List of cities in the Philippines

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The following is a list of chartered cities in the Philippines. Philippine cities are classified into three groups: Highly Urbanized Cities (HUC), Independent Component Cities (ICC), and Component Cities (CC).

Classes[edit]

Highly Urbanized Cities are local government units autonomous from provinces that have a minimum population of 200,000 and an annual income of at least 50 million (in 1991 constant prices). Independent Component Cities are cities outside of provincial jurisdiction (although some are allowed to participate in the election of provincial officials) that have not yet attained the 'highly urbanized' status, while Component Cities are those under a province's jurisdiction.[1] In addition, each city is classified into six income brackets according to income in a four-year period. For instance, First Class cities have an income of 400 Million or more, while Sixth Class cities earn less than 80 Million in a four-year period.

Each city is governed by both the Local Government Code of 1991[2] and the city's own municipal charter, under the laws of the Republic of the Philippines.

Aerial view of Quezon City, the most populous in the Philippines
Quezon City, the most populous 
Landscape of Palayan City, the least populous in the Philippines
Palayan, the least populous 
Skyline of Manila, the most densely populated city and capital of the Philippines
Manila, the capital and most densely populated 
View of Puerto Princesa, the most sparsely populated city in the Philippines
Puerto Princesa, the most sparsely populated 

Map[edit]

Map of the Philippines showing the locations of the 145 cities.
Alaminos
Angeles
Antipolo
Bacolod
Bacoor
Bago
Baguio
Bais
Balanga
Batac
Batangas City
Bayawan
Baybay
Bayugan
Biñan
Bislig
Bogo
Borongan
Butuan
Cabadbaran
Cabanatuan
Cabuyao
Cadiz
Cagayan de Oro
Calamba
Calapan
Calbayog
Caloocan
Candon
Canlaon
Carcar
Catbalogan
Cauayan
Cavite City
Cebu City
Cotabato City
Dagupan
Danao
Dapitan
Dasmariñas
Davao City
Digos
Dipolog
Dumaguete
El Salvador
Escalante
Gapan
General Santos
General Trias
Gingoog
Guihulngan
Himamaylan
Ilagan
Iligan
Iloilo City
Imus
Iriga
Isabela
Kabankalan
Kidapawan
Koronadal
La Carlota
Lamitan
Laoag
Lapu-Lapu
Las Piñas
Legazpi
Ligao
Lipa
Lucena
Maasin
Mabalacat
Makati
Malabon
Malaybalay
Malolos
Mandaluyong
Mandaue
Manila
Marawi
Marikina
Masbate City
Mati
Meycauayan
Muñoz
Muntinlupa
Naga
Naga
Navotas
Olongapo
Ormoc
Oroquieta
Ozamiz
Pagadian
Palayan
Panabo
Parañaque
Pasay
Pasig
Passi
Puerto Princesa
Quezon City
Roxas
Sagay
Samal
San Carlos (Negros Occidental)
San Carlos (Pangasinan)
San Fernando (La Union)
San Fernando (Pampanga)
San Jose
San Jose del Monte
San Juan
San Pablo
San Pedro
Santa Rosa
Santiago
Silay
Sipalay
Sorsogon City
Surigao City
Tabaco
Tabuk
Tacloban
Tacurong
Tagaytay
Tagbilaran
Taguig
Tagum
Talisay (Cebu)
Talisay (Negros Occidental)
Tanauan
Tandag
Tangub
Tanjay
Tarlac City
Tayabas
Toledo
Trece Martires
Tuguegarao
Urdaneta
Valencia
Valenzuela
Victorias
Vigan
Zamboanga City
Location of the 145 cities of the Philippines (as of June 2016)

List[edit]

There are 145 cities of the Philippines as of September 30, 2016.[3] Thirty-three of these are Highly Urbanized (HUC), five are Independent Component (ICC), with the rest being components (CC) of their respective provinces. City charter documents, if available, could be accessed by clicking on the related external link (CA indicates Commonwealth Act, RA for Republic Act).

