This city is located in the Philippines. At the last census Las Piñas had over 500,000 residents. To the northeast of the city is the Paranaque, and to the southeast is Muntinlupa. In the best is Bacoor and to the northwest is Manila Bay. The majority of the land is currently occupied with half being residential and the rest commercial or industrial.
Running straight through the centre of the city is Real Street, which is commonly known as Alabanga-Zapote Road. This particular road connects up to the Maharlika Highway which covers the entire country.
The Coastal Road surrounding the area covers the whole of the souther length of Metro Manila’s Shoreline. This is a toll road, and it is one of the most important for people who are looking to enter Las Piñas.
In 2004, a new road was added to the border of Las Piñas and Muntinlupa. This is known as the Daang Hari’ and is intended to make it far easier to access both of the cities as well as the surrounding municipalities. It is not uncommon to find this area dominated by cyclists throughout the weekend.
Las Piñas is not a new area by any means. It was originally established during Spanish rule as a salt producer and a fishing village, although it quickly expanded from that point when people realized the amount of beauty that could be found here.
To residents, Las Piñas is most famous for the Bamboo Organ. This can be found within the St. Joseph Parish Church. It was originally built in 1824 by a Catholic Priest. It is the only organ in the world to have its pipes made out of bamboo. This means that it is able to put out a sound unlike anything else out there, and many people praise the beauty of it.
Jeepneys are crafted within the city of Las Piñas at the Sarao Motors Factory. Buyers, and even visitors can come here at any time of the year to see how well crafted these vehicles are.
The main shopping mall is Las Piñas is the SM Southmall. It covers an area of just over 205,000 square metres. It can be found on the Alabang-Zapote Road, which means it is incredibly easy to access. However, there is a new shopping mall currently in development. This is the SM Center and can be found just a short distance from city hall.
Las Piñas is regarded as the cleanest city in Metro Manila, and it is constantly praised by the government of the Philippines. It was the first local area in the Philippines to be added to the Global 500 Roll of Honour, a program established by the United Nations Environment Program. This was due to the outstanding way in which the city aims to protect and improve the environment. Etymology
If you ask anybody how Las Piñas got it’s name, you are unlikely to find a straight answer. Some people believe it was due to the traders that used to ship their pineapples to the town for distribution in various markets. Others believe it is down to the rocks that were used to construct bridges and buildings in the area. An inscription on a local church gives a completely different story. All we truly know is that the city has had the name Las Piñas in some form for a while now. History
This city was the first fishing settlement established on Manila Bay. It first became a town somewhere between 1762 and 1797, although sadly due to differences in historical records, it is impossible to know when it happened exactly.
The area isn’t just famed for its the organ however, it was also occupied during the 1896 revolution by Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo’s Forces. The Japanese also made it their home during the second world war.
In the early years of the 20th century, 1901 to be exact, the area went through a period of change. This was when the Municipality of Las Piñas became incorporated as a city. This was from Cavite. In 1902 it ended up being joined with Paranaque City.
In 1907 it went through even more change. It broke away from Paranaque to become its own municipality. This was down to the Philippine Commission Act No. 1625. In 1976 the Metro Manila area was founded, and Las Piñas became part of this region.
In 1997 President Fidel V. Ramos declared Las Piñas a city. This meant it became the 10th city in Metro Manila.
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