Anti-crime project ng Angono PNP, irerekomenda kay Pangulong Duterte

Ulat ni Elida Bianca Marcial
Correspondent
September 19, 2017; Martes, 9:18AM

Ipinahayag kahapon, Lunes, September 18, 2017 ni Rizal Police Provincial Director Police Senior Supt. Albert Ocon na ang anti-crime project ng Angono ang magiging modelo nito sa buong rehiyon at ipepresenta niya ito bilang template kay Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte.

“Ito pong bayan ng Angono ang kauna-unahang nagkaroon ng programang ito para sa ikatutupad ng Community Mobilization Program o CMP kaya nga po ito aking nirerekumenda sa ating regional director,” wika ni Ocon sa ginawang pledge of commitment program tungkol sa nasabing project.

Ginanap ito sa liwasang bayan ng Angono kung saan dumalo at naging panauhin sina Angono Mayor Gerry Calderon, mga konsehal, at opisyales ng iba’t ibang civil society and religious groups.

“Ipepresent din natin ito kay Pangulong Duterte sa mga darating na araw bilang pagsuporta sa pagsugpo sa illegal na droga at mga krimen sa bansa,” dagdag pa ni Ocon.

Ang CMP, ayon kay provincial police community relations head P/Supt. Ruben Piquero, ay aksyon ng kapulisan tungo sa kaayusan ng lugar na naglalayong maturuan at maging vigilant ang mamamayan.

“Nagfo-form tayo ng community na minomobilize within their group. Binubuo sila upang labanan ang would be intruders, kung may magwawala, sila rin yung magkokontrol.

In short, may components ito ng peace and order so sila yung huhuli then ituturn over sa barangay or dinadala sa police station para masampahan ng kaso so ito po ang pinaka-konsepto ng community mobilization program,” paliwanag ni Piquero.

Dagdag pa ni Piquero na dating nadestino rin sa Angono bilang police chief, may dalawang component ang CMP at ito ang social investigation at individual investigation.

“Yung community social investigation, yung mga bahay yung status ng mga nakatira diyan aalamin, ano ba klase ang naninirahan diyan, pangalawa ay iyong individual social investigation, ito iyong sa isang household na hinahanap kung sino yun magulang, ilan yung anak ano yun trabaho ng tatay ng nanay at ilan yung nanggagaling sa labas,” wika ni Piquero.

Sa pagsuporta naman ni Mayor Gerry Calderon sa programa ng Angono Police, lubos ang pasasalamat ni Angono police chief Agusin.

Nabanggit ni Agusin na naiorient na nila ang sampung barangay ng Angono kaugnay ng CMP.

“Binigyang diin natin dito na mahalagang sugpuin ang droga at krimen sa bawat komunidad. Pinapasalamatan ko ang lahat ng sumuporta sa programa. Ito ay para mapanatili ang kaayusan at ang peace and order,” wika ni Agusin.

 

“Hukay Ilog” at “Zero Basura,” malaking dahilan kung bakit hindi umapaw ang Angono River noong bagyong #MaringPH

Ni Elida Bianca Marcial 
Correspondent
Angono Public Information Office
September 15, 2017; Biyernes, 2:15PM

Ang Hukay Ilog na programa ng pamahalaang bayan ng Angono ay ang naisip na solusyon ni Mayor Gerry Calderon upang ang pagbaha sa Angono ay maiwasan.

“Itong hukay ilog ay ginagawa po natin at nag-iinvest po talaga tayo diyan mula upland hanggang low land para po sa ganun ay ma-contain o yung carrying capacity ng volume ng tubig na manggaling sa upland, umuulan man o hindi,” paliwanag ni Mayor Calderon sa kaniyang live video noong Martes, September 12, 2017.

Ayon pa kay Mayor Gerry, ang pagbaha sa kasagsagan ng bagyong #MaringPh ay dahil lamang sa daming ng ibinagsak na ulan sa bayan.

“Sa masigasig at masikap na mapahukay ang mga ilog ng Angono, hindi naging agaran ang pag-apaw nito at sa maulang panahon o bagyo,” wika ng punongbayan.

Kaugnay ng Hukay Ilog, ayon pa kay Mayor Gerry, ang Zero Basura Program ay isa sa naging susi para maiwasan ang mga baradong kanal na maaari ring maging sanhi ng pagbaha sa bayan.

