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Mar
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2014
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HISTORY OF CALEPAAN

Long time ago according to the old, folks; this part of Asingan was isolated and only few people lived here. It said that our forefathers are from the Ilocos Region, from the towns of Santiago, Ilocos Sur and Cabugao, Ilocos Sur who tried to explore places where they can have livelihood and a place to settle down. They found their way through here and when they arrived here this place was still a sitio of Barangay Toboy.

They discovered that this place was good for living because the land was a good source of farming and it was their livelihood so they decided to settle here. The people from Santiago settled in the North and the people from Cabugao Settled in the South. The northern part was named after the settler’s hometown, it was called “Casantiagoan” and mostly composed of the Escalona and Elegado clan. So is the southern part “Cabugaoan” from the settler’s hometown and most of them came from the Villanueva, and Ganigan family.

They lived here separately but there came a time when they wanted to be united and be separated from Barangay Toboy. So, they thought of a name that best fits the place. On that time most of the trees growing here was “lopa” (the tree that bears the “loofa” body scrub) and they registered it’s name after it It Was named “Calopaan” meaning place of many lopa trees.The named continued but for some time it was altered to “Calepaan”.

Calepaan is bounded in the northeast by Toboy, northwest there is Maris, ‘south we have our boundary as Nancalobasaan, Urdaneta City, West we have San Pablo, Binalonan and our east boundary is Sobol. This t rritorY is maintained from the beginning and up to now and was divided into six zones 4 Zone I to Zone 6.

Calepaan Ecological Profile CLICK HEREΒ 

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