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|City of Parañaque|
|Nickname(s): The Fashion Capital of the Philippines, The City of Lights|
|Motto: Bagong Parañaque (New Parañaque)|
|Region||National Capital Region|
|Districts||1st and 2nd District of Parañaque City|
|Founded||November 30, 1572 (town)|
|Incorporated||February 15, 1998 (city)|
|• Mayor||Edwin L. Olivarez (Liberal)|
|• Vice Mayor||Jose Enrico T. Golez (UNA)|
|• Sangguniang Panlungsod|
|• Total||46.57 km2 (17.98 sq mi)|
|Elevation||12.0 m (39.4 ft)|
|• Density||13,000/km2 (33,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC+8)|
The City of Parañaque (Filipino: Lungsod ng Parañaque) (pop. 588,126 in 2010 Census) is one of the cities and municipalities that make up Metro Manila in the Philippines. It is located at 121’01” longitude and 14’30” latitude and is bordered to the north by Pasay, to the northeast by Taguig, to the southeast by Muntinlupa, to the southwest by Las Piñas, and to the west by Manila Bay.
Like the rest of Metro Manila, Parañaque experiences a tropical climate with only two distinct seasons, wet (July to September) and dry (October to June). The city enjoys an annual rainfall of 1,822 millimetres (71.7 in) and an average daily maximum temperature of 34.4 °C (93.9 °F).
Due to its proximity to the sea, Parañaque is one of the major trade and business centres in the Philippines.
- 1 Etymology
- 2 History
- 3 Demographics
- 4 Festivals
- 5 Local government
- 6 Education
- 7 Churches
- 8 Shopping
- 9 Points of interest
- 10 Transportation
- 11 Notable residents
- 12 Sister cities
- 13 See also
- 14 References
- 15 External links
|This article's factual accuracy is disputed. (May 2012)|
Palanyag, as Parañaque was formerly known, is loosely translated to mean "my beloved", referring to the residents' affection for their hometown. The name could also come from the combination of the terms "palayan" and "paglalayag", the former pertaining to the city's once-abundant rice fields, and the latter pertaining to the sailing and fishing occupation of many of its residents. The name was a sign of cooperation and goodwill between the two major working sectors of the town, the farmers and the fishermen.
As for the name "Parañaque", there is no certainty of the origin but several theories exist. It may have been derived from the phrase "para na aque", which was commonly used in the past when people wished to disembark from kalesas (horse-drawn carriages). The phrase literally means "stop now, boy": "para" from the Spanish parar (to stop), "na" from the Tagalog word for "now" or "already," and "aque" from the Tagalog word for boy, lalaki". An alternative meaning of "para na aque" could be "stop here," with "aque" being derived from the Spanish aquí ("here"). The phrase "para na aque" was used so often that it eventually evolved into a term pertaining to a place, thus, Parañaque.
According to tradition, it was when a Spanish soldier told the driver of his caruaje or horse-drawn carriage, to "Para aqui, para aqui!" ("Stop here, stop here!") that the name stuck. The driver, uncomprehending, kept on prodding his horse to go on while the soldier angrily repeated his instruction: "Para aqui, para aqui!" The incident spread around town and the locals, amused, began calling the place Parañaque.
Another tradition speaks of an imposing balete tree at the mouth of the Parañaque that looked like a boat sailing slowly and majestically, earning it the Tagalog nickname palanyag, a corruption of "palayag" which means "point of navigation". Further adulteration of the term resulted in "palanyaque" and later, Parañaque.
A historian[who?] believes the town's name may have come from the term "palañas" which means a "broad flat plain," a geographic description of the area. Other origins of the name are "palañac" (with no special meaning), "patanyag" ("popularity contest"), and "parañac", (a native term for the shell product that used to be the livelihood of the natives of the town at one time).
