Frequently Asked Questions

Demography

No. of Geographical Districts..............      2
No. of Barangays...............................        20
Population.........................................         532,330
Household Population.........................       97,962
Household size (members)..................      5
No. of Senior Citizens........................       4,267
Income.............................................          Php 1.1 billion
Labor force participation rate.............    64.72%
Employment rate................................       92%
Literacy rate......................................       99%



Socio Economic Activities


A. Trade & Industry

No. of business Establishments......7,728 (2007)
No. of Tourism Establishments.......
No. of Banks........................

Alabang-Zapote Road, since it’s construction in 1982, became the commercial avenue in the City. With the sidewalks diminished adversely, such had become a part of informal vending activities. The firms which had registered in the City, however, had been located in other barangays, thus do not contribute to the congestion of the road.

Business ownership accounts to about 70% single proprietors and less than a third are corporations. In the City, seven out of ten applications for business license are of individual or personal ownership and capitalization, categorized as small and medium enterprises (SME). There are less than fifty business partnerships and eight foreign investors.



   B. Infrastructure

1.  Communication

A.1  Telephone Services

Las Piñas City and the entire metropolis are served by private telecommunication facilities and systems. With the fiber optic component in communication services are provided dominantly by the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company. Other companies include Globe Telecom and Bayan Telecommunications, Inc. Mobile telecommunications are provided by Smart Communication, Globe Telecom, Sun Cellular, Touch Mobile or TM, and partly Bayan Telecom.

A.2  Telegraphic Services

2.  Road Network Transportation System

    • Las Piñas City has a road length of about 80,395.97 kilometers. City roads comprise about 92% of total roads while national roads are only about eight percent. Modes of public transit are buses, jeepneys, taxis and tricycles.
    • Besides providing internal circulation, the city provides access to adjoining cities and provinces. Las Piñas City’s road network heads on the north through Padre Diego Cera Avenue, Manila Coastal road and Las Piñas-Parañaque link road; on the south through Daang Hari road; on the east through Alabang-Zapote road; and on the west through P. Deigeo Cera Avenue and Marcos Alvarez Avenue.
    • Alabang-Zapote Road, J. Aguilar Road and CAA Road, Padre Diego Cera Avenue formerly Quirino Avenue / Real St., and the newly constructed Daang Hari Road constitute the main roads of the city. The busiest and most congested is the Alabang-Zapote Road. This road serves as the main spine linked to various city and subdivision roads.
    • Naga road and Marcos Alvarez Road are the most traversed secondary roads. The emerging traffic problem encountered by the city has caused the opening of private subdivision roads known as the “Friendship Route”, as alternate routes for private vehicles. There have been 36 subdivisions, which opened up for the project.
Learning Institutions (Public and Private)………….231(2007)
Public Sports & Recreation Facilities………………248
Public Health Facilities……………………………...37

    • Executive Order No. 04-00, Series of 2000 known as Las Piñas Hospitalization Program was enacted for better Health care. The program has set up networking with the Philippine general Hospital, Las Piñas Doctor’s Hospital and San Juan De Dios Hospital for tertiary services to residents.


BUSINESS PERMIT AND LICENSING OFFICE

STEPS IN SECURING BUSINESS PERMIT

1.     Secure an Application Form from the Business Permit & Licensing Office (BPLO).

2.   Proceed to the Engineering Department for Assessment.

3.   Secure Zoning or Location Clearance from the Planning Department.

4.   Proceed to the Fire Dept. for Assessment.

5.   Proceed to (EDP) Encoding Data Processing to secure a New Business Secure Account Number.

6.   Return to BPLO for Interview and assessment.

7.   Proceed to the BPLO Chief for Approval.

8.   Proceed to BPLO for Computer / Billing.

9.   Return to BPLO Chief for Final Approval.

10.Proceed to the Treasury Department for payments.

11.   Secure a Sanitary Permit from the Sanitation Office.

12. Proceed to BPLO for issuance of Business Permit.

 

 REQUIREMENTS FOR APPLICATION OF NEW BUSINESS PERMIT

     1.    DTI or SEC Registration                       

2.    Barangay Clearance                                   

3.     Homeowner’s Clearance                             

4.     DTI Accreditation Certificate                      

5.    Contract of Lease                             

 REQUIREMENTS FOR RENEWAL OF BUSINESS PERMIT

    1.      Gross Sales / Receipts / FS/ VAT/ Non-VAT

2.    Last Year’s Official Receipt

3.   Last year’s Mayor’s Permit

4.   Barangay Clearance

5.   Homeowner’s Clearance

 

Note: Additional documents may be required on a case to case basis depending on the actual nature of business.



