This is a collection of old postcards featuring Pasig River at the turn-of-the-century.
The Pasig River connects Laguna de Bay to Manila Bay. Stretching for 25 kilometers , it is lined by Metro Manila on each side. Its major tributaries are the Marikina River and San Juan River.
The Pasig River is a tidal estuary, as the flow direction depends upon the water-level difference between Manila Bay and Laguna de Bay. During the dry season, the water level in Laguna de Bay is low and the flow direction of the Pasig River depends on the tides. During the wet season, when the water level of Laguna de Bay is high, flow is normally from Laguna de Bay towards Manila Bay.
It used to be an important transport route during the Spanish times. However, due to negligence and industrial development, the river has become very polluted and unable to sustain life.
I hope someday we can see Pasig River the way it used to be.