Due their proximity to the sea, the early Paraqueños traded with the Chinese, Japanese, Indonesians, Indians and Malays. Traditional livelihoods included salt-making, fishing, planting rice, shoemaking, slipper-making and weaving.
Parañaque was officially founded in 1572 by the Augustinian Missionaries from Spain. Early records began in 1580 when Fr. Diego de Espiñar, an Augustinian missionary, was appointed Prior of the town convent. As resident priest, he established the mission house there, with its spiritual jurisdiction reaching up to Kawit in the province of Cavite. The Council of the Definitors (a conference of chiefs of the religious orders) held on 11 May 1580 accepted Palanyag, as Parañaque was then known, as an independent town. The image of Palanyag's patroness, Nuestra Señora del Buen Suceso, was brought to St. Andrew's Church in La Huerta in 1580. Nuestra Señora del Buen Suceso is the third oldest Marian Image in the Philippines.
Early Spanish census dated 1591 to 1593 also mentioned Longalo (or Dongalo) and Parañaque as two villages along Manila Bay composed of some 800 tribute-payers. Politically, Dongalo and Parañaque were then under the Provincia de Tondo. The community was headed by <i<cabezas de barangay, a Westernized version of datus (chieftains), and the principalia, the local aristocrats, who together justified and moderated the demands of the Spanish colonizers. Education was limited to the principalia as they were the only ones who could afford it.
Historical accounts state that the town's strategic location enabled the townspeople to play an important role in Philippine history. Palanyag was located at the crossroads of Manila, between the provinces of Cavite and Batangas. In 1574 during the invasion of the town by the Chinese pirate Limahong, Parañaquenos, particularly those from Barangay Dongalo, heroically aided in preventing the attack in Manila. This incident became known as the "Red Sea Incident" due to the blood that flowed through the sacrifice of the people of barrio Sta. Monica. With the arrival of Spanish forces led by Captain Juan de Salcedo from Ilocos, Limahong was finally repulsed and the occupation of the town was prevented.
When the British invaded Manila in 1762, the townspeople once again remained loyal to the Spanish colonizers, especially the Augustinians. The invasion however showed that the Spaniards was not invincible and that their rule was not to be permanent. More than a hundred years later, this would prove to be true. During the Philippine Revolution of 1896-1898, the Spaniards realized that the town was a practical gateway to Cavite, the bastion of the revolutionary Katipuneros. Conversely, the Katipuneros based in Cavite saw the town as their gateway to Intramuros, the Spanish seat of government in Manila. Prominent Paraqueños such as Manuel Quiogue and secular priest Father Pedro Dandan became leading revolutionary figures.
World War II
During the Japanese occupation of the Philippines in World War II, Parañaque supplied leadership to guerilla movements such as the ROTC Hunters, as well as food and arms. Parañaque was one of the first towns to be liberated and its guerillas helped pave the way for the combined American and Philippine Commonwealth forces to enter the south of Manila. As can be gleaned from the above, Parañaque has played and continues to play a strategic role in the Philippines' political and economic progress.
After the liberation and the Battle of Parañaque on 1945 by combined Filipino and American ground troops with local recognized guerrillas, the general headquarters of the Philippine Commonwealth Army and Philippine Constabulary was rebuild and stationed in Parañaque after the war.
On 21 August 1983 during the authoritarian regime of Ferdinand Marcos, Benigno Aquino, Jr. (a prominent opposition senator and husband of former Philippine President Corazon Aquino), was assassinated in Manila International Airport (now Ninoy Aquino International Airport).
Today, Parañaque is a blossoming city. Due to its strategic location, it is an important centre for trade and business in Metro Manila. Baclaran, where a large number of dry goods stores are located, is one of the busiest markets in the country. Small fishing villages called “fisherman’s wharves” are also situated alongside Barangay La Huerta, where the famous DAMPA, a seaside market with numerous restaurants serving fresh seafood, is found. The country’s international airport as well as the Baclaran Church, one of the most active parishes in Manila, and the Duty Free, where one can buy imported goods, can be found here.
