Pasig City
Overview
 
The City of Pasig is one of the city municipalities of Metro Manila
Metro Manila
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 in the Philippines
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 and was the former capital of the province of Rizal
Rizal
Rizal is a province located in the CALABARZON , just 16 kilometers east of Manila. The province was named after the country's national hero, José Rizal. Rizal Governor Casimiro A. Ynares III on June 17, 2008 announced the transfer of the Capitol from Pasig. Its P 270-million capitol building,...

 prior to the formation of this grouping of cities designated as the National Capital Region. Located along the eastern border of Metro Manila
Metro Manila
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, Pasig is bordered on the west by Quezon City
Quezon City
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 and Mandaluyong City
Mandaluyong City
The City of Mandaluyong is one of the cities and municipalities that comprise Metro Manila in the Philippines. It is bordered on the west by the country's capital, Manila, to the north by San Juan City, to the east by Quezon City and Pasig City, and by Makati City to the south...

; to the north by Marikina City
Marikina City
Marikina, officially the City of Marikina, known as the Shoe Capital of the Philippines, was former capital of the province of Manila during the declaration of Philippine Independence and one of the sixteen cities within the Manila Metropolitan Area. Marikina is part of Eastern Manila District of...

; to the south by Makati City
Makati City
The City of Makati is one of the 17 cities that make up Metro Manila, one of the most populous metropolitan areas in the world. Makati is the financial center of the Philippines and one of the major financial, commercial and economic hubs in Asia...

, Pateros
Pateros, Metro Manila
The Municipality of Pateros is a First-class municipality in Metro Manila, Philippines. This small town is famous for its duck-raising industry and especially for producing balut, a Filipino delicacy that is boiled duck egg...

, and Taguig City
Taguig City
Taguig is a city in Metro Manila in the Philippines. From a thriving fishing community along the shores of Laguna de Bay, it is now an important residential, commercial and industrial center...

; and to the east by Antipolo City
Antipolo City
Antipolo is a city in the Philippines located in the province of Rizal; about 25 kilometers east of Manila. It is the largest city in the Calabarzon Region in terms of population...

, the municipality of Cainta
Cainta, Rizal
The Municipality of Cainta is a first-class urban municipality in the province of Rizal, Philippines. It is one of the oldest , and is the town with the second smallest land area of 26.81 km² next to Angono with 26.22 km².Cainta serves as the secondary gateway to the rest of Rizal...

 and Taytay
Taytay, Rizal
The Municipality of Taytay is a first class, urban municipality in the province of Rizal, Philippines. It is currently the third second most populous town in Rizal after and Cainta. Taytay serves a the gateway of West Rizal to the cities of Pasig and Taguig...

 in the province of Rizal.

Pasig is primarily residential and industrial but has been becoming increasingly commercial in recent years.
Encyclopedia
The City of Pasig is one of the city municipalities of Metro Manila
Metro Manila
Metropolitan Manila , the National Capital Region , or simply Metro Manila, is the metropolitan region encompassing the City of Manila and its surrounding areas in the Philippines...

 in the Philippines
Philippines
The Philippines , officially known as the Republic of the Philippines , is a country in Southeast Asia in the western Pacific Ocean. To its north across the Luzon Strait lies Taiwan. West across the South China Sea sits Vietnam...

 and was the former capital of the province of Rizal
Rizal
Rizal is a province located in the CALABARZON , just 16 kilometers east of Manila. The province was named after the country's national hero, José Rizal. Rizal Governor Casimiro A. Ynares III on June 17, 2008 announced the transfer of the Capitol from Pasig. Its P 270-million capitol building,...

 prior to the formation of this grouping of cities designated as the National Capital Region. Located along the eastern border of Metro Manila
Metro Manila
Metropolitan Manila , the National Capital Region , or simply Metro Manila, is the metropolitan region encompassing the City of Manila and its surrounding areas in the Philippines...

, Pasig is bordered on the west by Quezon City
Quezon City
Quezon City is the former capital and the most populous city in the Philippines. Located on the island of Luzon, Quezon City is one of the cities and municipalities that make up Metro Manila, the National Capital Region. The city was named after Manuel L...

 and Mandaluyong City
Mandaluyong City
The City of Mandaluyong is one of the cities and municipalities that comprise Metro Manila in the Philippines. It is bordered on the west by the country's capital, Manila, to the north by San Juan City, to the east by Quezon City and Pasig City, and by Makati City to the south...

