Income Classification: 1st Class
Congressional District: 1st District
No. of Barangays: 5
Land Area: 3,880 has.
Population (NSO 2010): 288,956
Registered Voters (COMELEC, November 16, 2016): 132,491
Newly Elected Local Officials (2016 Election)
The word Taytay has many origins. It is believed that the name came from words like tayutay, hintay-hintay, and itay-itay which arose when the village or barangay was doing trade with Chinese traders as did other lake towns around Laguna de Bay. Chinese sailing vessels would dock at Manila Bay to conduct trade with the thriving barangays of Maynilad and Tondo and go up the Pasig River to do more barter trade with lakeshore towns looping Laguna de Bay.
Known as the "Woodworks and Garments Capital of the Philippines", the history of the Municipality of Taytay dates back to pre-Spanish times when this traditional community was ruled by a native chieftain and his wife, presumably as a distinct Pre-Hispanic barangay composed of 30 to 100 families.
On June 11, 1901, the province of Rizal was officially and legally created by virtue of an Act No. 137 by the First Philippine Commission, which at the time was acting as the unicameral legislative body in the island of Luzon.
The new province was composed of 26 municipalities, fourteen from the old Province of Manila (Las Piñas, Malabon, Makati, Parañaque, Mandaluyong, San Juan, Navotas, Muntinlupa, Taguig, Pateros, Pasig, Marikina, San Mateo, and Montalban); and 12 from the Politico-Militar District of Morong, (Angono, Baras, Binangonan, Cainta, Antipolo, Cardona, Jalajala, Morong, Pililla, Tanay, Taytay and Teresa). The seat of the provincial government was Pasig.
On November 7, 1975, by virtue of Presidential Decree No. 824, the 12 towns of Las Piñas, Parañaque, Muntinlupa, Taguig, Pateros, Makati, Mandaluyong, San Juan, Malabon, Navotas, Pasig and Marikina were incorporated into the newly formed Metro Manila Area thereby leaving the remaining 14 towns of San Mateo, Montalban, Cainta, Taytay, Angono, Antipolo, Binangonan, Teresa, Morong, Cardona, Tanay, Baras, Pililla and Jalajala to the Province of Rizal.
The Municipality of Taytay is situated in the western portion of the province with an absolute location of 14°34’24” north latitude and 121°07’48” east longitude. It shares political boundaries with Cainta in the north, Antipolo in the northeast, Pasig City in the northwest, Angono in the east and southeast, Taguig City in the southwest, and Laguna Lake in the south.
Major Income Sources: Wood works, Garments, Manufacturing, Retailing
Tourist Destinations: Club Manila East Resort, St. John The Baptist Parish, Christ the King Parish (Church in the Sky), Bahay Kawayan and Sweet Harmony
Special Events/Festivals: San Juan Paligo, Sunduan, Hamaka Festival, Feast of Saint Isidro Labrador, Feast of Muzon (Christ the King), Flores De Mayo, Feast of Virgin Mary and Barangay Dolores, Feast of Saint Joseph The Worker, Banak Festival (Barangay Sta. Ana)
Address: New Municipal Hall, Don Hilario Cruz Ave., Club Manila East Cmpd., Brgy. San Juan, Taytay, Rizal
Phone: (02) 284-4770
Fax: (02) 284-4779