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A city (lungsod, sometimes siyudad, in Filipino and Tagalog) is a tier of local government in the Philippines. Cities are in the same hierarchical level as municipalities, but under the Local Government Code of 1991, cities are given special treatment in terms of bigger share from the internal revenue allotment (IRA) which forms part of the city's budget. Cities, like municipalities, are composed of barangays and are governed by elective officials such as Mayor as Local Chief Executive, Vice-Mayor, and councilors as well as appointive officials heading the different local offices under them. Information on politics by country is available for every country, including both de jure and de facto independent states, inhabited dependent territories, as well as areas of special sovereignty. ... Tagalog (pronounced ) is one of the major languages of the Republic of the Philippines. ... A municipality (bayan, sometimes munisipalidad, in Filipino) is a local government unit in the Philippines. ... A barangay (Tagalog: baranggay , pronounced as ba-rang-gai, gai as in guy), also known by its former name, the barrio, is the smallest local government unit in the Philippines and is the native Filipino term for a village, district or ward. ...


A number of cities in the country act independently from any province and are self-governing as decreed by Philippine Law through an Act of Congress. They are classified as highly-urbanized cities. A significant number of these highly urbanized cities are in Metro Manila. The second type of cities are component cities, which are part of a province and are thus governed as part of the latter. They do not have autonomy or representation in the Philippine Congress, as Chartered Cities do. They depend on their provincial government for support and representation. Examples are Tarlac City in Tarlac province, and Palayan City, in Nueva Ecija province, and Pagadian City in Zamboanga del Sur province. There are, however, some component cities that are somewhat independent, like Ormoc City in Leyte. Tarlac City is a 3rd class city in the province of Tarlac, Philippines. ... REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES Province of Tarlac Region: Central Luzon (Region III) Capital: Tarlac City Founded: 1872 Population: 2000 census—1,068,783 (23rd largest) Density—350 per km² (14th highest) Area: 3,053. ... Palayan City is a 4th class city in the province of Nueva Ecija, Philippines. ... Nueva Ecija is a landlocked province of the Philippines located in the Central Luzon region. ... Pagadian City is a 1st class city in the province of Zamboanga del Sur, Philippines. ... Zamboanga del Sur is a province of the Philippines located in the Zamboanga Peninsula region in Mindanao. ... The City of Ormoc is a 1st class city in the province of Leyte, Philippines. ... Leyte is a province of the Philippines located in the Eastern Visayas region. ...


Quezon City, in Metro Manila is the most populous city in the Philippines with over 2,000,000 residents. Davao City, is one of the largest cities in the world in terms of land area, occupying more than 2,500 square kilometers. Nickname: Map of Metro Manila showing the location of Quezon City Coordinates: 14°38 N, 121°2 E Country Philippines Region National Capital Region Districts 1st to 4th districts of Quezon City Barangays 142 Incorporated (town) October 12, 1939 (as Balintawak) Incorporated (city) October 12, 1939 Government  - Mayor Feliciano Sonny... For the capital city of the Philippines, see Manila. ... Motto: Love, Peace, and Progress Map of Davao Region showing the location of Davao City Coordinates: 7° 30 N, 126° E Country Region Province None Districts 1st to 3rd Districts of Davao City Barangays 184 Incorporated (town) 1848 Incorporated (city) October 16, 1936 Government  - Mayor Rodrigo Duterte (Hugpong/PDP-Laban...


There are two metropolitan areas in the Philippines. Metro Manila is the largest conurbation or urban agglomeration in the country. It is composed of the city of Manila plus 15 neighboring cities and a municipality. The second is Metro Cebu in Cebu Province. It is centered on Cebu City, the provincial capital plus 12 surrounding cities and municipalities. A metropolitan area is a large population center consisting of a large city and its adjacent zone of influence, or of several neighboring cities or towns and adjoining areas, with one or more large cities serving as its hub or hubs. ... For the capital city of the Philippines, see Manila. ... A conurbation is an urban area comprising a number of cities, towns and villages which, through population growth and expansion, have physically merged to form one continuous built up area. ... In the study of human settlements, an agglomeration is an extended city or town area comprising the built-up area of a central place (usually a municipality) and any suburbs or adjacent satellite towns. ... For other meanings of the word, see Manila (disambiguation). ... For the article on the Province of Cebu, see Cebu Province. ... Cebu is an island province of the Philippines located in the Central Visayas region. ... Nickname: Map of Cebu showing the location of Cebu City Coordinates: 10°17 N 123°54 E Country Region Province Cebu (capital) Districts 1st and 2nd districts of Cebu City Barangays 80 Incorporated (town) 1565 Incorporated (city) February 24, 1937 Government  - Mayor Tomas D.R. Osmeña (BO-PK/Lakas...

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City classification

Prior to the enactment of the Local Government Code in 1991, all cities were considered Chartered cities. Chartered cities are those that have been created by an Act of Congress and are run as an independent government with the Mayor as its Chief Executive, a Vice-Mayor, City Council, one Congressional District and Representative per every 250,000 population count, a Police force, a common seal, and the power to take, purchase, receive, hold, lease, convey, and disposes of real and personal property for the general interests of the City, condemn private property for public use (eminent domain), contract and be contracted with, sue and exercise all the powers conferred to it by Congress.


The Local Government Code of 1991 reclassified all cities into one of three categories:


Highly Urbanized Cities - Cities with a minimum population of two hundred thousand (200,000) inhabitants, as certified by the National Statistics Office, and with the latest annual income of at least Fifty Million Pesos (P50,000,000.00) based on 1991 constant prices, as certified by the city treasurer. There are 32 highly urbanized cities in the Philippines.


Independent Component Cities - Cities whose charters prohibit their voters from voting for provincial elective officials. Independent component cities shall be independent of the province. There are four (4) independent component cities in the Philippines.