In November 8, 1975, Parañaque was a municipality of Rizal, until November 7, 1975, by virtue of Presidential Decree No. 824, when Parañaque became a part of Metropolitan Manila or the National Capital Region.
In February 15, 1998, Parañaque was converted as the 11th city in Metro Manila (after sister city Las Piñas in 1997), and was chartered and urbanized by Former President Fidel V. Ramos during the celebration of the city's 426th Founding Anniversary.
In May 2001, SM City Sucat, (formerly SM Supercenter Sucat) was formally launched, becoming the first SM Mall franchise in Parañaque.
In November 2002, SM City Bicutan, the second SM City Mall in Parañaque was launched, becoming one of the most popular malls in Parañaque after Uniwide Coastal Mall. In the same month, Parañaque celebrated its 430th Founding Anniversary as a municipality.
In February 2003, the City of Parañaque celebrated its fifth Cityhood Anniversary.
In June 2005, Toyota Bicutan Parañaque was opened and formally launched the 1st Toyota branch in Parañaque.
In November 2007, Parañaque celebrated its 435th anniversary of a former municipality now a city.
In February 2008, the City of Parañaque celebrated its 10th Cityhood Anniversary.
In February 2009, Speedworld Motorcross Racing Park was formally opened beside SM Bicutan in West Bicutan, Parañaque.
In June 2012, SM Hypermarket of Lopez, Well Done, And It's Coming June They Celebrate The One Year of SM Hypermarket in Lopez.
In November 2012, Parañaque celebrated its 440th anniversary of a former municipality now turned into a city.
In February 2013, the City of Parañaque celebrated its 15th Year Cityhood Anniversary.
In March 2013, Solaire Resort & Casino was officially opened making the 1st and only Casino Hotel, and also the 1st 6 Star Hotel in Parañaque.
In November 29, 2013 SM City BF Paranaque will be open
In spite of the rapid growth in infrastructure and the revenue that the city has been gaining in the last few years, Parañaque has yet to go back to its "subdivision" roots and address the rising reports in crime - burglary, hold-ups, rape and street gang violence. Most recently, the city has been plagued with crimes involving current call center workers in and around the city. With the upswing in the call center business in last 2 years, Parañaque has yet publicly come out and identify contingencies measures and visibility to protect these wave of employees who are mostly graveyard (9:00 PM to 9:00 AM) shift workers.
|Population census of Parañaque|
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Parañaque is famous for its lively festivals, such as the caracol, a festival that revolves around boats. Parañaque is also known for the sunduan, a festival held every November during the Araw ng Parañaque (Parañaque Day) celebration. The city also stages the cenaculo, a re-enactment of the passion of Christ, during Holy Week, the Pasko ng Pagkabuhay during Easter, and the Santacruzan, a procession reenacting the search of the True Cross of Christ, in May. Shortly thereafter, the colorful Flores de Mayo, a festival commemorating the discovery of the cross by Queen Elena (mother of St. Constantine) is held. Paranaque also celebrated a Sambalilo Hat Festival which held every February 13 for the cityhood of Paranaque's anniversary held every year.
An outstanding feature of this historic town by the bay is the cultivation of its cultural traditions such as the komedya and bati-bati, among others, that continue to attract local and foreign tourists alike, especially during the summer months.
Parañaque is also known for sabong, a form of cockfighting constrained in coliseums.
