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List of Provinces and Cities in each of the 18 Regions of the Philippines.
National
Capital Region
I
Ilocos
II
Cagayan
III
C. Luzon
IV-A
Calabarzon
IV-B
Mimaropa
V
Bicol
VI
W. Visayas

VII
C. Visayas

VIII
E. Visayas
IX
Zamboanga
X
N. Mindanao
XI
Davao
XII
Soccsksargen
XIII
Caraga
XIV
CAR
XV
ARMM
XVIII
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Kiddie pool In Pasonanca, Zamboanga City Picture from: Zamboanga Tourism
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IMAGE FROM DINAGYANG FESTIVAL IN ILOILO CITY Photo Taken by Joselito Villasis
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Sun Valley Golf Club is the newest championship golf course in the Philippines. Located in Cogeo, Antipolo City, along Marcos Highway, it is easily accessible from Ortigas Center and Makati City.
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Alaminos City boasts of its Hundred Islands National Park.
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Underground River in Pueto Princesa, Palawan
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University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City
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Chocolate hills of Batuan, Carmen, and Sagbayan Bohol. When there isn't enough rain, the grass on these limestone hills turn brown. Hence, the name Chocolate hills. These hills range from 40 to 120 meters high.
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The bridge at the top of the image is the first Mactan-Mandaue bridge, the one below is the Marcelo Fernan Bridge.

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The river starts in the Kalatungan Mountain Range found in the central part of the province of Bukidnon. It finally empties into the Macajalar Bay at Cagayan de Oro City in the Province of Misamis Oriental.

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Detox Drops™ Herbal supplement for healthy liver functioning and toxin release
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Fundacion Pacita: This stone studio was built by Pacita Abad, an Ivatan artist from the remote province of Batanes. She died of lung cancer December of 2004.
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The boy, the sea, and the cloud in Bongao, Tawi-Tawi, Philippines
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Old Seaport of Mambulac, Silay City
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Ormoc City, Leyte Plaza

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A Barangay Clearance is NEEDED in order to get a Business License.
So why is the barangay name not in most business addresses?
Ask your Barangay Captain/Chairman to create a Resolution to make it mandatory to put the barangay name in all Business addresses.
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Crucifixion of the faithfuls in Angeles City

The presidents of the Philippines haven't shown any respect for the Barangay system. Not a single president so far has honored the name of the barangay where the Malacañang Palace is located in. Will the 16th president (Duterte) be the first to start respecting the barangay system? So far he hasn't. As citizens, you can ask the president to do so. You can also help update the barangay pages in two ways: (1) by sending your information or pictures via email to franklin_maletsky@yahoo.com, (2) by messaging your information or pictures via Facebook.


List of 145 Chartered Cities in the Philippines:
Listed as City, Province, and Country.

  • There are three classes of cities in the Philippines:
    1. The highly urbanized, which may also be chartered and independent of the province they are in are listed below in green letters.
      • Note: Cities that are to be converted into "highly urbanized" cities in the future, are not eligible to participate in provincial elections.
    2. The independent component cities which are independent of the province and they are listed below in green letters.
    3. The component cities which are part of the provinces where they are located and subject to their administrative supervision.

According to the NSCB (National Statistical Coordination Board) there are 143 Cities in the Philippines as of September 2012. Below is the alphabetical list of the cities in the Philippines.

One very important factor to remember is that MUNICIPALITIES are not classified as CITIES. The list of cities in the Philippines will continue to increase as municipalities later become cities. A municipality must qualify to be classified as a city.

