BARANGAY CUT-CUT I HISTORY
Barangay Cut-Cut 1st is located and one of the nine Barangays enclosed in the Metro District Division of Barangay in Tarlac City. Barangay San Roque bound it on the South, Barangay Mabini on the North, Barangay Poblacion on the East, and Barangay San Vicente on the Southwest.
It is approximately 0.6 kilometers away from city proper. It has a total land area of 6.31 hectares wherein almost whole part of the area designates to both industrial and residential area. It is also the smallest barangay among the 76 Barangays in the Tarlac City.
Barangay Cut-Cut1st classified as urban Barangay, it has a total population of two hundred ninety four (294) as of 2005, and a household population of five hundred forty (540).
Barangay Cut-Cut 1st is an industrial, commercial and residential area. People residing in this barangay were mostly employees, laborers, professional, drivers, construction workers and others. Some have their own mini business stall such as sari-sari stores, canteen and so on.
As early as 1900’s during the Spanish regime, this place was a just forestry located beside the Tarlac River. Tarlac River before was just a lake because it has filled of grasslands and trees. There were only few people residing in this area then when times of Spanish colonization, the Spanish soldiers haunted Filipino guerillas. They passed by in this area. While they are running, a boy suddenly appeared on their front, stopped them, and warned them not to pass by on this area because they are in danger. Spanish soldiers did not believe him and they told him not to worry for them because he is just little a boy. The boy could not stop the soldiers and they are continuously passing on that area, and they suddenly sunk in a depth hole.
All they do not know is that the boy is not just an ordinary people. According to the folklore, he is a saint preferably, Saint Sebastian. From then on, this place was named Cut-Cut a Pampango word, which means, “Nalubog” or “sink”. Later on, it was renamed as Cut-Cut 1st because another Barangay was established and named as Cut-Cut but because there is also a barangay named Cut-Cut it was designated as Cut-Cut 2nd.
The Tañedo families are the pioneers of this Barangay.
Eighty percent of the total populations are Pampango, and the rest are Tagalog, Bisaya, Pangasinense, and Ilocano.
Barangay Cut-Cut 1st celebrates their feast day concurrently with the celebration of Tarlac City’s Malatarlak Festival. It celebrated every 13th-20th of January a weeklong celebration. Their Patron is Saint Sebastian. . Saint Sebastian was considered protector against the plague as having been killed by arrows and it was thought that plague spread abroad through the air.