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|Distance from Manila: 96 KM|
|Touted as the "Gateway to Quezon Province" and home of the famed Villa Escudero Resort & Plantation and Ugu's Pottery, Tiaong gave birth to an illustrious son known for his nationalistic ideals, the Father of Philippine Constitution, Don Claro M. Recto.|
TIAONG, QUEZON is a town situated deep in the coconut region of Southem Luzon, 101 Kilometers south of Manila and 14 Kilometers away from San Pablo City. The northern and western boundaries of the town touch the provinces of Laguna and Batangas respectively. Tiaong is bounded on the North by San Pablo City and the Town of Dolores; on the East by Candelaria; on the Southwest by San Antonio; and on the West by Lipa City.
The name of the town is said to have originated from "Tiya Ong" (Auntie Ong), the appellation by which the early residents fondly called Doña Tating, the town's founder. Doña Tating came to be called Tia Ong because wherever she went, she rode around on a pet ox that was fond of giving a loud cry of "Ooooong." Doña Tating was in fact so well known by this appellation that her full name seems to have been forgotten now.
Tiaong's population is 87,707 as of 2007 census. The land area is approximately 11,587 hectares. The main source of income of Tiaong is the coconut trees, which cover almost all the land area of the town. Other producls, in order of importance are Rice, Corn, vegetables, root crops, bananas, coffee, cacao, citrus and lanzones. Poultry and livestock are also raised in Tiaong. There is an agricultural experiment station in Barrio Lagalag, which is maintained by the Bureau of Plant Industry. The station has been of great assistance not only to Tiaong, but also to the neighboring towns.
During the revolution against Spain, a chapter of the "Katipunan" the secret revolutionary society was organized in Tiaong. Ladislao Masangkay led Filipino revolutionaries in Tiaong. A native of Tiaong, Gregorio B. Umali, distinguished himself as a member of the "Banahaw Battalion". He fell in battle against American troops in Barrio Mamatid, Calamba, and Laguna.
American troops under General Theodore Schwan entered the outskirts of Tiaong on Sunday, January 14, 1900. The Filipinos opposed their advances at Barrio Lalig and at Barrio Quipot the following day. When the United States established civil government in the Philippines on July 1, 1901, with William H. Taft as first civil governor, Pedro Cantos was appointed as the first municipal president of Tiaong.
Most of the inhabitants of Tiaong are originally from Batangas, especially from Lipa City, and from the town of San Pablo, San Jose, Taal and Bauan. The inhabitants of this municipality speak Tagalog.
During the Japanese occupation Gen. Vicente Umali led the guerilla movement in this municipality.