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Location

 

 The town of Moca is located in the northwestern part of the island in 58 °23 '(north latitude) and 67 ° 06' (West longitude) of Greenwich. Located in a small valley in the foothills of the Tuna, 141 feet above sea level.

Weather


           
The average annual temperature is between 76 and 98 degrees Fahrenheit. The winds are usually the first quadrant between the North and East.

Rivers


           
Culebrinas River, which rises in the mountains of Lares, the jurisdiction throughthe neighborhoods of Silver, Flying, Mount Gordo, Cape Cross, and Mary.

Surface Area


           
The jurisdiction has a total area of ​​50.7 square miles distributed amongthe 33,427.13 acres of land comprising their neighborhoods.

Barrios


           
The town of Moca consists of twelve districts are: Olives, Capa, Centre,Cerro Gordo, Cruz, Blades, Marias, orange, silver, Rocha, flying andpeople (rural and urban areas).

Source Name


           
Although it is unknown what is the origin of the name Mocha, it is accepted that derives from the abundance of trees that were in Moca jurisdiction. On February 19, 1972 was officially adopted as tree Moca tree representative of the town of Moca.

Economic Activities


A. Agriculture - small fruits: bananas, bananas, pigeon pea, taro, yam, pumpkin, cassava, beans, coffee, Chinese, etc.).

   B. Shops:


Companies like Pitusa, saved me, Mr. Special, Church, Mc Donald, Burger King,several Cash and Carry, restaurants, clothing stores. Banks such as Banco Popular Savings and Credit Cooperative, and financial. There are several pharmacies. Hardware Hardware like Western Steel, among other furniture and Furniture Samary, among other

C. Industries: Factories Donas, greaves, Traditional Peanut Candies, Cakes, office equipment, Limbe, jelly roll. The village has a number of builders, lawyers, doctors. There is also a private hospital named for St. Charles Hospital.


 

 

Moca Foundation

             The Car of the town of Moca Foundation work on it, Archivo General de Indias in Seville (Spain). Docket No. 2396 of Santo Domingo.

             On April 7, 1772, where José de Quiñones was presented to the Governor Don Miguel de Muesas with a power of 71 residents, requesting permission to found the town and church. After you have completed the requirements for recognition, demarcation, provision of income security and insurance for the priest, Moca was officially founded on June 22, 1772.

             Jose Quinones was appointed captain and first lieutenant Poblador Gruerra founded the New People. The Cure founding Rector of the Parish it was Don Manuel Marcelino Martinez Zepeda. The town was founded on the call of Our Lady of Monserrate and San Juan Nepomuceno.

             The land where he founded the town of Moca were donated by Doña Candida Vives in 1841. These lands are registered in favor of Moca in the Land Registry of Aguadilla in farm númerode 977. The property has a aread 13 strings and 49 cents and was valued back then at $ 1,000.00 and is bordered on the north by lands of Mrs. Guadalupe Lopez de Otero on the east by lands of Alfredo Egipciaco and Thomas Babylon on the south by land of Antonio Sánchez Ruiz and the cemetery and west with Don Quebrada Santiago.

 
Turisas Places


1. Weaver Memorial

Located on Public Square. It has a marble base with a statue of a bronze weaver scene. This monument was donated by the Parranda de Los Enchaquetaos. The purpose is to recognize all the weavers of fine art scene in the town of Moca.

2. Castles Melendez

These castles are located in the district center town of Moca. They had five structures that were built by Dr. Meléndez Martínez. The farm is located where The Castle in the years 1920-1930 belonged toWilliam and his wife Antonia Abreu Rosa who mortgaged property and get a year later lost Dr. Melendez. The real purpose of the construction of Castles is not clear. Some say it was to establish a clinic and others for a resting place. Three of the buildings were residential while the remaining two were auxiliary facilities of the farm. Public and political figures such as Luis Muñoz Marín, Ernesto Ramos Antonini, Santiago (Chaguín) Polanco Abreu, Luis Colon and Juan Boria spent someweekends in castles. By 1970 Dr. Melendez dies without completing the construction of castles. His heirs sold one building in 1944 at Santiago Sr.Marcelino used it as housing. For the March 27, 1997, Mr. Pedro Gomez buys the other buildings and remodeling begins to turn them into a hotel. In 2001 opened the doors to the public Hospedería Castles.

3. Hacienda Enriqueta

This farm was the only sugar mill in the jurisdiction of Moca, located atkilometer 5 of the PR-125 highway that leads from Aguadilla to SanSebastian. Founded in 1884 by DonHeinrich Kleibring German knight who puts the name of Harriet as a giftto his daughter who married Thomas Babylon. This estate was named after New Hope estate. After Mr. Kleibring die, his daughter inherited the estate. In the decade of the 20 acquired property Volkes Don Alberto Esteves,Aguadilla, who restored the house and used it as a summer residence. Currently the residence is owned by Dr. Eleuterio (Tellit) Loperena who became amuseum of antiquities, which are excursions around Puerto Rico.

4. Parish of Our Lady of Monserrate

The land where the parish church were donated by Doña Candida Vives family descended from Babylon. The first parish priest was Don Manuel Martinez Zepeda and the date of theanniversary of the founding of the parish is the day New Year's 1775. In 1841 he began building the church but the construction was halted for lack of funds. For 1849, continued by public auction. One of the largest contributors to the Don Francisco was Babylon, and Acevedo, Mayor of the town of Moca in that time. The church was consecrated on September 8, 1851, the day of the Patron. In 1910 the church was damaged and the pastor of that year, Matias Torrent USERI construction began with alms collected by these missionaries. For año1990 ended the second reconstruction of the church.

5. Mansion Los Moreau

It is the only structure that remains in feet of what was one of thelargest coffee plantations in Puerto Rico, known as Hacienda Irurema. Pellot belonged to the family of French origin. The Pellot traveled constantly between Puerto Rico and France and hisabsence left in charge to his French friend Mr. John Labadie. By 1860 Don Juan Pellot dies and his brothers sold the Treasury Mr. Labadie. Juan Labadie lived on the farm until he died in 1893 and his widow CorneliaPellot decided to raze the old house of wood to build a small concrete. It was designed by Mr. Paul Servajean of French origin, who worked as manager of the Central Coloso in Aguada. The design was adapted from the "chateau" deboga Caribbean or French palace in Europe. It was designed for 1893, but twelve years after construction began. The building was in an "L", two stories. The lower part is designed as one or two apartments while the top level was occupied by Mrs. Labadie. The house is raised three feet above the ground and its base has small openings or portholes that allow ventilation. The main facades of all is the porch (balcony) is in each structure. These gates are flanked by two towers topped by a small dome-shaped "onions" or bulbous. These towers which can only be reached through the balconies, housed classrooms and a library of the house. When the Americans arrived to Puerto Rico for the year 1898, the Treasury Irurema way to be a sugar cane plantation. It is precisely at this time that the novel is the writer's Flare mocana Enrique A. Laguerre. The name of the estate was in the novel was Palmares Family Finance Moreau. That's why today is called before House Mansion Town Moreau Labadie. Today the building belongs to the municipality when you buy it for 1993 anddecided to restore it, being installed office of Culture and Tourism ofthe municipality of Moca. This building is visited by foreign and local tourists.

