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History of Morong, Rizal

Abot, Joseph Anthony M.


Arbado, Erastian Dave SM.
The Origin of the Name of Morong
A legend of the town says, Moro a irate driven by a Dat! fro" the So!th, #a"e to
live in an island in $ag!na de bay. After so"e years, he realize the need of having
people to live with and this pro"pted hi" to engage in pira#y, thro!gh whi#h he
a#%!ired great wealth and #apt!red people fro" di&erent tribes. He fo!nded a
settle"ent for his #aptives along the shores of $ag!na de 'ay, introd!#ed (shing
and far"ing to the". )h!s, these settlers were a #onglo"eration of di&erent tribes
and fro" this "i*t!re evolve a strong and (ne people noted for their bravery and
ind!stry. )he settle"ent #ontin!ed to progress !nder the leadership of Moro+ and
as a gest!re of reveren#e his followers na"ed the pla#e after hi".
)here are, however, other versions as to the origin of the na"e Morong+.
,hroni#ler Joa%!in H. ardo de )avera #lai"ed it was na"e after a Spanish o-#er,
.oronel Moron+, who arrived at the pla#e /012. Another, Jose . Santos, asserted
that Morong is derived fro" Moron de la frontera of Spain+
Spanish Regime before the revolution:
Dis#overy, fo!nding and ,hristianization of !eblo de Morong. )he /1
th
#ent!ry
was a ti"e for #o"pelling #hange for the 3ilipino and "any Asians. 3ro" a life of
freedo" the 3ilipinos were introd!#e in an e*isten#e of s!b4!gation with the arrival
of the Spaniards of /52/. History has it that Morong is dis#overed in Jan!ary /1,
/502 barely a year after the fo!nding of "anila by Mig!el $opez de $egaspi. ,redit
went to #aptain J!an Maldonado, a tr!sted lie!tenant of $egaspi who led the
Spanish brigade in e*ploring the regions east of "anila+. 6n /507 two of the "ost
dedi#ated 3ran#is#an "issionaries, J!an de la#en#ia and Diego 8ropesa, #onverted
the inhabitants to ,hristianity. )hey paved away for the settle"ent to be#o"e
9nown to the world they #onstr!#ted visitas :s"all #hapels; in sitios atta#hed to a
bigger settle"ent to fa#ilitate religio!s and #ivil ad"inistration. )he settle"ent was
#onverted into a !eblo, whi#h they #alled !eblo de Moron. As years past <+ was
added to "oron and th!s it be#a"e Morong+. )he visitas !nder p!eblo de Morong
were 'aras, )anay, ililia, ,ardona, 'inangonan and )eresa. 6n /57= the visitas of
ilang Morong separated fro" Morong and be#a"e the independent town of ililia.
$ater in /12/ 'inangonan followed.
Spanish regime and Distrito de Morong
8n 3ebr!ary 2=, /75=. oliti#o > Militar Distrito de Morong was #reated by a de#ree
of the S!perior <obierno. 6t was #reated o!t of the provin#e of "anila and the part
of $ag!na provin#e.
6t was #o"posed of Morong, ililia , )anay, 'aras, 'inangonan, Jala4ala, Angono, and
,ardona this are fro" $ag!na. Antipolo, 'oso?'oso, ,ainta, and )aytay these are
fro" "anila.
8n a!g!st /@, /7@7, Morong s!rrendered to the 9atip!neros.
Distrito de Morong was one of the (rst eight provin#es that initiate !prisings against
the Spaniards in /7@1, th!s it earned the distin#tion to represent as one of the eight
rays of the s!n in the 3ilipino Aag.
Morong from the outbreak of the Filipino-Amerian !ar to the end of the
militar" regime#
,reation of the Rizal rovin#eB in /@CCs, resident M#.inley of the Dnited States
sent the se#ond hilippine #o""ission to hasten the establish"ent of the #ivil
govern"ent in the #o!ntry.
The Amerian Rule
Ma4or #hanges on the politi#al 4!risdi#tion of Morong were "ade fro"
/@C=?/@/E. Fith the ena#t"ent of a#t no.@E2 :,atolos and 'endana, /@EC; in /@C=,
by the hilippine #o""ission in a##ordan#e with its poli#y of e#ono"y #entralization
the "!ni#ipality of Morong, 'inangonan, ,ardona and 'aras were #onsolidated and
Morong be#a"e the seat of the govern"ent.
8n 8#tober 1, /@C= by virt!e of a#t no.@E7, 'inangonan was separated fro"
Morong and be#a"e the seat of the govern"ent of a new "!ni#ipality whi#h
in#l!ded Angono, also separated fro" )aytay.
)he barrio of 'aras was separated fro" Morong and anne* to the "!ni#ipality of
)anay in /@C1 by a#t no./EE2.
8n 3ebr!ary /, /@/E, by e*e#!tive order no./C7, ,ardona was separated fro"
Morong and be#a"e an independent "!ni#ipality.

Methodolog"
)he !se of boo9 MorongGs ECC Hears A History of a ,o""!nity and its eople by
)i"oteo J. as#!al and $iwayway . <!iller"o
$Ala" ng %inabukasan$
The Ri&al Monument# The monument that !as ereted in'()*