- Freddie Webb (1987-1992)
- Roilo Golez (1992-2001)
- Eduardo Zialcita (2001-2004)
- Eduardo Zialcita (2004-2010)
- Edwin Olivarez (2010-2013)
- Eric Olivarez (2013–present)
- Roilo Golez (2004-2013)
- Gustavo Tambunting (2013–present)
- Edwin L. Olivarez (2013 – Present)
- Florencio M. Bernabe, Jr. (2004 – 2013)
- Joey P. Marquez (1998 – 2004)
- Joey P. Marquez (1995 – 1998)
- Dr. Pablo R. Olivarez (1992 – 1995)
- Walfrido N. Ferrer (1988 – 1992)
- Rodolfo Buenavista (1986 – 1987) - OIC
- Florencio Bernabe, Sr. (1965 – 1986)
- Col. Eleuterio De Leon (1956 – 1964)
- Nicanor F. Cruz (1946 – 1955)
- Laureano Capistrano (1945)
- Sixto Clemente (1945)
- Dr. Francis Gabriel (1934 – 1937)
- Sabas De Guzman (1931 – 1934)
- Olympic Peña (1931)
- Dr. Juan Gabriel (1925 – 1928)
- Victor Medina 1922 – 1925
- Andres Buenaventura (1916 – 1922)
- Francisco A. Cruz (1916)
- Nicanor Mayuga (1912)
- Flaviano Rodriguez (1908 – 1912)
- Valentino De Leon (1904 – 1908)
- Patricio Bernabe (1902 – 1903)
- Maximo Rodriguez (1900 – 1901)
- Timoteo Bernabe (1898 – 1899)
- Santiago Garcia (1897)
Districts and barangays
Parañaque is composed of two congressional districts and two legislative districts which are further subdivided into 16 Barangays. Legislative District One contains eight barangays in the western half of the city, while legislative District Two contains the eight barangays in the eastern portion of the city.
While barangays are the administrative divisions of the city, and are legally part of the addresses of establishments and homes, many residents indicate their subdivision (village) instead of their barangay.
Listed below are the barangays in each district and some notable subdivisions.
District 1 barangays
District 2 barangays
The City of Parañaque has a diverse educational system with specializations in various academic and technical fields and is home to many schools and colleges.
Colleges and universities
- Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Paranaque Campus - Col. E. De Leon St., Brgy. Sto. Nino
- AMA Computer University - Dr. A. Santos Avenue, San Isidro
- Datamex Institute of Computer Technology College of Saint Adeline - Dr. A. Santos Avenue, San Dionisio
- Don Bosco Center of Studies - Michael Rua Street corner Israel Street, Better Living Subdivision,
- GoTec International Business School - Block 5, Lot 9, Saint Paul Street, Lopez Village
- Immaculate Heart of Mary College-Parañaque - St. Dominic Savio Street, Better Living Subdivision, Don Bosco
- Informatics Computer College- SM City Bicutan, Don Bosco
- InfoTech College of Art - Dr. A. Santos Avenue, San Dionisio
- Olivarez College
- Parañaque City College of Science and Technology - Kabihasnan Street, San Dionisio
- PATTS College of Aeronautics - Lombos Avenue, San Isidro
- Polytechnic University of the Philippines- Parañaque- Dr. A. Santos Avenue, Sto. Niño
- Premiere Computer Learning Center - Dr. A. Santos Avenue, San Dionisio
- Rogationist College - Eriberta Lane, Don Jose Greencourt San Dionisio
- Regina Maria Montessori - Villa Mendoza Subdvision, Vitalez
- Rogationist Seminary College - Saint Hannibal Street, Merville Park, Merville
- Saint Theresa De Avila School of Parañaque - Greenheights(along Dr.A.Santos Avenue),Parañaque City
