HISTORY AND CULTURE OF BARRIO DICOLOR
The present official’s name of Barangay Dicolor. This name had been made popular since it is established in the early part of 1880. A great festival was held. People from all over the neighboring barangays came to attend the festivity. During the evening of festivity, a procession was held. All the folks attended with their loudest skirts and all the ladies had flowers on their heads. Sensing and idea in her mind, the priest, stood by and with his most solemn voice. In this procession, I see many colors. If you agree with me the name of your barangay is going to be De-Color. The people responded in loud applause as a sign of their approval. This name Dicolor came into being, with regards to the original families in this barangay the families of Labasans, Gragasins, and Arciagas were the first settlers. They came from the north and stayed permanently in the place.
Dicolor had always been a barangay in itself without sitios.
The present inhabitants of Dicolor, know no important facts and events which happens during the Spanish occupation. On the eve of the arrival of the Japanese soldiers in the town of Gerona, many families from the Poblacion refuge in the barrio Dicolor. Prominent among these families were the Ilagans, the Bartolome, the Aquinos, and others. A few days after the occupation of the town, a group of Japanese soldiers who were instructed by the user of their army superiors officers to confiscate properties which could be used by their army came to Dicolor and confiscated trucks and automobiles of Engineer Arturo Ilagan. Their surprised visit brought fears to the people especially to women folk who sought to cover sugarcane fields. This they did because of the infamous brutality of the soldiers and they’re disparate for womans honor. For some time the parish priest of the Catholic Church, Rev. Fr. Tomas C. Santos made Dicolor the temporary set of his church where the faithful came from different evacuation centers to fulfill their religious obligations.
The evacuated families stayed in the barrion until one day, the Mayor Nicolas Garcia forced them to go back to their homes in the Poblacion. With the coming of the liberation forces of the Americans all families who originally evacuated to the place returned to their huts bringing with them other families.
During the period of the Japanese occupation, Dicolor had been on several occasions the seat of the seaming dormant guerillas unit. In this place the Hidrecson Guerillas under the Hendricson, an Americans leads low for some time. The place had also been threatened by pseudo-guerillas who in fact were robbers but the timely intervention of the barrio lieutenant proved successfully and stop dirty plans of robbery. From the time the first Japanese soldiers came to order of the Japanese sum came to molest the people. The second time a Japanese soldier was seen as the Japanese pilot was killed between Sta. Lucia and Dicolor.
Barangay Dicolor geographically allocated alongside Tarlac river. Bounded in the east by barangay Don Basilio and on the west by Barangay Sta. Lucia and on the north by barangay Culibangbang Paniqui and on the south by Barangay Tagumbao. Barangay Dicoloris consists of sever (7) puroks. Barangay Dicolor has a total land of 389.48 hectares. Most of the land here is sandy soil suitable for camote and singkamas, for the main crop, is mainly rice direct seeding is out a system of planting rice. Secondary crops are sugarcane, corn, and camotes.