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Map of Rizal showing the location of Taytay
Taytay is located in Philippines
Location in the Philippines
Coordinates: 14°34′9″N 121°7′57″E / 14.56917°N 121.1325°E / 14.56917; 121.1325Coordinates: 14°34′9″N 121°7′57″E / 14.56917°N 121.1325°E / 14.56917; 121.1325
Country  Philippines
Region CALABARZON (Region IV-A)
Province Rizal
District 1st District of Rizal
Barangays 5
 - Mayor George Ricardo R. Gacula
 - Total 38.80 km2 (15 sq mi)
Population (2007)
 - Total 262,485
 Density 6,765.1/km2 (17,521.5/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 1920
Income class 1st
Population Census of Taytay
Census Pop. Rate
1995 144,748
2000 198,183 6.97%
2007 262,485 3.95%

The Municipality of Taytay (Bayan ng Taytay) is a FIRST CLASS, HIGHLY URBANIZED municipality in the province of Rizal, Philippines. TAYTAY, dubbed as THE BUSINESS CAPITAL OF RIZAL and THE NEXT CAPITAL OF RIZAL AFTER ANTIPOLO,is considered to be the most progressive town of Rizal. It is one of the 14 municipalities of the Province of Rizal. TAYTAY plans to have its own representative to the Congress since it is now vying for Cityhood. Conurbated with Metro Manila, it is bounded by Cainta on the north, Pasig City and Taguig City on the west, Antipolo City in the East and Angono on the South. It is the "Woodworks" and "Garments Capital Of the Philippines" and the BUSIEST economy in Rizal.



The territory occupied by the previous 26 towns of Rizal Province began with the organization of the Provinces of Tondo and La Laguna during the Spanish regime. 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.

From the reports of the Encomiendas in 1582-83, 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.

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.

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.

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.

On February 6, 1901, the Second Philippine Commission sought to establish civil government in the country through a provincial organization act after the Filipino-Spanish and Filipino-American conflicts.

Wherefore, 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.

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 who accompanied the commission the body agreed on the creation of a new province independent of the Province of Manila. The new province was aptly named after Dr. Jose P. Rizal dubbed as the greatest Malayan that ever lived.

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.

The new province was composed of twenty-six (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); and 12 from the Politico-Militar District of Morong, (Angono, Baras, Binangonan, Cainta, Antipolo, Cardona, Jalajala, Morong, Pililla, Tanay, Taytay and Teresa). The seat of the provincial government is Pasig.

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 Area thereby leaving theremaining 14 towns of San Mateo, Montalban, Cainta, Taytay, Angono, Antipolo, Binangonan, Teresa, Morong, Cardona, Tanay, Baras, Pililla and Jalajala to the Province of Rizal.

That's the history of Taytay and fellow municipalities.

New Municipal Hall

The slogan "Taytay: Now a Municipality, Soon a City" proved to be a reality as Taytay put up its new municipal hall along Don Hilario Avenue, Club Manila East Compound which is famous for its world class resort. The new municipal hall was dubbed as The Most Beautiful in Rizal.


It is situated in the province’s of western portion, bounded by the grids 14° 34’ 24” north latitude and 121° 07’ 48” east longitude. It shares boundaries with Cainta in the Northwest, Antipolo in the North-northeast, Angono in the East-southeast and Taguig in the Southwest. The municipality is sited to East of Pasig City and to the North of Laguna Lake. It has an area of 38.80 km² representing 3.3% of Rizal Province’s land area.

The shape of Taytay is rectangular – trapezoidal with gently hilly rolling terrain on its eastern side while relatively flat on its southwestern side, including the poblacion. The municipality’s highest elevation ranges from 200 to 255 meters which is situated along the inner north-eastern hills of Barangay Dolores, alongside the Antipolo Boundary. Its lowest points are from 5 to 20 meters along the southern portion of Barangay San Juan and Muzon towards Laguna Lake.

From Laguna de Bay, Pasig River runs between Taguig City, and Taytay, Rizal, before entering Pasig City.

The Manggahan Floodway lessens flood conditions in Metro Manila by carrying flood waters to Laguna de Bay, but contributes to flooding of the coastal areas of Taguig, Taytay, and other towns in Laguna and Rizal along the lake.