; to the north by Marikina City
Marikina City
Marikina, officially the City of Marikina, known as the Shoe Capital of the Philippines, was former capital of the province of Manila during the declaration of Philippine Independence and one of the sixteen cities within the Manila Metropolitan Area. Marikina is part of Eastern Manila District of...

; to the south by Makati City
Makati City
The City of Makati is one of the 17 cities that make up Metro Manila, one of the most populous metropolitan areas in the world. Makati is the financial center of the Philippines and one of the major financial, commercial and economic hubs in Asia...

, Pateros
Pateros, Metro Manila
The Municipality of Pateros is a First-class municipality in Metro Manila, Philippines. This small town is famous for its duck-raising industry and especially for producing balut, a Filipino delicacy that is boiled duck egg...

, and Taguig City
Taguig City
Taguig is a city in Metro Manila in the Philippines. From a thriving fishing community along the shores of Laguna de Bay, it is now an important residential, commercial and industrial center...

; and to the east by Antipolo City
Antipolo City
Antipolo is a city in the Philippines located in the province of Rizal; about 25 kilometers east of Manila. It is the largest city in the Calabarzon Region in terms of population...

, the municipality of Cainta
Cainta, Rizal
The Municipality of Cainta is a first-class urban municipality in the province of Rizal, Philippines. It is one of the oldest , and is the town with the second smallest land area of 26.81 km² next to Angono with 26.22 km².Cainta serves as the secondary gateway to the rest of Rizal...

 and Taytay
Taytay, Rizal
The Municipality of Taytay is a first class, urban municipality in the province of Rizal, Philippines. It is currently the third second most populous town in Rizal after and Cainta. Taytay serves a the gateway of West Rizal to the cities of Pasig and Taguig...

 in the province of Rizal.

Pasig is primarily residential and industrial but has been becoming increasingly commercial in recent years. The old provincial capitol lies off of Shaw Boulevard, outside the city. Within is The Immaculate Conception Cathedral, one of the oldest churches in Metro Manila, and Pasig is one of the three municipalities appointed by the diocese
Diocese
A diocese is the district or see under the supervision of a bishop. It is divided into parishes.An archdiocese is more significant than a diocese. An archdiocese is presided over by an archbishop whose see may have or had importance due to size or historical significance...

 of the Roman Catholic Church
Roman Catholic Church
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 in the Philippines (as the Roman Catholic Diocese of Pasig
Roman Catholic Diocese of Pasig
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Pasig is the diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in the Philippines that comprises Pasig City, Pateros, and Taguig City. It was established by Pope John Paul II on June 26, 2003 by virtue of the Papal Bull Deus Caritas. It was formally inaugurated on August 21,...

).

Etymology

The name Pasig is believed to come from the Sanskrit
Sanskrit
Sanskrit , is a historical Indo-Aryan language and the primary liturgical language of Hinduism, Jainism and Buddhism.Buddhism: besides Pali, see Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Today, it is listed as one of the 22 scheduled languages of India and is an official language of the state of Uttarakhand...

 word “passis” or sand which refers to the community on the sandy river bank. Some historians trace the name of Pasig to the Tagalog
Tagalog language
Tagalog is an Austronesian language spoken as a first language by a third of the population of the Philippines and as a second language by most of the rest. It is the first language of the Philippine region IV and of Metro Manila...

 word mabagsik which means violent action which can describe the river which currents brought logs from Montalban
Rodriguez, Rizal
Rodriguez, Rizal is a first-class, urban municipality in the province of Rizal, Philippines. It is the northernmost town in the province and comes after San Mateo, Rizal, and Quezon City coming from Metro Manila...

 to Manila
Manila
Manila is the capital of the Philippines. It is one of the sixteen cities forming Metro Manila.Manila is located on the eastern shores of Manila Bay and is bordered by Navotas and Caloocan to the north, Quezon City to the northeast, San Juan and Mandaluyong to the east, Makati on the southeast,...



It was also called “mapaksik” by Chinese in Binondo, Manila
Manila
Manila is the capital of the Philippines. It is one of the sixteen cities forming Metro Manila.Manila is located on the eastern shores of Manila Bay and is bordered by Navotas and Caloocan to the north, Quezon City to the northeast, San Juan and Mandaluyong to the east, Makati on the southeast,...

