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List of Barangays in Minalin, in the Pampanga province within Region III in the Republic of The Philippines
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Geography of Minalin, Pampanga, Philippines

Geography of Minalin

Location of Minalin, Pampanga, Philippines

  • 14.9667° N, 120.6833° E - Minalin, Coordinates

Minalin is one of the municipalities in the province of Pampanga within Region III in the island of Luzon.

History of Minalin, Pampanga, Philippines

MINALIN: The Town that Moved and Stayed
by Lord Francis D. Musni
Consultant, CKS, Holy Angel University

The town of Minalin found on the right bank of the creek which drains from Sto. Tomas and the northeast mountains, derives its name from the word minalis which means “to move to.” Though one legend claims that its name was derived from a combination of the words Mina, which means mine, supposedly inscribed on a rock left at the place in 1700 by a Spaniard named José Espeleta, and Lin, the name of the founder of the town.

While another undocumented legend playing on Mina Linda de las Mujeres, meaning a mine of beautiful women. A gobernadorcillo by the name of Diego Tolentino wrote Minalin instead of Minalis in one of the expedientes and that is how it has been spelled since. In the Calendario Manual y Guia de Forasteros, for the years 1839 to 1841, Minalin was misspelled as Minalim.

Minalin is situated North of Sto.Tomas and is bound on the East by San Luis, San Simon and Apalit; by Macabebe on the South; and by Betis and Bacolor on the West.

Geographical accounts dating to as early as 1860 mentions that Minalin was producing rice, corn, sugar cane, cacao, indigo (añil) and fruits. When the rivers dried up, residents dug up wells to generate water for their animals as well as for irrigation. They also engaged themselves in fishing in water canals and swamps, while others go into trade, usually dealing in major commodities such as sugar including its production, and the production of dye, nipa wine and vinegar. They also weave some local fabrics for domestic use and mats (petates.

Most accounts trace the foundation of this town as early as 1614 when it was designated as a visita of Macabebe. In the Chapter held on May 17, 1614, the capitulars agreed to segregate this town from its former matrix, Macabebe and recommended that the Provincial appoint a minister to reside there. Its notice of separation from Macabebe was repeated in the next Chapter on April 29, 1617. It took about a year later though before a minister in the person of Fr. Miguel de Saldaña was assigned.

On October 31, 1624, the parish was accepted as a vicariate independent of Macabebe with Fr. Martin Vargas being appointed as its prior. In the Intermediate Chapter of 1633, Minalin was given the two visitas of Pangasinan and Tubungao, (Tabungao?) which act was reconfirmed in the 1639 Chapter. Its oldest barrio Tabungao, which most historians place to be the present barrio of Sta. Maria, was mentioned several times in the will of 1826 Will of Don Fernando Pañganiban, direct descendant of the great Don Fernando Balagtas. The Pañganiban will who traces his royal ancestry to the Lakandula household, many of whom are from Minalin, among them his mother Dña. Charolina Orian. It also made mention of one of his forebears, one Francisco Nuñga married to a certain Dña. Chatalina Mirmo, both come from Barrio Tabuñgao. The will further traces the roots of the testator to as early as Don Fernando Balagtas, also from Tabuñgao.

The convent of Minalin is fortunate to have been under the care of several zealous missionaries of the Augustinian Order. One extant letter written by Fr. Isidro Rodriguez from Minalin on May 5, 1670, mentions the concern for the growing expenses of sending missionaries to the Islands.

For unknown reasons, Minalin was aggregated to Bacolor following the Chapter of May 9, 1650. It was also aggregated to Betis in the Chapter of October 21, 1678, and again in May 11, 1680.

Records show that Minalin had 2600 souls by 1732. It had 4,544 souls in 1760. Following the expulsion of the Augustinians from Pampanga in 1771 as a result of the secularization controversy, native regulars were assigned to parishes. Don Lorenzo Malaca was the first native secular assigned to Minalin in 1771, followed by the more popular, Don Manuel Francisco Tubil. From 1771 up to about 1838, no Augustinians were assigned to Minalin. The last Augustinian friar assigned before the expulsion, Fr. Jose Sales, describes in his declaracÍon debajo juramento (statement under oath) the condition of the church at the time he turned it over to the Alcalde Mayor Pedro Diaz and to the “native Tagalo priest who did not speak the language of the province and the town.” Fr. Sales wrote that he turned over the church with its five altars, with their images, nine benches, two bronze bells in the tower, one large and the other one small, and three confessionals.” Also included were silver jewelry and ornaments of the church , 8 baptismal registers, 3 libros de padrones, 4 old account books , one registry for the dead, one book of receipts and expenses of the Cofradia de la ConsolacÍon, and one book for list of its members.”

