Rizal Province, Philippines
List of Municipalities in the Rizal Province within Region (4-A Calabarzon) in the Republic of The Philippines
Angono | Baras | Binangonan | Cainta | Cardona | Jala-Jala | Morong | Pililla | Rodriguez | San Mateo | Tanay | Taytay | Teresa
Cities in the Province of Rizal: Antipolo City - Capital
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The province of Rizal is within Region IV-A (CALABARZON).
- 1 Location of Rizal, Philippines
- 2 History of Rizal, Philippines
- 3 People of Rizal, Philippines
- 4 Elected Government Officials of Rizal, Philippines
- 5 Businesses in Rizal, Philippines
- 6 Real Estate or Properties for Sale or lease in Rizal, Philippines
- 7 Churches, Mosques, or Places of Worship in Rizal, Philippines
- 8 Schools in Rizal, Philippines
- 9 Economy of Rizal, Philippines
- 10 Natural Resources of Rizal, Philippines
- 11 Tourists Attractions of Rizal, Philippines
- 12 Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of Rizal, Philippines
- 13 Philippine News
- 14 Rizal News
- 15 Rizal Zip Codes
- 16 Rizal, Philippines supports Philippine Cycling
- 17 The oldest living man or woman in Rizal, Philippines
- 18 Photo Gallery of Rizal, Philippines
- 19 Disclaimer
Location of Rizal, Philippines
- 14.6667° N, 121.2500° E - Rizal, Coordinates
Rizal is located ....
History of Rizal, Philippines
Pre-spanish and Spanish Era
The inhabitants of Rizal province of yore enjoyed the best of two shores -- the seashore of Manila Bay on its western fringes with its famous sunset, and the lakeshore of Laguna de Bai at its eastern border, noted for its picturesque view of the Philippines' largest inland body of water. Laguna de Bai named after the Laguna town of Bai, which used to be the biggest settlement along the western edge of Asia's second largest freshwater basin, looks like the cavity of the human heart. The dagger-shaped Talim island lying in the middle divides the lake into two sections, along with three islets hugging the island's coast. During the pre-Spanish times, the settlements located along the lakeshore of Laguna de Bai (Bay) and on the southern banks of the Pasig River were ruled by Rajah Soliman, nephew of Rajah Lakandula, the chief of Tondo.
When Miguel Lopez de Legazpi defeated the forces of the rajahs due to the superiority of their mechanical weapons, and in spite of the fierce and desperate heroism and resistance of the local warriors who were defending their own turf, the first Spanish Governor General sent his nephew, the young Captain Juan de Salcedo, to conquer and pacify the towns in the southern districts of Luzon.
In 1571, Salcedo conquered the towns one after another, winning through diplomacy, the friendship and confidence of the natives.
The towns were organized into municipal units of the central Spanish government in Manila. After which, Spanish missionaries , mostly Franciscan and Jesuit, were sent to build churches or chapels in the newly-organized towns, to propagate the tenets of the Catholic religion, to Christianize and baptize people, and to spread among them the Spanish culture.
The first catholic church in this region was constructed by the Jesuit missionary Father Pedro Chirino, a famous Spanish scholar who wrote many books on Philippine history in Tagalog language.
Salcedo, after conquering the towns of Taytay and Cainta, proceeded to the town of Paracale in Bicol, traversing what is now the province of Laguna.
A riverine settlement since the pre-Hispanic era, Rizal has a 25km-long Pasig River that originates from the lake and empties into Manila Bay. On its northeastern banks is Malacañang Palace where the seat of power emanates. It is the center of political power and influence and the home of the archipelago's former Spanish and American Governor-Generals, and of the Commonwealth's and the Republic's succession of Chief Executives.
Rizal Province is undoubtedly the country's repository of its artistic legacy as evidenced by an "art exhibit" ongoing for the past 3000 years composed of more than 120 man-like, frog-like and lizard-like stone carvings called Petroglyphs. These were engraved by its prehistoric artists on the wall of a secluded rock shelter near a cave in the uplands of Angono around 1000 BC.
Before Rizal became a province, its area used to be the provinces of Tondo and La Laguna during the Spanish era. However, some of its towns like Pasig, now the Provincial Capital, Parañaque, Taytay and Cainta, were alreeady thriving Tagalog communities engaged on trade with the Chinese and our other Asian neighbors long before the Spaniards set foot on the islands in 1521.
A succession of religious orders like the Franciscans, the Augustinians, the Jesuits, and the Recollects had taken jurisdiction over this wide swath of bustling communities prior to the birth of Rizal Province.
