- Antipolo City
official_name = City of Antipolo
native_name = "Lungsod ng Antipolo"
nickname = "The Pilgrimage City"
motto = "Tayo na sa Antipolo!" (literally, "Let's go to Antipolo")
seal_size = 100px
map_caption = Map of
Rizalit uses bands to use the wate4r obsoresss lola basyang told me to give the people standing ovasion. =)) =))showing the location of Antipolo City
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_type1 = Region
subdivision_type2 = Province
subdivision_type3 = Districts
subdivision_name3 = 1st and 2nd districts of Antipolo City
subdivision_name4 = 16
Victor R. Sumulong(KAMPI)
Danilo O. Leyble(KAMPI/NPC)
leader_name2 = Collapsible list
frame_style = border:none; padding: 0;
list_style = text-align:left;display:none;
1 = 1st District
2 = Marino B. Bacani
3 = Ronaldo R. Barcena
4 = Mario G. Garcia
5 = Juanito G. Lawis
6 = Alexander S. Marquez
7 = Troadio L. Reyes
8 = Eufracio M. Tapales
9 = Bernard Leo U. Zapanta
10 = 2nd District
11 = Nixon R. Aranas
12 = Corazon C. Braga
13 = Esting M. Gatlabayan
14 = Jesus Y. Huertas
15 = Ronaldo L. Leyva
16 = German C. Mata
17 = Edward R. O'Hara
18 = Lorenzo M. Zapanta
established_title = Founded (settlement)
established_date = 1591
established_title2 = Established (town)
established_date2 = 1650
established_title3 = Cityhood
April 4, 1998
area_total_km2 = 306.10
area_total_sq_mi = 118.19
population_as_of = 2007
population_total = 633,971
population_density_km2 = 2,071
population_density_sq_mi = 3,984
population_metro = Manila
timezone = PST
utc_offset = +8
latd=14 |latm=35 |lats= |latNS=N
longd=121 |longm=10 |longs= |longEW=E
elevation_m = 156
elevation_ft = 512
postal_code_type = ZIP code
postal_code = 1870
area_code = 2
website = [http://www.antipolo.gov.ph/ www.antipolo.gov.ph/]
The City of Antipolo (Filipino: "Lungsod ng Antipolo") is a 1st class component city in the province of Rizal,
Philippines. It was recently made the capital of Rizal; however the provincial capitol is still in Pasig Cityin Metro Manilawhich was the former capital. According to the 2007 census, it has a population of 633,971 inhabitants ("470,866 people in 97,415 households in census 2000"). It has a land area of 306.10 square kilometers.
Antipolo City is located in the central part of Rizal Province. It is approximately 26 km. east of
Manilaand conurbated with the NCR. It is bounded to the north by the municipalities of San Mateo and Rodriguez; to the east by the municipality of Gen. Nakar in neighboring Quezon Province; to the southeast by the municipality of Tanay; to the south by municipalities of Angono, Taytay and Teresa; and to the west by the municipality of Cainta and the city of Marikinain Metro Manila.
Built up area
With the continuous expansion of Metro Manila, the city is now included in Manila built up area which reaches Cardona in its easternmost part.
The city was named after the Tipolo (breadfruit) tree ("Artocarpus incisa") which was in abundance in the area. Antipolo was also derived from the Greek words "antirl" meaning "a source of many products".
Franciscanmissionaries arrived in Antipolo in 1578 and built a church in Boso-Boso. In 1591 they were replaced by the Jesuitswho organized the village into a parish. They built a chapel at Sitio Sta. Cruz. By 1601 there are about 3,000 Christiansresiding in Antipolo. At about the same period, the Negritopopulation dwindled, as they moved deeper into the mountains.
March 25, 1626Governor-General Juan Niño de Taborabrought from Acapulco, Mexicothe image of the Virgin Mary. Before he died, he bequeathed the image to the Jesuitsfor the Antipolo Church. Tradition has it that the image was installed in Sitio Sta. Cruz and have been lost several times and each time it was found on a Tipolo tree. Because of these unusual incidents, it was decided in 1632 to erect the church at the site.
In 1639, the Chinese revolt reached Antipolo and burned the church to the ground; however, the image was unharmedFact|date=July 2007. The Virgin was taken to Sitio Ginapao and then brought to
Caviteupon orders of the Governor-General. It stayed in Cavitefor 14 years. Ten years after the incident the image was renamed "Nuestra Señora de la Paz y Buen Viaje" (Tagalog: "Ang Mahal na Birhen ng Kapayapaan at Mabuting Paglalayag"; "Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage") and traveled five more times to Acapulco, Mexicobefore it rested permanently in the town. A replica of the image of the Birhen ng Antipolo is now enshrined in the U.S. for all the immigrant Filipinos. The Oratory of Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage, is located at the northeast corner of the Crypt Church of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. A gift of the Filipino Catholic Community in the United States and around the world, this oratory honors a Marian devotion dating from the 1600s.
