ISO 3166-2:PH

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ISO 3166-2:PH is the entry for the Philippines in ISO 3166-2, part of the ISO 3166 standard published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), which defines codes for the names of the principal subdivisions (e.g., provinces or states) of all countries coded in ISO 3166-1.

Currently for the Philippines, ISO 3166-2 codes are defined for two levels of subdivisions:

Each code consists of two parts, separated by a hyphen. The first part is PH, the ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 code of the Philippines. The second part is either of the following:

  • two digits: regions
  • three letters: provinces

The codes for the regions correspond to the Roman numerals used to represent the regions, except the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, the Cordillera Administrative Region, Mimaropa, and the National Capital Region, which do not use Roman numerals for representation purposes.

The codes for the provinces of Cotabato (PH-NCO) and Davao de Oro (PH-COM) are assigned based on their former names, North Cotabato and Compostela Valley respectively.

Current codes[edit]

Subdivision names are listed as in the ISO 3166-2 standard published by the ISO 3166 Maintenance Agency (ISO 3166/MA).

ISO 639-1 codes are used to represent subdivision names in the following administrative languages:

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Code Subdivision name (en) Subdivision name (tl) Roman numeral
or acronym[a]
PH-14 Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao[b] Nagsasariling Rehiyon ng Muslim sa Mindanaw ARMM
PH-05 Bicol Rehiyon ng Bikol V
PH-02 Cagayan Valley Rehiyon ng Lambak ng Kagayan II
PH-40 Calabarzon Rehiyon ng Calabarzon IV-A
PH-13 Caraga Rehiyon ng Karaga XIII
PH-03 Central Luzon Rehiyon ng Gitnang Luson III
PH-07 Central Visayas Rehiyon ng Gitnang Bisaya VII
PH-15 Cordillera Administrative Region Rehiyon ng Administratibo ng Kordilyera CAR
PH-11 Davao Rehiyon ng Dabaw XI
PH-08 Eastern Visayas Rehiyon ng Silangang Bisaya VIII
PH-01 Ilocos Rehiyon ng Iloko I
PH-41 Mimaropa Rehiyon ng Mimaropa IV-B[c]
PH-00 National Capital Region Pambansang Punong Rehiyon NCR
PH-10 Northern Mindanao Rehiyon ng Hilagang Mindanaw X
PH-12 Soccsksargen Rehiyon ng Soccsksargen XII
PH-06 Western Visayas Rehiyon ng Kanlurang Bisaya VI
PH-09 Zamboanga Peninsula Rehiyon ng Tangway ng Sambuwangga IX


  1. ^ For reference only; Roman numeral designations and/or acronyms are not included in the ISO 3166-2 standard.
  2. ^ Defunct; superseded by the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) in 2019.
  3. ^ Numerical designation was discontinued in 2017.


