show that Pasay City originated way back during the reign of
Rajah Soliman who married a Sumatran princess who bore him two
heirs, namely Princess Pasay and Prince Sowaboy. Even before
his death, he distributed his realm to his two children. Princess
Pasay got a portion of that realm, hence the name Pasay.
Pasay was formerly attached to Sta. Ana and annexed to Malate.
IN 1863, prominent people of Pasay petitioned civil and ecclesiastical
authorities that they be granted the opportunity to govern themselves.
Said petition was granted through the recommendation of Archbishop
Gregorio Meliton, thus making Pasay independent.
changed, the population increased and so did the industries.
Farming was once an important livelihood in the barrios of San
Isidro, San Roque and Malibay, but later gave way to the manufacturing
business. Fishing too, was a livelihood not until Roxas Boulevard
was constructed. Roxas Boulevard was formerly named Dewey Boulevard.
life of the town steadily improved until its income exceeded
the limit for an ordinary town, so it became a city on August
16, 1947 and named after our national hero, Dr. Jose Protacio
Rizal. By virtue of Republic Act 183 in June 7, 1950, it was
changed to Pasay City. A fast becoming progressive city and
its nearness to Manila, business firms and factories are among
the reasons why many people from all walks of life have settled
and built beautiful residences in it. The city has modern conveniences
and cheap forms of transportation.