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A municipality (bayan, sometimes munisipyo, in Tagalog) is a local government unit in the Philippines. Municipalities are also called towns (which is actually a better translation of bayan). 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 (pronunciation: ) is one of the major languages of the Republic of the Philippines. ... A street in Ynysybwl, Wales, relatively stereotypical of a small town A town is usually an urban area which is not considered to rank as a city. ...


Provinces are composed of cities and municipalities. Municipalities, in turn, are composed of barangays or barrios. Map of the Philippines showing the regions and provinces (click for larger version). ... 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      A city (lungsod, sometimes siyudad, in Filipino and Tagalog) is a tier of 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. ... Look up barrios in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


, such as a Municipality, are to a certain large extent autonomous of the National Government of the Republic of the Philippines. They are allowed to chart their own economic, industrial and political development by the National Government through a national law called the LOCAL GOVERNMENT CODE OF 1991. In this law, local governments are granted corporate personality, enabling them to govern, enact policies or local laws called ordinances, enforce them, and govern their territorial jurisdiction. They can enter into private transactions and business through their elective and appointive officials and can tax locally. They are tasked with enforcing all laws, whether local or national. The National Government assists, supervises and ensures that the local government does not violate national law. Local Governments have their own Executive and Legislative Branches and the check and balance between these two major branches, along with their separation, are more pronounced than that of the national government[citation needed]. The Judicial Branch of the Republic of the Philippines also caters to the needs of local government units. In other words, local governments, such as a municipality, do not to have their own judicial branch: Their Judiciary is the same as that of the National pukeng malatong....


A municipality is headed by a municipal mayor who is the executive officer. The legislature is composed of the vice-mayor (bise-mayor) and eight councilors (kagawad or konsehal). The eight councilors, plus the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) (Youth Council) President and the Liga President, form the Sangguniang Bayan (Municipal Council). All are elected public officials who serve 3-year terms and a maximum of three consecutive terms. A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... While Executive officer literally refers to a person responsible for the performance of duties involved in running an organization, the exact meaning of the role is highly variable, depending on the organization. ... A legislature is a type of representative deliberative assembly with the power to adopt laws. ... 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      Logo of the Sangguniang Kabataan The Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) (Youth Council) is the...


The Vice-Mayor presides over the legislature, but cannot vote except to break a tie. Laws or ordinances proposed by the legislature (Sangguniang Bayan) may be approved or vetoed by the Mayor. If approved they becomes law. If the Mayor neither vetoes nor approves the proposal of the Sangguniang Bayan for ten (10) days from the time of receipt, the said proposal becomes law as if it had been signed. If vetoed, the draft is sent back to the Sangguniang Bayan. The latter may 'override' the Mayor by a vote of at least 2/3 of all its members, in which case, the proposal becomes Law.


A municipality, upon reaching a certain size, may opt to become a city. First, a bill must be passed in Congress, then signed into law by the President and then the residents would vote in the succeeding plebiscite to accept or reject cityhood. One benefit in being a city is that the city government gets more budget, but taxes are much higher than in municipalities. Look up city, City in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Philippine Congress Session Hall The legislative power is vested in Congress, which consists of the Senate and the House of Representatives. ... The President of the Philippines is the head of state and government of the Republic of the Philippines. ... A referendum (plural: referendums or referenda) or plebiscite is a direct vote in which an entire electorate is asked to either accept or reject a particular proposal. ... -1...


Income classification

Municipalities are divided into income classes according to their average annual income during the last three calendar years:

1st class P40,000,000 or more.
2nd class P27,000,000 or more but less than P35,000,000.
3rd class P21,000,000 or more but less than P27,000,000.
4th class P13,000,000 or more but less than P21,000,000.
5th class P7,000,000 or more but less than P13,000,000.
6th class Below P7,000,000

Sex also

This is a list of cities and municipalities in the Philippines arranged by province and in alphabetical order. ...

External links

  • Income classification for municipalities

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Municipalities are always associated with a province, except those within Metro Manila, which are independent.
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