6. Parque La Moca

It opened on June 10, 2001 by Mayor Joseph E. Aviles Santiago. The park has two pools (one for adults and children), gymnasium, battingpitch roof, sand volleyball court, tennis court, basketball court, areplica of the Plaza de Recreo in 1955 that named after Mr. Miguel A. Jiménez Méndez, huts area "picnic" and local shops. It is also used to brisk walking are so fashionable.

 
By: Augusto Hernández


Twelve neighborhoods, twelve stars in the constellation that we want to with pride and defend with tenacity. Their villages, its countryside, its green and flower mocas add beauty to our floor with radiant splendor. From the northern highlands to the south of the Mocanos Culebrinas toiled to conquer the chasm. The new generations are nurtured in glory of the legacy he has left the heroes of our history.

 
Events


Three Kings Festival - January

Walk of Kings - January

municipal Olympics - June

Patron - August and September

Lace Festival - November

Raft Monserrate - November

• Home for Christmas - December

Clubbing of Masks - December

• Festival of Masks - December

 
Mayors


1772-1783 José de Quiñones

Francisco Hernandez 1784-1789

Lorenzo Acevedo Martin 1790-1805

Francisco Nieves 1820

1826-1827 Antonio de Rivera Quiñones

1828-1829 Michael Polidoro

1830-1831 Antonio Rivera Quiñones

1832 Captain James Cedó

1833 Manuel Polidoro

José Pérez del Río 1839

1841 Babylon Francisco Acevedo

1844 Francisco Ruiz

1848-1849 Gabriel Seguí

1849 José Simón Romero

1849 Antonio B. and Sanz

Gutierrez Casimiro Cañedo 1853

1854 Pedro Maria Garcia

Pedro Garcia 1858-1860

Julián López Pitrat 1861

1864 Carlos Gonzalez

Porrata Sebastian 1865

Brugueras Valls Salvador 1866-1867

Delgado Francisco 1867

1867 Miguel Martinez Campos and Pagan Restituto

1868 Pedro Santiago Sierra Salustiano

Melquiades Ginorio 1869

Manuel González 1869

Pagan Restituto 1871-1879

Ramón Méndez Quiñones 1879-1882

1883 E. Ramon Martinez

Federico 1884-1886 CLASC

Pagan Restituto 1887

1887-1888 Agustín Hernández Mora

Francisco Nebot 1888-1890

Valencia Sandalio 1890-1891

Fulgencio 1892-1893 Muñiz

López García 1894-1896 Benito

Pedro Acevedo Rivera 1897-1898

1899 Benejahs Cosme, Juan Climaco Sanchez

1900-1901 Lao Jose Polanco

1902 Fausto Morales

Miguel A. 1902-1910 Babylon

Nemesio Gonzalez 1910-1920

Francisco Acevedo Nieves 1921-1928

1929-1932 José Calaza Lasalle

Aristides 1933-1940 Maisonave

1941-1944 Alejandro Galarza

Columbus Arcadio Serrano 1945-1952

Aureo Sanchez Perez 1953-1962

Nicasio 1963-1965 Loperena

Cordero Santiago Soto 1965-1968

1969-1972 Fermin Medina

Nicasio 1973-1976 Loperena

Juan Sanchez Acevedo 1977-1984

John J. 1985-1988 Mendez

Eustaquio Hernandez Velez 1989-2000

2001-present Joseph E. (Kiko) Santiago Aviles

 
Distinguished Mocanos


 
Augusto Hernández Méndez

 

           
Naranjo was born in the neighborhood of Moca, Puerto Rico. It is the fifth in a family of ten children from the marriage of Catalino Hernandez Natalia Mendez, natural neighborhood. Married to Maria M. Guzman, known as CEDIN, professional parents of two daughters and grandfather of three girls and a boy.

           
He studied elementary grades in one school in the neighborhood Naranjo,then went to the district town where he finished middle school gradesthrough grade eleven Babylon Adolfo Quinones School, completed highschool in Agudilla. Immediately went tothe University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras, where he completed theBachelor of Education and a concentration in Fine Arts.

           
In 1958 he was called to compulsory military service in the United States. He served as a gunner in the statutory two years, ending as a specialist in artillery. Honorably discharged

maestrorural starts in the neighborhood as Naranjo and then as a specialist in Fine Arts in the School District Añasco. With economies of their work studied at New York University (NYU) where hecompleted a Masters degree in Administration and Supervision of Colleges and Universities.

           
Soon he tookup the post of Director of Schools in District of Isabela, GeneralSupervisor of extension education in the region Educational Departmentof Public Instruction and Superintendent of Schools Mayaguez Moca. As a writer his writing: the poems, illustrated - 10 t (pp) History andDevelopment of Lace Mocan, History of Borinquen, San Juan, Puerto Ricofrom the Pliocene to the Present, summarized in verse and commentary bythe author eilustrada; A case for the History Gamblomanía, past and present history of Moca and a new collection of poems 10 and t - II, among others.

           
He is the author of the Official Anthem of Moca, the Shield and the flag of Moca. Festival Lace founded in 1979 and founded the Puerto Rican Cuatro Festival in2001 and began the celebration of the anniversaries of Moca to do aspart of the cultural center.

           
MOCA founded the magazine, the newspaper EDUCATOR EPA Teachers Organization; Cooperative Cooperative I and II to the Cooperativa de Ahorro y Credito de Moca. He was also founder of the newsletterfaith and cooperation of the former Cooperative Savings and Credit ofthe Parish of Moca, the newsletter THE NAVIGATOR of the Knights ofColumbus in Aguadilla. He served as the first Scout Master of Troop 81 in Moca. Art course offered in the former Catholic University in Aguadilla. He became President of the EPA, municipal assemblies where he presentedand managed to pass a resolution to the official name was Moca Moca
(The native tree)

           
Project won the approval of Reading is Fundamental (Reading is Fundamental), in which thousands of children have received free books Mocanos.

 
Marcelino Rodriguez Roman (Don Marco)

           
Born April 30, 1903 Flying field in the neighborhood El Hoyo. It began as a rural teacher in the same neighborhood where born, where hetaught the first letters to his godson Efrain Sanchez Hidalgo. He also taught at Lares, Camuy, Cidra, and Bayamon.

           
He directed the magazine Education held in the Department of Public Instruction. He was correspondent of THE WORLD

           
In 1938 organized the Second Unit Quebrada. He was then principal of the Second Unit Bayamon Cidra, and in 1956 director of the Second Flying Unit. Algohacer published a book of deep flavor Jivaro.

