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Concepcion,_Tarlac

Concepcion, Tarlac

Concepcion is a 1st class municipality in the province of Tarlac, Philippines. According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 115,171 people in 20,851 households.

Geography

Concepcion is one of the largest municipalities of the province of Tarlac. It is 7.5 kilometers from the Capas junction along McArthur Highway. It lies on the southeastern tip of Tarlac, bordered in the south by Pampanga, in the east by Nueva Ecija, in the northeast by La Paz, in the northwest by Tarlac City, in the west by Capas, and in the southwest by Bamban. It covers an area of 245.7 km² and populated by 103,081 (1990 NCSO Census) /115,138 (Municipal Survey) inhabitants. It has two great rivers, the Lucong and Parua rivers, both irrigating all the agricultural lands of the town, consisting mainly of rice and sugar crops. At times, the rivers overflow and devastate crops and lives

Barangays

Concepcion is politically subdivided into 45 barangays.

  • Alfonso
  • Balutu
  • Cafe
  • Calius Gueco
  • Caluluan
  • Castillo
  • Corazon de Jesus
  • Culatingan
  • Dungan
  • Dutung-A-Matas (Jefmin Village)
  • Green Village
  • Lilibangan
  • Mabilog
  • Magao
  • Macabacle
  • Malupa

  • Minane (Rose Park)
  • Panalicsican
  • Pando
  • Parang
  • Parulung
  • Pitabunan
  • San Agustin (Murcia)
  • San Antonio
  • San Bartolome (Balen Melacuan)
  • San Francisco
  • San Isidro (Almendras)
  • San Jose (Pob.)
  • San Juan (Castro)
  • San Martin
  • San Nicolas (Pob.)

  • San Nicolas Balas
  • San Vicente (Calius/Corba)
  • Santa Cruz
  • Santa Maria
  • Santa Monica
  • Santa Rita
  • Santa Rosa
  • Santiago
  • Santo Cristo
  • Santo Niño
  • Santo Rosario (Magunting)
  • Talimunduc Marimla
  • Talimunduc San Miguel
  • Telabanca
  • Tinang

The total Population of the 45 Barangay's of Concepcion, Tarlac (2000 census)

Barangay Population No. of Households Barangay Fiesta
Alfoso
5,720
1,047
December 29-30
Balutu
3,123
576
March 25-26
Cafe
2,064
374
3rd Sunday of January
Calius Gueco
981
172
1st Sunday of March
Caluluan
3,637
671
May 14-15
Castillo
2,804
487
March 9-10
Corazon De Jesus
2,023
366
February 10-11
Culatingan
2,647
447
2nd Sunday of January
Dungan
484
94
February 24-25
Dutung a Matas (Jefmin)
4,395
786
January 5-6
Green Village
1,956
358
June 26-27
Lilibangan
794
140
March 16-17
Mabilog
2,278
758
December 7-8
Magao
1,446
273
March 29-30
Malupa
836
148
May 14-15
Minane
3,476
683
February 10-11
Panlicsican
1,062
178
March 18-19
Pando
2,259
430
March 28-29
Parang
2,800
570
January 19-20
Parulung
1,403
245
May 14-15
Pitabunan
1,465
271
May 7-8
San Agustin (Murcia)
4,535
769
August 27-28
San Antonio
2,226
395
June 12-13
San Bartolome
1,661
272
August 23-24
San Francisco
5,584
1,018
October 3-4
San Isidro
2,318
432
May 14-15
San Jose (Pob.)
8,718
1,564
March 18-19
San Juan
2,838
518
January 26-27
San Martin
29
13
November 10-11
San Nicolas Balas
2,097
348
September 9-10
San Nicolas (Pob.)
4,317
841
April 24-25
San Vicente
1,114
223
April 3-4
Santa Cruz
4,195
735
May 2-3
Santa Maria
1,180
190
November 26-27
Santa Monica
4,832
844
May 3-4
Santa Rita
2,228
434
May 21-22
Santa Rosa
3,450
589
August 29-30
Santiago
3,879
731
December 29-30
Santo Cristo
1,160
203
May 2-3
Santo Nino
2,618
463
February 24-25
Santo Rosario
1,447
244
October 30-31
Talimundoc Marimla
1,273
214
May 13-14
Talimundoc San Miguel
2,129
400
May 7-8
Telabanca
28
17
August 14-15
Tinang
3722
668
November 26-27

