Macabebe, Pampanga
Macabebe is a 2nd class municipality in the province of Pampanga
Pampanga is a province of the Philippines located in the Central Luzon region. Its capital is the City of San Fernando, Pampanga. Pampanga is bordered by the provinces of Bataan and Zambales to the west, Tarlac and Nueva Ecija to the north, and Bulacan to the southeast...

, Philippines
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. According to the latest census, it has a population of 70,332 people in 12,141 households.


Macabebe is politically subdivided into 25 barangay
A barangay is the smallest administrative division in the Philippines and is the native Filipino term for a village, district or ward...

  • Batasan
  • Caduang Tete
  • Candelaria
  • Castuli
  • Consuelo
  • Dalayap
  • Mataguiti
  • San Esteban
  • San Francisco
  • San Gabriel (Pob.)
  • San Isidro
  • San Jose
  • San Juan
  • San Rafael
  • San Roque
  • San Vicente
  • Santa Cruz (Pob.)
  • Santa Lutgarda
  • Santa Maria
  • Santa Rita
  • Santo Niño
  • Santo Rosario (Pob.)
  • Saplad david
  • Telacsan
  • Tacasan

  • History

    Macabebe, an ancient town in the province of Pampanga is intimately linked to the Pampanga River (Rio Grande de la Pampanga). The Macabebes were the first known Kapampangans. In the Spanish Colonial period of the Philippines, Macabebe was considered one of the oldest and most important communities of Pampanga.

    The ancient town of Macabebe owes its importance to its location along the Rio Grande de la Pampanga (Pampanga River). The river's routes and its northern tributaries provided the pathways to the early major settlements in Pampanga. The English translation of Macabebe, meaning: 'bordering the river banks' describes the historical heritage of the ancient town.

    The Macabebe dialect is said to be harsher and louder than others due to how the towns people must have had to communicate across the river.

    The Pampanga River is of great importance to Macabebe. Fishing is still a major source of sustenance and income for its residents. A number of fisheries can be found along the river banks.

    The province of Pampanga is also the traditional homeland of the Kapampangan people
    Kapampangan people
    The Kapampangans or Capampan͠gans are the sixth largest Filipino ethnolinguistic group, numbering about 2,890,000. The original Kapampangans may have descended from Austronesian-speaking immigrants to Luzon during the Iron Age.The province of Pampanga is traditional homeland of the Kapampangans...

    . The Kapampangan of Macabebe have played a dynamic and at times conflicting role in the history of the Philippines. They fought against the Spanish in 1571, but they also defended the last Spanish garrison against revolutionaries in 1898.

    In 1901, American General Frederick Funston
    Frederick Funston
    Frederick N. Funston also known as Fred Funston, was a General in the United States Army, best known for his role in the Spanish-American War and the Philippine-American War...

     and his troops captured Philippine President Emilio Aguinaldo
    Emilio Aguinaldo
    Emilio Aguinaldo y Famy was a Filipino general, politician, and independence leader. He played an instrumental role during the Philippines' revolution against Spain, and the subsequent Philippine-American War or War of Philippine Independence that resisted American occupation...

     in Palanan, Isabela
    Palanan, Isabela
    Palanan is a remote 2nd class municipality in the province of Isabela, Philippines. According to the latest census, it has a population of 16,254 people in 2,837 households....

    , with the help of some Kapampangans (called the Macabebe Scouts after their home locale) who had joined the Americans' side. The Americans pretended to be captives of the Macabebes, who were dressed in Philippine Army uniforms. Once Funston and his “captors” entered Aguinaldo's camp, they immediately fell upon the guards and quickly overwhelmed them and the weary Aguinaldo.


    Catholic 90%, Members Church Of God,International 2%, Iglesia ni Cristo 4%, Evangelicals 3%, Others 1%.

    Town Fiesta

    Every September 10 in honor of San Nicolas de Tolentino (St. Nicholas of Tolentino), the town's patron saint.
    Barangay Caduang Tete Every 2nd Sunday of May

    Barangay Fiesta

    • Barangay Sta. Maria (has the largest area among other barangays in Macabebe) celebrates fiesta every Last Sunday of April in honor of St. Mary, Mother of Jesus.
    • Barangay San Jose celebrates fiesta every 3rd Sunday of March in honor of St. Joseph.
    • Barangay Sto. Rosario celebrates fiesta every 1st of May in honor of The Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary.
    • Barangay San Rafael celebrates fiesta every 24th of October in honor of St. Raphael the Archangel
    • Barangay San Juan celebrates fiesta every 24th of June in honor of St. John the Baptist, people splash water to each other.
    • Barangay San Gabriel and barangay Caduang Tete celebrates fiesta every 2nd Sunday of May in honor of St. Gabriel the Archangel.
    • Barangay San Isidro celebrates fiesta every 15th of May in honor of St. Isidore the Farmer.
    • Barangay Sto. Nino celebrates fiesta twice a year one is every 3rd Sunday of January and the other one is every 3rd Sunday of April in honor of the Sto. Nino.
    • Barangay Batasan Celebrates fiesta every 2nd day of February in the honor of Nuestra Senora de Candelaria
    • Barangay Santa Rita celebrates fiesta every 22nd of May in honor of St. Rita.
    • Barangay San Roque celebrates fiesta every 1st Sunday of May in honor of Saint Roch but the Western celebrates his death every August 16 (13)
    • Brgy.Sta.Lutgarda celebrates fiesta every 1st sunday of May and 16th day of june in honor of the birth of their patron Apung Sta.Lutgarda
    • Brgy. San Vicente celebrates fiesta every first sunday of April
    • Brgy. San Francisco celebrates fiesta every second sunday of April kirk gerald reyes

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