           
Henry A. Laguerre

           
Olive was born in the neighborhood of Moca in 1906. Novelist, Doctor of Philosophy, University of Columbia. He worked for UNESCO in Mexico in 1951-52. Director of Hispanic Studies at the Catholic University in Ponce. THE FLASH wrote novels, Montoya, February 30, LARESACA, FINGERS OF THE HAND IN LA CEIBA TIESTO, THE LABYRINTH, CAUCE SINRIO, FIRE AND AIR. Essays: PULSE OF PUERTO RICO. Theatre: the resentful.

 
Juan José Jiménez

           
Born March 27, 1940. Civil Engineering started in the Planning Board. He masters at the University of Texas A & M. He was director of the Section Review Bureau of Permits, Planning Board,Deputy Director Bureau of Permits, director of the Bureau of Development and Land Use, Planning Board.

           
Chief Engineer Levitt and Sons firm of PR In 1969 he was appointed Director of City Model Program San Juan. He was then Secretary of the New Center of San Juan and a member ofSub-committee on Decentralisation of Government of the Governor'sAdvisory Committee.

           
Members of the Board of Higher Education (Chairman of the body). Then he rejoined the private practice of their profession

           
He was married to Milagros Acevedo of Los Angeles and they had 4 children.

 
Manuel J. Vera Mercado (Nelina)

           
Born May 12, 1923 in Barrio Plata Moca. His parents were Manuel Vera Ayala and Carmen Mercado. He received his primary degree in Moca and the Graduate School in Aguadilla. Obtuvoun Bachelor of Arts and Law at the University of Puerto Rico.

Municipal Judge fueza Lares, Arecibo and Rio Piedras. Arecibo District Attorney, Special Attorney General and Deputy Chief Criminal Affairs Division of the Department of Justice. Lurg was Chief Justice Superior Court of Mayagüez.

Pertenecióa several civic and cultural institutions where he held senior positionsin the Lions Club, fraternities and Mocanos Absent AssociationMetropolitan Area.

           
He married Nellie Vera and Doris had three children.

 
Dr. Efraín Sánchez Hidalgo

           
Barrio was born in Moca Flyers de1918 April 29. His parents were Zeno Hidalgo Sánchez Pérez Avilés and pilgrims. He attended elementary school in Superior in Aguadilla and Moca. He earned a Bachelor of Arts (Education) "Magna Cum Laude" at the University of Puerto Rico in 1939. He was a master of Arts from the University of Colombia in 1951, Secretary of Education and Chairman of the Higher Education Council, 1957-1960.

           
He served the U.S. Army from 1941-1946, assigned to 65th Infantry Regiment. Var Inthe first military unit commanded the Puerto Rican fully engage the enemy. He was also Captain of Infantry. Directed orientation and education program of the regiment. Licensed regiment in Tortuguero. Awarded the Combat Infantryman Emblem and the Bronze Medal.

           
He returned to the Faculty of Pedagogy of the UPR in 1946. Ascendióa professor in 1953. Magazine Cover Education, in collaboration with Dr. Carmen Gomez Tejeray Lloyd Suttell. In 1962 he began graduate courses in Education, participating with Dr. Mellado first course on fundamentals of education.

           
In 1971 he was selected as Outstanding Educators of America and included a distinguished educator in the blue book of that institution. He organized and ran three radio programs targeting relations between parents and children and boys.

           
He wrote 140 articles on educational, social and psychological journals Puerto Rico and abroad.

           
He organized the Office of Evaluation and Guidance in the Elementary and Secondary UPR (1954), and its director until 1956.

           
He has written the following books: Educational Psychology, entering seventh edition. This text book is used almost all Latin American countries, Philippines, Spain, Texas, New Mexico and Arizona. Dr. Manuel is considered by the University of Texas as the best book in Spanish on the subject. Psychology of aging, written in colaboracióncon his wife psychology of aging, incollaboration with his wife, Impressions of a journey.

           
It has four unpublished books of poetry, a novel about the life of coal in the rural areas of Puerto Rico, a book of short thoughts andphilosophical essays. He finished the first draft of a book entitled The psychology of learning.

 
Mariano Nieves Hidalgo

           
Flying was born in Barrio de Moca. Very young he emigrated to America. He worked and studied together. He earned the title of CPA and then returned to Puerto Rico.

           
He held high positions in the State Fund. He was Special Assistant to the Auditor of Puerto Rico. When he died, he held the position of Superintendent of Insurance of Puerto Rico.

           
Mariano Nieves Hidalgo was distinguished by his personal qualities, his moral integrity and ability to do good couple. Single Ramonita was married.

 
Juan de Dios Quiñones Velázquez

           
He was born in Bo. Flying the March 8, 1923. He graduated from the second unit of Flying (1936), the Escuela Superiorde Aguadilla (1939), Polytechnic Institute (1943), Columbia University(1948) and the University of Illinois (1956).

           
He was Professor of Mathematics at American University and the College ofAgriculture for 20 years and Director of the Department of MathematicsCollege of Agriculture.

           
He served in World War II (1943-1946), and the Korean War (1950-1952). He joined the National Guard P.R. and graduated with the rank of commander in 1964.

           
Moca was civic leader, founded amateur baseball teams Mocay Aguadilla. Partner fundadordel Club La Ceiba and Lions Club.

           
Political leader and candidate for Senator at Aguadilla in 1968. Head of Transportation of the Commonwealth. Children's Commission chaired in 1969-71. He was Special Assistant to the Governor, the Honorable Luis A. Ferré.

           
Hernandez Ana Celia married and had two daughters.

 
Americo B. Badillo

           
Born in Moca on August 24, 1912. He graduated from high school in Aguadilla. He moved to San Juan where he studied accounting at night course at the University of Puerto Rico and graduated in 1939. It was certified public accountant. Then studied law and practiced for 1959. He was also auditor in 1939 the Centre for Retail, without pay. People of Child Servióal Society and to prevent tuberculosis in children. He was also President of Retail, Inc. He was married to willy-Vega and had 3 children.

 
Saul Lopez Pendas

           
He was born in Moca, on April 21, 1913. He completed his elementary education in high school in Moca and Aguadilla. In 1934 he was appointed Secretary-Auditor of the Municipality of Moca. He was Director of the Federal Census in 1950. Public Housing Manager was in 1974 finished his career in public service. In 1972 fueel editor of the book History of Mocha, which was published bythe Department of Public Instruction for free distribution during theBicentennial celebration. The City Council gaveits name to the Plaza de Recreo José de Quiñones, and the June 22 one of the streets of our town through the efforts of this humble servant.

 
Luis Alfredo Colon Velazquez

           
He was born on January 24, 1916 in Bo. Flying. Son of Francisco Serrano and Arturo Colón Velázquez.

           
He obtained Bachelor of Arts and Law at the University of Puerto Rico en1940. It was the first legislator senator and native of Moca, in the years from 1944 to 1968. He was a member of the Constituent Assembly of PR, Founder and FirstPresident of the Civic Club "La Ceiba" Presidentede Member andFirst-Sigma Nu Fraternity-Beta. Municipal Judge Lares of 1943-1944, President of the Senate Asesordel from 1943-1944. Adviser to the President of the Senate since 1949. He was married to Delia Gonzalez Casta, who has three children.

