Taytay, Palawan

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Taytay
Municipality of Taytay
Taytay Philipines.jpg
Official seal of Taytay
Map of Palawan with Taytay highlighted
Map of Palawan with Taytay highlighted
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Taytay is located in Philippines
Taytay
Taytay
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 10°49′N 119°31′E / 10.82°N 119.52°E / 10.82; 119.52Coordinates: 10°49′N 119°31′E / 10.82°N 119.52°E / 10.82; 119.52
CountryPhilippines
RegionMimaropa
ProvincePalawan
District 1st district
Founded1623
Barangays31 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorChristian V. Rodriguez
 • Vice MayorCherie Anne A. Rodriguez
 • RepresentativeFranz Josef George E. Alvarez
 • Municipal Council
Members
 • Electorate44,387 voters (2019)
Area
 • Total1,257.68 km2 (485.59 sq mi)
Elevation
58 m (190 ft)
Highest elevation
320 m (1,050 ft)
Lowest elevation
0 m (0 ft)
Population
 (2020 census) [3]
 • Total83,357
 • Density66/km2 (170/sq mi)
 • Households
15,993
Economy
 • Income class1st municipal income class
 • Poverty incidence27.44% (2015)[4]
 • Revenue₱458,667,070.35 (2020)
 • Assets₱1,161,572,161.63 (2020)
 • Expenditure₱345,963,420.76 (2020)
 • Liabilities₱290,477,165.20 (2020)
Service provider
 • ElectricityPalawan Electric Cooperative (PALECO)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
5312
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)48
Native languagesPalawano
Central Tagbanwa
Tagalog

Taytay, officially the Municipality of Taytay (Tagalog: Bayan ng Taytay IPA: [taɪ'taɪ]), is a 1st class municipality in the province of Palawan, Philippines. According to the 2020 census, it has a population of 83,357 people. [3]

Since 2002, its Cathedral of St. Joseph the Worker is the episcopal see of the pre-diocesan missionary Apostolic Vicariate of Taytay.

History[edit]

Before the arrival of the Spanish, the Kingdom of Taytay was ruled by a monarch noted as being followed everywhere at any given time by ten scribes. The crew of Ferdinand Magellan held the King of Taytay and his consort hostage for ransom after escaping the Battle of Mactan where Magellan was slain. They intended to secure more supplies as they plan to cross into the Moluccas to seek help from the Portuguese there. The king and his subjects complied with the Spaniards’ demands and even added more food supplies than what were asked for. This was duly recorded by Antonio Pigafetta, Magellan's chronicler, who was onboard one of the ships when these events took place.[citation needed]

Pigafetta also noted a curious thing in the Kingdom: the natives were fond of cockfighting, long before this pastime was seen or even heard of in the Western Hemisphere.[citation needed]

During the Spanish colonization of the Philippines, Taytay was formally founded in 1623. Taytay became the capital of the province of Calamianes, the entire territory of Paragua (now Palawan), in 1818; and the province of Castilla, a land area occupying the northern part of Palawan, in 1858.[5]

Archived baptismal records in Cuyo, Palawan show that the last monarch of the Kingdom of Taytay was baptised into Catholic Church with the name Flores de los Santos Cabaylo (“Cabaylo, Flower of the Saints”). No other sovereign royal datu after him ruled the kingdom. King Cabaylo's descendants include the present clans of Cabaylo-Manlavi-Gabinete-Macolor as main genealogical roots. His Royal Highness Datu Dr. Fernando Macolor Cruz, who hailed from the Cabailo-Manlavi-Gabinete-Macolor line of the royal house, is the present and sole pretender to the throne of the Kingdom of Taytay.[citation needed]

During the American era, Taytay ceased being Palawan's capital, and its administrative boundary was reduced by approximately 500,000 hectares upon the creation of the Municipality of El Nido in 1916.[6]

The historic Taytay Fort, the Fuerza de Santa Isabel, built in 1667 under the Augustinian Recollect Fathers and named in honor of Spain's Queen Isabela II in the 19th century, was used as a military station during that period. This famous relic was completed in 1738. It was mainly used to defend against Muslim warrior-raiders in their colorful war boats while the Spanish soldiers fire at them with their huge cannons. The fort's small chapel and cannons are still intact.[7] The fort is now under the supervision of the National Museum. The Moro action must be understood not as an act of piracy but as a showdown of power and challenge to Spanish hegemony over the islands. It can be viewed as the Tausug's efforts to recover what was once theirs. Similar raids were also carried out against Christian converts in Spanish Cuyo, Dumaran, Linapacan and Culion.[citation needed]

In 1957, the Island of Dibangan was constituted into a barrio.[8]

Barangays[edit]

Taytay is politically subdivided into 31 barangays.

