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Rizal is a province of the Philippines located in the CALABARZON region in Luzon, just 20 kilometers east of Manila. The province was named after the country's national hero, José Rizal. Rizal's capital is Antipolo City, although the provincial capitol is located in Pasig City in Metro Manila, which was the previous capital. Map of the Philippines showing the regions and provinces (click for larger version). ... CALABARZON is one of the regions of the Philippines. ... A region (Filipino: Rehiyon) is an administrative subdivision in the Philippines. ... Map of the Philippines showing the island groups of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. ... The City of Manila (Filipino: Lungsod ng Maynila), or simply Manila, is the capital of the Philippines. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Antipolo City is a city in the Philippines and was recently made the capital of the province of Rizal. ... The City of Pasig is one of the cities and municipalities that comprise Metro Manila in the Philippines. ... For the article on the capital city of the Philippines, see Manila. ...

REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
Province of Rizal
Region: CALABARZON (Region IV-A)
Capital: Antipolo City
Founded: June 11, 1901
Population:
2000 census—1,707,218 (11th largest)
Density—1,304 per km² (2nd highest)
Area: 1,308.9 km² (10th smallest)
Languages: Tagalog, English
Governor: Casimiro M. Ynares, Jr.
Pasig City is the seat of government.
Includes the two districts of Antipolo City.
Image:Ph locator map rizal.png

Rizal is bordered by Metro Manila to the west, the province of Bulacan to the north, Quezon to the east and Laguna to the south. The province also lies on the northern shores of Laguna de Bay, the largest lake in the country. Image File history File links Provincial seal of Rizal, Philippines. ... A region (Filipino: Rehiyon) is an administrative subdivision in the Philippines. ... CALABARZON is one of the regions of the Philippines. ... Antipolo City is a city in the Philippines and was recently made the capital of the province of Rizal. ... June 11 is the 162nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (163rd in leap years), with 203 days remaining. ... 1901 (MCMI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... A city (lungsod, sometimes siyudad, in Filipino or Tagalog) is a tier of local government in the Philippines. ... A city (lungsod, sometimes siyudad, in Filipino or Tagalog) is a tier of local government in the Philippines. ... A municipality (bayan, sometimes munisipalidad, in Filipino) is a local government unit in the Philippines. ... A barangay (Tagalog: baranggay , pronounced as ba-rang-gai, gai as in guy), also known by its former name, the barrio, is the smallest local government unit in the Philippines and is the native Filipino term for a village, district or ward. ... The House of Representatives (Kapulungan ng mga Kinatawan in Filipino) is the lower chamber of the Congress of the Philippines. ... Tagalog (pronunciation: ) is one of the major languages of the Republic of the Philippines. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... The City of Pasig is one of the cities and municipalities that comprise Metro Manila in the Philippines. ... Image File history File links Map of the Philippines showing the location of Rizal. ... Bulacan is a province of the Philippines located in the Central Luzon region. ... Quezon is a province of the Philippines located in the CALABARZON region in Luzon. ... For other uses, see Laguna (disambiguation). ... Laguna de Bay is the largest lake in the Philippines and the largest inland freshwater lake in Southeast Asia. ...


Rizal is a mountainous province perched on the western slopes of the southern portion of the Sierra Madre mountain range. Antipolo City boasts of a wonderful view of Metro Manila and it is where Hinulugang Taktak, a waterfall popular with tourists, can be found. The Sierra Madre is a mountain range in the Philippines. ...

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People and culture

Tagalog is the main language that is spoken in this province. Tagalog (pronunciation: ) is one of the major languages of the Republic of the Philippines. ...


Economy

The primary source of economy in Rizal province are the huge piggery estates owned by Manila-based families. In the northern towns, farming is the main industry, while fishing predominates in the southern towns.


In a study recently conducted by the National Statistics Coordination Board (NSCB), Rizal province came out to be the Philippines' least poor province with a poverty incidence rate of 3.4%, even lower than that of the National Capital Region or Metro Manila. A boy from an East Cipinang trash dump slum in Jakarta, Indonesia shows his find. ... National Capital Region can mean the following The National Capital Region of the Philippines. ... For the article on the capital city of the Philippines, see Manila. ...


Geography

Political

Rizal is subdivided into 13 municipalities and 1 city. A municipality (bayan, sometimes munisipalidad, in Filipino) is a local government unit in the Philippines. ... A city (lungsod, sometimes siyudad, in Filipino or Tagalog) is a tier of local government in the Philippines. ...


City

Antipolo City is a city in the Philippines and was recently made the capital of the province of Rizal. ...

