Old Taytay Municipal Plaza
|Motto: Fly High Taytay|
Map of Rizal showing the location of Taytay
|Region||CALABARZON (Region IV-A)|
|District||1st District of Rizal|
|• Mayor||Janet De Leon - Mercado (NPC)|
|• Total||38.80 km2 (14.98 sq mi)|
|• Density||7,400/km2 (19,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC+8)|
|Income class||1st class, ;partially urban|
The Municipality of Taytay is a first class, densely populated municipality in the province of Rizal, Philippines. It is currently the second most populous municipality in the country, after Cainta. Conurbated with Metro Manila, it is bounded by Cainta on the north, Pasig City and Taguig City on the west, Antipolo City in the East and Angono on the South. It is the "Woodworks and Garments Capital Of the Philippines". While economically, demographically and politically qualified, plans to convert it into a city was set aside, pending social and administrative reforms in the municipality.
According to The Cities and Municipalities Competitiveness Index, Taytay ranked 10th in Most Competitiveness Municipality in 2014.
Taytay can be reached from Metro Manila by C-6 Road passing from Parañaque, Muntinlupa and Taguig on the south, Ortigas Avenue from Pasig City on the east and M.L. Quezon Avenue from Angono on the west. 
- 1 History
- 2 Geography
- 3 Demographics
- 4 Local government
- 5 Economy
- 6 Educational institutions
- 7 Infrastructure
- 8 Feasts and Festivals
- 9 Notable personalities
- 10 Medical and health care
- 11 References
- 12 External links
Upon the arrival of the Spaniards, the Augustinians proceeded to evangelize the inhabitants there and established a parish named Visita de Sta. Ana de Sapa in 1579. The Jesuits took over the administration of the parish in 1591. As the old settlement was prone to flooding due to its proximity to the lake, Fr. Pedro Chirino, the Jesuit parish priest at that time, moved the parish further inland atop a hill, where the present St. John the Baptist Church stands to this day. Along with the parish, many of the inhabitants relocated inland as well near the church.
Around the same time, the Encomienda of Taytay was created in 1582, placed under the jurisdiction of the old province of Tondo.
In 1853, Taytay was placed under the jurisdiction of a political subdivision later known as the Distrito Politico-Militar de Morong, along with most of the towns that now comprise present-day Rizal province.
Taytay suffered heavy casualties during the Philippine–American War in 1899, with the church almost burned down and most of the town razed to the ground.
On June 11, 1901, Taytay became part of the newly created Province of Rizal by virtue of an Act No. 137 enacted by the First Philippine Commission.
In 1903, Taytay was merged with the neighboring towns of Cainta and Angono by virtue of Act No. 942. That did not last long as Angono was separated to be merged with Binangonan later that year and Cainta became an independent town again in 1914.
During the Second World War, Taytay was occupied by Japanese forces in 1942. Local Filipino soldiers of the pre-war 42nd Infantry Division of the Philippine Commonwealth Army and 4th Infantry Regiment of the Philippine Constabulary liberated and entered Taytay in 1945 to help the recognized guerrilla fighter units to defeat and attack the Japanese Imperial Army forces during the Southern Luzon Campaign or Southern Tagalog Campaign and ended in World War II under the Japanese Occupation.
On November 7, 1975, by virtue of Presidential Decree No. 824, which created the Metro Manila Area, Taytay was among the towns that remained with the Province of Rizal.
Campaign for cityhood
In 2007, then Taytay Mayor Joric Gacula announced the town's bid to become a city, citing that it has met the requirements in terms of population, area, and income.
However, upon the assumption of Janet de Leon-Mercado to the mayoralty post in 2013, the cityhood campaign was set aside for the meantime, citing that there are priorities that needed to be attended to before cityhood.
It is situated in the province’s 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 Manggahan Floodway lessens flood conditions in Metro Manila by carrying flood waters to Laguna de Bay, but contributes to flooding of the coastal areas of Taguig, Taytay, and other towns in Laguna and Rizal along the 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.
Taytay is 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) away from Pasig City, the former provincial seat of government 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.
Taytay is politically subdivided into five barangays. Its capital is Brgy. San Juan, is the largest area in Taytay and the center of industry in the municipality.
