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Pasay
Highly urbanized city
(Frae top, left tae right): SM Mall of Asia, EDSA corner Taft Avenue, Mall of Asia Arena, Resorts World Manila, TwoE-comCenter, NAIA Terminal 2, view o Pasay
Official seal of Pasay
Seal
Nickname(s): The Premier Gateway to the Philippines, The Travel Ceety, The Travel Caipital o The Philippines
Motto: Aim High Pasay!
Map o Metro Manila heichlichtin Pasay Ceety
Pasay is located in Philippines
Pasay
Pasay
Location athin the Philippines
Coordinates: 14°33′N 121°00′E / 14.550°N 121.000°E / 14.550; 121.000
Kintra Banner o Philippines Philippines
Region National Capital Region
Destricts Lane Destrict o Pasay Ceety
Incorporatit 2 Dizember 1863 (toun)
Incorporated 21 Juin 1947 (ceety)
Barangays 201
Government[1]
 • Mayor Antonino G. Calixto (Liberal)
 • Vice Mayor Marlon A. Pesebre (United Nationalist Alliance)
 • Sangguniang Panlungsod
Area[2]
 • Total 18.50 km2 (7.14 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 392,869
 • Density 21,000/km2 (55,000/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 1300–1309
Aurie code 2
Website www.pasay.gov.ph

Pasay Ceety (Tajik: Lungsód ng Pasay, Inglis: Pasay City) is ane o the ceeties an municipalities that mak up Metro Manila in the Philippines. It is bordered on the north bi the kintra's caipital, the City of Manila, tae the northeast bi Makati, tae the east bi Taguig, an Parañaque tae the sooth.

Pasay Ceety wis ane o the oreeginal fower ceeties o Metro Manila. Due tae its proximity tae Manila, it quickly became a urban toun durin the American Occupation.

Etymologie[eedit | eedit soorce]

The name "Pasay" is o uncertain oreegin, awtho thare are several theories:

  • Paz mey hae been the name o a hacienda awner's dochter, who wis bewailed bi her breukenhertit luver at her daith as "Paz-ay!". This became the name o the hacienda an in turn came tae be kent simply as Pasay.[4]
  • The ceety's name mey come frae pasaw an aw, a plant wi an exotic aroma, that uised grow abundantly thare. Spainyie botanist, Antonio Pineda, visitit a place cried Basal tae collect pasaw.[4]
  • The maist credible explanation is that Pasay wis namit efter Princess Dayang-dayang Pasay o the Namayan Kinrick, who inheritit lands nou comprisin modren-day Makati, Pasay an Baclaran.[4]

Pasay's name mey hae oreeginatit frae the Spainyie Paso hay meanin "thare is a pass". This referred tae the paths cleared amang the grass leadin tae the soothren portions frae Manila.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

In 1727, the auncient pre colonial name o the Pasay dounset wis chyngit tae Pineda in honour o Don Cornelio Pineda, a Spainyie horticulturist who requestit for guardias civiles for protection frae indigenous rebellion. The name Pineda, alang wi Pasay, wis uised as the name o the place till the early 20t century.

On 21 Mey 2006, SM Mall of Asia wis opened in Bay City as then the 2nt lairgest maw in the Philippines.

Geografie[eedit | eedit soorce]

Pasay City zones and barangays

Pasay City covers a total land aurie o 18.50 square kilometres (7.14 sq mi), makkin it the third smawest poleetical subdiveesion in the National Caipital Region. It borders City of Manila tae the north, Parañaque tae the sooth, Makati an Taguig tae the northeast, an Manila Bay tae the wast.

The ceety can be dividit in 3 distinct auries: the ceety's urban aurie wi a aurie o 5.505 square kilometres (2.125 sq mi); the Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) complex, which include the Ninoy Aquino Internaitional Airport (NAIA) an the Villamor Airbase, wi a aurie o 9.5 square kilometres (3.7 sq mi); an the reclaimit land frae Manila Bay wi a aurie o 4.00 square kilometres (1.54 sq mi).[2]

Pasay is componit o seiven (7) destricts, subdividit intae twinty (20) zones, wi a total o 201 barangays. The barangays daena hae names but are anerly designatit wi sequential nummers. The lairgest zone wi a aurie o 5.10 square kilometres (1.97 sq mi) is Zone 19, which covers barangays 178 an 191. The smawest zone wi a aurie o 10 hectares (25 acres) is Zone 1, coverin Barangays 1 tae 3 an 14 tae 17.[2]