Code Subdivision name (en) Subdivision name (tl) In region
PH-ABR Abra Abra 15
PH-AGN Agusan del Norte Hilagang Agusan 13
PH-AGS Agusan del Sur Timog Agusan 13
PH-AKL Aklan Aklan 06
PH-ALB Albay Albay 05
PH-ANT Antique Antike 06
PH-APA Apayao Apayaw 15
PH-AUR Aurora Aurora 03
PH-BAS Basilan Basilan 09[a]
PH-BAN Bataan Bataan 03
PH-BTN Batanes Batanes 02
PH-BTG Batangas Batangas 40
PH-BEN Benguet Benget 15
PH-BIL Biliran Biliran 08
PH-BOH Bohol Bohol 07
PH-BUK Bukidnon Bukidnon 10
PH-BUL Bulacan Bulakan 03
PH-CAG Cagayan Kagayan 02
PH-CAN Camarines Norte Hilagang Kamarines 05
PH-CAS Camarines Sur Timog Kamarines 05
PH-CAM Camiguin Kamigin 10
PH-CAP Capiz Kapis 06
PH-CAT Catanduanes Katanduwanes 05
PH-CAV Cavite Kabite 40
PH-CEB Cebu Sebu 07
PH-NCO Cotabato Kotabato 12
PH-COM Davao de Oro 11
PH-DAV Davao del Norte Hilagang Dabaw 11
PH-DAS Davao del Sur Timog Dabaw 11
PH-DVO Davao Occidental Kanlurang Dabaw 11
PH-DAO Davao Oriental Silangang Dabaw 11
PH-DIN Dinagat Islands Pulo ng Dinagat 13
PH-EAS Eastern Samar Silangang Samar 08
PH-GUI Guimaras Gimaras 06
PH-IFU Ifugao Ipugaw 15
PH-ILN Ilocos Norte Hilagang Iloko 01
PH-ILS Ilocos Sur Timog Iloko 01
PH-ILI Iloilo Iloilo 06
PH-ISA Isabela Isabela 02
PH-KAL Kalinga Kalinga 15
PH-LUN La Union La Unyon 01
PH-LAG Laguna Laguna 40
PH-LAN Lanao del Norte Hilagang Lanaw 12[b]
PH-LAS Lanao del Sur Timog Lanaw 14
PH-LEY Leyte Leyte 08
PH-MAG Maguindanao Magindanaw 14
PH-MAD Marinduque Marinduke 41
PH-MAS Masbate Masbate 05
PH-MDC Mindoro Occidental Kanlurang Mindoro 41
PH-MDR Mindoro Oriental Silangang Mindoro 41
PH-MSC Misamis Occidental Kanlurang Misamis 10
PH-MSR Misamis Oriental Silangang Misamis 10
PH-MOU Mountain Province Lalawigang Bulubundukin 15
PH-NEC Negros Occidental Kanlurang Negros 06
PH-NER Negros Oriental Silangang Negros 07
PH-NSA Northern Samar Hilagang Samar 08
PH-NUE Nueva Ecija Nuweva Esiha 03
PH-NUV Nueva Vizcaya Nuweva Biskaya 02
PH-PLW Palawan Palawan 41
PH-PAM Pampanga Pampanga 03
PH-PAN Pangasinan Pangasinan 01
PH-QUE Quezon Keson 40
PH-QUI Quirino Kirino 02
PH-RIZ Rizal Risal 40
PH-ROM Romblon Romblon 41
PH-WSA Samar (local variant: Western Samar) Samar 08
PH-SAR Sarangani Sarangani 11[c]
PH-SIG Siquijor Sikihor 07
PH-SOR Sorsogon Sorsogon 05
PH-SCO South Cotabato Timog Kotabato 11[d]
PH-SLE Southern Leyte Katimogang Leyte 08
PH-SUK Sultan Kudarat Sultan Kudarat 12
PH-SLU Sulu Sulu 14
PH-SUN Surigao del Norte Hilagang Surigaw 13
PH-SUR Surigao del Sur Timog Surigaw 13
PH-TAR Tarlac Tarlak 03
PH-TAW Tawi-Tawi Tawi-Tawi 14
PH-ZMB Zambales Sambales 03
PH-ZAN Zamboanga del Norte Hilagang Sambuwangga 09
PH-ZAS Zamboanga del Sur Timog Sambuwangga 09
PH-ZSI Zamboanga Sibugay Sambuwangga Sibugay 09


  1. ^ Basilan has been moved from Zamboanga Peninsula to the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (PH-14).
  2. ^ Lanao del Norte has been moved from Soccsksargen to Northern Mindanao (PH-10).
  3. ^ Sarangani has been moved from Davao to Soccsksargen (PH-12).
  4. ^ South Cotabato has been moved from Davao to Soccsksargen (PH-12).


The following changes to the entry have been announced by the ISO 3166/MA since the first publication of ISO 3166-2 in 1998. ISO stopped issuing newsletters in 2013.

Newsletter Date issued Description of change in newsletter Code/Subdivision change
Newsletter I-2 2002-05-21 Addition of one region and six provinces. New list source and code source. Precise specification of and minor corrections to the spelling of names Subdivisions added:
PH-13 Caraga
PH-APA Apayao
PH-BIL Biliran
PH-COM Compostela Valley
PH-GUI Guimaras
PH-SAR Sarangani
PH-ZSI Zamboanga Sibugay
Cordillera Administrative Region: PH-13PH-15
Newsletter II-2 2010-06-30 Addition of the country code prefix as the first code element, addition of names in administrative languages, update of the administrative structure and of the list source Subdivisions added:
PH-40 Calabarzon
PH-41 Mimaropa
PH-DIN Dinagat Islands
Subdivisions deleted:
PH-04 Southern Tagalog
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2015-11-27 Addition of province PH-DVO Subdivisions added:
PH-DVO Davao Occidental
2020-11-24 Change of subdivision name of PH-COM in eng; Deletion of subdivision name of PH-COM in tgl; Update List Source ; Correction of the Code Source Subdivisions renamed:
PH-COM Compostela Valley → Davao de Oro

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