Rizal Palawan Tourist Spots, History, Festival

Rizal is a 1st class coastal municipality of Palawan Province in Region IVB or Mimaropa, Philippines.

Municipal Hall of Rizal in Palawan
Municipal Hall of Rizal in Palawan (Credit: palawan-news.com)

Profile of Rizal Municipality (Geography)
Location –> Southern part of Palawan Province (See map below)
Neighboring Towns –> Quezon (northeast), Brooke’s Point (east), Bataraza (south)
Area –> 1,256.47 km2
Population –> 50,096 (2015 Census)
Revenue (2016) –> 239,797,081.51
Barangays –> 11
Terrain –> Mountainous with coastal plains
Industries –> Agriculture, Trading, Tourism
Major Products –> Fish, Rice, Corn, Coconut, Vegetables, Poultry, Handicraft, Home-made Food Items
People/Language –> Tagalog, Cebuano, Hiligaynon, English
Legislative District –> 2nd
Government Officials
Congressman –> Cyrille Abueg-Zaldivar
Mayor –> Otol Odi
Vice Mayor –> Norman S. Ong

History of Rizal

The town of Rizal was formerly called Tarumpitao Point which was then a part of Quezon Municipality. On April 14, 1983, it became an independent municipality be virtue of Batas Pambansa Blg. 386 with the name Marcos. On April 17, 1988, it was renamed Rizal in honor of the country’s National Hero Dr. Jose Rizal.

Economy of Rizal

Rizal is an agricultural town where rice, coconut and corn and fish are the major products.

Tourist Spots in Rizal

Singnapan Charcoal Petrographs
Mount Mantalingajan
Ilog-ilog River in Campong-ulay
Malambunga River in Punta Baja
Culasian Green Lagoon
White Sand Beaches in Punta Baja, Taburi, Latud & Canipaan

Festivals in Rizal

Tau’t Bato Festival

Map of Rizal Municipality in Palawan Province

See also: Profile of Mayor Otol Odi, Governor Jose Ch. Alvarez

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