Demographics[eedit | eedit soorce]

Population census of Pasay
Year Pop. ±%
1990 368,366
1995 408,610 +10.9%
2000 354,908 −13.1%
2007 403,064 +13.6%
2010 392,869 −2.5%
Source: National Statistics Office[3]

Local govrenment[eedit | eedit soorce]

Electit offeecials (2013–2016):

  • Mayor: Antonino Calixto
  • Vice Mayor: Marlon Pesebre
  • Congresswumman: Imelda Calixto-Rubiano
  • Councilors 1st Destrict:
    • Grace Santos
    • Jenny Roxas
    • Richard Advincula
    • Abet Alvina
    • Eduardo Advincula
    • Lex Ibay
  • Cooncilors 2nt Destrict:
    • Allan Panaligan
    • Aileen Padua
    • Ian Vendivel
    • Arnel Regino Arceo
    • Reynaldo Padua
    • Arvin Tolentino

Economy[eedit | eedit soorce]

Headquairters o Philippine Airlines

Philippine Airlines is heidquairtered in the Philippine National Bank Financial Center beside the World Trade Center Manila in Pasay.[5] Spirit of Manila Airlines haes its heidquairters in Roxas Sea Front Garden in Pasay.[6] Cebu Pacific an Interisland Airlines hae their heidquairters on the grunds o Ninoy Aquino Internaitional Airport an in Pasay.[7][8]

Naitional govrenment offices foond in Pasay include: Depairtment o Foreign Affairs (DFA), Senate o the Philippines, the Philippine Depairtment o Trade an Industry's export promotions agency – the Center for International Trade Expositions an Missions (CITEM) – locatit in the International Trade Complex's Golden Shell Pavilion, an the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA). The main office o the Philippine National Bank is locatit in the cceety.

LBC Express heidquairters locatit at the Star Cruises Centre in Newport Cybertourism Zone o Pasay.

Attractions an landmarks[eedit | eedit soorce]

The City is known for its entertainment – business-restaurants, coffee shops, and clubs, particularly those located along Roxas Boulevard, facing Manila Bay. A large part of Metro Manila's "tourist belt" is located in the City.

Most of the attractions in the city are on the grounds of the CCP (Cultural Center of the Philippines) Complex, including Philippine International Convention Center (PICC), Tanghalang Francisco Balagtas (formerly Folk Arts Theater), Manila Film Center, Coconut Palace, Product Development and Design Center of the Philippines (PDDCP), Philippine Trade Training Center (PTTC), World Trade Center Metro Manila (WTCMM), Cuneta Astrodome, Aliw Theater, and theme parks Star City, Nayong Pilipino, and Boom na Boom.

Ither landmarks include:

SM Mall of Asia[eedit | eedit soorce]

Pasay is hame tae the heidquairters o the SM Group of Companies an the SM Mall of Asia, toutit as the seicont biggest maw in the Philippines which opened on 21 Mey 2006, an Mall of Asia Arena wis opened in 2012 which wbecame ane o the biggest sports arenas in the Philippines wi the seat capacity o 20,000 an the new hame o University Athletic Association of the Philippines an the National Collegiate Athletic Association. An aw interestin is a buddin strip o restaurants at the corner o EDSA Extension and Pres. Diosdado Macapagal Ave. It is the hoose o boomin caw centre business industry in the Philippines due tae vast land space available locatit in the reclamation aurie an aw.

Panoramic view o the SM Mall of Asia, ane o the lairgest shoppin maws in the warld.

Transportation[eedit | eedit soorce]

Ninoy Aquino Internaitional airport, the main gatewey tae the Philippines.

Airport[eedit | eedit soorce]

The ceety shares the location o the Ninoy Aquino Internaitional Airport wi Parañaque. Terminal 2 an Terminal 3, as well as the terminal o Manila Domestic Airport are locatit in Pasay. Villamor Airbase o the Philippine Air Force is locatit thare an aw. Access roads tae the terminals are:

  • Terminal 2 (Centennial) – NAIA Road
  • Terminal 3 (New) – Andrews Avenue (adjacent tae Villamor Air Base)
  • Domestic Terminal – Domestic Road

Rail[eedit | eedit soorce]

This ceety haes 2 railweys. The follaein railweys are: LRT Yellow Line an MRT Blue Line. The depot o LRT 1 is locatit alang Airport Road near Ninoy Aquino Internaitional Airport.