City Population
(2015)[4]
Area[5][i] Density
(2015)
Province[5][ii] Region Legal
class[6]
Charter[iii] Date of
Approval[iv] Ratification[v]
16°09′23″N 119°58′49″E / 16.1565°N 119.9804°E / 16.1565; 119.9804 (Alaminos) Alaminos 89,708 164.26 km2
(63.42 sq mi)
550/km2
(1,400/sq mi)
Pangasinan I CC RA 09025[7] 2001 Mar 5[7] 2001 Mar 28[8]
15°08′24″N 120°35′16″E / 15.1399°N 120.5879°E / 15.1399; 120.5879 (Angeles) Angeles 411,634[vi] 60.27 km2
(23.27 sq mi)
6,200/km2
(16,000/sq mi)
Pampanga III HUC RA 03700[9] 1963 Jun 22[9] 1964 Jan 1
14°35′13″N 121°10′33″E / 14.5870°N 121.1758°E / 14.5870; 121.1758 (Antipolo) Antipolo 776,386 306.10 km2
(118.19 sq mi)
2,500/km2
(6,500/sq mi)
Rizal IV-A CC RA 08508[10] 1998 Feb 13[10] 1998 Apr 4
10°40′34″N 122°57′05″E / 10.6762°N 122.9513°E / 10.6762; 122.9513 (Bacolod) Bacolod 561,875 162.67 km2
(62.81 sq mi)
3,500/km2
(9,100/sq mi)
Negros Occidental NIR HUC CA 326[11] 1938 Jun 18[12] 1938 Oct 19[13]
14°27′34″N 120°56′24″E / 14.4594°N 120.9401°E / 14.4594; 120.9401 (Bacoor) Bacoor 600,609 46.17 km2
(17.83 sq mi)
13,000/km2
(34,000/sq mi)
Cavite IV-A CC RA 10160[14] 2012 Apr 10[14] 2012 Jun 23[15]
10°32′24″N 122°50′09″E / 10.5401°N 122.8357°E / 10.5401; 122.8357 (Bago) Bago 170,981 401.20 km2
(154.90 sq mi)
430/km2
(1,100/sq mi)
Negros Occidental NIR CC RA 04382[16] 1965 Jun 19[16] 1966 Feb 19[17]
16°24′43″N 120°35′36″E / 16.4120°N 120.5933°E / 16.4120; 120.5933 (Baguio) Baguio 345,366 57.51 km2
(22.20 sq mi)
6,000/km2
(16,000/sq mi)
Benguet CAR HUC Act 1963 1909 Sep 1 1909 Sep 1
9°35′29″N 123°07′17″E / 9.5914°N 123.1213°E / 9.5914; 123.1213 (Bais) Bais 76,291 319.64 km2
(123.41 sq mi)
240/km2
(620/sq mi)
Negros Oriental NIR CC RA 05444[18] 1968 Sep 9[18] 1968 Sep 9
14°40′46″N 120°32′27″E / 14.6795°N 120.5409°E / 14.6795; 120.5409 (Balanga) Balanga 96,061 111.63 km2
(43.10 sq mi)
860/km2
(2,200/sq mi)
Bataan III CC RA 08984[19] 2000 Dec 5[19] 2000 Dec 30
18°03′24″N 120°33′50″E / 18.0566°N 120.5639°E / 18.0566; 120.5639 (Batac) Batac 55,201 161.06 km2
(62.19 sq mi)
340/km2
(880/sq mi)
Ilocos Norte I CC RA 09407[20] 2007 Mar 24[20] 2007 Jun 23[21]
13°45′22″N 121°03′28″E / 13.7561°N 121.0577°E / 13.7561; 121.0577 (Batangas City) Batangas City 329,874 282.96 km2
(109.25 sq mi)
1,200/km2
(3,100/sq mi)
Batangas IV-A CC RA 05495[22] 1969 Jun 21[22] 1969 Jun 21