 
Américo Miranda González (1898-1957)

           
Born in Moca de1898 August 4. His parents were Juan Miranda and Aurora Gonzalez. He received elementary education in Moca. He moved to Santurce, where he studied until the early décimogrado, then went to work. He was one of the leading merchants of the capital.

           
It was State Director of the Red Cross Campaign. He did effective work on behalf of the Stations of milk, at the request of Mrs. Tugwell. Collaborated with great interest in the campaign against cancer. Member of the Board of Commissioners of the Capital since 1953 a1957.

           
He donated the sum of $ 5,000.00 for the Public Library of Moca today in his honor, named after him. Rosa Pimentel was married and had 2 daughters.

           
He died in Boston on November 20, 1957. His remains rest in the Cemetery of Moca.

 
Jose Lassalle Calaza

           
Capa was born in Barrio de Moca. He served as mayor from 1928 to 1932. During his administration received a great impact elpueblo new life into theschool building built Babylon Adolfo Quinones, eight rooms in the urbanarea is the Plaza de Recreo adorned with mosaic Don Banks Cala receivedas donations from individuals and entities on the island .

           
Moca Don Cala placed on the map of Puerto Rico. As fate would have in view to make his old friend Don Bonifacio Aviles,after being absent for several years Moca, alcorazón died of an attack. He died in the same neighborhood that saw birth, December 28, 1941.

           
Atty. A. Lope Cofresi

           
Cleto Ana Cofresi Lope was born in Mayaguez. Pharmacist by profession. Moca Para1917 is set in conjunction with other mocana, Don Benito Rosa Quiñones, pharmaceutical as well. Disuelvenla society, and Don Lope Cofresi continues as owner of the pharmacy.

           
Cofresi won the affection, the esteem and affection of all Mocanos deep. It was a civic leader, and never refused their assistance to progress in this town. Gifted man of profound knowledge and noble heart. He had two daughters: Greece and Lydia

           
Moca died in the March 28, 1930. On his grave is a plaque in marble, which describes his life: the memory of man just is blessed.

 
Gene Mendez

           
Gene Mendez, son of Mariano Mendez and Tinita Ortega has walked up the name of Moca worldwide. Gene worked at the International Circus. He and his wife Eleanor, made incredible fortunes on a string, 35 feet high. 30 years ago working on this risky venture. He has toured the world three times. He received the "Silver Crown Award", awarded by Prince Rainier.

           
Gene moved to Brooklyn when he was five and wherever it is proclaimed to visit Puerto Rico, and Mocan.

           
Throughout his career risky, had an accident because the wire was not well placed. When Gene was visiting Puerto Rico, Moca which always comes to greet you at the Public Square.

  
Publio López Pendas

           
Mocana artist, painter, guitarist. He lived in America long. New York painted in numerous oil paintings that are scattered among friends.

 
Don Miguel A. Talavera Babylon

           
He was mayor of Moca from 1905 to 1910. On July 1, 1902 Moca was annexed to the Municipality of Aguadilla by Act of the Legislature approved March 1, 1902. Aguadilla and Moca were consolidated into one municipality.

ElAlcalde Aguadilla, Don Adrian M. Del Valle, Miguel A. Don appointed Commissioner to lead Babylon as the former municipality of Moca.

On March 9, 1905, the Legislature deconsolidated both municipalities. The title of mayor of Moca in the annexation known as the Mayor can only serve small claims. Don Miguel served as Justice of the Peace for many years, and was also Collector of Internal Revenue Moca. During his tenure was completed Plaza de Recreo. In the northwest the square had a beautiful semicircular staircase with 8 major steps. In addition, we attempted to get water to the construction of an artesianwell dug in the Plaza de Recreo to a depth of 128 feet. We were unable to get water.

Don Miguel retired from City Hall and said goodbye with an emotional message, but not without expressing his frustration.

 
Cajigas Elena Barreto

           
Born December 18, 1957 in Moca. Are your parents Victor Barreto Cajigas and Theodora. Cursósus primary, secondary and higher Moca. He earned a Bachelor of Physical Education at American University in San German in 1980. He has worked in the Department of Recreation and Sports in San Juan and teacher of Physical Education in our town of Moca.

           
He has excelled in the sports of volleyball, basketball, softball and track. The latter being where it is most outstanding achievement inintercollegiate champion be the album's release and weighs inIntercollegiate Fair. It is the intercollegiate record holder and national album release with 135'6 "and 142'8" respectively.

           
He represented Puerto Rico in the following international competitions:

           

1. I Central American and Caribbean Championships in Maracaibo, Venezuela Youth in 1974.

2. Athletics Dual Meet with Mexico in Mexico City in 1977.

3. III University Games Central American and Caribbean Dominican Republic in 1977.

4. XII Central American and Caribbean Games in Medellin, Colombia in 1978.

5. VI Athletics Championships Central American and Caribbean in Guadalajara Mexico in 1979.

6. VIII Pan American Games in SanJuan, Puerto Rico in 1979.

7. VII Athletics Championships Central American and Caribbean Dominican Republic in 1981.

8. XIII Central American and Caribbean Games in Havana, Cuba in 1982.

 
Alejandro (Guitito) Gonzalez

           
He started playing baseball at age 7 with boricuitas of "Mocha" under the leadership of Mr. Juan de Dios Quiñones. At age 12 he played in the famous "League Class B" team "Cuba, villages and towns" league organized by Mr. Edwin Colon (Sudo). He was batting champion while with the team of the hamlet, led by Sudo(393) and that year became part of the team "A" Moca team which was 2years without receiving a good opportunity, until the 1967, Mr. San Antonio and Mandolin Angel Hernandez (Puny) decided to make another team of young talent in town. In 1968 he signed "Double A" team Aguadilla, "Sharks", being the same añoel Rookie of the Year at bat (379). Aguadilla Enel 1969 helped win the first championship in Puerto Rico. That year was the second best batsman of the team (364). Fuelíder in runs and stolen bases of the team.

           
In 1970, he was to represent Puerto Rico Central League with a series of friendship as "Miami Cubans". That same year he helped the team Moca Central League Sectional Championships get deleted. In el1971 represented Puerto Rico in the Cup series in New York Schaeffer, series where he had "Guitito" the experience of playing major leaguepark (Yankee Stadium). In this series hit (333). That same year he set the league record for season Hitspor Central (54), a record that still has not been broken. In 1973 part of the team that traveled to Rome (Italy) to celebrate thefirst International Cup, where he batted 360, running third in thetournament and being selected to the team "All Stars". That same year after returning from Italy, sets Record Batting CentralLeague with an average (517), Héctor Colón record breaking 7 years later (1980). That same year he traveled with the teamback to Nicaragua, Honduras and Costa Rica, where it becomes part of the All-Star Tournament Team.