Sa naging pahayag ni Mayor Calderon, inulan ito ng papuri sa naging aksyon ng pamahalaan lalo na sa paghuhukay ng ilog.

“Bagamat nkaka bahala po kanina ang pagtaas ng tubig sa ilog…ako po’y medyo natutuwa rin sa aking nkita dahil wala ako nakitang mga basura at kuyagot n naanod..kitang kita ang malaking improvement sa ating bayan…epektibo po ang zero basura mo mayor…” comment ng isang netizen sa live video ni Mayor Gerry.

Dagdag naman ni Sir Albert delos Santos: “Congrats mayor gerry.nagikot ako at nakita ko si Kap bobet at konsehal Jeri mae.bryan at Bernie balagtas na tumutulong saneeds ngkanilang barangay nanasasakupsan.keep moving.”

“Ipagpatuloy ang kaunlaran ng ating bayan dahil sau walang bha sa sa Angono..salamat po mayor..” wika ni Peter Diaz.

“Keep safe everyone !! salamat po mayor at nakikita po nmin na tlagang d nyo po kmi pnapabayaan tnx god for having a mayor like u !! godspeed,” wika ni Christina Teta Terce sa kanyang comment.

May mga kababayan din sa abroad ang bumati sa alkade para sa mga programa nito na epektibo sa panahon ng sakuna.

May mangilan-ngilan din ang nagsuhestiyon o nagparating ng kanilang mga concern kagaya na lamang ng ang paligian pagbaha sa Dona Nieves sa Brgy, San Vicente na kaagaran hiningan ng aksyon ayon sa isang netizen.

Labis-labis ang pagpapasalamat ng mga tao sa agarang aksyon ni Mayor Calderon at ang pagpatuloy na pag-aksyon sa pangangailangan nito.

Agad umikot sa evacuation centers sina Konsehal Jeri Mae Calderon kasama sila Kapitan Bernie Balagtas at Kapitan Bobet Sison sa Brgy. Kalayaan at Brgy. San Roque. Ganundin ang mga taga-Angono DSWD na sina Ma’am Luisita Vestra at G. Felino ‘Boy’ Perez.

Nasa 55 na pamilya o 231 na indibidwal ang nag-evacuate sa limang evacuation centers noong kasagsagan ni Maring.

Naianunsyo rin kaagad ni Mayor Calderon ang suspension ng klase noong Miyerkules. 

Cong. Jack Duavit, nagbigay ng trabaho sa 123 Angono eco-warriors

Ulat ni Elida Bianca Marcial 
Correspondent
Angono Public Information Office
September 15, 2017; Biyernes, 1:38PM

Dumalo sa orientation ang 123 beneficiaries ng Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa ating Disadvantage/Displaced Workers (TUPAD) na ginanap kahapon, Huwebes, September 14, 2017 sa Angono Municipal Hall.

Ang proyekto ay bilang tulong ni Mayor Gerry Calderon sa mga BUSILAK volunteers na hindi sapat ang kinikita kung kaya’t sila ang napili para sa nasabing programang ito.

Ang BUSILAK ay tumutukoy sa BUhayin Sapa, Ilog, LAwa at Karagatan na pangunahing proyekto ni Rizal Governor Rebecca ‘Nini’ Ynares.

Pinangangasiwaan ang TUPAD program ng Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) sa ilalim ng DOLE Intergrated Livelihood and Emergency Employment Program at ng Angono Public Employment Service Office.

Layunin ng TUPAD na tulungan ang mahihirap na mabigyan ng kabuhayan o emergency employment upang matugunan ang kanilang pangangailangan.

Ang orientation ay pinasiyaan ni Ms. Vicky Natanawuan ng DOLE Provincial Office ng Rizal.

Ipinaliwanag ni Ms. Vicky sa mga benepisyaryo na sa TUPAD, ang mga nasabing benepisyaryo ay may 28 na araw na magtatrabaho na may minimum wage na sweldo (P342.50) bawat araw.

Ang pondo ng program ay nagmula kay Cong. Jack Duavit at iniimplement ang programa bilang assistance sa BUSILAK volunteers.

Ang bawat DOLE Regional Offices ang responsable upang maibaba ito sa bawat local government units.

Ang mga benepisyaryo nito ay nagmula sa Brgy. Poblacion Ibaba, San Vicente at Kalayaan.

Maaalala na ang BUSILAK volunteers ay ang nagsisilbing Eco-Warriors ng pamahalaang bayan.

