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Tiis ganda to the max! The Miss International of Manila, Ambassador Pasay. 🌺✈️
In local folk history of pre-colonial period, Pasay is said to have been part of Namayan (or Sapa), a confederation of barangays which controlled territory stretching from Manila Bay to Laguna de Bay.
1571, Miguel López de Legazpi took formal possession of the Rajahnate of Maynila and its surrounding polities in the name of the Spanish crown. The Augustinian Order would figure predominantly in the evangelism of Pasay and eventually renamed "Sta. Ana de Sapa". The promise of heaven prompted early native converts to give their possessions to the Church, most of Pasay went to friar's hands either by donation or by purchase; many natives were also forced to divest of their properties to cope with stringent colonial impositions. 1862, a number of prominent citizens of Pasay sent a petition to the civil and authorities asking that they be allowed to manage their own political and religious affairs thus Pasay and was renamed "Pineda" in honour of Don Cornelio Pineda, a Spanish horticulturist.
American Period 1901, the original name of Pasay has been returned. Friar lands, then were turned into subdivisions. The residential lots were for sale/lease to foreign investors. Old roads were repaired and new ones were developed, Meralco tram car lines linked Pasay to Intramuros and San Juan. Cars took the streets on Taft Ave. and Pasay entered the Aviation Age, when a 1st flight took off in Pasay Beach. Much of the bay side area beyond Luneta were swamps but US ex-soldiers seize the opportunity to develop for residential purposes, followed by rich Filipino families and gov’t officials to this seaside town.
WW2 1941, Gen. MacArthur declared Manila an open city. Jose P. Maibag, born and bred in Pasay, laid out underground networking. Carlos Mendoza, a resident of Barrio San Roque, together with 14 others, formed a mobile broadcasting station called "The Voice of Juan dela Cruz." Unfortunately, Japanese military police pounced the group and were brought to the old Bilibid Prison and suffered the kind of torture they talked about on the radio.
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22 hours ago
Simple style that endures through time.