|Barangay||Population||Barangay Captain||Land Area (ha.)|
|Dolores (Poblacion)||59,914||Allan De Leon||1,237|
|Muzon||23,837||Aniel "Bugloy" Cruz||341|
|San Isidro||36,450||Dante Cruz "DCF" Francisco||442|
|San Juan||88,321||Joseph Valera||1,490|
|Santa Ana||53,963||Joselito "Joey" Calderon||630|
|Population census of Taytay|
|Source: National Statistics Office|
- Jan Victor Cabitac (NPC)
- Sharon De Leon - Macabebe (NPC)
- Archie Calderon
- Michell Bermundo
- Sophia Cabral
- Gene Resurreccion
- Kristopher Charles Esguerra
- George Ricardo R. Gacula II
- ABC President: Joseph C. Valera
List of former mayors
|Manuel I. Santos||OIC||1946||1946|
|Manuel I. Santos||Mayor||1952||1963|
|Romeo De leon||Mayor||1986||1988|
|Godefredo C. Valera||Mayor||1988||1998|
|June Valera Zapanta||Mayor||1998||2004|
|George Ricardo Gacula||Mayor||2004||2013|
|Janet De leon Mercado||Mayor||2013||Present|
The Municipal seal is composed of a single circular arc then resembles the word "BAYAN NG TAYTAY" at the upper part and "LALAWIGAN NG RIZAL" at the lower part. The emblem at the center represents the town, color blue at the left side and red color at the right side, both came from the Philippine Flag. The left side resembles two-crossed hammers and grills, represents the Taytay's industrious workers. The right side resembles a sewing machine and a scissor, then represents the People of Taytay which are marked in the field of Dress-making. The Five stars at the most upper part, represents the five barangays that compose the municipality.
This town is known for its quality ready-made dresses and woodworks, earning the title "Garments and Woodworks Capital of the Philippines." Today, various shops cluster in Kalayaan park every Friday or in Club Manila East Open Space every Saturday to take the advantage of low-cost ready-made clothings. Several multinational companies have also made their presence here, which include SM Prime Holdings, Puregold Price Club Inc., Wilcon Builders, Megaworld Constructions and several more. Woodworks continue to be a valuable source of income among the residents of this town. Several carving shops continue to survive despite the threats of cheaper imported products.
Taytay's local income surged to Php 501,779,646.00 in 2011, making it the second richest municipality in the province after Cainta. The economy is in transitory period from agricultural to a more pronounced commercial and industrial activities.
- Ready to wear clothes
- Doors, furniture, and other wood works
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 2009s, 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 more than 7000 commercial and industrial firms operating in the municipality.
SM City Taytay is a shopping mall owned and constructed by SM Prime Holdings. It is the first SM Supermall in the province in Rizal. The mall is located in Manila East Road Taytay, Rizal. The mall consists of two buildings interconnected with a bridge featuring anchors like the SM Hypermarket, SM Department Store, SM Cinemas, SM Foodcourt, Watsons, SM Appliance Center, Ace Hardware and various shops and restaurants. In 2014, SM Prime announced the expansion of the mall, with a four-storey mix commercial and office building set to rise in the newly acquired lot adjacent to the mall. Robinsons Companies are also conducting studies for the possibility of constructing another mall in province. Coca Cola Inc., San Miguel Breweries, Megaworld, Sta. Lucia Realty and AyaLand have either planned or expanded its business portfolio in Taytay citing reasons of economic viability, strong internal market and accessibility. In 2012, the town was ranked second after Cainta in the Philippines for the highest income.
Club Manila East (CME) is another getaway destinations in the heart of the municipality of Taytay. The resort-hotel has a 9,100 sqm “Funtasy Lagoon” pool which is a scaled down model of Laguna de Bay. The surrounding day-tour cabanas, good for up to 20 persons and complete with shower and bath are named after the surrounding towns of Laguna de Bay. CME, with Philippine Surfing Academy (PSA), also conducts surfing lessons in its two wavepools, the “Beachwaves” and the “Oceanwaves”. The Oceanwaves is the biggest of its kind in the country with powerful waves rising up to 1.5 meters high. And through its "CME FLY", a 6-floor high, 360-meter long zipline, CME takes its guests to a high adrenaline level. The latest addition to the facilities of CME is the Beach Volleyball court. To date, CME has 70 overnight villas, and 4 big-room dormitories. It has various seminar and function facilities to accommodate 50 to 1,000 people. And to serve the food needs of its clients, the Doña Nelia Restaurant serves a wide range of Filipino and Continental dishes at very affordable prices.
Just this 2014, MySpace Properties, A Megawide Subsidiary, has unveiled its newest mix-use commercial and residential complex along Ortigas Avenue in Barangay San Isidro, dubbed as The Hive Malls + Residences. The project sits at Baltao compound and has a frontage of more than one hundred meters. It will host several commercial establishments and residential condominiums, providing a one-stop shop for Taytayenos who need not travel more to avail of some services and commercial goods. The project kicked off this October and is expected to be completed in the next one to two years .
