1899 February 8

The surrender of Pasig was verbally communicated to Lieutenant – Colonel Victor Dubace of the United States Volunteer Infantry by Doroteo Jose and Valentin Ruiz who represented the president and council of Pasig. The certification of the verbal surrender, which was signed by the president, and members of the council was received a few minutes after 12:02 P.M. And at 3:30 P.M the American Forces occupied Pasig.

1899 February 9

American Forces occupy the Pasig Church, rectory and cemetery until their pacification campaign ends the next year. During this time the old church books of Pasig, dating from the 16th century disappear.

1900 February 14

At the Archbishop’s request, the American forces vacate ecclesiastical premises of Pasig turning over to Padre Victor except the cemetery.

1901, June 11

The 2nd Philippine Commission organized the province of Rizal with Pasig as its capital.

1901 July 29

The first Civil Municipal Council was formed.


Electricity comes to Pasig.


Lope K. Santos, Tagalog poet and writer, is appointed Senator of Nueva Viscaya, making him the first Senator in Pasig.

1920 November 21

Plaza de la Paz is renamed Plaza Rizal with the unveiling of the Rizal Monument in the presence of Sergio Osmeña.


Running water reaches Pasig.

The Pasig Carnival in1926 at the Rizal Provincial Capitol compound inspires Nicanor Abelardo to compose the unforgettable Kundiman, Mutya ng Pasig in the Ancient Kumintang Style.


Cine Victoria, the first movie house was inaugurated in Pasig. it was said to be the longest movie house in the world.


The equestrian statue of Andres Bonifacio, unique in the Philippines is erected in the Plaza named for him. (the former Plaza de Pariancillo.)