Component Cities - Cities which do not meet the above requirements shall be considered component cities of the province in which they are geographically located. If a component city is located within the boundaries of two (2) or more provinces, such city shall be considered a component of the province of which it used to be a municipality. There are 100 component citites in the Philippines.


Definitions taken from National Statistical Coordination Board.


Independent Cities

All Philippine cities are chartered cities - they have their own charters (in the form of the Acts/Commonwealth Acts/Republic Acts which created them) from which they derive their additional powers (powers that are not given to municipalities such as power to levy higher taxes, the right to have own congressional district, etc.). Highly-urbanized cities and independent component cities are independent in the sense that once they are classified as such:

  • They stop sharing their revenues with the province, and
  • their Sangguniang Panlungsod legislation becomes no longer subject to review and approval by the Sangguniang Panlalawigan. Component cities are the opposite.

However, some independent cities still serve as the seat of government of the respective provinces in which they are geographically located: Bacolod (Negros Occidental), Butuan (Agusan del Norte), Cagayan de Oro (Misamis Oriental), Cebu City (Cebu), Iloilo City (Iloilo), Lucena (Quezon), Pasig (Rizal) and Puerto Princesa (Palawan). 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.


While all independent cities enjoy legal and fiscal autonomy from provinces, some have specific charter provisions that enable the city's residents to vote for and/or run for elective positions (governor, vice-governor, provincial board members) in the provincial government.

  • Independent cities whose residents are allowed to vote and run for provincial offices: Lucena, Mandaue
  • Independent cities whose residents are allowed to only vote for provincial officials: Lapu-Lapu, Puerto Princesa
  • Independent cities whose residents are allowed to only run for provincial offices: Dagupan, Iloilo, Naga (Camarines Sur)

Registered voters of the cities of Bacolod, Baguio, Butuan, Cebu, Cotabato, Davao, General Santos, Olongapo, Ormoc, Santiago, Zamboanga, as well as all cities within Metro Manila are not qualified to vote for provincial officials or be elected to any position in the provincial government.


Prior to 1980, the eligibility of cities to vote for provincial officials was determined by their respective charters. With the enactment of Batas Pambansa 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. As a result, the cities of Bacolod, Butuan, Cebu, Iloilo and Olongapo became ineligible to vote for provincial officials. Exceptions to this rule are the cities which were incorporated (chartered, i.e. given a charter) before 1980 but declared as highly urbanized after 1987 (Lapu-Lapu, Lucena, Mandaue and Puerto Princesa), as Section 452 (c) of the Local Government Code of 1991 (Republic Act 7160) guarantees this.


The representation of a city in the House of Representatives (or lack thereof) is not a criterion for its independence from a province, as Congress is for national legislation and is part of the national government. While 21 independent cities have their own representive(s) in Congress (22 in 2010 when Navotas gets its own seat) some still remain as part of the partial representation of the province to which they belonged. Independent cities that do not vote for provincial officials are excluded in Sangguniang Panlalawigan districts, and the allotment of SP members is adjusted accordingly. For example, Agusan del Norte has eight SP members and 2 congressional districts. The seats of the SP are not distributed 4-4 between ADN's first and second congressional districts because its first congressional district contains Butuan City, which does not vote for provincial officials. The seats are distributed 1-7 to account for the small population of the first Sangguniang Panlalawigan district (comprised only of Las Nieves) and the bulk of the province's population being in the second district.


Despite Antipolo and San Jose del Monte having their own representatives in Congress, they are still component cities of Rizal and Bulacan respectively.


Income classification

Cities are classified according to average annual income based on the previous 3 calendar years. [1]

  • 1st class - P300 million or more
  • 2nd class - P240 million or more but less than P 300 million
  • 3rd class - P180 million or more but less than P240 million
  • 4th class - P120 million or more but less than P180 million
  • 5th class - P60 million or more but less than P120 million
  • 6th class - Below P 60 million

League of Cities of the Philippines (LCP)

The League of Cities of the Philippines (LCP) is a non-profit organization and is not a government agency. It has a membership of 117 cities and was founded in 1988. The organization was formed to help coordinate efforts to improve governance and local autonomy and to tackle issues such as preserving the environment and improving public works.


List of Cities

For a full detailed sortable list, including population, area and density figures, please see List of cities in the Philippines.

As of September 5, 2007, there were 136 cities in the Philippines. There are 136 cities in the Philippines as of September 5, 2007. ... is the 248th day of the year (249th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ...


Largest cities

The following is a list of the 10 largest cities in the country in terms of population, ordered according to their 2007 census population.

Rank City Population
(2007 census)
Population
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1. Quezon City 2,679,450 [1] This is the former capital of the country (1948-1976); largest city in Metro Manila and the Philippines
2. Manila City 1,660,714 [1] This is the Capital of the country (from 1571-1948 and 1976-present).
3. Caloocan City 1,378,856 [1] This was called "The Nice City"
4. Davao City 1,363,337 [2] This was called "The Land of Promise"
5. Cebu City 798,809 [3] Image:C:UsersagbPictures160520081830.jpg This was called "The Queen City of the South"
6. Zamboanga City 774,407 [4] This was called "the City of Flowers"; branded as Asia's Latin City
7. Antipolo City 633,971 [3]
8. Pasig City 617,301 [3] "One of the top business districts in the metropolis"
9. Taguig City 613,343 [3] This was called "Home of the Global City"
10. Valenzuela City 568,928 [3] This was called "The Vibrant City"

