Makati, the financial center of the Philippines, has the highest concentration of multinational and local corporations in the country.
Major banks, corporations, department stores as well as foreign embassies are based in Makati. The biggest trading floor of the Philippine Stock Exchange Philippine Stock is situated along the city's Ayala Avenue.
In 1851, Don José Bonifacio Roxas, (related to the Zobel de Ayala’s) purchased the Jesuit estate of "Hacienda de San Pedro de Macati" for 52,800 pesos, and in 1901, the Americans declared the whole area south of the Pasig River a US military reservation, establishing Fort McKinley (now Fort Bonifacio).
In the 1930s, the first Manila airport – Nielsen Field opened and whose runways can be traced by what is now Makati & Ayala Avenues. Following WW2 the Ayala Corporation started developing “Little America” into the business center, shopping and entertainment area of P Burgos that we know & love!
Way 2 Go map of Fort Bonifacio