General Mamerto Natividad (also known as Gen. M. Natividad) is a 4th class municipality in the province of Nueva Ecija, Philippines. According to the latest census, it has a population of 33,354 people in 5,663 households. The municipality of Gen. M. Natividad is the youngest among municipalities in the province which was created on June 22, 1957 by virtue of RA 1863. The main source of income in the community is agricultural farming.
The terrain of the municipality is generally flat with some hilly portion on the eastern part. At the latest classification issued by the Department of Finance, the municipality is a fourth income class with an annual income of P 54,968,352.65.
The municipality’s total population is 38,090 as of 2010 NSO survey. It is bounded in the north by the Municipality of Rizal, on the east by the Municipality of Bongabon, on the northwest by the Municipality of Llanera and on the south by the City of Cabanatuan.
The total area of the municipality is 11,800 hectares and subdivided into 20 barangays namely, Balangkare Norte, Balangkare Sur, Balaring, Belen, Bravo, Burol, Kabulihan, Mag-asawang Sampaloc, Manarog, Mataas na Kahoy, Panacsac, Picaleon, Pinahan, Platero, Poblacion, Pula, Pulong Singkamas, Sapang Bato, Talabutab Norte, and Talabutab Sur.
The municipality’s climate has two distinct seasons, the wet and the dry. Wet seasons cover the month of May to October and the dry season starts from November to April and some unpredictable weather condition due to climate change.
In 1957, the barrios of Mataas na Kahoy, Balangkare Norte, Balangkare Sur, Sapang Kawayan, Magasawang Sampaloc, Talabutab Norte, Talabutab Sur, Platero, Belen, Pecaleon, Piñahan, Kabulihan, Pasong-Hari, Balaring, Pulong Singkamas, Panaksak, Bravo, Sapang Bato, Burol, Miller, Tila Patio, Pula, Carinay, and Acacia, in the City of Cabanatuan separated from the said city and constituted into a separate and independent municipality known as General Mamerto Natividad.
Isang maunlad at masiglang pamayanan na tutugon sa sapat na kakayahang pang-sakahan tungo sa agro-industriyalisasyon na may liwa sa ibang negosyo na makapag- bibigay ng mga oportunidad sa trabaho at maitaas ang antas ng kita ng bawat pamilya.