously walking through bending his body like bowing.
Begging forgiveness from interrupting the session.
For newly we, giving thirteen pieces of coins symbolizes prosperity.
On new years eve putting round fruits on the table ensembles a better opportunity for the coming year.
In-house blessing putting a pot of water and coins at the center of the house and throwing of coins around is a sign of more blessings.
Mabayabas is one of the Barangays in the Community of Taysan. It lies on the eastern side of Poblacion bounded on the East by Tilambo, South by Bukal, West by Mhanadiong, and the North by Maalas-as, a Barangay of the Municipality of Rosario.
The place is divided into two areas, the lowland center part and the high areas on the Southern part.
Guavas grew significantly in the area which for a long time growing the same fruitful ree, the name Mabayabas existed.
Health Center, Barangay Hall, Day Care Center, Elementary School, Feedmills, Gasoline Station, Hardware and some food kiosks are situated in the low land area of this Barangay. Transportation is always available.
Partly hilly. Other parts: plain/lowland with fertile soil suited to all kinds of growing plants: vegetables, trees, and ornamental plants.
As to the economic way of living, people in this Barangay are mostly low-income individuals. They are engaged in the agriculture industry working as tenants. They plant rice, corn, sugarcane, vegetables, and fruit-bearing trees like coconut and banana, mangoes, calamansi, and others.