About Polillo, Quezon

The whole island group of Polillo, Panukulan and Burdeos, and the island of Jomalig and Patnangunan were used to be referred to as the Polillo Island group in the olden times.

Polillio Quezon

Message to the People:

Inspired by the vision of becoming a significant contributor in the progress and development of Quezon, the local government officials of Polillo, thru its Executive and Legislative Agenda, forged a partnership that is anchored on mutual aspiration of bringing the best of life to its people.

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Balesin Island: Your Own Private Paradise.

Balesin is a mere 25-minute plane ride from Manila. It is located east of Mauban, Quezon beside the Polillo Islands and nestles at the gate of Lamon Bay, one of the richest, undisturbed fishing grounds in the Pacific. A true island paradise.

Balesin Island

It was a coral formation, which became an island.

The island is now a sanctuary for the birds, which fly over the main island of Polillo and its neighboring areas. Every afternoon, groups of birds gather in the sky and head towards the island to spend the night there. Bird Island is located in Polillo Island, Quezon.

Bird Island

Province: Quezon, 14° 46.333N 121° 56.009E

Tamulaya Falls is the centerpiece, literally, of tourist destinations in Polillo. Literally because the tourism poster at the Munisipyo was laid out with the falls at the center. Being a centerpiece may well be justified as it is a popular destination both for locals and visitors.

Tamulaya Falls

The Island of Polillio, Quezon
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Bird Island Polillio, Quezon

MESSAGE

Inspired by the vision of becoming a significant contributor in the progress and development of Quezon, the local government officials of Polillo, thru its Executive and Legislative Agenda, forged a partnership that is anchored on mutual aspiration of bringing the best of life to its people.

The output of our 2013 Executive and Legislative Agenda is the summary of our assignments where we, as public servants shall be measured according to our

capabilities, honesty and integrity. It is the conviction of our leadership, to couple our dreams with true and dedicated labor, to show that we are responsible steward of our own share of land. Let us join our forces to move the mountains that hampered our progress for decades.

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HISTORY

Trade relations between the natives of the Polillo Islands and Chinese merchants existed long before the Spanish conquerors came to the archipelago. Trade was a conglomeration of Malay-Hindu-Chinese-Tagalog.

Padre Morga wrote that Polillo originated from the Chinese word "Pulilu", which means beautiful island with plenty of food. When Juan de Salcedo, a Spanish conqueror came to Polillo in 1567, he saw a central government fully organized through the Balangay, with a datu who had a direct supervision and control over all the natives. The inhabitants lived in nipa huts. » Read more