Lungsod ng Pasig
|— Highly urbanized city —|
|City of Pasig|
|Region||National Capital Region|
|District||Lone District of Pasig City|
|Cityhood||January 21, 1995|
|• Mayor||Maribel A. Eusebio (Nacionalista)|
|• Vice Mayor||Iyo Christian Caruncho Bernardo (Liberal)|
|• Sangguniang Panlungsod|
|• Total||48.46 km2 (18.71 sq mi)|
|• Density||14,000/km2 ( 36,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC+8)|
|ZIP code||1605 for Pasig City Post Office|
The City of Pasig (Filipino: Lungsod ng Pasig) is one of the city-municipalities of Metro Manila in the Philippines and was the former capital of the province of Rizal prior to the formation of this grouping of cities designated as the National Capital Region. 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 primarily residential and industrial but has been becoming increasingly commercial in recent years. 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), making the Pasig Cathedral (formerly The Immaculate Conception Cathedral) the landmark coincide to its township in 1573.
The name Pasig is believed to come from the Sanskrit word “passis” or sand which refers to the community on the sandy river bank. 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 is also believed that El pasig come from Legazpi the first Governor-General of Spanish East Indies.
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 to Manila Bay.
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.
On February 4, 2006, the ULTRA Stampede happened due to First Anniversary Celebration of ABS-CBN's Noontime Show, Wowowee because of the prizes that would be given away where 71 people died. The anniversary of the show would be held on PhilSports Arena but the event has been already canceled due to the tragedy.
Pasig was one of the areas strucked by high flood created by Typhoon Ondoy on September 26, 2009, which affected the Ortigas Avenue and the east city side of the Manggahan Floodway. It is the most destructive flood in Philippine history. Pasig is accessed by the Pasig River, wherein the waters of Marikina River channeled and the Manggahan Floodway routed to Laguna de Bay.
On the first week of August 2012, an intense rain by a monsoon created the 2012 Philippines flooding which affected again Pasig and particularly the National Capital Region (NCR), CALABARZON and southwest part of Luzon. The eight-day, nonstop monsoon rain strengthened by Typhoon Gener caused the Marikina River to overflow and destroyed the same places that were ruined by Typhoon Ondoy in 2009.
Pasig is politically subdivided into 30 barangays. 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.
|Barangays||District||Population||Area (ha)||Density (/km²)|
- ^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 on September 10, 1999. Excludes 3,784 persons in the area disputed by Barangay San Isidro, Cainta, Rizal.
|Population census of Pasig|
|Source: National Statistics Office |
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 they situated in the Ortigas Center, Pasig proper and along E. Rodriguez Jr. Avenue (C-5) and Ortigas Avenue. Real estate and commercial developments along Mercedes Avenue and other areas near the city center are developing. The eastern part was mostly dominated with residential areas but numerous commercial establishment are now developing along Marcos Highway. Per capita income (GDP) of Pasig is $12,032 per year. The barangay of San Antonio has the largest income in Pasig, second only to San Lorenzo of Makati as the largest single income-generated government unit in the Philippines. Arguably more significant western part of Pasig, east of the city of Mandaluyong and as part of the barangay of San Antonio, lies the Ortigas Center
The Ortigas Center is one of the top business districts in the country, numerous high-rise office buildings, residential condominiums, commercial establishments, schools and malls are situated 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. The headquarters of the Philippine Stock Exchange, which is also home to one of trading floors of the country, is located here along ADB Avenue. The headquarters of San Miguel Corporation, owner of one of the largest producer of beer in Asia, is located along San Miguel Avenue. Situated along Ortigas Avenue lies the Crowne Plaza, a prestigious five-star hotel near Robinsons Galleria. The planned tallest building in the Philippines, the One Galleon Place, will soon rise in this area as the flagship of Ortigas Center's developer Ortigas & Co. Ltd. Partnership (OCLP). It will surpass New York City's iconic Empire State Building if completed.
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. The shopping complex Tiendesitas was located here, a one spot hub 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 hub along Ortigas Avenue and Meralco Avenue, was established in 2005 near Ortigas Center which comprises shops, depot warehouses, stalls, restaurants and bars.
Northwest of Ortigas Center lies the Meralco complex where numerous buildings, training center and hospital are located. Notable are the head office of Manila Electric Company (Meralco), the largest electrical distribution company in the Philippines. Located here along Ortigas Avenue is the privately owned hospital The Medical City, the business hub Rockwell Business Center, ADMU School of Medicine and Public Health and the MFI Foundation Inc.
The Mutya ng Pasig Market (Pasig Mega Market) are renovated and installed with 3,000 stalls in the two-hectare lot near the municipal hall of Pasig, a new attraction for shoppers with a mall-like ambience. The Pasig City Revolving Tower (Caruncho Tower) are now the seat of the market's administration office.
Rizal High School (RHS) is located in Pasig. Named after the Philippine national hero José Rizal, it is one of the largest institution with the world's largest secondary education by student population. Formerly hailed in the Guinness World Records as the largest school by overall enrolled student, it is now surpassed by the City Montessori School (CMS) in Lucknow, India.
Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Pasig, a local university in Kapasigan, offers degree courses for poor, 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 is one of the most reputable and prestigious educational institutions in Southeast Asia. It traces back to the Center for Research and Communication (CRC) which started by two Harvard graduates in 1967 as an economic and social think-tank institution. Its spiritual and doctrinal formation is entrusted to Opus Dei.
