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|Distance from Manila: 185 KM|
|It belongs to one of the many coastal municipalities of the province but is one of the few with a satellite island, Cagabalete.|
There are many stories as to how Mauban got it name. One story goes this way. Once upon a time, the head of the village where the present site of Mauban is located was nicknamed "Ma-Uban" because he had gray hairs since his boyhood days. He was very strong and brave. Because of this, he was looked up by the villagers especially when the Moro pirates savagely attacked the village. So as a gesture of respect and admiration he was called "GAT UBAN" and the village was eventually named "nayon ni Ma-Uban".
Another is that during the early part of the Spanish regime, there were plenty of Malauban trees in the present site of Mauban. But this story seems to be just an imagination for according to a report from the Bureau of Forestry there was no such kind of tree.
Mauban was found in 1583, in a place dubbed as Pinagbayanan. In 1600, it was transferred to Balaybalay and afterwards was transferred again to Mt. Soledad. Forty-seven years later, it was established in a place where Mauban is located today.
The transfer of Mauban from one place to another was due to frequent attacks of Moro pirates.
DR. ST. BONAVENTURE
It was in 1647 that Dr. St. Bonaventure was made patron saint of the town.
During the Spanish rule, at the time when Galleon Trade was at its height, historical accounts show that ships from Mexico used to stop at Mauban and unload cargoes and passengers.
From 1677 until now, the town of Mauban has different town heads. The town head was firstly called "Kapitan", then "Alkalde", then back again to "Kapitan", then President, and eventually "Mayor".
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