One of the 16 cities that complete Metro Manila, Philippines, Mandaluyong is a progressive and accessible city located at the east of the aforesaid region. It is bordered by San Juan to its north, Quezon City to its northeast, Pasig to its east, Manila to its west, and Makati to its south. It has a population of 386,276 according to the 2015 report of the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) and with a total land area of 11.06 square kilometers, making it the second smallest city in the Philippines.
Hailed as the “Tiger City of the Philippines” and the “Shopping Mall Capital of the Philippines,” Mandaluyong is a progressive city where opportunities for growth, be it personal and career – are abundant. In addition, its economy continues to improve dramatically, making it one of the fastest developing cities in Metro Manila. Once a sluggish town, it now consists of 27 districts divided into two political districts mainly by Boni Avenue and G. Aglipay Street.
Mandaluyong formally became a part of Metro Manila in November 1975; it was formerly recognized as one of the municipalities in the Province of Rizal. After the World War II, it began to build infrastructures that contributed to the alleviation of its economy. In 1994, it became the fifth city in the region through Republic Act (RA) No. 7675 signed by former Philippine President Fidel V. Ramos. The RA is an act converting the Municipality of Mandaluyong into a highly urbanized city to be known as the City of Mandaluyong.
The second most important Central Business District (CBD) in the Philippines, Ortigas Center, is sited within the joint boundaries of Mandaluyong, Pasig, and Quezon City. Mandaluyong, being one of the cities that house the district, serves as an accessible headquarter of local and multinational corporations. These means that the dynamic city provides countless opportunities for Filipinos to work for prominent companies that offer a competitive and favorable salary. Due to the diversity of the business in the area – from Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) and IT to finance companies – fresh graduates, young professionals, and seasoned employees who live in Mandaluyong or nearby cities consider the business district as an ideal location to work. These professionals know that it can jumpstart or fast track their career to the top of the corporate ladder.
For residents of Mandaluyong, traveling to and from the city is practically trouble-free. As one of the most accessible places in Metro Manila, it is accessible through Epifanio De Los Santos Avenue (EDSA) and Makati via the Makati-Mandaluyong Bridge, Estrella-Pantaleon Bridge, and Guadalupe Bridge. Even those who work in Bonifacio Global City (BGC) in Taguig and the Makati CBD no longer need to worry about commuting; public transportation in Mandaluyong is efficient and beneficial. In addition, almost all means of transportation are available in the city. From tricycles and jeepneys to taxis, trains, buses, and even ferries along the Pasig River, residents have many transportation options.
As the “Shopping Mall Capital of the Philippines,” Mandaluyong is home to malls including SM Megamall, Robinsons Galleria, Shangri-La Mall, The Podium, and St. Francis Square where residents can unwind after a long day at work, hang out with family and friends, and buy everyday essentials. These shopping centers are some of the largest in Metro Manila. They feature recreational facilities, movie theaters, low to high-end boutiques, supermarkets, restaurants, and many other commercial establishments that make life in the city more convenient. Today, condominiums in Mandaluyong even have malls on their ground floor.
Aside from house and lots, condominium units are a popular home option in Mandaluyong. In the recent years, the city has seen an increase in residential projects in the form of condominium developments. The condominium lifestyle is popular among small families and young professionals due its convenience and accessibility. Moreover, most condominium communities are located near business and commercial areas.
There are thousands of for rent and for sale condominium units in Mandaluyong. In fact, Ortigas alone houses approximately 17,500 pre-selling and ready-for-occupancy (RFO) units according to a report by Colliers International – Philippines for its 4th quarter of 2017 property market overview. There are no houses within the business district, therefore, making residential developments the best option for those who want to live in Ortigas.
The largest barangay in Mandaluyong with a total land area of 294.48 hectares, Wack Wack is located at the northern part of the city, between Addition Hills and the intersection of Pan-Philippine Highway and Ortigas Avenue. It is internationally popular for its Golf and Country Club that occupies 60% of its total land area. Once a vast grassland named after the crows – or “uwak” in Tagalog –, the area is now home to residential townhouse and condominium properties. In addition, it is a few minutes’ drive away from shopping malls including SM Megamall, Shangri-La, and Robinsons Galleria; top-rated schools including Saint Pedro Poveda College and La Salle Green Hills; and major thoroughfares including EDSA, Ortigas Avenue, and Shaw Boulevard. For those who want to experience a relaxed lifestyle despite being in a dynamic city, there are condominium units for sale in Wack Wack.
Early inhabitants of Mandaluyong gave Hulo its name as it means “outer part” or “external” location of a town. Once considered a remote area, it is now an accessible barangay consisting of thousands of residential properties. Despite its humble size – it only occupies 29.30 hectares of land – it is home to several schools including the Mandaluyong City Science High School and condominium developments including Tivoli Garden Residences and Acqua Private Residences.
With a total land area of more than 100 hectares, Ortigas Center is mostly commercial. Its stature as the second most successful business center in the Philippines encourages local and multinational corporations to establish their headquarters in district. It is also home to shopping malls, restaurants and cafés frequented by those who work and live in the area. In addition, there are condominium units for sale in Ortigas Center for those who prefer a convenient and comfortable modern lifestyle.
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