  • Note: As of March 30, 2011, The League of Cities of the Philippines (LCP) agreed that 21 municipalities have met the requirements for cityhood set by Constitution and the Local Government Code. Soon there will be more than 143 cities in the Philippines.Read about it
Every barangay in each city of the Philippines has a Z-Wiki Interactive Webpage of its own. Your help via information updates will be greatly appreciated.
  1. Alaminos City, Pangasinan, Philippines - Within Region I. The home to the Hundred Islands National Park. It is also the very first national park in the Philippines. Alaminos is a very young city. It was not until March 5, 2001 that Alaminos became a city. This was when President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo signed the RA 9025, the law converting Alaminos into a city, To make sure that this is in fact what the people of Alaminos wanted, a local election was held and on March 28, 2001 more than 85% the people of Alaminos voted affirmatively to make Alaminos the 4th city of the province of Pangasinan.
  2. Angeles City, Philippines - Within Region III
    • Angeles City is within the jurisdiction of Region III in the province of Pampanga. As of August 2007, the city became an independent component city of the Philippines and no longer a part of the province of Pampanga.
  3. Antipolo City, Philippines - Nickname: The Pilgrimage City, The city of Antipolo is in Region IV-A and is the capital city of the province of Rizal
    • Antipolo City is the seventh most populated city in the Philippines
    • Population (as of Aug 1, 2007 census)=633,971
    • Registered Voters per COMELEC (2010)= 315,630
  4. Bacolod City, Negros Occidental, Philippines - Within Region VI
    • Bacolod City, the capital city of the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines
    • Land Area (as of 2007, in hectares)= 16,267
    • Population of Bacolod City (as of Aug 1, 2007 Census)= 499,497
    • Registered Voters per COMELEC as of (2010)= 250,661
  5. Bacoor, Cavite
  6. Bago City, Negros Occidental, Philippines - Within Region VI
    • Bago city is located 21 kilometers south of Bacolod City, the provincial capital of Negros Occidental, Philippines.
    • Land Area (as of 2007, in hectares)= 40,120
    • Population (as of Aug 1, 2007 Census) = 159,933
    • Registered Voters (2009 COMELEC) = 82,158
  7. Baguio City, Benguet, Philippines
    • One of the cleanest and greenest cities in the country, Baguio is made for sightseeing. And for strolls and boat rides and gentle trots around the park. And for golf. Kennon Road, completed in 1905, opened Baguio to tourism. The zigzagging path previews the scenic highlights of the city.
  8. Bais City, Negros Oriental, Philippines - Within Region VII
    • Bais City Land Area (as of 2007, in hectares)= 31,964
    • Bais City Population (as of Aug 1, 2007)= 74,702
    • Bais City Registered Voters (2009)= 47,626
  9. Balanga City, Bataan, Philippines - Capital City of the province of Bataan. Th province of Bataan is within Region III
    • The Land Area of Balanga City (as of 2007, in hectares) = 11,163
    • Registered Voters of Balanga City as per Comelelc (2010)=67,809
    • Population of Balanga (as of Aug 1, 2007 census)= 84,105
  10. Batac City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines - is in the province of Ilocos Norte, within Region I in the island of luzon
    • Land Area (as of 2007, in hectares)= 16,106
    • Population (as of Aug 1, 2007 Census) = 50,675
    • Registered Voters (COMELEC 2009) = 28,877
  11. Batangas City, Batangas, Philippines - Capital city of the province of Batangas and Within Region IV-A
    • Land Area (as of 2007, in hectares): 28,296
    • Registered Voters (2010): 157,748
    • Population (as of Aug 1, 2007): 295,231
  12. Bayawan City, Negros Oriental, Philippines - In the province of Negros Oriental within Region VII in Central Visayas
    • Bayawan City Population (as of Aug 1, 2007)= 110,250
    • Bayawan City Registered Voters (2009)= 55,826
    • Land Area (as of 2007, in hectares)= 69,908
  13. Baybay City, Leyte, Philippines - In the province of Leyte in the Eastern Visayas area and within Cities_of_the_philippines_in_Region_VIII
    • Baybay Population (as of Aug 1, 2007) = 102,526
    • Baybay Registered Voters (2009) = 57,174
    • Baybay Land Area (as of 2007, in hectares)= 45,934
  14. Bayugan City, Agusan del Sur, Philippines - is in the Agusan del Sur province and within Region_XIII in the island of Mindanao
    • Land Area (as of 2007, in hectares)= 68,877
    • Population (as of Aug 1, 2007 Census) = 95,032
    • Registered Voters (2009 COMELEC) = 47,911
  15. Biñan City, Laguna
  16. Bislig City, Surigao del Sur, Philippines - Within Region XIII
    • Land Area of Bislig City (as of 2007, in hectares)= 33,180
    • Population : (as of Aug 1, 2007): 102,009
    • Registered Voters (2009): 53,644
  17. Bogo City Cebu Philippines - Bogo is is one of the municipalities in the province of Cebu in the Region VII area within the Central Visayays islands.
    • The total Land Area (as of 2007, in hectares)= 10,352
    • Total Population (as of Aug 1, 2007) per Census= 69,123
    • Registered Voters as of (2010) per COMELEC= 49,297
  18. Borongan City, Eastern Samar, Philippines - Borongan City is in the Eastern Samar province and within Region VIII
    • Borongan City is the capital city of Eastern Samar.
    • Borongan City Land Area (as of 2007, in hectares)= 47,500
