The Philippines' self-governing system before the Spanish inquisition was based on a myriad of groups of people scattered throughout the populated islands, mostly ruled by a tribal leader. These groups of people were called “Barangays“, a Malay term for community.
Under the Spanish rule, the same governing concept was applied to their Filipino subjects, and this was called the “barrio” system, or wards ( neighborhoods ). Under the present system of government of The Philippines, the barangay was re-integrated , and is an important part of a city or province’s make up. In a city or municipality, the role of the barangay is much the same as in the past. Each barangay is headed by a barangay “captain,” an elected official, operating under the office of the city or municipality mayor and its council members.
Every barangay has a unique and special makeup of its place, its people, and its customs, making them a challenging discovery for the more adventurous spirit. There is intense competition amongst each barangay as to which one organizes the best fiesta, beautification projects, tourist attractions, cuisine, and many other cultural aspects. We at Zamboanga.com will provide an avenue for each barangay to showcase their individuality, making them an integral part of our global community and economy. We will create a private web site for each barangay.
Below is a list of most of the barangays in the Philippines. They are listed by province, city and municipality. Each barangay that you will find is editable by you. Yes you can actually edit and add information into the webpage of the particular barangay that you are interested in.
List of Barangays in thePhilippines