About the Web

BatangRizal is the community based website / weblog of all Rizaleños not only in the Philippines and abroad but in the whole wide universe. It contains information, news, features, links, updates and everything about the municipality of Rizal, Province of Laguna Philippines. Visit http:// batangrizal.wordpress.com and learn more, be updated of what’s happening in the place we call HOME.

This web is a project of  Vice-Mayor  Ferdinand O. Sumague a.k.a. “FERDIE”. With the original concept and design to promote the municipality of Rizal as an Agri-Eco-Tourism destination and the town’s Historical Heritage, to serve as the portal site of Rizaleños on the web and to enable the presence of Rizaleños in the world wide web.

And be Proud of who we are and where we came from ….. dahil:

“Ikaw.….. Ako.….. Tayong Lahat ay Isang ……

BatangRizal (Laguna)”


More sites are still under construction and continously updating to give you better looks and be more informative..

For your comments and suggestions email us at ferdie_batangrizal@yahoo.com


BatangRizal Hymn

(by BRO Aboy Formales)

Ang Pam-Bayang Awit ng Rizal, Laguna

BatangRizal Production

Using the Power of Media in promoting Rizal, Laguna

Freedom Climb 2011

@ Mt. Tayak Rizal, Laguna

( A Guiness World Record Attempt)

TaYak Hill

Rizal, Laguna Philippines

Freedom Climb 2011 a Guiness World Record Attempt

At  Tayak Hill Rizal, Laguna Philippines

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Freedom Climb 2011 @ Tayak Hill

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Camp Bakod na Bato

Watch out for the unveiling of the Full Story behind the Historic “Camp Bakod na Bato” @ Brgy Tala Rizal, Laguna that once served as the Main Guerilla Camp/Headquarter during World WarII…

Camp Bakod na Bato a Historic Transition of Momentous Events

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Rizal Laguna Promotional DVD

Power of Media in Promoting

Rizal Laguna

BatangRizal Hymn is now the official Pang-Bayang Awit ng Rizal, Laguna…The Sanggunian Bayan through Ordinance No.1 S-2011 had passed into Law,  adopting BatangRizal Hymn by BRO Aboy Formales of Brgy. Pauli 1 as the official Pang-Bayang Awit ng Bayan ng Rizal, Probinsya ng Laguna.

BatangRizal Hymn now on DVD

BatangRizal Hymn now in DVD (videoke style)…Sing the BatangRizal Hymn, Be Patriotic… You Will Feel It !!!

BatangRizal t-shirt 2011 edition

BatangRizal tshirt


BatangRizal t-shirt 2011 edition

BatangRizal Sweat shirt

BatangRizal Caps

2011 BatangRizal Abstract design

Promoting Rizal, Laguna’s Municipal Landmarks

After 92 years… ALA’s Rizal, Laguna has established 2 Municipal Landmarks:

Tayak Adventure and Nature Park


The Landing Point


The author of Rizal, Laguna's Municipal Landmarks: "Tayak Adventure and Nature Park" and "The Landing Point" Vice Mayor Ferdie O. Sumague (Municipal Tourism Officer) with Laguna Governor E.R. Ejercito and Provincial Administrator Atty. Leonardo Ragaza

Proposed Tayak Hill Solar Electrification Program

Republic  of  the  Philippines

Province of Laguna

Municipality  of  Rizal

Office of the Municipal Vice-Mayor

February 28, 2011


100 East Main Avenue, Phase 4, Special Economic Zone

Laguna Techno Park, Binan, Laguna


CSR Director

Dear Madam:

Warm Greetings!

Rizal, is a fifth class municipality in the province of Laguna. By reason of its limited income our town was pinned to the bottom among all the thirty (30) municipalities in the province. Aside from being poor we have observed that our municipality is not known to many even by other people from our neighboring towns. There are instances that people or officials from government or private offices who tried to visit our place reached the province of Rizal by mistake. This incident happens probably because of lack of municipal landmark which we commonly called: Municipal Identity Crisis. Insufficient fund and municipal identity crisis are two contributing factors that make Rizal at the bottom. For these reason officials of the Local Government Unit of Rizal is doing its best to elevate the status of the municipality into a higher classification.

In order to combat the economic problem and the so-called identity crisis of the municipality , the LGU is committed to promote and develop the newly  discovered Tayak Hill and the Landing Point (see attached Historical Background) in Sitio Malaseña, Brgy. Tala, Rizal, Laguna. The place has the  potential of becoming a  premiere  tourist destination of our town. Tayak Hill is 560 FASL with a surpassing scenic view of Tagaytay. Developing Tayak Adventure Park at Tayak Hill and The Landing Point will help improve the economy of our town and at the same time it will make Rizal known not only to the province but the whole country as well.