    • Borongan City Population (as of Aug 1, 2007 census)= 59,354
    • Borongan City Voters per COMELEC (2010)= 36,798
  19. Butuan City, Agusan del Norte, Philippines - Within North Western Mindanao in Region XIII
    • Land Area (as of 2007, in hectares): 81,662
    • Registered Voters (2010): 154,553
    • Population (as of Aug 1, 2007): 298,378
  20. Cabadbaran City, Agusan del Norte, Philippines - in the Agusan del Norte province and within Region_XIII in the Mindanao
  21. Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija, Philippines - Within Region III
    • Urban city in the province of Nueva Ecija, Philippines
  22. Cabuyao City, Laguna
  23. Cadiz City, Negros Occidental, Philippines - Within Region VI
    • Cadiz City is in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines. Located about 65 kilometers north of Bacolod City.
  24. Cagayan de Oro City, Misamis Oriental, Philippines - Within Region X
    • Cagayan de Oro City, the capital of the province of Misamis Oriental, Philippines
  25. Calamba City, Laguna, Philippines - Within Region IV-A
  26. Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro, Philippines - Within Region IV-B
    • Land Area (as of 2007, in hectares)= 25,006
    • Population (as of Aug 1, 2007 Census) = 116,976
    • Registered Voters (2009 COMELEC) = 66,460
  27. Calbayog City, Samar, Philippines - Within Region VIII
    • Calbayog City is in the province of Samar, Philippines.
  28. Caloocan City, Philippines #3 most populous city in the Philippines - One of the Cities of the Philippines within the National Capital Region - Metro Manila
    • Caloocan is one of the 17 major cities that make up the Metro Manila area of the Philippines. Located north of the City of Manila. Caloocan is the country's third most populous city with a population of 1,177,604.
  29. Candon City, Ilocos Sur, Philippines - Within Region I
    • Candon City Population (as of Aug 1, 2007 Census) = 56,270
    • Candon City Registered Voters (2009 COMELEC) = 30,960
  30. Canlaon City, Negros Oriental, Philippines - Within Region VII
    • Canlaon City is in the province of Negros Oriental, Philippines. Canlaon is located 168 km from the provincial capital Dumaguete City.
  31. Carcar City Cebu Philippines - Within Region_VII
  32. Catbalogan City, Samar, Philippines - Capital of the Western Samar Province and within Region VIII
  33. Cauayan City, Isabela, Philippines - Within Region II
  34. Cavite City, Cavite, Philippines - Within Region IV-A
    • The City of Cavite is in the province of Cavite, Philippines.
  35. Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines - Within Region VII #5 most populous city in the Philippines
    • Cebu City, the capital of the province of Cebu, Philippines. Cebu City is within the jurisdiction of Region VII.
  36. Cotabato City, Philippines - Within Region XII
    • The City of Cotabato is within the boundaries of Maguindanao province, but is independent of that province.
  37. Dagupan City, Philippines - Within Region I.
    • The City of Dagupan is an independent city in the province of Pangasinan.
  38. Danao City, Cebu, Philippines - Within Region VII
    • Danao City is in the province of Cebu, Philippines. According to the 2007 census, it has a population of 109,534 people.
  39. Dapitan City, Zamboanga del Norte, Philippines - Within Region IX
    • The City of Dapitan is in the province of Zamboanga del Norte, Philippines. According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 68,178 people in 13,560 households. The national hero, Jose Rizal was exiled here by the Spaniards and the city became known as the "Shrine City in the Philippines".
  40. Dasmariñas City, Cavite, Philippines - Is in the province of Cavite and within Region IV-A.
    • Dasmariñas City Land Area (as of 2007, in hectares)= 9,013
  41. Davao City, Philippines - Within Region XI
    • Davao City (#4) is one of several cities in the Philippines that are independent of any province. It borders the province of Davao del Sur to the south. Cotabato province to the west and the province of Davao del norte to the North East.
  42. Digos City, Davao del Sur, Philippines - Within Region XI
    • 2007 census, it has a population of 145,514 people in 26,306 households.
    • Registered Voters per comelec as (2010): 93,801
  43. Dipolog City, Zamboanga del Norte, Philippines - Within Region IX
    • Dipolog City in the Province of Zamboanga del Norte in the island of Mindanao, Philippines.
  44. Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental, Philippines - Within Region VII
    • Dumaguete City, is the capital city of the province of Negros Oriental, Philippines.
  45. El Salvador City, Misamis Oriental, Philippines - is in the province of Misamis Oriental within Region X in the island of mindanao.
    • Land Area (as of 2007, in hectares)= 10,615
    • El Salvador City Population (as of Aug 1, 2007 Census) = 41,905
    • El Salvador City Registered Voters (2010 COMELEC) = 29,098
  46. Escalante City, Negros Occidental, Philippines - Within Region VI
  47. Gapan City, Nueva Ecija, Philippines - Within Region III
  48. General Santos City, South Cotabato, Philippines - Within Region XII
    • The City of General Santos is in the province of South Cotabato in the southern part of the island of Mindanao. The city of General Santos has a population of 535,747 as of 2007.
  49. General Trias, Cavite, Philippines
  50. Gingoog City, Misamis Oriental, Philippines - Within Region X