9°22′00″N 122°48′20″E / 9.3668°N 122.8055°E / 9.3668; 122.8055 (Bayawan) Bayawan 117,900 699.08 km2
(269.92 sq mi)
170/km2
(440/sq mi)
Negros Oriental NIR CC RA 08983[23] 2000 Dec 5[23] 2000 Dec 23
10°40′38″N 124°47′49″E / 10.6771°N 124.7970°E / 10.6771; 124.7970 (Baybay) Baybay 109,432 459.30 km2
(177.34 sq mi)
240/km2
(620/sq mi)
Leyte VIII CC RA 09389[24] 2007 Mar 15[24] 2007 Jun 16[25]
8°42′51″N 125°44′53″E / 8.7143°N 125.7481°E / 8.7143; 125.7481 (Bayugan) Bayugan 103,202 688.77 km2
(265.94 sq mi)
150/km2
(390/sq mi)
Agusan del Sur XIII CC RA 09405[26] 2007 Mar 23[26] 2007 Jun 20[25]
14°20′19″N 121°05′01″E / 14.3385°N 121.0835°E / 14.3385; 121.0835 (Biñan) Biñan 333,028 43.50 km2
(16.80 sq mi)
7,700/km2
(20,000/sq mi)
Laguna IV-A CC RA 09740[27] 2009 Oct 30[27] 2010 Feb 2[28]
8°12′42″N 126°19′00″E / 8.2116°N 126.3166°E / 8.2116; 126.3166 (Bislig) Bislig 94,535 331.80 km2
(128.11 sq mi)
280/km2
(730/sq mi)
Surigao del Sur XIII CC RA 08804[29] 2000 Aug 16[29] 2000 Sep 18
11°03′11″N 124°00′40″E / 11.0530°N 124.0110°E / 11.0530; 124.0110 (Bogo) Bogo 78,120 103.52 km2
(39.97 sq mi)
750/km2
(1,900/sq mi)
Cebu VII CC RA 09390[30] 2007 Mar 15[30] 2007 Jun 16[25]
11°36′31″N 125°26′07″E / 11.6085°N 125.4353°E / 11.6085; 125.4353 (Borongan) Borongan 69,297 475.00 km2
(183.40 sq mi)
150/km2
(390/sq mi)
Eastern Samar VIII CC RA 09394[31] 2007 Mar 16[31] 2007 Jun 20[25]
8°57′12″N 125°31′44″E / 8.9534°N 125.5288°E / 8.9534; 125.5288 (Butuan) Butuan 337,063 816.62 km2
(315.30 sq mi)
410/km2
(1,100/sq mi)
Agusan del Norte XIII HUC RA 00523[32] 1950 Jun 15[32] 1950 Aug 2[33]
9°07′17″N 125°31′59″E / 9.1214°N 125.5330°E / 9.1214; 125.5330 (Cabadbaran) Cabadbaran 73,639 214.44 km2
(82.80 sq mi)
340/km2
(880/sq mi)
Agusan del Norte XIII CC RA 09434[34] 2007 Apr 12[34] 2007 Jul 28[35]
15°29′21″N 120°58′09″E / 15.4891°N 120.9693°E / 15.4891; 120.9693 (Cabanatuan) Cabanatuan 302,231 192.29 km2
(74.24 sq mi)
1,600/km2
(4,100/sq mi)
Nueva Ecija III CC RA 00526[36] 1950 Jun 16[36] 1950 Jul 24[37]
14°16′46″N 121°07′25″E / 14.2795°N 121.1235°E / 14.2795; 121.1235 (Cabuyao) Cabuyao 308,745 43.40 km2
(16.76 sq mi)
7,100/km2
(18,000/sq mi)
Laguna IV-A CC RA 10163[38] 2012 May 16[38] 2012 Aug 4[39]
10°56′46″N 123°17′49″E / 10.9462°N 123.2970°E / 10.9462; 123.2970 (Cadiz) Cadiz 154,723 524.57 km2
(202.54 sq mi)
