Post World War 2

1845 March 14

After the Liberation, schools were officially reopened at different times. Most building were either totally or heavily destroyed. Pasig was one of the most that suffered from the destruction of school plants and equipments. Make shift shelters were used to accommodate classes while schools were being rehabilitated.

1946 July

Arellano University opened its branch when the country was still bearing the scars from the wounds of the war.

1948 February 4

The reconstruction of Rizal High School started after the out of the War Damaged Fund and was completed in 1949.

1952

Eulegio “Amang” Rodriguez established the Rodriguez Rural Bank which pump-primed Pasig into business town. Lending out capital to the town’s first entrepreneurs.

1956

Emiliano Caruncho (1917-97) is elected mayor of Pasig serving the municipality for 30 years.

In the same year, the Republic Glass Corporation at Pinagbuhatan was established.

Carmencita Lozada wins a major prize at the International Nicolo Paganini Violin Contest in Italy.

1960’s

The new municipal building is constructed at its present site.

The new public market is built behind the municipal building.

Plaza Rizal undergoes its first renovation.

1963

Mariwasa, the biggest producers of ceramic tiles in the country today was formed.

Isabel Santos, the Miss Philippines in Pasig participates in the Miss Universe Contest in Miami, U.S.

1964 October

The former Wander Philippines (Ovaltine to kids), is the first chocolate granule manufactured in Pasig and one of the city’s industrial pioneers.

1965

Lawyer Jovito Salonga is elected as second senator from Pasig.