Siyudad na Las Piñas

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City of Las Piñas
Siyudad na Las Piñas
Lungsod ng Las Piñas
Location
Map of Metro Manila showing the location of the city of Las Piñas.
Map of Metro Manila showing the location of the city of Las Piñas.
Government
Region Metro Manila (NCR)
Luyag Metro Manila
District 1 vs. 2 district
Bilang na Barangay 20
Income class:
Mayor Vergel Aguilar
Founded 1762 odino 1797
Cityhood March 26, 1997
Physical characteristics
Awang 32.69 km²
Bilang na Too

     Total (2000)      Density


552,573
1700000/km²
Coordinates 14°26.6728′N 120°59.6324′E

Say Las Piñas sakey siyudad diad Pilipino ed Metro Manila.

Say siyudad[edit | edit source]

Since its establishment as a small fishing port and a major salt-making center during the Spanish Era, Las Piñas has grown into an important residential, commercial and industrial suburb of Metro Manila.

Las Piñas is famous for its Bamboo Organ, located inside the St. Joseph Church of the Parish of Las Piñas, formerly known as San Jose Parish Church in the Spanish Period, as the only organ of its kind in the world. Built in 1824 by Catholic priest, Fr. Diego Cera, created out of bamboo, wood, and metal, this famous organ is praised for its unique, rare, and melodious sound.

The Sarao Motors factory is also located in Las Piñas, the place where Jeepneys are assembled piece by piece in painstaking individual production. The factory remains open to buyers and curious visitors all year round.

Las Piñas has a large shopping mall named SM Southmall, which has an area of 205,120 square meters and is located along Alabang–Zapote Road. The newest shopping mall development in the city is SM Center Las Piñas, located few meters away from the City Hall. The first high rise building in the city is 16 story residential building Almanza Metropolis.

Las Piñas, also known as one of the cleanest cities in Metro Manila, is in the list of the "Clean and Green Hall of Fame" awarded by the Philippine Government. It is also the first local government unit in the Philippines that has been honored with the prestigious Global 500 Roll of Honour of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). These honors were in recognition of the city's outstanding achievements in the protection and improvement of the environment.

Las Piñas has recently acquired the status "Most Competitive City" in the Philippines, together with Davao City, Sekano (Makati), Muntinlupa and Marikina.

Historiya[edit | edit source]

Las Piñas was one of the earliest fishing settlements on the shores of Manila Bay and was proclaimed a town either in 1762 or 1797. Its exact date of creation cannot be ascertained because historical records vary. Cavada, a Spanish historian and Fr. Juan Medina placed it at 1762, while Buzeta recorded the date at 1797.

Besides being famous for its Bamboo Organ, which was built by Fr. Diego Cera and completed in 1824, the town of Las Piñas was also a major war theater during the 1896 Philippine Revolution, as it was occupied by Gen. Emilio Aquinaldo's forces. Las Piñas was also, occupied by the Japanese during Second World War, to be followed by the liberation period, when the combined Filipino and American forces fought the Japanese Imperial armed forces until the end of war.

In 1901, the Municipality of Las Piñas was incorporated from Cavite to the newly created province of Rizal pursuant to Philippine Commission Act No. 137. Two years later, it was combined with Parañaque, the latter being the seat of a new municipal government.

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 (Metro Manila in short) in 1976, Las Piñas became one of the municipalities making up the region.

On February 12, 1997, President Fidel Ramos signed the bill declaring Las Piñas a new city. A plebiscite held a month after found the residents in approval of cityhood and Las Piñas became the 10th city of Metro Manila on March 26, 1997.

Gobiyerno[edit | edit source]

Las Piñas, like other cities of the Philippines, is a local government unit whose powers and functions are specified by the Local Government Code of the Philippines. In general, as a city, Las Piñas is headed by a mayor who heads the city's executive function and the vice mayor who heads the city's legislative function, which is composed of twelve councilors, six each from the city's two city council districts.[1] For representation, the city is considered as one district, and therefore one representative, in the country's House of Representatives.

Additionally, like other cities and municipalities, Las Piñas is subdivided into barangays.

Listaan na barangay[edit | edit source]

Las Piñas

Saray barangay no twenty:

Saray baranggay ed Distrito 1

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

Saray baranggay ed Distrito 2

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

Kultura[edit | edit source]

Las Piñas City is home to unique festivals like the "Bamboo Organ Festival", "Waterlily Festival", "Bamboo Festival" and "Parol (Lantern) Festival".

Road Network[edit | edit source]

Las Piñas City is accessible through these major roads:

There are several bus lines linking Las Piñas and Metro Manila. Bus services that operates in Las Piñas includes Tas Trans Corp./Bensan Trans, Reinalyn Bus Lines, WLH Trans/WLLH Liner, Erjohn And Almark Transit Corp., MJ Sunville Transport. There are also several FX vans that goes from Manila to Las Pinas and they are usually parked in front of the Manila Postal Office. Various jeepney routes also ply the roads between the city and neighboring cities and towns in Parañaque, Muntinlupa & Cavite .

Saray too diad Las Piñero[edit | edit source]

Saray bii diad siyudad[edit | edit source]

Image[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Synchronized National and Local Elections Law - Republic Act No. 7166, Section 3.c.. Accessed on October 21, 2009.


Saray Siyudad, san Baley na Metro Manila
Saray Siyudad: Caloocan | Las Piñas | Malabon | Mandaluyong | Manila | Marikina | Muntinlupa | Siyudad na Navotas | Parañaque | Pasay | Pasig | Quezon City | San Juan | Sekano | Taguig | Valenzuela
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