- Kabayanan Elementary School
- Nicanor Ibuna Elementary School
- Pedro Cruz Elementary School
- Pinaglabanan Elementary School
- Salapan Elementary School
- San Perfecto Elementary School
- San Juan Elementary School
- Sta. Lucia Elementary School
- San Juan National High School — Established in 1969 under Mayor Joseph Estrada. It is the sole public high school in the city.
- Polytechnic University of the Philippines, San Juan Campus —The city’s only community college
- Academia Del Señor Nazareno
- Aquinas School – a Catholic school established by the Dominicans
- Asian Institute of Journalism and Communication – a school for graduate studies in Communication Management and Journalism
- Community of Learners
- Dominican College – a Catholic, private, high standard and an all-girls school established by the Dominicans and run by Dominican Sisters in which students are taught to follow the ideals of St. Dominic
- Fountain International School
- God’s Little Wonders Learning Center
- Immaculate Conception Academy-Greenhills (ICAgh) – a private, all-girls Catholic school for Chinese Filipinos
- Kids World Integrated School – an inclusive educational institution
- Montessori De San Juan
- OB Montessori Center
- Philippine Chen Kuang High School – a private school with a bilingual (English and Chinese) curriculum
- St. John’s Academy – an affordable private school, offers quality education (Primary, Elementary, Secondary)
- St. John the Baptist Catholic School – formerly called Holy Child Parochial School, it is adjacent to Pinaglabanan Church
- Xavier School – an all-boys school run by the Jesuits for Chinese Filipinos
- Blue Wave Macapagal
- SM Mall of Asia
- Mall of Asia Arena
- SMX Convention Center
- Resorts World Manila
- Lufthansa Technik Philippines
- Macroasia Economic Zone
- Star City
- Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Paranaque Campus – Col. E. De Leon St., Brgy. Sto. Nino
- AMA Computer University – Dr. A. Santos Avenue, San Isidro
- Datamex Institute of Computer Technology College of Saint Adeline – Dr. A. Santos Avenue, San Dionisio
- Don Bosco Center of Studies – Michael Rua Street corner Israel Street, Better Living Subdivision,
- GoTec International Business School – Block 5, Lot 9, Saint Paul Street, Lopez Village
- Immaculate Heart of Mary College-Parañaque – St. Dominic Savio Street, Better Living Subdivision, Don Bosco
- Informatics Computer College- SM City Bicutan, Don Bosco
- InfoTech College of Art – Dr. A. Santos Avenue, San Dionisio
- Olivarez College
- Parañaque City College of Science and Technology – Kabihasnan Street, San Dionisio
- PATTS College of Aeronautics – Lombos Avenue, San Isidro
- Polytechnic University of the Philippines- Parañaque- Dr. A. Santos Avenue, Sto. Niño
- Premiere Computer Learning Center – Dr. A. Santos Avenue, San Dionisio
- Rogationist College – Eriberta Lane, Don Jose Greencourt San Dionisio
- Regina Maria Montessori – Villa Mendoza Subdvision, Vitalez
- Rogationist Seminary College – Saint Hannibal Street, Merville Park, Merville
- Saint Theresa De Avila School of Parañaque – Greenheights(along Dr.A.Santos Avenue),Parañaque City
- St. Andrew’s School (Parañaque)
- St. Augustine School of Nursing – Dr. A. Santos Avenue, San Dionisio
- LH Montessori High Inc. – #39 Press Drive, Fourth Estate
- St. Paul College of Parañaque – Quirino Avenue, La Huerta
- STI College Parañaque (System Technology Institute) – Dr. A. Santos Avenue corner Palanyag Road, San Isidro
- United Christian Academy, Inc. College of Asia – Highlight Street, Area 4, Fourth Estate
- Universal Colleges of Parañaque, Inc. – Dr. A. Santos Avenue, San Isidro
- College of Divine Wisdom – Amvel City, Brgy. San Dionisio
- Amvel Business Park and El Shaddai International House of Prayer, San Dionisio – where El Shaddai DWXI-PPFI led by Bro. Mike Z Velarde held its daily fellowships every Tuesday and Saturday
- Asia World City – where Michael Jackson’s HIStory World Tour Concerts were held, Pacific Avenue, Tambo and Don Galo
- Baclaran Dry Goods Markets – along Quirino Avenue, Baclaran
- 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, Roxas Boulevard, Baclaran
- Entertainment City – Reclaimed Area, Tambo and Don Galo
- Bakahan at Manukan Restaurants – Coastal Road, La Huerta
- Bulungan sa La Huerta (Rumors/Whisperings in La Huerta) – Coastal Road, La Huerta; The ‘bulungan’ is an act of quietly haggling prices with the fish monger to keep your bid a secret to everyone trying to buy the fish. Like Closed Bidding/Blind Bidding.
