Lungsod ng Antipolo
|— Component City —|
|City of Antipolo|
|Ynares Center Stadium, SM City Masinag, Rizal Provincial Capitol, Hinulugang Taktak Falls, Antipolo Cathedral, Native Delicacies including Suman; the city's glutinous pride, and Boso-Boso Church.|
|Nickname(s): The Pilgrimage City, City in the Sky|
|Motto: Tayo na sa Antipolo! ("Let's go to Antipolo")|
|Region||CALABARZON (Region IV-A)|
|Districts||1st and 2nd districts of Antipolo City|
|Cityhood||April 4, 1998|
|• Mayor||Danilo O. Leyble|
|• Vice Mayor||Susana Garcia Say|
|• Sangguniang Panlungsod|
|• Total||306.10 km2 (118.19 sq mi)|
|Elevation||156 m (512 ft)|
|• Density||2,214.12/km2 (5,734.5/sq mi)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC+8)|
Antipolo (officially: City of Antipolo, Filipino: Lungsod ng Antipolo) is a city in the Philippines located in the province of Rizal; about 25 kilometres (16 mi) east of Manila. It is the largest city in the CALABARZON Region. It is also the seventh most populous city in the country with a population of 633,971 in 2007.
It was converted from a municipality into a component city of Rizal Province on April 4, 1998 under Republic Act No. 8508. A new provincial capitol building was inaugurated in the city in March 2009 to replace the old capitol in Pasig which has long been outside the jurisdiction of Rizal Province; after Pasig was included in Metro Manila in 1975. With the transfer of the provincial government to Antipolo, it is highly favored to be officially designated as the new capital of the province. On March 14, 2011, Antipolo was declared a "highly-urbanized city" by President Benigno Aquino; such proclamation however still needs to be ratified in a plebiscite.
The city is popular for being a pilgrimage site. It prides itself as the "Pilgrimage Capital of the Philippines." The Marian image of the Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage or the Virgin of Antipolo, which was brought in from Mexico in 1626, and enshrined in the Antipolo Cathedral has a continuous following among Filipino Catholics since the Spanish era. A popular custom of pilgrims to the Virgin of Antipolo is the trek going to its shrine on the eves of Good Friday and May 1, from various locations in Rizal Province and Metro Manila. Some pilgrims would begin the trek from Quiapo Church in Downtown Manila following the procession of the image. There is also an existing custom to have new cars blessed at the church in the belief that this will ensure the safety of the car and its passengers.
Its higher elevation than that of Metro Manila affords it a scenic view of the metropolis, especially at night. Its locally grown mangoes and cashews are popular among tourists, as well as suman – a local delicacy made out of glutinous rice. The Hinulugan Taktak National Park, which was once a popular summer get-away is being restored to become again one of the city's primary attractions.
Antipolo is in the northern half of Rizal Province, close to its meridional center.
It is found on the slopes of the Sierra Madre Mountain Range. Much of the city sits on a plateau averaging 150 meters. It has the second largest area in the province with an area of 306.10 km². The northern and southern sections of the city are in the dense forest areas of the Sierra Madre.
Antipolo's population in 2007 was enumerated at 633,971. It grew at an annual rate of 4.19 percent from the 2000 figure. Annual population growth rate has slowed but relatively remains above the annual the national average of rate of 2.04 percent. The 2007 figure is three times the population of the city in 1990.
The city was named after the tipolo (breadfruit) tree (Artocarpus incisa), which was in abundance in the area.
Franciscan missionaries arrived in Antipolo in 1578, and built a church in Boso-Boso. They were soon replaced in 1591 by the Jesuits, who organized the village into a parish. By 1601, the Christian population of Antipolo had grown to about 3,000 as the indigenous Dumagat population dwindled and moved deeper into the interiors.
An uprising of Manila's Chinese residents reached Antipolo in 1602 that lead to the razing of the church.
On March 25, 1626, the image now known as the Virgin of Antipolo was brought from Acapulco, New Spain (now Mexico) by Governor-General Juan Niño de Tabora, who relinquished the image to the Jesuits for Antipolo's church.
In 1650, the village was organized into a town and became part of Tondo Province. When the province was divided in 1853, Antipolo became a part of the District of San Mateo de los Montes, which later became the District of Morong.
