Tagalog settlement arrived some time in the pre-Spaniard period. The provincial territory began with the organization of the Tondo province and Laguna province during the Spanish administration. Some of the towns like Pasig , Parañaque , Taytay and Cainta were already thriving.
José Protasio Rizal Mercado y Alonso Realonda ,  widely known as José Rizal ( Spanish pronunciation: [xoˈse riˈsal] ; June 19, 1861 – December 30, 1896), was a Filipino nationalist and polymath during the tail end of the Spanish colonial period of the Philippines . An ophthalmologist by profession, Rizal became a writer and a key member of the Filipino Propaganda Movement which advocated political reforms for the colony under Spain .