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Defunct/dissolved cities

  • Dagu-cala City (1947) - President Roxas issued Executive Order No. 96 fixing the city limits of Dagupan to include the towns of San Fabian and Calasiao but the residents of Calasiao rejected inclusion into the new city, causing controversy over the election that was held on Nov. 10, 1947. The Dagu-cala dispute was brought before the Supreme Court of the Philippines which subsequently validated the election and ruled that Dagupan became a city on June 20, 1947, when Roxas signed the charter into law.
  • Legazpi City (1948-1954) - Legazpi's cityhood was approved on June 18, 1948. Under Republic Act 306, Legazpi was to become a city after the President of the Philippines proclaimed its cityhood. Comprising the present-day territories of Legazpi City and Daraga, the city was dissolved on June 8, 1954 when Legazpi and Daraga were made into separate municipalities. Legazpi eventually became a city on its own on June 12, 1959.
  • Basilan City (1948-1973) - formerly part of the city of Zamboanga until it was made a city on its own in 1948. Converted to the province of Basilan in 1973 by President Ferdinand Marcos.
  • Rajah Buayan City (1966) - under Republic Act 4413, the then-municipality of General Santos in what was then the unified province of Cotabato was to be formally converted into a city named after Rajah Buayan (a former ruler in Mindanao) on January 1, 1966, provided that majority of qualified voters in the municipality vote in favor of cityhood in a plebiscite. In December 1965 the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) proclaimed the cityhood of Rajah Buayan, with 4,422 people voting for and 3,066 voting against. However, two residents of the new city challenged this by arguing in the courts that the number of people who voted in favor of cityhood did not form a majority in light of the fact that there were 15,727 voters in the city. The court issued an injunction on January 4, 1966 restraining city officers from performing any acts authorized by or pursuant to provisions in RA 4413. The Supreme Court unanimously upheld this decision on October 29, 1966 and declared that the city charter was not accepted by majority of voters, thus rendering RA4413 null and void. The municipality of General Santos would later be converted into a city under the same name in 1968.

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Rejected cityhood

Note: This section only lists attempts that reached the stage where a Republic Act was enacted for the purpose of achieving cityhood.

  • Batangas (1965) - A majority of the voters in the then-municipality of Batangas rejected cityhood in a plebiscite conducted on the same day as the 1965 Philippine general elections, as mandated by RA 4586. The city would have been named Laurel City in honor of Jose P. Laurel, the president of the Japanese-sponsored Second Republic. The municipality of Batangas would later be converted into a city under the same name in 1969.
  • Tarlac (1969) - The city charter of Tarlac (RA 5907) was approved on June 21, 1969. Cityhood was rejected in a plebiscite held on November 11, 1969 by a majority the municipality's voters. Tarlac would later become a city in 1998.
  • Ilagan (1999) - Republic Act 8474, which converted Ilagan to a component city of Isabela, was approved on February 2, 1998. However, majority of Ilagan's voters rejected cityhood in a plebiscite held on March 14, 1999.
  • Novaliches (1999) - On February 23, 1998 the controversial City Charter of Novaliches (RA 8535) was approved, which sought to create a new city out of the 15 northern barangays of Quezon City. Historically a separate municipality, Novaliches was distributed between Quezon City and northern Caloocan in 1948. In a plebiscite held on October 23, 1999, majority of Quezon City's voting residents rejected the cityhood of Novaliches.
  • Meycauayan (2001) - Cityhood was rejected by majority of Meycauayan's voters in a plebiscite that sought to ratify Republic Act 9021. Meycauayan would become a city five years later with the enactment of RA 9356 and its ratification through a plebiscite on December 10, 2006.

Batangas City (Filipino: Lungsod ng Batangas) is a first-class city in the province of Batangas, Philippines. ... Presidential, legislative and local elections were held on November 19, 1965 in the Philippines. ... PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES Jose P. Laurel José Paciano Laurel y García (March 9, 1891 - November 6, 1959) was the president of the Japanese-sponsored Republic of the Philippines from 1943 to 1945. ... The President is the head of state and of the government of the Republic of the Philippines. ... Flag Anthem Himno Nacional Filipino awit sa paglikha ng bagong Pilipinas Location of the Philippines in Asia Capital Manila, Baguio, Tokyo Language(s) Filipino (official), Japanese, English Government Republic President Jose P. Laurel Historical era World War II  - Established October 14, 1943  - Disestablished August 17, 1945 Area  - 1945 300,000... Batangas City (Filipino: Lungsod ng Batangas) is a first-class city in the province of Batangas, Philippines. ... Tarlac City is a 3rd class city in the province of Tarlac, Philippines. ... Ilagan is a 1st class municipality in the province of Isabela, Philippines. ... REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES Province of Isabela Region: Cagayan Valley (Region II) Capital: Ilagan Founded: May 01, 1856 Population: 2000 census—1,287,575 (17th largest) Density—121 per km² (18th lowest) Area: 10,664. ... Nickname: Map of Metro Manila showing the location of Quezon City Coordinates: 14°38 N, 121°2 E Country Philippines Region National Capital Region Districts 1st to 4th districts of Quezon City Barangays 142 Incorporated (town) October 12, 1939 (as Balintawak) Incorporated (city) October 12, 1939 Government  - Mayor Feliciano Sonny... Nickname: Map of Metro Manila showing the location of Quezon City Coordinates: 14°38 N, 121°2 E Country Philippines Region National Capital Region Districts 1st to 4th districts of Quezon City Barangays 142 Incorporated (town) October 12, 1939 (as Balintawak) Incorporated (city) October 12, 1939 Government  - Mayor Feliciano Sonny... Nickname: Motto: Moving from Vision to Victory Map of Metro Manila showing the location of Caloocan City Country Philippines Region Province none (It is formerly on Rizal province until 1975) Districts 1st and 2nd Districts of Caloocan City Barangays 188 Incorporated (town) 1815 Incorporated (city) February 16, 1962 Government  - Mayor... Meycauayan is a municipality in the province of Bulacan in the Philippines. ...

Former names

Note: This section only lists name changes made upon or since cityhood.