This ceety haes 5 Railwey Stations. The follaein are:

MRT 3: (wi 1 Station)

LRT 1: (wi 4 Stations)

Road netwirk[eedit | eedit soorce]

Pasay City from the Libertad overpass
Pasay Rotonda(EDSA - Taft Ave.)

Pasay is accessible throu these follaein major roads:

Expressweys:

Unity Run[eedit | eedit soorce]

On the Leet o largest running events in the warld is based on the nummer o pairticipants a record o 209,000 registered runnin enthusiasts pairticipatit Sunday’s 2012 Kahit Isang Araw Lang : Unity Run which stairtit an endit at the SM Mall of Asia grunds in Pasay.

The seicont edition o the race surpassed the Guinness World record o 116,086 pairticipants postit in the Run for Pasig River on 10 October 2010.[9]

Festivals[eedit | eedit soorce]

Aliwan Festival - ivery month o Dizember an Apryle. Aliwan Fiesta harnesses the pouer o Philippine festivals tae showcase hou releegion, cultur, an tradeetion are woven intae the fiber o oor existence. Tradeetional fiestas, which are held annually tae commemorate the foondation o a toun or province, or honourin its patron saunt, are brocht thegither en masse tae hielicht the Pinoy’s indomitable an ebullient spirit, thegither wi his mien for creativity an innovation. Wi maist major fiestas ruitit in the pre-colonial period, thare is understandably a festival sector that celebrates Natur’s boonty. Oor Filipino forebears worshippit pagan gods who, tae thaim, wur responsible for boontiful harvests on land an sea.

Sister ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]

Notable fowk[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Nina Girado - a Filipino pop/R&B sangster, occasional sangwriter, record producer, TV an radio personality at ABS-CBN.
  • Pablo Cuneta - Umwhile Pasay City Mayor an Rizal Govrenor. Faither o Sharon Cuneta.
  • Sharon Cuneta - a multi-awairdit Filipino sangster, actress an TV host dubbit The Megastar of Philippine Entertainment.
  • Anita Linda - is a twa-time FAMAS awaird-winnin an Gawad Urian awaird-winnin Filipino film actress. A romantic lead in her youth, she later gained creetical acclaim for her portrayals in maternal or elderly roles.
  • Maricel Laxa - is a Filipino comedian an actress. She performit in the 1992 movie "Iisa Pa Lamang" for which she wan Best Supporting Actress awairds in baith the 1992 FAMAS Awards an 1992 Star Awards.

Hymn of Pasay[eedit | eedit soorce]

Hymn of Pasay

Pasay Mabuhay Ka!

Componit bi: Ofelia San Juan/ Raymond San Juan

Leerics bi: Ivan Grulla


Mabuhay! Lungsod ng Pasay

Perlas ng Kamaynilaan

Hangad ay Kaunlaran

Sa Lahat ng Larangan


Mabuhay! Lungsod ng Pasay

Dungawan ng Sandaigdigan

Ugaling Mapagtanggap

Ng Tunay na Mamamayan


Pasay! Mahal Kong Bayan

Sa Puso'y Nag-iisa

Pasay, Dakilang Bayan

Pasay, Mabuhay Ka!


Ang Lahat ay Makadiyos,

Makabansa, Makatao,

Masipag, at Mapagmahal

Ang Tunay na Pasayeño


Pasay! Mahal Kong Bayan

Sa Puso'y Nag-iisa

Pasay, Dakilang Bayan

Pasay, Mabuhay Ka!


Pasay! Mahal Kong Bayan

Sa Puso'y Nag-iisa

Pasay, Dakilang Bayan

Pasay, Mabuhay Ka!


Pasay...Mabuhay...Ka!

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Cities". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 30 November 2012. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "City Profile". asay City Government. Retrieved 5 December 2012. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Population and Annual Growth Rates for The Philippines and Its Regions, Provinces, and Highly Urbanized Cities". 2010 Census and Housing Population. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 2012-12-05. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 "Kingdom of Namayan". About Pasay. Pasay City Government. Retrieved 5 December 2012. 
  5. "About PAL." Philippine Airlines. Retrieved May 19, 2009.
  6. "Contact Us." Spirit of Manila Airlines. Retrieved September 13, 2010.
  7. "Call Center / Guest Services / Product Ideas." Cebu Pacific. Retrieved March 31, 2010.
  8. "Contact Information." Interisland Airlines. Retrieved August 11, 2010.
  9. Calapre, Frank (23 January 2012). "Unity Run sets record participants". Manila Times. Retrieved 6 June 2012. 

Freemit airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]