November 29, 2022

CARE

BARANGAY CARE HISTORY

Barangay Care is also part of the West District Division of 76 Barangay in Tarlac City. It surrounded by the different barangays from differents parts. From their Northern side is Barangay Sapang Maragul, from their Western side is Municipality of San Jose, and from their Southern side is Barangay Tibag.

It is approximately 4.6 kilometers away from city proper. It has a total land area of 869.46 hectares. 169.0 hectares corresponds to an agricultural and 700.46 hectares designate to residential and industrial area.

It also divided into 7 Sitio’s namely: Sitio Bayug, Sitio Dilain, Sitio kasulukan, Sitio Mangga, Sitio Bungang Lupa, Sitio Pakilyo, Sitio Manalang

Barangay Care classified as Rural Barangay, it has a total population of four thousand three hundred thirty (4,330) as of 2005, and a household population of five hundred ninety eight (598).

Barangay Care was both agricultural and commercial barangay. Farming is also one of their major sources of livelihood. They cultivate palay, vegetables and corn. Other residents were employees, laborers, construction workers, and drivers and so on. Some Residents has their own business stall such as sari sari stores, canteen and others.

During Spanish regime, Barangay Care in one of the known sitio of Barangay Tibag. Sitio Care considered as forestry where trees and tall grasses grew. Rapidly and numerously “Care” came from 2 word “Kara-Kara” where it was first heard by the conscious by they find time looking for where that sound came from and what behind “Kara-Kara” and it was discovered that the sound came from monkey-noise. Due to language difference and difficulty, Spaniards pronounced “Kara-Kara” as “Kare-Kare”. They foretold their experience to the residence of the area and barangay Kare residents coined “Care” as Barangay Care.

It was the year 1990; the Barangay Care grew in size in population, a petition made by Cesario Navarro approving Barangay Care as separated and natural barangay of Tarlac. In addition, he was the first appointed Barangay Captain of Barangay Care.

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

Barangay Care celebrates their feast day every January 15-16 as a thanksgiving to the patron.

TOTAL POPULATION PROJECTION

1996

2,170

2001

3,314

1997

2,213

2002

3,551

1998

2,257

2003

3,800

1999

2,302

2004

4,059