The City of Pasay is one of the cities and municipalities that make up Metro Manila
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in the Philippines
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. It is bordered on the north by the country's capital, Manila
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, to the northeast by Makati City
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, to the east by Taguig City
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, and Parañaque City
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to the south.
Pasay City was one of the original four cities of Metro Manila. Due to its proximity to Manila, it quickly became an urban town during the American Period.
There are many conjectures as to the origin of the name "Pasay".
In one version, the name of the municipality came from the wail of a brokenhearted swain.