- St. Andrew's School (Parañaque)
- St. Augustine School of Nursing - Dr. A. Santos Avenue, San Dionisio
- LH Montessori High Inc. - #39 Press Drive, Fourth Estate
- St. Paul College of Parañaque - Quirino Avenue, La Huerta
- STI College Parañaque (System Technology Institute) - Dr. A. Santos Avenue corner Palanyag Road, San Isidro
- United Christian Academy, Inc. College of Asia - Highlight Street, Area 4, Fourth Estate
- Universal Colleges of Parañaque, Inc. - Dr. A. Santos Avenue, San Isidro
- College of Divine Wisdom - Amvel City, Brgy. San Dionisio
- Ang Dating Daan Sucat Locale
- Annunciation Orthodox Church (Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople-Orthodox Metropolitanate of Hong Kong and Southeast Asia)
- Ascencion of Our Lord Parish Goodwill 2 Subd. Brgy BF Homes Parañaque
- Berean Bible Baptist Church - #6 First St. UPS V Subd., Brgy. San Isidro Parañaque
- Beulah Land Baptist Church Tambo
- Bonds Servants of Love Christian Fellowship Marelo Green Phase 2
- Bread From Heaven Christian Fellowship BF Homes Parañaque
- Christ Commission Fellowship Max's Sucat Parañaque
- Christ Fishers of Men Christian Fellowship BF Homes Parañaque
- Christ Reigns Baptist Mission Church San Antonio Valley 1
- Citygate Christian Ministries BF Homes Parañaque
- Community of Faith Alliance Church Parañaque
- El Shaddai International House of Prayer, Amvel City, San Dionisio, Parañaque
- Faith Baptist Church Tambo
- God's Grace Baptist Church Sto. Niño Parañaque
- Grace Berean Church San Dionisio Parañaque
- Greenhills Christian Fellowship Santana Grove San Antonio Parañaque
- Hail King Jesus Church San Antonio Valley 2 Parañaque
- Hail King Jesus Sanctuary of the Living God Seacom,Parañaque City Branch
- Holy Eucharist Parish Moonwalk Parañaque
- Jesus Is Lord Church San Dionisio Parañaque
- Jesus Is Lord Church San Martin Parañaque
- Jesus Is Lord Church Tambo Parañaque
- Jesus Is Lord Church Dona Soledad Parañaque
- Jesus Is Lord Church Sun Valley Parañaque
- Jesus Family Salvation International Ministries - Evacom Chapter
- Holy Infant Jesus Parish Merville
- Holy Spirit Christian Church Sucat Parañaque
- Hope Of Eternal Life Baptist Church San Isidro Parañaque
- Iglesia Ni Cristo Severina Subd. Parañaque
- Iglesia Ni Cristo UPS 5., United Parañaque Subd., San Isidro, Parañaque
- Iglesia Ni Cristo Better living
- Iglesia Ni Cristo UP1., Malugay
- Iglesia Ni Cristo Ibayo
- Ilang-Ilang Christian Church Fellowship Center Ilang-Ilang Valley,P'que City
- Jesus The Gospel Church International Sucat Parañaque
- Jesus, the Divine Healer Parish Tahanan Village
- Jesus Christ The Hope of Glory Ministry Better Living
- Land Baptist Church Tambo
- Lighthouse Bibles Believer Christian Church BF Homes Parañaque
- Lord Jesus Our Redeemer Christian Fellowship Sucat Parañaque
- Mary Mother of Good Counsel Parish Marcelo Green
- Mary, Queen of Apostles Parish San Antonio Valley 2
- Mary Immaculate Parish Better Living Parañaque
- National Shrine of Our Mother of Perpetual Help (Baclaran Church)
- National Shrine of Mary Help of Christians Parish Better Living Parañaque
- Our Lady of Beautiful Love Parish Merville Parañaque
- Our Lady of Fátima Parish Tambo Parañaque
- Our Lady of Grace Parish Ireneville 1 Subd.
