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About Makati, Philippines

Makati City belongs to the seventeen urban centers that define Metro Manila, one of the most highly populated Metro regions anywhere. Having a population of over half a million people, Makati is rated as the 42nd most densely populated city in the world, with roughly 7,200 residents per square mile.

Makati is notable for its exceptionally multicultural lifestyle, and for it's reputation as a major entertainment center in the Manila area. Expatriates often choose to live in Makati, which has caused a large expatriate community to grow in the area with citizens from all over the world. Makati is well known also for its top notch shopping and department stores, found in the Greenbelt, Rockwell Center, Glorietta Mall, and Ayala Center. The city also also boasts the tallest building in the Philippines with the PBCom Tower.

Housing a variety of diverse national embassies, Makati is known as a significant center for intercontinental matters. But most of all, Makati stands out as the economic heart of the Philippines as well as one of several key financial, professional and commercial centers within all the Asian countries. And for this reason, and for the fact that it also houses the influential Makati Business Club and the Philippine Stock Exchange, Makati has rightfully earned the nickname and status of the Financial Capital of the Philippines.

The name "Makati" emerged via the Tagalog word kati, which stands for tide, referring to the tide of the Pasig River located to the North of Makati City.

Currently the city of Makati is among the most contemporary metropolitan areas within the country of the Philippines, and is a major international competitor in Asia.

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posted Nov. 6th, 2015 - 2:43pm
gerald says:
im going there this year and I would like toknow is it safe foe Americas there to live

posted Nov. 4th, 2015 - 2:27pm
Dennis Ramos says:
magtanong lang po ako assignment lang po school ng anak k, ano po ang total land area ng makati city at ang kita ng makati?marami pong salamat sa inyong pagsagot sa aking katanungan.

posted Sep. 8th, 2015 - 5:54am
jay27 says:
what are the policies of makati city?

posted Aug. 23rd, 2015 - 4:27am
Saan galing ang salitang makati?

posted Aug. 15th, 2015 - 11:12am
ilan ba ang families na nasa highclass at middle class?

posted Jun. 21st, 2015 - 2:53am
Phoenix says:
Good Day to all viewers...
Its my first time to visit Makati City Philippines last week with my friend. I am expecting much from hospitable Filipinos prior to my travel but sad to say especially the \"taxis\" because they didn\'t even know the major streets and land marks in Makati like Rufino street, Chino street, Export Bank, Washington Sycip Park, Legaspi Street, and i think 5-6 taxis I asked help or ride from them but they refused to proceed in the said land marks coz they were not familiar of it. Most taxis never give a change, for exxample, the fare taxi reached to P60.00 and i gave P100 and refused to give the change of P40.00, why is that so? One thing also they request an extra tip aside the fare i had paid from P50 and above tip, why this was happened in Makati City? I\'m just an ordinary person coming from Mindanao. I spend jeepneys to ride going to my destination instead of taxis. I\'d been to Southern, Northern Province in Luzon and i never find any problem in transportations in those Porvinces. Makati is one of the most established place in Luzon . Public jeepneys are the frontliner to our foreign poeple, hope they will put honesty on their job. For 3 days I had stayed in Makati City, every day i encountered different negative sides to poeple and to transportation i met. Maybe that was my first and last visit in Makati City. And can\'t even recommend to poeple here in Mindanao to visit in Makati place if they want to.

posted Apr. 11th, 2015 - 1:41pm
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posted Nov. 18th, 2014 - 10:53pm
Thirdy Gomez says:
I wonder what are the specific roles of the Ayalas in the development of Makati Central Business District? Do they really owned Makati CBD and lease it only for various groups/corporations? In particular, are the Ayalas in-charge of maintaining roads and Christmas decorations within the CBD or is it the local government unit?

I shall appreciate your response.

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Thanks and regards.

posted Nov. 15th, 2014 - 3:50am
Jethro dela Cruz says:
May I know the no. of employed in Makati City? For thesis purposes lang po. thanks!

posted Sep. 25th, 2014 - 4:55am
anelyn says:
its so very nice place,makati s d 1 my favorite in manila cause thers s many beautiful look and place.

posted Jun. 3rd, 2014 - 2:13pm
ilan po ba ang lalaki at babae sa buong barangay ng makati? pls.. paanswer po assign lng

posted Feb. 8th, 2014 - 4:19am
divine says:
kanino po kami pwedeng magrequest for the accomodation of makati friendhip suites?

posted Feb. 1st, 2014 - 6:09am
Fredlon says:
looking for properties in Makati ? I have pre-furnished to fully furnished unit at No downpayment. Kindly visit for details.

posted Oct. 8th, 2013 - 1:32am
ej says:
ilan po ang latest population in makati?

posted Aug. 9th, 2013 - 3:50am
madel says:
we have a report about makati,,can i ask who are the former mayors and vice mayor of ur city,

posted Jul. 22nd, 2013 - 10:20am
Francis says:
Ilan po ang populasyon sa Brgy.rizal makati city

posted Nov. 28th, 2012 - 10:06am
kriz says:
where can i find sun path diagram of makati?

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