Municipal Departments

Municipal Agriculture Office

OIC: Alejandro T. Medina, DVM, Municipal Veterinarian, Supervisor Angono Public Market

Services: Seedling Distribution, Anti-Rabies Vaccination and Marriage Counselling

Contact number: (02) 706-6701

Address:

 

Angono Public Market

Market Master: Luis Hernandez

Services: Renewal of Lease Contract, Application for Transfer of Rights to Lease Stall, Payment of Rentals and Other Obligations and Request for Product Promo

Contact number: 651-0956, 584-9165

Address:

 

Municipal Treasurer

In-Charge of Office: Eva Dolores Rivera

Services: Issuance of Community Tax Certificate (CEDULA), Assessment and Collection of Real Property Taxes, Acceptance of Miscellaneous Fees, Payment of Salaries, Wages, Financial Assistance and Notice of Payment Real Property Tax

Contact number: 470-0567, 651-0080

Address: Ground floor, Municipal Building

 

Municipal Assessor

In-Charge of Office: Herbert H. Vocalan

Services: Issuance of Certified Copy of Tax Declaration, Issuance of Certification of No-Improvement, Issuance of Certification of Property Holdings, No-Property Holdings, and No-Revision, Issuance of Tax Declaration for: Simple Transfer of Ownership; Real Property Declared for the First Time; Re-assessment of Real Property;  Reclassification of Real Property; Discovery of Real Property,  Re-assessment/reclassification of Land and Improvement, Discovery of Improvement&improvement Declared for the First Time, Reproduction  of Tax Map and or Issuance of Property Index Number (PIN)

Contact number: 451-0189

Address: Ground floor, Municipal Building

 

Municipal Library

Head: Elaine Santiago

Services: Reference Service Research and Reference Service- Lending of Reading Materials and Reference Items

Contact number: 651-3152

Address: Beside the Municipal Building

 

Municipal Social Welfare and Development Office

Head: Luisita Vestra, RSW and Felino V. Perez

Services: Provisions of Aid to Individuals in Crisis Situation (AICS), Issuance of Endorsement and Referral Letter to Other Institutions, Provision for Medical Assistance Program (MAP), Pre-marriage Counseling (PMC), Assistance to Persons With Disabilities (PWD), Case Management for Children in Conflict With the Law (CICL), Case Management for Sexually Abused and Prostituted Children, Case Management for Street Children, Community Advocacy on the Prevention of Abuse to  Women and Children, Issuance of Certificate of Indigency, Issuance of Parental Capability Assessment Report (PCAR), Case Management for Local Adoption, Issuance of Solo Parent Identification Card, Issuance of Certificate of Guardianship, Assistance to Victim of VAWC and Assistance to Elderly Recipient of Social Pension

Contact number: (632) 706-6145

Address: At the back of Municipal Building, URS-Angono building

 

Business Permit and Licensing Office

Head: Reynaldo Tan

Services: Issuance of Business Permit – New, Issuance of Business Permit – Renewal and Issuance of Occupational Permit

Contact number: 451-1259

Address: Ground floor, Municipal Building

 

Municipal Health Office

Head: Dr. Jose Lozo, MD, CPAFP

Services: Family Planning Services, Immunization Services, Maternal and Child Care, Medical Consultation, Provisions for the Prevention  and Control of Communicative Disease, Sanitary Permit to Operate, Issuance of Health Certificate, Permit to Transfer, Burial, Cremation of Cadaver and Death Certificate, Dental Services and Laboratory Services

Contact number: (02) 650-5792

Address: P. Tolentino St. Brgy. San Isidro Angono, Rizal

 

Office of the Mayor

Head: Hon. Gerardo V. Calderon, M.P.A

Chief of Staff: Clodualdo Alan Maniaol

Services: Issuance of Mayor’s Clearance, Securing Employment Recommendation, Medical Assistance and Medicine Distribution, Municipal Indigency Program (MIP), Provision of Financial Assistance, Providing Transportation Assistance and Providing Information Assistance & Requests

Contact number: (632) 651- 3986 and 451-1033

Address: Second floor, Municipal Building

 

 

Municipal Civil Registrar

 

Head: Manuel Mañosca

Services: Registering Birth and Issuance of Certificate of Live Birth (COLB), Petition for Correction of Clerical Error Under R.A. 9048 and R.A. 10172, Registering Issuance of Death Certificate, Issuance of Marriage License, Registering Marriage Certificates, Issuance of Certified True Transcription Copies of Births, Deaths and Marriages and NSO Copy of Documents Through BREQS