A census of residents in the province of Pampanga in 1776 shows that of the total 64,053 inhabitants, 477 were either Europeans or Spanish mestizos; of these number 132 resided in Bacolor, 51 in Guagua, and 27 in Minalin, among others.

There are no records which indicate the actual construction date of the church of Minalin. The only extant account of its construction so far is the report prepared by Mayor Cristino Lagman dated July 30, 1911 mentioning that the church was completed in 1764 during the tenure of Bachiller Calixto Gregorio. Although a noted Kapampangan historian mentioned that the church was completed before 1834. Another document dated December 20, 1854 from the office of the Alcaldia Mayor of Pampanga reveals that a petition from the parish priest of Minalin, Fr. José Torres asking for permission to rebuild the church and parochial house, was granted. A newspaper account appearing in the July 5, 1866 issue of the Gaceta de Manila mentions that “the church was still under construction. “

The report on the pastoral visit of Fr. José Seguí, Archbishop of Manila to Pampanga in 1831 tends to shed some light on the details of the construction of the church. On May 10, 1831, Archbishop Segui proceeded to Minalin after making a similar pastoral visit to the nearby town of Baliuag (now Sto. Tomas.) Archbishop Segui was met at the church door by the secular parish priest of Minalin, Don Quintin Cándido Paríon, together with other local personages. It was reported that when Fr. Paríon arrived in Minalin, “the church was in ruins that they had to celebrate the sacrifice of the mass in a granary (camarin). “ The Inventario de 1827 says that the church “had five altars: the major altar, its two collaterals and two (others) found under the choir loft, with their corresponding images.” Curiously though, the 1831 report mentions only of “three altars and a convent with a roof made of nipa. The same report concludes by indicating that the liquidated funds (of the parish) amount to 938 tributes, with a population of 4,893 souls.

During Dr. Mauricio Miranda’s tenure as parish priest (1834), a great flood occurred in this town “that everything that was planted was inundated and many domestic animals were drowned.” The town experienced another flood “which brought waters higher than the level of the houses” during Fr. Ignacio Manzanares’ tenure.

Later accounts tell that Fr. Isidro Bernardo restored and embellished the church in 1877. While Fr. Galo de la Calle (1890) and Fr. Vicente Ruiz (1895) are known to have repaired minor damages during their respective tenure. Fray Ruiz is the last Augustinian friar assigned before the Revolution. Minalin church may have suffered only minor and insignificant damages during the Philippine Revolution for it is one of those few parishes that did not file any war claim.

In 1937 the Most Rev. Michael O’Doherty, Archbishop of Manila, approved the request of Rev. Fr. Prudencio David, parish priest of Minalin for permission and disbursement of funds for the re-plastering of the walls, and repainting of the church interiors. Fr. David was replaced by Fr. Daniel Castrillo, a Spanish Augustinian who was formerly assigned to Porac, in August 1942.

Bernardo Poblete (alias “Banal,”a.k.a. “Tandang Banal), one of the leaders that helped found the HUKBALAHAP (HUK) movement during the Japanese Occupation, was from Minalin. Poblete, a former active member of the Aguman ding Maldang Talapagobra (AMT,) a pre-war peasant socialist movement in Pampanga, was later elected as one of the four generals of the military committee which later became the “general headquarters. “ Minalin became for a while, one of the hot beds of HUK activity in Pampanga. Socialist Party founder Pedro B. Abad Santos stayed in Minalin during latter war years. He died of an acute ulcer with intestinal complications in a HUK settlement in Minalin on January 15, 1945.

On May 11 1948, Rev. Fr. Genaro M. Sazon laid down plans for a Catholic high school which will be housed in the parish convent. Minalin Academy opened its doors in 1948 with 40 students and 4 teachers.

The inscription of the Minalin Church by the National Museum in the Registry of National Cultural Treasures affirms its outstanding historical and cultural value which is highly significant and important to the country and nation. The inscription will provide the necessary government for its protection, conservation, and restoration. With the synergy of the parish church, the local government, and civic and non-governmental organizations, the inscription of Minalin Church as a national cultural treasure gives it the much needed impetus to boost local tourism. One of its outstanding features being its extant four capillas posas, a rarity, being the only one in the country, as confirmed in one of the most recent books on Philippine churches. (article copied verbatim from:

People of Minalin, Pampanga, Philippines

Total Population of Minalin as of 2010 Census: 44,001

Registered voters as of 2010 per Comelec: 25,242

Local Government Unit LGU of Minalin, Pampanga, Philippines

The Sangguniang Panlungsod is composed of the City (Municipality) Vice-Mayor as Presiding Officer, regular Sanggunian members (Councilors), the President of the Association of Barangay Captains and the President of the Sangguniang Kabataan.

