Mandaluyong City is the heart of Metro Manila. From a once a sleepy town, the city has emerged as “The New Tiger City of Metro Manila” because of the unprecedented progress and dramatic growth of the city in the last few years.
Despite of being the 6th smallest city in the Philippines in terms of land area, the city is quickly becoming one of the financial centers of the country. It has a fair share of its own commercial buildings and a central business district. The city shared a portion of Ortigas Center with Pasig City.
This 1st Class Highly Urbanized City houses major institutions and international companies such as Asian Development Bank, San Miguel Corporation, De Luxe Hotels, modern malls, offices and service establishments.
The city has shifted from industrial to commercial development due to the relocation of some of the manufactures of food, medicines and laboratory equipment in the newly developed industrial zones outside Metro Manila.
This change has paved the way for commercial strips along Shaw Boulevard, Boni Avenue, Kalentong, Liberta-Sierra Madre and EDSA-Shaw-Pioneer area to rise. Its significant progress makes the city as an important financial area in the metropolis.