Map Of Concepcion

History

In 1860, the towns of Concepcion and Magalang once comprised a single town named San Bartolome (presently an abandoned town and a barangay of Concepcion) which was a military "Commandancia" of Pampanga under the Spanish regime. A great inundation devastated the whole settlement of then San Bartolome in 1863 and the people were left with no other choice but to abandon the place. It was also at this point when the people were divided as to the place where they are to resettle. Some went North and others went South. The first group headed by Don Pablo Luciano, the Governadorcillo, organized its own settlement in the slope of Mt. Arayat down South and named the settlement after him. Eventually, the place was renamed Magalang. The second group who took refuge up North comprised the Yumuls, Castros, Dizons, Pinedas, Felicianos, Aquinos, Cortezes, Bermudezes, and many others, and settled to a place now called Sto. Nino. Most of the settlers became dissatisfied with the place as it abounds with snakes and was scarce in water. They moved further South to a place we now know as Concepcion. The settlers began clearing the land and built huts and roads. After several years, they named their place Concepcion, after the Immaculate Concepcion, who is believed to be miraculous and to possess power over snakes that abound the place

Historical Events happened in Concepcion 1863-present

  • 1863

A catastrophic flood devastated the whole town of San Bartolome which gave birth to the towns of Concepcion and Magalang.

  • 1897

The Katipunan was organized under General Servillano Aquino.

  • 1898-1900

The first Municipal President, Moises Castro, was elected under the short-lived Philippine Republic under General Emilio Aguinaldo.

  • 1900

General Servillano Aquino was captured by the Americans and sentenced to hang.

  • 1902

Captain Smith established the First American government in town and appointed Don Marciano Barrera as the First Filipino President.

  • 1904

General Aquino was pardoned by order of the President of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt.

  • 1911

The Gabaldon School building was constructed, costing about fifty thousand pesos (P 50,000.00).

  • 1918

Influenza epidemic hit the town and people died by the hundreds.

  • 1929

The municipal building worth fifty thousand pesos (P 50,000.00) and two bandstands worth five thousand pesos (P 5000.00) each were constructed.

  • 1935

The Commonwealth government was installed with Don Gregorio Palma as the Municipal President.

  • 1939

The town plaza, costing twenty thousand pesos (P 20,000.00), was fenced and named Don Benigno Q. Aquino Sr. Memorial Park.

  • 1942

The Japanese occupation of the town began, a period of brutalities and killings.

  • December 27, 1944

Japanese occupation forces left the town. HUKBALAHAP took over until January, 1945

  • 1945

The Commonwealth government was reestablished in the town.

  • 1946

On Independence Day, General Servillano Aquino and Reymundo Panlilio hoisted the Philippine flag in a simple but solemn ceremony at the Benigno Aquino Memorial Park.

  • 1948

Benigno Aquino Memorial High School was established.

  • 1950

Citizen's Army was organized to fight all forms of communism.

  • 1951

The town won as the cleanest and the most beautiful town in the Provincial Clean-up Week.

  • 1952

A municipal library was established.

  • 1962

Concepcion was divided into two school districts.

  • 1963

Concepcion was divided into three school districts.

  • 1971

Concepcion was divided into four school districts.

  • 1972

Forty days of continuous rain put the town under water. PresConcepcion Emergency Hospital was established.

  • 1974

Lucong Bridge was reconstructed under the US-RP Aid, and the barangay market was constructed.

  • 1975

The Concepcion Public Library building was constructed.

  • June 1977

Concepcion Jaycees, Inc. was organized.

  • June 17, 1978

Concepcion Educational Foundation (CEFI) was organized.

  • April 7, 1979

Rotary Club of Southern Tarlac (RCST) was organized.

  • October 8, 1979

Land Bank of the Philippines, Concepcion Field Office was established.

  • August, 1980

Concepcion Water District was established.

  • September 25, 1980

Concepcion Water District took over the reins of MWSS.