In 1853, the towns of Morong, Pililla, Tanay, Baras, Binangonan, Jalajala, Angono, Antipolo, Boso-Boso, Cainta, and Taytay, were weaned from the province of Tondo and were named Distrito Politoco-Militar de los Montes de San Mateo. Four years later, it was changed to Distrito-Militar de Morong, to avoid confusion resulting from the erroneous impression that San Mateo was the district's capital instead of Morong. This development was considered as a prelude to the formation of the province of Rizal.
In 1860, the province of Tondo became the province of Manila, and all its towns were placed under the control of the governor of Manila.
The Creation of the Province
After the Filipino-American conflicts in 1900, the new colonial rulers initiated a discussion on whether to unite the province of Manila with Morong province. On June 5, 1901, 221 delegates attended the historic meeting at the Pasig Catholic Church to discuss organization of the province of Manila and Morong.
In that meeting, Dr. Trinidad H. Pardo de Tavera of the Federal Party who accompanied the American members of the Commission, suggessted the unification of both Manila and Morong into one province to be named "Rizal", in honor of our national hero, Dr. Jose P. Rizal.
This led to the creation of the province of Rizal.
Thus, on June 11, 1901, under Act No. 137, the Second Philippine Commission, headed by Judge William Howard Taft, with Luke E. Wright, Henry C. Ide, Bernard Moses and Dean C. Worcester as members, gave birth officially to Rizal province. It was composed of 19 towns of Manila Province, and 14 municipalities of Morong Politico-Military District or a total of 33 towns.
Over the years, the territory of Rizal Province would evolve until it comprised 26 towns (excluding the cities of Caloocan, Quezon and Pasay); namely Las Piñas, Malabon, Makati, Parañaque, Taguig, Pateros, Pasig, Marikina, Muntinlupa, Mandaluyong, Navotas, San Juan, San Mateo, and Montalban (from the old province of Manila), and Angono, Baras, Binangonan, Cainta, Antipolo, Cardona, Jalajala, Morong, Pililla, Tanay, Taytay and Teresa (from the Morong Politico-Military district).
On November 7, 1975, by virtue of Presidential Decree No. 824, the 12 most progressive towns of Rizal namely: Las Piñas, Muntinlupa, Taguig, Parañaque, Pateros, Makati, Mandaluyong, San Juan, Malabon, Navotas, Pasig and Marikina were incorporated in the newly formed Metro Manila Area. It also included the town of Valenzuela (formerly of Bulacan), and the four cities of Manila, Quezon, Caloocan and Pasay.
Thus, Rizal Province was left with just 14 towns -- San Mateo, Montalban, Cainta, Taytay, Angono, Antipolo, Binangonan, Teresa, Morong, Cardona, Tanay, Pililla, Baras, and Jalajala.
Through sustained progressive development since its creation in 1901, Rizal, owing its proximity to Manila, had become the "premier province" of the Philippines despite its dismemberment in 1975 during the Marcos regime.
This development has made Rizal Province the country's nucleus of burgeoning economic centers, hub of progressive cities and urbanized communities, and the "cradle of great Filipino leaders".
- source of this article verbatim from: http://www.rizalprovince.gov.ph/historical.htm
People of Rizal, Philippines
- Population (as of 2015 census): 2,884,227
- Population (as of May 1, 2010): 2,484,840
- Registered Voters as of (2010): 1,029,361
|Elected officials of Rizal for the term of 2019-2022|
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|Elected officials of Rizal for the term of 2016-2019|
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- Elected officials of Rizal for the term of 2013-2016
- Provincial Governor of Rizal: Rebecca Alcantara "Nini" Ynares - NATIONALIST PEOPLES' COALITION
- Provincial Vice-Governor of Rizal: Frisco Santos San Juan, Jr. - NATIONALIST PEOPLES' COALITION
- House Representatives of Rizal:
- First District Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Provincial Board Members):
- Alarcon, Anthony Jesus Solero
- Tolentino, Zoilo Jr. Gonzaga
- Del Rosario, Teodulo Cruz
- Villamayor, Armando Sr. Bautista
- De Guzman, Enrico Canlapan
- Second District Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Provincial Board Members):
- Tanjuatco, Emigdio Iii Palou
- Dr. Reynaldo "JunRey" Henson San Juan, Jr., MD
- Rivera, Rolando Pagkatipunan
- Mariano, Arwin Sr. Adona
- Huertas, Jesus Angelito Jr. Yling
- Elected officials of Rizal for the term of 2010-2013
- Provincial Governor of Rizal: Dr. Casimiro Alcantara Ynares III , MD
- Provincial Vice-Governor of Rizal: Frisco Santos San Juan Jr.
