The 400th Year Civil Government Founding Anniversary of Taytay, Palawan is a significant milestone in the town’s history, and the page site dedicated to it provides a wealth of information about this important event. The site offers a brief overview of the town’s history, highlighting its role as the first capital of Palawan and its journey toward becoming a vibrant and progressive municipality.
As the former capital of Palawan, the town of Taytay was first recorded on official chronicles of the Spanish archives in 1622, when the first Spanish Missionary priests from the Recollect Order of Friars set foot on the present-day town. In 1623, a military and civil government was established to manage the town’s local affairs as one of the new frontiers for the Spanish expansion of their rule over the Philippine Islands.
It should be noted that Taytay has long been existing as a community, first inhabited by the Tagbanua natives, which was later influenced by the Muslim populations from the Sultanate of Jolo that settled in the coastal areas of the town.
As we celebrate the 400 years of Taytay’s founding anniversary, may this historic event remind us of the sacrifices, heroism, and resolve of our local heroes and our ancestors. Let us honor them by our common purpose as present-day Taytayanos to march on and face the challenges of the future, while we continue our battle cry to make our beloved municipality of Taytay, Una sa Lahat!