Municipalities

Angono is a 1st class urban municipality in the province of Rizal, Philippines. ... Baras is a 4th class municipality in the province of Rizal, Philippines. ... Binangonan is a 1st class urban municipality in the province of Rizal, Philippines. ... The Municipality of Cainta (Filipino: Bayan ng Cainta) is a first-class urban municipality in the province of Rizal, Philippines. ... Cardona is a 4th class municipality in the province of Rizal, Philippines. ... Jala-jala is a 5th class municipality in the province of Rizal, Philippines. ... Morong is a 4th class municipality in the province of Rizal, Philippines. ... Pililla is a 2nd class urban municipality in the province of Rizal, Philippines. ... Rodriguez (previously known as Montalban) is a 1st class municipality in the province of Rizal, Philippines. ... San Mateo is a 1st class urban municipality in the province of Rizal, Philippines. ... Tanay is the second largest municipality in the Rizal province of the Philippines. ... Taytay is a 1st class municipality in the province of Rizal, Philippines. ... Teresa is a 4th class urban municipality in the province of Rizal, Philippines. ...

Physical

History

The province of Rizal was originally composed of 26 towns. The territory began with the organization of the provinces of Tondo and La Laguna during the Spanish administration. Some of the towns like Pasig, Parañaque, Taytay and Cainta were already thriving. Tagalog settlements which carried on trade with the Chinese and Arab traders long before the Spanish conquest. A tondo is also a circular painting or relief carving. ... For the town of La Laguna on Tenerife, one of the Canary Islands, see San Cristóbal de La Laguna, La Laguna is also subdivision of Los Llanos de Aridane on the island of La Palma. ... The City of Pasig is one of the cities and municipalities that comprise Metro Manila in the Philippines. ... Parañaque City (pop. ... Taytay is a 1st class municipality in the province of Rizal, Philippines. ... The Municipality of Cainta (Filipino: Bayan ng Cainta) is a first-class urban municipality in the province of Rizal, Philippines. ... The Arabs (Arabic: عرب) are an ethnic group who are predominantly speakers of the Arabic language, mainly found throughout the Middle East and North Africa. ...


From the reports of the Encomiendas in 1582-1583, the Encomiendas of Moron (Morong) was under the jurisdiction of La Laguna and, the Encomiendas of Passi (Pasig), Taitay (Taytay) and Tagui (Taguig) belonged to the Province of Tondo. It was recorded that in 1591, the Encomiendas of Moron and Taitay were under the jurisdiction of the Franciscan Order in the Province of La Laguna; and the Encomiendas of Nabotas (Navotas), Tambobo (Malabon), Tondo, Parañaque, Longalo (Dongalo), Tagui and Pasig were under the jurisdiction of the Augustinians in the Province of Tondo. Events January 15 - Russia cedes Livonia and Estonia to Poland February 24 - Pope Gregory XIII implements the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1583 was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Tuesday of the Julian calendar. ... Events June - Capture of Zutphen by the Dutch under Maurice of Nassau. ...


In 1853, a new political subdivision was formed. This consisted of the towns of Antipolo, Bosoboso, Cainta and Taytay from the Province of Tondo; and the towns of Morong, Baras, Tanay, Pililla, Angono, Binangonan and Jalajala from the Province of La Laguna, with the capital at Morong. This district was later changed to Distrito Politico-Militar de Morong after four years. 1853 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Antipolo City is a city in the Philippines and was recently made the capital of the province of Rizal. ... Morong is a 4th class municipality in the province of Rizal, Philippines. ... Baras is a 4th class municipality in the province of Rizal, Philippines. ... Tanay is the second largest municipality in the Rizal province of the Philippines. ... Pililla is a 2nd class municipality in the province of Rizal, Philippines. ... Angono is a 1st class urban municipality in the province of Rizal, Philippines. ... Binangonan is a 1st class urban municipality in the province of Rizal, Philippines. ... Jala-jala is a 5th class municipality in the province of Rizal, Philippines. ...


In 1860, by virtue of Circular No. 83, dated September 2, 1859, the Province of Tondo became the Province of Manila. All its towns were placed under the administration, fiscal supervision and control of the Governor of the new province. 1860 is the leap year starting on Sunday. ... September 2 is the 245th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (246th in leap years). ... 1859 (MDCCCLIX) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the Julian calendar). ... The City of Manila (Filipino: Lungsod ng Maynila), or simply Manila, is the capital of the Philippines. ...


The town of Mariquina (Marikina) became the capital of the Province of Manila during the tenure of the revolutionary government of Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo. The Province of Morong had for its capital the town of Antipolo for the period 1898-1899, and the town of Tanay for 1899-1900. The City of Marikina (Filipino: Lungsod ng Marikina) is known as the Shoe Capital of the Philippines, possible Shoe Capital of Asia. Located on the island of Luzon, Marikina City is one of the cities and municipalities that comprise Metro Manila, the National Capital Region in the Philippines. ... Emilio Aguinaldo y Famy (March 22, 1869—February 6, 1964) was a Filipino general, politician, and independence leader. ... 1898 (MDCCCXCVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... 1899 (MDCCCXCIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 1899 (MDCCCXCIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 1900 (MCM) was an exceptional common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, but a leap year starting on Saturday of the Julian calendar. ...


On February 6, 1901, the First Philippine Commission sought to establish civil government in the country through a provincial organization act after the Filipino-Spanish and Filipino-American conflicts. February 6 is the 37th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1901 (MCMI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ...


