Barangay Cutcut II
History of Barangay Cutcut II
Due to unavailability of reference to prove on where Barangay Cutcut really got its name, one can only speculate and rely on folklores that were handed down through generations by elders and residents of the barangay.
As per these folklores, etymology of the name Cutcut is coined from the Kapampangan phrase, “Cutcut mete” (graveyard). The story goes during the Japanese occupation wherein a group of Japanese soldiers turn up to the place and came across two local women doing their laundry by the river. After being asked on what was the name of the area, the two women responded on a gloomy faces that it was a place for burying the dead.
Despite the fact the several attempts were made in the past by responsible leaders of both Barangay Cutcut I and Cutcut II to establish the veracity of these folklores, these efforts , however sincere, have failed to thrive , and intentions wherein gone idle up to this present time .
Nowadays, Barangay Cutcut has been divided into two barangays namely Barangay Cutcut I (first) and Barangay Cutcut II (second) for socio political reasons.
These days , Barangay Cutcut I is home of the proud replica of the Death March Monument situated in Sitio Malutung Gabun, a must see Tourism destination, address of 6 residential subdivisions over the 11 sitios , and host for 2 high school and 2 primary school institutions.
Whilst Cutcut II is home for the ever first settlers of Barangay Cutcut, the Aetas, that we forced to vacate the land as the Spanish colonizers set foot in the province. It is also the site of Kalangitan Sanitary Landfill that was operated by Metro Clark Waste Management Corporation.
At present, both Barangays are still engaged in the traditional agricultural industry like rice and sugarcane farming and livestock, poultry and fish farming, as where Capas is known for. While modern commercial industry is up and rising in the area, both barangays are expected to go beyond progression.