    • Gingoog City is in the province of Misamis Oriental, Philippines. It is approximately 122 kilometers east of Cagayan de Oro City and 74 kilometers west of Butuan City.
  51. Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental, Philippines - Guihulngan is in the Negros Oriental province and within Region_VII in the Central Visayas.
  52. Himamaylan City, Negros Occidental, Philippines - Within Region VI
  53. Ilagan City, Isabela
  54. Iligan City, Lanao del Norte, Philippines - Within Region X
    • Iligan City is in the province of Lanao del Norte, Philippines. By 2007 census, it has a population of 308,046 people.
  55. Iloilo City, Philippines - Within Region VI
    • Iloilo city is the capital of, but independent from, the province of Iloilo. Located in the Western Visayas region in the island of Panay. The Guimaras ilsand is to the south east of Iloilo city.
  56. Imus, Cavite
  57. Iriga City, Camarines Sur, Philippines - Within Region V
    • Iriga City is in the province of Camarines Sur, Philippines. It is located about 400 kilometers south of Manila, 37 kilometers south of Naga, and about 61 kilometers north of Legazpi City.
  58. Isabela City, Basilan, Philippines - Within the island of Basilan but not part of the ARMM. It is within Region IX
    • Registered Voters of Isabela City as of (2010) oe COMELEC= 37,983
    • Population of Isabela City (as of Aug 1, 2007 Census)= 87,985
  59. Island Garden City of Samal, Davao del Norte, Philippines - Within Region XI
    • The island has an estimated length of 34 kms. and 15 kms. wide , which is characterized by mountain ranges at the east with an estimated elevation of 532 meters above sea level at Tayapoc, Puting Bato point. The flat terrain is found largely at Babak district. The gently sloping areas are found mostly in the coastline, which is about 116 kms. The island also has three major rivers and lakes , namely; Binoling River, Tagbaobo River and Bagsak Lake. AKA: IGaCoS
  60. Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental, Philippines - Within Region VI
  61. Kidapawan City, North Cotabato, Philippines - Within Region XII
  62. Koronadal City, South Cotabato, Philippines - Within Region XII
  63. La Carlota City, Negros Occidental, Philippines - Within Region VI
    • La Carlota City is in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines.
  64. Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines - Is within Region I
    • Laoag City is in the province of Ilocos Norte, Philippines. It is the capital city of Ilocos Norte.
  65. Lamitan City, Basilan, Philippines - On June 18, 2007, the island province of Basilan, which is part of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (Armm), now has two component cities. These are: Isabela City, the province's capital; and Lamitan, where 76 percent of the 77 percent voters' turnout voted "yes" in Monday's plebiscite. The plebiscite was held for the ration of Republic Act 9393, an act converting the Municipality of Lamitan in the province of Basilan into a component city to be known as the City of Lamitan.
  66. Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu, Philippines - Within Region VII
    • Lapu-Lapu City is in the province of Cebu, and in the island of Cebu, Philippines. Lapu-Lapu city occupies most of Mactan Island.
  67. Las Piñas City, Philippines - One of the Cities of the Philippines within the National Capital Region - Metro Manila #9 most populous city in the Philippines
  68. Legazpi City, Albay, Philippines - Within Region V
    • Legazpi City is the capital of the province of Albay, Philippines. By the 2007 cencus the population of Legazpi city is at 179,481 inhabitants. It is the largest city in the Bicol Region in terms of population, but not in land area.
  69. Ligao City, Albay, Philippines - Within Region V
  70. Lipa City, Batangas, Philippines - Within Region IV-A
    • Lipa City is in the province of Batangas, Philippines. According to the 2007 census, it has a population of 260,558 inhabitants in 41,962 households.
  71. Lucena City, Quezon, Philippines - Within Region IV-A
    • Lucena City is in the province of Quezon, Philippines. It is the capital city of the province of Quezon. By 2007 census, it has a population of 236,390 people in 45,902 households.
  72. Maasin City, Southern Leyte, Philippines - Within Region VIII
  73. Mabalacat, Pampanga, Philippines -
  74. Makati City, Philippines - One of the Cities of the Philippines within the National Capital Region - Metro Manila
    • Makati City is one of the 17 cities and municipalities that make up Metro Manila, Philippines. It is independent of any province in the Philippines.
  75. Malabon City, Philippines - One of the Cities of the Philippines within the National Capital Region - Metro Manila
  76. Malaybalay City, Bukidnon, Philippines - Within Region X
  77. Malolos City, Bulacan, Philippines - Within Region III
  78. Mandaluyong City, Philippines - One of the Cities of the Philippines within the National Capital Region - Metro Manila
  79. Mandaue City, Cebu, Philippines - Within Region VII
    • Mandaue City is in the province of Cebu, Philippines. It is one of the three highly urbanized cities in the Province of Cebu.
  80. Manila City, Philippines - One of the Cities of the Philippines within the National Capital Region - Metro Manila
    • Manila City (#2 most populous city) is the capital of the Philippines and one of the 17 cities and municipalities that make up Metro Manila. It is independent of any province in the Philippines.
