Income Classification: 1st Class
Congressional District: 2nd District
No. of Barangays: 19
Land Area: 33,466 has.
Population (NSO, 2010): 98,879
Registered Voters (COMELEC, January 2016): 62,556
Newly Elected Local Officials (2016 Election)
Tanay is one of the thirteen (13) towns and one (1) component city which comprise Rizal. Consisting at present of nineteen (19) barangays, It is characterized by three ecosystems: urban (7 brgys), upland (10 brgys) and lakeshore ecosystem (4 brgys, with 2 lakeshore barangays also in the urban ecosystem).
Tanay is a major commercial and trading center in eastern Rizal. Its large public market attracts consumers and traders from neighboring towns in Rizal and even in Laguna and Quezon provinces. It has vast tracts of agricultural lands and is thus envisioned in the Rizal Provincial Framework Plan as a major source of agricultural products, particularly fruits and vegetables, for the province and Metro Manila. Major government institutions are located at this town, foremost of which are the 2nd Infantry Division of the Philippine Army (Camp General Mateo Capinpin, Home of the Jungle Fighter), the main campus of the University of Rizal System, and the National Soil and Water Resources Research Center for Upland Areas of the Bureau of Soils and Water Management.
Long before the coming of the Spaniards, Tanay was already settled by early Indonesian and Malay voyagers. Artifacts dug up attest to the existence of these early settlements. Not long after the conquest and subjugation of Manila and the surrounding lake areas by Salcedo in 1571, Franciscan missionaries arrived to Christianize the inhabitants of what is now Morong-Pililia area. From Morongan, the priest administered Tanay and other visitas (chapel villages) and ranches. In 1583, both Morong and Pililia were created as separate towns with Tanay forming part of Pililia.
Tanay became an independent town in 1606. By 1620, it was transferred to San Antonio, now appropriately called Inalsan and TandangKutyo. Twenty years later, the town transferred to a new site (more or less the present one) when the Chinese, during one of their revolts, had burned San Antonio and the old town area. It was then in 1662 that the Daraitan Chapel was constructed by the missionaries. Its remnants have been preserved at its old place. About a century later in 1773, construction of the now-famous Tanay Church was begun with the use of forced labor. It was finished ten years later.
Tanay members of the Katipunan fought valiantly during the revolution against Spain. The town was the headquarters of the second military area of the Philippine Revolutionary Government under Emilio Aguinaldo. When the Philippine-American war broke out and the American forces invaded the lake towns and captured Antipolo, the seat of the revolutionary government was moved to Tanay. During the Japanese occupation, several guerilla groups sprang in Rizal towns, Tanay prominently included. These bands of patriots, most famous of which are the Hunter’s ROTC and Marking’s Guerillas, bravely fought the Japanese. Tanay was liberated in March 1945.
Today, Tanay is one of the thirteen towns and one component city which comprise the province of Rizal. It is the major agricultural and commercial center of eastern Rizal.
The town of Tanay lies at the foot of the Sierra Madre Mountain with bearings of 14 degrees, 30 minutes North Latitude and 121 degrees, 17 minutes East Longitude. It is 57 Kilometers away from the City of Manila. It is bounded on the north by the towns of Antipolo, Baras, Teresa and Montalban, Rizal; on the east by Quezon Province, on the South by Sta. Maria, Laguna and Pililla, Rizal and on the West by Laguna de Bay.
Major Income Sources: Agriculture, Trade and Commerce
Tourist Destinations: Daranak Falls, Tanay Church, San Ildefonso Parish Church, Regina RICA, Masungi Karst Conservation Area, Daraitan River, Tinipak Rock, Kinabuan Falls, Calinawan Cave, Parola/Lakeshore Lighthouse, Bukal Chapel (Holy Cross Chapel), Grotto, Camp Capinpin, Kalinawan Cave, Sangab Cave, Mount Irid, Tanay Park, Padre Pio de Alta Vista, Joseph Estrada Resort, Pranjetto Resort and Conference Center, Sierra Madre Hotel, Bakasyunan, Ten Cents to Heaven, Harana Farms, Sampaloc Inn, Tanay Hills and Coffee Beanery, Sacramento Valley Resort, Tanay Adventure Camp, Momarco Resort, Don Pedro’s Inn, Villa Rosita Penaranda, EPIC Park
Special Events/Festivals: SRodeo Festival (January), Tanay Town Fiesta (January), Concert at the Park (February), Flores de Mayo/Santa Cruzan (May), Fruits Festival (May), St. Jude Thaddeus Feast (October), Hane Festival (November), Trail Running (all-year round)
Address: Municipal Hall, MH Del Pilar, Brgy. Plaza Aldea, Tanay, Rizal
Phone: (02) 655-5477