The City of Mandaluyong (Filipino: Lungsod ng Mandaluyong) is one of the cities and municipalities that comprise Metro Manila in the Philippines. Located at the approximate geographical centre of Metro Manila, it is bordered on the west by the country’s capital, Manila, to the north by San Juan City, to the east by Quezon Cityand Pasig City, and by Makati City to the south. Its nicknames are “Tiger City of the Philippines”, “Metro Manila’s Heart”, and the “Shopping Mall Capital of the Philippines”.

Among the many attractions in the city is the western half of the Ortigas Center, one of the major centers of business and commerce in the metropolis (the eastern half is in Pasig City). Found within the Mandaluyong portion of the Ortigas Center [3] is the main headquarters of the Asian Development Bank,[4][5] Banco De Oro, and the headquarters of San Miguel Corporation, Southeast Asia’s largest food and beverage company. One of the most prominent pharmaceutical laboratories and factories, Unilab, is located here.[citation needed]


Mandaluyong is deemed as the “Tiger City” because of its notable number of shopping malls, entertainment hubs, offices, financial hubs, and hotels.

Commercial Activities

Typical of cities in metropolitan areas, Mandaluyong has its own share of commercial strips and a central business district. The former, consisting mostly of banks (Map ~ Financial Institutions), offices and service establishments, stretch along public transport routes thereby serving both local consumers and passers-by from the neighboring localities. Major commercial strips of the city include the stretch of Boni Avenue, Shaw Boulevard, Libertad-Sierra Madre area, Kalentong, San Francisco, part of Martinez, Sgt. Bumatay towards Barangka Drive and Pinatubo towards EDSA.

Industrial Activities

These activities are mostly concentrated within the EDSA-Shaw-Pioneer area and along Pasig River.

Although prominent in the manufacture of foods, medicines and laboratory equipment, these industries are gradually declining in number, opting to relocate in newly-developed industrial zones outside Metropolitan Manila.

In the Pasig River area, particularly in Barangays Namayan and Mabini J. Rizal, areas formerly industrial are now the sites for residential subdivisions and townhouses.

In the EDSA-Shaw-Pioneer area, the transformation is toward a more economically profitable and globally competitive commercial activity.

Factories & Industries:

  • Dave Vergel B. Castro & Associates
  • Buffalo Piping Systems
  • Fit N’ Fab Water Systems
  • Hewlett-Packard Philippines
  • Summit Media
  • Commonwealth Foods, Inc.
  • United Laboratories (UNILAB)
  • Solar Entertainment Corporation
  • San Miguel Corporation
  • Puma Spring and Rubber Industries
  • Accenture Philippine Delivery Center
  • J.O. Maningas & Associates

Shopping Malls

Shopping malls plays an important role in the economy of the city.

  • SM Megamall- is a large shopping mall located in the Ortigas business district of Metro Manila. It one of the largest SM Supermall developed and operated by SM Prime Holdings, the largest mall operator in the Philippines owned by Henry Sy Sr. The mall has two buildings interconnected with a bridge. The mall occupies a land area of approximately 21 hectares and has a total floor area of an estimated 480,000 m², making it the largest shopping mall in the country as it redeemed its title from the previous holder SM North EDSA. The mall has a maximum capacity of 4 million people. It is as large as the Changi Airport Terminal 2 inSingapore.
  • Shangri-La Plaza Mall- is an upscale shopping mall situated in the Ortigas Center, a business/commercial district of Mandaluyong City. It is surrounded by four streets in the commercial area, namely, Internal Avenue, St. Francis Avenue, Shaw Boulevard and the major highway EDSA. Affectionately called The Shang, this seven-story structure is also accessible through the Shaw Boulevard MRT Station in the fifth floor which connects it to the Manila Metro Rail Transit System. It is also the only retail arm of Kuok Group of Companies, the owner of the worldwide chain of Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts. The mall has several international stores such as Gucci, Calvin Klein, Burberry, Dolce and Gabbana, Hugo Boss and Polo Ralph Lauren.
  • Forum Robinsons- is a specialty mall within Cybergate, a modern business and residential complex at the corner of EDSA and Pioneer Street in Mandaluyong. The shopping center highlights information technology product categories such as computers, cellphones and other mobile/wireless gadgets, digital cameras, and audio-video and computer gaming equipment. Complementing this mix are four anchor stores, four cinemas and a wide array of satisfying shopping, dining, amusement and service outlets.
  • St. Francis Square Mall- is one of the notable shopping center in the city, the mall is a modern low-rise building holding a 3,000 capacity auditorium and houses over 1,000 stalls and stores.


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