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|Municipality of Jalajala|
Map of Rizal with Jalajala highlighted
|Region||Calabarzon (Region IV-A)|
|Barangays||11 (see Barangays)|
|• Type||Sangguniang Bayan|
|• Mayor||Elionor Pillas|
|• Electorate||19,229 voters (2016)|
|• Total||44.12 km2 (17.03 sq mi)|
|Population (2015 census)|
|• Density||730/km2 (1,900/sq mi)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC+8)|
|IDD : area code||+63 (0)2|
|Climate type||Tropical monsoon climate|
|Income class||4th municipal income class|
|Revenue (₱)||77,517,427.33 (2016)|
Jalajala, (Tagalog pronunciation: [hälɐ̞ˈhalɐ]; also spelled Jala-jala), officially the Municipality of Jalajala, (Tagalog: Bayan ng Jalajala), is a 4th class municipality in the province of Rizal, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 32,254 people.
What is now the town's Barangay Punta was the seat of an earlier settlement later known as Halaán. During the summer from April to May, the shores of Laguna de Bay along Punta would be filled with small shellfish locally known as halaán.
As is typical with many modern Philippine toponyms, the town's name supposedly resulted from miscommunication between early Spanish visitors and natives. The Spaniards enquired of some natives along the shoreline, "¿Como se llama este sitio?" ("What is the name of this place?") to which the latter replied, "halaán pò," thinking that the foreigners referred to the shells. The Spaniards accepted the response as the name of the place, and began calling it halaán, later corrupting it into Jalajala.
Another folk etymology is that Jalajala stems from an endemic breed of boar called berk jala, which is abundant in the wilds around the town and is depicted on its seal. As with the other story, a Spaniard asked the Tagalog-speaking natives the place's name, and the locals' interjection of "hala-hala” (possibly a hunting chant) was taken by the Spaniards to be their answer.
Jalajala is on a peninsula located 75 kilometres (47 mi) southeast of Manila in the largest freshwater lake in the Philippines, Laguna de Bay. It lies on the eastern part of the Rizal Province and has a land area of 4,930.000 hectares representing 3.77% of the total land area of the province. Jalajala’s political boundary on the north is the Panguil River, wherein it shares the boundary with the town of Pakil in Laguna. On its southern, eastern, and western boundaries lies the Laguna de Bay.
Mount Sembrano forms the boundary of Jalajala and Pililla.
- Second District (Poblacion)
- Third District (Poblacion)
- First (Special) District (Poblacion)
World War II
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|Invasion of Jalajala|
|Part of World War II, the 1944-1945 Philippine Campaign and Pacific War|
Imperial Japanese Military |
Japanese 14th Area Army
Japanese 41st Area Army
~ 60,000 Japanese troops
Second Philippine Republic
~ 980 Makapili rebels
|Casualties and losses|
Philippine Commonwealth Military |
Rizaleño Guerrilla Resistance
Imperial Japanese Military |
Second Philippine Republic
|10,000 Rizaleño civilians killed|
After the invading commands over the few months and five years by the retreating of all stronghold of the local Rizaleño resistance fighters under the Colonel Marking's Guerrillas and the Hunters ROTC Guerrillas around in the town of Jalajala by attacking Japanese forces and the Makapili collaborating rebels during the Post-Counter-Insurgencies under by Japanese Occupation on 1945 and before the local Filipino troops of the Philippine Commonwealth Army and Philippine Constabulary units recaptured the towns during the liberation.
Started the Allied Invasion of Jalajala on January to August 1945, local military forces of Filipino soldiers under the Philippine Commonwealth Army 4th, 41st, 42nd, 43rd, 45th, 46th and 47th Infantry Division and the Philippine Constabulary 4th Infantry Regiment was recaptured and invaded the municipal town of Jalajala and aided the helpful of all local Rizaleño guerrilla resistance fighters under the Colonel Marking's Guerrillas and the Hunters ROTC Guerrillas in the defeated and attacking the fought against the Imperial Japanese armed forces and the Makapili collaborating rebels.
Meanwhile, around the captured, bombed and destroyed the plains, rice fields, rivers and forests at the municipal town of Jalajala was entering the battles and invading commands from the couple of eight months and one years beginning the liberation of all the stronghold of local Filipino soldiers, military officers, tank commanders, military truck and jeeps, military IFV's, artillery and mortars and many other military equipments under the 4th, 41st, 42nd, 43rd, 45th and 46th Infantry Division of the Philippine Commonwealth Army and the 4th Infantry Regiment of the Philippine Constabulary was sending the local military operations around and arrival the towns in Jalajala and they captured, bombed and destroyed the Roman Catholic churches, municipal town halls, plazas, villages and many others are they burned and attacked and defeated by the Imperial Japanese troops, military officers, tank commanders, military truck and jeeps, military IFV's, artillery and mortars and many other military equipments under the Imperial Japanese Armed Forces and they captured in Jalajala by the local Filipino ground troops.
The American fighter and bomber planes under the United States Army Air Forces entered the town in Jalajala was supported and helping the aided by the local Filipino soldiers under the Philippine Commonwealth Army and Philippine Constabulary and the local Rizaleño resistance fighters under the Colonel Marking's Guerrillas and the Hunters ROTC Guerrillas around the municipal towns was liberated and defeating Japanese soldiers under the Imperial Japanese Armed Forces.
The inside of all Japanese troops and officers under the military station of the Imperial Japanese Armed Forces at the military garrison bases and started by the invading sieges and military raids of the military general headquarters and military garrisons and bases of the Imperial Japanese Armed Forces in Jalajala and they fought the invaded and entering of all stronghold Filipino troops and officers under the Philippine Commonwealth Army and Philippine Constabulary units. After the invading sieges by the Japanese military GHQ's and garrisons in Jalajala, the entered and capturing the Japanese military GHQ's and garrisons in Jalajala by the successfully victorious of all Filipino troops and military officers under the Philippine Commonwealth Army and Philippine Constabulary units recaptured and taken the camps with the flag pole raised and up the Philippine war flag for the Philippine Commonwealth military and they surrendered and retreating Japanese Imperial forces.
The aftermath of the Allied Invasion of Jalajala on August 1945, the local military and guerrilla resistance casualties during the fighting and the battle and invading commands and they succeeding battles and invasions including 4,600 Filipino troops under the Philippine Commonwealth Army and Philippine Constabulary units was killed in action and 11,300 wounded in action, while the local Rizaleño guerrilla resistance fighters under the Colonel Marking's Guerrillas and the Hunters ROTC Guerrillas suffered over 960 killed in action and over 2,160 wounded in action. On the part of the Japanese troops under the Imperial Japanese Armed Forces over 27,000 killed in action, 38,000 wounded in action and over 19,000 captured in action. The Makapili collaborating rebels over 120 killed in action, 230 wounded in action and over 740 captured in action. On 10,000 Rizaleño non-combatant civilians killed by the Japanese military hands. The local Filipino soldiers under the Philippine Commonwealth Army and Philippine Constabulary units and the local Rizaleño guerrilla resistance fighters under the Colonel Marking's Guerrillas and the Hunters ROTC Guerrillas saluted by all decisive successfully victories after the invasion and they captured in the municipal town of Jalajala and finally the surrendered and retreated Japanese Imperial forces and the Makapili collaborating rebels by the Filipino military forces in the town after the war.
|Population census of Jalajala|
|Source: Philippine Statistics Authority|
In the 2015 census, the population of Jala-jala, was 32,254 people, with a density of 730 inhabitants per square kilometre or 1,900 inhabitants per square mile.
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