The Mango Farm of Antipolo City, Rizal

The Mango FarmAre you planning for a wedding event and looking for a venue around Rizal province? Check this events venue located at Antipolo Rizal, The Mango Farm.

Well I guess this one’s a unique venue for special occasion like wedding, adult parties and corporate events. The Mango Farm has over 200 fruit trees dominated by mangoes, oh such a lovely place!

There are several venues to choose from inside this farm. It will depend on your type of venue and number of guests. For weddings, there are churches that are just 15-40 minutes away from this farm. If you are also finding it hard to look for caterers, this farm offers catering packages and can suggest their accredited caterers.

If you are interested to book for an event at The Mango Farm, you can visit the site located at 22 Shield St., Kingsville Court Antipolo, Rizal. You can also contact them at +63 (2) 645-6993 or email them at or simply visit their website

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Rizal Policemen Donate School Supplies Through ‘Isang Pulis, Isang Lapis’ Campaign

Isn’t it nice to see see policemen giving away free school supplies to public elementary school students?

Through the ‘Isang Pulis, Isang Lapis’ campaign, the Rizal Police Provincial Office was able to donate school supplies to 1,990 elementary students in the province. The project commenced on June 4 at Inuman Elementary School which transpired simultaneously at various police stations across Rizal.

According to Police Sr. Supt. Rolando Anduyan of Rizal PPO, the police officers donated money to buy school supplies which were then given to less fortunate students for them to be provided with basic school items such as pens, papers, notebooks, and crayons. The donation drive prioritized the provision of school supplies to students who are also earning for their families.

Police stations in Rizal which participated in the ‘Isang Pulis, Isang Lapis’ campaign are listed below. Indicated in parentheses are the number of students who benefited from the school supplies donation.

Isang Pulis, Isang Lapis - Rizal Police Provincial OfficePNP Rizal Headquarters (375 students)
Antipolo City Police Station (70 students)
Angono Municipal Police Station (MPS) (60 students)
Baras MPS (53 students)
Binangonan MPS (100 students)
Cainta MPS (200 students)
Cardona MPS (120 students)
Jalajala MPS (120 students)
Morong MPS (15 students)
Pililia MPS (50 students)
Rodriguez MPS (400 students)
San Mateo MPS (150 students)
Taytay MPS (200 students)
Tanay MPS (62 students)
Teresa MPS (15 students)

Source: CPG/GG/PIA4A-Rizal

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Provincial Government Cites 2013 ALAB ng Rizal Awardees

This story was first published on by Rizal PIO.

ANTIPOLO CITY, Rizal, June 11 — The Provincial Government of Rizal announces this year’s Anak ng Lahing Bayani (ALAB) ng Rizal awardees namely, former Rizal Governor Lope K. Santos (posthumous), music maestro Amando San Jose (posthumous), Mayor Elionor I. Pillas and artist Nemesio R. Miranda, Jr.

This year, ALAB ng Rizal awardees come from various fields of endeavor– two public servants and a literary expert, a musician and a renowned artist.

Each ALAB ng Rizal awardee has shown outstanding skills, transformational leadership and the burning spirit to succeed in their field of endeavors.

Former Rizal Governor Lope Santos went on to hold various key positions in the government. He was a senator and an assemblyman. As an Assemblyman, he authored Bonifacio Day in honor of the hero who fought for our independence against the Spaniards. He was also a great leader of the common Filipino workforce.

But his real great works come from his pen. A novelist, writer, poet, critique and a lawyer, Lope was recognized as a “Paham ng Wika” and “Haligi ng Panitikang Filipino” because of his great contributions in the development of the Tagalog Language and his various literary works.

Music Maestro Amando San Jose grew up nurtured by music. With no formal education he learned music by ear. Honing his God-given talent, he delved into transcribing, arranging and composing/writing original compositions. Soon enough, he emerged as a well-respected music maestro. Music aficionados from Pampanga, Batangas and Laguna provinces found their way to Cardona in search of Amando San Jose. He was the Band Master of the Tomas Claudio Memorial College and the Rizal Technological and Polytechnic Institute (RTPI). Hundreds of young musicians passed under his tutorship. Noted graduates pursued a career in music; while others pursued different careers as music scholars.

