Majayjay, Laguna (Population, History, Barangays)

Majayjay, Laguna

Majayjay is a 4th class municipality in the province of Laguna, Philippines. It is located at the foot of Mt. Banahaw, and stands 1,000 feet above sea level. One hundred twenty kilometers south of Manila, it is bounded by the municipality of Majayjay on the north, by Lucban in Quezon province on the south, by Luisiana on the east, and by Liliw on the west. According to the latest census, it has a population of 23,681 people in 4,978 households.

If Cavinti, Laguna has the Pagsanjan Falls, Majayjay has the Taytay Falls. Others call it the Majayjay Falls or even Imelda Falls, because ex-First Lady Imelda Marcos financed the promotion of tourism in this place. It is a two-storey high falls located in a remote scenery where the forestry is abundant. To reach Taytay Falls, one has to go down the stone steps leading to a kilometer-long trail. Constructed in 2008, during the past, reaching Taytay Falls is a very hard task, as there were no marked trails during that time. Recently, the World Bank has sponsored the promotion of tourism in Taytay Falls.

BRIEF HISTORY
Majayjay was founded in the year 1571 and its name was derived from the word “Ma” which means many. Some say that in the old days, to reach this town of hilly terrain, one had to pant, saying “hay, hay” (which means “sigh”) and later the name became Majayjay.

Majayjay is politically subdivided into 40 barangays.

Amonoy
Bakia
Bukal
Balanac
Balayong
Banilad
Banti
Bitaoy
Botocan
Burgos
Burol
Coralao
Gagalot
Ibabang Banga
Ibabang Bayucain
Ilayang Banga
Ilayang Bayucain
Isabang
Malabog
Malinao
May-It
Munting Kawayan
Oobi
Olla
Origuel (Pob.)
Panalaban
Panglan
Pangil
Piit
Pook
Rizal
San Francisco (Pob.)
San Isidro
San Miguel (Pob.)
San Roque
Santa Catalina (Pob.)
Suba
Tanawan
Taytay
Talortor
Villa Nogales

{details from wikipedia.com}

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  1. Hienie estudillo says:

    i am looking for my father’s relative’s ang alam ko po kasi sa majayjay naka base ang family nya . ndi pa po kami talaga nagkita bago sya mamatay kasi po pina adopt nila ko nung baby pa ko . lately ko nalang nalaman na namatay na pala ang tatay ko yun ang sabi ng biological mother ko nung nagpakita sya sakin after 25 years . ngayon po gusto ko sana mahanap ang pamilya sa side ng tatay ko name po nya ay HEMERIANO or HOMIRIANO CRUZ .. hope na may makakilala po sa kanya . kindly message me on my messenger Eenyah Estudillo thank you .

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