It is historically known throughout the archipelago for its traders and for the bravery of its soldiers under Tarik Soliman. It has a total land area of 44.05 square kilometers and is 17.0 kilometers away from the capital City of San Fernando.
Zip Code: 2018
Macabebe is an acient town of the province of Pampanga that is intrinsically linked to the water. It is a little known fact that the Macabebes were the first known Kapampangans. During the beginning of the Spanish period in the Philippines, Macabebe was already considered as one of the oldest in the more important communities of Pampanga.
The oldness of the town owes much to its location along the Rio Grande de la Pampanga. This river's water routes and northern tributaries gave birth to all the early major settlements of the province. The English translation of macabebe ("bordering river banks") reveals the antiquity of the town once it is realized that the word pampanga means the same.
The fact that the dialect of the Macabebe is more severe and louder is attributed to how the ancestors of the town must have shouted their ideas across the waters. The Pampanga River is a valuable resource to the Macabebes, just as it has always been. Fish are still a major source of livelihood for the people of the town. Several fishponds can be found along the coast of the river.
Both Macabebe's parish and town fiestas are celebrated on September 10.
Macabebe is nestled at the southeastern part of Pampanga. On the north side lies the town of Minalin and on the northeastern border is the town of Apalit. On its east side are the towns of Masantol and Calumpit (Bulacan). To its northwest is the town of Guagua. The town of Sasmuan is located on its left side while down south is the famous Manila Bay.
Agriculture (rice) in Macabebe is thriving, along with various horticulture, fishpond (tilapia, crabs, prawns, etc.), and cottage and handicraft enterprises.
Utilities & Amenities
Telephone services are provided by Digitel and Pamtelco, internet service by Global Access, Inc., SmartBro and Globe and cable television by DatelSat Cable TV Network. The town gets its power from the Pampanga Electric Cooperative III (PELCO - III), while water is supplied by the Macabebe Water District.
Banking institutions serving the area (with one branch each) are Philippine National Bank (PNB) and Unity Savings Bank.
Macabebe has two health centers, one in Poblacion and the other in San Rafael. It has one public hospital, the Mayor Domingo B. Flores Memorial Hospital in Batasan, and private hospital and medical clinic, Our Lady of Rosary Hospital and DH Polintan Medical Clinic, both located in the Poblacion area.
Macabebe is composed of 25 barangays, namely:
2. Caduang Tete
8. San Esteban
9. San Francisco
10. San Gabriel
11. San Isidro
12. San Jose
13. San Juan
14. San Rafael
15. San Roque
16. San Vicente
17. Saplad David
18. Sta Cruz
19. Sta Lutgarda
20. Sta Maria
21. Sta Rita
22. Sto Niño
23. Sto Rosario