Income Classification: 5th Class
Congressional District: 3rd District
No. of Barangays: 11
Land Area: 2,790 has.
Registered Voters (COMELEC, January 2016): 11,615
Newly Elected Local Officials (2016 Election)
The Municipality of Rizal, a 5th class municipality, is a predominantly agriculture community. Many, however, are engaged in candy and/or bread making industries. Literacy rate is very high at 97.71% as of 2014. This is due to extensive and continuous campaign for education of concerned agencies. People have high regards for education, are hospitable and hardworking individuals. Our LGU has placed the development of our tourism industry as high priority believing that tourism will be a major contributor in improving the living condition of the people. TheTayak Nature, Adventure and Wildlife Parkis now a preferred tourism destination attracting both local and foreign touristsproviding more income generating opportunities to our local folks. The municipality is 25 km. away from the provincial capital (Sta. Cruz) and 99 km. away from Manila via San Pablo City.
The Municipality of Rizal was formerly a barrio of Nagcarlan, Laguna called Barrio Pauli from the word “Pauli-uli” or moving back and forth, after the wandering creeks flowing circuitously around the barrio. In 1912, Barrio Pauli obtained its municipal status with Pedro Urrea, Sr. as its Municipal President. It then became Municipality of Rizal, named after our national hero. However, because of the inability of the municipal officials to provide the basic needs for the operation of the local government, the administration of Rizal was returned and became Barrio Rizal of Nagcarlan, Laguna once again. On December 19, 1918, Acting Gov. General Charles E. Yeather issued an Executive Order #58 separating Barrio Rizal from Nagcarlan and reorganizing it into an independent municipality with eight (8) barrios. This E.O. took effect on January 1, 1919. After its creation, Fortunato Arban and Agustin Vista were temporarily appointed until they were elected during the first election in 1919 as Municipal President and Vice Municipal President, respectively.
Rizal is located at the geographical coordinates of 07* latitude and 135.5* longitude at a mean declination of 06*E at annual magnetic change of 1* easterly. It is bounded on the north by Calauan, Laguna, on the east by Nagcarlan, Laguna, on the west by San Pablo City and on the south by Dolores, Quezon.
Major Income Sources: Services
Tourist Destinations: Tayak Nature, Adventure and Wildlife Park, Landing Point, Rizal Recreation Center, Tala Hotel, Resort and Restaurant, Zen Resort, Splash Mansion Resort, Mhikzerlle Resort and Function House, Teraza Verde Resort and Senior Citizens’ Bottle Building
Special Events/Festivals: Kalikasiyahan Festival & Rizal Day Celebration
Address: Municipal Bldg., Rizal Avenue, Brgy. West Poblacion, Rizal, Laguna
Phone: (049) 521-0672
Fax: (049) 521-0672