- Our Lady Of Peace Hospital – Fr.Reuter Died On This HOSPITAL.
- Chinese Temple – Coastal Road, Don Galo
- Casino Filipino – Ninoy Aquino Avenue, Sto. Niño
- Dampa – Ninoy Aquino Avenue, San Dionisio
- Elorde Sports Center – Dr. A. Santos Avenue, Don Bosco Paranaque
- Fresh Foods Market and Ihaw-Ihaw Restaurants – Dr. A. Santos Avenue, San Dionisio
- Jaka Plaza – Dr. A. Santos Avenue, (Between of Barangay San Isidro And Barangay San Antonio Paranaque City)
- Loyola Memorial Park – Dr. A. Santos Avenue, Brgy. San Antonio
- Manila Memorial Park – Dr. A. Santos Avenue, Brgy. San Antonio
- Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1 – located in the border between Parañaque and Pasay City (where most of the NAIA complex is located), NAIA Road, Sto. Niño
- Olivarez Coliseum – Dr. A. Santos Avenue, San Dionisio
- Olivarez Plaza Parañaque – Dr. A. Santos Avenue, San Dionisio
- Parañaque City Hall – San Antonio Avenue, San Antonio
- Rod Nazario Boxing Gym (formerly Wild Card Boxing Gym) – Manny Pacquiao’s former practice home, President’s Avenue, BF Homes
- Roligon Mega-Cockpit – considered as the largest and most modern cockpit in Asia, Quirino Avenue, Tambo
- Tata Dune Chapel at Baranggay San Dionisio
- Speedworld Motorcross Park – Better Living Subdivision, Don Bosco
- Tambo Mangroves Avian Reserve – Tambo
- National Shrine of Mary Help of Christians Parish- Better Living Subdivision, Don Bosco
- The Cathedral Parish of St. Andrew – the oldest church in Parañaque, one of the oldest churches in the Philippines, built in 1580. It is also the Diocesan Shrine of Nuestra Señora del Buen Suceso and the seat of the Diocese of Parañaque, Quirino Avenue, La Huerta
- Solaire Resort & Casino – Entertainment City, Bay City, Barangay Tambo
- The Village Sports Club – El Grande Ave Cor. Tropical Ave. BF Homes Paranaque
- San Ildefonso Parish
- San Jose de Navotas Parish
- San Roque de Navotas Parish
- San Lorenzo Ruiz and Companion Martyrs Parish
- Sta. Cruz Parish
- Tangos IEMELIF Church ( Iglesia Evangelica Metodista En Las Islas Filipinas /Evangelical Church of the Philippines)
- United Methodist Churches : Adela S. Pascual Memorial United Methodist Church, St.Peter United Methodist Church, Tangos United Methodist Church
- Jesus is Lord Church
- You Are Loved Christian Fellowship [ [ G12 Vision ] ]
- Iglesia ni Cristo (Locals of North Bay, San Jose, Tangos)
- Members Church of God International (Ang Dating Daan)
- Chariot of Fire Fellowship [G12 Vision]
- Everlasting – This famous and signature dish Marikina-style meatloaf which has similarity of ingredients to that of Embutido. However, Everlasting dish is cook on the “llanera” or the baking pan and is garnish with chopped hard boiled eggs, stripes of bell pepper, chopped carrots, slices hotdogs and the likes. This can be decorated with vegetables which is perfect dish for festive occasions.
- Waknatoy – Also called Woknatoy, is a dish unique to Marikina. The name is unique to Marikina but the dish itself is not. Waknatoy is simply a variant of Menudo. The only marked difference is the addition of pickles which gives waknatoy a sweet-tangy flavor. The rest of the ingredients are the same — meat (pork, most of the time), liver, potatoes, carrots, sausages, bay leaf and tomato sauce.
- Laoya – Sometimes called Lauya, is also a unique dish in Marikina which can be compared with the typical Nilagang Baka except for the addition of luya (ginger), garlic and sweet potatoes (camote). The dish is cooked by adding those ingredients in the broth and boiling altogether with the beef, baguio beans, pepper, and cabbage until the broth is ready and the beef has tendered. Most people would be confused by Laoya’s taste as it is similar to Nilaga or Tinola with beef as the main ingredient instead of chicken.
