My mother told me that she kept one of my projects when I was in college, might be used again by somebody who will be needing information about Tiaong and some writers from Quezon province. I just wanna share though the history of Tiaong, where the name came from, here it is.
History has it that Tiaong got its name from a philanthropic, humanitarian, nationalistic and very religious lady named Dona Tating. She would go to church every morning riding a cart drawn by a big black bull. Because she was respected and love by everyone, the parish priest would not start the Mass unless the loud mooing of the bull – “Ooong” could be heard while entering the churchyard. Dona Tating was called “Tiya” by everyone, so the name “Tiya” and the sound of the Bull were combined to formed the name of Tiaong.
Tiaong is geographically located along Maharlika Highway and situated deep in the coconut region of Southern Luzon, 101 kilometers south of Metro Manila and 36 kilometers northwest of the Provincial Capitol, Lucena City. Tiaong covers an area of 15,239 hectares. It has a rolling terrain with scattered plains.
Agriculture is the people’s main source of income and livelihood. Among these are planting palay, corn and mongo, and raising animals like horses, cows and carabaos.
Some of the picturesque and popular spots in Tiaong are Villa Escudero – famous tourist spot visited by local and foreign tourist, only 2 kilometers from Tiaong Poblacion going to San Pablo City, Tikob Lake – a legendary lake with harmless crocodiles and several varieties of fish; and Mainit Hot Spring – frequently visited by neighboring residents doe to its medicinal value and Mini Park which marks the birthplace of the late, nationalist Senator Claro M. Recto.
And that is the history lifted from my college term paper, history of my town Tiaong.