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Map of Occidental Mindoro showing the location of Rizal
Map of Occidental Mindoro showing the location of Rizal
Rizal is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 12°28′N 120°58′E / 12.467°N 120.967°E / 12.467; 120.967Coordinates: 12°28′N 120°58′E / 12.467°N 120.967°E / 12.467; 120.967
Country Philippines
Region MIMAROPA (Region IV-B)
Province Occidental Mindoro
District Lone District of Occidental Mindoro
Founded 1969
Barangays 11
 • Mayor Jesus Acosta Valdez
 • Total 242.50 km2 (93.63 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 34,458
 • Density 140/km2 (370/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 5103
Dialing code 43
Income class 3rd class municipality

Rizal is a third class municipality in the province of Occidental Mindoro, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 34,458 people.[3]


Rizal is politically subdivided into 11 barangays.[2]

  • Adela
  • Aguas
  • Magsikap
  • Malawaan
  • Pitogo
  • Rizal
  • Rumbang
  • Salvacion
  • San Pedro
  • Sto. Niño
  • Manoot


Before the coming of the Spaniards to the Philippines, the area which comprises the municipality of Rizal at present, was covered with forests. Later on, a few families of tribal Filipinos, known as Ratagnons, settled near the mouth of a river which was called Bogsanga. According to the Hanunoos, another group of tribal Filipinos, living on the hills, about ten kilometers west of Bogsanga, the original name of the river was Bisanga, a word from their dialect which means "It branched out." They gave the river that name for the said body of water came from two sources.

Political leaders of San Jose and Occidental Mindoro felt that the barrios between Busuanga and Lumintao River should be created as another municipality. In anticipation of the creation of a new town, residents of Barrio Limlim decided to change the name of their community to Rizal. They expressed their desire that their barrio would be made as the center of the town.

When Pedro Medalla Sr. was elected in 1965 as representative of Occidental MIndoro, one of the bills he filed in Congress was the creation of the municipality of Rizal. Through his effort, Republic Act No. 5460 was passed by Congress and signed into law by President Ferdinand Marcos. Rizal became a municipality on April 3, 1969. Ten barrios composed the new town. They were Adela, Rumbang, Salvacion, Magui, Magsikap, San Pedro, Sto. Nino, Pitogo, Aguas and Rizal (Limlim).


Population census of Rizal
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 23,379 —    
1995 27,112 +2.81%
2000 29,785 +2.04%
2007 32,065 +1.02%
2010 34,458 +2.65%
Source: National Statistics Office[3]


  1. ^ "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 11 September 2013. Retrieved 23 December 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: OCCIDENTAL MINDORO". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 1 November 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010" (PDF). 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 1 November 2012. 

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