Monday, November 9, 2009
In 1796, Don Angel Pantaleon de Miranda and his wife Rosalia de Jesus together with their followers proceeded north of San Fernando and made the first clearing from a thickly forested area creating a new settlement, a barrio of San Fernando known as Culiat in those days. (After the Culiat vines that were abundant in the place at that time). It was on December 8, 1829 the Culiat was officially recognized as an independent town, with a very small population of only 661 at that time. In May of 1899, Angeles became the seat of the Philippine Government under the leadership of General Emilio Aguinaldo, and the celebration of the 1st anniversary of Philippine Independence, proclaimed a year earlier in Kawit, Cavite was held in Angeles on June 12, 1899. Angeles like the other towns and cities of the Philippines was occupied by the Japanese during the Second World War.
On the late 1940 the biggest Barangay is Sapang Bato with 817.84 hectares while the smallest is Virgen Delos Remedios with 9.18 hectares of land. It has an elevation of 478 feet above sea level, which gives Angeles a unique topographical advantage especially during floods. It has a total land area of 6,432.82 hectares and is unevenly divided among the thirty-three (33) Barangays. Its slopes, which start from 0 to 3 percent, are mostly plain except those along the northwestern area, which are gently rolling hills. After the World War II Angeles grew northward to Barangays Balibago, Pandan, Anunas, Malabañas and Sta. Teresita because of their proximity to the gates of Clark Air Base. These Barangays were mostly nothing but rice and sugar cane fields before. The military base expansion was part of many contributing factors leading to its phenomenal growth, Commercial, Trading, Housing complex etc., emerged, until they become bustling communities that became responsible in making what Angeles is today.
B arangay Cutcut was establish in the year 1821, and one of the Barangays of the Town Culiat . In 1829, Cutcut was one of the first barrios of Culiat, now known as Angeles .
Juan G. Nepomuceno , the Barangay Captain then, named it Cutcut derived from the word Cutcutan , since the old Camposanto is located in Cutcut .
During that time, the barrio assembly started clearing the planted vegetable and rice. Captain Juan G. Nepomuceno bought a small sugar mill, called it Caldera . During harvest time, sugar is milled in the said place.
Barrio Cutcut was known for its sugar cane because of its suitable sandy loam soil and rice as its alternative product. Cutcut has a land area of 416 hectares .
In 1963, the barrio became more progressive and its population increased and to its scenic greenery and pastureland. Because of the tremendous increase in population, the owners of adjacent properties converted their own lands into subdivision. Nepomuceno Subdivision pioneered the said conversion by selling lots for house units. Followed by Bagong Bayan, Carmenville, Villa Teresa, Sunset Valley Subdivisions, and etc.
Soon many establishment were built and many invested in this barrio because of its accessibility to the city proper. The presence of the American soldiers in Clark contributed also to the progress of Cutcut .
During the liberation period, the term of Tenyente Del Barrio was only (1) year to give everybody a chance to serve. The tenyente was selected among the men in the barrio who has a strong character and proven integrity and respect by the people.
Like the late QUILINO DUYA, the first Tenyente Del Barrio , FELICIANO CASTRO, MALLARI, LORY SANCHEZ, ANDRES SIONCO, DOMINGO MERCADO, EUGENIO TORNO, ARCADIO CALARA, FRANCISCO PINEDA, IRENEO CATAHAN and BIVENCIO ARCEO.
During the time of the late FEDERICO MAMUCUD, SR., the term Tenyente Del Barrio was changed to Barangay Captain. He served the Barangay more or less 20 years, then followed by DR. RUBEN MANIAGO, who run for City Councilor and won. ROMEO A. TAPANG then, was appointed as a Barangay Captain. PACITA VALENCIA , the only woman who served her constituents, DOMINGO DE GUZMAN. Then ROBIN L. NEPOMUCENO , (Sr. Board Member 1980-1984, Vice-Governor 1984-1986, Barangay Captain 1997 to 2010) .