Parañaque City

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City of Parañaque
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Region National Capital Region
Mayor Florencio "Jun" Bernabe, Jr. (2004-Present, Lakas-CMD)
Barangays 16
Physical characteristics
Area 47.69 km²
Total (2000) 449,811
Density 9,432/km²
A burning building along Taft Avenue which was hit during the Japanese air raid in Barrio Parañaque, December 13, 1941, the Philippine Islands.

The City of Parañaque (pop. 449,811, 2000 Census), or simply Parañaque (Filipino: Lungsod ng Parañaque or Lungsod ng Palanyag), is one of the cities and municipalities that comprise Metro Manila in the Philippines. It is bordered on the north by Pasay City, by Taguig City to the northeast, Muntinlupa City to the southeast, by Las Piñas City to the southwest, and by Manila Bay to the west.



Parañaque was founded in 1572 by Spanish missionaries as Palanyag. After its establishment, the town fell under the authority of the Augustinians, beginning with Fr. Diego de Espinar in 1580.

During the Philippine Revolution, Parañaque became one of the hottest battle zones due to its location halfway between the province of Cavite, where the revolutionaries held sway, and Manila, the seat of the Spanish colonial government.

During the American occupation of the Philippines, Parañaque became one of the first municipalities in the Metro Manila region. It was converted into a chartered city on February 15, 1998.

Districts and barangays

Parañaque is composed of two congressional districts and two legislative districts which are further subdivided into 16 Barangays. Legislative District One contains eight barangays in the western half of the city, while legislative District Two is comprised of the eight barangays in the eastern portion of the city.

While barangays are the administrative divisions of the city, and are legally part of the addresses of establishments and homes, many residents indicate their subdivision (village) instead of their barangay.

Listed below are the barangays in each district plus some notable subdivisions.

District 1

  • Baclaran
  • Don Galo
  • La Huerta
  • San Dionisio
  • San Isidro
  • Sto. Niño
  • Tambô
  • Vitález

District 2

  • B.F. Homes
  • Don Bosco
  • Marcelo Green
  • Merville
  • Moonwalk
  • San Antonio
  • San Martin de Porres
  • Sun Valley


  • Rainbow Village 2
  • Mon-El Subdivision
  • BF Homes Parañaque
  • Better Living Subdivision
  • Camella Homes Parañaque II
  • Camella Homes Parañaque III (CHP III)
  • Gatchalian Subdivision 1
  • Goodwill II Subdivision
  • Goodwill III Subdivision
  • Greenheights Village
  • Ireneville
  • Marcelo Green Village
  • Merville Subdivision
  • Moonwalk Village
  • Multinational Village
  • Villanueva Village
  • San Antonio Valley (numerous phases)
  • Severina Diamond Subdivision Km.18
  • Sun Valley Subdivision
  • United Parañaque Subdivision
  • Parañaque Greenheights
  • Parkview Homes (Benedictine Drive, Brgy. Sunvalley)
  • Teoville East & West
  • Teoville 3
  • Maywood (numerous village)
  • Tahanan Village
  • Villa Mendoza
  • Salvador Estate
  • Fourth Estate Subdivision
  • Garden City I
  • Garden City III
  • Fortunata Village
  • South Bay Gardens
  • St.Catherine Village
  • Countryside Village

Interesting sites

  • St. Andrew's Cathedral (Barangay La Huerta), the seat of Diocese of Parañaque and the Shrine of Nuestra Señora del Buen Suceso
  • Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1
  • Baclaran Redemptorist Church, officially the National Shrine of Our Mother of Perpetual Help, one of the biggest and most active churches in the country where devotees flock to hear mass every Wednesday
  • Casino Filipino
  • Dampa, a popular seafood restaurant
  • Manila Memorial Park, the country's first memorial park and resting place to some of the country's most celebrated personalities
  • Loyola Memorial Park, part of one of the country's chain of memorial parks
  • Fiesta Shopping Mall (Duty Free Philippines)
  • SM City Sucat, part of the country's biggest chain of malls
  • SM City Bicutan, part of the country's biggest chain of malls
  • Parañaque City Hall
  • Academic institutions
    • Airlink International Flying School
    • AMA Computer College
    • Escuela de San Lorenzo Ruiz
    • European International School
    • Davidville Academy
    • Gemille School, Inc.
    • Gift Of Advanced Learning (GOAL) Montessori School
    • Immaculate Heart of Mary College
    • Informatics Computer Institute
    • International Christian Academy
    • Little Archers Learning Center
    • Little House Montessori
    • Lycée d' Regis Marie School
    • Madre Maria Pia Notari School
    • Mahatma Gandhi International School
    • Manresa School
    • Mary Heights Learning Center
    • Marymount School
    • Montessori de Manila
    • Olivarez University
    • Parañaque City College of Science and Technology
    • Parañaque National High School
    • Parañaque National High School (Annex)
    • Parañaque Science Highschool
    • PATTS College of Aeronautics
    • Paulo Scholastic Chastity De Montessori Academy (PSC)
    • Philippine Christian University
    • Philippine State College of Aeronautics
    • Ramon Pascual Institute
    • Regis Grace Montessori School (Annex)
    • Sacred Heart School
    • South Merville School
    • St. Andrew's School
    • St. Cyr Academy
    • St. Francis School of Assisi
    • St. James College of Parañaque
    • St. Paul College of Parañaque
    • St Raymonds School
    • St. Rita College and Orphanage
    • STI Computer College
    • Sunvalley Montessori Foundation, Inc.
    • United Christian Academy
    • Universal College of Nursing
    • Veritas Parochial School
    • Ville Saint John Academy


The name "Parañaque" is derived from the phrase "para na aque," which was commonly used in the past when people who wished to disembark from kalesas (horse-drawn carriages). The phrase literally means "stop now, boy": "para" from the Spanish parar (to stop), "na" from the Tagalog word for "now" or "already," and "aque" from the Tagalog word for boy, lalaki. An alternative meaning of "para na aque" could be "stop here," with "aque" being derived from the Spanish aquí ("here").

Railroad System

Parañaque is served by the LRT (via Baclaran station, which is located in Pasay City) and the PNR (via Bicutan station).

External links

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