Antipolo City, Philippines
Barangays of Antipolo City in the Rizal Province within Region 4-A in the Republic of The Philippines
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- Nickname: The Pilgrimage City
- The city of Antipolo is in Region IV-A and is the capital city of the province of Rizal
- Antipolo City is the seventh most populated city in the Philippines
Location of Antipolo City
- 14.5833° N, 121.1667° E - Antipolo, Coordinates
The City of Antipolo is located in the northern half of Rizal Province. It is bounded on the north, by the Municipality of Rodriguez (formerly Montalban), on the northwest, by the City of Marikina and Municipality of San Mateo, on the southwest, by the Municipalities of Taytay and Cainta, on the southeast, by the Municipalities of Tanay, Teresa and Baras and on the east, by Quezon Province.
The poblacion is approximately 29 kilometers from Manila. The City can be accessed from Marikina via the Sumulong Highway, which passes through the poblacion; from Cubao, Quezon City via the Marcos Highway, which extends eastward to Quezon Province as the Marikina-Infanta road, and from Cainta/Taytay via Ortigas Extension. From: antipolo.gov.ph
LAND AREA OF ANTIPOLO CITY
The City of Antipolo is the second largest in Rizal Province next to Rodriguez. Its total land area of 38,575.04 hectares represents 29.4 percent of the total land area of Rizal. The City is divided into two (2) districts, subdivided into sixteen (16) Barangays. The 1st district consisting of 8 barangays namely Bagong Nayon, Beverly Hills, Dela Paz, Mambugan, Mayamot, Munting Dilao, San Isidro and Sta. Cruz and the 2nd district namely; Calawis, Cupang, Dalig, Inarawan, San Jose, San Juan, San Luis and San Roque. From: antipolo.gov.ph
TOPOGRAPHY OF ANTIPOLO CITY
The topography of Antipolo may be described as generally hilly and mountainous, with the hilly portions lying in the west and the mountainous area concentrated in the east as part of the Sierra Madre Mountain Range. Well-watered valleys are located in the middle of the city and in the northern and southern edges. Plateaus of over 200 meters above sea level are seen in the western half of the study area, including the site of the Poblacion and portions of Brgy. Cupang and San Juan. In the eastern half, these are seen in Brgys. Calawis and San Jose overlooking the Boso-Boso River Valley to the west. From: antipolo.gov.ph
CLIMATE OF ANTIPOLO CITY
Based on PAGASA (Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Service Administration) Antipolo has type I climate which is marked by two (2) distinct seasons – the Wet from May to December and the Dry from January to April. The main climatic control operating in the climate of the area is actually the monsoon wind system. The warm southwest monsoon wind brings the rain to the city after gathering moisture from the Indian Ocean while the cool northeast monsoon moves as a dry wind and comes even drier after crossing the Sierra Madre geographic barrier. From: antipolo.gov.ph
TRANSPORTATION WITHIN ANTIPOLO CITY
Various means of public transportation are available in Antipolo. Transportation is provided by a combination of buses, Fx’s, Jeepneys, shuttle buses and tricycles.
One bus line, EMBC takes the Ortigas extension route leading to Manila, and vice versa. Its terminal is stationed at P. Oliveros St. Antipolo City and in Divisoria. Other bus lines from Tanay connect Antipolo via the Provincial Road.
Jeepneys and Fx’es are the more numerous and connect the City with Marikina, Mandaluyong, Makati and Quezon City via Ortigas Extension, Sumulong And Marco’s Hi-ways and Morong Tanay and Baras via the Provincial Road.
Inter city public transportation is provided by tricycles, shuttle buses and jeepneys inter -connecting the 16 barangays of the city through various routes. From: antipolo.gov.ph
THE PEOPLE OF ANTIPOLO CITY
During the 1720’s, the Virgin of Antipolo gained thousands of devotees. Devotees from Manila and nearby towns and Provinces flock to Antipolo, some stayed and adopted Antipolo as their homes. They lived in the simple and traditional Filipino lifestyle. Their culture and tradition included the celebration of many religious and cultural festivities such as the Kapitana’s on Easter Sunday, the night serenades, the bayanihan, the praying of the Angelus, the reading of the passion of Christ during the Lenten season and the May Festival. From: antipolo.gov.ph
- Population (as of Aug 1, 2007 census)=633,971
- Registered Voters per COMELEC (2010)= 315,630
HISTORY OF ANTIPOLO CITY
It would be an interesting and fascinating study to trace the growth of great cities which are today the vital nexus of civilization. There are cities which set the imagination aflame with their historical drama and romance. Cities such as Carthage, Troy, Athens, Karakorum, Baghdad, Babylon, Rome and Granada of ancient and medieval times, as well as the towering alabaster metropolises of today: Tokyo, Bombay, Peking, Madrid, Paris, London, Mexico, Quebec and Los Angeles.