  81. Marawi City, Lanao del Sur, Philippines
    • Marawi City is a city in the province of Lanao del Sur, Philippines. It is the capital city of Lanao del Sur. Marawi City is part of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao or ARMM as is the entire province of Lanao del Sur.
  82. Marikina City, Philippines - One of the Cities of the Philippines within the National Capital Region - Metro Manila
  83. Masbate City, Masbate, Philippines - Within Region V
  84. Mati City, Davao Oriental, Philippines - Mati City is the capital city of Davao Oriental province in the island of mindanao within Region_XI
    • Mati City Population (as of Aug 1, 2007) = 122,046
    • Mati City Registered Voters (2010) = 58,340
  85. Meycauayan City, Bulacan, Philippines - Within Region III
  86. Muñoz City, Nueva Ecija, Philippines - Within Region III
  87. Muntinlupa City, Philippines - One of the Cities of the Philippines within the National Capital Region - Metro Manila
  88. Naga City, Philippines - Within Region V
    • Naga City is located in the Bicol Region and is within the province of Camarines Sur, Philippines. Howerve, Naga City is an indepentdent component City. Polictically autonomous from the province of Camarines Sur.
  89. Naga City, Cebu, Philippines - Naga City is in the province of Cebu in the Region VII area within the Central Visayays islands.
  90. Navotas City, Philippines - One of the Cities of the Philippines within the National Capital Region - Metro Manila
  91. Olongapo City, Zambales, Philippines - Within Region III
    • Olongapo City is in the province of Zambales, Philippines. By the 2007 it has a population of 227,270 people in 43,107 households.
  92. Ormoc City, Leyte, Philippines - Within Region VIII
    • Ormoc is in the province of Leyte, Philippines but is an Independent component City. By 2007 census, it has a population of 177,524 people.
  93. Oroquieta City, Misamis Occidental, Philippines - Within Region X
    • Oroquieta City is in the province of Misamis Occidental, Philippines. It is the capital city of Misamis Occidental.
  94. Ozamis City, Misamis Occidental, Philippines - Within Region X
    • Ozamiz is in the province of Misamis Occidental, Philippines. By 2007 census, it has a population of 123,137.
  95. Pagadian City, Zamboanga del Sur, Philippines
    • Pagadian is the capital city of Zamboanga del Sur province. Pagadian City is within the jurisdiction of Region IX
  96. Palayan City, Nueva Ecija, Philippines - Within Region III
    • Palayan City is in the province of Nueva Ecija, Philippines. It is the capital city of Nueva Ecija.
  97. Panabo City, Davao del Norte, Philippines - Within Region XI
  98. Parañaque City, Philippines - One of the Cities of the Philippines within the National Capital Region - Metro Manila
    • Parañaque City by 2007 census has a population of 552,660 and is one of the 17 cities and municipalities that make up 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.
  99. Pasay City, Philippines - One of the Cities of the Philippines within the National Capital Region - Metro Manila
    • Pasay City is one of the 17 cities and municipalities that make up Metro Manila in the Philippines. It is bordered on the north by Manila City, to the northeast by Makati City, to the east by Taguig City, and Parañaque City to the south.
  100. Pasig City, Philippines - One of the Cities of the Philippines within the National Capital Region - Metro Manila (#8 most populous)
  101. Passi City, Iloilo, Philippines - One of the cities in the province of Iloilo which is in the island of Panay in the central visayas area and classified as within region Region VI.
  102. Puerto Princesa City, Palawan, Philippines - Within Region IV-B
  103. Quezon City, Philippines - One of the Cities of the Philippines within the National Capital Region - Metro Manila
    • Quezon City (#1 most populous city) is the largest metropolitan city in the Capital center of the Philippines and is also the most populated of all the Chartered Cities of the Philippines. It occupies 160 square kilometers of the Capital center metropolis, formally called the National Capital Region, equating to over one-fourth of the metro land area and nearly the same ratio of the metro population. About one-half of its city population is under 24 years of age, making it a very young urban center. As the previous Capital of the Philippines from 1948-1976, Quezon City was named after its founder, Manuel L. Quezon, the former president of the Commonwealth of the Philippines.
  104. Roxas City, Capiz, Philippines - Within Region VI
    • Roxas City is in the province of Capiz, Philippines. It is the capital of Capiz.
  105. Sagay City, Negros Occidental, Philippines - Within Region VI
  106. San Carlos City, Negros Occidental, Philippines - Within Region VI
  107. San Carlos City, Pangasinan, Philippines - Within Region I.
  108. San Fernando City, La Union, Philippines - Within Region I
    • Land Area of (as of 2007, in hectares)= 10,272
    • Population (as of Aug 1, 2007 census)= 114,813
    • Registered Voters per the COMELEC as of (2010)= 65,471
  109. San Fernando City, Pampanga, Philippines - Within Region III
  110. San Jose City, Nueva Ecija, Philippines - Within Region III
    • San Jose City is in the province of Nueva Ecija, Philippines. It is the northernmost city of the province.
  111. San Jose del Monte City, Bulacan, Philippines - Within Region III - 082111Done
