November 29, 2022

CAPEHAN

BARANGAY CAPEHAN HISTORY

Barangay Capehan is also part of the South District Division of Barangays in Tarlac City. It bounded by Barangay Central on the North, Barangay San Miguel on the Northwest, Barangay Atioc on the West, Barangay San Francisco on the Southwest, Barangay Sapang Tagalog on the South and Barangay Buenavista on the East.

It is approximately 7.2 kilometers away from city proper. It has a total land area of 243.91 hectares wherein 63.0 hectares designated to an agricultural area and remaining 180.91 hectares designated to residential area and commercial.

It also divided into 7 blocks: Block 1, Block 2, Block 3, Block 4, Block 5, Block 6, Block 7. Three Sitio’s:  Calle Onse, Calle dose, Camelot Stable.

Barangay Capehan classified as Rural Barangay, it has a total population of one thousand eight hundred forty-five (1,845) as of 2005, and a household population of three hundred sixty six (366).

Barangay Capehan is also an agricultural barangay. Farming is one of their primary sources of livelihood. They cultivate palay, corn, vegetables and sugarcane. Other residents were employees, labores, construction workers, drivers and so on. Some residents were having their own business such as sari sari store and so on.

Barangay Capehan is established and became a separate barangay was just a sitio of San Miguel called Sitio Capehan. Why it is called “Capehan”? Elder residents old this barangay foretold their history that the name “Capehan” originated because of the coffee tree plantation situated in this area. At early time, this barangay was filled of coffee tree. Because of its uncounted number and growth of coffee trees, residents of their place decided to name their place as “Capehan”, which means that a coffee tree plantation.

As timely changed and rapidly growth of population and can compared now to a barangay, residents of this place united their ideas and decided to file a petition for a separation of their sitio Capehan from their mother San Miguel. By year 1973 at exact date of September 25, through the help of resolution number 137, Sitio Capehan established as a new barangay in Tarlac City.

Pioneering families of this place were Gonzales Family, Manantan Family, Mateo Family, Ignacio Family, Aquino Family, Estabillo Family, and Victoria Family.

September 25, 1873

Resolution #137

On motion of Councilor Alfredo Villafaña, seconded by Councilor Jesus L. Francisco,

RESOLVED, that the petition of the family heads and registered voters of Sitio Capehan, San Miguel, this municipality, for the conversion of their place into a separate and independent barrio, although it has no school site of its own at present, be forwarded, together with the supporting papers thereof, including the sketch map showing the boundaries of the proposed barrio in relation to its mother barrio, as well as to neighboring and adjacent barrios, to the Honorable the Provincial Board of Tarlac, recommending favorable consideration thereon.

Ninety percent of the total populations are Pampango, and the rest are Tagalog, Bisaya, Pangasinense, and Ilocano.

Barangay Capehan celebrates their feast day every October 30 as thanksgiving to the patron Our Lady of Fatima. Our Lady of Fatima is the title given to the Blessed Virgin Mary by those who believe that she appeared to three shepherd children at Fátima, Portugal on the 13th day of six consecutive months in 1917, starting on 13 May, the Fatima holiday. The title of Our Lady of the Rosary is also used in reference to the same apparition; the children related that the apparition specifically identified herself as “the Lady of the Rosary” her prediction and warning for the future.

TOTAL POPULATION PROJECTION

1996

1,436

2001

1,940

1997

1,465

2002

2,036

1998

1,494

2003

2,135

1999

1,524

2004

2,235

2000

1,845

2005

2,335