CIVIL REGISTRY

PROCESS IN SECURING MARRIAGE LICENSE

 

FILL-UP

1.         Copy of Interview Sheet  (the appearance of both contracting parties is

2.      If the contracting parties are: 

a.     18-20 years of age - consent of mother, father, or guardian with personal Appearance

b.    21-24 years of age - Parental Advice both parent or guardian (Personal        Appearance) depending upon the situation.

2.     Contracting parties must submit a Copy of Certificate of Live Birth duly certified by a Civil Registrar or authenticated at National Statistics Office. 

3.     All applicants are required to attend the following seminars and see to it that corresponding certificate of attendance is awarded to them after each session to be submitted to Civil Registry Department on the date of the issuance of the Marriage License 

a.     DSWD - Pre-Marriage Counseling -  8:00-12:00 noon

b.    Health Center - Family Planning     -  1:00 p.m.

4.    Fill-up Four(4) copies of application forms, if handwritten, do not use carbon paper.  Review the filled-up application forms for correction (Application forms are free of charge) 

5.     Payment of Fees:

a.     Application          -        P 100.00

b.    Marriage License -        P   52.00

                                                           

6.    Completion of Ten (10) Days posting period or publication before the issuance of Marriage License.

 

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

a.     30 yrs. & above - CENOMAR (Certification of No Record of Marriage)

or Affidavit of Singleness from National Statistics Office

b.  Widow/Widower       - Death Certificate of Late Spouse

c.   Annulled/Presumed Death of Spouse    - Court Decision, Court Finality, Marriage/Death with annotation

 

* MARRIAGE LICENCE IS VALID UNTIL 120 DAYS AFTER THE ISSUANCE

 * ALL REQUIREMENTS ABOVE-CITED MUST BE COMPLETED ON OR BEFORE THE ISSUANCE OF MARRIAGE LICENSE

 REMINDER: One of the Contracting Parties must be a resident of this city.



REQUIREMENTS FOR LATE REGISTRATION OF BIRTH CERTIFICATE

Clients are given requirements before applying delayed registration

 

1.    N.S.O. (Negative Result)

2.    At least Three (3) documents showing Date and Place of Birth: Baptismal/Dedication Certificate

·       Immunization Record/ Baby’s Book

·       Form 137

·       Voter’s Affidavit

·       S.S.S. Record - E1

·       Passport

·       Marriage Certificate of Parents (if born legitimate)

·       Community Tax Certificate of Parents

·       Barangay Certification for Late Registration

·       The parents/registrant if of age are advised to be interviewed and screened.

 

1. If child was born before marriage:  Joint Affidavit of legitimation of Parents

2. Affidavit to Use the Surname of the Father and Community Tax Certificate

3. Joint Affidavit of Two witnesses or disinterested persons not related who have witnessed or known the birth of the child/registrant and Community Tax Certificate

 

PAYMENT FEES:

 

Penalty                     -        Php   100.00

 

Processing Time:

          ** More or Less 2 weeks depending on the volume of documents received daily



AFFIDAVIT TO USE THE SURNAME OF THE FATHER - AUSF (R.A. 9255)

REQUIREMENTS FOR R.A. 9255

 Birth Previously Registered Under the Surname of Mother

 1.               Appearance of Parents is a must

2.               2 pcs. photocopy of 2 Valid ID of mother & father

3.               2 pcs. photocopy of CTC or CEDULA of mother & father

4.               Certified True Copy of the Certificate of Live Birth

5.               2 pcs. Photocopy of the Certified True Copy of the Certificate of Live Birth 6.               Affidavit to Use the Surname of the Father 

 

If child was not acknowledged by the father 

1.               2 documents showing as beneficiary or dependent of the father

 

2.               Affidavit of Voluntary Acknowledgement

 

PAYMENT FEES:

Acknowledgement                                                 -        P 100.00

Affidavit to Use the Surname of the Father           -           100.00

Certified True Copy of COLB with annotation                   -            50.00

Certified True Copy of A.U.S.F.                               -            50.00

Certified True Copy of Affidavit of

Acknowledgement                                                 -            50.00

Certificate of Registration                                     -           50.00



REQUIREMENTS FOR LEGITIMATION

1.        CENOMAR – Certificate of No Marriage from National Statistics Office of both Parents

2.     Marriage Certificate in Security Paper (NSO copy)

3.     Certified Copy of Birth Certificate of the Child

4.    Joint Affidavit of legitimation of Parents 

  

If child was not acknowledged 

1.        Affidavit of Voluntary Acknowledgement of Father

2.     2 documents showing the paternity between the father and the child

 

PAYMENT FEES:

 

Legitimation Fee                    -        Php    100.00

Acknowledgement Fee           -                  100.00

Certification Fee                    -                  50.00

Certified Copy of Affidavit

      of Acknowledgement       -                  50.00

Certified Copy of Affidavit

      of Legitimation                 -                  50.00

Certified Copy of COLB          -                  50.00