History of Barangay Cubcub
Cubcub is an urban barangay carve out from poblacion. Like other barangays in the Philippines, it was created through PD No. 286 under the component of the integrated Reorganization plan (IRP) of the national government.
As then was told by the old folks, the name Cubcub was derived from the Kapampangan word “kubkuban” which means to surround together. It is located at the center of the municipality and the pioneer settlers of the barangay were the families of Balagtas, Capuno , Patanguie, Capul, David, Quitalig, Dizon and Pineda’s.
The barangay is a known rice and sugar cane farmland in which the “Pero Caril” augment supplies for the Bamban Sugar Mill then and the Luisita Sugar Mil up to date.
During the time of the British colony, the Americans built the Capas Gabaldon and the Capas East Central School which became the very first structures and historical monuments of Cubcub.
In the Japanese Occupation Era, the Gabaldon Elementary School became a garrison camp making the life of the people in Cubcub miserable with the rampant inhumane treatment of the World War II occupying force.
Meanwhile in the 60’s, the municipal hall once stood at Cubcub along with the public market, Post Office, Police Station, and the Rural Health Center. Unfortunately, the municipal hall and the Capas Public Market were burnt down by fire resulting to the transfer or the Municipal Hall, to Sto. Domingo II.
To this day, it is a great producer of rice, sugarcane, vegetables, fish processed food and export quality garments, and highly residential and commercialized areas in the poblacion. In totality, Cubcub is a good place to visit day or night for food hunt because of its agricultural side, fresh finds, resort and food hubs, street food, and a whole variety of kiosks and colorful lights in front of the Capas Public Market.
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