The municipality is principally drained by southwest trending rivers such as Taytay River, Panghulo River, and Napindan Channel, all of which empties into Laguna Lake. Taytay River flows across Barangays Dolores and San Isidro and joins Antipolo River (present course of Manggahan Floodway) as it passes through the southern end of Barangays Sta. Ana and San Juan. Panghulo River snakes its way from upper Taytay across Barangay San Juan towards the southern portion of Barangay Muzon. Napindan Channel crosses the southern boundaries of Barangay Sta. Ana and San Juan as it empties into Laguna Lake. Bangiad Creek, found at the southeastern limits of the municipality, flows southwest ward across Barangay Muzon, extending toward Laguna Lake.


The municipality is 12 kilometers away from Pasig City, the provincial seat of Government and a former municipality of Rizal. It is accessible from various points from Metro Manila through the Ortigas Extension Avenue; Manila East Road; Felix Avenue (formerly Imelda Avenue); A. Bonifacio Avenue; Manggahan Floodway; and Sumulong Highway.


Taytay is politically subdivided into 5 barangays. For the past 20 years, the population of Taytay grows impressively, higher than the growth of population of Cainta and Angono. Taytay remains to be progressive than ever, As of 2007, these are the statistics of each barangay.

* Dolores (Pob.) 59 914
  • Muzon 23 837
  • San Isidro 36 450
  • San Juan 88 321
  • Santa Ana 53 963


According to the latest census, it has a population of 262,485 inhabitants in 48,620 households. The most populated area is located in its western and central part.

Sanggunian Officials

  • Joric Gacula (Mayor)
  • Janet de Leon Mercado (Vice Mayor)
  • Bambi Valera ( Councilor)
  • Sharon De Leon (Councilor)
  • Joey Calderon (Councilor)
  • Arturo Valle (Councilor)
  • Anastacio Alcantara (Councilor)
  • Reggie Lyn Gonzaga Mascardo (Councilor)
  • Chito Esguerra (ABC President)
  • Jean Antonette Bermillo (SK Federation President)
  • Trece DI Cayton (Councilor)
  • Danilo Tolentino (councilor)
  • Kit Mallari "Supremo"
  • Edward "mogul khan axe" Sato


This town is known for its quality ready-made dresses and woodworks, hence the brand "Garments and Woodworks Capital of the Philippines." Some of the big business establishments are also present. It is interesting to note that Taytay is gaining more investments as time passes by. SM Taytay, Puregold Taytay, the soon Robinsons Taytay, Wilcon Builders Home Depot, and the newest Taytay Sports Complex. Hotels, restautants are also increasing. One of the biggest investments Taytay ever received is the construction of MEGA CITY Project. This include an international airport, financial establishments, commercial centers abd high-rise condominiums.

Mayor Joric Gacula already assigned a committee to study the transformation of Municipality of Taytay from a 1st class town of Rizal to a prosperous CITY of the Philippines. Governor Ynares already expressed his acceptance of Taytay's petition of becoming a city, thus Taytay will soon have its own representative to the Philippine Congress.


1. Ready to wear CLOTHES



4. hepalog

Educational institutions

It is interesting to note that the town of Taytay is aware of its educational status that is why the town recently signed a contract of constructing 17 new public elementary and high schools. The construction for the elementary building will be up to 3 levels while in high school, 5 levels. Taytay is the first town in Rizal to construct high level of school buildings since the price of purchasing land in Taytay is expensive.

State High Schools

  • Casimiro A. Ynares Sr. Memorial National High School (state)
  • Manuel I. Santos Memorial National High School
  • Taytay National High School (state)
  • Benjamin Esguerra Memorial National High School
  • Antonio Esguerra Memorial National High School
  • Sitio Simona National High School (Soon)
  • Muzon National High School (Soon)
  • Don Alfonso University

Elementary Schools

  • Dolores Elementary School (state)
  • Rosario Ocampo Elementary School (state)
  • San Francisco Elementary School
  • San Isidro Elementary School (state)
  • Taytay Elementary School Unit-1 (state)
  • Taytay Elementary School (state)
  • Sta. Ana Elementary School (state)
  • Felix M. Sanvictores Elementary School (state)
  • Muzon Elementary School (state)
  • Cresdaville Elementary School
  • Sitio Tapayan Elementary School
  • Hapay na Mangga Elementary School
  • San Juan Elementary School
  • Bagong Pag-asa Elementary School
  • Don Alfonso University


