It is on the largest lake in the Philippines Laguna de Bay. Jalajala is politically subdivided into 11 barangays.
- Second District (Pob.)
- Third District (Pob.)
- Special District (Pob.)
source : wikipedia
Jalajala is a peninsula located 75 km southeast of Manila. The Municipality of Jalajala is one of the lakeshore towns along Laguna de Bay. It lies on the eastern part of the Province of Rizal and has a land area of 4,930.000 hectares representing 3.77% of the total land area of the province . Jalajala’s political boundary on the north is the Panguil River, wherein it shares the boundary with the town of Pakil in Laguna. On its southern, eastern, and western boundaries lies the Laguna de Bay.
source : jalajala gov website
The genesis of the name Jalajala started from a legend. Punta, one of the present barangay was the seat of the early settlement later to be called "Halaan". During the summer months of April and May the shores of Punta along the Laguna de Bay was covered with a variety of shells locally known as Halaan. The natives, when asked by Spanish visitors "Como se llama este sitio?" replied "Halaan po" thinking that they were asking for the shell. The Spaniards on the other hand thinking it is the name of the place, began calling it "Halaan" which was later changed to Jalajala.
source : OTOP Phils.
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