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. 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 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