- Colored Putong Pulo – Putong Pulo is a small, reddish brown puto made of rice, sugar, baking soda, and achuete for coloring. It is steamed and topped with a small, thin slice of cheese. Putong Pulo is also famous in Marikina. Aside from its traditional reddish brown color, it also comes in assorted flavors and colors like white, green, pink, and purple.
- Pininyahang Manok – This dish is also a famous in Marikina and also has its own version, aside for its basic ingredients, Marikina-style Pininyahang Manok has tomatoes. In the addition of tomatoes did make it distinctive flavor and color would improve.
- Binabayasang Alimango – This signature dish is a rich and flavorful seafood dish that best served with steamed rice. Basically the main ingredients are crabs and ripe guava, but the difference is cooked it in a low fire until the crab’s shell turns into reddish color and the sauce become thick.
- Sinigang sa Bayabas – Typically the main ingredient is guava, and the dish depends on what kind of meat (or seafood), but the authentic dish is came from Marikina and the dish is very popular in every Marikina home.
- Tapsilog – Traditionally, beef tapa is made by marinating slices of beef overnight and then drying them out in the sun. Arguably, the Tapsi or Tapsilog, a combination of tapa, sinangag (fried rice), and later itlog (egg), was originally intended to be quick breakfast fare and the word originally established in 1980′s and came from the famous Tapsi ni Vivian restaurant. But the combo has become so popular that Pinoys, opt to eat it for lunch and dinner as well. In fact, the tapsilog has produced a number of iterations (replacing tapa but retaining the “si” and “log”) such as tocilog (tocino) and longsilog (longganisa), among many other iterations.
- Ilognayan Festival – Also known as River Fiesta is a cultural event held every second week of February along Marikina River. This festival is about letting the people know about the Marikina River’s significance.
- Ka-Angkan Festival – The feast coincides with the founding anniversary of Marikina on April 16. It is an event that honors the big native clans of the city that has unique monikers. It also serves as a reunion and venue for the present generation to get a chance to know their ancestors and acquaint themselves with other clan members. Ka-angkan teaches the value of strong family ties, pride of place and the importance of acknowledging your past. Exhibits and cultural shows depicting the old way of life and Marikina legacies are demonstrated as a way of sustaining local traditions.
- Marikina Christmas Festival – This is Marikina’s famous festival wherein Marikina River, mostly concentrated in Marikina River Park and Riverbanks Center, is filled with stalls selling a wide variety of stuff at affordable prices and the festival starts as early as October until January next year. The Marikina Christmas Festival has always attracted many people from different places who finds the event enjoyable even by just strolling around the riverbanks at night with all the lighted stores.
- Rehiyon-Rehiyon Festival – A festival that showcases the various ethnic groups that make up the people of Marikina. It serves as a tribute to the active community who came from other regions of the country and chose to settle in Marikina. It only proves that unity can be achieved despite diverse backgrounds and different dialects. The festival celebrates every year on December 8, where Marikina established as a city.
- Sapatos Festival – Since Marikina was tagged as the Shoe Capital, Marikina celebrate the Sapatos Festival every year starts mid-September until the year ends. This is a celebration of the ingenuity and craftsmanship of shoemakers in Marikina. It gives due importance to their hardship and the local shoe industry itself.
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Established as a small fishing port and becoming a major sea salt producing municipality from several salt evaporation ponds since 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 Parish Church in the old district of the city. Built in 1824 by a Catholic priest, Fr. Diego Cera, it is the only organ of its kind in the world with organ pipes mostly made out of bamboo. This famous organ is praised for its unique, rare, and melodious sound.
The Sarao Motors factory, also located in Las Piñas, is the place where jeepneys are assembled piece by piece in painstaking individual production. The factory remains open to buyers and curious tourists 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, Makati, Muntinlupa and Marikina.
Las Piñas town feast
The town fiesta of Las Piñas is celebrated every first Sunday of May each year to honor its patron saint, Saint Joseph. Saint Joseph’s Day celebration is centered in St. Joseph Parish Church in the old poblacion of Las Piñas in Brgy. Daniel Fajardo on Padre Diego Cera Ave. (Quirino Ave.).
Las Piñas City is home to unique festivals like the:
International Bamboo Organ Festival, a music festival held in February celebrating the music of the unique Bamboo Organ with performances by local and foreign classical artists. Waterlily Festival every July 27.”Parol (Lantern) Festival” celebrated during Christmas season.
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