290/km2
(750/sq mi)
Negros Occidental NIR CC RA 04894[40] 1967 Jun 17[40] 1967 Jul 4[41]
8°28′35″N 124°38′29″E / 8.4763°N 124.6415°E / 8.4763; 124.6415 (Cagayan de Oro) Cagayan de Oro 675,950 412.80 km2
(159.38 sq mi)
1,600/km2
(4,100/sq mi)
Misamis Oriental X HUC RA 00521[42] 1950 Jun 15[42] 1950 Jun 15[43]
14°12′11″N 121°09′44″E / 14.2031°N 121.1623°E / 14.2031; 121.1623 (Calamba) Calamba 454,486 149.50 km2
(57.72 sq mi)
3,000/km2
(7,800/sq mi)
Laguna IV-A CC RA 09024[44] 2001 Mar 5[44] 2001 Apr 21
13°24′25″N 121°10′40″E / 13.4070°N 121.1778°E / 13.4070; 121.1778 (Calapan) Calapan 133,893 250.06 km2
(96.55 sq mi)
540/km2
(1,400/sq mi)
Oriental Mindoro IV‑B CC RA 08475[45] 1998 Feb 2[45] 1998 Mar 21
12°04′01″N 124°35′41″E / 12.0669°N 124.5946°E / 12.0669; 124.5946 (Calbayog) Calbayog 183,851 880.74 km2
(340.06 sq mi)
210/km2
(540/sq mi)
Samar
(Western)
VIII CC RA 00328[46] 1948 Jul 15[46] 1948 Oct 16[47]
14°39′26″N 120°59′03″E / 14.6571°N 120.9841°E / 14.6571; 120.9841 (Caloocan) Caloocan 1,583,978 55.80 km2
(21.54 sq mi)
28,000/km2
(73,000/sq mi)
-none-[vii] NCR HUC RA 03278[48] 1961 Jun 17[48] 1962 Feb 16
17°11′29″N 120°26′52″E / 17.1914°N 120.4477°E / 17.1914; 120.4477 (Candon) Candon 60,623 103.28 km2
(39.88 sq mi)
590/km2
(1,500/sq mi)
Ilocos Sur I CC RA 09018[49] 2001 Mar 5[49] 2001 Mar 28
10°23′11″N 123°13′28″E / 10.3865°N 123.2245°E / 10.3865; 123.2245 (Canlaon) Canlaon 54,509 170.93 km2
(66.00 sq mi)
320/km2
(830/sq mi)
Negros Oriental NIR CC RA 03445[50] 1961 Jun 18[50] 1961 Jun 18
10°06′16″N 123°38′51″E / 10.1044°N 123.6474°E / 10.1044; 123.6474 (Carcar) Carcar 119,664 116.78 km2
(45.09 sq mi)
1,000/km2
(2,600/sq mi)
Cebu VII CC RA 09436[51] 2007 Apr 15[51] 2007 Jul 1[35]
11°46′31″N 124°52′58″E / 11.7753°N 124.8829°E / 11.7753; 124.8829 (Catbalogan) Catbalogan 103,879 274.22 km2
(105.88 sq mi)
380/km2
(980/sq mi)
Samar
(Western)
VIII CC RA 09391[52] 2007 Mar 15[52] 2007 Jun 16[25]
16°56′03″N 121°46′00″E / 16.9343°N 121.7666°E / 16.9343; 121.7666 (Cauayan) Cauayan 129,523 336.40 km2
(129.88 sq mi)
390/km2
(1,000/sq mi)
Isabela II CC RA 09017[53] 2001 Feb 28[53] 2001 Mar 28
14°28′55″N 120°54′32″E / 14.4820°N 120.9089°E / 14.4820; 120.9089 (Cavite City) Cavite City 102,806 10.89 km2
(4.20 sq mi)
9,400/km2
(24,000/sq mi)
Cavite IV-A CC CA 547[54] 1940 May 26[37] 1940 May 26[37]