Most of all, it would be interesting to know the origin of our own cities such as Davao, Zamboanga, Iloilo, Cebu, Manila, Baguio and Vigan among others. In the case of Antipolo City, its creation was of recent origin of a little more then half century, and there are Filipinos living today to whom the event has been engraved in their memories.
The City of Antipolo lies approximately 29.30 km. East of Manila and is bounded on the North by the town of Montalban, on the northwest by the towns of Marikina and San Mateo, on the southeast by the towns of Tanay, Teresa and on the southwest by the Town of Taytay and Cainta. It is about 10 km. North to South and about 20 km. From East to West. The City was named after a tree locally known as Tipolo (Artocarpus cummunis) which was in abundance in the area at the time. Historical records of Mr. Beinvenido M. Alarcon concerning Antipolo says that the early written account of the city's history was recorded in 1578 by the Franciscans missionaries who came to christianize the natives like the Dumagats. Early records referred to the natives as Tagal, Indians and Black (the aetas).. In 1591, the Jesuits replaced the Franciscans in Antipolo who organized the village into a parish. They built a chapel in Sitio Sta.Cruz, among them were Fr. Pedro Chirino and Fr. Francisco Almarique. The same year, the first homily in Tagalog was delivered in a holy mass.
In those years, the virgin forest of Antipolo covered most of its mountains ranges with varied tropical trees and wildlife. There are many springs supporting several waterfalls, the most popular of which is the "Hinulugang Taktak".
By 1601 there are about 3,000 Christians residing in Antipolo. At about the same period, the number of negritos significally dwindled, moving deeper into the mountains. The missionaries tried to bring them back to the village by offering the fertile lands to till. Father Almarique gave them all the services the Church can provide. The congregations known as the La Anunciata composed of the students and inhabitants continued their unified devotion to the Blessed Virgin by consistently celebrating the Feast of Anunciata.
On March 25, 1626 Governor Juan Niño De Tabora brought the country from Acapulco, Mexicothe image of the Virgin and before he died, he bequeathed the image was installed at Sitio Sta. Cruz and it is said that this was lost several times and each time was recovered on a Tipolo tree. Because of this unusual incidents, it was decided in 1632 to erect the church at that place under the administration of Fr. Juan de Salazar.
In 1639, the Chinese revolted to the protest that increased in taxes reaching the village of Antipolo and the church was burn to the ground by the rebels. Miraculously, the image was unharmed. The Virgin was taken to Sitio Ginapao and then brought to Cavite upon orders of the Governor General. It stayed in Cavite for 14 years. Ten years from the said incidents, it was re-named Virgin of Peace and Good Voyage after it was travelled five more times to Acapulco, Mexico before it rested permanently in the town. In the meantime, the village of Antipolo became a town in 1650. By 1850, the town was still part of the province of Tondo. The Province was divided in two towns were placed under Manila while others were placed under the District of Morong. In 1853, Antipolo was formally placed under the district then known as Los Montes de San Mateo which was later known as the District of Morong in 1857. The recollect priest took over the parish of Antipolo in 1864.
It was during these years that the Virgin of Antipolo gained thousands of devotee. Devotees from Manila, nearby towns and provinces flock to Antipolo to foot along mountain rails and springs. Most of them are faired-skinned and more civilized (The Tagalogs). Some stayed and adopted as their homes. Civilizations drove the natives further away into the mountains. Traditions also put it that when pestilence hit towns of Antipolo, Cainta and Taytay. The Virgin of Antipolo was taken upon advice of the Parish Priest to what is known as Pinagmisahan. A mass was celebrated there and prayers wre heard and the suffering vanished. The population of Antipolo including Bosoboso was registered at 3,286 on March 2, 1903. As early as those years Banda 12 a brass band, already existed. The railway by 1906 started from Pasig up to Taytay-Cainta. Religious devotees walked from the end of the railway to Antipolo and the more affluent are carried hammocks called "Hamaka". The first train to reach Antipolo was on December 24, 1908.
