Income Classification: 1st Class
Congressional District: 1st District
No. of Barangays: 7
Land Area: 26.81 sq. km.
Population (NSO, May 1, 2010): 311,845
Registered Voters (COMELEC, January 2010):
Newly Elected Local Officials (2016 Election)
The Municipality of Cainta is a first-class urban municipality in the Province of Rizal, Philippines. It is one of the oldest (originally founded in August 15,1571) and is the town with the second smallest land area of 26.81 km2 next to Angono with 26.22 km2. With a population of 311,845 inhabitants, Cainta is the second most populous municipality in the Philippines, per the 2010 Census of Population conducted by the National Statistics Office.
Cainta serves as the secondary gateway to the rest of Rizal Province from Metro Manila. It became one of the most urbanized towns due to its proximity to Manila. The Municipality is also known as Your Gateway to the East, Information Technology Capital of the Province of Rizal and Bibingka Capital of the Philippines
Was once a barrio of Binangonan; created as a pueblo in 1766 and became an independent Municipality in 1935 by the virtue of Executive Order 158, signed by then President Manuel L. Quezon, effective on January 1, 1935. Was believed to be the cradle of mythical beings such as nuno, sirena that underscore the rich history and culture of the town.
Then, was aptly named as “Angono”, said to be linked to “Ang Nuno”, a small-long bearded man living in the old balete tree situated in the town’s poblacion. It is home to the Angono Petroglyphs, the oldest known work of art in the Philippines. The birthplace of two great Filipino National Artists, Carlos “Botong” V. Francisco and Maestro Lucio D. San Pedro, National Artists for Visual Arts and Music, respectively.
The Municipality of Cainta is one of the fourteen municipalities of the Province of Rizal which is found east of Metro Manila. It is located in the Western confines of Rizal Province with the grids 14°31’28” to 14°38’38.5” north latitude and 121°05’36” to 121°09’08” east longitude. It shares boundaries with Marikina in the north, Antipolo in the east and Taytay in the south. The Municipality is sited to the east of Pasig City and to the north of Laguna Lake. Among all the municipalities of Rizal, Cainta has at present the smallest land area among the fourteen with only 1,019 hectares based on the National Statistics Office. Cainta is currently entangled in a boundary dispute battle in court involving the Municipalities of Antipolo and Taytay and Pasig City. Cainta is trying to reclaim a total land area of 4,299 hectares.
Major Income Sources: Native Delicacies, Manufacturing, Services
Tourist Destinations: Our Lady of Light Parish Church
Special Events/Festivals: Cenakulo and Penetencia during lenten season
Address: Municipal Hall, A. Bonifacio Avenue, Rosepack Compound, Brgy. Sto. Domingo, Cainta, Rizal
Phone: (02) 655-5409
Fax: (02) 696-2614