Tiwi, the Philippines' richest source of geothermal energy, began as a barrio of Malinao before it was formally organized
as a politically independent pueblo in 1696. In the extant records of the municipality, the first chief executive of the municipal
government was Don Lorenzo Mancilla installed in 1776. The present municipal building was built during the incumbency of Mayor
Maximino Cruel in 1919. It was renovated during the term of Mayor Naomi Corral in 1990.
Currently, the municipal government of Tiwi is administered by Hon. Mayor Patria C. Gutierrez. Her stint in the UN as
chairperson of International Union of Local Authorities (IULA) Task Force for Women in Local Governance, has gained for Tiwi
a remarkable distinction in the area of women empowerment.
By year 2003 and onwards, the people of Tiwi will be pursuing an increased momentum for the attainment of peace and tranquility
as they will reap from the collective efforts of the present leadership with multi-sectoral participation in decision-making
process, for a well-improved and economically progressive citizenry, characterized by a well-balanced quest for ecological
diversity, economic development, and physically healthy and highly cultured people.
The Municipal Government of Tiwi shall promote and enhance the quality of life of its people by providing equal opportunities
for socio-cultural, economic and political development through honest and effective governance with active multi-sectoral
participation and sustained ecological balance.
Shall ensure and support, among other things, the preservation and enrichment of culture, promote health and safety, enhance
the right of the people to a balanced ecology, encourage and support the development of appropriate and self-reliant scientific
and technological capabilities, improve public morals, enhance economic prosperity and social justice, promote full employment
among their residents, maintain peace and order, and preserve the comfort and convenience of their inhabitants.