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Region IV-A CALABARZON: The Second Most Densely Populated Area

CALABARZON is made up of provinces such as Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, and Quezon; acronyms obtained from the first two letters of each province form it.

The zone in the southwest of Luzon Island. Southern and eastern parts of the metropolis of Manila, the second most populated section. CALABARZON and MIMAROPA merged into Tagalog del Sur until they separated in 2002 according to Executive Order No. 103. Executive Order No. 246 of October 28, 2003, designated as Calamba City. CALABARZON Regional Center. The largest city in the Calabarzon region. The second much-urbanized city is the city of Antipolo, the city of Lucena. CALABARZON is the most populous region in the Philippines with a population of 12,609,803.

The cities that makeup CALABARZON are:

  • Batangas City
  • Cavite City
  • Trece Martires City
  • Santa Rosa City
  • Calamba City
  • Lipa City
  • Dasmariñas City
  • Biñan City
  • Lucena City
  • Tanauan City
  • Imus City
  • Cabuyao City
  • Tayabas City
  • Bacoor City
  • Tagaytay City
  • San Pablo City
  • Antipolo City

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Batangas City the largest city of Batangas Province in the Philippines. The city is known as the “CALABARZON Industrial Port City” rated as one of the fastest urbanized cities in the Philippines.


 For immigration, the first Spanish missionary arrived in Batangas. In 1581, the Spanish authorities established a small town in the city. Because of the huge logs, the locals called “Batang” and the city called “Batangan”. The Spanish government appointed the first governor in the name of Don Agustin Casilao.

Region IV-A CALABARZON: The Second Most Densely Populated Area

When the Americans arrived in the early 20th century, they organized the local Batangas civil government. They elected José Villanueva “Municipal President” on July 4, 1901.

But, when the Japanese arrived, and the war broke out, Batangas was one of those who did not escape distraction. During the bomb of the A6M Zero in Japan, the Batangas airport was damaged, and the city damaged. On December 12, 1941, a man named Roman L. Perez appointed mayor by the Japanese authorities.

Things to do in Batangas City

Matabungkay Beach in Calabarzon
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Gerthel Beach in Lobo and one of the best beaches in the city. It has a white sandy beach 1 km long and a seafloor that slopes to 200 meters before falling.

Underwater Garden: Comprising live corals on the shores of one of Lobo Beaches. These corals were visible in the morning and when the water is vibrant and the tides low.

Taal Lake and the volcano, are the main attractions in southern Luzon. We learn, this volcano is the smallest volcano in the world.

Calabarzon: Lipa City


Early history shows that the first settlers in the city were descendants of two Datus. Warriors from Bornean Datus Dumangsil and Balikasusa in the 10th and 13th centuries.

The first Tagbakin settlement in the southeastern part of Lake Bombon was home to two descendants. Datus Dumangsil of Borneo and Balkasusa. Lipa’s lineage emerged from these former colonial settlements.

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The early Lipeños were said to be Buddhist in religion and Indian in civilization. The influence of other races is inevitable for uncommon contacts. Businessman and businessman from China. As Spain conquered the region, they forced Lipenos to accept Western Christian Spanish culture. That’s why they say in Lipa that “the East meets the West.”

In 1570, under the leadership of Martin Degoiti, the Spaniards began to colonize Bombon Lakes. In the 1605 territory, Bombon became the cost of this to Marshal Gabriel, De, Rivera. The Augustine missionaries established a mission center in Tabakin, called San Sebastian to commemorate the Christian martyrs. In 1702, the settlement became a regular municipality, and in 1716. With Fray Diego de Alday as a regular parish of the pastor.

Things to Do in Lipa City

Katipunan Museum: Museum in Barangay Bulaklakan, Lipa. The museum houses the original flag of Katipuneros during the Philippine Revolution. San Sebastian Cathedral – in the center of Lipa. The church was built in 1895 by an Augustinian Friar named Fr. Benito Varas. The paintings of the original building are still being updated.

Our Lady of the Mount. Carmel Church: they made this church in 1948. Thanks to the magical rain of rose petals, which got the Virgin Mary. Because of the grace of Mary Mediatrix’s ghost of the daughter of Carmelo, Teresita Cass Tillo is famous.

