Income Classification: 3rd Class
Congressional District: 2nd District
No. of Barangays: 18
Land Area: 1,927.30 has.
Population (NSO, May 1, 2010): 47,414
Registered Voters (COMELEC, January 2016): 26,614
Newly Elected Local Officials (2016 Election)
As a lakeshore town, Cardona is gifted with the abundant resources from the lake. Its economy grew fast in the early 1970’s where the fish propagation through Gintong Ani was pioneered in its territorial waters (Laguna Lake). From then, the town has been known for its fish catch hauled through the Cardona Municipal Fish Port. Fish distributors from as far as Quezon, Bulacan and Pangasinan come here for fishing business. Upon noticing this potential, the Philippine Fisheries Development Authority has funded the improvement of the fish port covering the eastern part of Luzon through the efforts of the then Mayor Bernardo F. San Juan.
Oral folklore tells how the name “Cardona” was derived from the Spanish word “caldo” referring to a native rice broth. Supposedly a stranger walking through the street of the town from native, who at that time was enjoying a bowl of hot “caldo”. Thinking that the Stanger was inquiring as to what he was eating, the native answered “Caldo”.
It is belived that the town of Cardona was founded in 1854 during Spanish Regime. It was formerly known as “Sapao” a visita founded to honor a miraculous painting of the “Nuestra Senora del Rosario” which was then housed in the Church Morong. In 1855, Cardona become a town and its boundaries were set in 1857. In June 1901, Cardona formed part of the newly created Province of Rizal through Act 137 promulgated by the Phillipines Commission. In 1903, Act annexed Cardona, to the Municipality of Morong.
Eleven years after, in 1914, Executive Order 108 issued by Governor General Francis Burton Harrison established Cardona as an independent municipality.
Located in the Province of Rizal some 42km east southeast of Manila. It is bounded in the north by the town of Morong in the west by the town of Binangonan and in the south and east by Laguna de Bay, it lays 14º2’ latitude and 121°14’ longitude.
Major Income Sources: Fishing
Tourist Destinations: Kuhala Bay Resort, Cardona’s Rock Garden, Puting Krus, Toothbrush Island, Cardona Heroe's Park, Mount Tagapo ˗ the highest peak in Talim
Special Events/Festivals: Sapao-an Festival, Fluvial Parade, Cardona Town Fiesta, Pista ng Arkong Kawayan/ Bamboo Arc Festival
Address: Municipal Hall, Rizal St., Brgy. Real, Cardona, Rizal
Phone: (02) 571-3762
Fax: (02) 213-5057