Barangay Sto. Domingo I
History of Barangay Sto. Domingo I
First named Camino Real during the Spanish regime because of a newly built in the area running from the south to north, Barangay Sto. Domingo then, was just a forest, a good hunting grounds for its abundant wild animals.
It was also when the British extended the railway from Manila to North that a few people from the province of Zambales occupied the place to cultivate it.
When the Americans came, people who live in the area, near the railroads, made cantonments and turned the gracing places for their houses.
After a few years, prominent families from other barrios like the Guevarra, Salonga and Rodriguez clans, respectively, found the area good for farmlands. It was then the Guevarra’s brought the figure out Sto. Domingo in the area.
Then in 1911, the authorities changed the name of then Camino Real to Barangay Sto. Domingo in honor of the late Domingo Guevarra.
In the course of time, Barangay Sto. Domingo was divided into two, Sto. Domingo I (first) that became Japanese garrison during their occupation, and Sto. Domingo II (Second).
Despite being garrison for the Japanese soldiers during Japanese occupation. Sto. Domingo, especially the Capas Central School, surpassed the test of time.
Sto. Domingo I is now one of the commercial district of Capas wherein profitable establishment emerge different means of livelihood exist and a prayer garden lies.
While Sto. Domingo II on the other hand, is considered one of the most highly developed barangay in Capas and houses the town’s Municipal Hall. Several commercial establishments and restaurants also risen in the area for strategic location and well maintained peace and order.