The village of Antipolo was made into a town in 1650 as part of the Province of
Tondo. When the Tondowas divided into the Province of Manilaand the District of Los Montes de San Mateo in 1853, it became part of the latter. The district was later known as the District of Morong.
Recollectstook over Antipolo in 1864. It was during these years that the Virgin of Antipolo gained thousands of devotees. Devotees from Manila and nearby towns and provinces flock to Antipolo on foot along mountain trails and springs.
Two months after the declaration by Gen.
Emilio Aguinaldoof Philippine Independenceon June 12, 1898, Antipolo formally joined the Revolutionary Government and it was made the capital of the District of Morong. But when the country was occupied by the Americans on June 4, 1899the Revolutionary Government was transferred to the town of Tanay.
After a civil government was established in 1901 by the Americans, Valentin Sumulong became the first Presidente ("Alcalde") of the town. The province of Morong was renamed
Rizal Provinceand some of the towns near Manila were made part of the province. In 1903, Antipolo, Teresa and Boso-Boso were merged under Act No. 1942 with Antipolo as the center of government.
March 27, 1903the Philippine Commission granted the Manila Railroad Company a franchise to construct and operate a railway going to Antipolo. The railway by 1906 was running from Pasig up to Taytay-Cainta it was not until December 24, 1908that the first train reached Antipolo. In 1913, the sitios of Mayamot and Bulao became part of Antipolo, however on January 1, 1919, Teresa was separated from Antipolo.
The railway no longer exist. A paved road now lies over what used to be the railway which is called daang-bakal (railway). What used to be a station masters office is now inhabited by squatters. Not sure what the city government is planning to do with what is supposed to be a national heritage building/site.
World War II and Japanese occupation
World War IItwo guerilla units continued the struggle during the Japanese occupation. They were the Hunters ROTC under Miguel Ver and Terry Adevoso and the Marking Filipino & American Troops which was established and led by Marcos Villa Agustin more popularly known under the name Brig. Gen. Agustin Marking. Many inhabitants were tortured and killed by the Japanese, including Mayor Pascual Oliveros and his son Reynaldo, Padre Eusebio Carreon, Padre Ariston Ocampo, Sis. Ma. Elizabeth Cagulanas, RVM, Sis. Ma. Consuelo Recio, RVM; Antonio Masangkay, and Alfonso Oliveros.
The liberation of Antipolo from the Japanese forces was bloody and devastating. On
February 17, 1945Antipolo was heavily bombarded by American planes. Antipolo residents evacuated to Sitio Kulaike and up to the towns of Angono, Santolan, and Marikina. To protect the image from being destroyed, Procopio Angeles, then the sacristan mayor, and members of the community brought with them the Virgin of Antipolo. The bombings on March 6-7, 1945 destroyed the church and after twelve days of battle the American, Filipino soldiers and local guerrillas liberated the town on March 12, 1945. After the war a temporary church was built and the Virgin of Antipolo was returned from the Quiapo Church on October 15, 1945.
Devotees started to flock to the town and on
May 6, 1947, the first procession of the Virgin of Antipolo was held starting at the hills of Pinagmisahan.
In 1948 a national committee was formed to undertake a nationwide fund raising campaign to build the Cathedral of Antipolo. It was about this time that the
Iglesia ni Kristocame to Antipolo.
June 15, 1952, Hinulugang Taktakwas proclaimed a National Parkby Pres. Elpidio Quirinoand on January 14, 1954, the Bishops of the Philippinesproclaimed the Cathedral of Antipolo as the official shrine of the Virgin of Antipolo.
In 1960s, the town proper or "poblacion" was widened and the Sumulong Highway was constructed. In the 1970s the Marikina-Infanta Road better known as the Marcos Highway was constructed traversing the mountains of Antipolo.
The Diocese of Antipolo was created on
June 25, 1983, with Rev. Protacio G. Gungon, D.D as the first bishop of the diocese.
The 1995 Census registered Antipolo's population at 345,000. On
February 13, 1998then Pres. Fidel V. Ramossigned Republic ActNo. 8505 making the Municipality of Antipolo into a component city of Rizal Provinceand on April 4, 1998it was ratified it in a plebiscite.
Barangays and subdivisions
Antipolo City is politically subdivided into 16
Roman Catholic Diocese of Antipolo
The seat of the Diocese of Antipolo is located at the Cathedral-Parish of the Immaculate Conception (National Shrine of Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage [Nuestra Sra. Dela Paz y Buen Viaje] ). The diocese today is headed by His Excellency, Most Reverend Gabriel V. Reyes, D.D. The Bishop of Antipolo is assisted by an auxiliary bishop, the Most Reverend Francisco M. De Leon, D.D., who resides at the Diocesan Shrine of Our Lady of the Abandoned in Marikina City. The diocese has grown from a mere 17 parishes when it was carved out from the Archdiocese of Manila in 1983 and developed into 54 parishes at present, covering the whole province of Rizal and the city of Marikina. There were proposals of dividing the diocese to establish a new diocese in Marikina and elevating the Diocese of Antipolo into an archdiocese. Although all of these plans depend on recommendations being made by the local ordinary of Antipolo and the Apostolic Nunciature in the Philippines, some say that a few steps are already being done in preparation for the creation of the Diocese of Marikina.
