Monday, July 9, 2007

intro muna

Jalajala is a 5th class municipality in the province of Rizal, Philippines.

According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 23,280 people in 4,759 households.

It is on the largest lake in the Philippines Laguna de Bay. Jalajala is politically subdivided into 11 barangays.
  • Bagumbong
  • Bayugo
  • Second District (Pob.)
  • Third District (Pob.)
  • Lubo
  • Pagkalinawan
  • Palaypalay
  • Punta
  • Sipsipin
  • Special District (Pob.)
  • Paalaman

source : wikipedia

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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

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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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Google Map of Jalajala, Rizal (click)

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

the site is very interesting and educational. The writer knows the place very well.I am curios who is the writer, He seems to be very intelligent and articulate.My family originates from Jala jala rizal so I could understand what he is talking about. Kudos for the writer who puts Jala Jala on internet map.

Jalajala Rizal said...

salamat sa papuri. sana nga ay totoo ang sinabi mong "intelligent at articulate" hehehe

someone you dont like.. said...

writer.. i know who you are hehehe