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The city of Tanauan was established in 1754. But, not in its current location. History says this place is one settlement organized by the Augustinian missionaries in 1572. The city is on the shore of the Taal Volcano. During the volcanic eruption of 1754, the city was destroyed. Residents moved to a safer place with residents of Sala. The people of Tanauan moved to Bañadero and went to their current location. Sala moved from its original site to its current location. Sarah then became the barangay of Tanauan.

In 1996, Tanauan became a first-class city government and became a city five years later. On March 10, 2001, a referendum was held to approve Tanauan’s citizenship.

Things to do in Tanauan City

In many lakeside towns in Batangas, Tanauan uses its picturesque environment and invests in tourism. The city has freshwater beaches and lush farmland with several famous hotels and resorts. These places attract tourists and become the main place for urban recreation. Other excellent places in the city are the estates of Vieux Chalet, Darasa Fiesta Resort, and tourist farms.

Calabarzon: Bacoor City, Cavite

Cavite enters the entrance to the metropolis

Its location makes Bacoor the gateway to the Manila metropolis to the Manila-Cavavet Highway, which begins in Bacoor. The city is one of the key areas and was once one of the fastest-growing cities in Cavite.

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Along with Imus and Dasmariñas, because of its location. Two SM shopping centers were established in Bacoor. This week, many residents left the territory to work in metropolitan areas such as Manila and Makati.


Bacoor was formed in 1671 and got the name of bakod, the Tagalog term. Many reports show that when the Spanish army arrived at “Bacoor”. They met residents who were building fences around the house. When the Spaniard sought the guy what name of the city was? Because it was difficult to understand himself, residents thought the Spaniard was asking what they were building. Those people replied “Bakood”. It was then called “Bacoor” by the soldiers in Spanish, and soon it was called “Bacoor”.

The Philippine Revolution and June 12, the first Philippine Declaration of Independence in 1898. Coincided with Bacoor being designated as the first capital of the revolutionary government. The Philippine General Emilio Aguinaldo, until after he transferred to Malolos, Bulacan. The revolutionary name “Gargano” was given to Bacoor by the Aguinaldo revolutionaries.

During the Second World War, the Japanese Imperial Armed Forces occupied the Bacoor City during the Japanese invasion in 1942. Between 1942 and 1945, many male and female caviteños were joined by Colonel Mariano Castagne and Colonel Mariano Castañeda. Unit Guerrillas Cavite (CGU) recognized the guerrillas and guerrilla forces in the Philippines. Colonel Francisco Guerrero of the 2nd Infantry of the United States (FACGF). The regiment, FAGCF is in the procedure of the 41st and 42nd, 4th Infantry Division in the Philippines.

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Captured by the Japanese army during the pre-war army in the town of Bacoor where the local Filipino soldiers arrived.

Things to do in Bacoor City

The city of Bacoor is not a tourist destination. One of the least visited places in the country’s tourism industry. Tourists use the city as a gateway section for the most visited cities such as Manila, Makati, and Baguio. But the city still attracts tourists through its hotels and restaurants.

Calabarzon: CAVITE CITY

International Future Transportation Center

Cavite City is a city of four in the province of Cavite. The city is a hook-shaped peninsula that stretches into Manila Bay.


On May 16, 1571, the Spanish conquistador Miguel Lopez de Legazpi, received the name of Krabi Dipper. Gave the city of Cavite a real plot or land for sale. Krabi Dala Peng named the port of Cavite, known as the NUEVO in Krabi. When the Spaniards discovered that Krabi Dapeng was the right place for repairs and construction of their boats and sailboats. The Port of Cavite is related to the history of world trade. The Spanish sailing ship sails to Acapulco, Mexico, every July.

Trade of big sailing ship Manila – Acapulco, which allowed Puerto Rico to go to the Spanish sailing ship in Cavite. Leading many foreign tourists to the height of the entry and exit points of the distant, Puerto Rico to Krabi. Acknowledged as “City Golden Mountain” denoting “solid city of gold”.

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The Chinese emperor later sent his people to this place to find gold.

Calabarzon: Dasmariñas City, Cavite

Industrial Giant of the CALABARZON

The city of Dasmariñas is known based on the Audit Committee in 2006. The only municipality in the Philippines that has the SM and Robinson Mall. Report as the richest provincial department of the Cavite local government, before becoming a city.


Agustin de la Cavada conferring in his geography history, geology, and Philippine statistics. The city began the neighborhood of Amos to become an independent municipality in 1867. Spanish government named the city of Perez Dasmariñas in Don Perez Dasmariñas honored from 1590 to 1593. He was the governor of the island. The Chinese rower he hired murdered him. His son, Don Luis Dasmariñas, lost his life at the hands of the Chinese in 1603. Don Gomez Dasmariñas remembered because he ordered the complete fortification of the Intramuros and Santiago Castle buildings.

