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Rodriguez
—  Municipality  —

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Map of Rizal showing the location of Rodriguez
Rodriguez is located in Philippines
Rodriguez
Location in the Philippines
Coordinates: 14°43′N 121°7′E / 14.717°N 121.117°E / 14.717; 121.117Coordinates: 14°43′N 121°7′E / 14.717°N 121.117°E / 14.717; 121.117
Country  Philippines
Region CALABARZON (Region IV-A)
Province Rizal
District 2nd District of Rizal
Founded 1909
Barangays 11
Government
 - Mayor Pedro S. Cuerpo
Area
 - Total 312.70 km2 (120.7 sq mi)
Population (2007)
 - Total 223,594
 Density 715/km2 (1,852/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 1860
Income class 1st
Website montalbanrodriguez.gov.ph
Population Census of Rodriguez
Census Pop. Rate
1995 79,668
2000 115,167 8.23%
2007 223,594 9.58%

Rodriguez, Rizal (formerly Montalban) is a first class municipality in the province of Rizal, Philippines. It is the northernmost town in the province and comes after San Mateo, Quezon City coming from Metro Manila. The town is located on the slopes of the Sierra Madre mountain range and features many resorts, it is also the largest town in Rizal province with 312.70 km².

According to the latest census, it has a population of 223,594 inhabitants in 24,524 households.

The legend of Bernardo Carpio is said to have happened in the mountains of Montalban. The legend tells the story of a giant trapped between two mountains.

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Area

With the continuous expansion of Metro Manila, the municipality is now included in Manila built up area which reaches Cardona in its Westernmost part.

Municipal mayors

  1. 1909–1916 Municipal President Eulogio Rodriguez Sr.
  2. 1916–1919 Municipal President Eusebio Manuel
  3. 1919–1928 Municipal President Gregorio Bautista
  4. 1928–1932 Municipal President Jose Rodriguez
  5. 1932–1936 Municipal President Roman Reyes
  6. 1936–1940 Municipal Mayor Jacinto Bautista
  7. 1941–1943 Municipal Mayor Francisco Rodriguez
  8. 1943–1944 Municipal Mayor Federico San Juan
  9. 1945 Municipal Mayor Gavino Cruz
  10. 1946–1947 Municipal Mayor Catalino Bautista
  11. 1947 Municipal Mayor Macario Bautista
  12. 1948–1959 Municipal Mayor Benigno Liamzon
  13. 1950 Municipal Mayor Guillermo Cruz Sr.
  14. 1960–1984 Municipal Mayor Teodoro Rodriguez
  15. 1984–1987Municipal Mayor Pablo Adriano
  16. 1988–1993 Municipal Mayor Angelito Manuel
  17. 1993–1995 Municipal Mayor Ernesto Villanueva
  18. 1995–1998 Municpal Mayor Pedro Cuerpo
  19. 1998–2001 Municipal Mayor Rafaelito San Diego
  20. 2001–up to present Municipal Mayor Pedro Cuerpo

To pay tribute to its first mayor, former Senator Eulogio Rodriguez, the name of the municipality was formally changed from Montalban to Rodriguez by virtue of Batas Pambansa Blg. 275, passed in September 1982. Despite of being officially named Rodriguez, the municipality is still more popularly known as Montalban.

The town

Rodriguez is politically subdivided into 11 barangays (7 urban, 4 rural):

  • San José
  • Burgos
  • Geronimo
  • Macabud
  • Mascap
  • San Isidro
  • San Rafael
  • Balite
  • Manggahan
  • Rosario
  • Puray

See also

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References

Largest municipalities of the Philippines
Rank Municipalities Province Population (2007) Rank Municipality Province Population (2007)
1 Bacoor Cavite 441,197 11 Mabalacat Pampanga 203,307
2 Cainta Rizal 289,833 12 Silang Cavite 199,285
3 San Pedro Laguna 281,808 13 San Mateo Rizal 184,860
4 Taytay Rizal 262,485 14 Tanza Cavite 171,795
5 Imus Cavite 253,158 15 Marilao Bulacan 160,452
6 Binangonan Rizal 238,931 16 Lubao Pampanga 143,058
7 Rodriguez Rizal 223,594 17 Mexico Pampanga 141,298
8 General Trias Cavite 218,387 18 Jolo Sulu 140,307
9 Cabuyao Laguna 205,376 19 San Miguel Bulacan 138,839
10 Santa Maria Bulacan 205,258 20 Baliuag Bulacan 136,982
Philippines 2007 Census
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