City of Antipolo
Income Classification: 1st Class
Congressional District: Has 2 Congressional Districts
No. of Barangays: 16
Land Area: 38,504.44 has.
Population (NSO, May 1, 2010): 677,741
Registered Voters (COMELEC, May 2016): 442,137
Newly Elected Local Officials (2016 Election)
ANTIPOLO...The City on the mountain ridges east of Manila where the sun begins to shine. The City whose name was derived from the Tipolo trees growing indigenously on its land. Trees with broad leaves that provide shade while gently fanning in the soothing breeze. Antipolo, the City of pilgrims and contemplatives, tourists and traders, artists and artisans. Rich in cultural and historical heritage, Antipolo's history dates way before the first Franciscan Missionary recorded its work in 1578. The land was home to indigenous tribes as the Dumagats, Tagals, Indians and Aetas. Its virgin forests of varied tropical trees were also nests to a diverse wildlife. Its rich water tables gushed forth as springs and waterfalls.
As the missionaries relentlessly pursued their 'Christianization' campaign, these natives desiring to keep their own way of life moved themselves into the hinterlands of neighboring mountains. Migrants supporting the missions came to settle and the semblance of a mission town firmly established itself and grew to the proportions it is today. The Jesuits came so did the Recollects.
A host of other religious congregations (both male and female) followed suit and took residence in this forested mountain whose cool breeze and verdant sceneries primed them into contemplative unions with the Creator. Word spread. The laity from lower lands also wanted a share of this haven. More so when the famed image of the Blessed Virgin Mary sculpted from a dark hardwood of Mexico was permanently enshrined in Antipolo.
Soon enough a shrine (evolving to Cathedral stature through the years) was built for this venerated image to allow all believers to ventilate their aspirations to her. As more pilgrims came, many were enamored to take residence in this pleasant town and established services related to pilgrims' needs. The trek up continued. The population grew while services expanded to the level of being a city. By February 13, 1998, Antipolo was promulgated into a city when, then President Fidel V. Ramos signed its bill into law
Antipolo reaches out to its neighboring towns and cities from six points of its Circumferential Road: On the northwest, Tikling road winds down the Ortigas Avenue Extension leading to San Juan passing through Cainta and Pasig. Southwest, Cabrera St. flows to the Manila East Road connecting the City with Taytay. Heading South on Manuel L. Quezon Street takes one to the City's neighbors, Binangonan and Angono. Southeast the Sto. Nino St. links with Teresa, doorway to Baras, Morong and Pililia. Northwest, C. Lawis St. connects with Marcos Hi-way heading towards Tanay and Quezon. And North, the Sumulong National Hi-way runs all the way to Marikina where one can move on to San Mateo and Montalban or choose to turn left at Marcos Hi-way to head for Cubao, Quezon City.
Only 29 kms. from Metro Manila, the City can be accessed via the Ortigas Extension and Sumulong Hi-way via Marcos Hi-way. Public transportation allows easy commuting to and from the city. Buses, jeepneys and airconditioned FXs wait at terminals located at EDSA Central/Crossing or SM Megamall parking lot in Mandaluyong, Farmers' Market in Cubao, QC. and Ayala & Makati Stock Exchange parking Lots in Makati. In the City, tricycles with covered side seats are the popular form of transportation.
Major Income Sources: Agriculture, Services and Economic Enterprises
Tourist Destinations: Antipolo Cathedral, White Cross, Hinulugang Taktak, Boso-boso Church, Ynares Center and Over Looking, Mt. Purro Camp, Pacem Eco-Park, Touch of Glory Prayer Mount, Crescent Moon Gallery, Pinto Art Gallery
Special Events/Festivals: ANG TIPULO Festival, Alay Lakad, Maytime Festival, Kapitanes at Kapitanas
Address: Antipolo City Hall, M.L. Quezon St. cor. Carigma St., Brgy. San Roque, City of Antipolo
Phone: (02) 689-4500
Fax: (02) 689-4532