Pateros gets is name from Spanish patero, or duck raiser; the town historically relied on duck raising as a major source of income.
The town is densely populated, with 63,000 people sandwiched in 1.76 square kilometres (0.68 sq mi) of land. It is surrounded by Makati and Taguig. Pateros also holds a claim on the disputed Fort Bonifacio area.
- 1 Pateros Church (Diocesan Shrine of St. Martha), B. Orcilla Street. Spanish-era parish church, completed in 1815