           
In1974 he was batting champion of the West Division with an average of 470 stolen bases and a leading section and a leader in RBIs, runs scoredand triples Aguadilla Sharks team.

           
Represents Puerto Rico in the first tournament sponsored PR's (FEMBA) WorldFederation of Amateur Baseball, in the city of Miami, where he wasbatting champion series with an average of 429 in the tournament and isselected again Ranger Team All-Star Central. Returning from the selection, also proclaimed champion Central League batting average with 429. In 1975 he was selected to represent Puerto Rico in the Amateur WorldSeries in Canada, the series was held at the Parc des Expos, also beingin the team "All Stars" tied with Dennis Walling (now big- Houston leaguer team). In 1976 returned to represent Puerto Rico in Colombia, where he was champion of the first baseman and outfielder, where Puerto
Rico won Gold Medal (tied with Cuba).

 
Second Caban Hernandez

           
Born April 23, 1923. His parents were second cabin and Felicita Hernandez. From an early age in music began at school activities. Married in 1937 with 5 children fathered Angelina Sosa. He then married Aida Mendez and father a child.

           
In 1949 he joined the U. S. Armed Forces in where he received the rank and Platoow Sergeant on his return from the war he began his professional artistic life. He organized his first trio called "The Aguadilla," which was made up:Tatin Vale, Pablo Fernandez, Jin Perez Caban Bury himself.

           
His first recording Mardy fuepar the Company, with the first interpretation, "Give me cake." By 1950 he traveled to the United States to continue his recordings, which he joined Yomo Toro, one of his best mates with which he recorded hisgreatest hits in his career. Examples of these are: "Love is repaid with love," "I do not want to be your lover", "Convicted of Love" and others.

           
Besides being one of the best bolero of Puerto Rico, was also known as one of the best tango. One of his best performances was "Mama Vieja". He belonged to the "Four Aces of Puerto Rico." In which recorded an LP album.

           
By 1968 he traveled again to the United States where he made a musicaldiscussion with his son Joseph Caban, better known as Cheito.

           
BURY CABAN was introduced in the United States by the granartista Libertad Lamarque. Anostro year mocana artist, Bury Caban was presented at the festivities in his hometown of Moca, which filled him with pride.

           
At the culmination of artistic achievements suvida older were: When theydeclared Prince of Tango in Puerto Rico in the festival in the town ofIsabela, dedicated to Carlos Gardel.

           
Besides singing, Bury Caban excelled in carpentry, construction artesaníay. It was also the one who built the first Adventist church in Moca. On November 1, 1983, Bury Caban was surprised by a stroke, which has kept him in bed. Yet from his sickbed always reminds people of his village and carries inhis heart, so much so, in his last recording his best song he dedicatedto his people, "Mr. Mocan am"

 
Kenneth Gonzalez Valentin

           
1st born. August 1964 in Chicago. His parents are: Osvaldo Gonzalez, a native of Moca, PR Francis and Valentine, a native of Anasco. At the age of 5 years he moved to Puerto Rico in 1969 where he did his primary and secondary schools in Moca. Then he started boxing as an amateur, making his first practice by the year 1983 in Moca Boxing Club. On its own merits and efforts to refine their techniques was to his coach, Mr. Julio C. Lamb, he realized that he was qualified for his first fight. Suprimera fight was vs Lares. Luis Rodriguez de Isabela and winning by unanimous decision. After that he lost his 2nd. and 3rd. Fight, which gives rise to Kenneth Gonzalez to do more in the practice of this sport.

           
He won consecutive fights seriousness, which enabled them to go to aknockout in San Juan, PuertoRico, winning in these playoffs, so it waschosen to move to Fort Baragg, NC to represent Puerto Rico. There he won two fights they did qualify to participate in the Olympics inLos Angeles, California, to which managers and coaches decided to leaveit out giving the excuse that Kenneth Gonzalez had internationalexperience to compete in these Olympics.

           
Kenneth, your people behind you so you can continue to reap victories for our people!

           
Freddy Hernandez

           
Mr. Freddie Hernandez started playing Baseball, Class A at age 15. Alos played 18 years in the league with the team Borinquen St. Germain in the city of New York.

           
The fulfillment of duty with the Armed Forces separated from Baseball for two years.

           
Since 1954 Barsity played for the University of Puerto Rico until 1956 (Baseball and Softball). During those same years, played one year (1955) with the team Fajardo-ClassDouble-A and in the same league, played for Manatee (1956). Also in 1955 he was selected to reinforce the team of Juana Diaz, ClassDouble A for a series with the Santurce team, Double A, In El1956 wasvoted best player of the year at the University of Puerto Rico.

           
Playing with the Varsity team at the University of Puerto Rico saw him playing a listener, Mr. Loyd Brown and signed to play professional baseball inPhiladelphia in 1956. Sional Jugópro three years in the U.S. and in Puerto Rico two years with teams from San Juan and Ponce.

           
In the second year in the U.S. was played with the team of Artesia NewMexico and hit 24 homers with a .337 average (team leader).

           
Health problems prevented him from continuing the race of Professional Baseball Player.

 

Antonio Caban Vale - El Topo

Songwriter and Poet
Date of Birth: November 22, 1942
Location: Moca, Puerto Rico
Born in Moca on November 22, 1942. In this humble town is where he spends his childhood, arousing in him a deep bow to reflection and meditation.
In 1961 he moved to Rio Piedras to study at the University of Puerto Rico, thus starting unites new stage in his life. During these years, Antonio lived all last ragedias any student of a small town could be found in a large university. It is also at the University where he was given the nickname "El Topo", with which it became known in the art world.
During his college years he began to publish some of his poems in the magazine "Guajana" publication presenting the works of the most outstandingyoung within the poetic task.
In 1966 he received the degree of Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences. He later served as a teacher in public school for two years.

It is in the midst of learning task that Antonio feels the concern to reach more people with his poems. Given how limited was the poetry as a vehicle of popular expression, entered the 70's began to put music to his poems. Many of the songs were included in the group's repertoire Taon, which he founded. Sefortalecieronl them as roots of their musical experience, beginning his career as a singer.

Amid the height of the new song in Puerto Rico, the name of Antonio CabanVale acquired an impressive force in the world of music. The simplicity of his poems won the audience are "Poppy Flower," "What abeautiful moon," "Lilies of the Field", "Where are you Mary" and"Solina, Solina." His romantic "Song for lovers" had many versions. The number "Is what you feel" served as a campaign issue of the Department of Addiction (now DESC). And the political denunciation in his voice rose to the cry of "Antonia" and singing the classic "Song of the people."

Moreover, the dance "Green Light" became one of the greatest contributions of the new song movement of the pentagram popular Borinquen. With dozens of versions among which are the Hidalgo Ginamaría of Argentina,the composition of El Topo is considered along with the "sorryborincano" and "In My Old San Juan" one of the national anthems ofPuerto Rico. With over twenty recordings. The 90's witnessed the launch of such productions as "The country will" and "A meter of tenderness." In the latter, which stood on "Loving Heart", was the production andmusical direction of maestro Manuel Tejada Dominican Republic, as wellas the supervision and selection of repertoire of Juan Luis Guerra.