Public Secondary Schools
- Benjamin Esguerra Memorial National High School
- Casimiro A. Ynares Sr. Memorial National High School
- Manuel I. Santos Memorial National High School
- Taytay National High School
- Muzon National High School
- Antonio Esguerra Memorial National High School
- Simona National High School
Public Elementary Schools
- Dolores Elementary School (state)
- Rosario Ocampo Elementary School (state)
- San Francisco Elementary School
- San Isidro Elementary School (state)
- Taytay Elementary School Unit-1 (state)
- Taytay Elementary School Central (state)
- Sta. Ana Elementary School (state)
- Felix M. Sanvictores Elementary School (state)
- Sitio Simona Elementary School (state)
- Muzon Elementary School (state)
- Cresdaville Elementary School
- Sitio Tapayan Elementary School
- Hapay na Mangga Elementary School
- San Juan Elementary School
- Bagong Pag-asa Elementary School
- Floodway A Elementary school
- San Juan Elementary School ANNEX
- Satumbaga Elementary School
- Kapalaran Elementary School
- Master's Vineyard Academy
- San Juan Elementary School Main
- University of Rizal System (URS) - Taytay Campus
- Polytechnic Colleges of the Philippines - Muzon, Taytay
Private primary and secondary schools
- Juan Sumulong Memorial Junior College (private, non-sectarian, semi-exclusive institution)
- Taytay United Methodist Christian School (Christian, private)
- Siena College of Taytay (Catholic school, private)
- Harris Memorial College (Christian, private)
- Asia Pacific Nazarene Theological Seminary (seminary)
- Angel of Wisdom Academy (private)
- Asian Institute of Computer Studies (private)
- Baptist Bible Seminary and Institute (seminary, private)
- Bethel Charis Learning Center(pambata)
- Divine Child Jesus School (Private, Catholic, Educational)
- Faith Academy Manila (Christian, private)
- GB Knowledge Center (private)
- Golden Faith Academy (Christian, private)
- Golden Faith Academy with Special Education Centre
- Jewels of Heaven Learning Center (Christian, private preschool)
- KIDS Montessori (private)
- Lord's Jewels Christian School(Little Jewels has been changed)
- Master's Vineyard Academy (Christian,private; Pre-school, Elementary & High School)
- National College of Business and Arts (private)
- National University (Philippines)
- Raises Montessori Academe (Private)
- Saint Michael the Archangel School of Rizal (private,science school)
- San Beda College (Rizal Campus) (Semi-exclusive institution)
- Shekinah Christian School (Christian, private)
- Silver Gold Integrated School (Christian, private)
- St. John The Baptist Parochial School (Catholic School,private)
- Star of Hope Christian School
- Virgo Mariae Regina Learning Center (private pre-school and elementary)
- Web tech International Academy (private)
- Servus Dei International College (Private, Preschool and Elementary)
- Asian Alpha Omega Academy ( Private, Preschool )
- Siena College, Taytay (Rizal Campus) (Parish, private)
- National College of Business and Arts (private)
- College of Arts & Sciences of Asia & the Pacific (CASAP) - Taytay Campus
- Harris Memorial College
- A.C.L.C. Computer College - Taytay
- Trent.Information.First Technical Career Institute (T.I.F.) - Taytay
- Asian Institute Of Computer Studies
- I.C.C.T. Colleges - Taytay
- Juan Sumulong Memorial Junior College (Partner with National University)
- San Beda College Rizal Campus
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.
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.
Before World War II, Taytay was also served by a railway system. Known as the Antipolo Line, this railroad line passed through Santa Mesa, Mandaluyong, Pasig, and Cainta, going all the way up to Antipolo near the Hinulugang Taktak Falls. Apart from a street named "Daangbakal" in Antipolo, no traces of this line presently survive especially in the Cainta and Taytay areas where the railway tracks used to be as roads have been paved over them.
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 requisites 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.
Taytay can be reached by all radio and television stations, printed communications such as newspapers and magazines are distributed from Metro Manila.
Feasts and Festivals
There are some notable events in Taytay, Rizal.
|Events||Date||Place of Event|
- Alice Dixson (Actress, Model) - Okay Ka Fairy Ko!, Dyesebel, Never Say Goodbye
- Toni Gonzaga (Actress, Singer, TV Host) - ASAP 19, Home Sweetie Home, The Voice Philippines, Pinoy Big Brother
- Alex Gonzaga (Actress, TV Host) - ASAP 19, Pure Love, The Voice Kids
- Xyriel Manabat (Child Actress) - Rod Santiago's Agua Bendita, Hawak-Kamay
- Jon Lucas (Teen Actor) - Got to Believe, Kahit Konting Pagtingin, Be Careful with My Heart
- Joemark Heuzen Legaspi (Musician) - Pianist and Violinist
- Diane Reyes Candido (Actress) - Halimaw sa Kanal
- Gipfel Felipe Reyes (Beauty Queen) - Bb. Taytay 2007, Ms. DOH 2012
- Kit "Batas" Mallari - Vigilante
Medical and health care
The provision of primary health care is being undertaken by the Municipal Health Office which provides medical services to the Municipals five barangays. Taytay has seven 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 through Sunday, 24 hrs a day. The other units are on scheduled basis.
The services offered by these hospitals and 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) and the new Taytay Doctors Hospital.
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