The Recollects took over Antipolo in 1864. It was during these years that the Virgin of Antipolo gained a following of devotees. Devotees from Manila and nearby towns and provinces flock to Antipolo on foot or on hammocks, trekking along mountain trails and springs.
During the First Republic, the town served as the capital of Morong, until it was occupied by the Americans on June 4, 1899; the Revolutionary Government then transferred Morong's capital to Tanay. Soon after, the Americans established a civil government in 1901, Valentin Sumulong became the first municipal president. On June 11, 1901, Antipolo was incorporated into the newly established Province of Rizal, which included towns of Morong District and Manila Province. In 1903, Antipolo, Boso-Boso and Teresa were merged. The town's territory was expanded again in 1913 to add the sitios of Mayamot and Bulao; just to lose Teresa six years later to become an independent municipality. The Manila Railroad Company inaugurated a railway service to Antipolo on December 24, 1908.
During the start of the Second World War in the Philippines, Antipolo became a refugee destination for many citizens from Manila and its suburbs to avoid the Japanese invaders vying for the occupation of the Philippine capital. Also, two guerrilla units operated in the town against the Japanese. They were the Hunters ROTC under Miguel Ver and Terry Adevoso and the Marking Filipino and American Troops, which were established and led by Marcos Villa Agustin, more popularly known under the name Brig. Gen. Agustin Marking. Many inhabitants were tortured and killed by the Japanese, including Mayor Pascual Oliveros and his son Reynaldo, Padre Eusebio Carreon, Padre Ariston Ocampo, Sis. Ma. Elizabeth Cagulanas, RVM, Sis. Ma. Consuelo Recio, RVM; Ambrosio Masangkay, Alfonso Oliveros and Atty. Francisco C. Gedang Sr.
The liberation of Antipolo from the Japanese forces was bloody and devastating. On February 17, 1945, Antipolo was heavily bombarded by American planes. Antipolo residents evacuated to Sitio Colaique and up to the towns of Angono, Santolan, and Marikina. To protect the image from being destroyed, Stevenson Sayson, then the sacristan mayor, and members of the community brought with them the Virgin of Antipolo. The bombings on March 6–7, 1945 destroyed the church and after twelve days of battle, the American and Filipino soldiers and aided the local recognized guerrillas liberated the town on March 12, 1945. After the war, a temporary church was built and the Virgin of Antipolo was returned from the Quiapo Church on October 15, 1945.
Started the Allied Invasion of Antipolo on February to August 1945, the stronghold of all combined military forces of the Filipino soldiers of the Philippine Commonwealth Army 4th and 42nd Infantry Division and the American soldiers of the United States Army 43rd Infantry Division and aided the local guerrilla resistance fighters of the Marking's Filipino-American Troops and the Hunters ROTC was liberated and invaded the municipal town of Antipolo and defeats Japanese Imperial armed forces and ended World War II.
After independence 
Devotees started to flock to the town and on May 6, 1947; the first procession of the Virgin of Antipolo was held starting at the hills of Pinagmisahan. In 1948, a national committee was formed to undertake a nationwide fund-raising campaign to build the Cathedral of Antipolo.
On June 15, 1952, Hinulugang Taktak was proclaimed a National Park by Pres. Jessie Roxas, and on January 14, 1954, the Bishops of the Philippines proclaimed the Cathedral of Antipolo as the official shrine of the Virgin of Antipolo.
In 1960s, the town proper, or poblacion, was widened and the Sumulong Highway was constructed. In the 1970s, the Marikina-Infanta Road, better known as the Marcos Highway, was constructed, traversing the mountains of Antipolo.
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Antipolo was created on June 25, 1983, with Rev. Protacio G. Gungon, D.D. as the first bishop of the diocese.
On February 13, 1998 (along with Parañaque, Former Pres. Fidel V. Ramos signed Republic Act No. 8508, making the Municipality of Antipolo into a component city of Rizal Province and on April 4, 1998, it was ratified in a plebiscite. In the election that followed, Angelito Gatlabayan was elected as its first city mayor.
Similar to other cities in the Philippines, the government structure of Antipolo is prescribed in the Local Government Code of 1991, and further codified in its city charter. It is headed by a city mayor, who serves as its chief executive and exercises overall supervision of its administrative agencies.
