Pasig City

"This article is for the city, for the river see Pasig River."

Infobox Philippine city
infoboxtitle = City of Pasig
sealfile = Ph_seal_ncr_pasig.png locatormapfile = Ph_locator_ncr_pasig.png caption = Map of Metro Manila showing the location of Pasig City.
region = National Capital Region
province = —
districts = Lone District of Pasig City
barangays = 30
founded = July 2, 1573
website = [http://www.pasigcity.gov.ph www.pasigcity.gov.ph]
class = 1st class city; highly urbanized
mayor = Robert Eusebio (Kampi)
cityhood = January 21, 1995
areakm2 = 31
pop2000 = 505,058
popden2000 = 16,292
coordinates =
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 City 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 the municipality of Cainta in the province of Rizal.

Pasig City is a primarily residential-industrial town but it is increasingly becoming a commercial area. Along its western border is the eastern (and arguably more significant) half of the Ortigas Center, one of the top business districts in the metropolis (the western half is in Mandaluyong City). Found here are numerous high-rise office buildings, residential condominiums, and schools. The University of Asia and the Pacific (UA&P), one of the most expensive universities in the country, is located here, as well as the head office of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines. Northwest of Ortigas Center is the Meralco Compound, home of the head offices of Meralco (Manila Electric Company), which is the largest electrical distribution company in the Philippines. The headquarters of the Philippine Stock Exchange, which is also home to one of its trading floors of the country, is located here. Call center companies too are abruptly investing their businesses in Ortigas Center. Due to this, the barangay of San Antonio has one of the largest incomes for a single local government unit in the country, larger than most small towns.

Being the former capital of Rizal, the provincial capitol 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. It is formerly hailed in Guinness of World Record but surpassed by a school in India.

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

PCSHS or Pasig City Science High School is the only science high school built in Pasig city. Mr. Noel Salalima is the first appointed principal of the school.

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

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 patron saint of Pasig. But in 1587, Our Lady of Immaculate Conception replaced Our Lady of the Visitation as the patron saint of Pasig.

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

Districts and Barangays

Pasig City is politically subdivided into 30 barangays. It has two geographical or city districts. The first district comprises the southern and western part of the city, while the second district comprises the northern and eastern part of the city.

District 1 Barangays
* Bagong Ilog
* Bagong Katipunan
* Bambang
* Buting
* Caniogan
* Kalawaan SUR
* Kapasigan
* Kapitolyo
* Malinao
* Oranbo
* Palatiw
* Pineda
* Sagad
* San Antonio
* San Joaquin
* San Jose
* San Nicolas (Poblacion)
* Santa Cruz
* Santa Rosa
* Santo Tomas
* Sumilang *
* Ugong
District 2 Barangays
* Dela Paz
* Manggahan
* Maybunga
* Pinagbuhatan
* Rosario
* San Miguel
* Santa Lucia
* Santolan

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

Office Info

Mayor

* 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)
* Robert Eusebio,(2007-Present)

Vice Mayor

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

Congressman

*8th Congress 1987–1992 - Rufino S. Javier
*9th Congress 1992–1995 - Rufino S. Javier
*10th Congress 1995–1998 - Rufino S. Javier
*11th Congress 1998–2001 - Henry P. Lanot
*12th Congress 2001–2004 - Henry P. Lanot
*13th Congress 2004–2007 - Robert B. Jaworski, Jr.
*14th Congress 2007–2010 - Roman T. Romulo [Legislative district of Pasig City]

ister Cities

*flagicon|Philippines Marikina City, Philippines

References

External links

* [http://www.pasigcity.gov.ph/ Pasig City official website]
* [http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/storypage.aspx?StoryId=107190 abs-cbnnews.com, Pasig builds bridges to Makati, Marikina]


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