  112. San Juan City, Philippines - One of the Cities of the Philippines within the National Capital Region - Metro Manila
  113. San Pablo City, Laguna, Philippines - Within Region IV-A
    • The City of San Pablo is in the province of Laguna, Philippines.
  114. San Pedro, Laguna, Philippines - Within Region IV-A
    • The City of San Pedro is in the province of Laguna, Philippines.
  115. Santa Rosa City, Laguna, Philippines - located in the Laguna Province which is within REGION IV-A (CALABARZON) area.
    • Land Area of Santa Rosa City (as of 2007, in hectares)= 5,484
    • Population (as of Aug 1, 2007 census)= 266,943
    • Registered Voters per the COMELEC as of (2010)= 150,103
  116. Santiago City, Isabela, Philippines - Within Region II in the province of Isabela
  117. Silay City, Negros Occidental, Philippines - Within Region VI
    • Silay City is in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines.
  118. Sipalay City, Negros Occidental, Philippines - Within Region VI
  119. Sorsogon City, Sorsogon, Philippines - Within Region V
  120. Surigao City, Surigao del Norte, Philippines - Within Region XIII
    • Surigao City is the capital of the province of Surigao del Norte, Philippines. By 2007 census, it has a population of 132,151 people. The total land area of Surigao City is 245.34 square kilometers.
  121. Tabaco City, Albay, Philippines - Within Region V
  122. Tabuk City, Kalinga, Philippines - is within Region XIV - Cordillera Administrative Region in the island of Luzon
    • Tabuk City is the capital City of the province of Kalinga
    • Population (as of Aug 1, 2007 Census) = 87,912
    • Registered Voters (2009 COMELEC) = 55,363
    • Land Area (as of 2007, in hectares)= 70,025
  123. Tacloban City, Leyte, Philippines - Within Region VIII
    • Tacloban City is the capital of Philippine province of Leyte.
  124. Tacurong City, Sultan Kudarat, Philippines - in the province of Sultan Kudarat in the island of Mindanao and Within Region XII
    • Land Area (as of 2007, in hectares)= 15,340
    • Population (as of Aug 1, 2007 census)= 82,546
    • Registered Voters per the COMELEC as of (2010)= 22,891
  125. Tagaytay City, Cavite, Philippines - Within Region IV-A
    • Tagaytay City is in the province of Cavite, Philippines.
  126. Tagbilaran City, Bohol, Philippines - Within Region VII
    • Tagbilaran City is in the Province of Bohol, Philippines. It is the capital city of the Province of Bohol.
  127. Taguig City, Philippines - One of the Cities of the Philippines within the National Capital Region - Metro Manila (#9 most populous)
  128. Tagum City, Davao del Norte, Philippines - Within Region XI
    • Total land area of 19,580 hectares.
    • Tagum City Population (as of Aug 1, 2007) = 215,967
    • Tagum City Registered Voters (2009) = 110,206
  129. Talisay City, Cebu, Philippines - Within Region VII
  130. Talisay City, Negros Occidental, Philippines - Within Region VI
  131. Tandag City, Surigao del Sur, Philippines - Tandag City is the Capital City of Surigao del Sur and is within Region XIII-Caraga in the island of Mindanao.
    • Tandag City Land Area (as of 2007, in hectares)= 29,173
    • Tandag City Population : (as of Aug 1, 2007): 50,459
    • Registered Voters per COMELEC as of (2010): 31,873
  132. Tangub City, Misamis Occidental, Philippines - Within Region X
    • Tangub City is in the province of Misamis Occidental, Philippines.
  133. Tanauan City, Batangas, Philippines - Within Region IV-A
  134. Tanjay City, Negros Oriental, Philippines - Within Region VII
    • Tanjay City Registered Voters per COMELEC (2010)= 44,260
    • Tanjay City Population (as of Aug 1, 2007)= 78,539
    • Tanjay City Land Area (as of 2007, in hectares) = 27,605
  135. Tarlac City, Tarlac, Philippines - Within Region III
  136. Tayabas City, Quezon, Philippines - In the province of Quezon and within Region_IV-A
    • Land Area (as of 2007, in hectares)= 23,095
    • Population (as of Aug 1, 2007 Census) = 87,252
    • Registered Voters (2010 COMELEC) = 50,389
  137. Toledo City, Cebu, Philippines - Within Region VII
    • Toledo City is in the province of Cebu, Philippines. By 2007 census, it has a population of 152,960 people.
  138. Trece Martires City, Cavite, Philippines - Within Region IV-A
    • Trece Martires City is in the province of Cavite, Philippines. The city serves as the seat of government of the Cavite. By 2007 census, it has a population of 90,177 people with a total land area of 49.10 square kilometers.
  139. Tuguegarao City, Cagayan, Philippines - Within Region II
  140. Urdaneta City, Pangasinan, Philippines - Within Region I.
  141. Valencia City, Bukidnon, Philippines - Valencia City is located in the province of Bukidnon in the island of Mindanao and within Region X
    • Valencia City Land Area (as of 2007, in hectares)= 58,729
    • Valencia City Population (as of Aug 1, 2007) = 162,745
    • Valencia City Registered Voters (2009) = 96,913
  142. Valenzuela City, Philippines - One of the Cities of the Philippines within the National Capital Region - Metro Manila (#10 most populous)
  143. Victorias City, Negros Occidental, Philippines - Within Region VI
  144. Vigan City, Ilocos Sur, Philippines - Is within Region I
  145. Zamboanga City, Philippines - Within Region IX #6 most populous city in the Philippines
    • Zamboanga City is located at the tip of the Zamboanga Peninsula and is one of the major cities in Mindanao. It is independent of any province. Zamboanga City is within the jurisdiction of Region IX.

