Income Classification: 2nd Class
Congressional District: 2nd District
No. of Barangays: 8
Land Area: 4,865 has.
Population (NSO, May 1, 2010): 52,194
Registered Voters (COMELEC, May 2016): 35,269
Newly Elected Local Officials (2016 Election)
Morong is also known for having education as its priority- "Una Ang Education" (Education First), that is why during the early 70's and early 90's, it became the center of education. Students from different places mostly in the nearby towns of Rizal would come and study in Morong.
Morong was considered the province before it was called Rizal. Its original name was Politico Militar Distrito de Morong, which included the towns that make up present-day Rizal Province. On January 16, 1572, Captain Juan Maldonado, a trusted officer under Martin de Goiti, a Deputy of Miguel Lopez de Legaspi, came to a thriving community by a river while leading a Spanish contingent exploring the areas East of Manila. They named the community, Moron, after a township in Spain. This happened almost a year after Martin De Goit occupied Manila after routing the forces of Rajah Soliman (Sulayman).
The Spaniards found an organized community along both banks of the river but outlying settlements/barangays was in conflict with each other. The barangays were subjugated and the natives Christianized starting1578 by Franciscan missionaries Juan de Placencia and Diego de Oropesa. They constructed chapels (visitas) attached to a bigger settlement to allow religious and civil administration. Later, this settlement was converted into a pueblo which they called Pueblo de Moron. The letter "g" was added to Moron as years passed. Baras, Tanay, Pililia, Cardona, Binangonan and Teresa were the visitas under Pueblo de Morong. Pueblo de Morong was made the provincial capital of the Franciscan Order at that time. The visita of Pilang separated from Morong and became the independent town of Pililia. Binangonan followed in 1621.
Morong is situated along the coastal plains of Laguna De bay and is nested by the foothills of the Sierra Madre Mountains. Geographically, it is located at 124°57’ longtitude and at 140°50’ latitude, and occupies a land area of 4,856 hectares orb48.56 square kilometers. It is bounded on the north-northeast by Baras, east-southeast by Tanay and Laguna de Bay south by Cardona, west-southwest by Binangonan and west by Angono and north by Teresa.
Major Income Sources: Farming, Fishing, Commercial and Service Centers
Tourist Destinations: Uugong Park, St. Jerome’s Parish Church, Old Municipal Building (Commandancia)
Special Events/Festivals: Town Fiesta (1st Sunday of February), Feast of St. Jerome (September 30) and Tomas Claudio Day (May 7)
Address: Municipal Hall, Sitio Paglabas, Barangay San Pedro, Morong, Rizal
Phone: (02) 451-2773
Fax: (02) 451-2773