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City of Pasig
Lungsod ng Pasig
Ortigas Center at night.

Seal
Map of Metro Manila showing the location of Pasig.
City of Pasig is located in Philippines
City of Pasig
Location in the Philippines
Coordinates: 14°35′14″N 121°03′40″E / 14.58722°N 121.06111°E / 14.58722; 121.06111
Country  Philippines
Region National Capital Region
District Lone District of Pasig City
Barangays 30
Cityhood January 21, 1995
Government
 - Mayor Robert "Bobby" Eusebio (Nacionalista)
Area
 - Total 31 km2 (12 sq mi)
Population (2000)
 - Total 505,058
 - Density 16,292/km2 (42,196.1/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 1605 for Pasig City Post Office
Area code(s) 02
Website www.pasigcity.gov.ph
Old center of Pasig at the Pasig City Museum and near the Immaculate Conception Cathedral

The City of Pasig (Filipino: Lungsod ng Pasig) is one of the cities and municipalities that make up Metro Manila in the Philippines. It used to be the capital of the province of Rizal before Metro Manila was formed. Located along the eastern border of Metro Manila, Pasig is bordered on the west by Quezon City and Mandaluyong City; to the north by Marikina City; to the south by Makati City, Pateros, and Taguig City; and to the east by Antipolo City, the municipality of Cainta and Taytay in the province of Rizal.

Pasig is a primarily residential and industrial city but increasingly becoming a growing commercial area. Being the former capital of Rizal, the old provincial capitol was located in Pasig, in the outskirt of Shaw Boulevard.

On its city proper lies the Immaculate Conception Cathedral, one of the oldest church in Metro Manila. Pasig is one of the three municipalities appointed by the diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in the Philippines (as the Roman Catholic Diocese of Pasig).

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Etymology

The name Pasig is believed to come from the Sanskrit word “passis” or sand which refers to the community on the sandy river bank.[1] Some historians trace the name of Pasig to the Tagalog word mabagsik which means violent action which can describe the river which currents brought logs from Montalban to Manila

It was also called “mapaksik” by Chinese in Binondo, Manila. “Mapaksik” later became "Pasik" and then "Pasig". It may also come from "pasigan" which means riverbank.

According to Jose Villa Panganiban, former director of The Institute of National Language, said that "Pasig" is old Sanskrit which refers to “river flowing from one body of water to another,” which briefly describes the river because the river flows from Laguna de Bay to Manila Bay

The City Seal

  • The woman represents the Mutya ng Pasig, the idealism of perfection in all aspects that epitomizes loyalty, goodwill and splendor of the City of Pasig.
  • The body of water on both sides of the woman is a suggestion of the Pasig River connecting two bodies of water, Laguna de Bay and Manila Bay both suggested by waves. Pasig is derived from a Hindu word meaning a body of water connecting two bodies of water.
  • On the lower left portion is the Immaculate Conception Cathedral, one of the oldest edifices in the city. It is also the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Pasig.
  • On the lower right portion, it manifests prosperity and progress of the city.

History

On June 11, 1901 the province of Rizal was created through Act No. 137 of Philippine Commission. Pasig was incorporated into the province of Rizal, and was designated as the capital of the new province.

In 1975, Pasig was carved out of Rizal province and became part of Metro Manila when the Metro Manila Commission (pre-cursor of Metro Manila Authority and later Metropolitan Manila Development Authority) was created by Pres. Ferdinand Marcos through Presidential Decree 824.

In July 1994, Pasig was converted into a highly urbanized city through Republic Act 7829. And in December 1994, President Fidel V. Ramos signed it into law, which was ratified through a plebiscite on January 21, 1995.

Political divisions

Pasig City is politically subdivided into 30 barangays.[2] Its barangays are grouped into two districts for city council representation purposes.[3] The first district encompasses the southern and western sections of the city, while the second district encompasses the northern and eastern sections.

