Cainta

 

Cainta

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)

Position
Mayor
Vice-Mayor
Councilor
Councilor
Councilor
Councilor
Councilor
Councilor
Councilor
Councilor
LNB President
Local Official
Atty. Johnielle Keith P. Nieto
Sofia S. Velasco
Lincoln M. Felix
Allan G. Tajuna
Sitti Ruina K. Ferriols
Ma. Charis Kay S. Ilagan
Butch Tolentino
Ace B. Servillion
Gilberto L. Igtiben
Edwin F. Cruz
Jesus J. Santos
Political Party
Nationalist People's Coalition
Nationalist People's Coalition
Nationalist People's Coalition
Nationalist People's Coalition 
Nationalist People's Coalition 
Nationalist People's Coalition
Nationalist People's Coalition 
Nationalist People's Coalition 
Nationalist People's Coalition 
Nationalist People's Coalition 
 
Term
2nd 
2nd 
1st 
2nd 
1st 
1st 
3rd 
3rd 
3rd 
2nd 
3rd 

 


About:
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

Historical Background:
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.

Geographic Location:
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

Contact Information:
Address: Municipal Hall, A. Bonifacio Avenue, Rosepack Compound, Brgy. Sto. Domingo, Cainta, Rizal
Phone: (02) 655-5409
Fax: (02) 696-2614
Email Address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website: http://www.cainta.gov.ph


Programs Portal

            

         LGU 201 Profile   

            

 
Knowledge Products
 
DILG Intranet

     DILG GovMail     DILG Central Intranet     DILG IV-A Records Tracking System