|Region||CALABARZON (Region IV-A)|
|Mayor||Aurora Villamayor (Liberal Party)|
Angono is a 1st class urban municipality in the province of Rizal, Philippines. It is located 30km east of Manila. According to the 2007 census, it has a population of 89,988 people in 18,062 households.
Angono came from the word "ang nuno" meaning an old man on the top of the soil. First created as a pueblo in 1766, Angono became a municipality in 1935.
The municipality has been described by some as the artist's haven of the Philippines. Many of its youth have broad talents in painting and music. There are a number of art galleries and studios in Angono, including the Blanco Family Museum, Nemiranda Arthouse & Gallery, Tiamson Art Gallery, Ang Nuno Artists Foundation Gallery, Village Artist Gallery, Juban Studio, Vicente Reyes Art Studio, the Second Gallery, and the Angono Ateliers Gallery.
Angono was home to two National Artists: Carlos V. Francisco for Painting (1973) and Lucio D. San Pedro for Music (1991). It is also known for the Philippines' oldest prehistoric work of art, the Angono Petroglyphs, although this sits along the boundaries of Angono, Binangonan and Antipolo.
The town is also known for its taste for exotic food. Sometimes this is combined with its taste for art: there is the Balaw-Balaw Restaurant, also an art gallery, right across the Nemiranda Art Cafe and Restaurant. The former's name was derived from the local side dish made from fermented small shrimp. Angono is also known for its tasty fried itik or duck. Local Filipino snacks can also be found at the Angono Public Market.
Pope Clement I, locally known as San Clemente, is the patron saint of Angono and like in most Philippine towns, a feast in his honor is celebrated annually. This celebration every November 23 is also known as the Higantes Festival, and is highlighted by a procession locally known as "pagoda" and participated in by townsfolk and tourists alike. The procession is accompanied by different music bands riding the pagoda as it heads down to Laguna de Bay. People following the pagoda sometimes cover themselves in mud and call themselves taong putik (mud people). This yearly event is usually covered by Philippine media such as ABS-CBN, GMA-7 and DZRH.
Angono is politically subdivided into 10 barangays.
- Poblacion Ibaba
- Poblacion Itaas
- San Isidro
- San Pedro
- San Roque
- San Vicente
- Santo Niño
- Mahabang Parang
- Municipality of Angono. (Accessed 7 June 2010).
- Province of Rizal. (Accessed 7 June 2010).
- Philippine Standard Geographic Code. (Accessed 7 June 2010).
- 2000 Philippine Census Information. (Accessed 7 June 2010).
- People of Angono Community. (Accessed 7 June 2010).