  • Cagayan de Oro City - the municipality of Cagayan de Misamis was converted to the city of Cagayan de Oro in 1950 by virtue of R.A. 521.
  • Lapu-Lapu City - the municipality of Opon was converted to a city named after Lapu-Lapu, hero of the Battle of Mactan in 1961 by virtue of R.A. 3134.
  • Marawi City - inaugurated as the City of Dansalan in 1950, renamed to Marawi on June 16, 1956 by virtue of R.A. 1552.
  • Ozamiz City - the municipality of Misamis was converted to a city named after José Ozámiz, the first governor of Misamis Occidental, in 1948 by virtue of R.A. 321.
  • Pasay City - inaugurated as Rizal City in 1947, reverted to Pasay on June 7, 1950 by virtue of R.A. 437.
  • Roxas City - in 1951 the municipality of Capiz was converted to a city named after Manuel A. Roxas, the first president of the Third Philippine Republic and town native by virtue of R.A. 603.

, Nickname: Map of Misamis Oriental showing the location of Cagayan de Oro City Country Region Province Misamis Oriental (capital) Districts 1st and 2nd districts of Cagayan de Oro City Barangays 80 Incorporated (town) 1871 Incorporated (city) June 15, 1950 Government  - Mayor Constantino Jaraula (Lakas-CMD)  - Vice Mayor Vicente Emano (Lakas... Lapu-Lapu City is a 1st class city in the province of Cebu, Philippines. ... Image:Lapulapumanila. ... Combatants Explorers in the service of Spain Visayan natives of Mactan Commanders Ferdinand Magellan† Lapu-Lapu Strength 49 men including Magellan on shore, at least 11 others in boats 1,500+(controversial account by pigafetta) 200+ is more accurate because the population then was really small and the barangay then... The Islamic City of Marawi is a 3rd class city in the province of Lanao del Sur, Philippines. ... Ozamiz is a 2nd class city in the province of Misamis Occidental, Philippines. ... José Ozámiz y Fortich (May 5, 1898 - February 11, 1944) was a Filipino politician from Mindanao. ... Misamis Occidental is a province of the Philippines located in the Northern Mindanao region. ... The City of Pasay (Filipino: Lungsod ng Pasay) is one of the cities and municipalities that make up Metro Manila in the Philippines. ... Roxas City is a 2nd class city in the province of Capiz, Philippines. ... PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES Manuel Roxas Manuel Acuña Roxas (January 1, 1892—April 15, 1948) was a Philippine political figure. ...

References

  1. ^ a b c NSO NCR Population Projections
  2. ^ NSCB Region 11 Statwatch
  3. ^ a b c d e World Gazetteer
  4. ^ NSO Region 9 Population Projections