The month of April 9, 1864, the Archbishop of Manila, was the military and political governor of Cavite. Formed the parliament of Augustine’s recollects and Imus’s parish priests. The provincial meeting discusses a new town, different from the parishes of Imus. It became the city of Pérez Dasmariñas. The month of May 12, 1864, the senior civil servant island government approved the creation of a new city.

The generosity of the grandeur of Spain, the Queen of Spain Isabella II signed the decree. To create the Protestant of Perez Das Marinhas.

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On the 21st, 1866, Perez Dasmariñas was established by his father in 1867 under the auspices of Immaculate Conception on December 8. The predecessor of Perez Das Marinhas was “Visit” Amos said that he created it by his father in 1795. Based on records, the first settlers must have arrived in 1861. Considered being the family of Gil Tirona, Vicente Guevarra, Eleuterio Geda, and Eustaquio Paulino.

Things to do in Dasmariñas City

  • Kadiwa Park
  • Swiss Resort
  • Volet’s Hotel and Resort
  • Antler’s Hotel and Resort
  • Kalipayan Resort
  • Qubo Qabana
  • Museo De La Salle
  • Double V Resort
  • Fisher’s Farm Resort
  • KidzWorld


The predecessor of Imus was part of Viej0 (now Kawit) in Cavite, and the Archbishop of Manila, Miguel Garcia Serrano. Under the parish of the Jesuits during his administration from 1618 to 1629. Augustinian Recollects established a parish church in Imus, now known as Bayang Luma. Countless help for people living in Imus. For, a century and a half they have experienced a 4.5 km walk. Take part in religious services and other transactions to the nearest city.

On May 28, 1898, the Battle of Alapan. Imus was the place to display the Philippine flag against Spanish colonists. This battle was under the command of the Philippines General Emilio Aguinaldo, the Philippine Revolution. Which led to a great victory in the Spanish-Philippine Declaration of Independence on June 12, 1898.

Things to do in Imus Cavite

Imus Historical Museum: The museum has a mobile table that recreates historical scenes. Life-size realistic figures in a rebuilt environment. Imus Cathedral: comprising stone and brick, built this church by Fr. Nicolas Becerra OAR, who served from 1821 to 1840.


Tagaytay City is a constituent city of the province of Cavite in the Philippines. For its cool climate, it considered one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country. The city overlooks Taal Lake in Batangas and offers one of the iconic sights of the Philippines.


After the Philippine Revolution dissolved, Tagaytay became nearby Batangas and Laguna provinces. Other neighboring cities of Masilao (now Amadeo), and Malabon Grande (now Gen. Trias). the refuge Silang of the revolutionaries and the hiding place. Dasmariñas, Mendez, and Indang. This place has plenty of forest extensions, making it a perfect sanctuary and a place to look for Katipuneros. Katipuneros used to call it “Mananagaytay”, which means crossing the ridge of Tagaytay.

On June 21, 1938, Tagaytay became a tented city. Passed by the late President Manuel L. Quezon and signed Federal Law No. 338. By French Republican Representative Justiniano Drafted by S. Montano.

Things to do in Tagaytay City

Tagaytay Picnic Grove: a large park in Tagaytay. The main feature of this park is the cabins and tables for picnics. It has horseback riding land, ecological boardwalks, zip linings, and cable cars. From this point, you can see the view of the Taal Volcano.


The city was named after thirteen knight martyrs who tried as the insurgents. This was during the Philippine Revolution on September 12, 1896, and executed by the Spaniards.

The Trece Martires is one of Cavite’s largest and most remote neighborhoods. Its name is Quinta or Quintana, part of the city of Tanza, Cavite. It was then organized in a city on May 24, 1954, and approved by President Ramon Magsaysay.

Calabarzon: Biñan City, Laguna

South Trade Business Center


Captain Juan de Salcedo discovered and founded Biñan in late June 1571. A month later, Miguel López de Legaspi established Manila. He explored the largest freshwater lake in the Philippines. The second freshwater lake in Asia (Laguna de Bay).

The seat of the Laguna de Bay provincial government moved from Bay to Pagsanjan in 1688. Biñan separated from its parent city, Tabuco (now Cabuyao).