Contact number: (632) 661-3675

Address: At the back of Municipal Building, URS-Angono Building

 

 

Public Employment and Services Office

Head: Joulhlan S. Aralar

Contact number: 706-6153

Address: At the back of Municipal Building, URS-Angono Building

 

Human Resources and Management Office

Head: Lina M. Intalan

Contact number: 651-3986

Address: At the back of Municipal Building, URS-Angono Building

 

Public Information Office

Head: John Robert R. Ducabo

Address: Mayor’s Office

 

Municipal Legal Office

Head: Atty. Peter S. Castillo II

Contact number: 661-3676

Address: Beside the Fire Station

 

Land Management Office

Head: Ma. Beatriz Liza Unidad

Contact number: 

Address

 

Municipal Environmental and Natural Resources Office

Head: Clodualdo Alan Maniaol

Contact number: 661-5654

Address: 

 

Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office

Head: Engr. Arnold F. Piñon

Contact number: 806-1867

Address: Beside Angono Gymnasium

 

Municipal Operations Control Center

Head: Fernan C. Villanueva

Contact number: 

Address

 

Municipal Tourism, Culture and the Arts Office

Head: John Robert R. Ducabo

Contact number: 8661-3646

Address: Beside the Municipal Building

 

Municipal Accountant Office

Head: Sylvia T. Ibañez

Contact number: 451-1963

Address: Second floor, Municipal Building

 

Municipal Budget Office

Head: Zenaida S. Bacani

Contact number: 451-0544

Address: Second floor, Municipal Building

 

Municipal Engineering Office

Head: Engr. Emilnor B. Pasion

Contact number: 651-3155

Address: Ground floor, Municipal Building

 

Municipal Planning and Development Coordinator

Head: Nancy I. Unidad

Contact number: 661-3675

Address: Ground floor, Municipal Building

 

B.U.B

Head: Olive Parajilla

Contact number:

Address:

 

Municipal Cooperative and Development Office

Head: Adonis Calilim

Contact number: 781-6873

Address: Beside the Angono Gymnasium

 

General Service Office

Head: Clodualdo Alan Maniaol

Contact number: 806-1268

Address:

 

 

KKK/OSCA

Head: Carmelita C. Bartolome

Contact number: 661- 5654

Address: Beside the Angono Gymnasium

 

PSO

Executive Coordinator: Reynaldo M. Tan

Contact number: 451-0537, 0921-291-4441

Address: Beside the Angono Gymnasium

 

CSU

Head: Edwin Saguinsin

Contact number: 451-0537, 0921-291-4441

Address: Beside the Angono Gymnasium

 

MTFRO

Head: Rosauro D. Bautista

Contact number: 

Address: Beside the Angono Gymnasium

 

TMG

Head: Jose Lipio

Contact number: 

Address:

 

Person with Disability Affairs Office

Head: Bayani Vitor and Amormio Vitor

Contact number:

Address: Beside the Angono Gymnasium

 

Brief Profile

 

The name “Angono”(pronounce as either ‘A-ngo-no’ or ‘Ang-go-no) stems from various story sources. One such story describes the area of Angono as abundant in fish and animal life, with perennial grass and virgin forests, but infested with crocodiles.

 

The Spaniards who went there found a village of huts, consisting of 50 families and ruled by a Datu Biga. The Datu’s dwelling was located on a hilltop, a place that still presently bears his name “Biga”. Natives refer to their datu as “Ang Puno” or “Ang Uno,” which was carried on with the Spaniards, also attributing it to the place where the Datu and his followers resided.

 

Compared to other lakeshore settlements, Angono was seldom mentioned when the Spaniards came to the Philippines, suggesting that it was populated less than those which figured in historical documents.

 

Thus, it was to Cainta where Captain Juan de Salcedo started his pacification campaign of the lake region in 1571. Natives from other settlements nearby reinforced the defenders of Cainta, probably, some of them were from Angono.  The natives were called “Moros,” suggesting the early stages of Islamization just as Lakandula and Sulayman were.

 

With the area pacified, Angono progressed as a “visita” starting in 1575. It was then one of the twelve “visitas” in the vicinity of Pasig, which was the mother parish. Turning to documents on descriptions of how lake-settlements looked like, a priest-historian, Father Pedro Chirino, described the lake region in 1603 as one of the most remarkable places in the world.

