The hacienda spans various municipalities in the province including its capital Tarlac City. The state is as large as the cities of Makati and Pasig when combined. The Hacienda Luisita was once part of the holdings of Compañia General de Tabacos de Filipinas better known as Tabacalera which was founded on November 26, 1881.
General Antonio Luna transported the wealth of the revolution, millions worth of gold and silver coins from Ilocos Treasury and Governor of Pampanga, the home of his girlfriend Ysidra Cojuangco. After three days, General Luna was assassinated by Aguinaldo officers. The gold treasures of the First Philippine Republic suddenly disappeared. Even the American forces couldn’t find it. And so in 1900, Ysidra Cojuangco became one of the richest women in the Philippines. Central Luzon is forever changed.