10°18′32″N 123°53′35″E / 10.3090°N 123.8930°E / 10.3090; 123.8930 (Cebu City) Cebu City 922,611 315.00 km2
(121.62 sq mi)
2,900/km2
(7,500/sq mi)
Cebu VII HUC CA 058[55] 1936 Oct 20 1937 Feb 4[56]
7°11′49″N 124°14′06″E / 7.1970°N 124.2351°E / 7.1970; 124.2351 (Cotabato City) Cotabato City 299,438 176.00 km2
(67.95 sq mi)
1,700/km2
(4,400/sq mi)
Maguindanao XII ICC RA 02364[57] 1959 Jun 20[57] 1959 Jun 20
16°02′33″N 120°20′15″E / 16.0424°N 120.3375°E / 16.0424; 120.3375 (Dagupan) Dagupan 171,271 37.23 km2
(14.37 sq mi)
4,600/km2
(12,000/sq mi)
Pangasinan I ICC RA 00170[58] 1947 Jun 20[58] 1947 Jun 20[59]
10°31′14″N 124°01′37″E / 10.5205°N 124.0269°E / 10.5205; 124.0269 (Danao) Danao 136,471 107.30 km2
(41.43 sq mi)
1,300/km2
(3,400/sq mi)
Cebu VII CC RA 03028[60] 1961 Jun 7[60] 1961 Jun 7
8°39′22″N 123°25′39″E / 8.6562°N 123.4274°E / 8.6562; 123.4274 (Dapitan) Dapitan 82,418 390.53 km2
(150.78 sq mi)
210/km2
(540/sq mi)
Zamboanga del Norte IX CC RA 03811[61] 1963 Jun 22[61] 1963 Jun 22
14°19′37″N 120°56′13″E / 14.3270°N 120.9370°E / 14.3270; 120.9370 (Dasmariñas) Dasmariñas 659,019 90.13 km2
(34.80 sq mi)
7,300/km2
(19,000/sq mi)
Cavite IV-A CC RA 09723[62] 2009 Oct 15[62] 2009 Nov 25[63]
7°03′50″N 125°36′30″E / 7.0639°N 125.6083°E / 7.0639; 125.6083 (Davao City) Davao City 1,632,991 2,443.61 km2
(943.48 sq mi)
670/km2
(1,700/sq mi)
Davao del Sur XI HUC CA 051[64] 1936 Oct 16[65] 1937 Mar 1[65]
6°44′39″N 125°21′23″E / 6.7443°N 125.3565°E / 6.7443; 125.3565 (Digos) Digos 169,393 287.10 km2
(110.85 sq mi)
590/km2
(1,500/sq mi)
Davao del Sur XI CC RA 08798[66] 2000 Jun 15[66] 2000 Sep 8
8°34′58″N 123°20′25″E / 8.5827°N 123.3402°E / 8.5827; 123.3402 (Dipolog) Dipolog 130,759 241.13 km2
(93.10 sq mi)
540/km2
(1,400/sq mi)
Zamboanga del Norte IX CC RA 05520[67] 1969 Jun 21[67] 1970 Jan 1
9°18′19″N 123°18′29″E / 9.3054°N 123.3080°E / 9.3054; 123.3080 (Dumaguete) Dumaguete 131,377 33.62 km2
(12.98 sq mi)
3,900/km2
(10,000/sq mi)
Negros Oriental NIR CC RA 00327[68] 1948 Jul 15[68] 1948 Nov 24[69]
8°31′58″N 124°34′11″E / 8.5328°N 124.5698°E / 8.5328; 124.5698 (El Salvador) El Salvador 50,204 106.15 km2
(40.98 sq mi)
470/km2
(1,200/sq mi)
Misamis Oriental X CC RA 09435[70] 2007 Apr 12[70] 2007 Jun 27[25]
10°50′28″N 123°29′57″E / 10.8412°N 123.4992°E / 10.8412; 123.4992 (Escalante) Escalante 94,070 192.76 km2