- Our Lady of Peace Parish Fourth Estate Parañaque
- Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Parish Multinational
- Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Parish Sun Valley
- Our Lady of Unity Parish UPS 5 San Isidro Parañaque
- Parañaque Bible Christian Church Merville
- Parañaque Valley Baptist Church San Antonio Valley 1 Parañaque
- Presentation of the Child Jesus Parish BF Homes Phase 3 Parañaque
- Pio of Petrecina Parish Church Severina Subd. Parañaque
- Resurrection of Our Lord Parish BF Homes Phase 1 Parañaque
- San Antonio de Padua San Antonio Valley 1 Parañaque
- San Agustin Parish Moonwalk Parañaque
- Severina Christian Church Severina Subd. Parañaque
- Sta. Rita de Cascia Parish (Baclaran Parish)
- Sta. Monica Sub-Parish Don Galo Parañaque
- Sto. Niño Parish Sto. Niño Parañaque
- Southgate Baptist Church Forth Estate Parañaque
- South Manila Alliance Church BF Homes Phase 6 Parañaque
- Sucat Evangelical Christian Fellowship San Antonio Valley 1 Parañaque
- Sun Valley Christian Church Sun Valley Parañaque
- St. Joseph Parish Tambo
- The Cathedral Parish of St. Andrew, La Huerta
- St. Dionysius Sub-Parish San Dionisio Parañaque
- The Church of Jesus Christ & Latter Day of Saints San Isidro Parañaque
- The Rogationist Fathers Inc Multinational Village
- Voice of Victory Church San Antonio Valley 1 Parañaque City Hall
- United Christian Fellowship Forth Estate Parañaque
- United Methodist Church Superville Subd. Parañaque
- Word International Ministries Church Marcelo Green
- Word International Ministries Church Better Living
- Word for the World Christian Fellowship Better Living
- Zion Bible Baptist Church San Antonio Valley 2 Parañaque
- Jesus Miracle Crusade International Ministry San Dionisio Outreach
Masjeed/Mosques (Muslim House of Prayers)
- Masjeed Abdullah (location/exact address to follow)
- Masjeed Al-Wasat (location/exact address to follow)
There are several shopping malls located in the city such as SM City Sucat, SM City Bicutan, SM City BF Paranaque, Walter Mart Sucat, and many more. SM City Sucat is the first SM Supermall in Parañaque and the second Supermall in the southern region of Metro Manila. While SM City Bicutan is the third supermall in the south of Metro Manila, it has a two buildings interconnected by footbridge.
Points of interest
- Amvel Business Park and El Shaddai International House of Prayer, San Dionisio - where El Shaddai DWXI-PPFI led by Bro. Mike Z Velarde held its daily fellowships every Tuesday and Saturday
- Asia World City - where Michael Jackson's HIStory World Tour Concerts were held, Pacific Avenue, Tambo and Don Galo
- Baclaran Dry Goods Markets - along Quirino Avenue, Baclaran
- Baclaran Redemptorist Church - officially the National Shrine of Our Mother of Perpetual Help, one of the biggest and most active churches in the country where devotees flock to hear mass every Wednesday, Roxas Boulevard, Baclaran
- Entertainment City - Reclaimed Area, Tambo and Don Galo
- Bakahan at Manukan Restaurants - Coastal Road, La Huerta
- Bulungan sa La Huerta (Rumors/Whisperings in La Huerta) - Coastal Road, La Huerta; The 'bulungan' is an act of quietly haggling prices with the fish monger to keep your bid a secret to everyone trying to buy the fish. Like Closed Bidding/Blind Bidding.
- Our Lady Of Peace Hospital - Fr.Reuter Died On This HOSPITAL.