. “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, "Pasig" is old Sanskrit meaning “river flowing from one body of water to another,” which briefly describes the river because the river flows from Laguna de Bay
Laguna de Bay
Laguna de Bay is the largest lake in the Philippines and the third largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia after Tonle Sap in Cambodia and Lake Toba in Sumatra, Indonesia. It is on the island of Luzon between the provinces of Laguna to the south and Rizal to the north...

 to Manila Bay
Manila Bay
Manila Bay is a natural harbor which serves the Port of Manila , in the Philippines.The bay is considered to be one of the best natural harbors in Southeast Asia and one of the finest in the world...


The City Seal

  • The woman represents the Mutya
    Mutya
    Mutya is a Philippine fantasy series produced and aired by ABS-CBN that is based on Pablo S. Gomez's comic of the same name. The series introduced the network's newest discovered child actress Mutya Orquia...

     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
    Pasig River
    The Pasig River is a river in the Philippines that connects Laguna de Bay to Manila Bay. Stretching for , it is lined by Metro Manila on each side...

     connecting two bodies of water, Laguna de Bay
    Laguna de Bay
    Laguna de Bay is the largest lake in the Philippines and the third largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia after Tonle Sap in Cambodia and Lake Toba in Sumatra, Indonesia. It is on the island of Luzon between the provinces of Laguna to the south and Rizal to the north...

     and Manila Bay
    Manila Bay
    Manila Bay is a natural harbor which serves the Port of Manila , in the Philippines.The bay is considered to be one of the best natural harbors in Southeast Asia and one of the finest in the world...

     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
Rizal
Rizal is a province located in the CALABARZON , just 16 kilometers east of Manila. The province was named after the country's national hero, José Rizal. Rizal Governor Casimiro A. Ynares III on June 17, 2008 announced the transfer of the Capitol from Pasig. Its P 270-million capitol building,...

 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
Metro Manila
Metropolitan Manila , the National Capital Region , or simply Metro Manila, is the metropolitan region encompassing the City of Manila and its surrounding areas in the Philippines...

 when the Metro Manila Commission (pre-cursor of Metro Manila Authority and later Metropolitan Manila Development Authority
Metropolitan Manila Development Authority
The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority , is an agency of the Republic of the Philippines created embracing the cities of Manila, Quezon City, Caloocan, Pasay, Mandaluyong, Makati, Pasig, Marikina, Muntinlupa, Las Piñas, Parañaque, Valenzuela, Malabon, Taguig, Navotas and San Juan and the...

) was created by Pres. Ferdinand Marcos
Ferdinand Marcos
Ferdinand Emmanuel Edralin Marcos, Sr. was a Filipino leader and an authoritarian President of the Philippines from 1965 to 1986. He was a lawyer, member of the Philippine House of Representatives and a member of the Philippine Senate...

 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
Fidel V. Ramos
Fidel "Eddie" Valdez Ramos , popularly known as FVR, was the 12th President of the Philippines from 1992 to 1998. During his six years in office, Ramos was widely credited and admired by many for revitalizing and renewing international confidence in the Philippine economy.Prior to his election as...

 signed it into law, which was ratified through a plebiscite on January 21, 1995.

On February 4, 2006, the ULTRA Stampede happened due to First Anniversary Celebration of ABS-CBN
ABS-CBN
ABS–CBN Corporation is a Philippine-based media conglomerate. It is the Philippines' largest media and entertainment conglomerate. The corporation was the merger of Alto Broadcasting System which at that time owned by James Lindenberg and Antonio Quirino, and the Chronicle Broadcasting Network ...

's Noontime Show: Wowowee
Wowowee
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because of the prizes that will be given away where 71 people died. The anniversary of the show will be held on PhilSports Arena
PhilSports Arena
The Philippine Institute of Sports Arena or PhilSports Arena is an indoor sporting arena located inside the PhilSports Complex in Pasig, Philippines. It was formerly known as the University of Life Training and Recreational Arena or the ULTRA. The arena and its surrounding sports complex are...

 but the event has been already canceled due to the tragedy.

On September 26, 2009, the city was one of the areas struck by high flood created by Typhoon Ondoy. It is perhaps the most destructive flood in Philippine history. Pasig is accessed by the Pasig River
Pasig River
The Pasig River is a river in the Philippines that connects Laguna de Bay to Manila Bay. Stretching for , it is lined by Metro Manila on each side...

