Makati

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Metro Manila

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Makati is also known for being a major cultural and entertainment hub in Metro Manila. In 1975, Makati was separated from Rizal province along with Caloocan, Malabon, Navotas, Quezon City, Marikina, San Juan, Pasig, Mandaluyong, Pateros, Taguig, Pasay City, Parañaque, Las Piñas, and Muntinlupa, to become part of the National Capital Region as a component municipality.
It is officially known as the National Capital Region (NCR), and is commonly known as Metro Manila or simply Manila. It is made up of 16 cities namely: the City of Manila (the Philippine capital), Quezon City (the country's most populous city and former capital), Caloocan, Las Piñas, Makati, Malabon, Mandaluyong, Marikina, Muntinlupa, Navotas, Parañaque, Pasay, Pasig, San Juan, Taguig, and Valenzuela, as well as the municipality of Pateros.

Poblacion, Makati

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The Spaniards then assigned the area to the town of Santa Ana de Sapa and in the 1600s began to be developed as a pilgrimage center around the churches of Our Lady of Guadalupe (now Our Lady of Grace, opened 1625) and of Saints Peter and Paul (opened 1620) in what is today the población, built by missionary friars to attract worshippers, and also as a farming community.
Poblacion is the old downtown area (poblacion) of Makati and its second most important commercial center behind the Makati Central Business District.

Santa Ana, Manila

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Parts of the city were once subject to the pre-Hispanic Kingdom of Namayan, whose capital is now in the Santa Ana district of Manila.
Geographically, Santa Ana is located at the southeast banks of the Manila-part of the Pasig River, bounded on the north by San Juan River, facing Santa Mesa, northeast by Mandaluyong, Makati to the east and southeast, Paco and Pandacan districts to the west, and San Andres district to the southwest.

Nuestra Señora de Gracia Church

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The Spaniards then assigned the area to the town of Santa Ana de Sapa and in the 1600s began to be developed as a pilgrimage center around the churches of Our Lady of Guadalupe (now Our Lady of Grace, opened 1625) and of Saints Peter and Paul (opened 1620) in what is today the población, built by missionary friars to attract worshippers, and also as a farming community.
The Nuestra Señora de Gracia Church, also known as Guadalupe Church, is a Baroque Roman Catholic church in Makati, Philippines.

Pío del Pilar

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The town was a cradle of Filipino passive resistance against Spanish colonial rule in the 1890s and the subsequent Philippine Revolution, with the participation of the local Katipunan council based in the area with Pio del Pilar, a local resident from the village of Culi-Culi, as its president.
He was born in Barrio Culi-culi (now Pio del Pilar), San Pedro de Macati (present-day Makati) on 11 July 1860.

Ayala Avenue

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The biggest trading floor of the Philippine Stock Exchange is situated along the city's Ayala Avenue. The Ayala Triangle is a sub-district of the Makati CBD, comprising the parcel of land between Ayala Avenue, Makati Avenue and Paseo de Roxas, as well as the buildings on those streets.
Ayala Avenue is a major thoroughfare in Makati, Philippines.

Pasig River

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Tradition holds that a Tagalog at a swamp on the south of the Pasig River was asked by a visitor, who was Miguel López de Legazpi, for the name of the place.
From there, the Pasig forms flows through Pasig until its confluence with the Taguig River, From here, it forms the border between Mandaluyong to the north and Makati to the south.. The river then sharply turns northeast, where it has become the border between Mandaluyong and Manila before turning again westward, joining its other major tributary, the San Juan River, and then following a sinuous path through the center of Manila before emptying into the bay.

J. P. Rizal Avenue

Partly as a result a new town hall just miles from the old one was built in 1962 just along J.P. Rizal Avenue (the old hall was later converted into the city museum).
Jose P. Rizal Avenue, more commonly known as J. P. Rizal Avenue, is a major local avenue in Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines.

Pasig

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In 1975, Makati was separated from Rizal province along with Caloocan, Malabon, Navotas, Quezon City, Marikina, San Juan, Pasig, Mandaluyong, Pateros, Taguig, Pasay City, Parañaque, Las Piñas, and Muntinlupa, to become part of the National Capital Region as a component municipality.
Located along the eastern border of Metro Manila, Pasig is bordered on the west by Quezon City and Mandaluyong; to the north by Marikina; to the south by Makati, the municipality of Pateros, and Taguig; and to the east by the municipalities of Cainta and Taytay in the province of Rizal.

Ayala Corporation

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Since then, the development of Makati has remained linked with the Zóbel de Ayala family and their company, Ayala Corporation. The first of the planned communities (in what are now the barangays Forbes Park, Urdaneta, San Lorenzo and Bel-Air) were established in the 1950s with the efforts of its landowner, Ayala y Compañía.
Ayala was responsible for the development of Makati as the financial district of Manila and the Philippines after World War II.

