BARANGAY CULIPAT HISTORY
Barangay Culipat is also part of East District Division of Barangays in Tarlac City Barangay Buhilit bound it on the Northwest, Barangay Trinidad on the Northeast, Barangay Matatalaib on the South and Barangay Bora on the East.
It is approximately 4.8 kilometers away from city proper. It has a total land area of 288.60 hectares. The 84.71 hectares corresponds to agriculture and the remaining area designate to residential with an area of 203.89 hectares.
It also divided into 7 Purok namely: Purok 1, Purok 2, and Purok 3 to Purok 7.
Barangay Culipat classified as Rural Barangay, it has a total population of one thousand four hundred seventy nine (1,479) as of 2005, and a household population of two hundred twenty three (223).
Barangay Culipat is an agricultural Barangay. Farming is one of the major sources of their livelihood. Approximately 80 % of the total populace in this barangay was farmers. They cultivate palay, corn, vegetables and others. Other residents were employees, laborers, contruction workers, drivers, and so on. Some residents have their own business such as sari-sari stores and others.
Barangay Culipat according to the elders who live in this place had story on how the name of their barangay originates. In early times, this place has a big, wide and deep lake. One day a rich man together with his pet dog was trying to cross the lake. A man easily crosses the other side of the lake and his pet dog left at the other side. The dog was afraid to cross the lake. Because of that, the man was trying to call his pet by means of “Cu, Cu…Lipat” continuously. After a few minutes, the dog suddenly jumped on the lake and swum until it reaches the other side of the lake. The name of this place was derived from the natural way of calling dog which is “Cu, Cu” and the term “Lipat “ or transfer/cross as what the man say. From that term, the name “Culipat” originated. The pioneers in this place are the Romero, Briones, and Tamayo family.
Resolved, that before forwarding to Congressman Constancio Castañeda the petition of Calingcuan, Maliwalo, Tarlac, Tarlac dated September 06, 1955 requesting that a bill be presented in Congress to make the said place a separate Barrio, the said petition be reffered to the Councilor of the district for confirmation of the facts mentioned and to see to it that the same has all the necessary requirements.
Before the enactment of this resolution, Councilor Paras suggested that perhaps it was better to forward the petition direct to the Congressman of Tarlac it was address to him in the first place.
Eighty percent of the total populations are Pampango, and the rest are Tagalog, Bisaya, Pangasinense, and Ilocano.
Barangay Culipat celebrates their feast day every April 05 as a thanksgiving to the patron Saint Vincent de Ferrer. Saint Vincent de Ferrer is the angel of the judgement and the preacher, the miracle worker and the Master of Sacred Theology.
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