In 1929, German San Jose (Gerry Brandy) of Malate, Manila, composed the song of ANTIPOLO ( Tayo na sa Antipolo) which immediately made national attention. On June 15, 1952, Hinulugang Taktak was proclaimed a National Park and on January 14, 1954, the Bishops of the Philippines proclaimed the Cathedral of Antipolo as the official shrine of the Virgin of Antipolo.
The people of Antipolo lived a simple and traditional Pilipino lifestyle. Their culture and tradition included the celebrations of many religious and cultural festivities such as the Kapitanes and Kapitanas on Easter Sunday, the night of serenades, Bayanihan, reciting of Angelus, reading of the Passion of Christ during the Lenten season and festivities on May and June. The association known as the Nuestra Señora Dela Anunciata, established many years back continuous to practice many of these old traditions. From: antipolo.gov.ph
THE FACE OF WAR
When the Filipino rose in revolt against the Spaniards, many Antipoleños joined the rebels. They had an encounter with the Spanish soldiers at Mt. Makatubong, a mountain within Antipolo, Juan Sumulong became the secretary of the revolutionaries in the province. Two months after the declaration by Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo of the Philippine Independence on June 12, 1898 at Kawit, Cavite, Antipolo formally joined the revolutionary government and it was made the capital of Morong. But when the country was occupied by the Americans on June 4, 1899, the revolutionary government was transferred to the town of Tanay.
During the Second World War (1941-1945) many able-bodied men from Antipolo joined the Philippine Scout and the USAFFE and fought in the bloody battle of Bataan. Two guerilla units continued the struggle during the Japanese occupation. They were the HUNTERS ROTC under Miguel Ver and Terry Adevoso and the MARKING FIL-AMERICAN TROOP which was established and led by Marcos Villa Agustin more popularly known under the name of Brig. General Agustin Marking. Many inhabitants were tortured and killed by the Japanese, among them are: Mayor Pascual Oliveros and son Reynaldo; Padre Eusebio Carreon; Padre Ariston Ocampo; Sis. Ma. Elizabeth Cagulanas, RVM; Sis. Ma. Consuelo Recio, RVM; Antonio Masangkay and Alfonso Oliveros. The liberation of Antipolo from the Japanese forces was bloody and devastating. February 17, 1945, Antipolo was heavily bombarded by American planes. In the midst of widespread conflagration and heavily civilian casualties, the people of Antipolo evacuated at Sitio Kulaike and up to towns of Angono, Santolan and Markina. They brought with them the Virgin of Antipolo from Quiapo church on October 15, 1945.
After the civil government was restored in 1901 by the Americans, Valentin Sumulong was became the first Presidente (Alkalde) of the town. The Province of Morong was renamed Rizal Province and some of the towns near Manila were made part of the province. The next Presidente of the town were Tranquilino Oldan and Severino Oliveros. During their incumbencies in 1908, Antipolo was honored with the appointment of Juan Sumulong as the first Judge for land registration and later member of the Phlippine Commission. Francisco Dimanlig and Ambrosio Masangkay also became Presidentes of the town. In 1913, the sitios of Mayamot and Bulao became part of Antipolo. After this, Roberto De Jesus, Federico Asuncion and Sixto Pedracio served as Presidentes.
January 1, 1919 under Executive Act. No. 57, Teresa was segregated from Antipolo. Not long after, roads wee built connecting Taytay and Antipolo, then, public transportation became available. When Cornelio Lawis became Mayor of the town, he improved the roadways by putting stones over them. The first town hall was erected in 1925 during the incumbency of Mayor Jose Carigma. Juan Sumulong was elected Senator under Partido Demokrata and Marcelino Santos succeeded as mayor in Antipolo. In 1930, Pascual Oliveros became mayor of Antipolo and electric services reached the town proper. After the 2 nd World War, the Antipoleños rebuilt their homes and their lives from the ashes of war. Led by Mayor Manuel Seranillo, Padre Francisco Avendano, Jose Lawis and Leoncio Anclote, the people built a temporary church and turned the Virgin of Antipolo was held starting at the hills of Pinagmisahan headed by Padre Francisco Avendano. On November 11, 1947, Mayor Isaias Tapales was inaugurated as mayor of the town. Jose R. Olivares was re-elected Municipal Mayor in the 70's, with Felix B. Marinas as the Vice Mayor, they completed the construction of the Municipal town hall.
