ABOUT BEST TAYTAY, RIZAL
Welcome to the Garments & Woodworks Capital of the Philippines
Taytay's pride and glory are the talents and skills of its people. From the quality yet affordable dresses and clothes to the eminent manufacturers or fabricators of wooden architectural products, the town is making a name to be the Garments and Woodworks Capital of the Philippines.
The garments industry in Taytay, Rizal is comparable to our family's bread and butter. Without it, we won't be able to sustain our daily needs and provide the basic necessities of life. It is the heart and soul of Taytay. This is where we are known. Our best product we can offer anywhere in the world.
Apparently, the town's businesses are also booming. Once being a barren terrain in the Province of Rizal, the town's mainland has currently transforming into a developed central as various businesses and buildings are rising on the region. With the coming of the new local and foreign investors, businessmen are also eyeing the town as the Next Central Business District of the East.
"A progressive and livable city with God-centered and disciplined Citizenry governed by dynamic leaders."
"To make Taytay a globally competitive cosmopolitan city and center of education, information technology, health, commerce, trade and industry and highly technologically skilled constituency."
The Municipality of Taytay is a first class, densely populated municipality in the province of Rizal, Philippines. The National Competitiveness Council has named Taytay as the "1st Most Competitive Municipality (1st & 2nd Class)", for year 2018, 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.
The National Competitiveness Council has named Taytay as the 2nd Most Competitive Municipality (1st & 2nd Class) in 2016 from being 10th place in 2014 and being 3rd place in 2015.
Taytay is one the municipalities in the Philippines that has high financial capability with Php 622 million making it the 3rd Richest Municipality in the Philippines in 2015.
The municipality's population as of 2015 is 319,104 and is the 3rd Most Populous Municipality in the Philippines.
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.
The word TAYTAY has many origins. It is believed that the name came from words like tayutay, hintay-hintay, and itay-itay which arose when the village or barangay was doing trade with Chinese traders as did other lake towns around Laguna de Bay. Chinese sailing vessels would dock at Manila Bay to conduct trade with the thriving barangays of Maynilad and Tondo and go up the Pasig River to do more barter trade with lakeshore towns looping Laguna de Bay.
14° 34’N 121°08’E
Region IV-A (CALABARZON)
1st District of Rizal
(in Square km)
Total Population (2015)
George Ricardo R. Gacula II
Mitchell B. Bermundo
38.80 sq. km. (14.98 sq. mi.)
8,200/sq. km (21,000/sq. mi.)
1st. class; partially urbanized
Allan De Leon
Land Area (ha.)
Frank Luster Santos
+/- % p.a.
Known as the "Woodworks and Garments Capital of the Philippines", the history of the Municipality of Taytay dates back to pre-Spanish times when this traditional community was ruled by a native chieftain and his wife, presumably as a distinct Pre-Hispanic barangay composed of 30 to 100 families.
The barangay was supposedly part of the Kingdom of Namayan which reached its peak in 1175. namayan's territory has been described bordering Manila Bay, the Pasig River, and Laguna Lake. A more precise description of Namayan's administrative area is given by Franciscan scholar Fr. Felix de Huerta, who, noting that Namayan was a confederation of several barangays, identified these component communities as they were named during the mid 19th century.
Under the Spanish Rule, the territory occupied by the previous 26 towns of Rizal Province began with organization of the Provinces of Tondo and La Laguna during the Spanish regime. Some of the towns like Pasig, Paranaque, Taytayay and Cainta were already thriving. tagalog settlements carried on trade with the Chinese and Arab traders long before the Spanish conquest.
From the reports of the Encomiendas in 1582-83, the Encomiendias of Moron (Morong) was under the jurisdiction of La Laguna and, the Encomiendas of Passi (Pasig), Taitay (Taytay) and Tagui (Taguig) belonged to the Province of Tondo. It was recorded that in 1591, the Encomiendas of Moron and Taitay were under the jurisdiction of the Franciscan Order in the Province of La Laguna; and the Encomiendas of Nabotas (Navotas), Tambobo (Malabon), Tondo, Paranaque, Longalo (Dongalo), Tagui and Pasig were under the jurisdiction of the Augustinians in the Province of Tondo.
