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Parañaque City

Parañaque City (pop. 449,811, 2000 Census) is one of the cities and municipalities that comprise Metro Manila in the Philippines. It is bordered on the north by Pasay City[?], by the municipality of Taguig[?] to the northwest, by Muntinlupa City to the southeast, by Las Piñas City to the southwest, and by Manila Bay to the west.

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

While barangays are the admnistrative 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 One Barangays

  • Baclaran
  • Don Galo
  • La Huerta
  • San Donisio
  • San Isidro
  • Sto. Niño
  • Tambo
  • Vitalez

District Two Barangays

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

Subdivisions

  • B.F. Homes Parañaque
  • Betterliving SUbdivision
  • Marcelo Green Village
  • Merville Subdivision
  • Multinational Village
  • San Antonio Valley (numerous phases)
  • Sun Valley Subdivision
  • United Parañaque Subdivision

Attractions

  • Terminal 1, Ninoy Aquino International Airport[?]
  • Baclaran Redemptorist Church, (one of the most active parishes in the country where parishioners flock to hear Mass every Wednesday)
  • Casino Filipino
  • Manila Memorial Park
  • Fiesta Shopping Mall (Duty Free Philippines)

Colleges and Universities

  • St. Paul College of Parañaque
  • St. Rita College
  • Airlink International Flying School
  • PATTS College of Aeronautics
  • Philippine State College of Aeronautics
  • Olivarez College
  • AMA Computer COllege

History

Parañaque, when it was founded in 1572 by Spanish missionaries, was then called the town of Palanyag. The town was then under the authority of the Augustinians, first under the administration of Fr. Diego de Espinar in 1580.

During the Philippine Revolution[?], Parañaque became one of the hottest battle zones, being at the middle of the province of Cavite, where the revolutionaries held sway, and Manila, the seat of the Spanish colonial government.

At the time of the Americans, Parañaque became one of the first municipalities in the area. From a municipality, it then became a chartered city on February 15, 1998.

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