700 A.D

The Chinese migrations to Malaysia and the Philippines shore began in the 7th Century A.D and reached their peak after 1644 owing to the Manchu conquest of China. These Chinese immigrants settled in Manila, Pasig included, and in the other ports, which were annually visited by their trade junks, they have cargoes of silk, tea, ceramics, and their precious jade stones.

1200 A.D – 14 A.D

Many archeological sites in Rizal, Laguna and Mindoro have yielded vari-sized gold artifacts resembling the Penniform Gold Barter Ring in association with the 12th – 14th century potteries. These barter rings must have been used by our forefathers in trading with the Chinese. Archaeological discovery of three nephrite jade adzes in the Pasig River just in front of the old Rizal Provincial Capitol building in Pasig proved the presence of the Chinese since earlier times in Pasig.


1450 A.D. – At around 1450, Pasig is a peaceful kingdom around the Bitukang Manok River under the leadership of Dayang Kalangitan, wife of Gat Lontok. They have four children: Dayang Panginoan, who marries Gat Balagtas of Sapa now Sta. Ana; Dayang Lahat who marries Gat Timog; Raha Salalila or Soliman I of Maynila and Gat Kahiya. Raha Soliman I becomes the father of Raha Matanda of Ache and Soliman II of Maynila and Lakan Dula of Tondo. Soliman III is heir to his uncle Matanda.

Along the banks of Pasig River, bancas were moored others plying up and down the river, with farm produce or simply fishes of the river. The same river had women washing clothes of bathing for they were noted for their cleanliness.