District I - Barangay Sto. Niño

History

Parañaque was divided into two (2) parts. The first part and the larger portion is connected to the mainland, hugging the shoreline of Manila Bay like an enormous sandbar. The second strip of land, east of the river is actually a smaller island surrounded by shallow marshes and swamps situated nearby which was then renamed after its patron saint, Santo Niño – the Holy Child Jesus.