Economic Profile

Agricultural Resources

Farming

Annual production of vegetables which consists of pechay, mustard, kinchay, spring onion, lettuce, spinach and camote reached up to 11.05 MT. These urban farming is in small scale since it only utilized the vacant lots in Barangay BF and Barangay Moonwalk. Urban farming was slowly introduced to households in mission areas and public elementary schools to mitigate hunger, ensure food for every family, and reduce malnutrition of children. The local Agriculture Office provided 10,000 packets of seeds dispersal ( okra, petsay, mustard, sitaw, eggplant, tomato, kangkong, ampalaya, squash, upo, patola, radish, kinchay) to 7,237 households in mission areas for them to start receptacle gardening . The Office conducted 24 trainings / lectures to promote crop production technologies and disseminate agricultural information to farmers/ mothers thru home visits.The Agriculture Office participated in the Billion Trees Program thru dispersal of forest trees (acacia, calumpit, narra, molave, and mahogany) in 16 barangays and planted 3,200 seedlings with the support of Rotarians and barangay constituents.Seedling dispersal and planting of fruit trees ( mango, santol, camachile, jackfruit, guyabano and lemon ) in 16 barangays was also conducted with a total of 3,740 dispersal planted.

Fishing

Municipal fishing is the source of livelihood for five hundred (500) fishermen which are confined along coastal areas of Manila Bay. In 2012, the municipal fisheries production of banak, salinyasi, buging, kapak, alimasag, galunggong, dilis, kitang,tanigue, tahong and hipon reached to 1,103.60 MT. While 58,900 kilos of Bangus and 60,200 kilos of hipon were harvested by four operators on the fishpond production. Other fishing activities like safrahan, mussel and oyster culture, and manual hook and bait (long range) are also available. There are 23 safrahan owners and 15 mussel and oyster culture owners in our coastal waters. All fish catch in our municipal waters and other fishes from nearby coastal cities are sold by bulk called “banyera” in our Paranaque Fisherman’s Wharf (Bulungan). It was called bulungan because prices of banyera with fish are bid in whisper. This would allow the seller to give the banyera to the highest bidder. There are 180 registered municipal fishing boats that move around the coastal waters with100 motorized boats and 80 non-motorized boats. Twenty five (25) commercial fishing vessels are based on the coastal waters of Parañaque. All banca owners are required to register their banca (tonnage of 3 and below).The Local Agriculture Office sperheaded the surveillance operations against illegal fishing guided by the City Ordinance on Fisheries Conservation and Law Enforcement. The establishment of Bantay Dagat in our coastal waters is a big step towards conservation of the fishes in our municipal waters. One hundred thirty five (135) surveillance operations were conducted and 52 persons were apprehended in 2012. The Office also conducted aParalegal Implementation Seminar for Fisherfolks ( Bantay Dagat) and attended by 50 participants.

Livestock and Poultry

Livestock and poultry business is still the main source of living of 53 operators in Paranaque. They are mostly goat, duck and poultry. During inventory and inspection of livestock, there are 305 poultry, 5 ducks, and 3 goats provide income to livestock growers. The Agriculture Office provides information dissemination trainings/seminars, and home visits. The Office also conducted 12 surveys on the order of the Supreme Court for the demolition of Piggery Project.

Meat / Market / Talipapa

The Agriculture Office conducted 60 surveys/ inspection/ monitoring to 54 markets/ talipapa, meat establishments and meat shops in Paranaque.

Anti Rabies Vaccination Program

The City Agriculture Office conducts regular anti-rabies vaccination for dogs to minimize/ eradicate rabies among constituents bitten by dogs. This is done in all barangays of the city. Last 2012, there were 4,447 dogs and cats vaccinated in 16 barangays of Paranaque.

Infrastructure and other Utilities

Waterworks

Much of the water supply comes from Manila Waterworks and Sewerage System (Maynilad Water) whereas a number of pumps and artesian wells especially those in the mission areas were still in used. Water supply is no longer the major problem of the residents. The City Government of Parañaque has done everything to provide potable and adequate water supply. It has coordinated closely with MWSS to penetrate the areas without safe drinking water in subdivisions and mission areas. On the other hand, the availability of water in District I and II are provided by the MWSS. At present, the main source of water is far up north (Bulacan). Parañaque is approximately 27 kms away from Balara Treatment Plant and 32 kms. from La Mesa Treatment Plant.

Power Supply

MERALCO supplies the power needs of Parañaque. Power service is distributed to the following types of consumers: residential, commercial and industrial purposes.

Telecommunications

The existing telecommunication network of Parañaque is being served by PLDT andSMART but, PLDT covers the largest cross section of the sixteen barangays. Expansion and upgrading of then system by way of XC5 Program is completed from Barangay San Antonio up to the South Superhighway including Moonwalk, Don Bosco, and Merville. The program also includes Sucat Barangay San Isidro, San Dionisio and La Huerta. This includes the completion and expansion of projects in Barangays Baclaran, Tambo, Don Galo, Sto. Niño, Ninoy Aquino Ave., San Martin de Porres and the Coastal Marina and Asia World areas. Four (4) telecommunication companies serves Parañaque namely: GLOBE, SMART, PLDT, and SUN. Parañaque Central Post Office and an annex in the City Hall serve the postal system.