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CITY OF PASIG (METRO MANILA)


GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION: 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; and to the east by Antipolo, Cainta and Taytay, Rizal.

ACCESSIBILITY:
Nearest airport:
Ninoy Aquino International Airport
Nearest seaport:
Port of Manila
Major road networks:
EDSA, Ortigas Avenue, E. Rodrigues Avenue, Jr. (C-5), Lanuza Avenue, Pasig Boulevard, Julia Vargas Avenue, Metro Railroad Transit, Pasig River Ferry Service, Shaw Boulevard, Marcos Highway, Amang Rodriguez Avenue

CLIMATE AND WEATHER:
Dry Season - January to April, Wet Season - May to Decemberl

HOTELS AND RESORTS:
Astoria Plaza Hotel Manila, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Discovery Suites Manila, Goldland Millenium Suites Manila, Holiday Inn Galleria Manila, Linden Suites Hotel Manila, Oakwood Premier Joy-Nostalg Center, Quantum Hotels and Resorts Inc., Richmonde Hotel, The Malayan Plaza Hotel Manila

TOURIST ATTRACTIONS:
Bahay na Tisa, Concepcion Mansion (Pasig City Museum), Dona Geronima's Cave, Eugenio Lopez Foundation, Immaculate Conception Parish Church, Mutya ng Pasig Public Market, Ortigas Center, Plaza Bonifacio, Plaza Rizal, Rain Forest Park, Rizal Provinical Capitol, Tanghalang Pasigueno, Tiendesitas

FIESTAS AND EVENTS:
January - Bambino Festival; March/April - Pasig Summer Music Festival; April - Sunduan (Feast of Sta. Rosa de Lima); July 2 - Araw ng Pasig; July - Itik-Itik Festival; August - Nagsabado; Pagoda sa Ilog; Sayaw sa Kalye; December - Paskotitap; Pakalog Festival; 2nd to 3rd week of November - Bayanihan Festival/feast day of Nuestra Senora del Rosario

ETHNIC GROUPS:  
Tagalogs

LANGUAGES AND DIALECTS:
Tagalog, English

RELIGION:
Catholicism, Islam, Presbyterian

FAMOUS SONS AND DAUGHTERS:  
Ambrosio Morales, Antonio San Pedro, Asuncion Tuason, Atty. Filomino Sta. Ana, Augusto "Bobbit" Sanchez, Bernardo del Rosario, Jr., Benigno R. Juan, Capitan Don Apolonio Santiago, Carmenciata Lozada, Cenon M. Rivera, Concha Mejia Angelisa, Daisy Hontiveros Avellana, Diana Toy, Dominga Tuason, Dr. Cristina Cabrera, Dr. Fernando Santiago y, Cabrera, Dr. Sixto Antonio, Elias Angeles, Ernesto Cruz, Federico Licsi Espino, Jr., Federico Estrada,  Fortunato Santos, Fred Baldemor, Fred Carillo, Francisco V. Coching, Francisco Cruz, Gregorio C. Coching, Isabel Santos, Joaquin Tuason aka Mang Joaquin Tagilid,  Joaquin Tuazon y Enriquez, Joe Mente, Jose V. Angeles, Jose Boris, Jose R. (Pepe, Castila) Caruncho, Jovito R. Salonga, Juan San Juan, Juan Singer, Justo Manalo, Ka Mianong Medina, Kiko Bolinao, Letty Jimenez Magsanoc, Lope K. Santos, Luciano P.R. Santiago, Maestrong Moises, Mang Bandino Enriquez, Mang Comedes, Manuel Baldemor, Manuel Carillo, Marcial S, Esguerra, Margarita Tuason, Mariano Meledres, Maridel Coching and sisters, Moises Agustin, Nemesio Dimanlig, Jr., Octavio Cruz, Pastor Cruz, Pedrong Bayag, Pedrong Paragua, Pedrong Tingala, PITONG MATANDA SA NAYON (Demetrio Argosino, Gregorio C. Coching, Manuel G. Gavieres, Pedro R. Tech, Primitivo Ballesteros, Ramon Alvares, Sixto Antonio), Rene Saguisag, Rod Paras Perez, Rodolfo V. Cruz, Rosa M. Vallejo, Rosalina dela Paz-Magat, Rufina Esperancilla, Rufino (Pinong) S. Javier, Sonny Santos, Valentin Cruz, Valentin Galit, Vicente Marifosqui,Widmarth A. Lodriga

COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA:
Smart, Globe, Sun, Home Cable, Global Destiny, PLDT
      Radio: 
Audiovisual Communicators, Inc., DZRV 846 Radio Veritas AM

SHOPPING AND ENTERTAINMENT:
Malls:
Frontera  Verde, Megamall, Metrowalk, Mutya ng Pasig Public Market, Ortigas Center, Robinsons Galleria, Tiendesitas,
Popular establishments: Asian Development Bank, Integrated Bar of the Philippines, Megamall, Meralco, Mercury Drugstore, Philippine Stock Exchang, Rockwell Business Center, San Miguel Corporation,
Entertainment venues:
Frontera Verde, Megamall, Metrowalk, Philippine Sports Complex (Ultra), Rainforest, Robinsons Galleria

BANKS:
Allied Bank, Asia United Bank, Banco De Oro, Bank of Commerce, BDO Private Bank, Bank of the Philippine Islands, BPI Family Savings Bank, China Bank, Chinatrust, Citibank Savings, Eastwest Bank, Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation,HSBC Savings Bank, Land Bank of the Philippines, Malayan Bank Savings & Mortgage Bank, Metro Bank, Philippine Bank of Communications, Philippine Business Bank, Philippine National Bank, Philippine Savings Bank, RCBC Savings Bank, Rizal Commercial and Banking Corporation, Robinsons Bank, Security Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, Sterling Bank of Asia, Union Bank, United Coconut Planters Bank

UNIVERSITIES:
ADMU School of Medicine, Arellano University (Andres Bonifacio), Asia Summit College, Asian Institute of Computer Studies, Colegio del Buen Consejo, La Consolacion College, La Immaculada Conception School, MFI Foundation Inc., Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Pasig, PAREF Southridge School, PAREF Woodrose School, Pasig Catholic College, Pasig City Science High School, Rizal High School, St. Paul College, University of Asia and the Pacific

INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL: Saint Gabriel International School

HOSPITALS: Pasig City General Hospital, Rizal Medical Center, The Medical City

MONTHLY COST OF LIVING:
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PRA RETIREMENT INFORMATION:
Accredited facilities: 
ADB Avenue Tower, Grand Emerald Tower
Merchant partners: 
Queen Mary Holistic Center
Registered retirement accommodations:
Grand Emerald Tower
Retirement franchises:
Nearest PRA satellite office:
Head Office  29th Floor Citibank Tower 8741 Paseo de Roxas, Makati City
Number of PRA retirees: 745

LIRA MOA:

GOVERNMENT INFORMATION:
Investment zones:
PSMT IT Building, Q Plaza Building II, Anson's Center, Octagon IT Center, One Corporate Centre, One Julia Vargas Building, Orient Square IT Center, PLDT Garnet Building, Robinsons-Equitable Tower, Rockwell Business Center, Silver City, The Discovery Center, Transcoom Center, UnionBank Plaza, Vitro Internet Data Center Building, Wynsum Corporate Plaza IT Building, Asahi Special Economic Zone

Government agencies/branch offices: Agricultural Credit Policy Council, Bureau of Elementary Education, Cagayn Economic Zone Authoriy, Department of Agriculture, Department of Education, Department of Public Works and Highways - 2nd District Engineering Office, Development Academy of the Philippines, Goverment Procurement Policy Board, Laguna Lake Development Authority, Land Transportation Office, Legislative Executive Development Advisory Council, Light Rail Transit Authority (Santolan Depot), Livelihood Corporation, National Agriculture Business Corporation, National Economic Development Authority, Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process, Philippine Communication on Educational Reform, Philippine Council for Sustainable Development, Philippine Genetics Incorporated, PhilHealth, Philippine Sports Commission, Social Security System, Toll Regulatory Board, World Bank

Embassy: Democratic Republic of Timor Leste

Consular Offices: El Salvador, Honduras, Lithuania, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Nicaragua, Seychelles, Timor Leste, Tuvalu,

LINKS:

http://www.pasigcity.gov.ph

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pasig_City


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