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Las Piñas City

Las Piñas City (pop. 472,780, 2000 Census) is one of the cities and municipalities that comprise Metro Manila in the Philippines. It is bordered on the northeast by Parañaque City, by the municipality of Bacoor[?] in the province of Cavite to the southwest, by Muntinlupa City to the southeast, and by Manila Bay to the northwest. It has a land area of 32.986 km2.

Las Piñas is famous throughout the world for its Bamboo Organ[?]. This is a fully wooden organ that uses bamboo for its pipes.

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Districts and Barangays

Las Piñas is composed of two legislative districts further subdivided into 20 Barangays. District One is located in the northern half of the city while District Two occupies the remaining half. Las Piñas is also its own lone congressional district.

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 located in each district, plus some notable subdivisions.

District One Barangays

  • Daniel Fajardo
  • Elias Aldana
  • Ilaya
  • Manuyo Uno
  • Manuyo Dos
  • Zapote
  • B.F. International
  • Pulanglupa Uno
  • Pulanglupa Dos
  • Pamplona Uno
  • Pamplona Tres

District Two Barangays

  • Almanza Uno
  • Almanza Dos
  • Pamplona Dos
  • Pilar Village
  • Talon Uno
  • Talon Dos
  • Talon Tres
  • Talon Cuatro
  • Talon Singko

Subdivisions

  • B.F. Resort Village (BFRV)
  • B.F. Almanza Village
  • B.F. International
  • Pilar Village
  • Casimiro Village
  • Doña Manuela Subdivision
  • Moonwalk Village
  • Philamlife Village
  • Emapalico Homes

Attractions

  • Bamboo Organ at St. Joseph's Parish
  • Nature Church (Immaculate Conception Parish) in Moonwalk Village
  • SM Southmall, one of the biggest shopping malls in Metro Manila
  • Las Piñas Historical Corridor

Colleges and Universities

  • University of Perpetual Help of Rizal
  • Saint Francis of Assisi College System
  • Southville International School - College Department
  • Las Piñas Colleges
  • Philippine Merchant Marine School
  • Dr. Felimon C. Aguilar Memorial College
  • Informatics Computer Institute
  • STI College of Computer Science

History

Las Piñas was one of the earliest fishing settlements on the shores of Manila Bay.

It became a separate municipality from Parañaque on March 27, 1907 by virtue of Philippine Commission Act No. 1625. Then, with the founding of the Metropolitan Manila Area (now Metro Manila) in 1976, Las Piñas became one of the municipalities and cities comprising the region.

On February 12, 1997, President Fidel V. Ramos[?] signed the bill declaring Las Piñas a new city.

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