, wherein the waters of Marikina River
Marikina River
The San Mateo - Marikina River is a main river system in Eastern Metro Manila, Philippines. A river stretching from Rodriguez, Rizal, to Pasig City that connects to Pasig River as major tributary near Napindan Area in Pasig City.San Mateo - Marikina River used to be an important transport route...

 channeled and the Manggahan Floodway routed to Laguna de Bay
Laguna de Bay
Laguna de Bay is the largest lake in the Philippines and the third largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia after Tonle Sap in Cambodia and Lake Toba in Sumatra, Indonesia. It is on the island of Luzon between the provinces of Laguna to the south and Rizal to the north...

.

Political divisions

Pasig City is politically subdivided into 30 barangay
Barangay
A barangay is the smallest administrative division in the Philippines and is the native Filipino term for a village, district or ward...

s.
Its barangays are grouped into two districts for city council representation purposes. The first district encompasses the southern and western sections of the city, while the second district encompasses the northern and eastern sections.
Barangay
Barangay
A barangay is the smallest administrative division in the Philippines and is the native Filipino term for a village, district or ward...

s
District Population Area
Area
Area is a quantity that expresses the extent of a two-dimensional surface or shape in the plane. Area can be understood as the amount of material with a given thickness that would be necessary to fashion a model of the shape, or the amount of paint necessary to cover the surface with a single coat...

 (ha
Hectare
The hectare is a metric unit of area defined as 10,000 square metres , and primarily used in the measurement of land. In 1795, when the metric system was introduced, the are was defined as being 100 square metres and the hectare was thus 100 ares or 1/100 km2...

)
Density
Population density
Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. It is frequently applied to living organisms, and particularly to humans...

 (/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 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 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 2nd 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:
Excludes 7,296 persons residing in the area disputed by Barangay San Isidro, Cainta, Rizal
Cainta, Rizal
The Municipality of Cainta is a first-class urban municipality in the province of Rizal, Philippines. It is one of the oldest , and is the town with the second smallest land area of 26.81 km² next to Angono with 26.22 km².Cainta serves as the secondary gateway to the rest of Rizal...

.
Includes population separately enumerated in the 2007 Census as Barangay Napico. Its creation was annulled by the Supreme Court
Supreme Court of the Philippines
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 on September 10, 1999. Excludes 3,784 persons in the area disputed by Barangay San Isidro, Cainta, Rizal.


Economy

The western part of the city is where most of Pasig's financial resources are primarily concentrated. It includes numerous factories, warehouses, establishments and commercial facilities primarily situated in Ortigas Center and flank along E. Rodriguez Jr. Avenue (C-5). The eastern part was mostly dominated with residential areas. Per capita income (GDP) of Pasig is $12,032 per year.

Arguably more significant western part of Pasig and east of Mandaluyong lies the Ortigas Center
Ortigas Center
Ortigas Center is Metro Manila's second most important Philippine financial district-cum-central business district after the Makati Financial and Central Business District in Makati City. With an area of at least 100 hectares, the district is located at the boundaries of Pasig City, Mandaluyong...

. 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
University of Asia and the Pacific
The University of Asia and the Pacific is a private research university in the Philippines. It traces its beginnings to the Center for Research and Communication , which was established in 1967 as a private think-tank that conducted economic and social research and offered graduate courses in...

 (UA&P), one of the most exclusive universities in the country, is located here. The head office of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines
Integrated Bar of the Philippines
The Integrated Bar of the Philippines is the national organization of lawyers in the Philippines. It is the mandatory bar association for Filipino lawyers.-History:...

 was also established here. Northwest of Ortigas Center is the Meralco Compound, home and head office of Meralco
Meralco
The Manila Electric Company , also known as MERALCO or Meralco, is the Philippines' largest distributor of electrical power.The word MERALCO, is an acronym for Manila Electric Railroad And Light COmpany, which was the company's original name from 1903 to 1919.MERALCO is the Metro Manila's only...

 (Manila Electric Company), the largest electrical distribution company in the Philippines. The headquarters of the Philippine Stock Exchange
Philippine Stock Exchange
The Philippine Stock Exchange is the national stock exchange of the Philippines. It is one of the oldest stock exchanges in Southeast Asia, having been in continuous operation since its inception in 1927...

