Las Piñas, officially the City of Las Piñas (Filipino:Lungsod ng Las Piñas), is a city in the National Capital Region of the Philippines with a population of 552,573 as of the 2010 Census. It is bounded to northeast by the Parañaque; to the southeast by Muntinlupa; to the west and southwest by Bacoor; and to the northwest by the Manila Bay. Half of its land area is residential and the remaining half is used for commercial, industrial and institutional purposes. The present physiography of Las Piñas consists of three zones: Manila Bay, coastal margin and the Guadalupe Plateau.
Like neighbouring Muntinlupa, Las Piñas has banned the use of plastics and styrofoam in packaging.
Las Piñas town feast
The town fiesta of Las Piñas is celebrated every first Sunday of May each year to honor its patron saint,Saint Joseph. Saint Joseph's Day celebration is centered in St. Joseph Parish Church in the oldpoblacion of Las Piñas in Brgy. Daniel Fajardo on Padre Diego Cera Ave. (Quirino Ave.).
Las Piñas City is home to unique festivals like the:
- International Bamboo Organ Festival, a music festival held in February celebrating the music of the unique Bamboo Organ with performances by local and foreign classical artists.
- Waterlily Festival every July 27.
- "Parol (Lantern) Festival" celebrated during Christmas season.
- SM Southmall is a large shopping mall owned and operated by SM Prime Holdings. The mall opened in April 1995, and is the first SM Supermall in southern region of Metro Manila, the 5th SM Supermall ever built by Chinese-Filipino businessman, Henry Sy, Sr. and the 10th largest shopping mall in the Philippines. The mall is 2nd shopping mall in the South Metro Manila Area in terms of its size which is 200,000 sq.m of land area and a total floor area of 205,120 sq.m. It went through major renovation on 2010 and currently caters to all social classes.
- SM Center Las Piñas is a shopping mall owned and operated by SM Prime Holdings. The mall opened on October 2, 2009, and is the second SM Supermall in Las Piñas, the 35th SM Supermallever built by Chinese-Filipino businessman, Henry Sy, Sr.. Unlike the other SM Malls, SM Center is noted to be smaller, having no department store and only three SM-owned retail stores and is mostly visited by nearby locals for its supermarket.
- SM Hypermarket (formerly Makro; a warehouse-turned-supermarket owned by Henry Sy, Sr.)
- Starmall Las Piñas
- Starmall Las Piñas - Annex
- Puregold Las Pinas
- Evia Lifestyle Center
- Robinsons Place Las Piñas (Under Construction)
- Uniwide Metro Mall is a dilapidated mall which unofficially serves the lower and lower-middle classes. Originally a mall catering to the middle class with ready-to-wear clothes, due to the Asian financial crisis, Uniwide Sales, Inc. lost a lot of its net worth and became a low-maintenance shopping mall with few retail stores and a supermarket.
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