November 29, 2022

DE LAPAZ

BARANGAY DELA PAZ HISTORY

Barangay Dela Paz is also part of the South District Division of Barangay in Tarlac City. Barangay Atioc bound it on the North, Barangay Armenia on the West, Barangay San Carlos on the South, and Barangay San Francisco on the East.

It is approximately 9.6 kilometers away from city proper. It has a total area 289.27 hectares wherein 187.5 hectares corresponds to agriculture area and 101.77 hectares designate to residential and commercial area.

It also divided into 7 blocks namely block 1, block 2, and block 3, to block 7.

Barangay Dela Paz classified as Rural Barangay, it has a total population of one thousand four hundred thirty five (1, 435) as of 2005, and a household population of three hundred three (303).

Barangay Dela Paz residents acquired their daily basic needs on different kinds of resources where almost 50% of the total populace in this barangay was farmers. It is one of their sources of livelihood. They cultivate palay, corn, vegetable and others. Some residents have their own fishpond. The 30% of the total populace were laborers and the other 20% were employee, drivers, construction workers and others. Other residents have their own mini business stall such as sari-sari stores and so on.

Before Dela Paz became an independent barangay, it is a sitio of Barangay San Miguel. “Sitio Lupa” was the first name of this barangay. It derived from a plant called “malupa” which grow abundantly in the area. When the Japanese came in Tarlac, they change it “Libutad” because of each location between Barangay Atioc and Armenia. In 1970, its official and residents filed a resolution, which made Dela Paz a separate barangay. Sitio Cature merged to libutad to attain the required number of residents to qualify as an independent barangay. On that year also, Mr. Felipe Dizon a pilantrophist who owned the land of Armenia, gave a patron saint named “Nuestra Seniora Dela Paz”it is where the name of this barangay was derived.

Ramos, Nicdao, Mandap, Sicat, Magat, Malig and De Guzman Family were the pioneers in this place.

Resolution No. 33

On motion of Councilor Benjamin C. Rivera, duly seconded.

Resolved, that petition of the family heads and registered of Sitio’s Lupa and Cature of San Miguel, this Municipality, for the creation of their place into a separate and independent barrio to be known as barrio Dela Paz, in view of the reasons mentioned in their petition be forwarded together with the supporting papers thereof, including the sketch map showing the boundaries of the propose barrio in relation to its mother barrio, a carbon of the certification dated August 17, 1970 of the Barrio Captain of San Miguel, and a undated statement of the barrio council also of San Miguel, respectively all I support of the petition to the Honorable, the provincial board, Tarlac, Tarlac, recommending favorable consideration  therein.

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

Barangay Dela Paz celebrates their feast day every January 23-24 as thanksgiving to the Patron Nuestra Señora Dela Paz.

TOTAL POPULATION PROJECTION

1996

1,236

2001

1,478

1997

1,261

2002

1,521

1998

1,286

2003

1,562

1999

1,312

2004

1,603

2000

1,435

2005

1,641