65th na balabag ….. parasapinga sa payatas ng mandaluyong at san juan daw ng ortigas center!

Ortigas Center

mula sa salitang tagalog na “may daluyong”, isinulat at binigkas ng mga dayuhan  ang pook na mandaloyon o mandaluyong ay asyenda raw nila!  kabilang ang bayan ni huwan o juan sa kanilang inangking kalupaan

…punung-puno ang mga lugar na ito, lalo na ang kahabaan ng edsa ngayon, ng mga naglalakihang mga puno na sa tingin ng mga katutubong tagalog ay larawan ng mga bundok lalo na sa gabing maliwanag ang buwan …

at doon sa kanilang pagtanaw ay ramdam na ramdam nila ang hugong o ugong ng mga hagupit at daluyong ng unos o bagyong nagmumula sa kanlurang karagatan ng maynila at kalawakang silangan ng mundo …

saganang-sagana sa tubig ng ulan na palagiang dumadaloy sa mga ilog ng pulo ng ginto ….

Ortigas Center is the rival for top spot as the financial and central business of the philippines along with ayala and zobel in makati,  the fort in taguig,  roxas and araneta in cubao, including hacienda luisita of aquino-cojuanco in tarlac.

Please notice the names pertain to personalities, not to the indigenous tagalog places anymore.

Ortigas is named as the “center” in view of a vantage location at the boundaries of “Pasig City”, “Mandaluyong City” and “Quezon City” and San Juan with an area of more than 100 hectares.

Now, it is governed by an exclusive and  private association named ortigas by the virtues of the past laws and regulations enacted since the time of quezon.

Based exactly on the very same virtues were the rest of the haciendas in the whole archipelago flourished, sadly even now, like a sad song of every poor soul.

Showcases of “Shopping mall”, skycraping office buildings,  condominiums, structural complexes, complete with nightlife bars and restaurants that continue to adorn permanently? the area that was once the stronghold of the ancient tagalog natives.

Notable structured places are the “St. Francis Square”, the “Asian Development Bank” compound, the Oakwood premier  apartments and “Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts” hotel.

It is also the home of San_Miguel_Corporation of the sorianos,Jollibee Foods Corporation, the Philippine branch of “HSBC” and “Robinsons Galleria”

Also present are philippine offices of prominent engineering firms such as Parsons Brinckerhoff, “Sinclair Knight Merz” and “WSP Group”

It is the location of “Banco de Oro”, main office of taipan Henry Sy, Sr., SM Megamall, SM North EDSA and SM Mall of Asia.

The Medical City is also in the area along the long avenue of a road named ortigas that stretches from cainta or even antipolo up to the west of quezon city going deep to the Malacanan in Manila.

Yet, never in the modern history of this complex permanent picture of a land is mentioned the true and authentic origin … why?!?

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