  • University Of Rizal System - Taytay
  • Don Alfonso University

Private Primary and Secondary Schools

  • Juan Sumulong Memorial Junior College (Semi-exclusive institution)
  • Siena College, Taytay (Rizal Campus) (Parish, private)
  • Harris Memorial College (Christian, private)
  • Asia Pacific Nazarene Theological Seminary (seminary)
  • Asian Institute of Computer Studies (private)
  • Baptist Bible Seminary and Institute (seminary, private)
  • Bethel Charis Learning Center
  • Divine Child Jesus School (Christian, private)
  • Faith Academy Manila (Christian, private)
  • GB Knowledge Center (private)
  • Golden Faith Academy (Christian, private)
  • Golden Faith Academy with Special Education Centre
  • Harris Memorial College (Christian, private)
  • KIDS Montessori (private)
  • Little Jewels Christian School (Christian, private)
  • Master's Vineyard Academy (private)
  • National College of Business and Arts (private)
  • National University (Philippines)
  • Saint Michael the Archangel School (private,science school)
  • San Beda College (Rizal Campus) (Semi-exclusive institution)
  • Shekinah Christian School (Christian, private)
  • Silver Gold Integrated School (Christian, private)
  • St. John The Baptist Parochial School (private)
  • Star of Hope Christian School
  • Taytay United Methodist Christian School (Christian, private)
  • Virgo Mariae Regina Learning Center (private pre-school and elementary)
  • Web tech International Academy
  • Don Alfonso University


  • Siena College, Taytay (Rizal Campus) (Parish, private)
  • National College of Business and Arts (private)
  • Harris Memorial College
  • A.C.L.C. Computer College - Taytay
  • T.I.F. - Taytay
  • Asian Institute Of Computer Studies
  • I.C.C.T. Colleges - Taytay
  • Juan Sumulong Memorial Junior College (Partner with National University)
  • Don Alfonso University

Commerce and Industry

Commerce and industry is a very active economic sector in the municipality. This sector contributes a substantial income to the municipal coffers.

As of late 2009s, commercial activity dominated the economic landscape with 75% of the total number of economic establishments registered with the Business Permits and Licensing Division of the municipal government. There are more than 7000 commercial and industrial firms operating in the municipality.

SM City Taytay is a shopping mall owned and constructed by SM Prime Holdings. It's the first SM Supermall in the province in Rizal. The mall is located in Manila East Road Taytay, Rizal. The mall in consisting of 2 buildings interconnected with a bridge featuring anchors like the SM Hypermarket, SM Department Store, SM Cinemas, SM Foodcourt, Watsons, SM Appliance Center, Ace Hardware and various shops and restaurants. Wilcon Builders' Depot also invested in Taytay and opened their one-stop-shop on December 2009. By 2010, the construction of Robinsons Taytay will begin. Another call center company has invested in Taytay, The NCO. Sooner, Taytay will host the biggest call center in Rizal with 4 000 seating capacity. The Taguig City's project of Mega City will extent to Taytay in a 200-hectare property near the boundary of Taytay and Taguig.


Due to its Sports Development Program, Taytay eyed the construction of Taytay Sports Complex which is the new seat of sports development in Rizal.

University Of Rizal System - Taytay Campus is already open for the youths of Taytay who don't have enough money for their college studies.

The road widening of Rizal Avenue and Manila East Road was already done. Taytay is also planning for the construction of a new hi-way called Kalayaan Ave. that will connect the Barangays of Dolores, San Juan and Muzon.

The highly ambitious project of the construction of Metro Manila International Airport to be completed in 2015 in cooperation with Taguig City will again add wealth to the increasing revenues of Taytay. Since the airport is adjacent to the vicinity of Taytay (Lupang Arenda in particular),hotels, high rise condominiums will take place. The new TESDA in Taytay is now open. the said office is the largest in the country It is located back of the New Taytay Municipal Hall.


Waste Management

The town of Taytay has efficientiet environment friendly mode of solid waste disposal to safeguard the health of its people and assure the preservation of the natural environment.

Taytay has a current total fleet of only ten dump trucks that regularly collect the garbage generated by its five barangays. Their capabilities can haul the average generated solid waste of 50-60 tons per day based on population.. These are dumped three kilometers away in a valley area near the boundary with Antipolo northeast of the town center and adjacent to Rosario Memorial Park.


