And the new Rizal provincial capital is…..

20 Jun

Antipolo City!

Various media outlets this week reported that Rizal provincial capital will be in San Roque, Antipolo City. This after Ortigas & Company got back its land where the current provincial government seat is, in return they agreed to finance the new capital building in Antipolo.

Sorry Morong😦

Newslink here:

Editorial
Manila Times, June 20, 2008

FOR decades, Rizal Province could not claim self-respect. It was an oddity in the geographical and political sense. It was a big province that suddenly found itself dismembered. It also had no capital.

Comprising 24 towns and cities, the province named after the national hero was originally an economic heavyweight. Its first congressional district was one of the most coveted by politicians. The second district was a sleepy neck until its breakup. The capital, Pasig, named after the river favored by Pepe Rizal and Kiko Balagtas, was fabled and historic. The provincial government built its capital on its suburbs, where provincial chief executives ruled and governed, not unlike the presidents and governors-general who presided by the stately palace by the Pasig.

That is, until Ferdinand Marcos, created a Metropolitan Manila Commission that pulled away 12 towns from Rizal and one from Bulacan Province. Rizal ceded Mandaluyong, Makati, Marikina, Muntinlupa, Malabon, Pasay, Pasig, Parañaque, Caloocan, Las Piñas, Pateros, Navotas, San Juan, and Taguig to the commission.

A historic loss was the secession of Pasig. Rizal suddenly had no capital. The governor could hold office on the capitol grounds but he had lost an institution. His official stationery and letterhead lost the sheen of the office. Roadmaps and directional signs had to be changed.

The debate over Pasig’s replacement raged for sometime; many were the pretenders. Taytay said it was the most prosperous town. Morong claimed spiritual moorings. Rodriguez (formerly Montalban) on the northern fringe constitutes more than 26 percent of Rizal’s land area. Antipolo said it was unbeatable for its beauty, energy and religious ties.

After three decades, Rizal will have its capital on its own ground when it transfers its capitol building to San Roque, Antipolo City in December in a swap with Ortigas & Co. Ortigas shall build the capitol while the provincial government returns the land the building stands on. The deal took time but both parties are pleased with the results.

Come December, Gov. Casimiro Ynares 3rd will have the pleasure of having new Christmas cards printed and signing them under the letterhead of the new capital. It’s a good Christmas present he could share with his fellow Rizaleños.

Other news links:
Rizal Readies Transfer
Rizal Gets new Capitol
Rizal Capitol to be transfreed to Antipolo

5 Responses to “And the new Rizal provincial capital is…..”

  1. Adolfo June 21, 2008 at 12:17 am #

    Ay buena mano ako. Di na bali at hahagulhul lamang ako ng iyak rito ng malunor sa luha ko ang mga tawong walang adhikain sa ating bayan. Pulos na basurang pira ang na-asikaso, pati ang mga documento ay mga palpak, pagkatapos ni hindi lumaban para sa atin napunta kapitolyo. ano ba iyan ay nasa atin ang Provincial Hospital.I won’t be surprised if that (*&^%$)letter “Y” guy moves stock, barrel and all to Bina-ngu-nan. Talaga palang tutuoo iyong pagkatapos ng gloeia ay impyerno naman. Think about it kugn nasan tayo a year ago.Iyon po lamang at maligayang pagbati a mga tiga Antipolo. Kung hindi lamang money talks, ay kayang-kayang lakarin iyan ng gma tiga Morong. Kaya amang ay ang mga opisyales sa aming bayan ay iisa ang speed – URONG!

  2. San June 21, 2008 at 2:33 am #

    Subra ka naman Adolfo, eh tiga Morong ka rin. Sabagay nga ay tila napag-i-iwan na naman ang bayan natin. Di pa nakakaahon sa basura episode at napalpak ang papeles at hindi yata sumusunor, ay hatu naman at wala man lamang lumakar o nakipagbakbakan para nagging seat ng Rizal ang ang Morong.Cool lamang pare at wala tayong magagawa. Kung na-alaman kaagar natin noon pang bago hatulan sa Antipolo ay di sinsana ay nabomba ng mga email at ipaglaban ang katuwiran na KUNG bakit kailangan sa Morong ilagay ang kaptolyo.Di mo rin naman masisi ang mga opisyales at busy nga sila sa pag depinsa sa lintik na basurahang iyan.Sige ka nga naman – nasa atin ang URS (gobyerno), Provincial Hospital (gobyerno) at malawak na mapaglalagyan ng kapitolyo. at bakit hindi sa atin nilagay?Sang ayon ako sa iba riyan – umuurong ang Morong.

  3. Noel June 21, 2008 at 6:39 am #

    Hahaha… di yata’t “lintik na basurahang iyan”

  4. Sessile E. June 22, 2008 at 12:32 am #

    Mga ka berks – alam ninyo ay bang hirap ng wala tayo sa front line – di natin aam kung anong nangyayari before nadala sa ‘Tipolo ang kapitolyo. Tampo naan ang sa akin at sila naman ay city na ay bakit sila ang kapitolyo?Ito ba ay galing raon sa “Y” na disisyon o nagalit na si “Y” gawa ng giulo sa basura.Kung sabagay ay sino ga naman ang maglalagay ng kapitolyo sa Morong ay sa basura amang ay di walang mga opisyales ng gobyerno ang pupunta sa atin.Mga kabalen hindi naman paurong ang ating bayan – ang mga tawong naroon sa munisipyo ang hindi lamang paurong – palubog pa kamo sa kanilang…. ay ‘sya at ang aking alta prisyon ay tumataas na naman.Mahal ko bayan ng Morong, kahit anong mangyari ay basta’t ako ay taal.

  5. Adolfo July 9, 2008 at 1:40 am #

    Ay ‘sya mga kakampi, mga nangyari na ang ating pinag-uusapan at wala na tayong magagawa. A-anhin pa ang kabayo kung patay na ang lintik na ramo sa taghangin.NC napapalintik lamang ako at punong puno na ay “nocando” naman at napag uusapan na lamang natin ito. Kaya ang nangyayari ay para tayong mga psychiatrists tayo-tayo na ang nag kukwintuhan para gumaan ang ating luob di ba.The Antipolo saga I just found out nakalagay na sa plataporma ni “Y”. Kung baga sa usapan noong araw ay -luto na butobuto. OK lamang naman. Lumilitaw lamang na walang “activists” wika nga to lobby that Morong takes the kapitolyo. HINDI KUMILOS MAN LAMANG ANG MGA NASA MUNISIPYO. And I would like to add to this that there are many assciations – civic, social, religous, political, etc. sa atin – ay bakit walang kumilos man lamang?O, nasaan iyang magaling na Balikbayan Association at hindi nag start ng movement for Morong Kapitolyo?Nasabi ko na nga na huli na at lalong hindi tugma ang kasabihang “huli man raw at magaling ay maihahabol rin” – saan ihahabol ay tapos na?There! Magaan na loob ko. Bumaba na ang presyon. At makapaglibang manuor ng baseball at aming TB Rays ay nagpapanalo.Musta riyan.ACopo

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