Barangays District Population Area (ha) Density (/km²)
Bagong Ilog 1st 15,454 124.95 12,368.1
Bagong Katipunan 1st 1,185 4.78 24,790.8
Bambang 1st 19,258 38.41 50,138.0
Buting 1st 9,073 20.33 44,628.6
Caniogan 1st 21,769 167.94 12,962.4
Dela Paz[a] 2nd 13,047 199.79 6,530.4
Kalawaan 1st 23,442 209.91 11,167.6
Kapasigan 1st 6,569 21.15 31,059.1
Kapitolyo 1st 10,451 95.24 10,973.3
Malinao 1st 5,957 28.02 21,259.8
Manggahan[b] 2nd 74,244 327.03 22,702.5
Maybunga 2nd 35,627 177.37 20,086.3
Oranbo 1st 4,395 43.61 10,078.0
Palatiw 1st 16,929 24.24 69,839.1
Pinagbuhatan 2nd 105,435 152.35 69,205.8
Pineda 1st 15,013 79.85 18,801.5
Rosario 2nd 50,690 414.54 12,228.0
Sagad 1st 6,887 12.00 57,391.7
San Antonio 1st 11,666 82.07 14,214.7
San Joaquin 1st 12,498 45.07 27,730.2
San Jose 1st 2,347 9.33 25,155.4
San Miguel 1st 30,069 80.05 37,562.8
San Nicolas 1st 1,542 30.38 5,075.7
Santa Cruz 1st 4,367 7.28 59,986.3
Santa Lucia 2nd 40,553 178.31 22,743.0
Santa Rosa 1st 1,515 12.06 12,562.2
Santo Tomas 1st 6,375 10.43 61,121.8
Santolan 2nd 43,286 199.25 21,724.5
Sumilang 1st 5,392 17.18 31,385.3
Ugong 1st 22,266 375.38 5,931.6

Notes:

a. ^  Excludes 7,296 persons residing in the area disputed by Barangay San Isidro, Cainta, Rizal.
b. ^  Includes population separately enumerated in the 2007 Census as Barangay Napico. Its creation was annulled by the Supreme Court in September 10, 1999.[4] Excludes 3,784 persons in the area disputed by Barangay San Isidro, Cainta, Rizal.

Economy

Pasig Public Market

The eastern part of the city is where most of Pasig's financial resources are primarily concentrated, including numerous factories, warehouses and commercial facilities flank along E. Rodriguez Jr. Avenue (C-5). The western part was dominated mostly with residential areas.

Arguably more significant eastern part of Pasig and west of Mandaluyong lies the Ortigas Center. As one of the top business districts in the Metro Manila, numerous high-rise office buildings, residential condominiums, commercial establishments, schools and malls are located here. The University of Asia and the Pacific (UA&P), one of the most exclusive universities in the country, is located here. The head office of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines was also established here. Northwest of Ortigas Center is the Meralco Compound, home and head office of Meralco (Manila Electric Company), the largest electrical distribution company in the Philippines. The headquarters of the Philippine Stock Exchange, which is also home to one of trading floors of the country, is located here. The headquarters of San Miguel Corporation, owner of the largest producer of beer in the Philippines, is also located here. Call centers flocked businesses in Ortigas Center since late 90's, a hub for job-seekers and investors. Prominent FM radio stations are established here and has been airing since late 1980s. Due to the businesses and investments Ortigas Center relatively absorbs, the barangay of San Antonio has the largest income for a single local government unit in the Philippines.

Notable along Ortigas Avenue and E. Rodriguez Jr. Avenue (C-5) lies Frontera Verde, a newly privately-owned development area which boasts restaurants, pet shops, mall, park, village, office buildings and a small zoo. Prominently Tiendesitas was located here, a shopping complex that can rival the world-renowned Chatuchak market of Bangkok, Thailand. El-Pueblo, a colonial-themed commercial complex in Ortigas Center, provides new concept of cafes, restaurants and bars. Metrowalk (formerly Payanig), a commercial spot along Ortigas Avenue and Meralco Avenue, was established in 2005 near Ortigas Center which comprises shops, depot warehouses, stalls, restaurants and bars.

The Medical City, a private hospital located near Meralco compound along Ortigas Avenue, offers years of experience operation and administration that serves not only the Pasig citizens but also other municipalities.

Education

Rizal High School, one of the biggest secondary schools in the world, is located in Pasig. Formerly hailed in the Guinness World Records as the largest school in student population, it is surpassed by the City Montessori School (CMS) in Lucknow, India.

Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Pasig, a state university located in Kapasigan, offers degree courses for poor but bright and deserving residents of Pasig. It is established under the mayoralty of Vicente C. Eusebio in 1999.

Pasig City Science High School (PCSHS) is the first science high school in Pasig. It is located near the Rainforest, a public resort that boast zoo, park, swimming pools and other amusement facilities.

