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The City of Pasig is a city in the Philippines that is part of the greater group of cities that constitute Metro Manila. This eastern Philippine city is bordered to the west by heavily populated Quezon City and rapidly urban Mandaluyong City; it is bordered to the east by the municipality of Cainta in Rizal province; it is bordered to the north by increasingly attractive Marikina City; and it is bordered to the south by Philippine financial capital Makati City, middle-class residential district Pateros and Taguig City.

Pasig City is home to the Ortigas Center, the country's fastest growing commercial and financial district. Home to many of the country's most important centers of commerce, business, government, and entertainment, Pasig City is emerging as a truly important city in the Philippines, and an ideal homebase from which to experience the Philippines at its finest and most real.

Plaza Rizal

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As Pasig is within Metro Manila itself, it is not far from the NAIA Airport in Pasay City and travel between cities will only take minutes.

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Jeepneys are available throughout the city, as well as tricycles and pedicabs in smaller residential areas. One can ride a jeepney from Shaw Boulevard in Mandaluyong City that leads all the way to the heart of Pasig, which is the Pasig City Hall and the Pasig Public Market (Pasig Palengke).

Taxis also service the city as well.

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Pasig Cathedral

Pasig Cathedral - Located in the city center, this stone church has been around since the early 1700's and serves as a religious city landmark.

Pasig City Museum - Also found in the city center adjacent to Plaza Rizal, this former colonial mansion has been converted into a museum to showcase Pasig's rich history of culture and arts.

Lopez Memorial Museum - This museum features many artworks of Filipino artists and sculptors. It is located near the Philippine Stock Exchange.

Bahay na Tisa - Lit. "House of Stone". It is the only remaining "Bahay na Bato" in Pasig City, still owned by the Tech Family and not yet open to public. This house has also been used in many movies relating to Spanish times due to the house's authenticity and rustic appeal.

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Metrowalk - Located in Barangay Ugong, this is a complex of high-end nightclubs and restaurants in uptown Pasig where partygoers can go clubbing with a view of the city as well as its neighbors.

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Tiendesitas - Located in Barangay Ugong, this unique shopping complex appears in the form of Philippine Native Houses. There are many bargain shops in this area, and the unique motif also offers a pleasant experience for tourists. People could get a calesa ride around the complex for a small price. The barbecue stalls here are great too.

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The cuisine of Pasig tastes slightly different because of the many cultures that converged here. It still offers a unique culinary experience for restaurateurs.

Ado's Panciteria - Located in the heart of Pasig, this small panciteria has been in business for more than fifty years now, serving their pancit specialty. It has become a well-known favorite among locals.

Cafe Juanita - Found in Barangay Kapitolyo, this restaurant is for people who are looking for something with class but on a "coca-cola" budget. This restaurant is literally decorated with all sorts of antiques that are for sale, and the cozy ambiance, the food served are just worth the time. This restaurant specializes in Filipino and other Asian cuisines.

Dimas-alang Bakery - Established in 1919, Dimas-alang Bakery hasn't changed the way it bakes its bread through a unique stove. Found in Barangay Kapasigan, it offers all sorts of pastries and other unique delicacies such as pambonete and "di ko akalain".

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Pasig City is home to the Ortigas Center, where business and financial activities necessitate hotels of premier quality. As such, many four-star and five-star hotels are found here, several of which have official websites at which one can reserve rooms at lower rates than would be typically found using a travel agent.

  • Astoria Plaza Suites, #15 J. Escriva Drive, Ortigas Business District, Pasig City, +632-687-1111 (fax: +632-910-0370), [1]. The Astoria Plaza Hotel's is located close to Metro Manila. Best rates on official website start at US$56.  edit
  • Victoria Court Hillcrest, 207 Hillcrest Drive, +63 (2) 671 9773, [2]. Victoria Court Hillcrest offers rooms equipped with shower, air conditioning, refrigerator and television. Some of its facilities and services are 24hr room service, restaurant, coffee shop, room service and Wi-Fi in public areas. Rates start at 2,162.65 PHP.  edit
  • Crowne Plaza Galleria Manila, Ortigas Ave. corner Asian Dev. Bank Avenue, Pasig City, 1100 Philippines, +632-633-7222 (fax: +632-634-9966), [3]. The Crowne Plaza Galleria may be found at the Robinson's Galleria, one of the Philippines' most exciting shopping centers.  edit
  • The Malayan Plaza, ADB Avenue corner Opal Road, Ortigas Center, +63 2 706-0055, [4]. A/C rooms equipped with living, dining, and kitchen facilities, 29-inch cable TV with DVD player, and a coffee and tea set-up. Some of its facilities and services are outdoor pool, kiddie pool, Jacuzzi, fitness room, laundry and maid service, and transport service. From US$65.00.  edit
  • Ace Hotel & Suites, United corner Brixton Sts., near Pioneer, +63 2 462-8283, [5]. All rooms in Ace Hotel and Suites are equipped with hairdryer, personal refrigerator, complimentary wireless internet access, electronic safe, 32in LED TV with cable channels and private toilet and bath. Some of its facilities and services are indoor pool, conference facilities, function halls, individual meeting rooms, jogging/walking path, spa lounge, parking facilities, airport transfer, taxi service, 24-hour reception, room service, laundry service and business center services. Rates start at V6,628.  edit
  • 2BR Condo, [6]. checkin: 1:00pm; checkout: 1:00pm. The balinese-themed development is located along Marcos Highway and less than 15 minutes from major schools and universities such as St. Bridget's School UP and Miriam College. Centrally located, this 2 bedroom, fully-furnished condo is less than 5 minutes from major commercial establishments such as Sta. Lucia East Grand Mall. Amenities include clubhouse with entertainment rooms, gym, pool, playground and gazebos. From USD 60.  edit

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