History of Barangay Sta. Rita
Registered first as Barrio Sta. Rita, the young barangay has formerly been a community called Talimunduc or tali-talimunduc (lots of hilly places) because of its terrestrial physiques high level serving like hills.
During the early 1950s, the barrio was owned by Don Gonzalo then Marcelo Rodriguez and finally transferred to Mr. Guanzon who eventually subdivided the estate and ceded lands among its tenants in the year 1967.
On the same year, the residents in the barangay agreed to contribute two cavans of palays for two years to build a Roman Catholic Chapel with the Sta. Rita de Cassia as its patron saint.
And later in 1968, the barrio was re-named and officially registered as Barangay Sta. Rita in honor of its Patron Saint and feast every 22nd day of May.
Also, the barangay has its own niche in the country’s history as it was the home barangay to the elusive Bernabe Buscayno, historically known as “Kumander Dante’ or simply “Ka Dante” the recognized founder of the New People’s Army in 1960s.
Sta. Rita then, hosted an underground university, especially conducted to indoctrinate ideas of the revolutionary government and converted many tunnels and passages intend for uprising.
Today, Barangay Sta. Rita is a peaceful and developing barangay which cradles an interesting farm not known to many, even to some Capaseños. Covering hectares land from barangay Sta. Rita to barangay Estrada, then the farm raises a huge number of this known thick-skinned aquatic reptiles – the crocodiles. Thus, the crocodile farm exports quality crocodile eggs here and abroad.
On the other hand, Sta.Rita is also known agricultural area wherein the prime industry is rice production, sugarcane cultivation and organic vegetables farming. Residents here are also engaged to painting, poultry, livestock raising and modern farming equipment inventions.