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Every Barangay in the Philippines is linked to its City/Municipality and every City/Municipality is linked to its Province and every province is linked to its Region.
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Philippines News: Sunday, April 20, 2014 -- Barclays sees peso strengthening in next 3 months : MANILA, Philippines - The peso will likely strengthen further in the next three months as recent monetary policy adjustments keep the currency stable amid a strong dollar, UK-based investment bank Barclays said .... More
Zamboanga City News : Sunday, April 20, 2014 -- NEA dumps Zamcelco’s genset plan : Zamboanga City – The National Electrification Authority (NEA) has disapproved the plan of the Zamboanga Electric Cooperative (Zamcelco) to purchase a generator set (genset) worth P84-million, citing it as more expensive than .... Full Story»
Zamboanga del Sur News: Sunday, April 20, 2014 -- DRIVER AND BACKRIDER ARRESTED FOR POSESSING ILLEGAL DRUGS : Two persons who were riding in tandem on a single motorcycle were arrested by the elements of Aurora Municipal Police Station, Zamboanga del Sur Police Provincial Office for possessing illegal drugs on .... Full Story»
Zamboanga del Norte News: Sunday, April 20, 2014 -- ZAMBO NORTE WANTED MAN ARRESTED IN PAGADIAN CITY : Intelligence operatives of Katipunan Municipal Police Station, Zamboanga del Norte Police Provincial Office, arrested a thirty nine year old man at Barangay Tiguma, Pagadian City on early Good Friday morning during .... Full Story»
Quezon City News : Sunday, April 20, 2014 -- Cardinal Tagle to hold Mass at Araneta Coliseum on papal canonization day : Today, Easter Sunday, we celebrate the Life of Salvation because Jesus rose from the dead after three days. We also prepare for the much-awaited canonization of two great popes of .... Full Story»
Palawan News: Sunday, April 20, 2014 -- Palawan takes the 'Bayani Challenge' : PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, April 20 (PNA) -- “No one is too poor to contribute and no one is too rich that he cannot help,” is the rallying cry of this year’s organizers of the Gawad Kalinga 2014 Bayani Challenge, which aims to build .... Full Story»
Pangasinan News: Sunday, April 20, 2014 -- Pangasinan to bare cleanest river, riverbanks in Pakar Awards : DAGUPAN CITY, April 20 (PIA) –Pangasinan’s cleanest rivers and riverbanks will be revealed during the Pakar Awards at the foot of Bañaga Bridge in Bugallon town on May 1. Provincial Agriculturist Dalisay Moya said .... Full Story»
Negros Occidental News: Sunday, April 20, 2014 -- PROACTIVE DISASTER MGT : BACOLOD City – Councilor Claudio Jesus “Kalaw” Puentevella is pushing for emergency response trainings in all barangays of this city as a “holistic, comprehensive, integrated and proactive” disaster management scheme. “It is high time that .... Full Story»
Makati News:Sunday, April 6, 2014- MMDA Resumes “Estero Blitz” Program  :MAKATI CITY, April 6 -- The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) last Friday resumed its yearly “Estero Blitz” program, a flood mitigation cleanup aimed at declogging Metro Manila’s major waterways before the onset of the rainy season....Full Story»
Iloilo City News: Sunday, April 20, 2014 -- Volunteerism new currency for dev’t : ILOILO City – Gawad Kalinga (GK) executive director Jose Luis Oquiñena said volunteerism is the new currency for development. At the closing ceremonies of Bayani Challenge 2014 here, Oquiñena said volunteerism can tap massive resources from .... Full Story»
Davao City News: Sunday, April 20, 2014 -- Tim Tebow’s charity hospital in Davao seen to open in 7 months : DAVAO CITY, Philippines — A state-of-the-art $3.5-million charity hospital for physically disabled children, which is being funded in part by Philippine-born American football superstar Tim Tebow, is .... Full Story»
Cebu City News:Sunday, April 20, 2014- MCWD vows to cut waste for Earth Day :TO WASTE less water, the Metropolitan Cebu Water District (MCWD) is shifting to other water sources. The move forms part of the MCWD’s ongoing initiative to protect the environment, along with the existing programs on reforestation, watershed protection and river basin management....Full Story»
Cagayan de Oro City News:Sunday, April 20, 2014- Permit Monitoring :CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The Joint Inspection Team (JIT) of this city will start monitoring the compliance of business permits and licensing requirements on April 22. The inspections will be conducted Tuesdays and Thursdays...Full Story»
Angeles City News:Monday, March 31, 2014- Suspension of Emirates route no effect on Clark int'l airport :CLARK FREEPORT, Pampanga, March 31 — A Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC) top official has clarified that the suspension of the Dubai-Clark route of Emirates on May 1 will not affect aviation operations here. ...Full Story»
Albay News: Sunday, April 20, 2014 -- Leyte, Albay in PH-US exercise : AROUND 5,500 Filipino and American soldiers will participate in this year’s Balikatan exercises starting on May 5 in various venues in the country, including a series of humanitarian and civic assistance activities in Tacloban City in Leyte and Legazpi City and .... Full Story»
Cebu News: Sunday, April 20, 2014 -- Reflection park draws thousands of pilgrims : CEBU, Philippines - Thousands of pilgrims from different towns and cities flocked to the 200-hectare Q Park in Compostela town last Maundy Thursday and Good Friday. Nestled atop the hills of the Compostela, Q Park is gaining recognition among .... Full Story»
ARMM Autonomous Region Muslim Mindanao News: Sunday, April 20, 2014 -- Empowerment venture benefits Lanao Sur out-of-school youth : Cotabato City – The National Youth Commission (NYC) has included Lanao del Sur among the selected provinces participating in a country-wide program that seeks to .... Full Story»

