Sometime in 1900, some of the young men went to seek for a job in the lowlands. Unfortunately only three of them were employed in the construction of railroad somewhere in La Union.

After a few months, railroad was already constructed so, the young men must go home. Instead that these young men will receive their salary, the Americans gave them some seed and said “Here are some seeds for you to plant when you go home as remembrance from us. It will give you comfort.”

So when these young men came home, they planted the seeds and took good care of it. They replanted in the hill near their home. As days go by, the tree grows and the residents are very eager to see if what kind of fruit it will bear. When the tree began to bear fruit they discovered it was cotton [Capes] and the people said “capes baw baken en makan”. The people were disappointed because the fruit cannot be eaten. So when the news spread, the people say
“Emeyak sen kad-an di capes” and it turned out to be Cayapes as the years go by, that’s how the barangay got its name.

I. GEOGRAPHICAL CHARACTERISTIC

A. LOCATION

Barangay Cayapes is situated on the Northern part of the Municipality of Kapangan. It has bounded on the north by barangay Pudong, on the south by BarangayCentral, to the east by Barangay Paykek and to the west by Barangay Sagubo.

B. LAND AREA

The barangay has an estimated land area of 4.6 persent of the total land area of Kapangan. It is the 6 barangay in the Municipality of Kapangan in terms of land area.

C. POLITICAL SUBDIVISION

Barangay Cayapes has the least number of sitios namely, Cayapes Proper, Dagao and locot, which is also subdivided into upper and lower.

 

II. NATURAL AND PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTIC

A. CLIMATE

The barangay has same climate condition with Paykek. It has an average temperature of 24 degrees centigrade at maximum 14 degrees centigrade at minimum.

The coolest month starts from December and last up to third week of February. The barangay is classified under the type “A” climate having two pronounced seasons, dry from November to April and wet during the rest of the year.

B. TOPOGRAPHY AND SLOPE

Generally, the barangay is a mountainous area with slopes of 8 to 10 percent or categorized as upland to extremely rough mountainous areas.

C. SOIL TYPE

There are two types of soil in the barangay namely sandy and loam. These types of soil are suitable to a wide variety of agricultural crops.

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