Welcome sa Bayan ng Montalban!

Rodriguez, Rizal is a first-class, urban municipality in the province of Rizal, Philippines. It is the northernmost town in the province and comes after San Mateo, Rizal, and Quezon City coming from Metro Manila. The town is located on the slopes of the Sierra Madre mountain range and features many resorts; it is also the largest town in Rizal province with 312.70 km².  With the continuous expansion of Metro Manila, the municipality is now included in Manila built up area that reaches Cardona in its westernmost part.

The town’s old name, Montalban, refers to its mountainous topography. It was also the town’s official name from 1909, until Batas Pambansa Blg. 275 was passed in September 1982, which officially renamed the town. The town’s official name is taken from the family name of Eulogio Rodriguez, Sr., one of the most prominent Montalbeños.

Rodriguez is a town of mountains. From its north to south, a series of sloping ridges, hills and mountains ranges adorn the town. In fact, around 27% or the town is occupied by mountains and slopes. The town’s highest peak is Mt. Irid, towering 1,469 meters above mean and sea level.

The province of Rizal spans for 130,383 hectares. Rodriguez makes up 26.8% on the entire province of Rizal, housing 11 barangays.  According to the National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB), as of August 1, 2007, it has a population of 223,594 inhabitants in 24,524 households.  With its fast urbanization and economic growth, the municipality currently ranks as the eighth-richest municipality in the Philippines, with an annual income of Php 310 million (2007). 

The land mass of Rodriguez is big enough to be an ideal place for many purposes, such as agriculture, commerce such as the Avilon Zoo, and hiking and climbing spots of Wawa Gorge, relocation of communities (having a strategic position east of Rizal, and a lot of areas where lowcost housing projects can be put up), subdivision areas for either low-,mid-,high-cost housing, and also for special uses (such as the landfill).

Bibliography:

  1. Rodriguez, Rizal (2011). In Wikepedia. Retrieved October 24, 2011, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rodriguez,_Rizal
  2. National Statistical Coordination Board, 2007 (http://www.nscb.gov.ph/)
  3. Rodriguez, Rizal Official Logo:                                                                                                                                    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/fFIu7k9Vshs/TpKmTTF7NvI/AAAAAAAACkw/REa2tHEGOzg/s1600/logo+of+rodriguez+rizal.png

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