LEVERIZA N. MALAPITAN
Florida M. Rillon
Melchor G. Delos Reyes
Antonio O. Abayabor
Alvin Frances LP. Reyes
Manuel P. Ramelo
Julito L. Flores, Jr.
Salvador V. Maines
Junalyn F. Tagle
Melcher B. Delos Reyes
HISTORY OF BARANGAY CABITUCULAN WEST
Once upon a time, there lived a widowed woman with her only son in a wilderness miles and miles away from Poblacion or Municipality of Baler Province of Quezon, now Aurora. The old woman’s name was Bitur. It so happened that in all the vastness of the place, it was only in that small creek wherein the old woman’s husband built a house wherein plenty of snails (bisukol in Ilocano) around. Thus, it became a habit of the folk living nearly to get snails (bisukol) at the spring near the hut of Bitur or rather say “CABITUR” as her friends call her. As years pass by the word “CA – BITUR –BISUKOL” was threaded that formed the name “CABITUCULAN” meaning a place where there are plenty of snails. And so in July 21, 1949 under E.O. No. 246, the Barrio of Cabituculan was registered and its juridical personality has been born and recognized the land. It was only in the early part of 1970‘s, that the Barrio has been divided to two Barangays the namely Cabituculan East and Cabituculan West.
Cabituculan West is geographically located at the South Eastern part of the town proper of Maria Aurora with a total land area of Two Hundred Fifty 250 hectares more or less which is 90% devoted to the palay farming. Some parts are planted with coconut, coffee, vegetables, and some root crops such peanut, camote, ube, tugue, and camoteng kahoy. Cabituculan West is bounded on the North by Dimanpudso, Alcala on the South, Cabituculan East on the west by the Pacugao River so with Florida and Bangco and on the East by Laboy and part of Alcala.
Aside from palay farming, the people are also engaged in other trades such as fish culture, piggery, poultry, animal raising like goats and cattle. Palay was the major production of the barangay because of its topographic location which is 95% plain and a large body of water. Pacugao River is located at the upper part of the Barangay. During the dry season, the Pacugao River is so beneficial to the farmers for it irrigates their rice fields but it also brings danger or damages to the life and property of the people most especially during the months of October and November.
Cabituculan West is inhabited as per the latest census of the Barangay Secretary with males 192 and females 210 ages one day old and above reaches the total of 402 inhabitants.