BRIEF HISTORY OF RIZAL

 

So many years ago, a placed called Maniway was a thick forestland inhabited by non-Christian natives called Subanos, or River people. Maniway venerates the memory of a beautiful village girl who hanged herself for her love, beside the creek. Maniway Creek still exist today running through the heart of the poblacion of Rizal.

History of the town of Rizal has its humble beginning in the little barrio of Tolon, the gateway towards the virgin forestland across Tolon River. The vast forestland spread from Maniway, Napilan, Mapang, Mitimos, Mabungog (Mabuhay), Sipaon, Towayan, Labana and Sacro. Later on, that vast land formed part of the territory of the municipality of Rizal. Tolon is situated along the boundary of Zamboanga and Misamis Occidental. Being the gateway to the vast public land across Tolon River, it was the first land occupied by Christian settlers who blazed the trail to farm new settlement, which became the different barrios of Rizal.

In 1937, Maniway thru the representation in the Council of Dapitan became a full pledged barrio and its name was changed to 'New Tolon'.

In 1950, a petition addressed to the then President Elpidio Quirino pleading for the creation of a town to be named Rizal in honor of our National Hero, Dr. Jose P. Rizal. New Tolon (Maniway) was the seat of the government and to comprise the barrios of Mapang, Mabuhay, Sipaon, Tolon, Napilan, Nangcaan, Birayan, Nasipang, Sebaca, Nangca, Marapong Diot, San Roque, Balatakan, Towayon, Narok, Sacro, New Carcar, Bombongan, Singaran, Labana and Salwagan. This petition was strongly endorsed by former Governor Sirapio Datoc of the province of Zamboanga.

On December 21, 1950, the president issued an Executive Order No. 385, creating the municipality of Rizal. The boundaries are as follows:

 

On the North by the limit of the Municipal Waters the municipality shall have, pursuant to section 2321 of the Revised Administrative Code; on the east by Zamboanga Misamis Occidental provincial boundary; on the south by the boundary of Dapitan and Dipolog; on the west by a straight line starting from M. B. M. No. 3 located at the intersection of longitude 123 30 E and latitude 8 25 N established by survey party No. 17-B of the Bureau of Lands running 4 15 E to Calubi Point at the intersection of longitude 123 31 E and latitude 8 38 N.

On January 2, 1951, the first appointed municipal officials of Rizal assumed office. They are:

Mayor Hon. Plaridel V. Medija  
Vice Mayor Hon. Alberto Canencia
Councilor Hon. Luis T. Capili 
Hon. Cornelio Butanas
Hon. Primitivo Magallanes
Hon. Servolo Campeceno
Municipal Secretary Mr. Gregorio Villas
Municipal Treasurer Mr. Ricardo Bergado
Chief of Police Mr. Pacifico Cagatan 
Municipal Judge Atty. Jesus Gal. Sarmiento

 

MUNICIPAL OFFICIALS

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Hon. Gabriel CATANE
Mayor
 


Hon. 
Perfecto CEBEDO
Vice Mayor
  

Councilors:

Roseller MANIGSACA
Eduardo TAYRUS
Marcial SABANDAL
Florentino MAH
Felix DESCALLAR
Lope ULANAG
Jaime LIGAN,
Sergio BUZARANG
Filex R. Albon, ABC Fed. Pres  
Stephen R. Yu,  SK Fed. Pres.

 

RIZAL SCHOOLS

Rizal District

Rizal CS

 

 

Damasing ES

 

 

La Esperanza

 

 

Mabuhay ES

 

 

Mapang I ES

 

 

Mapang II ES

 

 

Nangca ES

 

 

Nasipang ES

 

 

Rizaliana ES

 

 

Sebaca ES

 

 

Sipaon ES

 

 

Birayan ES

 

 

Nangcaan ES

 

 

New Dapitan

 

 

Nilabo ES

 

 

San Roque ES

 

 

Rizal NHS

The Rizalette

 

Sebaca NHS

Campus Watcher

 

Rizal Seventh Day Adventist ES

 

 

 

Xavier High School  
B. Aripal NHS
Colegio de San Francisco de Javier

  De Javier Veritas

De Javier

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Colegio de San Francisco Javier
GENERAL INFORMATION
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Rizal PNP Station

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Zamboanga del Norte: Municipality of Rizal
 
Rizal got its name from Dr. Jose P. Rizal, the Philippine national hero who was exiled by 
the nearby City of Dapitan.

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