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Pasig City is one of the cities and municipalities that comprise 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 or Metro Manila, Pasig City 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; and to the east by the municipality of Cainta in the province of Rizal.
Pasig City a is primarily residential-industrial town but it is increasingly becoming a commercial area. Along its western border is the eastern half of Ortigas Center, one of the top business districts in the metropolis (the western half is in Mandaluyong City). Found here are numerous high-rise office buildings, residential condominiums, and schools. The University of the Asia and the Pacific (UA&P), one of the most expensive 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 of the head offices of Meralco (Manila Electric Company), which is the largest electrical distribution company in the Philippines.
Being the former capital of Rizal, the provincial capitol is still located in Pasig City. Located along Eulogio Rodriguez Jr. Avenue (C-5 road) are many industrial manufacturing plants.
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