Thus, when Pablo Faustino and Santa Rosa separated from Biñan in 1791. The following year, on January 15, Sta Rosa de Lima was founded and became an independent city.

Biñan has been recognized nationwide as a book related to the national hero José Rizal’s biography. José Rizal went to Biñan In June 1869, with his brother Paciano as a child. They moved to the aunt’s house near the city where they lived. Here, his first formal education was entrusted to the teacher, Justiniano Aquino Cruz, who, was under supervision a year and a half.

Suggested that the young Rizal continue to pursue higher education in Manila. To commemorate José Rizal, he left a house with a plaque. They now have a monument in the center of the city square of Biñan. Recognize the relationship between Biñan and Rizal.


Calabarzon: Things to do in Biñan City, Laguna

The city is known for its popular summer destination, Splash Island, the Philippines’ main water amusement park. Established in Barangay, San Francisco, accessible through the Southwoods exit via the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX).

Tibagan Falls in Barangay Malamig is known as one film by Hollywood action star Chuck Norris.

The Pavilion Mall is managed by Ayala Malls and is between Barangay San Antonio and Barangay Santo Niño. South Central Shopping Centre, at the busy intersection, is at the top of the city. The newest mall in the city on September 9th, is the 2011 Jose Rizal Monument Square. Center of the South, the main city of the city Reference point. Next to the parish church of San Isidro Labrador, next to the old town hall and the public market.

Calabarzon: Laguna Cabuyao City

Golden Bell City

The city of Cabuyao is known as “the richest municipality in the Philippines”. Because great immigrants work in this city. Many industrial parks in the city, including Nestle Philippines, Asia Brewery, San Miguel, Tanduay Distillers, Wyeth Philippines, and Procter & Gamble, Philippines. The Philippine Light Industry and Science Park. And schools in Malaysia.


After Miguel Lopez de Legazpi colonized Manila in 1570. He ordered Captain Juan de Salcedo to conquer entire settlements or villages around Lake Ba-i (Laguna de Bay). It located the first settlement of Captain in the eastern part of the lake; it is known today as Taytay and Cainta in Rizal. He crossed Ba-i and Acheron at Barangay Pinagsangahan, today is Pagsanjan. The inland continues to conquer other settlements, we know today as Nagcarlan and Majayjay. As this place is mountainous, Captain Juan de Salcedo returned to Lake Ba-i. He continued to conquer the settlements in the northern part of Ba-i, now known as the Bay.

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During their trip, it moored them on the shores of Tabuko. The Ba-i settlements, Tabuko have a large flat section and a rich forestry climate suitable for crops. On January 16, 1571, Miguel Lopez de Legazpi announced that Tabuko is considered a city under “encomienda” or Gaspar Ramirez. And the settlements of Malabanan, Calamba, and Sta. Rosa or Barangay will be managed by the Tabuko government. This time when Tabuko has strong limits. North is Tunasan, the south Ba-i, to the west Sungay, and to the east Ba-i Lake.

The Tabuco city near the river and Ba-i Lake, using benches, and rafts a common means of transport for Tabuko. When the priests of the Franciscans arrived in Tabuko under the leadership of Father Velin. Many women were working near the dock where the Franciscan priest docked.

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Many “Kabuyaw” trees whose fruits are used as shampoos and grow in the field. When the pastor inquired about the name of the place, a local woman responded “Kabuyaw”. The pastor thought was asking the name of the tree growing around the dock. Since then, the priests and other Spanish officials have called the city of Tabuco Kabuyaw.

Calabarzon: Things to do in Cabuyao City

Batingaw Festival: Commemorating the legendary festival of Kampanang Ginto, known as Cabuyao. The celebration began at the same time as the church bells, and Cabuyeños thought it may bring a bumper harvest.

Cabuyao Day: Each of the Barangay float parades comprises a one-week celebration. Their decorations of each float show the lifestyle of each Barangay society in Cabuyao. Next up is City Proper’s street dance competition, where every university and high school compete. The celebrations include different amateur performances such as orchestras, music bands, and celebrity shows in the City Square.

Calabarzon: Cities San Pablo, Lagoon

Calabarzon: The City of Seven Lakes

Surrounded by seven lakes in San Pablo, Lake Sampaloc, Lake Palakpakin, Lake Bunot, Pandin and Yambo lakes, and Lake Muhikap. The Lake Calibato in San Pablo is considered the city of Seven Lakes.


