Bucay is the first capital town of Abra. It was chosen by Spanish authorities as the capital because of its then strategic location. The map above was drawn by Abra’s first governor, Don Ramón Tajonera. This was what the town was supposed to look like. But then the best laid schemes of mice and men often go astray. So Bucay never developed into what Tajonera wanted it to become.
According to researcher Jose Perdigon (visit his website here), only the welcome arch remains of Bucay’s colonial heritage. Sad? Yes. Surprising? No. We live in a country that does not have a sense of its past. It’s good that we have dedicated people like Jose Perdigon who are doing something about our heritage.