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CITY OF PARAƑAQUE (METRO MANILA)


GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION:   Along the coast of Manila Bay; 9.5 kms from Manila bordered on the north by Pasay; east by Taguig; west by Manila Bay; south and east by Muntinlupa; south and west by Las Piñas

ACCESSIBILITY:
    Nearest airport:  
Ninoy Aquino International Airport (in Pasay City) Terminal I
    Nearest seaport:  
Port of Manila
    Major road networks:  
C-5 South Extension, C-6, Coastal Road, Metro Manila Skyway, South Luzon Expressway, Manila-Cavite Expressway, Dr. Arcadio Santos Avenue, Quirino Avenue

CLIMATE AND WEATHER:  
Dry season (from January through April), wet season (from May through December)
             temperature: 23 C to 33 C
             humidity: 76%
 
HOTELS AND RESORTS:
Airport Hotel, Casa Amiga Uno, Casa Amiga Dos, Casa Joaquin Bed and Breakfast, Chateau elysee-Seine Cluster,  Rodello's Bed and Breakfast. Isabelle Garden Hotel and Suites, La Fayette Condotel-Chateau Elysee, Og Grami Hotel, Solaire Resort & Casino

TOURIST ATTRACTIONS:  
Asia World City, Baclaran Redemptorist Church, Bird Sanctuary, Bulungan sa La Huerta, Chinese Temple, Dampa, National Shrine of Mary Help of Crhistians  Nayong pilipino, Redemptorist Church--Shrine of Our Mother of Perpetual Help, Sabong (Cock Fighting). St. Andrew the Apostle Church/Shrine of Nuestra Señora del Buensuceso, San Dionisio Chapel, Tambo Mangroves Avian Reserve

FIESTAS AND EVENTS:  
February - Sambalilo Hat Festival, March/April - Cenakulo, Pasko ng Pagkabuhay,  May - Bati-bati, Komedya/Moro-moro, Santacruzan/Flores de Mayo, September - Caracol Festival, September 1 to 9 - Feast Of Nuestra Senora Del Buenceso, October 9 - Feast of San Dionisio, November -Sunduan

ETHNIC GROUPS:  
Tagalog

LANGUAGES AND DIALECTS:  
Tagalog, English

RELIGION:  
Ang Dating Daan, Baptist, Evangelical, Iglesia ni Cristo, Jesus Is Lord, Jesus Miracle Crusade, Latter Day Saints,  Muslim, Orthodox, Protestantism, Roman Catholicism, United Methodist

FAMOUS SONS AND DAUGHTERS: 
AJ Perez, Alma Moreno, Andrew E, Anjo Yllana, Bianca Gonzalez, Bianca Manalo, Biboy Rivera, Daphane Osena Paez, Dimples Romana, Dolphy, Eduardo Zialcita, Enrique Gil, Freddie Webb, Geoff Eigenmann, Gina Parano, Gina Pareño, Henry Omaga Diaz, Jake Roxas, Jason Webb, Joey Marquez, Karen Davila, Khalil Ramos, Korina Sanchez, Mariel Rodriguez, Norman Mitchell, Pinky Webb, Rita Iringan, Roilo Golez, Roselle Nava, Sam Pinto, Stef Prescott, Ted Failon, Zsa Zsa Padilla,

COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA:
    Telephone:  
PLDT, Globelines, Globe, Smart, Sun
    Internet:  
PLDT DSL, Sky Broadband, 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:  
Duty Free Fiestamall, Jaka Plaza, Pergola Lifestyle Mall, Olivarez Plaza, Robinsons, SM City Bicutan, SM City Sucat, SM City BF Paranaque, Shopwise, Super8 Warehouse, Waltermart Sucat
    Popular establishments:  
7 - 11, Caltex gas station, Baclaran, Dry Goods Markets, Bakahan at Manukan, Bulungan ssa La Huerta Chowking, Dampa - Fresh foods Market and ihaw-Ihaw Restaurants, Goldilock's, Greenwich, Jaka Plaza, Jollibee, Loyola Memorial Park,  Mang Inasal, McDonald's, Manila Memorial Park, Mercury Drug, Ministop, National Bookstore, Petron gas station, Puregold, Robinsons Supermarket, Rod Nazario Boxing Gym, Roligon Mega Cockpit, Shell gas station, Shopwise Sucat, SM Hypermart, S  & R, Baclaran
    Entertainment venues:  
Aseana City/Entertainment City, Baclaran Nite Club Strip, Casino Filipino, D Square, Elorde Sports Center, Entertainment City, Olivarez Coliseum, Oyster Plaza, Pergola Lifestyle Mall, Santana Grove, Solaire Resort and Casino, Speed World Motorcross Park

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 Bank, Chinatrust, Citibank Savings, East West Bank, HSBC Savings Bank, Land Bank of the Philippines, Maybank, Metrobank, Philippine Bank of Communications, Philippine Business Bank, Philippine National Bank, Philippine Savings Bank, Philippine Veterans Bank, RCBC Savings Bank,  Rizal Commercial and Banking Corporation, Security Bank, Sterling Bank of Asia, Union Bank, United Coconut Planters Bank

UNIVERSITIES:  
AMA Computer University,  Asian Institute of Computer Studies, College of Divine Wisdom, Datamex Insitute of Computer Technology College of Saint Adeline, Don Bosco Center of Studies, Gotec International Business School, Immaculate Heart Of Mary College, Informatics Computer College, Info Tech College of Art, LH Montessori High Inc., Olivarez College, PATTS College of Aeronautics, Parañaque City College of Science and Technology, Polytechnic University of the Philippines - Paranaque, Premiere Computer Learning Center, Regina Maria Montessori, Regis Marie College, Roganiest College, Rogationist Seminary College, Saint Theresa De Avila School of Paranaque, St. Andrew's  School,  St. Augustine School of Nursing, St. James College of Parañaque, St. Paul College of Parañaque, STI College Paranaque, United Christian Academy, Inc. College of Asia, Universal Colleges of Paranaque, Inc.

INTERNATIONAL SCHOOLS:  European International School - Deutsche Europaische Schule Manila, Ecole Francaise de Manille. The King's School, Manila

HOSPITALS:   F. Bernabe Sr. Memorial Hospital, Olivarez General Hospital, Our Lady of Peace Hospital, Paranaque Doctor's Hospital,  Paranaque Medical Center, Protacio Medical Services, South Superhighway Medical Center, Sta. Rita de Baclaran Hospital, Sto. Nino de Cebu Maternity Hospital

MONTHLY COST OF LIVING:
    House Rental:
    Food:
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    Health:

PRA RETIREMENT INFORMATION:
    Accredited facilities:  
Chateau Elysee, Field Residences (Towers 1,2,3,7 and 8), Monarch Parksuites, Solemare Parksuites 1, Solemare Parksuites 2
    Merchant partners:  

    Registered retirement accommodations:
    Retirement franchises:
    Nearest PRA satellite office:  
Head Office (in Makati City)
    Number of PRA retirees:  1,321

    LIRA MOA:

GOVERNMENT INFORMATION:
    Investment zones:  
Pacific Information Technology Center
    Government agencies/branch offices:  
Department of Education, Department of Foreign Affairs, Duty Free Philippines, Land Transportation Office, Philippine Employment Service Office, Philippine National Construction Corporation, Social Security System

     Consular Offices :  Belarus, Gabon,

LINKS:   http://www.paranaque.gov.ph/news/


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