When the EDSA revolt broke out in 1986, many residents joined the people's revolt at the EDSA after which President Corazon Aquino was installed as President of the Revolutionary Government, the town officials were replaced. Named Officer-In-Charge was Francisco de Jesus while Felix B. Marinas remained as Vice Mayor who became the OIC after the death of De Jesus. Before the elections on January 18, 1988, Marinas was replaced as OIC by Dr. Rodrigo Ambas. In 1988 Mayor Daniel S. Garcia was elected and remained as Mayor of Antipolo until the expiration of his term in 1998.
Hinulugang Taktak was declared a national historical shrine under Republic Act 6964 sponsored by then Congressman Francisco "Komong" Sumulong on September 18, 1990. On February 13, 1998, then President Fidel V. Ramos signed into the law of bill jointly sponsored by Congressman Gilbert "Bibit" Duavit and Egmidio "Ding" Tanjuatco, making the municipality of Antipolo into a component city of the Province of Rizal. Republic Act No. 8508 became the charter of the City of Antipolo in a plebiscite called for the purpose and Antipolo acquired corporate existence as the City of Antipolo. Following its new status, in the election held on May 11, 1998, Angelito C. Gatlabayan was first elected City Mayor of Antipolo and Agripino G. Garcia as his Vice Mayor. Victor R. Sumulong, son of the illustrious Filipino Senator Lorenzo Sumulong was elected Congressman of the lone district of Antipolo. From: antipolo.gov.ph
Local Government Unit LGU of Antipolo City, Philippines
The Sangguniang Panlungsod is composed of the City (Municipality) Vice-Mayor as Presiding Officer, regular Sanggunian members (Councilors), the President of the Association of Barangay Captains and the President of the Sangguniang Kabataan.
They shall exercise and perform the legislative powers and duties as provided for under Republic Act No. 7160, otherwise known as the Local Government Code of 1991. Shall consider and conduct thorough study all matters brought to their attention and consequently pass resolutions, enact ordinances and to introduce recommendations.
- Elected officials of Antipolo City for the term of 2013-2016
- Mayor of Antipolo City: Ynares, Casimiro III Alcantara - NATIONALIST PEOPLES' COALITION
- Vice-Mayor of Antipolo City: Leyva, Ronaldo Limongco - LIBERAL PARTY
- 1st District Councilors of Antipolo City:
- Tapales, Christian Jay Carrillo
- Barcena, Ronald Romero
- Zapanta, Lemuel Marlowe Gaya
- Lawis, Juanito Gatlabayan
- Oldan, Pablo Jr. Santos
- Altamirano, Robert Jr. Ancheta
- Camacho, Arnel Mariano
- Pimentel, Felipe Cariaso
- 1nd District House of Representative of Antipolo City
- DE GUZMAN, ENRICO - NATIONAL UNITY PARTY
- 2nd District Councilors of Antipolo City:
- Gatlabayan, Josefina Galang
- Acop, Philip Conrad Marrero
- Leyva, Catalino Maricaban
- Alarcon, Christian Edward Oriel
- Tapales, Irvin Paulo Carrillo
- Zapanta, Alfred Jarlego
- Masangkay, Antonio Oliveros
- Gatlabayan, Celestino Martinez
- 2nd District House of Representative of Antipolo City
- HUERTAS, JOEL - NATIONALIST PEOPLES' COALITION
- Elected officials of Antipolo City for the term of 2010-2013
- Mayor of Antipolo City: Danilo Olayvar Leyble
- Vice-Mayor of Antipolo City: Susan Garcia Say
- Councilors of Antipolo City:
- 1st District:
- Alexander Serranillo Marquez
- Prudencio Marco Aquino
- Bernard Leo Umale Zapanta
- Pablo Santos Oldan Jr.