, which is also home to one of trading floors of the country, is located here. The headquarters of San Miguel Corporation
San Miguel Corporation
Established in 1890 as a brewery, San Miguel Corporation is Southeast Asia's largest publicly listed food, beverage and packaging company with over 17,000 employees in over 100 major facilities throughout the Asia-Pacific....

, 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
Tiendesitas
Tiendesitas is a shopping complex located along the C-5 road in Manila. It began its operations on September 26, 2005 and was developed by Ortigas & Co. Limited Partnership .. It rivals the highly successful and world-renowned Chatuchak Market of Bangkok...

 was located here, a shopping complex that can rival the world-renowned Chatuchak
Chatuchak
Chatuchak usually refers to Chatuchak Weekend Market in Bangkok, Thailand, but it may be used to refer to various places around the area:* Chatuchak Park, a public park just north of Chatuchak Weekend Market....

 market of Bangkok
Bangkok
Bangkok is the capital and largest urban area city in Thailand. It is known in Thai as Krung Thep Maha Nakhon or simply Krung Thep , meaning "city of angels." The full name of Bangkok is Krung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahintharayutthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom...

, Thailand
Thailand
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. El-Pueblo, a colonial-themed commercial complex in Ortigas Center, provides new concept of cafes, restaurants and bars. Metrowalk
Metrowalk
Metrowalk is a small but major commercial hub in Pasig in the Philippines. It is located on a 5,000 square metre parcel of land at the junction of Ortigas and Meralco Avenues in the Ortigas Center central business district of the metro....

 (formerly Payanig), a commercial hub along Ortigas Avenue and Meralco Avenue, was established in 2005 near Ortigas Center
Ortigas Center
Ortigas Center is Metro Manila's second most important Philippine financial district-cum-central business district after the Makati Financial and Central Business District in Makati City. With an area of at least 100 hectares, the district is located at the boundaries of Pasig City, Mandaluyong...

 which comprises shops, depot warehouses, stalls, restaurants and bars.

The Medical City
The Medical City
The Medical City Philippines is a tertiary health care organization with a medical staff of 1,100 physicians and 2,200 support personnel, serving 40,000 in-patients and 400,000 out-patients annually.Joint Commission International Accreditation...

, a privately owned hospital located near Meralco compound along Ortigas Avenue, offers years of experience operation & administration and special facilities that serves not only the Pasig citizens but also other municipalities.

Education

Rizal High School
Rizal High School
Rizal High School , an institution of secondary education based in Pasig City, Metro Manila, Philippines, has been listed as the “largest secondary school in the world” since 1993 by the Guinness Book of World Records. This evaluation is based on the size of the student population.The school was...

 (RHS) is located in Pasig. Named after the Philippine national hero Dr. José Rizal
José Rizal
José Protacio Rizal Mercado y Alonso Realonda , was a Filipino polymath, patriot and the most prominent advocate for reform in the Philippines during the Spanish colonial era. He is regarded as the foremost Filipino patriot and is listed as one of the national heroes of the Philippines by...

, it is the biggest secondary schools in the world. Formerly hailed in the Guinness World Records
Guinness World Records
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 as the largest school in student population, it is surpassed by the City Montessori School
City Montessori School
City Montessori School , Lucknow is a private school that offers education up to the level of under-graduation, in Lucknow, India. The school was founded in 1959 by Bharti Gandhi and Jagdish Gandhi. By 2008 its enrollment had reached 32,000 pupils, a world record...

 (CMS) in Lucknow
Lucknow
Lucknow is the capital city of Uttar Pradesh in India. Lucknow is the administrative headquarters of Lucknow District and Lucknow Division....

, India.

Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Pasig
Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Pasig
The Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Pasig is a local university run by the Pasig City government in the Philippines. PLP is envisioned to be a university that is committed to excellence in college education.-History:...

, a local 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 Rainforest, a fully restored public resort and amusement park.

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
Opus Dei
Opus Dei, formally known as The Prelature of the Holy Cross and Opus Dei , is an organization of the Catholic Church that teaches that everyone is called to holiness and that ordinary life is a path to sanctity. The majority of its membership are lay people, with secular priests under the...

 as a private think-tank that conducted economic and social research but gradually expanded in other fields.

The Pasig branch of Arellano University
Arellano University
Arellano University is a private, nonsectarian university located in Manila, Philippines, established in 1938 by Florentino Cayco, Sr. as the Arellano Law College which was later known as Arellano Colleges...