Therefore, on June 5, 1901, a historic meeting was held at the Pasig Catholic Church for the organization of a civil government in the Provinces of Manila and Morong, with 221 delegates in attendance. The first Philippine Commission, headed by President William Howard Taft and composed of Commissioners Luke E. Wright, Henry C. Ide, Bernard Moses and Dean C. Worcester, discussed with the Assembly the issue of whether or not to write the Province of Manila with Morong Province, was not self-sufficient to operate as a separate province. June 5 is the 156th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (157th in leap years), with 209 days remaining. ... 1901 (MCMI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... William Howard Taft (September 15, 1857 – March 8, 1930) was an American politician, the 27th President of the United States, the 10th Chief Justice of the United States, a leader of the progressive conservative wing of the Republican Party in the early twentieth century, a chaired professor at Yale Law... Luke Edward Wright (1846 - 1922) was a U.S. political figure. ... Dean Conant Worcester. ...


Although the delegates from Morong, Don Hilarion Raymundo and Don Jose Tupas, objected to the proposal, Delegate Don Juan Sumulong of Antipolo strongly advocated the move. After much acrimonious debate and upon the suggestion of Dr. Trinidad H. Pardo de Tavera the body agreed on the creation of a new province independent of the Province of Manila. The new province was aptly named after José Rizal, the country's national hero. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


On June 11, 1901, the province of Rizal was officially and legally created by virtue of an Act No. 137 by the First Philippine Commission which during the time was acting as the unicameral legislative body in the island of Luzon. June 11 is the 162nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (163rd in leap years), with 203 days remaining. ... 1901 (MCMI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ...


The new province was composed of 26 municipalities, 14 from the old province of Manila (Las Piñas, Malabon, Makati, Parañaque, Mandaluyong, San Juan, Navotas, Muntinlupa, Taguig, Pateros, Pasig, Marikina, San Mateo, and Montalban (now Rodriguez)); and 12 from the Politico-Militar District of Morong, (Angono, Baras, Binangonan, Cainta, Antipolo, Cardona, Jalajala, Morong, Pilillia, Tanay, Taytay and Teresa). The seat of the provincial government is Pasig. Las Piñas City (population: 472,780 Census 2000) is a city in the National Capital Region of the Philippines. ... Malabon City is one of the cities and municipalities that comprise Metro Manila in the Philippines. ... The City of Makati, or simply Makati, is one of the most important cities in the Philippines in terms of finance and commerce. ... Parañaque City (pop. ... The City of Mandaluyong (Filipino: Lungsod ng Mandaluyong) is one of the cities and municipalities that comprise Metro Manila in the Philippines. ... San Juan is a municipality in Metro Manila in the Philippines. ... REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES Municipality of Navotas Region: National Capital Region Province: — Founded: June 11, 1859 Population: 2000 census—230,403 Density—21,393 per km² Area: 10. ... The City of Muntinlupa is the southernmost city in Metro Manila. ... Taguig (Filipino: Tagig) is the newest city in Metro Manila in the Philippines. ... REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES Municipality of Pateros Region: National Capital Region Province: — Dates: Founded—1770 Cityhood—— Population: 2000 census—27,337 Density—16,292 per km² Area: 2. ... The City of Pasig is one of the cities and municipalities that comprise Metro Manila in the Philippines. ... The City of Marikina (Filipino: Lungsod ng Marikina) is known as the Shoe Capital of the Philippines, possible Shoe Capital of Asia. Located on the island of Luzon, Marikina City is one of the cities and municipalities that comprise Metro Manila, the National Capital Region in the Philippines. ... San Mateo is a 1st class urban municipality in the province of Rizal, Philippines. ... Rodriguez (previously known as Montalban) is a 1st class municipality in the province of Rizal, Philippines. ... Angono is a 1st class urban municipality in the province of Rizal, Philippines. ... Baras is a 4th class municipality in the province of Rizal, Philippines. ... Binangonan is a 1st class urban municipality in the province of Rizal, Philippines. ... The Municipality of Cainta (Filipino: Bayan ng Cainta) is a first-class urban municipality in the province of Rizal, Philippines. ... Antipolo City is a city in the Philippines and was recently made the capital of the province of Rizal. ... Cardona is a 4th class municipality in the province of Rizal, Philippines. ... Jala-jala is a 5th class municipality in the province of Rizal, Philippines. ... Morong is a 4th class municipality in the province of Rizal, Philippines. ... Pililla is a 2nd class urban municipality in the province of Rizal, Philippines. ... Tanay is the second largest municipality in the Rizal province of the Philippines. ... Taytay is a 1st class municipality in the province of Rizal, Philippines. ... Teresa is a 4th class urban municipality in the province of Rizal, Philippines. ...


On November 7, 1975, by virtue of Presidential Decree No. 824, the 12 towns of Las Piñas, Parañaque, Muntinlupa, Taguig, Pateros, Makati, Mandaluyong, San Juan, Malabon, Navotas, Pasig and Marikina were incorporated into the newly formed Metro Manila Region thereby leaving the remaining 14 towns to the Province of Rizal. November 7 is the 311th day of the year (312th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 54 days remaining. ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ... For the article on the capital city of the Philippines, see Manila. ...


External links

  • Official Website of the Provincial Government of Rizal
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