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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 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 is a primarily residential and industrial city but increasingly becoming a growing commercial area. Being the former capital of Rizal, the provincial capitol is still located in Pasig, in the outskirt of Shaw Boulevard.On its city proper lies the Pasig Catholic Church, one of the oldest church in Metro Manila. Pasig is one of the three municipalities appointed by the diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in the Philippines (as the Roman Catholic Diocese of Pasig).On the western border of Pasig, and arguably more significant eastern part of Mandaluyong, lies the Ortigas Center. As one of the top business districts in the metropolis, numerous high-rise office buildings, residential condominiums, commercial establishments, schools and malls are located here. The University of Asia and the Pacific (UAampP), one of the most exclusive 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 and head office 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. The headquarters of San Miguel Corporation, owner of the largest producer of beer in the Philippines, is also located here. Call centers flocked businesses in Ortigas Center since late 90's, a hub for job-seekers and opportunities. Prominent FM radio stations are located here and has been airing since late 80's. Due to the businesses and investments Ortigas Center relatively absorbs, the barangay of San Antonio has the largest income for a single local government unit in the country.Notable along Ortigas Avenue and E. Rodriguez Sr. Avenue (C-5) lies Frontera Verde, a newly privately-owned development area which boasts restaurants, pet shops, mall, park, village, office buildings and a small zoo. A proposed Ayala-owned mall will be built in the crossing of Ortigas Avenue which will be followed by other commercial establishments. El-Pueblo, a Colonial-themed commercial complex in Ortigas Center provides new concept of cafes, restaurants and bars. Metrowalk (formerly Payanig), a commercial spot along Ortigas Avenue and Meralco Avenue, was established in 2005 near Ortigas Center which comprises of shops, depot warehouses, stalls, restaurants and bars.The Medical City (TMC), a private hospital located near Meralco compound along Ortigas Avenue, offers years of experience operation and administration that serves not only the Pasig citizens but also other municipalities.Rizal High School, one of the biggest secondary schools in the world in terms of student population, is located in Pasig. Formerly hailed in Guinness Book of World Record as the largest school of student population, it is surpassed by the City Montessori School (CMS) in Lucknow, India.Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Pasig, a state university located in Kapasigan, Pasig, offers degree courses for poor but bright and deserving Pasig residents. 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. It is located near the Pasig Catholic Church.PhilSports Complex or the Philippine Institute of Sports Complex (former ULTRA) is a notable national sports complex of the Philippines. Located in Meralco Avenue, it is where the offices of the Philippine Sports Commission, Philippine Olympic Committee and some National Sports Associations are located.
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