It has been also published two books of poetry: "A Place Out of Time," inwhich through verse and prose takes us to the neighborhood Caraiman Moca delighted by her childhood experiences. In "last exit", dominated by a note of anguish and desire to seek ways in blindness and confusion in which we live.

Commenting on his art, Francisco Matos Paoli was kind enough to point out: "Always prints high poetic production. Raise the poem to a transcendent peak.It is full of visions, and Rimbaud. Rigorously avoids the logical link.No doubt is an heir to Surrealism, but also passage of an island. His capacity dreamer is a symbol of every true poet. "

El Topo has been devoted so far to renew national musical genre in Puerto Rico. Today with the help of a group of young Puerto Rican musicians accompanyinghim on his activities, led by the young Adeán Caban. This group includes the four Puerto Rican native, guitar, guiro and otherpercussive elements that allow you a fresh sound and flavor to town. His repertoire includes a variety of genres as the tenth Caribbean Creoles, full, pump, son, bolero and mergers with other Caribbean rhythms suchas reggae, vallenato, cumbia and merengue. Includes love songs, songs of the earth, jocosidades and other historical and cultural content.

This biography is part of the archives of the National Foundation for Popular Culture.

 
Places of Interest

OLD HOUSE LABADIE

MOREAU PALACETELOS

           
Built in 1905. It is the only structure still standing in what was one of the largestcoffee plantations in Puerto Rico in the last century, the TreasuryIrurema. It belonged to the family Pellot, of French origin. The Pellot, three brothers and one sister: John, Peter, Charles andMarianne, were born in the Basque region of Hondarribia, near the French border - Spanish.

          
The Pellot traveled constantly between Puerto Rico and France and hisabsence left the estate entrusted to his French friend, Mr. JohnLabadie. When in 1860 John Pellot dies, the eldest brother, the other sold the Hacienda Labadie. At the time that acquires the property, the estate had an area of ​​1.300acres of land, of which three quarters were strewn with coffee, itconstitutes the first line of production. The other quarter was divided between sugar cane, timber and livestock. In addition, there was the original home of Pellot (which is known to beof wood) and other structures such as the mill, house carpentry, homecoffee machines and glacis or squares to make the coffee . Also, there was a village called Petit Guinée where the slaves lived before the abolition of slavery.

           
Juan Labadie lived on the farm until he died in 1893 and then his widowCornelia Pellot, decided to raze the old house of wood to build asmaller concrete. Labadie The house was designed by French engineer Paul Servajean, who by thenworked as administrator of the Central Coloso in Aguada. At that time many engineers were educated in architecture too. Servajean conceived the design as an adaptation of the Caribbean "chateau" or French palace in vogue in Europe in those years.

          
Although the house was designed in 1893, was not built until 12 years later. This old building with a footprint of the building or plant in an "L" was conceived as a two residences. Two floors, the bottom is designed to be used as one or two apartments,while the top level was occupied entirely by Mrs. Labadie. The materials and systems used in construction, technically the house isevidence of the transition period of the century which beganexperimenting with concrete.

            
The house is raised three feet above the ground and its base has small openings or "portholes" that allow ventilation. The main facades of all is the porch (or semi-open space like a balcony) that are in each structure. In these frames the main facade is flanked by two towers topped by a small dome-shaped "onions" or bulbous. These towers, which can only be reached through the balconies, originally housed classrooms and the library of the house

           
La Hacienda Irurema went to a cane after the Americans arrived in Puerto Rico in 1898 and boost the sugar industry. Much of the coffee plantations become places rented by the sugar mills for cane planting. Irurema happened to a colony of the Central Coloso sugar cane. It is this time of the sugar industry and the Treasury Irurema the central theme of the novel written Flare Enrique A. Laguerre, published in 1935. Under the name "Family Finance Moreau Palmares." Labadie House is the setting for the development of the plot describing theliving conditions of all those involved in the production of sugar. In this novel Laguerre describes the house as it was at that time andbecame one of his characters, so it has been immortalized in PuertoRican literature.

                
Today Henry A. Laguerre describes it "I see the house as a historic building with yeast legend, the myth becomes fiction. It's like when a great man dies and the stories start off the history and legend. It also passes the coffee plantation sites was then planted with sugar cane and pineapple. But, the Blaze gave him a halo of legend to this house. The story you have to put yeast, it gets out of school data, dates, eventsand partner with people with life that never stops flowing. Thus does history homeland. "

            
Currently Labadie charged the former House aura of myth, as it says Enrique Laguerre. So when the town of Moca is acquired in 1993 and decided to restore it,decided to call it "The Mansion Moreau" in honor of the novel. This old building was used as a cultural, historical and agricultural center, which will also house the Library Enrique A. Laguerre.

 
CASTLES MELENDEZ

 

           
Castles Melendez (five structures in the neighborhood Moca Center) were builtby Dr. Meléndez Martínez, who was medical charity in a government office located near the present mayor of Aguadilla. Dr. Melendez, who was born the year 1889, was raised in Dorado and educated in medicine in Spain and then set as a doctor in Aguadilla.

            
The farm, which currently houses Melendez Castles during the years1920-1930 belonged to William and his wife Antonia Abreu de la Rosa. They intended to get some money to invest in the business of the farmmortgage but loses it, going to be owned Land Bank of Baltimore (Federal Bank) Mariano Acosta who was a lawyer in Aguadilla, acquires theproperty for a while but again the bank gets it. Thus Dr. Melendez and his wife Rafaela Gonzalez, a teacher of homeeconomics, acquire some 100 acres and later added 90 strings. Then they built a wooden house with wooden molds.

 
Parish of Our Lady of Montserrat

 

At the time of erection of the town of Moca was only eleven houses in the area that is the present Plaza de Recreo. In the middle of it stood a small shrine in a humble home of wood coveredwith straw, under the patronage of Our Lady of Monserrate. This small shrine was the object of pilgrimages of the faithful in the fields of Moca since time immemorial. In 1841 he began construction of masonry on top of colinilla thatdominates the square, that is, where is located today, the presentchurch. The site where it is located, consisting of one or two strings, accordingto ancient tradition was donated by Mrs. Candida Vives, ancestor of thefamily Babylon.

The Parish was opened with great solemnity, religious, Vespers and Masswere sung by three priests, ringing of bells and music that broughthappiness to the people. Its first pastor was Mr. Manuel Martinez and Cepeda. The date of the anniversary of the founding of the parish correspondeal New Year's Day 1775.