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  • Wednesday, September 26, 2018
MANILA, Philippines — The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $300 million loan to support the government’s effort to expand the delivery of financial services in the country.
The policy-based Inclusive Finance Development Program aims to help the Philippines develop a resilient and inclusive financial sector that can service the needs of entrepreneurs, small businesses, farmers, workers, individuals, and vulnerable households ........... Full Story»

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Independent Philippine Cities

From a legal and fiscal standpoint, once a city is classified as either "highly-urbanized" or "independent component" city:

  • its Sangguniang Panlungsod legislation is no longer subject to review by any province's Sangguniang Panlalawigan.
  • it stops sharing its tax revenue with any province Consequently, the governor and the provincial government do not have administrative supervision over an independent city and its elected officials, as stated in Section 29 of the Local Government Code Local Government Code of 1991 (Republic Act 7160), although they and the government of the independent city can always cooperatively work together on matters of common interest.

Prior to 1980, the eligibility of cities to vote for provincial officials was determined by their respective charters. With the enactment of Bilang 51 on December 22, 1979, all cities that were classified as belonging to the newly-introduced "highly urbanized city" distinction lost their eligibility to participate in provincial elections regardless of what their charters indicated. Batas Pambansa Bilang 51, Chan-Robles Law Library. As a result, the cities of Angeles, Bacolod, Cebu, Iligan, Iloilo and Olongapo became ineligible to vote for provincial officials. The only independent cities that can still participate in the election of provincial officials (governor, vice governor, Sangguniang Panlalawigan members) are the following:

  • Cities declared as highly urbanized between 1987 and 1992, whose charters allow their residents to vote and run for elective positions in the provincial government, and therefore allowed by Section 452-c of the Local Government Code to maintain these rights: Lucena, Mandaue
  • Independent component cities whose charters only allow residents to only run for provincial offices: Dagupan, Naga

Registered voters of the philippine cities of Cotabato, Ormoc, Santiago, as well as all other highly urbanized cities, including those to be converted or created in the future, are not eligible to participate in provincial elections.

In addition to the eligibility of some independent philippine cities to vote in provincial elections, a few other factors become sources of confusion regarding their autonomy from provinces. Some independent cities still serve as the seat of government of the respective provinces in which they are geographically located: Bacolod City, Negros Occidental, Philippines , Butuan City, Agusan del Norte, Philippines, Cagayan de Oro City, Misamis Oriental, Philippines, Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines, Iloilo City, Iloilo, Philippines, Lucena City, Quezon, Philippines, Pasig (Rizal (province)|Rizal), Puerto Princesa City, Palawan, Philippines, and Tacloban City, Leyte, Philippines. In such cases, the provincial government takes care of the expenses of maintaining its properties such as provincial government buildings and offices outside its jurisdiction by paying for the actual cost of running these facilities as well as providing the host city government with an annual amount (which the province determines at its discretion) to aid in relieving incidental costs incurred to the city.

