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Living in Parañaque City

Area and Location

Parañaque is bounded by Taguig on the east, Makati City on the north, Pasay City, and Pateros on the northwest.

Geographic Profile

Parañaque is an urban area with large residential and commercial areas.

How to Get There?

Buses, jeepneys, taxis, and tricycles bound for Parañaque are available in many parts of Metro Manila.



Name and Location and Description

Redemptorist Church [Baclaran] in 1948, the Redemptorist Church was declared the National Shrine of the Mother of Perpetual Help. Novenas are held here on Wednesdays. The church is considered one of the biggest in Asia and can accommodate around 11,000 people.

Parañaque Methodist Episcopal Church [Parañaque City] This was the first evangelical church built south of Manila. At the height of World War II, a US attack plane accidentally dropped its bomb loads on the site, leveling the edifice and killing 77 persons in worship. The reconstructed structure is now named Martyrs Memorial Methodist Church in honor of these people.

Saint Andrew's Church [Parañaque City] This church is the oldest religious edifice in Parañaque, dating back to the 16th century. It houses the revered and now popular icon of the Nuestra Senora de Madre de Dios de Buen Suceso.

Salt Manufacturing/Salt Beds [Parañaque City] The use of solar heat for evaporating sea water and crystalizing salt from the concentrated brine has been exploited and developed by the coastal dwellers of Manila Bay. Parañaque, the leading salt producing town, is a "natural" for this industry.

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