 

Other mother parish successively administered the “visita” of Angono. After Pasig, it was a “visita” of Taguig, then Morong, and finally Binangonan. When Angono was a “visita” of Binangonan sometime in 1737, both contained 100 “tributos” and taxpayers. Both were always written together as “Pueblos de Bay y Binangonan con la estancia de Angono.” Historical sources also refer to the Angono area, simultaneous with its growth as a “visita”, as an “estancia” (ranch) and hacienda. Sources point out that a Spanish general, Don Domingo de Otero Bermudez, purchased a hacienda in Angono in 1745. Documents often pertain to Angono specifically as both “hacienda y estancia”.

 

The land tracts changed ownership several times. Later, owners at the end of the Spanish regime subdivided them and sold to different owners, who secured their claims under the Torrens little system. The livestock brought by the owners multiplied in great number, opening up the world place of Angono for market and commercial opportunities. Angono soon became a middle-of-the-way market where the townspeople of Antipolo, Teresa, Taytay and Cainta met in direct trade and commerce. Balite was the specific part of Angono that became a natural open market during Fridays.

 

In 1751, Angono became a “capellana” which was entitled to a cura paroco or chaplain. After 15 years, Angono was created into a pueblo in 1766, although other sources place the date in 1751 or 1753. Be that as it may, Angono had a population of 1,739 in 1766. Juan Magbitac was its first gobernador-cillo. The Pueblo of Angono was then under the jurisdiction of Laguna Province. Later, under the Distrito delas Montes de San Mateo, which was renamed in 1857 to Politico Militar del Distrito de Morong. It remained part of Morong’s political-military district until the end of the Spanish rule in 1898.

 

On June 11, 1901, the Philippine Commission enacted Act 137 creating Rizal Province and incorporating Angono into it and a barrio of Binangonan. Another edict, Act 942 consolidated Angono and Cainta with Taytay, the seat of the new municipal government. In November 1903, Act 948 separated Angono from Taytay and returned it to Binangonan. It was in 1903 that Angono had a land tenure dispute that lasted up to 1909.

 

On August 19, 1938, through Executive Order 158 signed by Pres. Manuel L. Quezon, Angono became an independent municipality effective January 1, 1939 with five (5) barrios: Bagong Bayan, Poblacion, San Isidro, San Roque and San Vicente. By 1960 with another barrio added, Doña Aurora, the population reached 7,093. Republic Act 6469 of June 17, 1972 ratified Executive Order 158 and established legality of Angono’s status as municipality. In 1975, the town was classified as a 5th class town with an annual income of Php 520,000.00. It remains one of the 13 towns of Rizal out of the original 26 towns, the other 13 having been included as part of greater Metro Manila or developed as cities.

 

Angono today as a First Class municipality, is more well-known as a town with a unique cultural life and history, with a unique and cultural life and history, with its citizens having achieved much in the artistic fields of painting, music, sculpture and native artistic traditions. The form is dotted with art shops and galleries and ateliers. A household name is Carlos “Botong” Francisco, one of the Philippines’ most outstanding post-war painters while Maestro Lucio D. San Pedro was a National Artist for Music. Fiestas and churches celebrations are special occasions when colorful traditions such as the making of giant paper figures and displayed for both tourists and local residents.

 

 

Political History

 

 

Angono as Pueblo during the Spanish Period

 

In 1751, Angono became a “capellana” which was entitled to a curaparoco or chaplain. After 15 years, Angono was created into a pueblo in 1766, although other sources place the date in 1751 or 1753.

 

Angono had a population of 1,739 in 1766. Juan Magbitac was its first gobernadorcillo. The Pueblo of Angono was then under the jurisdiction of Laguna Province. Later, under the Distrito delas Montes de San Mateo, which was renamed in 1857 to Politico Militardel Distrito de Morong. It remained part of Morong’s political-military district until the end of the Spanish rule in 1898.

 

The local government of Angono until about 1898, though civil in nature, had the Parish Priest as the supreme local authority – he being the more learned and acknowledged to be the representative of God Himself as prescribed then by the State religion (Catholic). The priest authorized all activities in the community and nullified all others not within the concept of propriety.

