Pasig City

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City of Pasig
Landmarks
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Seal
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Location
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Government
Region National Capital Region
Province
Mayor Robert "Bobby" Eusebio (Lakas-CMD/PDP-Laban)
Barangays 30
Website www.pasigcity.gov.ph
Physical characteristics
Area 31 km²
Population
Total (2000) 505,058
Density 16,292/km²

The City of Pasig (Lungsod ng Pasig) is one of the 17 cities and municipalities that make up Metro Manila or the National Capital Region in the Philippines. The city is located along the eastern border of Metro Manila, and is bordered to 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 the municipality of Cainta in the province of Rizal. Pasig City used to be the capital of Rizal before Metro Manila was formed. Like most of the cities in the metropolis, Pasig is a residential/industrial area. It has become increasingly commercialized and urbanized over the years. Pasig boasts of the Ortigas Center, one of the country’s famous business districts, high-rise buildings, condominiums and schools, including one of the most expensive universities in the country, the University of Asia and the Pacific. The national headquarters of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines, the Manila Electric Company or Meralco Compound and the Philippine Stock Exchange headquarters are also located in Pasig. Thanks to these business centers, Barangay San Antonio has the largest income for any local government unit in the country. The city has a population of 617,301 according to the 2007 Census. This shows an increase of 112,243 since the year 2000. The provincial capitol of Rizal is still located in Pasig City, located along Shaw Boulevard, Barangay Kapitolyo. Rizal High School, one of the biggest high schools in the world in terms of student population, is located in Pasig. The Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Pasig, a state university located in Kapasigan, Pasig City, offers degree courses for poor but bright and deserving pasigueños.

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History

Before the Spanish colonization, Pasig was a kingdom around the river Bitukang Manok (part of Pasig River).

Pasig was founded in July 1573 with the inauguration of the mission-parish of Pasig. It received its first bell with the Our Lady of the Visitation as the city's patron saint. But in 1587, the Our Lady of Immaculate Conception replaced the Our Lady of the Visitation as patron saint.

On 11 June 1901 the province of Rizal was created through Act No. 137 of the Philippine Commission. Pasig was incorporated into 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 President Marcos through Presidential Decree 824.

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

City Seal

  • The woman (originally a mermaid) 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. The name “Pasig” is derived from Hindu word meaning a body of water connecting two other 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.

Barangay

Pasig City is politically subdivided into 30 barangays.

  • Bagong Ilog
  • Bagong Katipunan
  • Bambang
  • Buting
  • Caniogan
  • Dela Paz
  • Kalawaan
  • Kapasigan
  • Kapitolyo
  • Malinao
  • Manggahan
  • Maybunga
  • Oranbo
  • Palatiw
  • Pinagbuhatan
  • Pineda
  • Rosario
  • Sagad
  • San Antonio
  • San Joaquin
  • San Jose
  • San Miguel
  • San Nicolas (Pob.)
  • Santa Cruz
  • Santa Lucia
  • Santa Rosa
  • Santo Tomas
  • Santolan
  • Sumilang
  • Ugong

Government

Mayors

In the 2010 national and local elections, incumbent mayor Robert Eusebio won as the mayor-elect in the city, while fellow incumbent Rosalio Martirez gained the vice-mayoral seat once again. The lower house seat was given to Roman Romulo garnering 90.23% of the total votes.

  • Robert Eusebio, (2007-Present)
  • Vicente Eusebio, (2004-2007)
  • Soledad Eusebio, (2001-2004)
  • Vicente Eusebio, (1992-2001)
  • Mario Raymundo, (1986-1992)
  • Emiliano R. Caruncho, Jr. (1956-1986)

Vice Mayors

  • Rosalio "Yoyong" Martirez, (2004-Present)
  • Lorna Bernardo, (1992-2004)

Congressmen

  • 14th Congress 2007–2010 - Roman Romulo
  • 13th Congress 2004–2007 - Robert "Dodot" B. Jaworski, Jr.
  • 12th Congress 2001–2004 - Noel "Toti" M. Cariño
  • 11th Congress 1998–2001 - Henry P. Lanot
  • 10th Congress 1995–1998 - Rufino S. Javier
  • 9th Congress 1992–1995 - Rufino S. Javier
  • 8th Congress 1987–1992 - Rufino S. Javier

Shopping Center

Proposed malls

Feliz Town Center in Pasig

References

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