The University of Asia and the Pacific (UA&P) in Ortigas Center, one of the most exclusive educational institution in the country, was established in 1967 and entrusted to Opus Dei as a private think-tank that conducted economic and social research but gradually expanded in other fields.

PhilSports Complex or the Philippine Institute of Sports Complex (formerly ULTRA) is a notable national sports complex of the Philippines. Located in Meralco Avenue, it is where the offices of the Philippine Sports Commission, Philippine Olympic Committee and some National Sports Associations are located.

Pasig City Zip Codes

Dr. Sixto Antonio Avenue is a major north-south road in Pasig City.
  • Caniogan 1606
  • Green Park 1612
  • Kapasigan 1600
  • Kapitolyo 1603
  • Manggahan 1611
  • Maybunga 1607
  • Pinagbuhatan 1602
  • Rosario 1609
  • San Antonio 1605
  • San Joaquin 1601
  • Santolan 1610
  • Santa Lucia 1608
  • Ugong 1604

Population

Office information

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Mayor

  • Padre Daniel Florida Mesa (1689's) (Spanish Priest)
  • Padre Franco Torrez (1700's)
  • Padre Armando Zuniga (1728-1738) (Spanish-Filipino Priest)
  • Gov. Heneral Joshua Milan Saavedra, (1738-1750) (Gobernadorcillo)
  • Don Mario Lamercia, (1750-1780) (Gobernadorcillo)
  • Aldrin Gersalia, (1780's) (Gobernadorcillo)
  • Don Rafael Umali, (1852-1853, 1869-1870)
  • Don Apolonio Santiago, (1873-1884)
  • Don Sixto J. Antonio, (1924-1935)
  • Francisco B. Legaspi, (1945-1951)
  • Cipriano A. Raymundo, (1936-1942, 1942-1945, 1952-1955)
  • Emiliano R. Caruncho Jr. , (1956-1986)
  • Mario Raymundo (1986-1992)
  • Vicente Eusebio, (1992-2001)
  • Soledad Eusebio, (2001-2004)
  • Vicente Eusebio, (2004-2007) - Henry Lanot claimed to have won the 2005 election, but he was murdered so Vicente regained his title.[5]
  • Robert Eusebio, (2007-present)

Vice Mayor

  • Emiliano Santos (1956 - 1986)
  • Lorna Bernardo, (1992-2004)
  • Rosalio "Yoyong" Martirez, (2004-Present)

Sister cities

See also

References

External links

Largest cities in the Philippines
Rank City Region Population Rank City Region Population

Manila
Manila
Makati
Makati
Pasig
Pasig

1 Quezon City National Capital 2,679,450 11 Dasmariñas Region IV-A 556,330
2 Manila National Capital 1,660,714 12 Cagayan de Oro Region X 553,966
3 Caloocan National Capital 1,378,856 13 Parañaque National Capital 552,660
4 Davao City Region XI 1,363,337 14 Las Piñas National Capital 532,330
5 Cebu City Region VII 798,809 15 General Santos Region XII 529,542
6 Zamboanga City Region IX 774,407 16 Makati National Capital 510,383
7 Antipolo Region IV-A 633,971 17 Bacolod Region VI 499,497
8 Pasig National Capital 617,301 18 Muntinlupa National Capital 452,493
9 Taguig National Capital 613,343 19 San Jose del Monte Region III 439,090
10 Valenzuela National Capital 568,928 20 Marikina National Capital 424,610
Philippines 2007 Census

Coordinates: 14°35′14″N 121°03′40″E / 14.58722°N 121.06111°E / 14.58722; 121.06111


Travel guide

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikitravel

Pasig City

The City of Pasig is a city in the Philippines that is part of the greater group of cities that constitute Metro Manila. This eastern Philippine city is bordered to the west by heavily populated Quezon City and rapidly urban Mandaluyong City; it is bordered to the east by the municipality of Cainta in Rizal province; it is bordered to the north by increasingly attractive Marikina City; and it is bordered to the south by Philippine financial capital Makati City, middle-class residential district Pateros and Taguig City.

Pasig City is home to the Ortigas Center, the country's fastest growing commercial and financial district. Home to many of the country's most important centers of commerce, business, government, and entertainment, Pasig City is emerging as a truly important city in the Philippines, and an ideal homebase from which to experience the Philippines at its finest and most real.

Plaza Rizal
Plaza Rizal

Get in

As Pasig is within Metro Manila itself, it is not far from the NAIA Airport in Pasay City and travel between cities will only take minutes.