 

As Angono then was a “Pueblo”, it had for its executive the “Kapitan” (Gobernadorcillo) who was elected for a term of one year by the town “Maginoo” composing a board of all persons who had held office in the community. His election was subject to the approval or rejection of the Parish Priest. The Capitan received no pay but enjoyed some privileges that went with the exulted and respected nature of his office under Spain. He always carried the “Bacula” (sort of a sceptre) as a symbol of authority.

 

Angono Katipunan

 

During the Philippine revolution in 1896, the beginnings of Angono Katipunan had already been organized in Angono long before the outbreak of the revolution in 1896.

 

According to Ayong Tiamson – based on Eugenio Lara’s unpublished book “Readings on the History of Angono” — Andres Bonifacio himself went to Angono in 1894 to organize the Katipunan. The Angono Katipunan had its Sangguniang Balangay whose “Pangulo” was Kapitan Rufino Villaluz.

 

There had been no disturbance nor any outbreak of violence in connection with that revolution against Spain, according to Lara.

 

The only other known involvement of Angono “insurrectos” against Spain, Lara noted, was in the second phase of the Philippine revolution at the siege in 1898 on the Spanish “Kuta” of Morong then located at the town church. The Angono insurrectos were armed only with bolos, and these bolos were used very extensively not in whacking away at well entrenched defenders of the garrison, but rather in cutting thousands and thousands of bamboos near Morrong. These bamboos were bundled and tied together into such sizes as to be sufficiently impenetrable by ordinary rifle shots. 

 

On August 1, 1898, the “Acta de Independencia” was signed by representatives of the province of Morong in Bacoor, Cavite. Don ApolonioVillaluz was elected the President Local and signed the affiliation of the town of Angono to the Dictatorial Government of Emilio Aguinnaldo.

 

 

 

American and Commonwealth Period

 

During the early days of the American regime, the government of the United States in the Philippines adopted the policy of simplifying the administration of local governments by incorporating smaller communities to their bigger neighbouring communities.

 

On June 11, 1901, the Philippine Commission enacted Act 137 creating Rizal Province and incorporating Angono into it and a barrio of Binangonan. Another law, Act 942, consolidated Angono and Cainta with Taytay, the seat of the new municipal government. In November 1903, Act 948 separated Angono from Taytay and returned it to Binangonan. It was in 1903 that Angono had a land tenure dispute that lasted up to 1909.

 

On October 12, 1903, in accordance with Executive Order No. 942 of the Philippine Commission, the two small towns of Angono and Cainta were attached to the bigger town of Taytay for administrative convenience. A few weeks later (also in 1903), Angono was detached from Taytay and transferred to Binangonan because of the very strong protest by the people of Angono against Taytay on the ground that in the past, some “manloloob” gangs that every now and then attacked Angono, usually emerged from the mountains in the general direction of Taytay and Antipolo.

 

The government of the Americans in Angono started with the designation of Venancio (Antoy) Reyes, who was Kapitan of Angonostarting in 1897, as the first Presidente Municipal of the town, a position which former GobernadorcilloAntoy Reyes held until 1903 when Angono became a barrio.

 

On August 19, 1938, Commonwealth President Manuel L. Quezon signed Executive Order No. 158 providing Angonoas a separate town from Binangonan. It took effect on January 1, 1939 with Bagong Bayan, Poblacion, San Isidro, San Roque and San Vicente as its first five barangays..

 

Mr. Antonio Ibaňez and Domingo Villamayor were appointed Alcalde Municipal and Vice-Alcalde Municipal, respectively.

 

Japanese Period

 

Lara observed that during the initial occupation of Japanese forces, Angono had been sharing her homes and her food resources with thousands of civilians war evacuees from other localities; and also with the guerrillas from other places, and forcibly, also with the foraging Japanese, given through the national and municipal government of the Japanese in Angono.

 

Angono during the Japanese occupation had a government under the Japanese whose Chief of Police was Deogracias Medina.

 

The elected Mayor at that time, Domingo Villamayor, was missing so that people elected SimplicioVillamarin to be a representative liason of the people that shall contact the Japanese, guerrillas and Americans should they come to liberate Angono.

 

The underground movement in Angono were represented by armed guerrillas of ROTC Hunters and The Markings. The patriotic sentiment against the Japanese and their collaborators in Angono, on the whole, was non-violent.

 

The Liberation of Angono from the Japanese happened on February 23, 1945 when the 302nd Reconnaissance Troop of the United States Army First Cavalry Division under Captain D. H. Wallton arrived and camped at the elementary school grounds. By that time, the Japanese and their Makapili trustees had left Angono.