- Juanito Gatlabayan Lawis
- Troadio Lontoc Reyes
- Eufracio Maricaban Tapales
- Mario Gatlabayan Garcia
- 2nd District:
- Elected officials of Antipolo City for the term of 2007-2010
- Vice-Mayor: Lorenzo M. Zapanta
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Businesses in Antipolo City, Philippines
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Schools in Antipolo City, Philippines
School year 2015-2016 starts Monday, June 1, 2015 and ends Friday, April 1, 2016, for public elementary and secondary schools. The SY will consist of 201 school days, inclusive of the five-day In-Service Training (INSET) break. The different school events and activities, including the number of school days per quarter, are contained in Enclosure No. 1. Source: Department of Education
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Natural Resources of Antipolo City, Philippines
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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 Ramon J. P. Paje
- 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. We have too many black outs.
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PIA Press Release
5th Calabarzon OTOP Congress up in Antipolo
by Charlie S. Dajao
Calamba, Laguna (February 24) -- The Province of Rizal, in earlier times called the Province of Tondo and the Province of Manila, and home to the SuMaKaH and Higantes Festivals, will host the 5th Calabarzon OTOP Congress on March 2.
This year's regional congress, themed "Otop Gains, Calabarzon Reigns", will be held at the Ynares Sports Center in scenic Antipolo City.
The congress will celebrate the gains of OTOP in the 5 provinces of the Calabarzon Region as well as provide a venue to continually harmonize the various activities of the different stakeholders towards a unified OTOP program in Calabarzon region.
It would also be a venue to showcase and expose the region's OTOP products and services to new and wider markets through an exhibit and trade fair.
The event would also celebrate the transfer of the Rizal Provincial Capitol from Pasig City to the City of Antipolo as Rizal's seat of government and capital of the province.
Governors Rosa Vilma Santos-Recto of Batangas; Ayong Maliksi of Cavite; Teresita S. Lazaro of Laguna; Rafael Nantes of Quezon; and host Governor Casimiro 'Jun-jun" Ynares III will lead the expected 1,000-plus participants of the congress.
Progress and milestones of the OTOP program in its 5 years of implementation will be delivered by the respective governors of the Calabarzon provinces.
At the Ynares Center grounds, an exhibit and trade fair will be presented to continually promote and expose Calabarzon OTOP products and services with the goal of preparing the entrepreneurs to be competitive in the domestic and international markets.
Moreover, companies and firms participating under the Diskwento Program will join the trade fair selling basic commodities at discounted prices.
Providing entertainment will be a competition of cultural presentations among delegates of the region's 5 provinces.
More than a thousand participants are expected to participate in the congress including officials and representatives of local government units (LGU), the business sector and chambers of commerce, cooperatives, government financial institutions, government line agencies, and other guests.
The 5th Congress is a collaboration between the Rizal Small and Medium Enterprise Development (RISMED) Council chaired by Governor Casimiro A. Ynares III; the Rizal Provincial Government; business and sectoral organizations (PCCI-Rizal, REMAI, ROAR, PAFCI, LMP-Rizal); the academe (University of Rizal System and HEAR), as well as non-government organizations (NGO) and cooperatives, the Rizal Provincial Office of the Department of Trade and Industry, and other national government agencies and NGOs implementing entrepreneurship programs in the province.
The Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship, a non-stock, non-profit organization that advocates Go Negosyo nationwide, also renders strong support to the congress.
The Rizal hosting will complete the rounds of provincial hosting of the OTOP congress. Previous OTOP congresses were held in Sta. Cruz, Laguna (2006), Batangas City (2007), Lucena City (2008), and Tagaytay City in 2009.
The congress serves as venue where stakeholders discuss topics to build capabilities of the entrepreneurs; present achievements, issues and concerns; share learnings and experiences; renew commitments; and showcase the competitive edge of the towns and cities in the region.
OTOP, or the "One Town, One Product" program is a concept and strategy to develop local micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in towns, cities, provinces or even regions possessing a strong domestic product base with local ingenuity and skills to be globally competitive consequently bringing out the prominence and uniqueness of each locality, or vice-versa.
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