The Municipality of Taytay has an existing road network with a total length of 139.666 km. The two main roads cutting through Taytay and serving as the main access from Metro Manila are Rizal Avenue which leads to the Poblacion and the Central Business district of the town and the Manila East Road connecting from Ortigas Avenue Extension which passes north and northeast of the town center. The roads meet at a junction just off the location of the New Taytay Public Market towards the adjacent town of Angono on its eastern boundary.

G. LINER is one of the largest bus company plying the Southern Luzon Region. It plies routes from Taytay-Quiapo/Lawton (Park n' Ride) via Cainta Ortigas and vice versa.

The Bulacan-Rizal-Manila-Cavite Regional Expressway (BRMCRE, BRMCREx, or Popularly called Circumferential Road 6 (C6)) is a superhighway in Luzon, Philippines that is now under planning. It will act as a beltway of Metro Manila, so that buses and other transportation vehicles coming from the southern provinces to the northern provinces (and vice versa) need not pass through Metro Manila, thus lessening traffic in the metropolis. When built, C-6 will follow the proposed Metro Manila Tollway route eastward starting from its terminus at the North Luzon Expressway in Marilao in Bulacan province (Expressway segment). C-6 will then pass through San Jose Del Monte City in Bulacan, turn southward and pass through Rodriguez, San Mateo, Antipolo City, Angono, and Taytay in Rizal province, finally entering Taguig City.

Tourist attractions

1. Club Manila East Resort

2. SM City Taytay and SM City Taytay ANNEX (Construction of the annexed building will start on February 2010)

3. Puregold Taytay

4. Christ The King Parish

5. St. John The Baptist Parish

6. Tres Escalon Falls

7. HaMaKa Festival - The most popular and the most visited festival in Rizal.

8. Taytay Sports Complex(Muzon, Soon to Rise)

9. Robinsons Place Taytay(Dolores, Soon to Rise)

10. Mega City (Includes the construction of METRO MANILA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT and a number of commercial centers and financial establishments)

12. Taytay Feast Grand Parade(3rd Saturday & Sunday of February)

13. Taytay Convention Center (Soon to Rise)


The provision of efficient power services is the linchpin of productivity Any area that envisions itself to modernize, to be more productive, and its product competitive needs to have ample power supply to engine its growth and development.

It has been recorded that Taytay is the third largest user of power among the towns of Rizal, which all have been energized and served the MERALCO. This makes Taytay a town with sufficient power for domestic use. Added to this is the presence of a substation of the National Power Corporation in Barangay Dolores.


Communication is another major and key infrastructure component. Its ample availability in an area is one of the essential requisite for economic progress and social integration.

Currently, majority of the communication needs of the people of Taytay are being served by the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT) with some availing of cellular phone and paging services. The number of telephones of the town is far beyond the minimum of one telephone line per 1000 residential population and also a single telephone line per 1500 population in industrial areas.

The town operates a telegraph services unit which issues an average of 116 transmissions and 5,483 telegrams of all kinds per month.

Since Taytay is just on the fringe of Metro Manila, it can be reached by all radio and television stations. Likewise, printed communications such as newspapers and magazines are distributed and bought in the area simultaneously as those in Metro Manila.


Most of the people in Taytay is Roman Catholic. All the people here are religious.

Church & Chapels

1. St. John The Baptist Parish

2. Christ the King Parish

3. St. John The Baptist Chapel

4. St. Isidro Labrador Chapel

5. Dolores Chapel

6. Sta. Ana Chapel

Notable Personalities

1. Toni Gonzaga

2. Alex Gonzaga

3. Carol Banawa

4. Bj "Tolits" Forbes

5. Gladys Reyes

6. kit "batas' mallari

7. Edward "Zenki" Sato

Medical and Health

The provision of primary health care is being undertaken by the Municipal Health Office which provides medical services to the Municipals 5 barangays. Taytay has 7 health units with a total of 40 Barangay Health Centers. These are commonly staffed of doctors, nurses, dentists, midwives, etc. Only Taytay Emergency Hospital which is based at the Office of Municipal Health Officer at the Municipal Hall has daily schedule of medical services from Monday thru Sunday, 24 hrs a day. The other units are on scheduled basis.

The services offered by these hospitals/clinics to the municipal and provincial residents include out-patient treatment, child delivery, EENT treatment, surgery, internal medicine, pediatric, obstetrics and gynecological treatment and diagnosis of social diseases.

Some of the hospitals in Taytay are Taytay Emergency Hospital and Manila East Medical Center(MEMC).

External links

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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