  • April 28, 1981

District Electrification Committee was organized preparatory to the organization of the Electric Cooperative.

  • June 8, 1981

Tarlac II Electric Cooperative was established covering the municipalities of Bamban, Capas, La Paz and Concepcion (Tarlac) and Zaragoza (Nueva Ecija), with Mr. Feliciano S. Garcia as President.

  • February 28, 1982

The Assemblywoman Mercedes C. Teodore Overflow Bridge was constructed in Padpad, barangay San Jose. August 1, 1982 TARELCO II took over the reins of Compana Luz Electrica (CLE).

  • March 14, 1983

Barangay San Nicolas Balas became the first barangay to be energized by TARELCO II.

  • March 19, 1983

Inauguration of the approaches of the Parua River.

  • August 21, 1983

Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino was assassinated.

  • 1983

Aquino Memorial High School was reconstructed.ident Marcos placed the whole Philippines under Martial Law1984 The public market was reconstructed under the Economic Support Fund Secretariat.

  • 1986

In the snap elections, Corazon C. Aquino, the widow of the late Ninoy Aquino was declared winner.

  • February 22-25, 1986

The EDSA revolution took place. Corazon Aquino became the President while Alfredo Avena was declared Officer in Charge of the Office of the Mayor.

  • 1986

A plebiscite for the approval of the revised Constitution of the Republic of the Philippines was held.

  • 1987

A bronze statue of Ninoy Aquino was erected in front of the municipal building while Herminio S. Aquino was elected Congressman for the 3rd District of Tarlac.

  • 1987-88

Concreting of the Concepcion - Magalang road.

  • 1988

Danilo D. David was elected Mayor of Concepcion.

  • May 1989

Barangay election took place.

  • July 1989

Budget Secretary Guillermo Carague turned over a check worth P14 million (fourteen million pesos) to the municipal government through Mayor Danilo D. David to purchase heavy equipment. (Purchase was later made by the municipal government).

  • July 16, 1990

A killer earthquake devastated barangays Sto Nino, Sta. Cruz, Corazon de Jesus, Pitabunan Talimundoc, San Miguel, and partly destroyed the Immaculate Concepcion Church.

  • June 12, 1991

Mt. Pinatubo erupted bringing about far reaching adverse consequences to the whole town.

  • July 22, 1991

Lahar (flowing mud and volcanic debris) destroys Parua river dikes, wreaks havoc on nearby barangays, and totally destroys barangays San Martin, Malupa and the southern portion of Sta. Rita.

  • 1992

Evacuees were resettled in Camp O'Donnell.

  • May, 1992

Alfredo P. Avena was elected mayor.

  • December, 1993

The construction of the Concepcion Training Center began.

  • January 27, 1994

Aquino Memorial High School was renamed Benigno S. Aquino National High School by virtue of House Bill no. 4952 authored by Rep. Herminio S. Aquino. This was enacted into law on May 4, 1994 as R.A.7703.

Notable People from Concepcion

  • Ninoy Aquino - is a Municipal Mayor of Concepcion 1955-1959 and then become a Philippine senator and a leading oppositionist to the autocratic rule of Ferdinand Marcos. He was assassinated at the Manila International Airport (now named the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in his honor) upon returning home from exile in the United States. His death catapulted his widow, Corazon Aquino, to the limelight and the presidency, subsequently replacing the 20-year-old Marcos regime.
  • Jesli Aquino Lapus - is a former Congressman of 3rd District of Tarlac and now Secretary of Department of Education.
  • Lorna Tolentino - is a multi-awarded actress and TV host.
  • Anjelly Gamboa - was a 2nd Runner up in Ms. Earth-Philippines 2001.
  • Tyron Perez - is a teen star and avenger in GMA's reality artista search, StarStruck.
  • CJ Suarez - is a 2003 World Cup Bowling Champion.

Points of Interest in Concepcion

  • Ninoy Aquino heritage House
  • Immaculate Conception Parish Church
  • Cong. Jesus Lapus Sports Complex
  • The Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX)
  • Ninoy Aquino Monument (Bronze Statue)

  • Concepcion Municipal Building (as you can see printed at the back of 500 peso bill)

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