Riverfront Residences Finds Home In Historic City
Pasig has always been associated with the infamous river which bears her name, which flows throughout Manila as silent witness to history. On the other hand, the city can be said to have borrowed the name of this important body of water, which connects Laguna de Bay and Manila Bay. Pasig is derived from a Hindu word meaning "a body of water connecting two bodies of water."
While Pasig River has aged in a rather unflattering manner, Pasig the city has thrived in recent years, emerging as a primary commercial district of the metropolis. Today, the traveler can satisfy his wanderlust going around the streets of Pasig, each corner throbbing with excitement, and providing an allusion to culture and history that have shaped this city.
Being the former capital of the province of Rizal before Metro Manila was formed, the provincial capitol is still located in Pasig City. Pasig is situated along the eastern border of Metro Manila, bordered on the west by Quezon City and Mandaluyong; to the north by Marikina; to the south by Makati, Pateros, and Taguig; and to the east by the municipality of Cainta.
The emergence of Pasig as a highly-industrialized city was instigated by the rise of Ortigas Center, one of the top business districts in the metropolis. There are several high-rise office buildings, schools, and other institutions that dot its imposing skyline, exuding a cosmopolitan image as a progressive city of the future.
Pasig is home to the University of Asia and the Pacific (UA&P), Rizal High School, the Meralco Compound, the Philippine Stock Exchange headquarters, and the Integrated Bar of the Philippines head office - establishing the area as an important destination for businessmen, expatriates, academicians, students, and other transients.