Pililla, Rizal

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Official seal of Pililla
Map of Rizal showing the location of Pililla
Map of Rizal showing the location of Pililla
Pililla is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 14°29′N 121°18′E / 14.483°N 121.300°E / 14.483; 121.300Coordinates: 14°29′N 121°18′E / 14.483°N 121.300°E / 14.483; 121.300
Country Philippines
Region CALABARZON (Region IV-A)
Province Rizal
District 2nd District of Rizal
Founded 1583
Barangays 9
 • Mayor Leandro V. Masikip
 • Total 69.95 km2 (27.01 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 59,527
 • Density 850/km2 (2,200/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 1910
Dialing code 2
Income class 1st

Pililla is a first class urban municipality in the province of Rizal, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 59,527 inhabitants.[3] Pililla is known as the Green Field Municipality of Rizal.

Pililla is just few kilometers away from Tanay, Rizal. It is surrounded by farms, small mountains, planes and trees. Its nearby provinces are Laguna and Quezon.

Pililla has preserved some religious and non-religious tradition such as the Santa Cruzan or Flores de Mayo, wherein men and women walk all over town with their gowns. Town Fiesta during the month of July is being visited by people from the city to experience the celebrations especially the amateur shows at night. Like other towns, Pililla holds basketball league competitions for youth during summer. Pililla is also a destination for road cyclists because of its asphalted road, specifically in Sitio Bugarin in Barangay Halayhayin.


Pililla was originally created as a Visita of Morong and denominated as Pilang-Morong to Differentiate it from Pila-Laguna. It had jurisdiction over the Cabezeras of Tan-ay (Mountain), Tig-te (Sitio), Quisao, Yacat (Mountain), and Dole (River).


  • 1583 - Pilang-Morong was separated from Morong and become the independent town of Pililla. Historian Cavana also placed in 1583 as the creation of the town of Pililla.
  • 1599 - the Superior Gobierno issued the licences allowing the construction of the Stone Church which was done the following year.
  • 1606 - Tan-ay separated from Pililla and become an independent town.
  • 1632 - the church and the whole town of Pililla was burned but later, the church rebuilt
  • 1668 - the same church was again burned, but reconstructed and finished in 1673. Three years later, Jalajala become a barrio of Pililla.
  • 1679 - the Laguna de Bay (Laguna Lake) rose to such extraordinary height that the parish priest, Father Nicolas Santiago, celebrated the Mass in the choir and the people of the town of Pililla attended the ceremonies riding in bancas inside the church
  • 1786 - Jalajala was separated from Pililla.
  • 1816 - it was again incorporated as a barrio of Pililla
  • 1825 - Jalajala was separated once more from and became an independent town.
  • December 4, 1837 - an election was hold in Pililla for the local officials of Morong, Rizal, Pililla, Tanay, Rizal, Baras, Rizal, Jalajala and a new town named San Diego (Probably Quisao were the patron saint is San Diego de Alcala or it may be Niogan)
  • December 13, 1842 - a band of Tulisanes attacked and looted Quisao.
  • 1845, - Pililla had 500 houses, 3,238 inhabitants, and 657 tributant's. At almost the same time, Pililla was separated from the Province of Laguna and incorporated in the newly created Distrito de Los Montes de San Mateo
  • March 10, 1881, two principals of Quisao namely Leonardo San Jose and Anieso, petitioned the government on behalf of the barrios and sitios be separated from Pililla and creted into an independent town to be named Perez. This was favored by gobernadorcillo, the parish priest of Pililla, and by the G Gobernador Politico Militar de Morong


Pililla is politically subdivided into nine barangays:[2]

  • Bagumbayan (Pob.)
  • Halayhayin
  • Hulo (Pob.)
  • Imatong (Pob.)
  • Malaya
  • Niogan
  • Quisao
  • Wawa (Pob.)
  • Takungan (Pob.)


Population census of Pililla
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 32,771 —    
1995 37,081 +2.34%
2000 45,275 +4.37%
2007 58,525 +3.60%
2010 59,527 +0.62%
Source: National Statistics Office[3]
Pililla Municipal Hall


  1. ^ "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 11 September 2013. Retrieved 24 October 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: RIZAL". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 24 October 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010". 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 24 October 2013. 

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