Pateros, Metro Manila

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Municipality of Pateros
native_name = Bayan ng Pateros
nickname = "Duck-raising Capital of the Philippines"
motto = "Mas na Mas, Pateros!" (literally, "The Super, Very Pateros")

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map_caption = Map of Metro Manila showing the location of Pateros Coordinates: 10°12' N 117° E
mapsize1 = 250px
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subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = Philippines
subdivision_type1 = Region
subdivision_name1 = National Capital Region
subdivision_type2 = Districts
subdivision_name2 = Lone district of Taguig City-Pateros
subdivision_type3 = Barangays
subdivision_name3 = 10
leader_title = Mayor
leader_name = Jaime Cruz Medina (2007-2010; NPC)
leader_title1 = Vice Mayor
leader_name1 = Jose Jonathan C. Sanchez (2007-2010; NPC)
established_title3 = Incorporated (town)
established_date3 = 1770
area_total_km2 = 2.1
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 57,407
population_density_km2 = 5520
timezone = PST
utc_offset = +8
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elevation_m = 16.0
postal_code_type = none
postal_code = 1615
area_code = 2
website = []

The Municipality of Pateros (Filipino: "Bayan ng Pateros") is the only municipality in Metro Manila in the Philippines. This small town is famous for its duck-raising industry and especially for producing "balut", a Filipino delicacy that is boiled duck egg. Pateros is bordered by Pasig City to the north, Makati City to the west, and Taguig City to the south.

Pateros is the only municipality and the smallest, both in population and in land area, in Metro Manila, but it is the second most densely populated at around 27 thousand people per square kilometer after Manila.


Mayor: Jaime C. Medina Vice Mayor: Jose Jonathan C. Sanchez

City Councilors:
# Pio Joel C. Reyes
# Napoleon F. Dionisio Jr.
# Gerald S. German
# Getulio P. Muñoz Jr.
# Jaime R. Flores
# Lauro S. Capco
# Ernesto F. Ampe
# Gerardo C. Sanchez
# Elmer Joseph C. Reyes
# Ma. Theresa C. Cuerdo
# Jeric G. Reyes
# Allan Dennis C. MangobaEx-officio Councilors:
# (SK President)
# (ABC President)


The name of the Pateros most likely came from its duck-raising industry. The Tagalog word (of Spanish origin) for duck is "pato" and "pateros" means duck-raisers. An equally viable theory, though less known is that the name also came from the town's small shoe-making industry. The Tagalog word for shoe is "sapatos" and shoe-makers are called "sapateros".

Before 1770, Pateros was only a "barrio" of Pasig until the Spanish Governor-General in the Philippines issued a decree making Pateros an independent municipality.

On March 29, 1900, Pateros became one of the towns in the newly created province of Rizal, by virtue of General Order No. 40 Act No 137 of Philippine Commission promulgated on June 11, 1901. Then on October 12, 1903, Act No. 942 combined Pateros, Taguig and Muntinlupa into a single municipality under Pateros. The municipality was renamed into Taguig on March 22, 1905, through Act 1308. Executive Order No. 20 dated February 29, 1908 separated Pateros from Taguig and Pateros then gained its independent status as municipality on January 1, 1909 by Executive Order No. 36. On November 7, 1975, Pateros became a part of the new Metropolitan Manila Area through Presidential Decree No. 824.


Pateros is politically subdivided into 10 barangays:

* Aguho
* Magtanggol
* Martires Del 96
* Poblacion
* San Pedro
* San Roque
* Santa Ana (kaliwa)
* Santa Ana (Kanan)
* Santo Rosario-Kanluran
* Santo Rosario
* Tabacalera

External links

* [ Municipality of Pateros official website]
* [ Facts of Balut and Municipality of Pateros]

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