 

Post War

 

By 1960 with another barrio added, Doña Aurora, the population in Angono reached 7,093.

 

Lara said that many college graduates from Angono had been accorded very much more opportunities to travel to the United States by applying for further training in some American universities, in many cases employed while they studied.

 

Public Health and Sanitation likewise had considerably improved with cholera and small pox – two major health problems during the Spanish regime — were completely controlled. A municipal cemetery was also provided in 1961.

 

One major post-War issue was the relocation of the boundary of Angono. When surveyor Roman S. Reyes was elected Mayor of Angono in 1951, Lara narrated, he started the proceedings to redefine the territorial boundary of Angono which were deemed in conflict with those of Taytay and Binangonan.

 

On Laguna Lake, kanduli and aquatic resources depleted because of of the presence of factories and farm lands, creating a post-war Angono generation of people who were mostly employees, factory workers and professionals.

 

These farm lands would eventually become subdivisions in the ‘70s and ‘80s providing homes to migrants coming from over-populated Manila and Quezon City.

 

On June 17, 1972, Republic Act 6469 ratified Executive Order 158 and established legality of Angono’s status as municipality.

 

In 1975, the town was classified as a 5th class town with an annual income of Php 520,000.00. It remains one of the 13towns of Rizal out of the original 26 towns, the other 13 having been included as part of greater Metro Manila or developed as cities.

 

The People of Angono

 

Angono is notable to many as the Art Capital of the Philippines. Angono is the first district of Rizal. It is a dandy municipality in which the municipal hall, plaza, church, markets and the barangays were bound closely. It is like during the Spanish era that the church was the kilometre-zero.

 

Its original aborigines are mainly Tagalogs, while the Minority ethnic groups were Ilocanos, Bicolanos, Kapampangans, Pangasinenses and Cebuanos. Hence, the lingua de franca of Angono is Tagalog. 

 

The people are scattered in 10 barangays with Barangay San Isidro, MahabangParang, Kalayaan, San Roque, San Vicente, Poblacion Ibaba, San Pedro, Bagumbayan, Sto. Nino and Poblacion Itaas.

 

Residents’ economic lifeblood are hinged on agriculture and fishery, commercial and manufacturing. The art tourism industry is one of the key sectors that Angono has identified as a promising source of growth and employment for the local government.

 

Art Capital

 

The town is considered as the “Art Capital of the Philippines” because it serves as haven to more than 500 visual artists alone, based on a study by International Labor Organization. It is the birthplace of two National Artists – Carlos “Botong” Francisco (Visual Arts) and Prof. Lucio D. San Pedro (Music), whose creative genius were inspired by artists during the Spanis period namely Juan ‘Tandang Juancho’ Senson and Pedro Pinon.  

 

Angono is likewise home of artist groups namely Angono Ateliers, Angono Artists Association, Neo-Angono Artists Collective, KUTA Artist Group, and Grupo Sining Angono as well as well-renowned painters and artists namely Moises Villaluz, Francisco Senson, Nemesio Miranda Jr., Jose “Pitok” Blanco, PerdigonVocalan, Pepito Villaluz, Vicente Reyes, Salvador Juban, Weweng Unidad, Glenn Blanco, Ember Crisostomo, Lito Balagtas and emerging artists like Wire Rommel Tuazon, Jovito Andres, Ambeth Lugtu, Charlie Val, Manny Bacani, Michael Blanco and the rest of the Blanco family painters, Keiye Miranda, Carlos “Totong” Francisco, Herbert “Ebok” Pinpino, Aaron Bautista, Allan Alcantara, Isidro ‘Manong Jon’ Santos, Dolpee Alcantara, Arturo Sanchez, Michael de Guzman, Sarah Geneblazo and Kim Oliveros, among others.

 

Galleries

 

Moreover, art galleries and family museums specifically Angono Petroglyhs in Binangonan, Blanco Family Museum and Nemiranda Art Gallery may also be the reason why Angono became the Art Capital of the Philippines. Besides, it is where most of the artists originated from. From an exemplary work of an ancestor, it was passed from generation to generation until today.

 

In addition, Angono is known for its exotic cuisine and fried itik. Restaurants like Balaw-Balaw offers mouth-watering and delicious recipes. On the other hand, different delicacies and snacks can be bought in Angono’s public market.

