Rizal, Palawan (History, Barangays, General Information)

Rizal is a 2nd class municipality in the province of Palawan, Philippines. According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 31,745 people in 6,916 households.

Brief History
Rizal was formerly Barrio Tarampitao Point of Quezon
It became a separate municipality called Marcos on April 1983 by virtue of Batas Pambansa No. 386. On April 1988, it was renamed after national hero Jose P. Rizal by virtue of Republic Act No. 6652.

Rizal is politically subdivided into 11 barangays.

  • Bunog
  • Campong Ulay
  • Candawaga
  • Canipaan
  • Culasian
  • Iraan
  • Latud
  • Panalingaan
  • Punta Baja
  • Ransang
  • Taburi

General Information
Area (sq. kms.): 1,259.15
Population (2000): 31,745
No. of Barangays: 11 (all coastal)
Income Class:Second
District: Second
Zip Code:
Area Code: 048

Festivals
April – foundation day
May 13 (Our Lady of Fatima)

Sources:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rizal,_Palawan
http://www.biyahero.net/index.php?option=com_sobi2&sobi2Task=sobi2Details&catid=50&sobi2Id=823&Itemid=56