Get around

Jeepneys are available throughout the city, as well as tricycles and pedicabs in smaller residential areas. One can ride a jeepney from Shaw Boulevard in Mandaluyong City that leads all the way to the heart of Pasig, which is the Pasig City Hall and the Pasig Public Market (Pasig Palengke).

Taxis also service the city as well.

Pasig Cathedral
Pasig Cathedral

Pasig Cathedral - Located in the city center, this stone church has been around since the early 1700's and serves as a religious city landmark.

Pasig City Museum - Also found in the city center adjacent to Plaza Rizal, this former colonial mansion has been converted into a museum to showcase Pasig's rich history of culture and arts.

Lopez Memorial Museum - This museum features many artworks of Filipino artists and sculptors. It is located near the Philippine Stock Exchange.

Bahay na Tisa - Lit. "House of Stone". It is the only remaining "Bahay na Bato" in Pasig City, still owned by the Tech Family and not yet open to public. This house has also been used in many movies relating to Spanish times due to the house's authenticity and rustic appeal.

Do

Metrowalk - Located in Barangay Ugong, this is a complex of high-end nightclubs and restaurants in uptown Pasig where partygoers can go clubbing with a view of the city as well as its neighbors.

Buy

Tiendesitas - Located in Barangay Ugong, this unique shopping complex appears in the form of Philippine Native Houses. There are many bargain shops in this area, and the unique motif also offers a pleasant experience for tourists. People could get a calesa ride around the complex for a small price. The barbecue stalls here are great too.

Eat

The cuisine of Pasig tastes slightly different because of the many cultures that converged here. It still offers a unique culinary experience for restaurateurs.

Ado's Panciteria - Located in the heart of Pasig, this small panciteria has been in business for more than fifty years now, serving their pancit specialty. It has become a well-known favorite among locals.

Cafe Juanita - Found in Barangay Kapitolyo, this restaurant is for people who are looking for something with class but on a "coca-cola" budget. This restaurant is literally decorated with all sorts of antiques that are for sale, and the cozy ambiance, the food served are just worth the time. This restaurant specializes in Filipino and other Asian cuisines.

Sleep

Pasig City is home to the Ortigas Center, where business and financial activities necessitate hotels of premier quality. As such, many four-star and five-star hotels are found here, several of which have official websites at which one can reserve rooms at lower rates than would be typically found using a travel agent.

  • Astoria Plaza Suites, #15 J. Escriva Drive, Ortigas Business District, Pasig City, +632-687-1111 (fax: +632-910-0370), [1]. The Astoria Plaza Hotel's is located close to Metro Manila. Best rates on official website start at US$56.  edit
  • Crowne Plaza Galleria Manila, Ortigas Ave. corner Asian Dev. Bank Avenue, Pasig City, 1100 Philippines, +632-633-7222 (fax: +632-634-9966), [2]. The Crowne Plaza Galleria may be found at the Robinson's Galleria, one of the Philippines' most exciting shopping centers.  edit
  • Discovery Suites, 25 ADB Ortigas Center Pasig City 1600, +632-683-8222 (fax: +632-683-8111), [3]. One of the more popular serviced hotels in Manila, Discovery Suites is renowned for its personalized service and little niceties that make your stay just a little more pleasant and a lot more memorable. Best rates on official website start at US$88.  edit
  • EDSA Shangri-La, 1 Garden Way, Ortigas Centre, Pasig City 1650, Metro Manila, Philippines, +632-633-8888 (fax: +632-631-1067), [4].  edit
  • The Malayan Plaza Hotel, ADB Avenue corner Opal Road, Ortigas Center Pasig City, Metro Manila, Philippines, (632) 706-0055 (fax: (632) 635-2969), [5]. The Malayan Plaza Ortigas offers 150 elegantly furnished self-contained studio, one-bedroom, two-bedroom and three-bedroom fully serviced apartments, catering to the needs of discerning business travelers and holiday makers, as well as expatriates on short and extended assignments in Manila. Each room at The Malayan Plaza is elegantly designed to provide utmost comfort and convenience. Best rates on official website start at US$76.  edit
  • The Richmonde Hotel, 21 San Miguel Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig City, +632-638-7777 (fax: +632-638-8567), [6]. The Richmonde Hotel Manila is just a few minutes from Manila's centers of business and tourism. Offered in this world-class hotel are state-of-the-art amenities, facilities and sumptuous food. Best rates on official website start at US$85.  edit
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