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CITY OF MAKATI (METRO MANILA)


OGRAPHICAL LOCATION:   Bounded on the north by Pasig River facing the City of Mandaluyong; on the east by the Municipality of Pateros; on the south and southwest by Pasay and Taguig and northwest b the City of Manila
ACCESSIBILITY:
    Nearest airport:  
Ninoy Aquino International Airport (in Pasay City)
    Nearest seaport:  
Port of Manila
    Major road networks:  
EDSA, Osmeña Highway/South Luzon Expressway, Carlos Garcia Highway/C-5, Ayala Avenue, Makati Avenue, Gil Puyat Avenue, Arnaiz Avenue, Chino Roces Avenue, J.P. Rizal Avenue, Light Railway Transit and Metro Railway Transit

CLIMATE AND WEATHER:  
Dry season (from January through April), wet season (from May through December)

HOTELS AND RESORTS:  
A Venue Suites, AIM Conference Center, Amorsolo Mansion, Arlina Suites, Ascott, Asian Mansion, Berjaya Makati Hotel, Best Western Plus,  BSA Mansion, BSA Suites, BSA Tower, CEO Suites, Charter House, Citadel Inn, City Garden Hotel, Crown Regency Hotel, Dusit Thani Hotel, El Cielito Inn, Fairmont Hotel, Fersal Inn, Franchise One Hotel, Fraser Place Serviced Apartments, Great Eastern Hotel, Greenstone Serviced Residences Makati, Guijo Suites Makati, Herald Suites, Holiday Inn and Suites Makati, Hotel Celeste, Hotel Durban,  Hotel Intercontinental, Jupiter Arms Hotel, Jupiter Suites, Makati Palace Hotel, Makati Shangri-La Hotel, Mandarin Oriental Hotel, New World Hotel, One Greenbelt Hotel, Oxford Suites, Palm Rock Residences, Peninsula Manila Hotel, Raffles Hotel, St. Giles Hotel, Somerset Millenium, Somerset Olympia, Somerset Salcedo, The Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences, Tiara Oriental Hotel, Tower Inn

TOURIST ATTRACTIONS: 
Ayala Museum, Ayala Triangle, Filipinas Heritage Library, Greenbelt Park, Guadalupe Ruins, Makati Park and Garden, Museo ng Makati, Nuestra Señora de Gracia Church, Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, Saints Peter and Paul Church, Santuario de San Antonio Church, Sto. Niño de la Paz Chapel, Yuchengco Museum, Philippine Army Musuem

FIESTAS AND EVENTS:  
Last Sunday of January - Caracol, first Sunday of May - Flores de Mayo, June 1 - Araw ng Makati, June 29 - Bailes delos Arcos, Belen sa Makati, Chinese New Year, New Year's Countdown

ETHNIC GROUPS:  
Tagalog

LANGUAGES AND DIALECTS:  
Tagalog, English

RELIGION:  
Buddhism, Hinduism, Iglesia Ni Cristo, Islam, Jehovah's Witness, Judaism,  Protestantism, Roman Catholicism

FAMOUS SONS AND DAUGHTERS:
Vice President Jejomar Binay, Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile, Senator Joker Arroyo, Senator Nancy Binay, Congresswoman Abigail Binay, Congresswoman Monique Lagdameo, Congressman Teodoro Locsin, Jr.  Mayor Junjun Binay. Celebrities - Ciara Sotto, Enzo Pineda, Gabby Eigennmann, Kris Aquino, Patrick Garcia, Rox Montealegre

COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA:
    Telephone:
PLDT, Globelines, Globe, Smart, Sun
    Internet:   
PLDT DSL, Sky Broadband, Globe Broadband, Smart Bro, Sun Wi-fi
    TV:            
ABS-CBN Channel 2, Studio 23, GMA Channel 7, GMANews Channel 11, TV 5, Aksyon TV 41, ETC Channel 9, TalkTV 21, RJTV 29, ACQ- KBN Channel 39, Global Destiny Cable, Sky Cable, Cignal Satellite TV, Dream Satellite TV
    Radio:       
DZMM 630 AM, Tambayan 101.9 FM, Super Radyo 594 AM, Barangay LS 97.1 FM, Dream 106.7 FM, Radyo5 92.3 FM,
Magic 89.9 FM, Love Radio 90.7 FM, Energy 91.5 FM, I FM 93.9, Easy Rock 96.3 FM, Home Radio 97.9 FM, RJ 100.3 FM, DWIZ 882 AM , Star 102.7 FM, RMN 558 AM, DZRH 666 AM, Sunshine Radio 1026 AM, Radio Mindanao Network, Radio Spectrum, Inc.