See also

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External links

  • League of Cities of the Philippines (LCP)
  • Philippine Clean Cities Project
  • CityMayors.com article
  • Location map of the largest cities (World Gazeteer) (somewhat inaccurate)
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REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES Province of Benguet Region: Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) Capital: La Trinidad, Benguet Founded: — Population: 2000 census—330,129 (43rd largest) Density—219 per km² (36th highest) Area: 2,599. ... Biliran is one of the smallest provinces in the Philippines and it is located in the Eastern Visayas region. ... For the island see Bohol Island. ... Bukidnon is a landlocked province of the Philippines located in the Northern Mindanao region. ... REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES Province of Bulacan Region: Central Luzon (Region III) Capital: Malolos City Founded: 1572 Population: 2000 census—2,234,088 (4th largest) Density—851 per km² (5th highest) Area: 2,625. ... REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES Province of Cagayan Region: Cagayan Valley (Region II) Capital: Tuguegarao City Founded: 1581 Population: 2000 census—993,580 (25th largest) Density—110 per km² (16th lowest) Area: 9,002 km² (3rd largest) Divisions: Highly urbanized cities—0 Component cities—1 Municipalities—28 Barangays—820 Congressional districts... REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES Province of Camarines Norte Region: Bicol Region (Region V) Capital: Daet Founded: — Population: 2000 census—458,840 (25th smallest) Density—217 per km² (37th highest) Area: 2,112. ... REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES Province of Camarines Sur Region: Bicol Region (Region V) Capital: Pili Founded: — Population: 2000 census—1,551,549 (15th largest) Density—295 per km² (22nd highest) Area: 5,266. ... Camiguin is a small island province of the Philippines off the northern coast of Mindanao. ... Capiz is a province of the Philippines located in the Western Visayas region. ... Catanduanes is an island province of the Philippines located in the Bicol Region in Luzon. ... This article is about the province of Cavite. ... For other uses, see Cebu (disambiguation). ... REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES Province of Compostela Valley Region: Davao Region (Region XI) Capital: Nabunturan Founded: January 31, 1998 Population: 2000 census—580,244 (44th largest) Density—124 per km² (19th lowest) Area: 4,667. ... Cotabato, formerly North Cotabato, is a landlocked province of the Philippines located in the SOCCSKSARGEN region in Mindanao. ... Davao, formerly Davao del Norte, is a province of the Philippines located in the Davao Region in Mindanao. ... Davao del Sur is a province of the Philippines located in the Davao Region in Mindanao. ... Davao Oriental is a province of the Philippines located in the Davao Region in Mindanao. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Dinagat Island. ... REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES Province of Eastern Samar Region: Eastern Visayas (Region VIII) Capital: Borongan Founded: June 19, 1965 Population: 2000 census—375,822 (20th smallest) Density—87 per km² (13th lowest) Area: 4,339. ... REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES Province of Guimaras Region: Western Visayas (Region VI) Capital: Jordan Founded: May 22, 1992 Population: 2000 census—141,450 (7th smallest) Density—234 per km² (33rd highest) Area: 604. ... Ifugao is a landlocked province of the Philippines in the Cordillera Administrative Region in Luzon. ... REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES Province of Ilocos Norte Region: Ilocos Region (Region I) Capital: Laoag City Founded: — Population: 2000 census—514,241 (48th largest) Density—151 per km² (27th lowest) Area: 3,399. ... REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES Province of Ilocos Sur Region: Ilocos Region (Region I) Capital: Vigan City Founded: 1572 Population: 2000 census—594,206 (41st largest) Density—230 per km² (34th highest) Area: 2,579. ... Iloilo is a province of the Philippines located in the Western Visayas region. ... REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES Province of Isabela Region: Cagayan Valley (Region II) Capital: Ilagan Founded: May 01, 1856 Population: 2000 census—1,287,575 (17th largest) Density—121 per km² (18th lowest) Area: 10,664. ... Kalinga is a landlocked province of the Philippines in the Cordillera Administrative Region in Luzon. ... La Union is a province of the Philippines located in the Ilocos Region in Luzon. ... Laguna is a province of the Philippines found in the CALABARZON region in Luzon. ... Lanao del Norte is a province of the Philippines located in the Northern Mindanao region. ... Lanao del Sur is a province of the Philippines located in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM). ... REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES Province of Leyte Region: Eastern Visayas (Region VIII) Capital: Tacloban City Founded: 1543 and March 10, 1917 Population: 2000 census—1,592,336 (14th largest) Density—279 per km² (24th highest) Area: 5,712. ... Maguindanao is a province of the Philippines located in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM). ... Marinduque is an island province of the Philippines located in the MIMAROPA region in Luzon. ... Masbate is an island province of the Philippines located in the Bicol Region. ... Misamis Occidental is a province of the Philippines located in the Northern Mindanao region. ... Misamis Oriental is a province of the Philippines located in the Northern Mindanao region. ... Mountain Province is a landlocked province of the Philippines in the Cordillera Administrative Region in Luzon. ... REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES Province of Negros Occidental Region: Western Visayas (Region VI) Capital: Bacolod City Founded: — Population: 2000 census—2,565,723 (2nd largest) Density—324 per km² (15th highest) Area: 7,926. ... REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES Province of Negros Oriental Region: Central Visayas (Region VII) Capital: Dumaguete City Founded: March 10, 1917 Population: 2000 census—1,126,061 (20th largest) Density—208 per km² (41st highest) Area: 5,402. ... Northern Samar is a province of the Philippines located in the Eastern Visayas region. ... Nueva Ecija is a landlocked province of the Philippines located in the Central Luzon region. ... Nueva Vizcaya is a province of the Philippines located in the Cagayan Valley region in Luzon. ... REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES Province of Occidental Mindoro Region: MIMAROPA (Region IV-B) Capital: Mamburao Founded: — Population: 2000 census—380,250 (21st smallest) Density—65 per km² (9th lowest) Area: 5,879. ... Oriental Mindoro (Filipino: Silangang Mindoro) is a province of the Philippines located in the MIMAROPA region in Luzon. ... Palawan is an island province of the Philippines located in the Mimaropa region. ... REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES Province of Pampanga Region: Central Luzon (Region III) Capital: City of San Fernando Founded: December 11, 1571 Population: 2000 census—1,882,730 (10th largest) Density—863 per km² (4th highest) Area: 2,180. ... Pangasinan, officially Province of Pangasinan (Pangasinan: Luyag na Pangasinan), is one of the provinces of the Republic of the Philippines. ... Quezon is a province of the Philippines located in the CALABARZON region in Luzon. ... REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES Province of Quirino Region: Cagayan Valley (Region II) Capital: Cabarroguis, Quirino Founded: June 18, 1966 Population: 2000 census—148,575 (8th smallest) Density—49 per km² (2nd lowest) Area: 3,057. ... REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES Province of Rizal Region: CALABARZON (Region IV-A) Capital: Antipolo City† Founded: June 11, 1901 Population: 2000 census—1,707,218 (11th largest) Density—1,304 per km² (2nd highest) Area: 1,308. ... Romblon is an island province of the Philippines located in the MIMAROPA region in Luzon. ... For other uses, please see Samar (disambiguation). ... REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES Province of Sarangani Region: SOCCSKSARGEN (Region XII) Capital: Alabel Founded: March 10, 1917 Population: 2000 census—410,622 (58th largest) Density—138 per km² (23rd lowest) Area: 2,980. ... REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES Province of Shariff Kabunsuan Region: Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) Capital: Kabuntalan Founded: Population: 2000 census— () Density— per km² () Area: km² () Divisions: Highly urbanized cities—0 Component cities—0 Municipalities—10 Barangays— Congressional districts— Languages: Maguindanaoan Governor: (2004-2007) Shariff Kabunsuan is the newest province... Siquijor is an island province of the Philippines located in the Central Visayas region. ... REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES Province of Sorsogon Region: Bicol Region (Region V) Capital: Sorsogon City Founded: — Population: 2000 census—650,535 (37th largest) Density—304 per km² (19th highest) Area: 2,141. ... South Cotabato is a province of the Philippines located in the SOCCSKSARGEN region in Mindanao. ... Southern Leyte is a province of the Philippines located in the Eastern Visayas region. ... REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES Province of Sultan Kudarat Region: SOCCSKSARGEN (Region XII) Capital: Isulan Founded: Population: 2000 census—586,505 (42nd largest) Density—124 per km² (21st highest) Area: 4,714. ... REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES Province of Sulu Region: Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) Capital: Jolo Founded: Population: 2000 census—619,668 (40th largest) Density—387 per km² (13th highest) Area: 1,600. ... Surigao del Norte is a province of the Philippines located in the Caraga region in Mindanao. ... Surigao del Sur is a province of the Philippines located in the Caraga region in Mindanao. ... REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES Province of Tarlac Region: Central Luzon (Region III) Capital: Tarlac City Founded: 1872 Population: 2000 census—1,068,783 (23rd largest) Density—350 per km² (14th highest) Area: 3,053. ... Tawi-Tawi is an island province of the Philippines located in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM). ... REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES Province of Zambales Region: Central Luzon (Region III) Capital: Iba Founded: 1578 Population: 2000 census—627,802 (39th largest) Density—169 per km² (49th highest) Area: 3,714. ... REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES Province of Zamboanga del Norte Region: Zamboanga Peninsula (Region IX) Capital: Dipolog City Founded: June 23, 1635 and June 6, 1952 Population: 2000 census—823,130 (27th largest) Density—124 per km² (27th highest) Area: 6,618. ... Zamboanga del Sur is a province of the Philippines located in the Zamboanga Peninsula region in Mindanao. ... Zamboanga del Sur is a province of the Philippines located in the Zamboanga Peninsula region in Mindanao. ... The Philippines is divided into, from the highest division to the lowest: Provinces and independent cities Municipalities and component cities Barangays Each division at each level from the provinces down to the barangays is a local government unit (LGU). ... The Philippines is divided into three island groups. ... Judiciary Supreme Court Chief Justice Reynato Puno Court of Appeals · Sandiganbayan Court of Tax Appeals · Ombudsman Elections Commission on Elections Chairman: Resurreccion Z. Borra 2007 | 2004 | 2001 | 1998 1995 | 1992 | 1987 | 1986 | All Foreign relations Government Website Human rights Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Map of the Philippines showing the... Judiciary Supreme Court Chief Justice Reynato Puno Court of Appeals · Sandiganbayan Court of Tax Appeals · Ombudsman Elections Commission on Elections 2007 | 2004 | 2001 | 1998 1995 | 1992 | 1987 | 1986 | All Foreign relations Government Website Human rights Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      A municipality (bayan, sometimes munisipyo, in Tagalog) is a local... A barangay (Tagalog: baranggay , pronounced as ba-rang-gai, gai as in guy), also known by its former name, the barrio, is the smallest local government unit in the Philippines and is the native Filipino term for a village, district or ward. ... The Legislative districts of the Philippines are the representations of the Philippines provinces and cities in the Philippine Congress. ... A territorial dispute is a disagreement over the possession/control of land between two or more states, or over the possession/control of land by one state after it has conquered it from a former state no longer currently recognized by the occupying power. ... For other uses, see Sabah (disambiguation). ... The Scarborough Shoal, more correctly described as a group of islands, atolls, and reefs then a shoal, is located in the Luzon Sea (South China Sea). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Philippines. ... This article is a list of topics related to the people, culture, history, current events, institutions, places, and traditions of the Republic of the Philippines. ... The history of the Philippines is believed to have begun with the arrival of the first humans via land bridges at least 30,000 years ago. ... This article covers the history of the Philippines before the first arrivial of Europeans in 1521. ... Datu or datto is the title for ancient tribal chieftains and monarchs in pre-Hispanic Philippines. ... The Code of Kalantiaw was a legal code said to be written in 1433 by Datu Kalantiaw, a chief on the island of Negros in the Philippines. ... For the province, see Sulu Location of Sulu in the Philippines Capital Jolo Language(s) Arabic (official), Tausug, Malay, Banguingui, Bajau languages Religion Islam Government Monarchy Sultan  - 1450-1480 Shariful Hashem Syed Abu Bakr  - 1884-1899 Jamal ul-Kiram I History  - Established 1450  - Annexed by USA 1899 The Sultanate... Capital Marawi Language(s) Arabic (official), Maguindanao, Malay, Manobo languages Religion Islam Government Monarchy Sultan  - 1616- Dipatuan Kudarat Historical era Spanish colonization  - Established 1205  - Disestablished 1800s The Sultanate of Maguindanao was a Muslim Malay state that ruled parts of the island of Mindanao, in southern Philippines. ... Spanish East Indies This article covers the history of the Philippines from the arrival of European explorer Ferdinand Magellan in 1521, to the end of Spanish rule in 1898. ... Combatants Explorers in the service of Spain Visayan natives of Mactan Commanders Ferdinand Magellan† Lapu-Lapu Strength 49 men including Magellan on shore, at least 11 others in boats 1,500+(controversial account by pigafetta) 200+ is more accurate because the population then was really small and the barangay then... A painting of a Spanish galleon. ... Flag A map of the Spanish East Indies Capital Manila (Cebu until 1595, Bacolor 1762-1763, Iloilo 1898) Language(s) Spanish Religion Roman Catholicism Political structure Colony Monarch  - 1565-1598 Philip II  - 1896-1898 Alfonso XIII Governor-General  - 1565-1572 Miguel López de Legazpi  - 1898 Diego de los R... map of New Spain in red, with territories claimed but not controlled in orange. ... The flag of New Spain During the Spanish colonization of the Philippines, several revolts against Spain were undertaken for various reasons. ... Combatants Filipino independence movement Spanish Empire Commanders Andres Bonifacio, Emilio Aguinaldo Spanish Governor-General of the Philippines Strength 80,000 soldiers unknown Casualties unknown unknown The Philippine Revolution (1896—1898) was an armed conflict between the Spanish colonial regime and the Katipunan, which sought Philippine independence from Spain. ... The proclamation of the independence of the Philippines from Spain by General Emilio Aguinaldo on June 12, 1898 as depicted on the back of the old 5-peso bill. ... Flag Anthem: Himno Nacional Filipina Location of Filipinas in Asia Capital Bacoor, Cavite Malolos, Bulacan January 23, 1899-March 29, 1899 San Isidro, Nueva Ecija March 29, 1899-May 9, 1899 Palanan, Isabela September 6, 1900-March 23, 1901 Language(s) Spanish (official), Tagalog Government Republic President  - 1898-1901 Emilio... Belligerents United States Philippine Constabulary Philippine Scouts First Philippine Republic several groups post-1902 Commanders William McKinley Theodore Roosevelt Emilio Aguinaldo Miguel Malvar several unofficial leaders post-1902 Strength 126,000 soldiers[1] First Philippine Republic: 80,000 soldiers Casualties and losses ~5,000-7,000[1][2] ~12,000... This article covers the history of the Philippines from 1898 to 1946. ... The Tydings-McDuffie Act (officially the Philippine Independence Act; Public Law 73-127) approved on March 24, 1934 was a United States federal law which provided for self-government of the Philippines and for Filipino independence (from the United States) after a period of ten years. ... The Commonwealth of the Philippines was the political designation of the Philippines from 1935 to 1946 when the country was a commonwealth of the United States. ... In September 1940, Germany, Italy, and Japan had allied under the Tripartite Pact. ... Flag Anthem Himno Nacional Filipino awit sa paglikha ng bagong Pilipinas Location of the Philippines in Asia Capital Manila, Baguio, Tokyo Language(s) Filipino (official), Japanese, English Government Republic President Jose P. Laurel Historical era World War II  - Established October 14, 1943  - Disestablished August 17, 1945 Area  - 1945 300,000... Combatants  United States  Philippines  Empire of Japan Commanders Douglas MacArthur Jonathan Mayhew Wainwright IV George M. Parker Edward P. King Vicente Lim Alfredo M. Santos Masaharu Homma Susumu Morioka Kineo Kitajima Kameichiro Nagano Strength 30,000 U.S. troops 120,000 Filipino troops 75,000 Japanese troops Casualties 10,000... Combatants United States and Philippines Japan Commanders Jonathan Mayhew Wainwright IV George F. Moore Samuel L. Howard Masaharu Homma Kureo Tanaguchi Kizon Mikami Strength 13,000 U.S. and Filipino troops 75,000 Japanese troops Casualties 800 killed 1,000 wounded 11,000 POWs 900 killed 1,200 wounded The... Combatants  United States  Australia Empire of Japan Commanders William Halsey, Jr (3rd Fleet) Thomas C. Kinkaid (7th Fleet) Takeo Kurita (Centre Force) Shoji Nishimura â€  (Southern Force) Kiyohide Shima (Southern Force) Jisaburo Ozawa (Northern Force) Strength 17 aircraft carriers 18 escort carriers 12 battleships 24 cruisers 141 destroyers and destroyer escorts... This article covers the history of the Philippines from the granting of independence in 1946 to the end of the presidency of Diosdado Macapagal. ... The Hukbalahap was the militant arm of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), formed in 1942 to fight the Japanese occupation in the Philippines during World War II. The term is a contraction of the Filipino term Hukbo ng Bayan Laban sa mga Hapon which means Peoples Army... This article covers the history of the Philippines during the presidency of Ferdinand Marcos. ... Proclamation No. ... The New Peoples Army (NPA), is a paramilitary group fighting for communist revolution in the Philippines. ... The First Quarter Storm was a period of unrest in the Philippines, composed of a series of heavy demonstrations, protests, and marches against the government from January to March 1970, two years before the Philippines were placed under martial law. ... This article covers the history of the Philippines following the 1986 EDSA Revolution. ... The EDSA Revolution, also referred to as the People Power Revolution and the Philippine Revolution of 1986, was a mostly nonviolent mass demonstration in the Philippines. ... The EDSA Revolution of 2001, also called by the local media as EDSA II (pronounced as Edsa dos) or the Second People Power Revolution, is the common name of the four-day popular revolution that peacefully overthrew Philippine President Joseph Estrada in January 2001. ... EDSA III (pronounced EDSA Tres), as was touted by some members of the Philippine media, was a very large protest rally that was sparked by the arrest in April 2001 of newly deposed President Joseph Estrada of the Philippines. ... The Philippines is currently under a state of emergency, announced by presidential spokeperson Ignacio Bunye on the morning of February 24, 2006. ... Judiciary Supreme Court Chief Justice Reynato Puno Court of Appeals · Sandiganbayan Court of Tax Appeals · Ombudsman Elections Commission on Elections Chairman: Resurreccion Z. Borra 2007 | 2004 | 2001 | 1998 1995 | 1992 | 1987 | 1986 | All Foreign relations Government Website Human rights Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Map of the Philippines showing the... Judiciary Supreme Court Chief Justice Reynato Puno Court of Appeals · Sandiganbayan Court of Tax Appeals · Ombudsman Elections Commission on Elections Chairman: Resurreccion Z. Borra 2013 | 2010 | 2007 | 2004 | 2001 | 1998 1995 | 1992 | 