(74.43 sq mi)
490/km2
(1,300/sq mi)
Negros Occidental NIR CC RA 09014[71] 2001 Feb 28[71] 2001 Mar 31
15°17′52″N 120°57′24″E / 15.2977°N 120.9566°E / 15.2977; 120.9566 (Gapan) Gapan 110,303 164.44 km2
(63.49 sq mi)
670/km2
(1,700/sq mi)
Nueva Ecija III CC RA 09022[72] 2001 Mar 5[72] 2001 Aug 25
6°06′50″N 125°10′18″E / 6.1139°N 125.1717°E / 6.1139; 125.1717 (General Santos) General Santos 594,446 492.86 km2
(190.29 sq mi)
1,200/km2
(3,100/sq mi)
South Cotabato XII HUC RA 05412[73] 1968 Jun 15[73] 1968 Jun 15
14°23′10″N 120°52′50″E / 14.3862°N 120.8805°E / 14.3862; 120.8805 (General Trias) General Trias 314,303 81.46 km2
(31.45 sq mi)
3,900/km2
(10,000/sq mi)
Cavite IV-A CC RA 10675[74] 2015 Aug 19[74] 2015 Dec 12[75]
8°49′27″N 125°06′15″E / 8.8242°N 125.1041°E / 8.8242; 125.1041 (Gingoog) Gingoog 124,648 568.44 km2
(219.48 sq mi)
220/km2
(570/sq mi)
Misamis Oriental X CC RA 02668[76] 1960 Jun 18[76] 1960 Jun 18
10°07′12″N 123°16′22″E / 10.1199°N 123.2728°E / 10.1199; 123.2728 (Guihulngan) Guihulngan 95,969 388.56 km2
(150.02 sq mi)
250/km2
(650/sq mi)
Negros Oriental NIR CC RA 09409[77] 2007 Mar 24[77] 2007 Jul 14[35]
10°05′32″N 122°52′21″E / 10.0921°N 122.8725°E / 10.0921; 122.8725 (Himamaylan) Himamaylan 106,880 367.04 km2
(141.71 sq mi)
290/km2
(750/sq mi)
Negros Occidental NIR CC RA 09028[78] 2001 Mar 5[78] 2001 Mar 31
17°08′39″N 121°53′20″E / 17.1442°N 121.8889°E / 17.1442; 121.8889 (Ilagan) Ilagan 145,568 1,166.26 km2
(450.30 sq mi)
120/km2
(310/sq mi)
Isabela II CC RA 10169[79] 2012 Jun 21[79] 2012 Aug 11[39]
8°13′43″N 124°14′17″E / 8.2286°N 124.2381°E / 8.2286; 124.2381 (Iligan) Iligan 342,618 813.37 km2
(314.04 sq mi)
420/km2
(1,100/sq mi)
Lanao del Norte X HUC RA 00525[80] 1950 Jun 16[80] 1950 Jun 16
10°42′09″N 122°34′08″E / 10.7024°N 122.5690°E / 10.7024; 122.5690 (Iloilo City) Iloilo City 447,992 78.34 km2
(30.25 sq mi)
5,700/km2
(15,000/sq mi)
Iloilo VI HUC CA 057 1936 Oct 20 1937 Aug 25[81]
14°25′08″N 120°55′52″E / 14.4189°N 120.9312°E / 14.4189; 120.9312 (Imus) Imus 403,785 64.70 km2
(24.98 sq mi)
6,200/km2
(16,000/sq mi)
Cavite IV-A CC RA 10161[82] 2012 Apr 10[82] 2012 Jun 30[83]
13°25′20″N 123°24′46″E / 13.4222°N 123.4129°E / 13.4222; 123.4129 (Iriga) Iriga 111,757 137.35 km2
(53.03 sq mi)
810/km2
(2,100/sq mi)