They shall exercise and perform the legislative powers and duties as provided for under Republic Act No. 7160, otherwise known as the Local Government Code of 1991. Shall consider and conduct thorough study all matters brought to their attention and consequently pass resolutions, enact ordinances and to introduce recommendations.

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Businesses in Minalin, Pampanga, Philippines

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Churches, Mosques, or Places of Worship in Minalin, Pampanga, Philippines

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Schools in Minalin, Pampanga, Philippines

School year 2015-2016 starts Monday, June 1, 2015 and ends Friday, April 1, 2016, for public elementary and secondary schools. The SY will consist of 201 school days, inclusive of the five-day In-Service Training (INSET) break. The different school events and activities, including the number of school days per quarter, are contained in Enclosure No. 1. Source: Department of Education

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Economy of Minalin, Pampanga, Philippines

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Natural Resources of Minalin, Pampanga, Philippines

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Let us plant more trees in every barangay in the entire Philippines. It does not make any difference if the barangay is urban, partially urban or rural; we need more trees. Trees will prevent erosion, provide oxygen, prevent green house effect, and even a place of business for the shade tree mechanic.

The Philippines is a tropical country and practically anything will grow. The DENR has the planting trees project that goes on every year. Lots of picture taking for the media. Planting trees one by one is the "human" way of doing it. This individual planting of trees is good if done to "line" the roads and highways with trees or along fences or property divisions, or if you have a plantation.

To reforest the nation of the Philippines we have to plant trees the "mother nature" way. Sow the seeds during the rainy season. Go deep into "bald" forests and plant trees by sowing seeds. If there's not enough volunteers to do this, use the military helicopters to fly over the designated areas and sow the seeds.

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We are using our rivers as our sewer system. If you ask a Filipino, "Are the Filipinos a clean people?" The answer is an automatic, "Yes!". However, the Filipinos are suffering from the same disease or attitude as most people do, and that is the "NIMBY" disease or "NIMBY" attitude. (NIMBY) Not In My Back Yard. So it is OK to dump my garbage and sewer there. Not mine! Someone else will take care of it.

This attitude is killing our rivers. Your great-grandparents, grandparents or parents were once proud to tell the stories of how they enjoyed swimming in the river behind your house or nearby. However, you can't say the same or tell the same stories to your kids or grand kids. Why? Because your generation is killing the river.


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  • Visayas Avenue, Diliman, 1100 Quezon City, Philippines
  • +63-2-929-6626

We have so much water in the Philippines and yet very little to drink.

Instead of relying too much on Diesel fuel and Coal to generate the majority of Philippine's Electrical energy Supply, we can concentrate more on renewable and sustainable source of energy such as: Hydro Power, Solar Power, and Wind Power. We have too many black outs.

Tourists Attractions of Minalin, Pampanga, Philippines

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Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of Minalin, Pampanga, Philippines

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Minalin, Pampanga supports Philippine Cycling

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  • ILOILO CITY, April 27-May 2, 2015 (PNA) – Some 5,000 bikers are expected to join the second Iloilo Bike Festival slated April 27-May 2, 2015 as the city continues to aspire to become a bike-able walkable metropolis. The activity that supported by the John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime University (JBLFMU) and Megaworld Iloilo aims to promote Iloilo as a safe and bike friendly city, promote the share-a-road movement encourage Ilonggos to commute via biking and raise Ilonggos awareness on the benefits of biking on health, safety and environment concerns. Read More....
  • CYCLING Le Tour de Filipinas 2015 set as country celebrates 60 years of top-caliber cycling Feb 1 to Feb 4 2015 - View the result of the race: A four stage race. Stage 1 starts in Balanga and back to Balanga for a 126K race Feb 1, 2015 (Sunday); stage 2 starts in Balanga, Bataan to Iba, Zambales for a 154.7 K race Feb 2, 2015 (Monday); stage 3 starts in Iba, Zambales to Lingayen, Pangasinan for a 150.1K race Feb 3, 2015 (Tuesday); stage 4 starts in Lingayen, Pangasinan to Baguio City, Benguet for a 101.7K race Feb 4, 2015 (Wednesday). For a total distance of 532.5 Kms. Read More >>>
  • Ronda Pilipinas: Feb 8 - 27 2015:>> Discovering young riders for the national team will be the main objective of the LBC Ronda Pilipinas 2015 when the country’s premiere cycling race hits the road on Feb. 8 in Butuan City. Ronda Pilipinas executive project director Moe Chulani said the international multistage bikathon, which ends on Feb. 27, will have two qualifying legs of four stages each in Mindanao and the Visayas where the top riders will advance to face a tough foreign challenge in the six-stage Luzon finale. Read More>>>

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