The Legend Of Tiaong

Once there lived an old and rich woman who lived in a small town in the province of Quezon. In spite of the fact that she was wealthy she was so kind and helpful to her fellowmen, especially to the poor people around her.

The old woman helped people in many ways. Sometimes she gave them everything that was within her power to give.

Because of the old woman's kindness, the people in the community learned to love and respect her very much. Everybody called her "Tia" as a sign of respect for her.

Besides being kind hearted woman, she was also religious. Everyday she went to the church in the town to hear mass. In going to church she always rode on her favorite pet cow. The people always took delight in seeing the kind hearted woman on her cow while go- ing around the town. The people got used to seeing the woman riding on her cow that whenever they heard the sounds made by the cow, they knew that their Tia was passing by.

Years passed and the people, seeing that the old woman was still giving a helping hand to them, agreed to name their town after her and her cow, So they called their town "TAI-ONG", which came from what they called the old woman and the sound they heard from her cow.

Until now, the many helpful deeds that were done by the old woman are still remembered by the people of TIA-0NG, now known to us as TIAONG.