Ortigas Center is a central business district situated in Pasig City. It’s probably the second largest maybe in terms of income and land area after Makati City, but please don’t trust me on that, I’m only guessing.
Anyway, here are an old and vintage photos of Ortigas Center when it was only bare and no traffic congestion, one could only dream this traffic free Pasig City.
1989 – The red steel frame in the middle of the photo is Robinson’s Galeria. There are no curving overpass yet. This 12 lane street is EDSA.
1972 – This is the site of Saint Pedro Poveda College.
1983 – Meralco Avenue. The building with vertical lines farther ahead is Meralco building. The sight is now blocked by an overpass.
1972 – Ortigas Avenue, now the site of Medical City.
1972 – This is where the Corinthians Gardens is located.
1972 – I believe the crooked street in the middle of the picture is Guadix drive where St. Pedro Poveda College is located now.
Caloocan City is one of the cities in National Capital Region, and is categorized as a first class and Highly Urbanized City according to the Department of Finance.
It became a city in February 16, 1962 through a poll according to R.A. 3728.
Formerly called “Aromahan” or “Libis Espina”. “Libis” is a Spanish word which means “lowland” in English. Because of its innermost location, it was called “kasulok-sulokan” by the early folks, which probably evolved into what is now Caloocan.
Caloocan City dubbed itself as a historic city because of its rich history. It was in this location where Andres Bonifacio met with the rest of Katipuneros prior to the Philippine Revolution.
CALOOCAN CITY FACTS: Districts: 2, first and second Total land area: 53.33 square kms. Population (2010): 1,474,040 Population density: 27,640 people per square km. Zip code: 1400 Area code: 02 Barangays: 188 barangays