The Diocese of Antipolo is set to celebrate the twenty fifth anniversary (silver jubilee) of its canonical establishment on June 25, 2008. Having grown into being one of the most prosperous and stable local churches in the Philippines, the diocese commits itself to a communitarian life of thanksgiving, celebration and evangelization - thus the theme of its silver jubilee celebration, "25 Taon ng Mabuting Paglalakbay: Pagpapasalamat, Pagdiriwang at Panibagong Pagsasabuhay!" (25 Years of a Good Voyage: Thanksgiving, Celebration and Renewed Living!).
As part of the jubilee celebration, a Diocesan Pastoral Assembly is being planned in 2009. A special Mass will be held on its anniversary in June 24, 2008. The pilgrim image of Our Lady of Antipolo (the Virgin of Peace and Good Voyage) will visit all the parishes of the diocese starting on the last week of April. The image will first visit the parish of St. Gabriel the Archangel in Malaya, Pililla, Rizal. On December 5, 2008, a big celebration is being planned at the Ynares Center in Antipolo City with the attendance of the Most Rev. Edward Joseph Adams, D.D., the Apostolic Nuncio to the Philippines.
Also, the establishment of the John Paul II Minor Seminary along Maguey Road in Brgy. San Luis in Antipolo City stands as a testament of the response of the diocese in promoting more vocations to the priesthood to serve its flock.
Juan Sumulong Elementary School
Isaias Tapales Elementary School
San Isidro Elementary School
Dela Paz Elementary School
Sta Cruz Elememtary School
Bagong Nayon Elementary School
Bagong Nayon 3 Elementary School
Bagong Nayon 4 Elementary School
Mayamot Elementary School
Mambugan Elementary School
Munting Dilao Elementary School
Boso Boso Elementary School
San Luis Elementary School
Teofila Rovero Elementary School
Kaila Elementary School
Lores Elementary School
Calawis Elementary School
Kay Sakat Elementary School
San Joseph Elementary School
San Ysiro Elementary School
Pinugay Elementary School
Tanza Elementary School
Pantay Elementary School
Cupang Elementary School
Penafrancia Elementary School(Main)
Penafrancia Elementary School(Annex)
Nazarene Ville Elementary School
Dalig Elementary School
Antonio Cabarrus Elementary School
San Antonio Elementary School
Nazarene Elementary School
Antipolo National High School (Main Campus)
San Jose National High School
San Isidro National High School
Mayamot National High School
San Roque National High School
Cupang National High School
Mambugan National High School
Marcelino Santos National High School
Maximo Gatlabayan National High School
Boso Boso National High School
Kay Sakat National High School
Bagong Nayon II National High School
San Ysiro National High School
Munting Dilao National High School
San Juan National High School
Pinugay National High School
Calawis National High School
Antipolo National High School(RolluquiAnnex)
Antipolo NAtional High School( Reyes Annex)
St. Clare Science High School
Montessori Integrated School
St. Clare Montessori School
* [http://cbs-is.com/default.aspx The Center for Biblical Studies]
Don Antonio de Zuzuarregui Sr. Memorial Academy
Sumulong Memorial High School
Antipolo Faith Christian School
Grace School of Antipolo,inc
Antipolo Immaculate Conception School
Antipolo Lady of Lourdes School
The light of the Lord christian school
Our Lady of Peace School
Infant Jesus Academy - Antipolo
Recoletos School Inc.
St. John's Worth Montessori
La Salle College Antipolo
San Luis Elementary
Santo Niño de Antipolo School
St. Andrews Cleverland School
Southridge Private High School
Holy Spirit Integrated School
Academe Integrated School
Antipolo Faith Christian School
Talitha Cumi Academy
Prince of Peace Integrated School
Divine Mercy Learning Center
Our Lady of Deliverance Montessori School
Sta. Clara International Academy
Universities and colleges
Our Lady of Fatima University
AMA Computer College East Rizal Campus
World Citi Colleges
Sumulong College of Arts and Science (SCAS
La Salle College Antipolo
* [http://antipolo.gov.ph/ Antipolo City] Official Site
* [http://www.antipolocity.com/ Antipolo City] UnOfficial Site
* [http://www.dalig-antipolo.gov.ph/ Antipolo City - Brgy Dalig] Official Site
* [http://www.nscb.gov.ph/activestats/psgc/default.asp Philippine Standard Geographic Code]
* [http://www.t-macs.com/kiso/local/ 2000 Philippine Census Information]
* [http://www.antipolophilippines.com Antipolo Philippines]
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