Antipolo was converted from a municipality into a component city of Rizal Province on April 4, 1998.
A new provincial capitol building was inaugurated in the city in March 2009 to replace the old capitol in Pasig which has long been outside the jurisdiction of Rizal Province; after Pasig was included in Metro Manila in 1975.
The transfer of the provincial government to Antipolo is highly favored to be officially designated as the new capital of the province.
Antipolo was a popular a pilgrimage site of ancient tagalog natives in their uphill climb to the hills and mountains of “amang bundok” to honor their ancestors since the ancient times.
The bishops of the roman catholic church were fully conscious of the age-old custom and tradition of our own inhabitans, that brought a marian image promptly called as Virgin of Antipolo brought in from mexico in 1626.
The spaniards enshrined the…
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