1987 | 1986 | All Foreign relations Government Website Human rights Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      The province (Filipino: lalawigan... Judiciary Supreme Court Chief Justice Reynato Puno Court of Appeals · Sandiganbayan Court of Tax Appeals · Ombudsman Elections Commission on Elections 2007 | 2004 | 2001 | 1998 1995 | 1992 | 1987 | 1986 | All Foreign relations Government Website Human rights Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      A municipality (bayan, sometimes munisipyo, in Tagalog) is a local... A barangay (Tagalog: baranggay , pronounced as ba-rang-gai, gai as in guy), also known by its former name, the barrio, is the smallest local government unit in the Philippines and is the native Filipino term for a village, district or ward. ... // This is a list of active and extinct volcanoes in the Philippines. ... Judiciary Supreme Court Chief Justice Reynato Puno Court of Appeals · Sandiganbayan Court of Tax Appeals · Ombudsman Elections Commission on Elections 2007 | 2004 | 2001 | 1998 1995 | 1992 | 1987 | 1986 | All Foreign relations Government Website Human rights Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      The political system in the Philippines takes place in an... Judiciary Supreme Court Chief Justice Reynato Puno Court of Appeals · Sandiganbayan Court of Tax Appeals · Ombudsman Elections Commission on Elections Chairman: Resurreccion Z. Borra 2013 | 2010 | 2007 | 2004 | 2001 | 1998 1995 | 1992 | 1987 | 1986 | All Foreign relations Government Website Human rights Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      The President of the... Philippine Congress Session Hall The legislative power is vested in Congress, which consists of the Senate and the House of Representatives. ... The Senate of the Philippines is the upper chamber of the bicameral legislature of the Philippines, the Congress of the Philippines. ... Type Lower house Houses House of Representatives House Speaker Jose De Venecia, Jr. ... Judiciary Supreme Court Chief Justice Reynato Puno Court of Appeals · Sandiganbayan Court of Tax Appeals · Ombudsman Elections Commission on Elections 2007 | 2004 | 2001 | 1998 1995 | 1992 | 1986 | All Foreign relations Human rights Other countries Politics Portal      The Supreme Court of the Philippines (Filipino: Kataas-taasang Hukuman ng Pilipinas) is the... Judiciary Supreme Court Chief Justice Reynato Puno Court of Appeals · Sandiganbayan Court of Tax Appeals · Ombudsman Elections Commission on Elections 2007 | 2004 | 2001 | 1998 1995 | 1992 | 1987 | 1986 | All Foreign relations Government Website Human rights Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Political parties in the Philippines are of diverse ideologies and... The Lakas-Christian Muslim Democrats, also more popularly known as simply Lakas or Lakas-CMD is the current ruling political party in the Philippines. ... Judiciary Supreme Court Chief Justice Reynato Puno Court of Appeals · Sandiganbayan Court of Tax Appeals · Ombudsman Elections Commission on Elections 2007 | 2004 | 2001 | 1998 1995 | 1992 | 1987 | 1986 | All Foreign relations Human rights Political clans Other countriesAtlas  Politics Portal      The Kabalikat ng Malayang Pilipino (KAMPI, formerly the Kabalikat ng Mamamayang... Judiciary Supreme Court Chief Justice Reynato Puno Court of Appeals · Sandiganbayan Court of Tax Appeals · Ombudsman Elections Commission on Elections 2007 | 2004 | 2001 | 1998 1995 | 1992 | 1987 | 1986 | All Foreign relations Human rights Political clans Other countriesAtlas  Politics Portal      The Laban ng Demokratikong Pilipino (Struggle of Democratic Filipinos) is a... Judiciary Supreme Court Chief Justice Reynato Puno Court of Appeals · Sandiganbayan Court of Tax Appeals · Ombudsman Elections Commission on Elections 2007 | 2004 | 2001 | 1998 1995 | 1992 | 1987 | 1986 | All Foreign relations Human rights Political clans Other countriesAtlas  Politics Portal      The Nationalist Peoples Coalition or NPC is a political party... The Nacionalista Party logo with party motto, Ang Bayan Higit sa Lahat (Nation, Above All). ... The Liberal Party (Filipino: Partido Liberal) is a liberal party in the Philippines, founded in 1945 by a breakaway from the Nacionalista Party. ... Judiciary Supreme Court Chief Justice Reynato Puno Court of Appeals · Sandiganbayan Court of Tax Appeals · Ombudsman Elections Commission on Elections 2007 | 2004 | 2001 | 1998 1995 | 1992 | 1987 | 1986 | All Foreign relations Human rights Other countries Politics Portal      The Philippines elects on national level a head of state: the President, and... This article is part of or related to the Liberalism series Categories: Politics stubs | Liberal related stubs | Liberalism by country | Philippines political parties ... U.S. President George W. Bush, Philippines President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, Mrs. ... Judiciary Supreme Court Chief Justice: Reynato Puno Ombudsman Elections Commission on Elections 2007 | 2004 | 2001 | 1998 1995 | 1992 | 1986 | 1984 1981 | 1978 | 1969 | 1965 1961 | 1957 | 1953 | 1949 1946 | 1941 | 1935 Foreign relations Human rights Other countries â€¢ Politics Portal      According to a U.S. Department of State report released in... ISO 4217 Code PHP User(s) Philippines Inflation 2. ... According to the 2000 Census, the population of the Philippines was 76,504,077. ... Language(s) Filipino, Bikol, Cebuano, English, Hiligaynon, Ilokano, Kapampangan, Pangasinan, Tagalog, Tausug, Waray-Waray, and over 100 others Religion(s) Predominantly Roman Catholic Various smaller Christian denominations Significant Muslim minority, Buddhist, others Related ethnic groups Dayak, Indonesian, Malaysian, and all Non-Muslim Indo-Malays Filipinos are the citizens of the... The culture of the Philippines reflects the complexity of the history of the Philippines through the blending of the culture of diverse indigenous civilizations with characteristics introduced via foreign influences. ... Art in the Philippines is influenced by the traditions of Europe, America and native Malay cultures. ... Philippine cuisine has evolved over several centuries from its Malay roots to a cuisine of predominantly Spanish base, due to the many Mexican and Spanish dishes brought to the islands during the colonial period. ... Bandila redirects here. ... The literature of the Philippines started with fables and legends of pre-colonial Philippines down to the Mexican (New Spain) and Spanish influences, but there was a pre-hispanical writing system. ... The music of the Philippines is a mixture of European, American and indigenous sounds. ... Holidays in the Philippines // New Years Day, or Araw ng Bagong Taon is celebrated with the family in or outside the house. ... The Philippines was among the worlds first basketball-playing nations; and Filipinos are some of the worlds most avid followers of the sport. ... Filipino Martial Arts The Philippines The Martial Culture from the Philippines. ... The Philippines first sent athletes to compete at the Olympic Games in 1924. ...

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