Antipolo

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Its strategic location also made it a pitstop for pilgrims, travelling by foot or boat, towards the shrine of Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage in Antipolo.
From the early 17th-century up to the period of Japanese imperialism, over a thousand Catholic devotees coming from "Maynilad" (Manila), "Hacienda Pineda" (Pasay), "San Juan del Monte", "Hacienda de Mandaloyon" (Mandaluyong), "Hacienda Mariquina" (Marikina), "Barrio Pateros", "Pueblo de Tagig" (Taguig), and "San Pedro de Macati" (Makati), followed the trail of the Parian Creek to the Pilgrimage Cathedral on the mountainous pueblo of Antipolo, Morong (the present-day Rizal Province).

Pateros, Metro Manila

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In 1975, Makati was separated from Rizal province along with Caloocan, Malabon, Navotas, Quezon City, Marikina, San Juan, Pasig, Mandaluyong, Pateros, Taguig, Pasay City, Parañaque, Las Piñas, and Muntinlupa, to become part of the National Capital Region as a component municipality.
Pateros is bordered by Pasig to the north, Makati to the west, and Taguig to the south.

Mandaluyong

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In 1975, Makati was separated from Rizal province along with Caloocan, Malabon, Navotas, Quezon City, Marikina, San Juan, Pasig, Mandaluyong, Pateros, Taguig, Pasay City, Parañaque, Las Piñas, and Muntinlupa, to become part of the National Capital Region as a component municipality.
The city is bordered by Manila to the west, San Juan to the north, Quezon City to the northeast, Pasig to the east, and Makati to the south.

Taguig

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In 1975, Makati was separated from Rizal province along with Caloocan, Malabon, Navotas, Quezon City, Marikina, San Juan, Pasig, Mandaluyong, Pateros, Taguig, Pasay City, Parañaque, Las Piñas, and Muntinlupa, to become part of the National Capital Region as a component municipality.
Taguig lies on the western shore of Laguna de Bay and is bordered by Muntinlupa to the south, Parañaque to the southwest, Pasay to the west, Cainta and Taytay on the northeast and Makati, Pateros, and Pasig to the north.

Jejomar Binay

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After the death of Mayor Yabut during the Revolution, Aquino appointed Jejomar Binay as acting mayor of the town of Makati; he was subsequently elected as mayor in 1988.
He was appointed by former President Corazon Aquino as officer-in-charge of Makati from 1986-1987.

Ayala Center

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Mayor Bañola's term of office as town executive saw the building up of what is now the Ayala Center with the help of the Ayala firm, which would become the city's central shopping center of today. On May 17, 2000 at 5:02 p.m., the Glorietta Mall located inside the Ayala Center was bombed, injuring 13 persons.
The Ayala Center is a recreational, shopping, dining, and entertainment development located in the heart of Makati.

Glorietta

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On May 17, 2000 at 5:02 p.m., the Glorietta Mall located inside the Ayala Center was bombed, injuring 13 persons.
Glorietta is a shopping mall complex in the Ayala Center, Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines.

Gil Puyat Avenue

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It is bound by EDSA, Gil Puyat Avenue, Arnaiz Avenue and Chino Roces Avenue.
The Gil Puyat Avenue, formerly and still referred to as Buendia Avenue, is a major arterial thoroughfare which travels east–west through the cities of Makati and Pasay in western Metro Manila, Philippines.

Chino Roces Avenue

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It is bound by EDSA, Gil Puyat Avenue, Arnaiz Avenue and Chino Roces Avenue.
Chino Roces Avenue, formerly known as (and still commonly referred to as) Pasong Tamo, is a prominent north-south road in the cities of Makati and Taguig, Metro Manila, Philippines It runs for approximately 5.8 kilometers (3.6 miles) from Olympia and Tejeros to Fort Bonifacio.

Makati Avenue

The Ayala Triangle is a sub-district of the Makati CBD, comprising the parcel of land between Ayala Avenue, Makati Avenue and Paseo de Roxas, as well as the buildings on those streets.
Makati Avenue is a major commercial thoroughfare in Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines.

Rizal Day bombings

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The bombing was said to be the precursor of the May 21, 2000 SM Megamall bombing and the Rizal Day bombings.
Another bomb detonated at a gasoline station in the Makati central business district. The target was a gasoline station along EDSA, across the street from the Dusit Hotel in Makati. Two policemen, members of the local bomb squad, died as a result of this explosion.

Arnaiz Avenue

It is bound by EDSA, Gil Puyat Avenue, Arnaiz Avenue and Chino Roces Avenue.
Arnaiz Avenue, also known by its former names Libertad Street and Pasay Road, is a major east-west collector road that links Makati and Pasay in the Philippines.

Namayan

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Parts of the city were once subject to the pre-Hispanic Kingdom of Namayan, whose capital is now in the Santa Ana district of Manila.
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Ayala Triangle Gardens

A few upscale boutiques, restaurants and a park called Ayala Triangle Gardens are also located in the area.
The Ayala Triangle Gardens is a 2 ha landscaped urban park in Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines.

Bel-Air Village

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The first of the planned communities (in what are now the barangays Forbes Park, Urdaneta, San Lorenzo and Bel-Air) were established in the 1950s with the efforts of its landowner, Ayala y Compañía.
Bel-Air refers to both a private subdivision and gated community, and a barangay in Makati City, Philippines.