Taytay, Rizal

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Municipality of Taytay
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Province Rizal
Mayor George Ricardo R. Gacula
Barangays 5
Website www.taytayrizal.gov.ph
Physical characteristics
Area 41.40 km²
Total (2000) 198,183
Density 4,787.0/km²

Taytay is a 1st class urban municipality in the province of Rizal, Philippines. It is bounded by Cainta to the North, Pasig City to the West, Antipolo City in the East and Angono in the South.

The town is known for its quality ready-made dresses and woodworks, hence its brand as the "Garments and Woodworks Capital of the Philippines." Its current mayor is Hon. George Ricardo "Joric" Gacula.

According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 198,183 people in 42,620 households.



Taytay is politically subdivided into 5 barangays.

Barangay Land Area (ha.) Population (2000)
Dolores (Pob.) 1,237 50,158
Muzon 341 18,572
San Isidro 442 32,718
San Juan 1,490 70,183
Santa Ana 630 26,552


According to the 2007 census, it has a population of 262,485 inhabitants (198,183 people in 42,620 households in census 2000).

Sanggunian Officials

  • Janet de Leon Mercado (Vice Mayor)
  • Bambi Valera ( Councilor)
  • Sharon De Leon (Councilor)
  • Joey Calderon (Councilor)
  • Dianne Eliza Esguerra (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)


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.

Educational Institutions

  • Juan Sumulong Memorial Junior College (Taytay Campus) (Semi-exclusive institution)
  • Virgo Mariae Regina Learning Center (private pre-school and elementary)
  • San Beda College (Rizal Campus) (Semi-exclusive institution)
  • National College of Business and Arts (private)
  • Siena College of Taytay Rizal (Rizal Campus) (Parish, private)
  • University of Rizal Systems (state)
  • Taytay National High School (state)
  • Casimiro A. Ynares Sr. Memorial National High School (state)
  • Harris Memorial College (Christian, private)
  • Master's Vineyard Academy (Christian, private)
  • AMA Computer Learning Center (private)
  • Asian Institute of Computer Studies (private)
  • Taytay United Methodist Christian School (Christian, private)
  • Sta. Ana Elementary School (state)
  • Taytay Elementary School (state)
  • Taytay Elementary School Unit-1 (state)
  • Felix M. Sanvictores Elementary School (state)
  • Dolores Elementary School (state)
  • Rosario Ocampo Elementary School (state)
  • Muzon Elementary School (state)
  • San Isidro Elementary School (state)
  • Little Jewels Christian School (Christian, private)
  • Asia Pacific Nazarene Theological Seminary (seminary)
  • Baptist Bible Seminary and Institute (seminary, private)
  • Divine Child Jesus School (Christian, private)
  • GB Knowledge Center (private)
  • KIDS Montessori (private)
  • St. John The Baptist Parochial School (private)
  • Saint Michael the Archangel School (private,science school)
  • Golden Faith Academy (Christian, private)
  • Golden Faith Academy with Special Education Centre
  • Silver Gold Integrated School (Christian, private)
  • Faith Academy Manila (Christian, private)
  • Web tech International Academy
  • Manuel I. Santos Memorial National High School

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 2000s, 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 3792 commercial and industrial firms operating in the municipality.


Waste Management

It is essential that a town has an efficient and 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


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.

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). Soon to rise is, Taytay Doctors Multispecialty Hospital that will be built along Rizal avenue, Taytay Rizal.


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.


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.


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.

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.

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