 Andres Bonifacio Campus located in Caniogan also provides intermediate, secondary and vocational courses. The main branch is located in Manila.

PhilSports Complex
PhilSports Complex
The Philippine Institute of Sports Complex is a national sports complex of the Philippines. It is located in Meralco Avenue in Pasig, Metro Manila, Philippines...

 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 Catholic College
Pasig Catholic College
Pasig Catholic College is a private sectarian college located at the heart of Pasig City, Philippines. It was founded in 1913 as a small school managed by the CICM Fathers headed by Fr. Rouse Stephen Cebreros inside the "convento" of the Immaculate Conception Parish...

 (PCC) is a private sectarian college located at the heart of Pasig City. Established in 1913 as a small school managed by the CICM Fathers headed by Fr. Rouse Stephen Cebreros at the present Immaculate Conception Cathedral of Pasig, it is considered as the city's center of Catholic educational institution of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Pasig
Roman Catholic Diocese of Pasig
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Pasig is the diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in the Philippines that comprises Pasig City, Pateros, and Taguig City. It was established by Pope John Paul II on June 26, 2003 by virtue of the Papal Bull Deus Caritas. It was formally inaugurated on August 21,...

.

Situated at Mercedes Avenue lies La Consolacion College – Pasig. Founded by the Augustinian Sisters of Our Lady of Consolation, it is one of the sister schools of La Consolacion College - Manila.

Located at the heart of city proper, lies Colegio del Buen Consejo (CBC). Formerly an all-female and one of the oldest school in Pasig, it is one of the educational institutions promulgated by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Pasig
Roman Catholic Diocese of Pasig
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Pasig is the diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in the Philippines that comprises Pasig City, Pateros, and Taguig City. It was established by Pope John Paul II on June 26, 2003 by virtue of the Papal Bull Deus Caritas. It was formally inaugurated on August 21,...

.

La Immaculada Concepcion School (LICS) was also located in Pasig proper. Situated in the outskirt of E. Caruncho Avenue near the city's municipal capitol, it provides preschool, primary and secondary educations.

MFI Foundation Inc.
MFI Foundation Inc.
MFI Foundation Inc. is a non-stock, non-profit science foundation that has provided training and education in the Philippines for more than 30 years....

 (formerly Meralco
Meralco
The Manila Electric Company , also known as MERALCO or Meralco, is the Philippines' largest distributor of electrical power.The word MERALCO, is an acronym for Manila Electric Railroad And Light COmpany, which was the company's original name from 1903 to 1919.MERALCO is the Metro Manila's only...

 Foundation Institute) was located near the Ortigas Center
Ortigas Center
Ortigas Center is Metro Manila's second most important Philippine financial district-cum-central business district after the Makati Financial and Central Business District in Makati City. With an area of at least 100 hectares, the district is located at the boundaries of Pasig City, Mandaluyong...

 along Ortigas Avenue. Established in 1983, it serve to meet the industry's demand for middle-level technical manpower. As a partner of Philippine government's institution of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Philippines)
Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Philippines)
The Philippines' Technical Education and Skills Development Authority , abbreviated as TESDA, is an agency of the Philippine government under the Department of Labor and Employment responsible for managing and supervising technical education and skills development in the Philippines.-History:The...

 or TESDA, it provided two main programs in the Industrial Technician Program (ITP) which targets the youth and the Technical Training and MFI Training (formerly Testing Program) for skilled workers and professionals.

Road Network

Pasig City is accessed by the following major roads:
  • Ortigas Avenue
  • E. Rodriguez Avenue, Jr. (C-5
    Circumferential Road 5
    Circumferential Road 5, also known as C-5 is a beltway which stretches from Parañaque City to Valenzuela City in Metro Manila, the Philippines...

    )
  • Lanuza Avenue
  • Pasig Boulevard
  • Julia Vargas Avenue
  • Shaw Boulevard
  • Marcos Highway
  • Amang Rodriguez Avenue

Water Transportation

Pasig City is the location of the east end of Pasig River
Pasig River
The Pasig River is a river in the Philippines that connects Laguna de Bay to Manila Bay. Stretching for , it is lined by Metro Manila on each side...

