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Parañaque

History

The history of the city has different stories as to why it was called Parañaque. One of these was about a Balete tree that was used to stand in the mouth of the so-called Parañaque river and when being viewed afar, it looked like a ship hence gotten its name Palanyag from the term “palayag” which means “point of navigation. The closest account to its current name was claimed that during the time when the country was colonized by Spaniards, some of the soldiers who were riding a carriage commanded to be brought to a certain place.

When they arrived, the soldier commanded, “Para aqui, Para aqui!” (Stop here, Stop here!). The coachman however did not understand the soldier’s command and kept going while the soldier repeated his instruction. So the coachman just stopped and mentioned to the residents that the soldier just kept on saying “para aniya ake, para aniya ake”. The people just laughed and the happening circulated to the town and was repeated for days and the term remained to the minds of the people.

About Parañaque

Commerciality of the City

Almost 90% of the economically active persons residing in the city are employed. This city houses various industries which is a good work location.

  • Baclaran - principal business district of the city
  • Barangay BF, Don Bosco, San Isidro, San Antonio, and Moonwalk – banking and financial-related industries
  • Ninoy Aquino Avenue and Dr. A. Santos (formerly Sucat Rd.) – commercial hubs like motor shops and fine dining restaurants
  • Barangays Sun Valley, Merville, and San Martin de Porres – Light industries
  • Certain parts of Parañaque – Bay City Development Project which stretches from Roxas Boulevard from CCP to Coastal Road. Las Piñas section covering four cities such as Parañaque, Manila, Pasay, and Las Piñas, and the Bacoor municipality. This project aims to create a new skyline for the highly urbanized cities and develop the Manila Bay waterfront to international standards.

Malls and Recreation

Awarded as the “Most Economically Dynamic City” by the National Competitiveness Council in 2014, Entertainment City highly contributed to the economic growth of the city. From being a simple town way back time, this city has gained its moniker “Mega-City by the Bay”. These commercial hubs can cater to anything under the sun:

  • Entertainment City - a gaming and entertainment complex
    • City of Dreams Manila
    • Okada Manila
    • Solaire Resort and Casino
    • Westside City Resorts World (soon-to-be-completed)
  • SM City BF Parañaque
  • Ayala Malls Manila Bay
  • SM City Bicutan

 

In spite of being a highly commercialized area, did you know that Parañaque just banned the use of single-use plastics last June 2020?

  • Under City Ordinance No. 18-40, it is prohibited to use single-use plastics such as bags, straws, spoons and forks, cups, and stirrers, styrofoam plates, cups, bowls, and serving trays. This has become essential for residents to contribute and care for Mother Earth!

Events and Festivals

Celebrating their feasts through parade and acts such as:

  • Sunduan which happens every February features a parade of young ladies holding colorful parasol being escorted.
  • Feast of different saints like Sto. Niño, Nuestra Señora del Buensuceso, Caracol / Feast of San Nicolas, San Dionisio; and
  • Holy Week events

Tourist Spots and Popular Landmarks

  • Bird Sanctuary - birds from nearby countries such as China stay during the winter season. The best time to pay a visit is between August to March.
  • Dampa – where you can find different stalls selling seafood which you can haggle and look for good deals.
  • Baclaran Church – the most famous church in Parañaque which is also known as the Shrine of Perpetual Help. This can accommodate 12,000 churchgoers including standing capacity.
  • The Cathedral Parish of St Andrew – being the oldest church in Parañaque and one of the oldest in the country, this church was built in 1850.

Infrastructure and Gateways

From going to various cities of NCR and mega manila areas to the domestic and international destinations, Parañaque houses different infrastructure for your convenience:

  • Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) - main international gateway going to the Philippines
    • Terminal 1 – caters to international flights
    • Terminal 2 – Centennial terminal; exclusively for PAL’s international and domestic flights- North Wing for international and South Wing for domestic operations
    • Terminal 3 – largest terminal; caters international flights’
    • Terminal 4 – Manila Domestic Terminal; main domestic airport going to Manila
  • Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange (PITX) - despite its location being in the bordering south of the metro, this terminal is accessible to other infrastructures such as CALAX and CAVITEX. This huge complex aims to decongest the traffic along EDSA. This has a capacity of 100,000 daily passengers.
  • North-South Commuter Railway (PNR) - this 37-station mega railway network spanning 148KM from Calamba, Laguna to Clark Airport in Pampanga is projected to reduce travel time from Calamba to Pampanga from 5 hours car ride to just 1.5 hours via the train. Work on the second phase is set to commence after the approval of the contracts this August 2020 while Phase 2 is expected to be partially operational by 2022
  • Metro Manila Subway - Bicutan will be the “common station” for both the Metro Manila Subway and the proposed Philippine National Railways Calamba station under the North-South Commuter Railway. This project is targeted to partially operate in 2022 and projected to accommodate 370,000 daily passengers.
  • NAIA Expressway Phase II – is a 4-lane elevated expressway from the end of Phase I to Entertainment City. It aims to provide access to NAIA terminals 1, 2, and 3 as well as Skyway and CAVITEX.

 

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