The city of San Pablo and four large communities are part of Sampaloc. When the Spaniards arrived at the governor Juan de Salcedo’s forces around 1571. Sampaloc became a parish and became a municipality in 1647.

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Changed its name to “San Pablo de los Montes” to keep its patron Saint Paul the first hermit. In 1576, it was placed under the control of Batangas Province but returned to Laguna in 1883.

The people of San Pablo not only continue to advance for their city. But for their independent work from Laguna, they want to be an independent city. On May 7, 1940, San Pablo became an independent city signed by President Manuel Quezon.

The city was completed on March 30, 1941. The former Laguna Governor, Dr. Potenciano Malvar, served as the mayor of the city. Designated by President Manuel Quezon. He appointed Mayor Manuel Quisumbing in 1941 and appointed Mayor of Tomas D. Dizon in 1943. The successor mayor was elected after 1955.

Calabarzon: Things to do in San Pablo City

Plantaciones de Villa Escudero: 800 hectares (2,000 acres) of coconut plantations. The farms are located 10 km (6.2 miles) south of San Pablo, Laguna Province, bordering Quezon Province, Philippines. Since 1981, the plantation has opened as a tourist center, offering access to villages, museums, food, and accommodation. A focal point of experiencing Filipino culture and history in a stunning rural setting, it has gained a worldwide reputation.

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Lake Sampaloc: half of the lake’s depth has a shallow depression. The bottom of the lake, shows its volcanic origin. The lake is established behind the San Pablo City Hall dotted with fish and cabins built on stilts.

Pandin and Yambo Lake: Pandin Lake is considered to be oligotrophic because of the rich plant life and fish. Lake Yambo likes Lake Pandin, suitable for swimming, hiking, and picnics.


Coconut Festival: Festivals include street dances, floating parades, street concerts, and city feasts. Other major events such as the annual “Mutya of San Pablo in Lakan” evening show.

Calabarzon: Laguna Santa Rosa City


In 1571, Juan de Salcedo, the grandson of Miguel López de Legazpi, discovered the city of Biñan and other neighborhoods. While exploring the Laguna de Bay territory.

In 1688, Biñan separated Cabuyao from other neighborhoods. The name of Santa Rosa at the time was Barrio Bukol. After several times changing the name of the place and setting it up as an independent city,. Bukol was liberated in the city of Santa Rosa on January 15, 1792. He named the Santa Rosa platform, in Santa Rosa Lima’s honor.

During the post-war period, until the 1970s, people in the village relied on basic agriculture. Family businesses to support their livelihoods. The impact of industrialization. In the 1980s, local and foreign investors take part. This formed promoted the rapid economic and social transformation of cities and provinces.

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Calabarzon: Things to do in Santa Rosa City

Enchanted Kingdom: The world-class theme park opened on July 28, 1995. St. Lorenzo South RSBS Avenue in Santa Rosa, Balibago. Just in front of Villa De Toledo and the Dominican Sta. Rosa College.

EK Biki Waterworld: The original world-class inflatable water park in the Philippines. It has six huge inflatable swimming pools with slides, games, and attractions. The family can enjoy it in a safe and hygienic water environment.

Celebrations and Festivals

Sikhayan Festival – held every January 18th. The event highlighted comprises four cities: aquaculture, agriculture, professional and progressive industries.

Calabarzon: City of Lucena, Quezon


Before it became a successful city, Lucena was just a Communal in Tayabas, then the capital of Tayabas. This place was explored by Captain Juan de Salcedo in 1571 and 1572. The Municipal was organized by Franciscan missionaries. According to old records in Spain, Lucena is known as “Cotta” (“Kuta” in Tagalog). Cottas or fortresses along the coast of Lucena, although these fortresses no longer exist today in Lucena. The locals used these forts to defend against attacks by Muslim pirates. On November 5, 1878, the Municipal named “Lucena” for the royal high civil order. A year later, Lucena became an independent municipality. The final failure of Cotta port and the final defeat of Moro pirates provided local trade growth. These allow for the growth of Lucena as the capital of the province of Tayabas.

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December 27, 1941, at the start of the Second World War, Lucena was occupied by Japanese troops. January 25, 1945, the hunter ROTC guerrillas from Lucena expelled the Japanese army from their city. April 4, 1945, Quezon Province gained sovereignty.