- House Representatives of Rizal:
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- Elected officials of Rizal Province for the term of 2007-2010
- Governor of Rizal for the term of 2007-2010
- Member(s) of the House of Representatives of Rizal for the term of 2007-2010
Barangay Elected Officials of Rizal Province
Businesses in Rizal, Philippines
- How to Improve Your Business and Livelihood
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Real Estate or Properties for Sale or lease in Rizal, Philippines
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Churches, Mosques, or Places of Worship in Rizal, Philippines
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Freedom of religion, yes. Equality, yes. But no favoritism.
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Schools in Rizal, Philippines
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Due to Covid19: Pursuant to the instructions of President Roa Duterte, and as recommended by the DepEd, the opening of classes for the year 2020-2021 is deferred to October 5, 2020.
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PUBLIC NOTICE: Why pretend that the National language of the Philippines is Tagalog? It should be English. To be a Teacher, doctor, lawyer, engineer, architect, nurse, computer technician; what books do you learn from? English books of course. All your tests are in English. The constitution of the Philippines is written in English. All the laws and new laws introduced by congress are in English. For that matter, you can't be a teacher in a school system unless you know English. The "Licensure Exam for Teachers" is in ENGLISH! Who are these people forcing Tagalog down our throats? Tagalog is simply one of the many dialects of the Philippines. Keep your dialects but learn and be fluent and proficient in ENGLISH.
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Economy of Rizal, Philippines
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If you have a job available and that job is within the Province of Rizal, Philippines, you may post it here.
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Natural Resources of Rizal, Philippines
- Protect the environment
It is sad but true that as of the year 2012 the rivers of the Philippines continue to be the #1 Sewer Systems of the Philippines.
Protect & Save the Rivers. Do not let your sewer drain into the river. Your community can be the first to initiate this project.
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Let us plant more trees in every barangay in the entire Philippines. It does not make any difference if the barangay is urban, partially urban or rural; we need more trees. Trees will prevent erosion, provide oxygen, prevent green house effect, and even a place of business for the shade tree mechanic.
The Philippines is a tropical country and practically anything will grow. The DENR has the planting trees project that goes on every year. Lots of picture taking for the media. Planting trees one by one is the "human" way of doing it. This individual planting of trees is good if done to "line" the roads and highways with trees or along fences or property divisions, or if you have a plantation.
To reforest the nation of the Philippines we have to plant trees the "mother nature" way. Sow the seeds during the rainy season. Go deep into "bald" forests and plant trees by sowing seeds. If there's not enough volunteers to do this, use the military helicopters to fly over the designated areas and sow the seeds.
Guaranteed within a few years, The Philippines will be lush again. >>Read More
We are using our rivers as our sewer system. If you ask a Filipino, "Are the Filipinos a clean people?" The answer is an automatic, "Yes!". However, the Filipinos are suffering from the same disease or attitude as most people do, and that is the "NIMBY" disease or "NIMBY" attitude. (NIMBY) Not In My Back Yard. So it is OK to dump my garbage and sewer there. Not mine! Someone else will take care of it.
This attitude is killing our rivers. Your great-grandparents, grandparents or parents were once proud to tell the stories of how they enjoyed swimming in the river behind your house or nearby. However, you can't say the same or tell the same stories to your kids or grand kids. Why? Because your generation is killing the river.
- Secretary Roy Cimatu - since May 8, 2017
- Department of Environment and Natural Resources
- Visayas Avenue, Diliman, 1100 Quezon City, Philippines
We have so much water in the Philippines and yet very little to drink.
Instead of relying too much on Diesel fuel and Coal to generate the majority of Philippine's Electrical energy Supply, we can concentrate more on renewable and sustainable source of energy such as: Hydro Power, Solar Power, and Wind Power and thermal energy conversion. We have too many black outs.
Tourists Attractions of Rizal, Philippines
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Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of Rizal, Philippines
In the Philippines a fiesta is usually celebrated in barrios or barangays. It is the official holiday of the LGU, the barangay. Filipinos love fiestas. It is a time for joy and celebration. A fiesta is of Spanish origin and is usually commemorated in association with a christian patron saint. Most barangays whose population have been clustered by Muslims(Moros) and their population is more than that of the Christians, the celebration of the fiesta have been cancelled and replaced with the Hari Raya or Eid al-Fitr.
The cities or municipalities usually have yearly festivals where all the barangays participate. The cities or municipalities hold contests for the best floats in parades.
- 6% growth target stays
- Monday, Septembe 16, 2019
- The Department of Finance (DOF) said the government is maintaining its growth target of six percent or higher this year, even as the economy settled at only 5.5 percent growth in the first semester given the delay in the enactment of the 2019 General Appropriations Act (GAA).
- Carlos Dominguez, finance secretary, also said to avoid a repeat of the 2019 budget delay, leaders of both the Senate and the House of Representatives are meeting every month to monitor the progress on the budget and the 25 priority bills enumerated in the 4th State-of-the-Nation Address ........... Full Story»
- Stocks up, peso stronger
- Thursday, August 15, 2019
- Share prices ended higher yesterday as investors tracked overseas leads to trade the market.
