Articles worth reading

Paranaque holds medical caravan

account_balanceParañaque access_time4 days ago

Sa pangunguna ni Mayor Eric L. Olivarez, at sa pakikipagtulungan ng City Health Office, isinagawa noong Huwebes ang Health and Wellness Medical Caravan sa Baclaran Elementary School Central sa Parañaque City sa pamumuno ni Dr. Himmler Cos. An...

PNP taking holistic approach to combat illegal drugs

account_balanceMetro Manila access_time4 days ago

The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Tuesday said it is taking a more holistic approach to its illegal drugs campaign as ordered by President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr., according to a report by Philippine News Agency. Marcos earlier said he will co...

Photo Courtesy of Manila DRRM Office

Floods hit parts of Manila 

account_balanceManila access_time4 days ago

A heavy downpour caused gutter-deep floods in several areas in Manila on Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 27, according to a report by Manila Bulletin. The Manila Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (DRRMO), in an advisory, said gutter-deep f...

Pasig News

Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto

Pasig marks 449th founding anniversary

account_balancePasig News account_circleMike Solomon chat_bubble_outline0 Comments

The 449th founding anniversary of Pasig City or “Araw ng Pasig” was a day to remember as citizens were treated to various events and activities prepared by the local government on July 2, according to a report by Manila Bulletin.

To open the day’s festivities, a thanksgiving Mass, presided by Bishop of the Diocese of Pasig Rev. Mylo Hubert Vergara was held at 7 a.m. at the Immaculate Concepcion Cathedral.

From 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. the local government organized a mega job fair at the Pasig Sports Complex in partnership with online job sourcing site JobStreet, and the city’s Public Employment Service Office (PESO).


Around 50 companies, both local and international, presented hundreds of applicants with employment opportunities, with some conducting on-the-spot interviews and even hiring on-the-spot.

Customers at the Pasig Mega Market were treated to a mega sale wherein selected stalls and sections offered freebies and discounts.

Buyers were able to get a P10 discount per kilo of meat, and P20 discount per kilo of fish. Some stalls sold shoes and bags that were 10 percent off. Free eco bags were given in groceries for every P200 purchase.

They also distributed free coffee, ice cream, face masks, and balloons.

At 11 a.m., five prominent Pasigueños were honored as newly constructed school buildings were named after them in a ceremony at the Tanghalang Rizal in Rizal High School.

These buildings and their names include the Luciano P.R. Santiago Building at Dr. Sixto Antonio Elementary School, the Gregorio C. Coching Building at Buting Elementary School, Emiliano R. Caruncho Jr. at Rizal Experimental Station, and Pilot School of Cottage Industries (RESPSCI), the Jovito R. Salonga at Rizal High School, and the Filomeno A. De Leon Building at Pineda Elementary School.

The Local Senior Pension (LSP) was also formally launched and distributed to the first batch of qualified senior citizens at the Landbank in Pasig City Hall.

Seniors aged 65 and above who are unemployed and have no pensions aside from the one given by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) will begin receiving P500 per month.

Local officials also visited the distribution of PhilHealth Membership Cards to residents enrolled in the Rizal Technological University (RTU), as well as the free flu vaccination drive for persons with disabilities (PWDs) and senior citizens at the Pasig Mega Parking area.

The main highlight of the day was the State of the City Address (SOCA) held at around 4 at the Tanghalang Pasigueño.

Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto, Vice Mayor Robert “Dodot” Jaworski Jr., and Congressman Roman Romulo shared the city’s accomplishments over the years and their plans, programs, and projects for the next three years.

To cap off the day’s celebration, Pasig citizens rocked out to bands who graced the stage in a concert held at the city hall quadrangle at 6 p.m. The acts included This Band, Mayonnaise, Ebe Dancel, and Dong Abay.

Prior to July 2, the local government prepared activities as early as Monday, June 27, in anticipation of Araw ng Pasig.

A day before the founding anniversary, members of the local government offices, city youth organizations, and marching bands held a civic parade.

A food festival was opened showcasing the local food and delicacies of the city at the city quadrangle grounds.

A roving exhibit was also set up for public viewing at the Pasig City Hall from June 27 to July 1, at the Manggahan Annex of the Ayala 30th Mall from July 4 to 7, and the Pasig Museum on July 8.

Various LGBTQ groups and allies also held a Pride March on June 27 at 4 p.m. in celebration of Pride Month.

Various youth dance groups joined the inter-barangay dance competition on June 28 and 29, while young whiz kids showcased their skills in the Kabataang Pasighenyo Quiz Bee held on June 30.

date_rangeDate Published
2 months ago
shareShare article
folder_openArticle tags
content_copyCategorized under

Share your thoughts with us

Related Articles

Mandaluyong undertakes road clearing operations 

account_balanceMandaluyong chrome_reader_mode6 days ago

A total of 307 individuals in different areas in Mandaluyong City have been evacuated due to the onslaught of typhoon “Karding” Sunday evening, according to a report by Manila Bulletin. Data obtained by Manila Bulletin from the city gove...

Photo courtesy of: Pasig PIO

600 Pasig families move to evacuation centers

account_balancePasig chrome_reader_mode6 days ago

Over 600 families or 2,386 individuals sought shelter in various evacuation centers in Pasig City from Sunday night to early Monday morning as strong winds and torrential rains brought about by typhoon “Karding” battered Luzon, according ...

Photo Courtesy of Pasig PIO

Pasig launches Home Reading Library

account_balancePasig chrome_reader_mode2 days ago

Pormal nang inilunsad kaninang umaga ang proyektong Home Reading Library (Read Aloud Session) na ginanap sa Tanghalang Rizal, Rizal High School. Layunin ng Home Reading Library Program na mas palakasin at palawakin ang reading skills ng mga batang m...

Photo Courtesy of Barangay San Antonio Pasig City / Facebook

Pasig launches ‘Ortigas Market’ food hub

account_balancePasig chrome_reader_mode18 hours ago

Pasig City opened Ortigas Market last October 1, a community food hub offering healthy, local foods and finds in Ortigas Center. The project was started by the local government, Barangay San Antonio, the Ortigas Center Association Inc., the farm-to-...

Let's Stay Connected Like us on our Facebook page.
Click on the article to continue reading
Quezon City adopts no contact apprehension system Red Cross pushes saliva test Vaccines from COVAX to arrive in Q1 Makati Shangri-La to close doors on Feb. 1 Cities in NCR to start vaccination simultaneously Mother, girlfriend of Filipino infected with UK variant also test positive Send Press Release MNC Facebook Page MNC Twitter Page MNC Instagram Page LGU Spotlight Barangay Front Business Sports Entertainment Metro Gen Metro Feature