In 1841, as stated before, began to build the present church with stoneand brick materials, construction of which was suspended due to lack offunds. Continued public auction in 1849 whose good faith was the parish priest Don JoséBalbino David for $ 5,000.00, an amount that was paid for variousmunicipal pour deals and neighbors who voted the party in a fair andproper proportion. One of the biggest contributors to this pious work was Don Francisco Acevedo Babylon, several times Mayor of the town of Moca. Teachers of the work were the brothers Bener. The architecture of the church (referring to the original church) is notdue to specific order, although it has a resemblance to the front of the Catholic Cathedral of St. John.

The church was consecrated on September 8, de1851, the town's patron delaanniversary with great joy and loud and profane religious festivalslasting several days. Moca's parish was erected and dedicated to the Virgin of Monserrate and San Juan Nepomuceno. The priest Don José Balbino David was in charge of the parish many years,from January 1, 1840 through June 1851 he was appointed vicar of Ponceby the illustrious Bishop Estévez Gil.

In 1910 the church was very damaged, undermined the foundations with morethan 60 inches, large leaks, the floor with many flaws and almostdestroyed the atrium, the parish priest that year, the learned andeloquent speaker priest Matías Usero Torrente began reconstruction limousines collected by the missionary.

The decree dela erection of the parish bears the signature of Bishop Don memorable. Fr Manuel Jiménez Pérez, benectino monk, one of the pastors that PuertoRico has ruled the flock with greater zeal and selflessness, which thebishop instituted in a large hospital in the capital and other piousfoundations as reproduced from the original documents in the history of Puerto Rico and The Friar Iñigo Abad Sierra commented on by theillustrious Puerto Rican Don José Julián Acosta y Calbo, correspondingmember of the Spanish Academy of History. 

 

Our Symbols

MOCA TREE


Moca tree belongs to the large botanical family of legumes such as Sama, carob, tamarind, flamboyant, and others. Within that family there is a small plate that is scientifically known by thename of Andiras or Andiras which the tree is part of Moca. This is easy to recognize with the naked eye if you know basic characteristics of which are detailed below:
 
SHEET: This odd shape has planned. This means that is composed of paired leaflets overcome by an odd leaflet. The flakes appear in pairs of five, six and seven. Besides its natural beauty, Moca flower is visited by bees. This indicates that the tree are very valuable for beekeepers due to its honey.
 
FLOWER: They can see a full bloom in Puerto Rico during the months of April to August. They grow Rackmount branched 6 to 12 inches long. The individual flower grows almost stuck to the rod cluster indicating that a penalty has weight. The crown is purple pink. Its shape is very similar to the pea. The pistil of the same to measure ½ inches long including the ovary has a slightly flattened and pale green. The stamens are white and are grouped in sets of 10 stamens. The flower is held by a bell-shaped calyx.
 
TRUNK: This usually reaches the height of 20 to 50 feet. The diameter of these varies from 6 to 12 inches. In the forest grows straight. In the open field expands its crown well branched dense and rounded. The trunk bark normally ½ to adult measures 3 / 8 inch thick. It gives a yellow resin Salt and pepper to have medicinal properties such as a laxative, narcotic and vermifuge. The medicinal substance that is extracted from the resin is known to walkers.
 
The wood of Moca in the heart of light brown. Besides its beauty, is hard heavy and strong. According to the cabinetry that worked good for mold because it is subjected to brushing wonderfully turning and sanding. Its great resistance to cracking make it an ideal piece for carpentry and joinery.
 
FRUIT OR SEED: The seed belongs to the monosperma. Oval shape. Its color is green to dark green. It's a bit flaky on the outside and hard inside. The size of it is 1 ½ inches long and a little less wide. The texture of your skin is quite smooth. Involves about 20 seeds per pound. This fruit like the bark of the tree has medicinal or toxic properties as appropriate.
 
Moca tree is part of our history of people, is an attractive shade treeenviable attractive blooming marvelous and other extraordinary qualities not commonly found in other trees.
 
Moca Shield
It was designed by the painter Augusto Hernandez mocana request of theSociety for the Bicentennial Commemoration of Moca, Inc., officiallyadopted on February 29, 1972 by the City Council. It has elongated shape, divided into silver field and blue sky united by a lozenge purple, the color of the flower of Moca. The lozenge is loaded with religious symbolism and the bottom two leaves and leafy branches of the tree of Moca. At the top of an arch with eleven silver five-pointed stars representing the neighborhoods of Moca and a golden mean people.
 
In the lozenge is a gold monogram of the Virgin Mary passed Porun Christian crown of the same metal. The shield is topped by a silver crown-shaped castle with three turrets. On the gold crown is carved the word Moca and the hollow of the front door is the castle there are two golden locks eyes with a Latin crossrepresents the supernal pattern Moca, San Juan Nepomuceno who wasmartyred brave save jealously the secret of confession.
 
The silver and white signifies purity and modesty, blue is the sky symbolizing mocana peace and freedom. The lozenge means maiden. The crown is of Puerto Rican Monserrate. The green leaves and branches of the tree are representative of Moca(Indira unarmed) where the branches signify fertility and immorality. The castle-shaped crown means autonomy, unity and fellowship.
 
Flag of Moca
It was designed and prepared by the painter Augusto Hernández mocana andapproved by the Society for the Bicentennial Commemoration of Moca. It was officially adopted on February 19, 1972 by the City Council.
 
The flag is rectangular and consists of an equilateral triangular field and the purple one golden triangle, both pointing towards the horizon ofblue and green field of the flag. In the fieldthat mean the purple flower color of Moca, appears eleven five-pointedsilver star orbiting a star Moca colored golden mean and itsneighborhoods.
 
The purple represents humility and wisdom, plus the blue represents the sky, symbolizes peace and freedom. Green represents fertility symbol mocana land and immorality.
 
 
Lace
According to Vargas Cipriana worldlets Vda. Cabana, Professor Catherine flowers, books Gerena Vda. Hernandez, Maria Lassalle Vda. De Vargas, remember that early scene in the master craftsmen of Moca, inthe late 19th and early 20th century were of Spanish nationality. They knew by Mrs. Adriana, Mrs. Tite, Doña Juanita and Doña Pepa Doña Brigida Sanchez Roman.
 
Doña Tite had his studio in front of the public square on the south side of Moca. Dona Adriana was located on the street now known as Salsipuedes Mrs. Maggie Street. Another of the teachers it was Doña Manuela Sanchez, mother of Mrs. Nelly Vera. Muela Doña ran his own shop and business in a building located in what is today the building of Dr. Santiago Montes.
 
At that time the scene first teachers charged with teaching the youngerscene, indicating that the first worldlets mocana belonged to the upperclass. Each workshop teachers served as collection of lace produced his disciples, which were sold to merchants who cameto Aguadilla, Aguada and the Capital City among others.
 
Upon the change of sovereignty in Puerto Rico after the U.S. invasion ofyou, the Moca Lace handicraft industry was flourishing and well settledin the tradition mocana then spread to all social and economic levels of people .
 
Moca and neighborhoods now have a lot of worldlets and shops devoted to selling clothes, baby clothes and lace scene.
 