SHOPPING AND ENTERTAINMENT:
    Malls:  
Alphaland Southgate Mall, Ayala Center Makati, Cash and Carry Mall, Powerplant Mall, Puregold, Shopwise, Waltermart Mall, Greenbelt Mall
    Popular establishments:  
7 - 11, Caltex gas station, Chowking, Goldilock's, Greenwich, SM Hypermart, Jollibee, Mang Inasal, McDonald's, Mercury Drug, Ministop, National Bookstore, Petron Gas Station, Pizza Hut,  Red Ribbon, Shakey's,  Shell gas station, Lavigne Bistro, Luce, Mati, Sentro, Starbucks
    Entertainment venues:  
Saguijo, Captain's Bar, Greenbelt, Glorietta, Powerplant and Art Galleries

BANKS:  
Al Amanah Islamic Investment Bank of the Philippines, Allied Bank, ANZ Banking Group Ltd. Asia United Bank, Banco de Oro, Bangkok Bank Public Co., Ltd., Bank of America, Bank of China, Bank of Commerce, Bank of Makati, BDO Private Bank, BNP Paribas, Bank of the Philippine Islands, BPI Family Savings Bank, China Banking Corporation, China Savings Bank, Chinatrust, Citibank N.A., Citibank Savings, Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, Deutsche Bank, Development Bank of the Philippines, East West Bank, Hongkong and Shanghai Bank, HSBC Savings Bank,  Internationale Nederlanden Groep Bank NV., JP Morgan chase Bank, Korea Exchange Bank, Land Bank of the Philippines, Malayan Bank, Maybank, Mega International Commercial Bank Co., Ltd.,  Metrobank, Mizuho Corporate Bank Ltd., Overseas Union Bank, Philippine Bank of Communications, Philippine Business Bank, Philippine National Bank, Philippine Savings Bank, Philippine Veterans Bank, RCBC Savings Bank, Rizal Commercial and Banking Corporation, Robinsons Bank, Security Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, Sterling Bank of Asia, Taiwan Cooperative Bank, The Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi, The Royal Bank of Scotland, Tong Yang Bank, Union Bank,United Coconut Planters Bank, UCBP Savings Bank, United Overseas Bank


UNIVERSITIES:  
ABE International Business College, AMA Computer College, Asian Pacific College, Asian Institute for Distance Education, Asian Institute of Computer Studies, Asian Institute of Management, Assumption College, Ateneo de Manila Professional Schools, CAP Colllege Foundation, Centro Escolar University, Colegio de San Agustin, De La Salle University Professional Schools, Don Bosco Technical Institute, Far Eastern University Business School, Informatics Computer Institute, International Academy of Management and Economics, Mapua Institute of Technology, Our Lady of Guadalupe Minor Seminary, San Carlos Seminary, STI College, Trace Computer and Business College, University of Makati

HOSPITALS:  
Beverly Hills Medical Group, Fort Bonifacio General hospital, M Tech Medical Center, Makati Medical Center, Maria Lourdes Maternity Hospital, Ospital ng Makati, St. Claire's Medical Center

MONTHLY COST OF LIVING:
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PRA RETIREMENT INFORMATION:

  Accredited facilities:      Belton Place, Eton Parkview Greenbelt, Makati  Executive Tower 3;  Makati Executive Tower IV; One Central, Oriental  Garden Makati, Two Central. Three Central
  Merchant partners:   Fortmed Medical Clinics of Makati (Health Care Services), Iconnex Solutions, Inc. (Health Care Services), Jill Santos-Cua & Co. CPAs (Accounting Services), Sacred Heart Diagnostic Medical Center,Inc. (Health Care Services), Sunshine Place Senior Recreation Center (Recreational Services) 
  Registered retirement accommodations:
  Retirement franchises:
  Nearest PRA satellite office:  Head Office  29th Floor Citibank Tower, 8741 Paseo de Roxas, Makati City
  Number of PRA retirees:         3,058    
  LIRA MOA:

GOVERNMENT INFORMATION:
    Investment zones:  
6750 Ayala Avenue Building, Cash and Carry Mall

    Government agencies/branch offices:  Board of Investments, Bureau of Export Trade Promotion, Bureau of Immigration, Bureau of Internal Revenue, Bureau of Micro Small and Medium Enterprise Development, Commission on Election, Construction Industry Authority of the Philippines, Department of Trade and Industry, Employees Compensation Commission, Games and Amusement Board, Garments and Textile Industry Development Office, Guarantee Fund for Small and Medium Enterprise, Home Guaranty Corporation, Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council,  Land Transportation Office, Metropolitan Manila Development Authority, National Police Commission, National Statiscal Coordinating Board Central Office, Office of the Solicitor General, Pag-ibig Fund, Philippine Deposit Insurance Corporation, Philippine Export-Import Credit Agency, Philippine Health Insurance Corporation, Philippine Institute for Developmental Studies, Philippine International Trading Corporation, Philippine Mediation Board, Philippine Racing Commission, PNOC Alternate Fuels Corporation, Policy Planning and Communication Group, Population Commission Population Management Program, Privatization and Management Office, Public Estates Authority, Public Private Partnership Center of the Philippines, Small Business Guarantee & Finance Corporation, Social Security System, South Luzon Tollway Corporation, Technical Education and Skills Development Authority, Trade & Investment Policy Analysts and Advocacy Project,

    Embassies: Angola, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, Cuba, Czech Republic, Egypt, European Union in the Philippines, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Laos, Libya, Malaysia, Mexico, Myanmar, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Romania, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, Venezuela

   Consulates: Albania, Angola, Almenia, Austria, Bolivia, Bulgaria, Costa Rica, Cote D' Ivoire, Croatia, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Eritrea, Finland, Gambia, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guinea, Haiti, Hungary,  Iceland, Ireland, Kenya, Monaco, Morocco, Nepal, Oman, Panama, San Marino, Serbia, Sweden, Syria, Togo, Ukraine, Uruguay, Vanuatu

LINKS:
http://www.makati.gov.ph

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