Friday, September 16, 2011

Day 12 – A photograph of the town you live in.

Day 12 – A photograph of the town you live in.

Since majority of the people I know do not know where Pateros is located, I decided to post stuff about the municipality where I've been living for my whole life.

This is taken from HERE.
Southeast of Manila is Pateros, the smallest of the seventeen cities and municipalities comprising the Metropolitan Manila. Pateros before 1700 was only a barrio of Pasig called "Aguho" or "embarcadero". Aguho was derived from the name of numerous shady trees planted along the Pateros River, while "embarcadero" means a small port. As a port, Pateros was the focal point of trade and commerce not only for the entire Municipality of Pasig but also for the neighboring towns. It also served as harbor for the Malay, Chinese, Swedish and Indian vessels that periodically called to disembark merchandise and to engage in commerce. These were the reasons why Pateros as the most progressive barrio of Pasig was given the name Aguho or embarcadero.
The Chinese traders who eventually settled in the town introduced the most famous balut industry and alfombra-slipper making. The name PATEROS came from the Tagalog words "pato" — the duck that lays the eggs for balut making, and "sapatero" — the word for shoemakers.

As of 2007, the total population of all the barangays is 61,940. 

According to Wikipedia...

The Municipality of Pateros (Filipino: Bayan ng Pateros) is a First-class Municipality in Metro Manila, Philippines. This small town is famous for its duck-raising industry and especially for producing balut, a Filipino delicacy that is boiled duck egg. Pateros is bordered by Pasig City to the north, Makati City to the west, and Taguig City to the south.
Pateros is the only municipality and the smallest, both in population and in land area, in Metro Manila, but it is the second most densely populated at around 27 thousand people per square kilometer after Manila.

See how small the municipality I live in? =)

2 comments:

  1. Sa liit ng lugar, ganyan karami ang makukuha mong info! :))

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