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CITY OF LAS PI√ĎAS (METRO MANILA)


GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION:   Bounded on the north and northwest by Parañaque; on east and southeast by Muntinlupa; on the south by Imus, on the southwest and west by Bacoor and on the northwest by the Manila Bay

ACCESSIBILITY:
    Nearest airport:  
Ninoy Aquino International Airport (in Pasay City)
    Nearest seaport:  
Port of Manila
    Major road networks:  
Manila - Cavite Expressway, Alabang - Zapote Road, Daang Hari, Quirino Avenue, Coastal Road, Aguinaldo Hiway, Carlos P. Garcia - C-5 Road Extension, J. Aguilar Avenue, Marcos Alvarez Avenue.


CLIMATE AND WEATHER:  
Dry season (from January through April), wet season (from May through December)


HOTELS AND RESORTS:
Davis Guest House, Eurotel Hotel, Riviera Apartelle. Victoria Court


TOURIST ATTRACTIONS:
  
Bamboo Organ, St. Joseph Church/Bamboo Organ, Sarao Motors factory


FIESTAS AND EVENTS:  
3rd week of February - Bamboo Organ Festival, Water Lily Festival - July 27, Parol (Lantern) Festival - Christmas season


ETHNIC GROUPS:  
Tagalog


LANGUAGES AND DIALECTS:  
Bicolono, Cebuano, English, Ilonggo, Pampangueno, Tagalog, Waray


RELIGION:  
Baptist, Iglesia ni Cristo, Latter Day Saints, Roman Catholicism, Seventh Day Adventist


FAMOUS SONS AND DAUGHTERS:
Celebrities - Allan K, Ely Buendia, Iwa Moto, Jen da Silva, Jennylyn Mercado,  Mr. Fu, Ruben Gonzaga, Sef Cadayona, Sitti Navarro, Tirso Cruz III,
                                                        
Beauty Queens - Michelle Gavagan - Ms. Philippine Fire 2011, Queeneerich Rehman - Mr. World Philippines 2012 and Top 15 Semifinalist in Miss World 2012

COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA:
    Telephone:  
PLDT, Globelines, Globe, Smart, Sun, Bayantel
    Internet:  
PLDT DSL, Globe Broadband, Smart Bro, Sun Wi-fi
    TV:  
ABS-CBN Channel 2, Studio 23, GMA Channel 7, GMANews Channel 11, TV 5, Aksyon TV 41, ETC Channel 9, TalkTV 21, RJTV 29, ACQ-KBN Channel 39, Global Destiny Cable, Sky Cable, Cignal Satellite TV, Dream Satellite TV
    Radio:  
DZMM 630 AM, Tambayan 101.9 FM, Super Radyo 594 AM, Barangay LS 97.1 FM, Dream 106.7 FM, Radyo5 92.3 FM, Magic 89.9 FM, Love Radio 90.7 FM, Energy 91.5 FM, I FM 93.9, Easy Rock 96.3 FM, Home Radio 97.9 FM, RJ 100.3 FM, Star 102.7 FM, RMN 558 AM, DZRH 666 AM, DWIZ 882 AM, Sonshine Radio 1026 AM


SHOPPING AND ENTERTAINMENT:
    Malls:  
Puregold, SM Southmall, SM Center of Las Pinas, Starmall, Super 8 Warehouse
   Popular establishments: 7-11, Auntie Ann's Pretzels,  Burgoo, Cafe Mary Grace, Caltex Gas Station, Cecille's Bermuda Country Restaurant, Chef D Angelo, Chowking, Fitness First, Formaggio Pizzeria and Pasta, Goldilock's, Greenwich, Holly  Coffee,  Joey Pepperon, Jollibee, Kentucky Fried Chicken. Kitaro Sushi, Mang Inasal, Mama Lou's Italian Kitchen,  Max's Restaurant, McDonald's, Mercury Drug, Ministop, National Bookstore, Ox Family Restaurant, Petron Gas Station, Racks, SBarro, Seafood Island, Shakey's, Shell Gas Station, Sinangag Express, Starbucks, The French Baker, Tokyo Cafe,
    Entertainment venues:
Giligan's Restaurant, SM Cinemas, IMax Theater, Paid's Point Bar and Restaurant


BANKS:  
Allied Bank, Asia United Bank, Banco de Oro, Bank of Commerce, Bank of the Philippine Islands, BDO Private Bank, BPI Family Savings Bank, China Banking Corporation, China Savings Bank, Chinatrust, East West Bank, Land Bank of the Philippines, Malayan Bank, Metrobank, Philippine Business Bank, Philippine National Bank, Philippine Savings Bank, Philippine Veterans Bank, Rizal Commercial and Banking Corporation, RCBC Savings Bank, Robinsons Bank, Security Bank, Sterling Bank of Asia, Union Bank, United Coconut Planters Bank


UNIVERSITIES:  
ABE International College of Business and Accountancy, AMA Computer College, Bernardo College, Colegio de Santa Monica, Dr. F. C. Aguilar Memorial College, Las Piñas College, PMMS Colleges, STI College, Saint Francis of Assisi College, Southville International School and Colleges, University of Perpetual Help


HOSPITALS:  
A. Zarate General Hospital, Alabang Medical Clinic, Callejo Medical Clinic, Christ the King General Hospital, Golden Acres Doctors' Hospital, Las Pinas City Medical Center, Las Pinas Doctors' Hospital, Las Pinas General Hospital and Satellite Trauma Center, Pamplona Medical Clinic, University of Perpetual Help Rizal Delta Medical Center

MONTHLY COST OF LIVING:
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PRA RETIREMENT INFORMATION:
    Accredited facilities:
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    Registered retirement accommodations:
    Retirement franchises:
    Nearest PRA satellite office:  
Head Office  29th Floor Citibank Tower 8741 Paseo de Roxas, Makati City
    Number of PRA retirees:   479


    LIRA MOA:


GOVERNMENT INFORMATION:
    Investment zones:
    Government agencies/branch offices:  
Bureau of Internal Revenue, Commission on Election, Department of Education, Land Transportation Office, Philippine Employment Service Office, PhilHealth, Philippine Mediation Board, Social Security System



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