June 17, 1961, Lucena became the city allowed by the Republic’s Law No. 3271. August 19, 1962, the anniversary of the 84th anniversary of the late President Manuel Quezon. Today, Lucena is now an urbanized city to become an economic zone.

Lucena City church in calabarzon
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Calabarzon: Things to do in Lucena City:

  • Botanical Garden & Arboretum
  • Dalahican Beach Resort
  • Orchids Country Farm
  • South Waters Marina & Country Club

Celebrations and Festivals

San Isidro Labrador Festival – This festival is celebrated every year on May 15th commemorating the patron’s farmers, thanks to the harvest. The colorful festival, house decorated with a variety of fruits, sweets, food crops, and “Kiping” colors made from rice.

Pasayahan sa Lucena: Celebrate the festival from May 27th to 29th each year, following the carnival model of Rio de Janeiro. The Festival includes dancing, singing, and having fun on the street.

Ugat Lucena: This is celebrated on the eve of the city festival to commemorate the indigenous people who have settled abroad. Found family backgrounds, old friends, and neighbors.


City Party: To celebrate San Fernando, celebrate the festival on May 30th each year. Other celebrations include the Ati-Atihan Lucena version. Floral Penagbenga Festival, Igorot Cañao Festival Mascara, Muslim Marriage, Pista Sa Nayon, Moriones Festival, and Santacruzan versions.

Calabarzon: Tayabas City, Quezon

The Festivals City

The Spanish occupation of over three centuries. Only eight towns have won the title of the villa, and Tayabas is one. These are the villas of Santisimo in Cebu in 1565. The villas of Santiago de Libon (Albay, 1573), Villa Fernandina de Vigan (Ilocos, 1574). Villa Rica de Arevalo (Iloilo, 1581), La Noble Villa de Pila (Laguna, 1610), Noble Villa de Tayabas, (Tayabas, 1703). Villa de Bacolor (Pampanga, 1765), Villa de Lipa (Batangas, 1887). Tayabas was given the title of “the most expensive” villa even before becoming the capital of the province. Even before 1779, it showed its importance.

On March 18, 2007, Law No. 9398 of the Republic. The Tayabas City Conversion Law, known as the City of Tayabas, was enacted as a law. On July 14, 2007, the municipality held a referendum to approve converting the bill. Residents voted to support the move, despite the lower voter turnout rate in the referendum.

But in the years that followed, after the Supreme Court gained it. Tayabas and 15 other cities were losing because they did not meet the city’s requirements.

On August 24, 2010, the Supreme Court resumed its decision of November 18, 2008. A 16-page resolution that removed the Cityhood legislation, a municipality of Tayabas.

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The latest developments in the legal struggle around the “16 Alliance” took place on February 15, 2011. The Supreme Court ruled that 7 to 6 votes, and 16 cities can continue as cities.

This is the fourth time the Supreme Court has ruled on this case and the third revocation, unprecedented in history. He said that transforming 16 cities into cities meets every legal requirement.

Calabarzon: Things to do in Tayabas City

Nawawalang Paraiso Hotel and Resort: the perfect haven for travelers and holidaymakers. You can view the mountains from the resort. Banahaw. Main Spring Spa: It turns into a filled pool, bathtub, and swimming pool for treatment and relaxation.

Celebrations and Festivals


Mayohan sa Tayabas: A star attraction in May, huge, colorful leaf Parada, and Baliskog welcomes guests to the Mayohan Festival. “Kog” means the arch, a welcome arch. The baliskog is made from local materials such as coconut leaves, coconut shells, bamboo vines, buli, rattan, and dried flowers. Tistis filled the streets with Tayabas and welcomed visitors and summers. Since its start in 1989, it has attracted many people.

Hagisan ng Suman Festival: “Suman” is a ceremonial gift from Hagasan, where locals share their prosperity. Once the image of San Isidro passes, they must clean it of its rich and colorful package. Besides bananas, mangoes, buko, pineapples, and other local produce. In most homes, suman and other agricultural products are no longer bundled in bag away. They throw their passion and enthusiasm from their decks, balconies, or windows to farmers and workers. Hagisan means throwing or sharing.

Taytsinoy Festival: As part of the Chinese New Year. Tayabas celebrates this festival as a way for the city to prove ethnic relations with Chinese society. Tayabenses used Chinese activities and held the Chinese garter competition. Kiamoy eating competition, Chopstikan ng Pancit Habhab, Binibining Taytsinoy, and other competitions. The highlight of the event was the display of Parke Rizal and Pagdalaw ng Leon’s dragon. China in the ng Dragon of Tayabas Poblacion, where everyone enjoyed it, by children. The guest municipality showed pure learning, understanding of Chinese culture and traditions, and endless joy.