In 1853, a new political subdivision was formed. This consisted of the towns of Antipolo, Bosoboso, Cainta and Taytay from the Province of Tondo; and the towns of Morong, Baras, Tanay, Pililla, Angono, Binangonan and Jalajala from the Province of La Laguna, with the capital at Morong. This district was later changed to Distrito Politico-Militar de Morong after four years.
In 1860, by virtue bof Circular No. 83, dated September 2, 1859, the Province of Tondo became the province of Manila. All its towns were placed under theadministration, fiscal supervision and control of the Governor of the new province.
The town of Mariquina (Marikina) became the capital of the Province of Manila during the tenure of the revolutionary government of Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo. The Province of Morong had its capital the town of Antipolo for the period 1898-1899, and the towns of Tany for 1899-1900.
On February 6, 1901, the Second Philippine Commission sought to establish civil government in the country through a provincial organization act after the Filipino-Spanish and Filipino-American conflicts.
Wherefore, on June 5, 1901 a historic meeting was held at the Pasig Catholic Church for the organization of a civil government in the Provinces of Manila and Morong, with 221 delegated in attendance. The first Philippine Commission, headed by President William Howard Taft and Composed of Commissioners Luke E. Wright, Henry C. Ide, Bernard Moses and Dean C. Worcester, discussed with the Assembly the issue of whether or not to write the Province of Manila with Morong Province, or if it was not self-sufficient to operate as a separate province.
Although the delegates from Morong, Don Hilarion Raymundo and Don Jose Tupas, objected to the proposal, Delegate Don Juan Sumulong of Antipolo strongly advocated the move. After much acrimonious debate and upon the suggestion of Dr. Trinidad H. Pardo de Tavera who accompanied the commission, the body agreed on the creation of a new province independent of the Province of Manila. The new province was aptly named afted Dr. Jose P. Rizal dubbed as the greatest Malayan that ever lived.
On June 11, 1901, the province of Rizal was officially and legally created by virtue of an Act No. 137 by the First Philippine Commission, which at the time was acting as the unicameral legislative body in the island of Luzon.
The new province was composed of 26 municipalities, fourteen from the old Province of Manila (Las Pinas, Malabon, Makati, Paranaque, Mandaluyong, San Juan, Navotas, Muntinlupa, Taguig, Pateros, Pasig, Marikina, San Mateo, and Montalban); and 12 from the Politico-Militar District of Morong, (Angono, Baras Binangonan Cainta, Antipolo, Cardona, Jalajala, Morong, Pililla, Tanay, Taytay and Teresa). The seat of the provincial government was Pasig.
On November 7, 1975, by virtue of the Presidential Decree No. 824, the 12 towns of Las Pinas, Paranaque, Muntinlupa, Taguig, Pateros, Makati, Mandaluyong, San Juan, Malabon, Navotas, Pasig and Marikina were incorporated into the newly formed Metro Manila Area thereby leaving the remaining 14 towns of San Mateo, Montalban, Cainta, Taytay, Angono, Antipolo, Binangonan, Teresa, Morong, Cardona, Tanay, Baras, Pililla and Jalajala to the Province of Rizal.
The Mayor is the highest ranking officer in a municipal government. He or she has the greatest influence in enlisting the aid and support of others in the accomplishment of a common vision for the municipality.
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 Avenue Extension, Manila East Road, Felix Avenue (formerly Imelda Avenue), A. Bonifacio Avenue, Manggahan Floodway, and Sumulong Highway.
Taytay is politically subdivided into five barangays. Brgy. San Juan, is the largest area in Taytay and the center of industry in the municipality.