Today the artisans groups meet monthly to share ideas and learn new details. Currently known as master scene to Ms. Romero and Ms. Yolanda Nieves America whodevote their time to promoting the craft and not let this tradition die.

 

CHRONOLOGY OF MOCA

April 7, 1772 Don José de Quiñones was presented to the Governor Don Miguelde Muesas with power of 71 neighbors to found the town and the church of Moca.

 

June 22, 1772 wasofficially founded the town of Moca and the Parish under the patronageof Our Lady Virgin of Monserrate and San Juan Nepomuceno.

 

October 7, 1811 Death of Jose de Quiñones, founder and first lieutenant of War.

 

September 8th, 1851 Consecration of the Catholic church.

 

August 20, 1856 cholera epidemic arises.

 

Year 1874 First telegraph line between Aguadilla, Moca, San Sebastian and Lares

 

August 14, 1898 The U.S. Army took possession of the town of Moca peacefully.

 

July 1, 1902 The town of Moca is consolidated with the municipality of Aguadilla.

 

March 9, 1905 I know des consolidates Moca Aguadilla.

 

May 22, 1910 public controversy between Father Matthias Huser Torrente and Rodolfo Lopez Soto, facing the Plaza de Recreo.

 

August 6, 1911 Fire destroys 27 houses voracious.

 

Year 1919 is installed the first telephone. The first telephonist was Luisa Maldonado.

 

Year 1920 silent film opens first initiative of Marin Quiroz. Theatre is called Loyalty.

 

April 19, 1928 Inauguration of electricity.

 

Year 1931 the aqueduct was inaugurated in the neighborhood Naranjo.

 

June 7, 1933 They drown in the sea of ​​parents Aguadilla Pedro Blanco and Natalio Fernández, of the Parish of Moca.

April 22, 1952 Foundation of Savings and Credit Cooperative of Moca.

 

October 13. 1961, the phone opens automatically.

 

August 14, 1967 Cultural Center was founded Mocan.

 

Year 1970 First Press Installed.

 

January 16, 1972 starts Bicentennial celebrations with a Mass Moca Bell in the Plaza de Recreo.

 

February 19. , 1972 adopted the Flag and the Coat of Moca. Moca tree (Andira inermis) is adopted as the official tree of the people.

 

January 13, 1974 Cardinal Luis Aponte Martinez imposes the investiture ofBishop (Papal Chaplain) Father Jose Torres, the Church of Moca.

 

March 2, 1979 Inauguration of the New City Hall, with Mayor Dr. Juan Sanchez Acevedo.

 

Year 1979 First Festival of Lace.

 

June 20, 1979 The torch of the VIII Pan American Games is installed in the Plaza de Recreo in Moca.

 

1981 Year of the Surge Parranda Enchaquetaos.

 

June 27, 1981 Bishop Joseph dies Torres Rodriguez.

 

August 29, 1981 Inauguration of the Hospital San Carlos Borromeo.

 

January 6, 1982 First Festival of Kings ward Naranjo.

 

March 22, 1982 Modern college opens Efrain Sanchez Hidalgo.

 

June 29, 1983 Inauguration of district water system in Rocha.

 

July 26, 1984 is incorporated Clubbing of Enchaquetaos.

 

January 13, 1987 Opening of the new facilities of the Cooperative Savings and Credit Moca.

 

Year 1987 Opening of new Post.

 

Year 1989 Surge team Puerto Rican Basketball League "The Explosives" Moca.

 

1 January 1990 Opening of "fast food" in Moca, "Burger King".

 

June 29, 1990 construction was completed and blessed re Parish Our Lady of Monserrate.

 

Year 1993 First championship basketball team "The Explosives" Moca in Puerto Rican League.

 

April 10, 1993 Opening of the second "fast food", "Church's Chiken.

 

April 1993 Held First Agricultural Fair.

 

October 21. 1993 The city acquired the land and the building of Castillo Labadie Mansion Los Moreau

 

June 1994 Olympics held its first municipal.

 

December 1994 is held the First Festival of Masks.

 

Year 1995 basketball team of the Puerto Rican League, explosives, they are sub. champions.

 

September 5. 1997 Opening of the third "fast food", "Mc Donald".

 

Year 1998 Surge team voleiball The Rebels, under the leadership of Jaime Babylon and Dr. Jorge Mendez, being sub champions.

 

           
Housing The municipality acquires Moca.

 

July 1999 Ends reconstruction Mansion Los Moreau.

 

December 1999 has the town of Moca with 9 indoor courts.

 

           
We build a total of 8 community centers.

 

           
Municipal Administration complete a total of 12 wells on bended.

 

March 2000 Becomes Urban Community Center in the Cultural Center of Moca, Inc.

 

           
Are sub champions team Double Mocha Series A Junior.

 

           
Are sub voleiball champions women's team.

 

April 10, 2000 Death of former mayor Dr. Juan Sanchez Acevedo.

 

June 1, 2000 Opening of new facilities of the Municipal Court.

 

July 2, 2000 The team of Moca in the category Pre Coqui Little League Champions are island-wide.

 

July 16, 2000 First Team Championship Voleiball Rebels of male superiority.

 

Year 2000 School opens urban modern.

 

           
Opens new modern Parque de Bombas.

 

           
Began construction of the House Veterans.

 

           
Began construction of new facilities Ayani Center.

 

           
Began construction of the Center of aging bodies ..

 

           
Residencial Gandara is being remodeled.

 

           
Street opens between the Cultural Center and Middle School Antonio S. Pedreira.

 

Year 2001 opened the inn Castles Melendez.

 

January 8, 2001 Inauguration of Mayor Joseph E. Aviles Santiago.

 

February 9, 2001 First meeting of Mayor Jose (Kiko) Avilés with religious leaders of the community.

 

February 20, 2001 magazine photo session in the Mansion's See Moreau.

 

February 24, 2001 First clinical health and beauty grew old entities organized by the Municipal Administration.

 

April 6, 2001 Second Visit Latin American Consuls to Moca.

 

April 10, 2001 First Indent organized by the Municipality.

 

April 17, 2001 Opening of the V Congress Literary UPR Aguadilla facilities Mansion in Los Moreau.

 

May 24, 2001 First graduation night school for adults, Efrain Sanchez Hidalgo.

 

May 25, 2001 He graduated the child Balbino Luis Colon, 11-year-old Marcelino Rodriguez High School of Flying.

 

May 26, 2001 First Cultural Exchange Rotary Club of Moca Brazil.

 

June 10, 2001 Opening of the facilities of Parque La Moca.

 

July 13, 2001 Conference on earthquakes and hurricanes in the Public Square.

 

August 7, 2001 The City Center Ayanian hands over $ 500,000.00 for the construction of new facilities.

 

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Municipality of Moca

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Municipality of Moca Telephone Directory

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Municipal Police: 787-877-0980 / 818-4495

Emergency Management: 787-877-5540

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Purchasing Office: 787-877-2233

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Health Department: 787-818-0075

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