ALAB ng Rizal awardees 2013

Mayor Elionor Pillas, fondly called Ely is a native of Jalajala and a true pride of this town. He earned his Master in Business Administration’s degree at Ateneo de Manila. He delved into various business enterprises such as fishing, farming, duck raising, vegetable planting and others. The hardship of life and the inherent acumen in business and trade pushed him into business and trading deeper. Love for education and ambition to rise above poverty are his inspiration why he succeeded in life.

Mayor Ely’s inspiration in entering the world of politics is his poor constituents in Jalajala. He believes that he can help a lot using his experience, knowledge and skills in Management and business. With his genuine concern for his fellowmen, he believes that the real purpose in life is serving the people and giving back the God-given blessings of life.

Artist/sculptor Nemesio Miranda, Jr., has his name already etched in the history of his beloved town of Angono. A graduate of the University of Santo Tomas with a degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts Major in Painting, Nemi, as he is fondly called by family and friends, has contributed immensely to the growth and development of art in his hometown.

He established and managed various art schools and museum that had influenced and honed the skills of many young artists today, these are: Nemiranda Family Art Museum, Angono School for the Arts, The ArtCamp, Nemiranda Arthouse, Atelier Café Restaurant.

Nemiranda has played a key role in the promotion, recognition and preservation of the arts and culture of Angono and the province as a whole. Truly, he is a man of arts.

Previous ALAB ng Rizal awardees include National Artists, Botong Francisco and Lucio San Pedro, tenor Arthur Espiritu, Dr. Gilberto M. Duavit, Prof. Ligaya G. Tiamson-Rubin, Engr. Bonifacio O. De Lumen and Dr. Milagros R. Niñonuevo.

The ALAB ng Rizal award is set to be conferred during the 112th Araw ng Lalawigan ng Rizal celebrations on June 11, 2013. (Rizal PIO)

Photo credit: Angono Tourism Office Facebook page

LIKAS Morong Promotes Rich History and Culture of This Rizal Town

It was through private message left on our Facebook page that we learned about this new museum which was established in Morong, an information shared to us by John Louisse Dolores.

The museum was inaugurated on April 5, 2013 and was founded by Lipunang Pangkasaysayan ng Morong (LIKAS Morong), “a SEC-registered multisectoral organization and advocate of local historical education and research”.

The organization came to being to further spread knowledge associated with the history and culture of Morong, Rizal. Basically it’s about creating awareness, educating the people particularly the younger generation, spearheading activities related to the LIKAS Morong’s goals.

LIKAS Morong - Rizal province - organization

It’s good to have people like them who gives so much value to what their town was in the earlier years and how they cherish everything that mattered to Moronguenos back then. You can visit the museum in Old Commandancia, Tupas St., San Pedro, Morong, Rizal.

Get to know more about LIKAS Morong in their official website.

Photo credit: LIKAS Morong Facebook page

Regina Rica, Tanay Rizal

For those who are still looking for a place where they can spend time this Lenten season, there’s a sacred place in Tanay Rizal called Regina Rica.

This place features a 71-feet tall statue of Regina Rosarii (Queen of the Holy Rosary). It is called Our Lady on top of the hill by Dominican Sister’s of Regina Rosarii. The shade under the statue can seat about 70 people and there’s an adoration chapel inside the statue.

Regina Rica is open from 8:00am-5pm and it is close on Tuesdays. Taking pictures are allowed except inside the Regina Rosary Chapel. Regina Rica is located along Marcos Highway, Sitio Aguho, Sampaloc Tanay, Rizal. For more information, you can contact them at these numbers, 02 985-3878, 02 401-2036 or visit their website,

Regina Rica, Tanay, Rizal