  • Abongan
  • Banbanan
  • Bantulan
  • Batas
  • Bato
  • Beton
  • Busy Bees
  • Calawag
  • Casian
  • Cataban
  • Debangan
  • Dipla
  • Liminangcong
  • Maytegued
  • New Guinlo
  • Old Guinlo
  • Pamantolon
  • Pancol
  • Paly (Paly Island)
  • Poblacion
  • Pularaquen (Canique)
  • San Jose
  • Sandoval
  • Silanga
  • Alacalian
  • Baras (Pangpang)
  • Libertad
  • Minapla
  • Talog
  • Tumbod
  • Paglaum

History of barangays[edit]

Barangay (Barrio) Creation Date Mother Territory
Nasalogan
1955
Sitio of Nasalogan[9]
Bambanan
1956
Sitio of Bambanan[10]
Sandoval
1956
Sitio of Calatan[11]

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Taytay
YearPop.±% p.a.
1903 4,992—    
1918 2,833−3.71%
1939 4,173+1.86%
1948 4,050−0.33%
1960 8,607+6.48%
1970 11,920+3.31%
1975 17,712+8.27%
1980 22,980+5.34%
YearPop.±% p.a.
1990 38,435+5.28%
1995 47,095+3.88%
2000 53,657+2.84%
2007 61,991+2.01%
2010 70,837+4.97%
2015 75,165+1.14%
2020 83,357+2.05%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[12][13][14][15]

In the 2020 census, the population of Taytay, Palawan, was 83,357 people, [3] with a density of 66 inhabitants per square kilometre or 170 inhabitants per square mile.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Taytay, Palawan
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 29
(84)
30
(86)
30
(86)
31
(88)
31
(88)
30
(86)
29
(84)
29
(84)
29
(84)
29
(84)
29
(84)
29
(84)
30
(85)
Average low °C (°F) 23
(73)
23
(73)
23
(73)
24
(75)
25
(77)
25
(77)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 45
(1.8)
34
(1.3)
62
(2.4)
64
(2.5)
127
(5.0)
159
(6.3)
172
(6.8)
147
(5.8)
167
(6.6)
182
(7.2)
172
(6.8)
88
(3.5)
1,419
(56)
Average rainy days 12.1 9.4 13.0 14.3 22.7 26.9 28.0 26.4 27.0 27.0 22.7 17.8 247.3
Source: Meteoblue [16]

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Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Municipality of Taytay | (DILG)
  2. ^ "2015 Census of Population, Report No. 3 – Population, Land Area, and Population Density" (PDF). Philippine Statistics Authority. Quezon City, Philippines. August 2016. ISSN 0117-1453. Archived (PDF) from the original on May 25, 2021. Retrieved July 16, 2021.
  3. ^ a b c Census of Population (2020). "MIMAROPA". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 8 July 2021.
  4. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/City%20and%20Municipal-level%20Small%20Area%20Poverty%20Estimates_%202009%2C%202012%20and%202015_0.xlsx; publication date: 10 July 2019; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  5. ^ Palawan Tourism Council: History of Palawan. Accessed August 27, 2008.
  6. ^ El Nido Tourism Office. Accessed August 28, 2008.
  7. ^ Official Website of the Province of Palawan Archived 2008-08-27 at the Wayback Machine. Accessed August 28, 2008.
  8. ^ "Republic Act No.1748, June 21, 1957". Supreme Court E-Library. Retrieved April 2, 2016.
  9. ^ "Republic Act No.1238, June 07, 1955". Supreme Court E-Library. Retrieved April 2, 2016.
  10. ^ "Republic Act No. 1525, June 16, 1956". Supreme Court E-Library. Retrieved April 2, 2016.
  11. ^ "Republic Act No. 1526, June 16, 1956". Supreme Court E-Library. Retrieved April 2, 2016.
  12. ^ Census of Population (2015). "Region IV-B (Mimaropa)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  13. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region IV-B (Mimaropa)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  14. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Region IV-B (Mimaropa)". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO.
  15. ^ "Province of Palawan". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  16. ^ "Taytay: Average Temperatures and Rainfall". Meteoblue. Retrieved 17 November 2019.
  17. ^ "Poverty incidence (PI):". Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 28 December 2020.
  18. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/NSCB_LocalPovertyPhilippines_0.pdf; publication date: 29 November 2005; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  19. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/2003%20SAE%20of%20poverty%20%28Full%20Report%29_1.pdf; publication date: 23 March 2009; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  20. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/2006%20and%202009%20City%20and%20Municipal%20Level%20Poverty%20Estimates_0_1.pdf; publication date: 3 August 2012; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  21. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/2012%20Municipal%20and%20City%20Level%20Poverty%20Estima7tes%20Publication%20%281%29.pdf; publication date: 31 May 2016; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  22. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/City%20and%20Municipal-level%20Small%20Area%20Poverty%20Estimates_%202009%2C%202012%20and%202015_0.xlsx; publication date: 10 July 2019; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.

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