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.
In 1864, a cholera epidemic hit the place making Father Juan as one of the victims. In respect and in memory of the priest, residents of the community continued the sacred practice of Father Juan and called their place as “lugar ng mga taong mahilig magrosaryo” (a place of people devoted to rosary). This name stuck and up to these days, the place is called Sto. Rosario.
At present, Sto. Rosario is known of its countless poultry produce and commercial buildings that sustain the barangay. It is also talk-of-the-town for foodies for the Capas Waking Street every weekends.