 

Likewise, Angono is renowned for its religious celebrations. One of this is the Higantes Festival or Feast of San Clemente which is celebrated on the 23rd of November, in honor of the patron saint of fishermen and gives prominence to a fluvial procession in Laguna Lake. Nevertheless, gigantic papiermâchés can also be seen during the parade. Next is the Carabao Festival held on May 15 in honor of San Isidro Labrador, where carabaos were pulled in carts and ornamented with flowers and bunting. Others are traditional practices during the Holy Week – the Cenaculo (Passion Play), Santo Entierro (Good Friday), Salubong or ‘Sayaw ng Bati,’ as well as secular Arts Month and Summer Arts festivals.

 

Angono’s municipal building

 

The municipal building was constructed in 1957 managed by Sebastian Construction with Pedro Dela Cruz acting as foreman. The municipal compound has an area of 10,067 square meters, the land donated by Don Mariano Santos and Doña Nieves Songco on November 2, 1939.

 

The building was constructed using the pork barrel funds of Senator Eulogio Rodriguez Sr. and Senator Lorenzo Sumulong and Rizal province representatives Francisco Sumulong and Serafin Salvador.

 

In 2011, under the leadershio of Mayor Ms. Au Villamyor from  2007-2010,the building was rehabilitated based on the Development Plan outlined by <ayor Gerry Calderon in 2004.

 

At present, the newly furnished municipal building was designed by Mayor Calderon himself, which was inspired by edifices from Rome, Italy.

 

(With citations/reference from “Readings on the History of Angono” by Eugenio Lara. Unpublished, 1969).

By Richard R. Gappi

Information Officer I

Secretariat, Angono Municipal Committee on Cultural Heritage

September 11, 2017

The Second Gallery

Owned and run by visual artist Carlos “Botong” Francisco II, Second Gallery seeks to be the focal point of young and upcoming artist of Angono by providing them venue to exhibit their artworks. The gallery also serves as magnet for visitors to be acquainted with the home and personal memorabilia of National Artist Carlos “Botong” Francisco.

 

It was the old house of the late Botong until his next generations decided to renovate it and become a museum. It is now managed by his grandson Carlos “Totong” Francisco II, who is also an artist that showcased abstract expressionism master pieces. Carlos “Botong” Francisco Museum is located at Doña Aurora St., Brgy. Poblacion Itaas, Angono, Rizal.

Tiamson Art Gallery

The gallery houses the various artworks of painter, musician and transmedia artist Orville D.R. Tiamson. A versatile artist, Tiamson’s style ranges from the conventional to new age and has experimented with various artistic presentations including drawings on paper, oil and acrylic, paintings on canvas, mixed collages and constructions, installations, performances and music.

Nemiranda Art Gallery

The gallery is the repository of artworks of acclaimed painter Nemi Miranda, Jr. employing figurative realism in his work, the artist draws from Angono’s mythic creatures and legends to produce masterful works of art. The gallery also serves as venue for art lectures and painting workshops.

Blanco Family Museum

The museum houses the vast collection of artwork produced by the Blanco family of painters. Headed by renowned painter Jose “Pitok” V. Blanco, the Blanco family has produced a prodigious array of visual art depicting Angono’s idyllic rural life, colorful fiestas and religious celebrations.

Experience the pleasing and relaxing paintings of Blanco Family Museum and be one of the witness of their great work of arts in Angono, Rizal. A museum that accommodates an anthology of paintings by the members of the family as well as some memorabilia through the years.

Their rural lifestyle paintings were arranged according to their place in the family and set according on what age they made it. Tourists shouldn’t have missed this opportunity to see the work of arts of one of the finest and noblest family of artist in the Philippines.

Mural and Sculptured Walls

Dubbed as the Art Capital of the Philippines, is an array of mural and sculptured walls depicting the famous paintings of National Artist Carlos “Botong” Francisco and among others. The murals were carved by Angono’s fine and distinct artists such as Charlie Anorico and Gerry Batang.

Tourists will be able to see the works of Carlos “Botong” Francisco in these street murals such as Blood Compact, First Mass at Limasawa, The Martyrdom of Rizal, Bayanihan, Magpupukot, Fiesta, and Bayanihan sa Bukid. Located along Doña Aurora Street, Barangay Poblacion Itaas.

The mural shows scenes of rural life. The walls are clear expressions of the creativity and love for the arts of the town’s people. Located along Doña Aurora Street, Barangay Poblacion Itaas.