Calabarzon: Antipolo City, Rizal

Calabarzon: The Pilgrimage City


The city of Antipolo is named after the Tipolo tree (breadfruit) that is abundant in the region. In 1578, the Franciscan missionaries first built churches in the city. They were replaced by the Jesuits. These modern missionaries are people who help organize the village in the parish. The Christian population of Sabbath in 1601 had increased to 3,000 because of the people of Dumagat who lived in the territory.

In 1650, the town formed a city and became part of the province of Tondo. When the province split in 1853. Antipolo became part of the San Mateo de los Montes district and later became the Morong district. When the Americans arrived on June 4, 1899, the revolutionary government then transferred the capital from Morong to Tanay. The Americans established a civil government managed by Valentin Sumulong in 1901. Valentin Sumulong was the first municipal president.

On June 11, 1901, Antipolo joined the established Rizal province, including the Morong District and Manila Province. In 1903, Antipolo, Boso-Boso, and Teresa merged. In 1913, the city’s territory expanded again, adding to the sites of Mayamot and Bulao; six years later he lost Teresa and became an independent municipality. The Manila Railway Company opened a rail service for Antipolo on December 24, 1908.

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On February 13, 1998, along with Parañaque, former President Fidel Ramos signed Republic Act No. 8508. Replacing Antipolo City with a constituent city of Rizal Province. In 1998 April 4, approved in the referendum in later elections, Angelito Gatlabayan was elected as the city’s first mayor.

Calabarzon: Things to do in Antipolo City, Rizal

  • Our Lady of Peace and a wonderful journey – in the pilgrimage site in May
  • Hinulugang Taktak Waterfall
  • Pacem Ecopark: home to different species of birds and butterflies
  • Ancient Bosoboso Church
  • Via Dolorosa
  • Forest Hill Golf and Country Club

Celebrations and Festivals

  • Festival Ang Tipulo: will be held on May 1st, showing Antipoleños and local delicacies, adding (rice). Mango and empty sea (cashew) and hammock culture (hammock), the early manner of Antipoleños tradition.
  • Alay Lakad: Every Holy Thursday from 30th to May 1st, millions of believers flock to Antipolo as confession Easter. From the afternoon of April 30th until May The dawn of the 1st held. This annual event is held every year on April 30th. The first parade of images of the Virgin and Peace journey from the Quiapo Church to the Antipolo Cathedral.
  • Kapitanes at Kapitanas: Every Easter, Antipolo has a tradition that dates back to the 1920s. Two young couples Antipoleños elected to lead the activities of the friends during the Holy Week. The first couple: Kapitan One with a pontifical Emblem and Kapitana One with Easter candles. The second couple: Kapitan Two, with a church flag.

Calabarzon: Laguna Kalamba


It is believed the oldest part of Kalamba is Barangay Sucol, where the first settlers stayed. With the Spaniards, the entire territory became a manor and then became part of Trabuco (now known as Cabuyao City). Kalamba became an independent town on August 28, 1742, and became the city of Kalamba in 1770. In 1813, Kalamba was mastered by the “manager” of the Dominican brothers. They divided it into several parts and sold the manor to the locals. During the US regime.

During the Japanese occupation of the Second World War, when the Japanese Imperial Army killed at least 2,000 civilians, the city was massacred. The Church of San Juan Bautista was founded in 1859 and burned by the Japanese during the Second World War. It was rebuilt by Fr. Eliseo Dimaculangan. This is the baptism of José Rizal. The original baptism font has been kept and restored.

Calabarzon: Things to do in Calamba City

San Juan Bautista Church: A historic church visited by locals and tourists. The place where the national hero Jose Rizal was baptized. The original baptism font has been kept and restored.

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The highest monument of José Rizal: The statue is 22 feet high and symbolizes the j22 languages ​​that Rizal can speak. This statue reminds people of every Calamba, Laguna the birthplace of the national hero.

Rizal Sanctuary: Rebuilt in 1949, the Rizal Sanctuary is now maintained by the National History Institute. Which houses colonial-era furniture and kitchenware, clothing, paintings, sculptures, and other kitchen supplies. Dr. Rizal’s colonial writing

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