The representation of a city in the House of Representatives of the Philippines(or lack thereof) is not a criterion for its independence from a province, as Congress is for national legislation and is part of national (central) government.

Being part of an administrative region different from the province's own does not make a city independent. The city of Isabela functions as a component city of Basilan: its tax revenues are shared with the provincial government, its residents are eligible to vote and run for provincial offices, and it is served by the provincial government and the Sangguniang Panlalawigan with regard to provincially-devolved services. However, by opting to remain within Region IX, Isabela City's residents are not eligible to elect and be elected to regional offices of the expanded Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao - ARMM which now includes the rest of Basilan. Services that are administered regionally are provided to Isabela City through the offices of Region IX based in Pagadian City; the rest of Basilan is served by the ARMM and the regional government based in Cotabato City. Isabela City is not independent from its province, rather it is simply outside the jurisdiction of the ARMM, the region to which the other component units of Basilan belongs. It must be noted that regions are not the primary subnational administrative divisions of the Philippines, but rather the provinces.

Many government agencies, as well as Philippine society in general, still continue to classify many independent philippine cities outside Metro Manila as part of provinces due to historical and cultural ties, especially if these cities were, and are still, important economic, cultural and social activity centers within the geographic bounds of the provinces to which they previously belonged. Furthermore, most maps of the Philippines showing provincial boundaries almost always never separate independent cities from the provinces in which they are geographically located for cartographic convenience. Despite being first-level administrative divisions (on the same level as provinces, as stated in Section 25 of the LGC), independent cities are still treated by many to be on the same level as municipalities and component cities (second-level administrative divisions) for educational convenience and reduced complexity.

We do not have a list of component philippine cities. We do not have a list of independent cities in the Philippines either. We only keep the one list of cities in the Philippines because component cities can later become independent cities.

News about Cities of the Philippines

  • March 30, 2011
    • Source: www.lcp.org.ph/

The League of Cities of the Philippines (LCP) agrees that 21 municipalities have met the requirements for cityhood set by Constitution and the Local Government Code. The list of municipalities below have already qualified for cityhood based on the standards set by law: Cabuyao, LagunaSan Pedro, LagunaCainta, RizalTaytay, RizalBinangonan, RizalBacoor, CaviteGen. Trias, CaviteImus, CaviteCarmona, CaviteSilang, CaviteSan Pedro, LagunaPantabangan, Nueva EcijaCalaca, BatangasSto. Tomas, BatangasBauan, BatangasNasugbu, BatangasMauban, QuezonMarilao, BulacanSta. Maria, BulacanNorzagaray, BulacanLimay, Bataan


LCP not against towns’ efforts
By EDMER F. PANESA
May 27, 2010, 4:41pm
The League of Cities of the Philippines (LCP) cried foul Thursday over allegations that it is greedy and insensitive to the aspirations of other municipalities that dream to become cities even as it welcomed to the league its two new members – the cities of Dasmariñas and Biñan.

“The LCP is not against any initiative on the part of a municipality to be converted into a city. However, what we strongly object to is the conversion of a municipality that is not yet, by itself, prepared to become a city,” said LCP president Mayor Benjamin C. Abalos Jr. of Mandaluyong City.

It will be recalled that the LCP had questioned a Supreme Court (SC) decision that declared as valid and constitutional 16 new republic acts converting 16 municipalities into cities.

The LCP said the SC “erred in disregarding the mandatory and prohibitive language of the Constitution” in exempting the 16 new cities from a law that requires towns to have an annual income of P100 million to vie for cityhood.

Basically, the league was concerned that the existing cities would suffer a reduced share in the Internal Revenue Allotment –a subsidy given by the national government to local government units – with the creation of additional cities presumably with low income.

Voting 6-4, the SC granted last December 22 granted the second motion for reconsideration filed by the towns that lost their city status because of the high tribunal’s decision on November 18, 2008, which found their “cityhood laws” unconstitutional.

The 16 towns converted into cities under various republic acts are Baybay in Leyte; Bogo in Cebu; Catbalogan in Samar; Tandag in Surigao del Sur; Borongan in Eastern Samar; Tayabas in Quezon; Lamitan in Basilan; Tabuk City in Kalinga; Bayugan in Agusan del Sur; Batac in Ilocos Norte; Mati in Davao Oriental; Guihulngan in Negros Oriental; Cabadbaran in Agusan del Norte; Carcar in Cebu; El Salvador in Misamis Oriental; and Naga in Cebu.

The SC noted that as early as the 11th Congress, which was convened after the 1998 presidential elections, all 16 municipalities had been seeking cityhood – along with 33 other towns that eventually became cities – or way before the passage of Republic Act (RA) 9009.

Enacted in June 2001, RA 9009 amended the Local Government Code to raise the income requirement for towns to becomes cities to P100 million from P20 million.