Barangay Dolores - Capas Tarlac (1)

Barangay Dolores

History of Barangay Dolores

         In 1954, this humble agricultural barangay hailing just a few kilometers from the center of Capas actually got its name after the areas patron saint, Nuestra Senora Dolores.

Having been acclaimed as one of the municipality’s  premiere barangay in the agricultural industry, its major population  are engaged in farming or estimated at 70 %. Meanwhile, 20% are factory workers, and the other 10% are professional’s consisting chiefly of young professionals.

Aside from the traditional rice, corn, sugarcane, vegetable farming, and nursery gardens, residents are now engaged to modern livestock and poultry business.

Innovative commercial approaches have also begun to shape in this barangay. It is now considered a premier agri-tourism destination in Central Luzon and in the Philippines as it houses the farmhouse by EDL, an all-organic farm resort catering complete farm tours , swimming, overnight accommodations, healthy options and fresh produce products.

            The first Barangay Captain here in the Brgy. Dolores is Brgy. Capt. Artemeo Figueroa, 2nd Brgy. Capt. Marcelino Talavera, 3rd Brgy. Capt. Apolonio Guevarra, 4th Brgy. Capt. Ruben Camaya, 5th Brgy. Juanito Pabustan, 6th Brgy. Capt. Ruben Nacu, 7th Brgy. Capt. Felimon Pabustan Sr., 8th Brgy.  Capt. Benigno N. Pabustan, 9th Brgy. Capt. Noel Guevarra then at present Brgy. Capt. Benigno N. Pabustan.

            Having a resident’s population about more or less 6,000 with 2,496 voters, and it contains 8 sitios, which is sitio Kural, Sitio Lipat, Sitio Garden, Sitio (4) kwatro or pulo, Sitio Riverside, Sitio Nueve, Sitio Pies and Centro.

            Dolores contains an area of 617,775.7. The Agriculture area 585,307.9 residential 10,619.7 with a total of 595,927.6 has, mostly residents 70% are farmers, 10% professionals and 20% factory workers.

            It contains 1 High School which is Capas, High School with more or less 5,000 students population 1 Elementary School which is Dolores Elementary School with 700 more or less population, Chapels, 1 Church along the Arthur Hi-way, Day Care, Health Center and Brgy. Hall.

            At present Dolores become one of the progressive Barangay of Capas it becomes the center of commercials along Mc Arthur Hi-way.

Dolores has four sitios whose people are engaged in the growing of rice, corn, sugarcane, and vegetables. Poultry raising is also engaged by some businessmen under contract growing scheme. Located just 3 kilometers away from the Poblacion, the area has the potential to absorb the spill-over of urbanization between Estrada and the nearby urban barangays of Capas.

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