Parañaque City is one of the cities and municipalities that comprise Metro Manila in the Philippines. It is bordered on the north by Pasay City, by Taguig City to the northeast, Muntinlupa City to the southeast, by Las Piñas City to the southwest, and by Manila Bay to the west.
Parañaque, when it was founded in 1572 by Spanish missionaries, was then called the town of Palanyag. The town was then under the authority of the Augustinians , first under the administration of Fr. Diego de Espinar in 1580 .
During the Philippine Revolution , Parañaque became one of the hottest battle zones, being at the middle of the province of Cavite, where the revolutionaries held sway, and Manila, the seat of the Spanish colonial government.
At the time of the Americans, Parañaque became one of the first municipalities in the area. From a municipality, it then became a chartered city on February 15, 1998 .