Interactive Google Map of The Philippines

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Pinipisakan Falls, Las Navas, Northern Samar was established in 1997 to expose Zamboanga City to the world. We did extensive studies about the history of the City of Zamboanga. We also started an online Chavacano Dictionary to propagate the official dialect of Zamboanga City.

In 2009 we decided to make the City of Zamboanga the portal to the Philippines via the internet so we coined the phrase ", the Portal to The Philippines". As of 2013 we have every Barangay in the Philippines linked to its Municipality and every municipality is linked to its Province and every province is linked to its Region. Nobody else in the world has this.

We thank you for your collaboration. Your picture uploads is helping provide a pictorial documentation of the Philippines. Every picture uploaded is categorized. Your continued support is greatly appreciated not just by but by all the Filipino people.


Featured Philippine News

  • Barclays sees peso strengthening in next 3 months
  • Sunday, April 20, 2014 12:00 am
MANILA, Philippines - The peso will likely strengthen further in the next three months as recent monetary policy adjustments keep the currency stable amid a strong dollar, UK-based investment bank Barclays said.
“[A] slightly more hawkish central bank since the recent changes in monetary policy settings has helped keep the Philippine peso in a stable range,” the bank said in a research note ....................... Full Story»

  • More tourists from New Zealand visit Philippines
  • Saturday, April 19, 2014
More tourists from New Zealand are flocking to the Philippines and spending more than other foreign tourists, data from the Department of Tourism (DoT) showed.
The Philippine Embassy in New Zealand said there were 15,783 tourists from New Zealand who visited the Philippines in 2013 or a growth rate of 11.94 percent from the previous year ....................... Full Story»

Featured Sport Event in the Philippines

  • Le Tour de Filipinas kicks off tomorrow
  • Sunday, April 20, 2014 12:00 am
MANILA, Philippines - The chief of the Asian Cycling Confederation (ACC) has expressed confidence over another successful staging of the Le Tour de Filipinas, which rolls out its fifth edition tomorrow in Clark, Pampanga.
“The organizing committee in the Philippines, which is coming up to become one of the cycling powers in Asia, would be able, as in last year, to put up one of the memorable races of the Le Tour,” ACC president Cho Hee Wok of Korea said. ....................... Full Story»

The Philippines

Arts and Culture of The Philippines

This is the one thing that separates us from the rest of the world - our colorful and lively culture that makes us distinctly Filipino. This includes traditions, language, arts, etc. which are found in museums, churches and galleries, found within the heart of the key cities.

Most provinces have their own identifying folk dances too wherein they showcase the elegance and beauty of the way we do things, the way we dress, the way we see things as shown in different paintings, as we have been influenced by events that happened in our history.