Its second highest official, the city vice mayor, primarily serves as presiding officer of the Sangguniang Panlungsod and assumes the position of city mayor in the event of its vacancy. As presiding officer of the Sangguniang Panlungsod, the vice mayor does not vote except in cases to break a tie.
Sangguniang Panlungsod 
The city's Sangguniang Panlungsod or city council is composed of 16 elected members, two ex-officio officers and an option to have at most three sectoral representatives. The 16 barangays Antipolo is divided into are grouped into two districts. Each of these districts elect at-large eight city councilors, while the two ex-officio officers are the city's Liga ng mga Barangay president and Sangguniang Kabataan Federation president.
Apart from legislating city ordinances, it also reviews the ordinances enacted by its barangays and makes recommendations for modification if they are found to be inconsistent with existing laws and city ordinances. On the other hand, ordinances and certain resolutions of the Sangguniang Panlungsod are transmitted to the Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Rizal for compliance review.
Elective city officials serve a term of three years and may serve up to three consecutive terms.
Political divisions 
|Barangays||District||Population||Area (ha)||Density (/km²)|
As of the latest local government income classification of the Department of Finance in 2005, Antipolo is classified as a "First Class City". In 2007, the city registered a total revenue of ₱993.1 million, an increase of 5.6 percent from the previous fiscal year, in 2010 this amount has grown to ₱1.56 billion. Its proximity to Metro Manila has continuously spurred the growth of the real estate industry and by 2007, revenue from real property taxes has ballooned by 32.1 percent from 2006 to ₱146.2 million as there are also about 456 residential subdivisions in the city.
Location of UHF TV and FM Radio Transmitters 
UHF TV Stations 
|2nd Avenue on RJTV||DZRJ-TV||29|
|Jack City on BEAM||DWKC-TV||31|
|ZOE TV / Light TV||DZOZ-TV||33|
|Delta Broadcasting Systems, Inc.||DWXI-TV1||35|
|3ABN / Hope Channel||DWVN-TV||45|
FM Stations 
|Jam 88.3||DWJM-FM||88.3 MHz|
|Radyo5 92.3 News FM||DWFM-FM||92.3 MHz|
|93.9 iFM||DWKC-FM||93.9 MHz|
|99.5 Play FM||DWRT-FM||99.5 MHz|
|RJ 100||DZRJ-FM||100.3 MHz|
|Tambayan 101.9||DWRR-FM||101.9 MHz|
|Radio High 105.9||DWLA-FM||105.9 MHz|
|107.5 Win Radio||DWNU-FM||107.5 MHz|
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See also 
Sister Cities/Municipalities 
These are Antipolo's sister cities or municipalities with strong relationship and partnership.
- Board wants Antipolo officially named capital of Rizal. Retrieved October 23, 2009.
- Presidential Proclamation No. 124. (Retrieved 2011-06-14).
- Welcome to Antipolo City, Rizal, Philippines. Retrieved October 23, 2009.
- Antipolocity.com – The Church. Access on October 23, 2009.
- Antipolo Local Customs. Retrieved October 23, 2009.
- New Car Blessing at Antipolo | Philippine Travel Blog. Retrieved October 23, 2009.
- Inquirer.net – Hinulugang Taktak gets a P100-M makeover. Retrieved October 23, 2009.
- NSCB – Statistics – Population and Housing. Retrieved November 10, 2009.'
- 350 Dumagats get aid. Retrieved November 10, 2009.
- CFCA Update November 2007[dead link]. Retrieved November 10, 2009.
- Republic Act No. 9232[dead link]. Retrieved October 15, 2009.
- NSCB – ActiveStats – PSGC Intervative – List of Cities. Retrieved October 15, 2009.
- Antipolo.gov.ph Economic Profile[dead link]. Retrieved October 15, 2009.
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- Antipolo City UnOfficial Site
- Antipolo Philippines
- Antipolo City – Brgy Dalig Archived July 6, 2007 at the Wayback Machine Official Site
- Philippine Standard Geographic Code
- 1995 Philippine Census Information
- 2000 Philippine Census Information
- 2007 Philippine Census Information (1)
- 2007 Philippine Census Information (2)
- Local Governance Performance Management System
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