Along C. Raymundo Avenue lies the national headquarters of Parents for Education Foundation, Inc. which runs prestigious schools such as PAREF Southridge School, PAREF Woodrose School, and nine other schools.
St. Paul College Pasig was near the Philippine Institute of Sports Complex (ULTRA). It was established in 1970 as one of the educational institutions administered by the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Paul of Chartres. It is one of Pasig's prominent institutions that offers special programs for primary, secondary and collegiate level, offering enhancement on student's potential and achievement that granted graduates with admissions and scholarships in the top universities in the Philippines and respected educational institutions in the world.
The Pasig branch of Arellano University (Andres Bonifacio Campus) located in Caniogan also provides intermediate, secondary and vocational courses. The main branch is located in Manila.
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.
Pasig Catholic College (PCC) is a private sectarian college located at the heart of Pasig. 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.
Situated at Mercedes Avenue lies La Consolacion College – Pasig. Founded by the Augustinian Sisters of Our Lady of Consolacion, it is one of the sister schools of La Consolacion College - Manila.
At the heart of city proper, lies Colegio del Buen Consejo (CBC). It is one of the oldest school in Pasig and one of the educational institutions promulgated by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Pasig.
La Immaculada Concepcion School (LICS) was situated in the outskirt of E. Caruncho Avenue near the Pasig's municipal capitol. It provides preschool, primary and secondary educations.
Saint Gabriel International School in Sandoval Avenue is the sister school of the Chinese-based Manila Xiamen International School. It provides Mandarin Chinese classes and ESL education for local and foreign students.
MFI Foundation Inc. (formerly Meralco Foundation Institute) was located near the Ortigas Center 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) 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)
- Lanuza Avenue
- Pasig Boulevard
- Julia Vargas Avenue
- Shaw Boulevard
- Marcos Highway
- Amang Rodriguez Avenue
Water Transportation 
- San Joaquin
- C-5 Bridge – spans Pasig River
- Manalo Bridge – spans Marikina River
- Rosario Bridge – spans Marikina River
- Sandoval Bridge – spans Marikina River
- Santa Rosa De Lima Bridge – spans Marikina River
- Bambang Bridge – spans Napindan Channel
- Napindan Bridge – spans Napindan Channel
- Kalawaan Bridge – spans Pasig River
- Manggahan Bridge - spans Manggahan Floodway
- F B Legaspi Bridge - spans Manggahan Floodway
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
san jose 10342
Local government 
List of former mayors 
- Resurrecion Balmaceda (1850)
- Don Liberato Damian y Umali (1894)
- Hen. Valentin Cruz (1896)
- Don Pantalen Catanto (1897)
- Don Valentin Ruiz (1898)
- Felipe Benicio Gomez (1902–1904)
- Julio Raymundo (1904–1906)
- Jose Feliciano (1906–1909)
- Lupo Miguel (1909–1912)
- Francisco Reyes (1912–1915)
- Alejandro Ramos y Agullon (1915–1918)
- Don Fortunato Concepcion (1918–1921)
- 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, (2007–2013)
- Maribel Eusebio, (2013-present)
List of former vice mayors 
- Emiliano Santos (1956–1972)
- no vice mayor during martial law
- Vicente P. Eusebio (1980–1986)
- Boy Reyes (1986–1988) appointed vice mayor during revolutionary government
- Mike Cayton (1988–1992)
- Francisco S. De Guzman (1992-1995)
- Lorna Bernardo (1995–2004)
- Rosalio D. Martires (2004–2013)
- Iyo Christian Caruncho Bernardo (2013-present)
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.
Notable people 
- Raymond Abracosa - or more known as Abra, popular for his song Gayuma. A rapper
- Rachelle Ann Go Rachelle Ann Go talented singer, model and singer Viva Records joined Party Pilipinas in 2010
- Jovito R. Salonga - Former Senator, the First and only Senate President so far from Pasig
- York Venice Reyes or York Reyes of Total Girl Philippines
- Yuki Sakamoto part model and singer in the band 1:43
- Sam Milby Sam Milby actor, singer,model in ABS-CBN
- RJ Jimenez RJ Jimenez, Acoustic Singer, Pinoy Dream Academy Scholar
- Jerome Ponce Jerome Ponce Newest Teen Age actor seen in Be Careful with my Heart
- Jeanilyn Murcia Former dancer Hip hop User:Jeanilyn Murcia
- Juan G. San Juan, proprietor and photographer of San Juan Studio, the oldest photo studio in Pasig, established in 1920.
- Augusto Bobbit Sanchez, Secretary of Labor from 1986 to 1988
- Rene Saguisag - Rene Saguisag, senator of the republic elected in 1988
Sister cities 
See also 
- "Cities". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 15 November 2012.
- "Province: NCR, SECOND DISTRICT". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 22 November 2012.
- "Population and Annual Growth Rates for The Philippines and Its Regions, Provinces, and Highly Urbanized Cities". 2010 Census and Housing Population. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 2012-11-07.
- http://www.philtravelcenter.com/philippines/travelinfo/pasig-information.html Pasig Travel Tips and General Information
- NSCB Philippine Standard Geographic Codes – City of Pasig
- Synchronized National and Local Elections Law – Republic Act No. 7166, Section 3. Accessed on October 31, 2009.
- G.R. No. 125646. Accessed on October 20, 2009.
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