Pasig, which was formerly part of Rizal province before the formal establishment of Metro Manila in November 1975, is now a residential-commercial city located at the eastern border of the aforementioned region. It consists of 30 barangays and is where a portion of the second most successful business district in the country, Ortigas Center, is sited.
With a population of 755,300 according to the 2015 report of The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), Pasig is one of the most populated cities in the Philippines. It has houses in accessible barangays and condominium units within mixed-use developments, making the progressive city an ideal place of residence to both locals and expatriates who prefer to be immersed in a modern yet laid-back and beneficial lifestyle. Aside from it being a sought-after residential address, it is a fast growing commercial center home to thousands of corporate offices and commercial establishments. Classified as highly urbanized and is home to young professionals, families of different backgrounds, business owners, and expatriates, it is one of the oldest municipalities in the Philippines to accommodate people no matter their lifestyle.
Pasig was established by the Augustinians in 1572 as a municipality. In addition, it became part of Rizal province in June 1901. Only in 1994 was it converted into a city. Its name was inspired by the Pasig River, according to the former director of The Institute of National Language, as the word “pasig” is an old Sanskrit that refers to a river flowing from one body to another.
Pasig, a city that is rich in history, is now one of the most developed cities in the Philippines. For its residents, it is a place of convenience and comfort, as it has countless business, entertainment, and lifestyle centers that contribute to wellbeing. Not to mention it was recognized as one of the world’s most livable cities in 2013 at the International Awards for Livable Communities (LivCom) hosted by Xiamen, PR China. The recognition was attributed to the green practices and initiatives led by the local government. In fact, its city hall features a rooftop garden and residential districts are encouraged to grow trees and maintain parks. Every Sunday, the city observes a car-free day when residents are advised to walk, skate, run, or bike when traversing Emerald Avenue in Barangay San Antonio.
At the heart of Pasig is the progressive Ortigas business center. The district boasts high-rise corporate buildings where the headquarters of local and multinational companies are strategically located. For those who live in Pasig, some of these offices are effortlessly accessible, as public transportation seldom becomes a problem in the city. In addition, the business district houses thousands of corporations that range from call center and IT to outsourcing and finance companies, presenting countless of opportunities for growth to fresh graduates, young professionals, and seasoned employees.
Life in the city can get overwhelming. Providentially, Pasig has lifestyle centers in the form of shopping malls and mixed-use commercial developments where residents and those who work in the city can unwind, especially after a long day at work. It houses mid to high-end malls including SM Megamall, Shangri-La Mall, and The Podium. For thrift stores and restaurant-bars, Metrowalk and Tiendesitas are the must-visit places. The city is also located near popular hangout malls including Glorietta and Greenbelt in Makati, and Market Market and SM Aura Premier in Taguig.
There are thousands of for sale and for rent condominium units in Pasig. Ortigas Center alone has 17,500 pre-selling and ready-for-occupancy (RFO) condominium units according to the 4th quarter of 2017 property market overview by Colliers International – Philippines. It only shows Pasig’s commitment to providing Filipinos and expatriates accessible homes that are near workplaces.
A dynamic central business district located within the joint boundaries of Pasig, Mandaluyong, and Quezon City, Ortigas Center was established in July 1931. With a total land area of more than 100 hectares, it is home to shopping malls, corporate towers that house local and multinational companies, restaurants, cafés, bars, and places of worship. It is deemed as the second most important business district in the Philippines after the Makati central business district (CBD) and is managed and governed by Ortigas & Company.
Aside from towering corporate buildings, there are high-rise condominium units for rent in Ortigas Center. These developments are most popular to those who work in the area due to the convenience it provides. In addition, they spare residents from the stress of public transportation especially during the rainy season when the average travel time usually doubles – triples.
Condominium developments in the steadily progressive Ortigas Center that offer for rent units include The Pearl Place, ADB Avenue Tower, The Crescent Condominium, Sonata Private Residences, and East of Galleria.
The highly urbanized barangay Ugong is located in the south of Pasig. The home of the shopping and family entertainment destination, Tiendesitas, and the oldest branch among Robinsons malls, Robinsons Galleria, there are also condominium developments in Ugong. The Grove by Rockwell and Kasara Urban Resorts Residences are two of the most popular residential communities in the district.
Perhaps popular for its frequented restaurants and cafés – it houses must-tries specialty dining options –, Kapitolyo is part of the first district of Pasig that houses residential condominium communities, office buildings, and commercial establishments. The area is a go-to hangout spot no matter the day of the week.
Capitol Commons, a 10-hectare mixed-use development by Ortigas & Company, is located in the southern part of Barangay Oranbo in the western side of Pasig, just north of the Kapitolyo village. It houses the upmarket Estancia Mall and pre-selling residential condominium developments The Imperium, The Royalton, and Maven.
For those who want to experience a vibrant culture and convenience despite living in the a dynamic district, there are condominium units for rent in Kapitolyo aside from the pre-selling projects in Capitol Commons, including East Raya Gardens and The Vantage at Kapitolyo.
Condominium for Rent in Pasig Facts