Being a technology outsourcing firm, Ideyatech works with various industries and corporations outside the Philippines. It has always been our observation that while the firm’s address is Pasig City, we are still referred to as “Manila” team due to its being located in the Metro Manila region. I am pretty sure that if our team of Java Development experts were located in, say, Cebu City, we would have been called “Cebu” team, or “Philippines”. Nobody calls us Pasig team, which we actually are, judging by the city where we are located; or as Ortigas team, in reference to the business district where Ideyatech has its offices.
So allow me to give a brief information about Ortigas and the city that plays host to a portion of this dynamic district, Pasig. Basically, the breakdown of our address goes by this simple deduction:
Philippines — Metro Manila (or Manila) — Pasig City — Ortigas
Over the past decade, Pasig City came on its own as a major commercial district in Metro Manila, Philippines, rivaling nearby Makati in business growth, infrastructure, and employment. Workers from nearby cities flock to Ortigas Business Center, Pasig’s main business hub, which hosts contact centers, software development companies, and shopping malls.
Ortigas, where Ideyatech is holding its offices, is strategically located at the intersection of Pasig and two other cities–Mandaluyong and Quezon City. It is bound by three major highways that service the northeast portions of Metro Manila region, namely, EDSA to the west, Ortigas Avenue to the north, and Shaw Boulevard to the south.
Ortigas Center is not an entirely new business enclave. However, although it was developed in the early 1980s, its growth as a major commercial center started with the establishment of three shopping centers on its northern section in the 1990s. It started with SM Megamall, which was at one point the biggest mall in Asia and second only to the Mall of America; then came Robinsons Galleria and Shangri-La Plaza malls. Still, even before these shopping centers came along, Ortigas Center already hosted the corporate headquarters of three major business organizations: the Asian Development Bank, San Miguel Corporation, and the Manila Electric Company. And before I forget, the Philippine Stock Exchange has its home in Ortigas.
Infrastructure development in Ortigas Center grew at a tremendous pace in the mid-‘90s when tech companies and contact centers chose the location for its proximity to the Philippines’ financial center, Makati, and the gamut of modern skyscrapers that now house such companies as HSBC, Convergys, Sykes, and Hewlett-Packard, among many. As each new development paved the way for another, Ortigas now boasts of one of the best telecommunication infrastructure in the Southeast Asian region.
If you want to know more about Ideyatech, you can find more information on our company page.