Barangay Cubcub - Capas Tarlac (1)

Barangay Cubcub

History of Barangay Cubcub

I  Historical:

            As then was told by the old folk, the name Cubcub was derived from the Pampango word “Kubkuban” which means to surround together. Barangay Cubcub is located at the center of the Municipality of Capas and has five (5) main streets namely Sto. Cristo St, JP Rizal St, V Pineda St, P Burgos St, AD Stockton St, was name after Alberto Quitalig Stockton, a World War II hero, Sto Cristo in honor of the first Iglesia ni Cristo Chapel. Barangay Cubcub before was a rice and sugar cane farmland, in which the “pero caril” which then augment Bamban Sugar Mill and the Luisita Sugar Mil.

            In the early 60’s the Municipal Hall “now at Sto. Domingo II”, is at the main center of Capas, along with the Public Market, Post Office, Police Station, and the Rural Health Center. Unfortunately the Municipal Hall and the Capas Public Market, was burned, that is why the Municipal Hall was transferred to Sto. Domingo II. Still the Capas Public Market, Rural Health Center remains.

II Socio-Economic:

            The pines settlers of the barangay come from the family of Balagtas, Capuno, Patangui, Capul, David, Quitalig, Dizon and Pineda’s. During the mid-nineteen century Barangay Cubcub was then a vast farmland especially at its Eastern South and Eastern North side. Life then was so easy as being told, there was a lot of livelihood on agricultural aspect due to its vast farmland. Barangay residents rely on the rice farm and river. You can have live native chicken given by your neighbor for lunch and dinner then as being reminisced.

            During the time of the British colony, Capas Gabaldon and the Capas East Central School was built by the Americans and were the first structure that serves as a historical monument of Cubcub.

            During the Japanese Occupation, the Gabaldon Elementary School was use by the Japanese as garrison/camp. The life of the people of Cubcub became miserable due to inhuman treatment of the occupying force of World War II.

            Gabaldon Elementary School was the only public school which, from Grade I to III, or the preparatory schooling was available then. School children at that time go to school without slippers or shoes. Other uses or wear “bakya”, a native footwear made of wood an original Filipino ingenuity. Elementary education then was compulsory and really being implied by the parents. This was then Post War era.

            The site of this school were it stand was donated by Candelaria Talavera, one of the richest family in Capas. At present with its improvement now has grade I to grade VI education level and has more a thousand school children.

            Electricity then was absent in the Barangay, until a man named Tomas Dizon the first to have a electric generator had supplied and shared the residents and pay him in return, by service and monetary aspect. Water system services was through ordinary way, water pump and from deep wells or “talaga”. The river was then use from washing clothes. In the 60’s Kellogg Capuno was the first to have a television in the barangay. Aling Gloria commonly known name, Gloria Capitulo Rodriguez, also came from poor family entered to business at the Capas Public Market, and then buy and sell of palay. David and Dizon family engage to sugar cane. Others migrated to U.S.A, seek employment to Guam, Middle East and other part of the world. This was the beginning of the progress of Barangay Cub-Cub.

            Barangay Cub-Cub has a population of 3865 people and has 739 houses. It is consist of 294.8 sq. ha. of land, with 180 sq. ha. of sugar cane farm, 80 sq. ha. of rice farm and the main part is the poblacion now a highly residential and commercialized area. Some of the 15 ha. farmland, at the Eastern part were converted to aqua-business, of “Tilapia” and “Hito” (catfish).

III. Political:

            Many of the politicians here in Capas came from Cub-Cub. Among them were Francisco Nogoy Sr., Virginia Nogoy, Ernesto Quitalig, Rufino Balagtas, Nonorato “Rudy” Balagtas, Alfonso Sicat, Gener Quitalig, Ignacio Gomez, Juanito Paras, Ex-Mayor Reynaldo David, Eliseo Zarate Sr., Don Juan Zarate, Adelina T. Salak, Tomas Dizon, Danilo Dizon, Fernando Dizon, and Tomasito Nogoy, late Mayor Gerardo David, of the martial law area and many more.

            At present political aspects here in Cub-Cub is at high level. There have been no election happened that no political figures that have entered into it were not elected. They have come and go to political arena. Barangay Cub-Cub is a haven of political names of Capas.

            Before the Marcos era Barangay was then headed by “Kabesa the barangay”, Cub-Cub then was headed by Manual Capuno. Then there was the Tinyente del Barrio, with the name of Agrifino Balagtas, Alberto Cayanan, and Jaime Patangui.

            During the Marcos era the Barangay then became the name of “Barrio”, it was then in the person of Venancio Pineda, Teodoro Balilo, Roque Capul became the Punong Barangay / Barangay Captain of Cub-Cub.

            When Marcos was overthrown from his seat by means of the people’s power another names came by at the Barangay, it was the youth who have entered and mingled the political situation. Mdme. Corazon C. Aquino became the president of the Republic of the Philippines and there were changes on the political scene. David Dizon became the Barangay Captain of Cub-Cub, then follows Ernesto Labasan in which the Comelec then made a test case, or test election in which the person who garnered the highest votes among the candidates will be elected barangay captain. Ernesto Labasan then run for thru succession Rudy Capuno became acting Punong Barangay. After the term of Rudy Capuno, Danilo Dizon was the next Barangay Captain, and followed by Elmar Dizon.

Cubcub is an urban barangay carved out from the 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. The area is a producer of rice, sugarcane, vegetable and fish.


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