- Chinese Temple - Coastal Road, Don Galo
- Casino Filipino - Ninoy Aquino Avenue, Sto. Niño
- Dampa - Ninoy Aquino Avenue, San Dionisio
- Elorde Sports Center - Dr. A. Santos Avenue, Don Bosco Paranaque
- Fresh Foods Market and Ihaw-Ihaw Restaurants - Dr. A. Santos Avenue, San Dionisio
- Jaka Plaza - Dr. A. Santos Avenue, (Between of Barangay San Isidro And Barangay San Antonio Paranaque City)
- Loyola Memorial Park - Dr. A. Santos Avenue, Brgy. BF Homes
- Manila Memorial Park - Dr. A. Santos Avenue, Brgy. BF Homes
- Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1 - located in the border between Parañaque and Pasay City (where most of the NAIA complex is located), NAIA Road, Sto. Niño
- Olivarez Coliseum - Dr. A. Santos Avenue, San Dionisio
- Olivarez Plaza Parañaque - Dr. A. Santos Avenue, San Dionisio
- Parañaque City Hall - San Antonio Avenue, San Antonio
- Rod Nazario Boxing Gym (formerly Wild Card Boxing Gym) - Manny Pacquiao's former practice home, President's Avenue, BF Homes
- Roligon Mega-Cockpit - considered as the largest and most modern cockpit in Asia, Quirino Avenue, Tambo
- Tata Dune Chapel at Baranggay San Dionisio
- Speedworld Motorcross Park - Better Living Subdivision, Don Bosco
- Tambo Mangroves Avian Reserve - Tambo
- National Shrine of Mary Help of Christians Parish- Better Living Subdivision, Don Bosco
- The Cathedral Parish of St. Andrew - the oldest church in Parañaque, one of the oldest churches in the Philippines, built in 1580. It is also the Diocesan Shrine of Nuestra Señora del Buen Suceso and the seat of the Diocese of Parañaque, Quirino Avenue, La Huerta
- Solaire Resort & Casino - Entertainment City, Bay City, Barangay Tambo
- The Village Sports Club - El Grande Ave Cor. Tropical Ave. BF Homes Paranaque
Parañaque is also the location of one of Ninoy Aquino International Airport's terminal. This terminal is Terminal 1 located along Ninoy Aquino Avenue. The flights of major international airlines are located in this terminal.
Parañaque is accessed by these following major roads:
- South Luzon Expressway
- Coastal Road
- Metro Manila Skyway
- Dr. Santos Avenue (Sucat Road)
- Carlos P. Garcia Avenue (C-5 South Extension)
- C-6 Road
For other major roads, see Major roads in Metro Manila
- Joey Marquez - Actor, Comedian, Former City Mayor
- Anjo Yllana - Actor, Comedian, Former Councilor and City Vice-Mayor
- Dolphy+ - Actor and Comedian
- Sam Pinto - Actress and Pinoy Big Brother: Double Up Housemate
- Ted Failon - Broadcaster and TV Host
- Bianca Gonzalez - TV Host and Pinoy Big Brother: Celebrity Edition 3rd Celebrity Placer
- Say Alonzo - Actress and Pinoy Big Brother (season 1) Housemate
- Stef Prescott - Actress and StarStruck Batch 4 Avenger Alumni
- Henry Omaga-Diaz - Broadcaster, TV Host and Reporter
- Dimples Romana - Actress
- Biboy Rivera - Bowler
- Alma Moreno - Actress and Councilor (1st District)
- Gina Pareño - Actress
- Roselle Nava - Singer, Actress and Councilor (1st District)
- Geoff Eigenmann - Actor, TV Host & Former MYX VJ
- Jake Roxas - Actor
- Freddie Webb - Actor, Radio Host, Former PBA Player and Senator
- Pinky Webb - Broadcaster, TV Host and Reporter
- Jason Webb - Former Basketball Player and Councilor (1st District)
- Mariel Rodriguez - Actress, TV Host and Former MTV VJ
- Karen Davila - Broadcaster, TV Host and Reporter
- Korina Sanchez - Broadcaster and TV Host
- Rita Iringan - Actress and Singer
- Daphne Osena-Paez - Broadcaster & Reporter
- Bianca Manalo - Binibining Pilipinas-Universe 2009, Actress, TV Host
- Andrew E. - Rapper, Singer, TV Host & Comedian
- Norman Mitchell - Comedian
- Khalil Ramos - Singer, Actor
- Enrique Gil - Actor, Dancer, Model
- Ram Revilla+ - Actor
- AJ Perez (blogger) - Famous Blogger, Motivational Speaker
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