Prior to the arrival of the Spanish conquistadors in the Philippines in the 16th century, Lubao
was one of the three oldest settled communities in Pampanga
with advanced culture and civilization.
As the Lubenians
are known for their bravery and valor in battles, the Spaniards had to skirt Lubao
when they were colonizing the Pampanga
which was once also called Baras derived its present name from a Kapampangan word meaning "outside of the narrow sea between two isles", is typically rural and it is endowed with fertile land and water resources very rich in marine life.Farming and fishing are the main sources of livelihood of its industrious people.Its current geographical area is situated in the southwestern part of Pampanga
bounded in the north by the municipality of Floridablanca, in the east by the municipality of Guagua, in the south by the town of Sasmuan and in the west by the Province of Bataan.Lubao
catapulted to international prominence when one of its favorite sons, President Diosdado P. Macapagal was elected to the presidency of the Republic of the Philippines on November 14, 1961.His
dedication to public service is carried on by his
three offsprings namely, former Pampanga
Vice Governor Cielo Macapagal-Salgado, former Senator and current Vice President of the Philippines Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
and former Undersecretary
of Finance Diosdado Macapagal, Jr.
has an annual income of more than fifty million pesos to run the municipal government and to finance the town's carefully planned capital projects such as concrete roads, school classrooms, barangay halls, artesian wells, etc..
Second to the town of Porac in land area in Pampanga
, it covers about 156 square kilometers under its present jurisdiction.
is proud to have reared many Lubenians who excelled in government service.
The youngest Chief of Police of Lubao
at the time of his
appointment and who was credited of saving the lives of many Lubenians from the cruelties of the Japanese soldiers during World War II.
...Served as vice-governor of Pampanga and elected as congresman of the 1st District of Pampanga in the '60s.