Considering that SUNPOWER Phils. Ltd. is the leading manufacturer of Solar panels in the world, we do believe that your company can help us by way of providing technical expertise, man power and materials that are very essential in the establishment of Solar Panel Lamp Posts in Tayak Adventure Park and The Landing Point. Setting up of Solar Panel Lamppost on Tayak Adventure Park and The Landing Point seems very significant because it  will add  beauty  to  the place especially during night time.

In addition to this,  fifty (50) household farmers at Tayak Hill are very much dependent on their existing battery operated solar panels  provided by the National Power Corporation (NAPOCOR).

In view of this, it is with great  pride and honor  to invite you to visit the municipality of Rizal  for you to see its promising beauty and find how your SUNPOWER PHILIPPINES MFG. LTD.  can support us in our quest for development.


Thank you and looking forward for your favorable response on this request.

Respectfully yours,


Municipal Vice-Mayor

OIC Municipal Tourism Officer


Vice Mayor Ferdinand O. Sumague during the Tourism presentation with Mrs. Sharon Regoso CSR (Corporate Social Responsabilities) Manager SunPower Phils, Mfg. Ltd.

Vice Mayor Ferdinand O. Sumague, Mrs. Sharon Regoso CSR Manager, Mr. Aries Sutare and Staff of the Sanggunian Bayan

SunPower Phils. Mfg. Ltd. Laguna Techno Park, Binan Laguna, the Largest Solar Panel manufacturer in the world

Biking Heaven

Biking Heaven

(Tayak Hill)

Vice Mayor Ferdinand O. Sumague

Another milestone in our municipality is to develop Tayak Hill in Rizal, Laguna Philippines as the second Cyling Heaven next to the  Magreglio Hill in Italy

The summit of Tayak Hill will soon be titled as the next ” Biking Heaven “, Thru the effort of Mayor Tony Aurelio, Vice Mayor Ferdie Sumague and Sanggunian members Team Pagbabago and most especially to Laguna Provincial Police Director Gilberto DC Cruz the Sponsor of a Giant Cruciffix and a replica/image Madonna Del Ghisallo (Patroness of Cyclists) with a Bicycle at the back of the replica would soon attract cyclists all over the Philippines and around the globe to Visit Tayak Hill / Tayak Adventure Park Rizal, Laguna Philippines.

Soon to be the next "Biking Heaven"


Madonna del Ghisallo is a hill in Magreglio, close to Lake Como in Italy. It is named after a legendary Marian apparition.

According to the legend, the Medieval count Ghisallo was being attacked by bandits when he saw an image of Virgin Mary at a shrine. He ran to it and was saved from the robbers. The apparition became known as the Madonna del Ghisallo, and she became a patroness of local travellers. In later times, Madonna del Ghisallo (the hill) was made part of the Giro di Lombardia bicycle race.

A local priest, Father Ermelindo Vigano, proposed that Madonna del Ghisallo (the apparition) be declared the patroness of cyclists. This was confirmed by Pope Pius XII. Nowadays the shrine of Madonna del Ghisallo contains a small cycling museum with photos and artifacts from the sport. There also burns an eternal flame for cyclists who have died. One particularly notable artifact is the crumpled bicycle that Fabio Casartelli, a native of the region, rode on the day that he died in a crash in the Tour de France.

Colle del Ghisallo is a mountain pass road that connects the upper part of Valassina Larian Triangle. The point of the pass, at an altitude of 754 m above sea level, is located near Magreglio. A few meters from the pass is a small church, the sanctuary of the Madonna del Ghisallo. Its name comes from a certain Ghisallo which in medieval times in that place was attacked by bandits and made a vow to Our Lady to build a church in his honor if he survived.

The ascent of Ghisallo (from the north) is traditionally traveled by the Tour of Lombardy and was even more times into the course of the Tour of Italy. For this reason, Pope Pius XII proclaimed the universal patroness of cyclists.

This famous hill, with its spectacular views, has also been the decisive or conclusive stage of the most renowned races, from the Giro d’ Italia to the Giro di Lombardia. It’s for these reasons that thousands of cyclists ride up to Ghisallo each year.

In 2000 the Foundation of the Ghisallo Cycling Museum organized a relay from Madonna del Ghisallo to the Vatican to deliver a torch of the eternal flame to Holy Father John Paul II. This event inspired the idea of creating a cycling museum in a separate structure that could enhance the heritage of the shrine. The “Museo del Ciclismo, Madoona del Ghisallo” was inaugurated in 2006.

As a museum of cycling, the museum has positioned itself not just of bicycles but also to being devoted to the men and women of the sport, from competitors, journalists, to organizers, etc.
The official website of the museum is www.museodelghisallo.it