Nestled amidst the bustling urban landscape of Pasig stands an architectural gem that has not only witnessed the passage of time but has also etched its name as an iconic symbol in the city's rich history – Bahay na Tisa. Featured prominently in various TV shows and big screens, this ancestral house has become the most renowned dwelling in Pasig, capturing the essence of a bygone era.

Constructed in the early 1850s by Don Cecilio Tech y Cabrera, Bahay na Tisa is distinguished as the oldest surviving bahay na bato in Pasig. A testament to the city's heritage, the house has served as the residence for seven generations of the Tech family, preserving stories that unfold through the annals of Pasig's history.


Bahay na Tisa holds a unique position in the socio-political landscape of Pasig. During the Martial Law era, it earned the moniker "Freedom House," providing a neutral ground for both political factions to convene for meetings.

Inside Bahay na Tisa

It also played a pivotal role as the unofficial San Jose Barangay Headquarters and hosted art exhibits that added cultural vibrancy to its historical significance.

The house is not merely a witness to history but is deeply rooted in religious traditions. Home to the Santo Nino de Pasion, Bahay na Tisa holds spiritual gatherings every Sunday after Easter, where the sick from the town assemble to receive the Holy Communion and the benediction of the Parish Priest (Viatico Publico).

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The architectural marvel of Bahay na Tisa is evident in its construction. The ground floor boasts massive adobe blocks, providing structural support for the hardwood floorings of the second level. Originally featuring a tisa roof, the house endured the ravages of World War II, leading to the replacement of its roof with corrugated asbestos. The windows, adorned with capiz shells, add to its timeless charm.


The cultural significance and unique character of Bahay na Tisa have not gone unnoticed. In recognition of its contribution to Pasig's cultural heritage, the City of Pasig honored the house with the Dangal ng Pasig Award for Culture on June 30, 2009.

In a remarkable testament to familial continuity, the 6th, 7th, and 8th generations of the Tech family continue to call Bahay na Tisa their home. As it stands proudly against the backdrop of modernity, this historic dwelling remains a living testament to Pasig's enduring heritage, bridging the past and the present for generations to come.

Bahay Na Tisa

Address: P. Gomez St, Brgy. San Jose, Pasig City