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Capas-Tarlac-Mayor

Message of the Mayor

One of the important things we have learned from the past is courage: courage to face our adversities; courage to fight for what is right; courage to accept the truth and difficulties; courage to look forward and look back sometimes.

Within one year, I have received so much love, support and warmth coming from all stake holders, friends, supporters, my wife Lenny and my kids Christine, Miguel and Pauline, our family, department heads, from the Sanguniang Bayan, co-public officials and co-public servants.

And lucky I am, I am not able to serve my fellow capaseños and return to my post six years after, I am rather humbled and blessed to be trusted with another set of fruitful years to honor our history and mark the future of our municipality.

I sincerely salute our ancestors for handing us their dream, vision and values. I salute all the heroes and defenders, Filipino and American Soldiers, civilians and capaseños who have fought with the bravery and loyalty during the World War II and in our daily lives.

Barangay Talaga - Capas Tarlac (23)

Barangay Talaga

History of Barangay Talaga

As stated by then eldest person in the barangay, Mrs. Dolores Mungcal Salas (D), Barangay Talaga got its name from  from a folklore aside from the literal translation of the Kapampangan word Talaga which means “a well” (deep well).

Barangay Sto. Rosario - Capas Tarlac (1)

History of  Barangay Sto. Rosario

First known as Sitio Pagbatuan and Sitio Gudya in the 1700’s, barangay Sto. Rosario got its name during the 18th century when a certain Father Juan de Sta. Lucia became the Recollect Missionary of Capas.

According to the story, Father Juan was devoted in praying the Holy Rosary. It was said that whenever he prays the rosary, he puts himself in chains to show his great devotions.

Barangay Sto. Domingo II - Capas Tarlac (1)

History of Barangay Sto. Domingo II

Then in 1911, the authorities changed the name of then Camino Real to Barangay Sto. Domingo in honor of the late Domingo Guevarra.

In the course of time, Barangay Sto. Domingo was divided into two, Sto. Domingo I (first) that became Japanese garrison during their occupation, and Sto. Domingo II (Second).

History of Barangay Sto. Domingo I

First named Camino Real during the Spanish regime because of a newly built in the area running from the south to north, Barangay Sto. Domingo then, was just a forest, a good hunting grounds for its abundant wild animals.

It was also when the British extended the railway from Manila to North that a few people from the province of Zambales occupied the place to cultivate it.