Francisco Ortigas was a prominent lawyer during the American colonial period and
patriarch of the Ortigas family.
FRANCISCO ORTIGAS, SR
Ortigas, togehter with former law partner Rafael del Pan, opened a new law practice
with American Frederick Fisher. Their office was called Ortigas, del Pan and Fishes
Law Office, which achieved prominence in its time. The American government designated
them as chief investigator of anomalous titles and land purchases of the Spanish
Ortigas was the founder of Ortigas and Company in July 1931 a limited partnership
created to acquire a 4,000 hectare property known as Hacienda de Mandaloyon. This
property spanned the municipalities that are now known as Mandaluyong, San Juan,
Pasig and Quezon City laid in the geographical heart of present-day Metro Manila.