That’s not all. When you have lived in the Philippines long enough, you’ll know that it’s not an exaggeration to say there is a town that’s celebrating its fiesta every single day...>>>Read More

History of The Philippines

The history of The Philippines can be divided into seven very distinct phases: 1. the pre-Spanish period (before 1521); 2. the Spanish period (1521-1898); 3. the Filipino Revolution period; 4. the American period (1898-1946); 5. the Japanese occupation period; 6. the Philippine Independence and 7. the post-Independence period (1946-present). » Full Story

One of the Featured Cities in the Philippines

Puerto Princesa City

Seal of Puerto Princesa
  • Puerto Princesa City is the capital city of the Philippine province of Palawan. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 222,673 people in 33,306 households. In terms of total land area it is also the largest city in the Philippines. Only Zamboanga City and Davao City come close.

Puerto Princesa City, is a tropical paradise with a bustling urban center perfect for business with leisure trips..

Puerto Princesa City lies at the mid-section of the long strip of Palawan Island province. It is approximately 306 nautical miles from Manila, 206 nautical miles to Panay Island and about 250 nautical miles to Zamboanga City. It is bounded on the north by the municipalities of San Vicente and Roxas and to the south by the municipality of Aborlan.

Total land area is 253,982 hectares stretched over 106 kilometers long with the narrowest breadth of 8.5 kilometers in Barangay Bahile.

One of the Featured Province in the Philippines

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Pangasinan Provincial Capitol
  • Pangasinan Province
  • Every barangay in each Municipality and City in the province of Pangasinan has a Z-Wiki Interactive Webpage of its own.
  • The province of Pangasinan is within Region I - Ilocos Region
  • Pangasinan has 44 Municipalities, 4 Cities, and 1,364 Barangays
  • Lingayen is the capital of Pangasinan
  • Population (as of Aug 1, 2007 Census)= 2,645,395. Registered voters per COMELEC as of 2010= 1,330,027
  • Read More

One of the Featured Municipalities in the Philippines

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Saint joseph the worker parish grotto
  • Sindangan, Zamboanga Del Norte
  • Telephone Numbers: +63 (65) 224-2053, +63 (65) 224-2054
  • Fax Number +63 (65) 224-2255
  • Sindangan is a coastal town with about 87,720 residents. Over the years, the development of basic infrastructuresand services has been instrumental in its continued transformation from a backwater town to a flourishing municipality.

One of the Featured Barangay in the Philippines

Sangali Barangay Hall 2012 Under Construction
Sangali, Zamboanga City: During the Spanish time, Sang, a Chinese merchant decided to establish his business in one of the barrios in Zamboanga. This barrio has no name at that time and is located in the east coast. In the same place lived another businessman popularly known as Ali. The two businessmen became close friends and even treated each other as brothers. Sang had decided to put up permanently his business in the said place.
Sang and Ali's business prospered and they were always seen together in their business ventures. Years had passed the people called them Sang-Ali. Finally the people named the place Sangali as what it is known today. Read More

The barangay system is what makes the Philippines, the community oriented country of the world. The core LGU (Local Government Unit) of the Philippines is the barangay. Each barangay has its Chairman (captain) and council who are elected into office every three years by popular vote of the community registered voters.

  • As of April 12, 2012 according to the NSCB (National Statistical Coordination Board), there are 42,027 Barangays in the Philippines.
  • They are listed here in Alphabetical Order. Each barangay has its own webpage.
  • If you do not know the name of the barangay, just click on the Municipality or City that it is in, you will find the list of barangays in the specified city or municipality you are looking for.
  • Help update the webpage of the barangay you grew up in. Each page that we provide is an interactive page whereby any registered user may edit or update.
  • We recently created Photo Galleries for the Barangays, Municipalities, Cities and Provinces. Every picture uploaded may now be categorized for their specific community. Here is an example: The Photo Gallery of barangay Tumaga, Zamboanga City.

  • If you do not have a community website yet, no need to create your own community website. We have already done it for you. Just adopt this site then any registered user can maintain the site. No need for special IT training. Most of all is here to help you. It is all FREE.
  • If you already have your own site, use this site as a supplement. You will get more exposure to TOURISTS and INVESTORS. Link to it specially for the barangay pages.
  • If you have a Facebook Page (Social Media site), supplement it with this WIKI page (Information Dissemination site). It will help promote your LGU.
  • Most importantly all the regions, provinces, cities, municipalities, and barangays are linked. Nobody else in the world has this. Nobody!

We ask the SK Chairman, to please Help update his/her barangay webpage with information updates or Picture Uploads to promote tourism and attract investors.

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