. It is accessed by Pasig River Ferry Service
Pasig River Ferry Service
The Pasig River Ferry Service, was the only water-based transportation that cruised the Pasig River from Barangay Pinagbuhatan in Pasig City to Intramuros, Manila. The system is owned and operated by a private company, SCC Nautical Transport Services Incorporated...

 with 7 stations named after the Barangays of the city beside the river, these are the following:
  • Pineda
  • San Joaquin
  • Bambang
  • Kalawaan
  • Pinagbuhatan
  • Maybunga
  • Nagpayong

Bridges

Pasig City is accessed by 2 Pasig
Pasig River
The Pasig River is a river in the Philippines that connects Laguna de Bay to Manila Bay. Stretching for , it is lined by Metro Manila on each side...

 and Marikina
Marikina River
The San Mateo - Marikina River is a main river system in Eastern Metro Manila, Philippines. A river stretching from Rodriguez, Rizal, to Pasig City that connects to Pasig River as major tributary near Napindan Area in Pasig City.San Mateo - Marikina River used to be an important transport route...

 Rivers. The city has only 8 bridges. These are the following:
  • C-5 Bridge – crossing Pasig River
    Pasig River
    The Pasig River is a river in the Philippines that connects Laguna de Bay to Manila Bay. Stretching for , it is lined by Metro Manila on each side...

  • Manalo Bridge – crossing Marikina River
    Marikina River
    The San Mateo - Marikina River is a main river system in Eastern Metro Manila, Philippines. A river stretching from Rodriguez, Rizal, to Pasig City that connects to Pasig River as major tributary near Napindan Area in Pasig City.San Mateo - Marikina River used to be an important transport route...

  • Rosario Bridge – crossing Pasig River
    Pasig River
    The Pasig River is a river in the Philippines that connects Laguna de Bay to Manila Bay. Stretching for , it is lined by Metro Manila on each side...

  • Sandoval Bridge – crossing Pasig River
    Pasig River
    The Pasig River is a river in the Philippines that connects Laguna de Bay to Manila Bay. Stretching for , it is lined by Metro Manila on each side...

  • Santa Rosa De Lima Bridge – crossing Marikina River
    Marikina River
    The San Mateo - Marikina River is a main river system in Eastern Metro Manila, Philippines. A river stretching from Rodriguez, Rizal, to Pasig City that connects to Pasig River as major tributary near Napindan Area in Pasig City.San Mateo - Marikina River used to be an important transport route...

  • Bambang Bridge – crossing Napindan Channel
  • Napindan Bridge – crossing Napindan Channel
  • Kalawaan Bridge – crossing Pasig River
    Pasig River
    The Pasig River is a river in the Philippines that connects Laguna de Bay to Manila Bay. Stretching for , it is lined by Metro Manila on each side...


Railway

This city is also served by Santolan Station
Santolan LRT Station
Santolan LRT Station, or M. A. Roxas LRT Station, is a station on the Manila LRT Purple Line . Santolan Station is one of the many elevated stations that can be found on the line. The station is located on the stretch of the Marcos Highway and is named after the barangay that it is in, Barangay...

 of LRT-2
Manila LRT Purple Line
The Manila LRT Purple Line is the second line of the Manila Light Rail Transit System. The line contains eleven stations and runs over 13.8 kilometers of mostly elevated track, with the exception of Katipunan station, which is underground...

 along Marcos Highway located in Pasig-Marikina Boundary where the depot is also located.

Pasig City Zip Codes

  • 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

Mayor

  • Padre Daniel Florida Mesa (1689's) (Spanish Priest)
  • Padre Franco Torrez (18th century)
  • 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)
  • Cipriano A. Raymundo, (1936–1945)
  • Francisco B. Legaspi, (1945–1951)
  • Cipriano A. Raymundo, (1952–1955)
  • Emiliano R. Caruncho Jr., (1956–1986)
  • Mario Raymundo, (1986–1992)
  • Vicente Eusebio, (1992–2001)
  • Soledad Eusebio, (2001–2004)
  • Vicente Eusebio, (2004–2007)
  • Robert Eusebio, (2007–present)


Vice Mayor

  • Emiliano Santos (1956–1986)
  • Mike Cayton (1986–1992)
  • Lorna Bernardo, (1992–2004)
  • Rosalio D. Martires
    Yoyong Martirez
    Rosalio D. Martirez , also known as Yoyong Martirez, is a former Filipino basketball player. He played for San Miguel in the Manila Industrial and Commercial Athletic Association. Martirez also appeared at the Olympic Games as a member of the country's national basketball team...

    (2004–Present)


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