Income Classification: 1st Class
Congressional District: 1st District
No. of Barangays: 40
Land Area: 7,270 has.
Population (NSO, May 1, 2010): 249,872
Registered Voters (COMELEC, January 2010): 126,980
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Binangonan is one of the fourteen municipalities of Rizal. It is triangular in shape and lies between the foothills of Sierra Madre Mountain and the northeastern part of Laguna de Bay. The Municipality is bounded on the north by Angono, on the east by Cardona, on the northeast by Morong and Teresa and on the southeast by Laguna de Bay. The Municipality is composed of the mainland and a half of Talim Island. The mainland portion is on the western side of Sierra Madre extending to the middle portion of Laguna de Bay. Talim Island, on the other hand, is divided between Cardona, the eastern side and Binangonan, the western side. Diablo Pass or Navotas Strait separates the Island from the mainland.
According to the records of Huerta Cavada, Binangonan, originally a visita of Morong, was separated and became independent parish in 1621. Another version stated, however, that Binangonan was separated from Morong in 1737. Binangonan was first under the ecclesiastical administration of the Franciscans. A treaty between the Franciscans and the Jesuits in 1679 assigned Binangonan to the latter in exchange of the former dominion over Baras. After 18 years, the Jesuits transferred their power over Binangonan to the Calced Augustinians in 1697. Forty years later, the Calced Augustinians restored it back to the Franciscans in 1731.
In 1766, the Superior Gobierno licensed Angono as an independent parish separating it from Binangonan. Angono’s ecclesiastical activities were placed under the care of the secular clergy. In 1835, Binangonan was separated from the Province of Laguna and incorporated in the newly created Districts de los Mateo, later on renamed Distrito Politico Militar de Morong.On August 6, 1898, the natives of Binangonan joined the revolutionary government of General Emilio Aguinaldo against the Spanish rule.
Under the American regime, Binangonan became an independent municipality under General Order No. 40 of March 29, 1900. On June 11, 1901, Act No. 137 of the Philippine Commission incorporated this town with the newly created Province of Rizal. Binangonan temporarily lost independence when it was combined with Morong, Baras and Cardona by virtue of Act. No. 942 in 1903.
Act. No. 948 of November 6, 1903 restored independence to Binangonan and made Angono a part of Binangonan again. On January 1, 1939, Angono was made an independent town and part of the Province of Rizal.
The town is approximately situated twenty four (24) kilometers east of the Provincial Capitol of Rizal. The seat of government is located in Barangay Calumpang along the Manila East Road and approximately six (6) kilometers after the boundary of Angono and five (5) kilometers from Cardona. Binangonan has a total land area of Seven Thousand Two Hundred Seventy (7,270) hectares. The area of the mainland is 5,820.55 hectares while Talim Island is 1,449.45 hectares. Binangonan ranks the fifth biggest in the province in terms of area.
About 65% of Binangonan areas have hilly terrain while the rest are enerally plain. The highest peak is 750 meters above the sea level. There are seven barangays with slopes ranging from 0-3 degrees; eight barangays with 3-8; fifteen barangays with 8-18; and nine barangays with 18-30. The main mountain range is the Sierra Madre. In Talim Island, the mountainous peaks are the Susong Dalaga in the center and the Dolores Hill in the southernmost part. There are four islets namely: Bunga, Malahi, Pulong Gitna and Pulong Ithan.
Major Income Sources: Commercial and Service Centers, Agriculture and Fisheries
Tourist Destinations: The Kalbaryo in Libid, Sta Ursula Parish, Simbang Bato, Binangonan Petroglyphs, Puente Del Diablo, Eastridge Golf Club, Thunderbird Resorts, Vicente Manansala Shrine, Binangonan Recreation & Conference Center, Talim Island, Marian Hill
Special Events/Festivals: Binalayan Festival
Address: Municipal Hall, Calumpang, Binangonan, Rizal
Phone: (02) 652-0163
Fax: (02) 652-0163