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Pasay History, Philippines

If earning a living, engaging in business, desire and taste of good living, good business opportunities and a knack of getting life’s best to offer is what you want in the Philippines, then Pasay City will be a good place to stay.

Pasay City is not a place most tourists would want to visit if they wanted a sight of nature or beaches.  The city is more known for its commerce.  It’s the entry point for everyone who’s in business, a port of call for airlines from all the nations in the world, where cargos are being destined, and junction for currencies around the world, and a very good place to earn cash.  The city is very busy with a lot of people, buying and selling building properties and businesses, products sold from cars to electronics to equipment. 

This was once a small, peaceful town.  Many explanations state how the word Pasay came to existence.  There is a story about two lovers, Jose and Paz, who both were truly in love with each other and intend to live their lives together.  Yet because of trading, their love was forbidden.  Jose’s father was but one of the many tenants of Paz’ father.  He was told to keep away from Paz which led her to her misery and death. At her death, Jose couldn’t accept such misery.  He dug a tunnel to be with her in her grave, shouted in anguish with a cry of “Paz-ay!”.  With regret, Paz’ parents named their hacienda Paz-ay, and later, the whole town was called Pasay.

Pasay City nowadays is one of the most populated cities in the Philippines, particularly in Luzon.  Providing for their needs is becoming the government’s ongoing concern.  It has long exceeded the limits to accommodate the arrival of more migrants.  The government is continuously making sure that its residents are being attended to - from health to education and security.

Despite all that is going on in this very busy city where almost everyone is asking for help and assistance, there is always a reason to believe that there’s still hope for the future generation.

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