- The Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) was up 70.20 points to 7,858.65, a 0.9 percent hike ........... Full Story»
- Inaugural triathlon at New Clark City set
- Monday, August 16, 2019 12:00 am
- MANILA, Philippines — All is set for the New Clark City Triathlon which is the first triathlon event to be held at the New Clark City Sports Complex in Capas, Tarlac on Oct. 19-20.
- GoClark Sports and Events has partnered with presenting sponsor Robinsons Land Corp. in this triathlon featuring the swim event at the Aquatics Center, the 20km bike in the newly built New Clark City-SCTex connecting road and the run course in the sports complex, including the warm-up athletic track, the river park and a finish lap around the 20,000-seater Athletics Stadium ............................... Full Story»
Antipolo ‘Walk for a Cause’ to raise environmental concern
- Source: http://pia.gov.ph/news/index.php?menu=2&webregion=R04A&article=2261336713111
- By: Gideon Gapayao
- Friday, May 11, 2012
ANTIPOLO CITY, Rizal- The Antipolo City government through the Office of the Mayor, City Environment and Waste Management Office (CEWMO) and the local Sangguniang Kabataan Federation Office will be holding a “Walk for a Cause” this Saturday, May 12.
The activity, with its theme “Isang Hakbang Para sa Kalikasan, Hinulugang Taktak ” aims to raise environmental awareness on the current condition of the Hinulugang Taktak falls. Environment volunteers, non-government organizations, city hall officials and employees, public officials and citizens from the city’s 16 barangays will be participating in the walk.
Registration starts at 4:30 am at the Sumulong Park. Participants will begin the walk from the park to Olalia Road owards to the City Market of Antipolo (Gate 2) going to SM Masinag through Marcos Highway.
The LGU also encourages participants to bring placards made of recycled materials with messages advocating environmental awareness as a means to disseminate information to the citizens of Antipolo.
Aside from the walk, May 12 also marks the opening of the Pitik Mulat Advocacy Photo Exhibit at SM Masinag where members of the Photography Guild of Antipolo, Samahan ng mga Litratista sa Rizal and the Camera Club of Antipolo will put on exhibit their photos of the Hinulugang Taktak falls and its current condition. Their works will be displayed from May 12-18 in order to further instil environmental awareness.
Rizal Zip Codes
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Rizal, Philippines supports Philippine Cycling
Philippine Cycling is about cycling in the Philippnes. Philippine Cycling helps promote bike races, cycling clubs, bicycle tours, and the development of bicycle trails. Activities are coordinated with bike shops and cycling clubs throughout the Philippines to promote the fun of riding bikes. Philippine Cycling will be coordinating events with tour of Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. Road biking and mountain bikings will be promoted by Philippine Cycling.
Cycling Activity to Participate In
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- ILOILO CITY, April 27-May 2, 2015 (PNA) – Some 5,000 bikers are expected to join the second Iloilo Bike Festival slated April 27-May 2, 2015 as the city continues to aspire to become a bike-able walkable metropolis. The activity that supported by the John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime University (JBLFMU) and Megaworld Iloilo aims to promote Iloilo as a safe and bike friendly city, promote the share-a-road movement encourage Ilonggos to commute via biking and raise Ilonggos awareness on the benefits of biking on health, safety and environment concerns. Read More....
- CYCLING Le Tour de Filipinas 2015 set as country celebrates 60 years of top-caliber cycling Feb 1 to Feb 4 2015 - View the result of the race: A four stage race. Stage 1 starts in Balanga and back to Balanga for a 126K race Feb 1, 2015 (Sunday); stage 2 starts in Balanga, Bataan to Iba, Zambales for a 154.7 K race Feb 2, 2015 (Monday); stage 3 starts in Iba, Zambales to Lingayen, Pangasinan for a 150.1K race Feb 3, 2015 (Tuesday); stage 4 starts in Lingayen, Pangasinan to Baguio City, Benguet for a 101.7K race Feb 4, 2015 (Wednesday). For a total distance of 532.5 Kms. Read More >>>
- Ronda Pilipinas: Feb 8 - 27 2015:>> Discovering young riders for the national team will be the main objective of the LBC Ronda Pilipinas 2015 when the country’s premiere cycling race hits the road on Feb. 8 in Butuan City. Ronda Pilipinas executive project director Moe Chulani said the international multistage bikathon, which ends on Feb. 27, will have two qualifying legs of four stages each in Mindanao and the Visayas where the top riders will advance to face a tough foreign challenge in the six-stage Luzon finale. Read More>>>
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