Las Pinas, once a rustic coastal town good enough for plain suburban living, is now a booming area of residential and commercial real estate. It is bordered by the following:
Paranaque City – north and northeast
Muntinlupa City – east and southeast
Imus, Cavite – south
Bacoor, Cavite – southwest and west
Manila Bay – northwest
The city is currently composed of three zones: the Manila Bay, the coastal margin and the Guadalupe Plateau. Las Pinas is bisected by the Alabang-Zapote Road, which forms a portion of the Maharlika Highway. The Alabang-Zapote Road connects the South Luzon Expressway, which reaches the Coastal Road along Manila Bay.
There is now a new highway called Daang Hari, which connects Las Pinas to its neighboring towns and San Pedro, Laguna.
History of Las Pinas
The city, which was once a barrio of Paranaque, has a colorful history which dates back to the 17th century. It was Fr. Diego Ciera, the appointed parish priest in the area in 1795,that spearheaded the development of Las Pinas from a sleepy fishing village to a center of industries like handicrafts, salt-making and dye-making. It was under his supervision that the Las Pinas church was established in 1819. The Spanish missionary was also responsible for construction of the Bamboo Organ.
When the priest had to go back to Spain because of failing health, the barrio suffered a serious decline. A strong earthquake shook the barrio in 1880. Hundreds of residents died because of cholera and smallpox outbreaks. The barrio also became a battlefield for revolutionary forces and the Spanish soldiers.
The barrio was proclaimed as an independent municipality on March 27, 1907 under the Philippine Commission Act No. 1625. Las Pinas later became a first-class municipality during the 1960s, largely due to the construction of the South Superhighway. The wide stretches of land and the proximity to Manila made it attractive to real estate developers.
President Fidel V. Ramos signed the cityhood bill on February 12, 1997. In March 1997, Las Pinas became the 10th city of Metro Manila.
Districts and Barangays
Las Pinas is divided into 20 barangays grouped into two districts.
District 1 Barangays
- CAA-B.F. International
- Daniel Fajardo (Poblacion)
- Elias Aldana
- Manuyo Uno
- Manuyo Dos
- Pamplona Uno
- Pamplona Tres
- Pulanglupa Uno
- Pulanglupa Dos
District 2 Barangays
- Almanza Uno
- Almanza Dos
- Pamplona Dos
- Pilar Village
- Talon Uno
- Talon Dos
- Talon Tres
- Talon Cuatro
- Talon Singko
Schools in Las Pinas
Academy of Jesus
– Almanza Baptist Christian Academy
– Angelus Academy (Las PiÃ±as Preparatory School)
– Antioch Christian Academy of Las PiÃ±as
– Arclight School
– Augustinian Abbey School
– Bernardo College
– B.F. Homes School
– Bj Best Christian Learning Center
– Blessed Mother Mary Learning Center
– Blessed Trinity School
– Bloomfield Academy
– Bright Morning Star School, Inc.
– CAA Baptist Academy
– Camella School (Camella Learning Center)
– Child's Joy Pre-school and Learning Center
– Copel School
– Creative Playskool & Grade School
– Discovery Montessori School
– Divine Light Academy
– Don Carlo Cavina School
– Don Stevens Institute of Las PiÃ±as
– Elizabeth Seton School
– Faith in Jesus Christian Academy
– Fr. Angelico Lipani School, Inc.
– Fr. Donato Giannoti Foundation, Inc.
– Green Vineyard Learning Center
– Harvest Time Christian Academy
– Holy Rosary Academy of Las PiÃ±as
– Homeschooled in Las PiÃ±as
– Immaculate Mary Montessori School
– Infant Jesus Institute, Inc.
– JEIB Star Academy, Inc.
– Jesus Cares Christian Academy
– Jesus Is Lord Christian School Foundation
– Kencare Learning Center
– Las PiÃ±as College (Dr. F. Uy Foundation)
– Las PiÃ±as East NHS
– Las PiÃ±as East NHS – Talon Village Annex
– Las PiÃ±as Golden Acres NHS
– Las PiÃ±as Montessori School
– Las PiÃ±as NHS
– Las PiÃ±as NHS – CAA Annex
– Las PiÃ±as North NHS
– Las Pinas East National High School
– Las Pinas Municipal High School
– Light and Knowledge Learning School, Inc.
– Little Angels Study Center
– Little Christian Kiddieland School
– Madre Guilla Salzano School
– Manreza High School
– Mary Immaculate Parish School
– Mayflower Learning Center
– Merry Treasure School (Merry Toddlers School)
– Metro Hill School
– Montessori de Manila School
– Mother Mary of Pilar Child Development Ctr.
– Mulberry Hills Prep. School
– OB Montessori Center, Inc.
– Our Lady of Fatima Children Learning Center, Inc.
– Our Lady of Pilar Montessori Center
– Perpetual Help College Of Rizal
– Perpetual Village Pre-School
– Philamlife Village Nursery & Pre-school
– Preparatory Camp
– Regis Grace Montessori School
– Rizal Experimental Station And Pilot School Of Cottage Industries
– San Jose Kindargarten School
– Silverdale Learning Resource Center
– Skyview Learning Center
– Southville International School
– Southwood Integrated School, Inc.
– St. Anthony School
– St. Catherine De Ricci School, Inc.
– St. Cyrill School
– St. Francis of Assisi College
– STI Academy Grade School
– STI Academy High School
– STI Pre-School
– St. Joseph's Academy
– St. Mark's Institute
– St. Michael's School, Inc.
– Sto. NiÃ±o de Eucharistia Academy
– St. Therese School, Inc.
– The Garden of Child Culture & Dev't. Ctr.
– The Little Martin Learning Center
– Treasury of the Golden Word School
– University of Perpetual Help Rizal
– Woodridge School
Business and Tourism
From its humble origins, Las Pinas has blossomed into a booming residential and industrial and commercial area. The city has also earned the reputation as one of the cleanest in Metro Manila, and has made it to the Clean and Green Hall of Fame list. Las Pinas has been extensively recognized for its consistent efforts in protecting the environment.
Recently, Las Pinas was placed among the country’s Most Competitive City list, along other progressive and prosperous cities such as Makati City and Marikina City.
Mayor: Vergel A. Aguilar
Vice Mayor: Henry C. Medina