"Emerald City of the Philippines"

              The southernmost city of the National Capital Region is part of the housing and economic boom. New cities are sprouting in Laguna and Cavite, and as the gateway to these provinces Muntinlupa is in the middle of it all.

            The name "Muntinlupa" came from at least three versions. First, its association with the thin topsoil in the area. Second, residents, purportedly replying to a question by Spaniards in the 16th century what the name of their place was, said "Monte sa Lupa” apparently mistaking the question for what card game they were playing. Third, the topographical nature of the area, where the term. Monte or mountain was expanded to Muntinlupa or mountain land.

 

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GETTING THERE
By Land: Muntinlupa City is the southernmost city in the National Capital Region (Metro Manila). The City can be reached easily via public and private transport through the Southern Luzon Expressway or the Metro Skyway in 30 minutes. It is also a short drive from the Ninoy Aquino International Air- port which is only 13 kilometers from Alabang, Muntinlupa’s premier commercial business district.

GETTING AROUND
By car - The metropolis has an extensive system of highways connecting the various cities and municipalities.
By jeepney 
By taxi - Taxis are very affordable by western standards but pretty expensive for locals and almost all are now air-conditioned and use a meter to compute for the final fare. 
By bus - Buses are common in the major thoroughfares of Metro Manila and most will pass through EDSA. 
By minivan - FX(minivans) are a relatively new transport mode available now. They are more expensive than jeepneys, but cheaper than taxis. 
By tricycle - These are common for short trips in areas where jeepneys do not travel. 
By rail - The LRT which is run by the Light Rail Transit Authority or LRTA. The LRT has two lines. Line 1 (also known as the Yellow Line) runs along Taft Avenue from Baclaran Station in Paranaque to Roosevelt Station in Quezon City. Line 2 (also known as the Purple Line) runs from Santolan in Pasig to Recto in the heart of downtown Manila. The MRT (Metro Rail Transit) a light rail transit system that runs along Epifanio de los Santos Avenue or EDSA, one of the main thoroughfares in Metro Manila. 
On foot - If walking is inevitable, just remember that you should always walk on areas were pedestrians walk, and crossing a street is not a problem, if you know how to cross the street correctly.

 

LANGUAGES SPOKEN

  • Tagalog
  • English

 

MUST SEES!

  • Filinvest Corporate City
  • Jamboree Lake
  • Japanese Shrine
  • Memorial Hill
  • Director's Quarter
  • Liwasan ng mga Bayani
  • St. James the Great Parish Church
  • St. Jerome Emiliani Church

LET’S GO TRY

  • Mona Lisa Ristorante
  • Skylounge Restaurant and Bar
  • Amber Golden Spoon Restaurant
  • Cafe Juanita

 

LET'S GO EXPLORE & EXPERIENCE

  • Plop down on one of their plush beds with a glass of wine, and you’ve found paradise in this city.
  • Turn your vacation into a full catharsis by heading to the city’s top spas and yoga centers.

 

LET’S GO TO FESTIVAL & EVENTS

  • Dinagsa Festival (held every 16th and 17th of February - A celebration in honor of the city's Patron saint Sto. Niño de Muntinlupa.)
  • Banhayan Festival (held every 10th of September - A yearly thanksgiving celebration for the patron "Impong Kulas" de Tolentino.)
  • Bulaklakan Festival (held every January - A procession of the Patron saint “Mary Mother of God” . Hermanos and Hermanas dress up with different national costumes of the Philippines and abundant display of flowers can be seen.

 

DID YOU KNOW THAT?

  • Muntinlupa City is a Hall of Famer in the annual search for the Most Business Friendly City in the Philippines by the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry, winning the award for three years. 
  • The City is also well known for its leading hospitals as well as health and wellness centers which offer the best in medical care and technology.

 

BEST TIME TO TRAVEL
All year round. In Muntinlupa, one can find the perfect mix of modern comfort and leisure, commerce, trade, and nature that satisfies the senses without the wearying effect of overload. The lingering pastoral appeal of the City’s green landscape blending with shopping malls, first-class restaurants, high-rise corporate and condominium buildings, and five-star hotels is a welcome breather - a distinctive characteristic that sets Muntinlupa apart from other urban centers in Metro Manila.


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