Three centuries ago, Mabitac was an excellent hunting ground for wild games. Native hunters used numerous cave-ins or trap-ins called "bitag" in the local dialect, hence the place was referred to as "Mabitag", meaning full of traps.
Mabitac used to be a bario of Siniloan and became an independent town in 1611. Mabitac's notable sons were Juan Cailles and Fidel Sario, both were revolutionary generals who figured prominently in the war against Spain.
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