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CUB-CUB

Cub-Cub is an urban barangay situated adjacent to the poblacion. Similar to other barangays across the Philippines, it was established through PD No. 286 as part of the Integral Reorganization Plan (IRP) of the national government. It is known for its cultivation of rice, sugarcane, vegetables, and fish. Notable landmarks within Cub-Cub include the Capas Public Market, Capas Gabaldon Elementary School, Animal Kingdom Foundation Inc. Rescue Center, and various private resorts.

According to local lore, the name “Cub-Cub” originates from the Kapampangan term “Kubkuban,” meaning to gather or encircle together. Positioned at the heart of the municipality, Cub-Cub was initially settled by pioneering families such as Balagtas, Capuno, Patangui, Capul, David, Quitalig, Dizon, and Pineda.

Many prominent political figures and public servants of Capas trace their roots back to Cub-Cub, including Alberto Stockton, Gerardo David, Venancio Pineda, Eliseo Zarate, Gener Quitalig, Alfonso Sicat, and Don Juan Zarate, among others.

The barangay boasts fertile farmland for rice and sugarcane cultivation, with produce historically transported via “ferrocaril” to Luisita Sugar Mill and then Bamban Sugar Mill.

During the 1960s, the Municipal Hall, alongside the Public Market, Post Office, Police Station, and Rural Health Center, were all situated in this barangay. However, a devastating fire razed the Municipal Hall and Capas Public Market, prompting the relocation of the Municipal Hall to Barangay Sto. Domingo II.

Official Website of Municipality of Capas, Province of Tarlac