Modernization Era


Destruction of the Historical edifices such as the Tribunal de Naturales, “a gem of the Philippine architecture” and the Tribunal de Mestizos.

The historic Bitukang Manok, which flowed through the heart of Pasig to the Marikina River is buried under from the location of the Pariancillo Bridge up to its exit point in Marikina River and is now the site of McDonalds and the Police Headquarters and some private residential lots.

The church interior is remodeled, obliterating the sacred paintings on the ceiling.

The exquisite altar of the Beaterio de Sta Rita de Pasig, now the Colegio del Buen Consejo is pulled down and vanishes without a trace.


Bishop Manuel Sobreviñas becomes the first bishop pastor of Pasig. after almost 80 years, the Belgian fathers left the parish scene.

1982 October 6

The Ortigas Center Association, Inc., a non-stock, non-profit organization for the advancement of Ortigas Center as one of the leading business districts in the country was organized by Rafael Ortigas, Jr., Manuel C. Lozano, Narciso Padilla, Ramon Cuervo, Jr., and Eulegio R. Rodriguez.


Mayor Raymundo was appointed mayor by President Corazon Aquino.


Dr. Luciano P.R Santiago receives the Premio Manuel Bernabe, Primer Premio in History from the Centro Cultural de Embajada de España in Manila for the first Filipino doctors.

Lawyers Jovito Salonga and Rene Saguisag are elected senators. Salonga becomes the only Pasigueño Senate President.


Plaza Rizal undergoes its 2nd complete renovation and the white Rizal statue in Plaza Rizal is pulled down, and in the process his statue breaks into pieces. A smaller bronzed colored fiberglass statue replaced it.