Camarines Sur V CC RA 05261[84] 1968 Jun 15[84] 1968 Sep 3[85]
6°42′20″N 121°58′21″E / 6.7055°N 121.9726°E / 6.7055; 121.9726 (Isabela) Isabela 112,788 223.73 km2
(86.38 sq mi)
500/km2
(1,300/sq mi)
Basilan IX CC RA 09023[86] 2001 Mar 5[86] 2001 Apr 25
9°59′25″N 122°48′59″E / 9.9904°N 122.8164°E / 9.9904; 122.8164 (Kabankalan) Kabankalan 181,977 697.35 km2
(269.25 sq mi)
260/km2
(670/sq mi)
Negros Occidental NIR CC RA 08297[87] 1997 Jun 6[87] 1997 Aug 2
7°00′30″N 125°05′30″E / 7.0083°N 125.0916°E / 7.0083; 125.0916 (Kidapawan) Kidapawan 140,195 358.47 km2
(138.41 sq mi)
390/km2
(1,000/sq mi)
Cotabato
(North)
XII CC RA 08500[88] 1998 Feb 12[88] 1998 Mar 22
6°30′01″N 124°50′37″E / 6.5003°N 124.8435°E / 6.5003; 124.8435 (Koronadal) Koronadal 174,942 277.00 km2
(106.95 sq mi)
630/km2
(1,600/sq mi)
South Cotabato XII CC RA 08803[89] 2000 Aug 16[89] 2000 Oct 8
10°25′31″N 122°55′21″E / 10.4253°N 122.9224°E / 10.4253; 122.9224 (La Carlota) La Carlota 64,469 137.29 km2
(53.01 sq mi)
470/km2
(1,200/sq mi)
Negros Occidental NIR CC RA 04585[90] 1965 Jun 19[90] 1966 Jan 22
6°39′29″N 122°08′13″E / 6.6580°N 122.1370°E / 6.6580; 122.1370 (Lamitan) Lamitan 74,782 354.45 km2
(136.85 sq mi)
210/km2
(540/sq mi)
Basilan ARMM CC RA 09393[91] 2007 Mar 15[91] 2007 Jun 18[25]
18°11′50″N 120°35′37″E / 18.1973°N 120.5935°E / 18.1973; 120.5935 (Laoag) Laoag 111,125 116.08 km2
(44.82 sq mi)
960/km2
(2,500/sq mi)
Ilocos Norte I CC RA 04584[92] 1965 Jun 19[92] 1966 Jan 1
10°17′59″N 123°58′53″E / 10.2998°N 123.9815°E / 10.2998; 123.9815 (Lapu-Lapu) Lapu‑Lapu 408,112 58.10 km2
(22.43 sq mi)
7,000/km2
(18,000/sq mi)
Cebu VII HUC RA 03134[93] 1961 Jun 17[93] 1961 Dec 31[94]
14°28′50″N 120°58′55″E / 14.4806°N 120.9819°E / 14.4806; 120.9819 (Las Piñas) Las Piñas 588,894 32.69 km2
(12.62 sq mi)
18,000/km2
(47,000/sq mi)
-none-[viii] NCR HUC RA 08251[95] 1997 Feb 12[95] 1997 Mar 26
13°08′20″N 123°44′03″E / 13.1388°N 123.7343°E / 13.1388; 123.7343 (Legazpi) Legazpi 196,639 153.70 km2
(59.34 sq mi)
1,300/km2
(3,400/sq mi)
Albay V CC RA 02234[96] 1959 Jun 12[96] 1959 Jun 12
13°14′28″N 123°32′14″E / 13.2411°N 123.5373°E / 13.2411; 123.5373 (Ligao) Ligao 111,399 246.75 km2
(95.27 sq mi)
450/km2
(1,200/sq mi)
Albay V CC RA 09008[97] 2001 Feb 21[97] 2001 Mar 24
13°56′29″N 121°09′51″E / 13.9414°N 121.1642°E / 13.9414; 121.1642 (Lipa) Lipa 332,386 209.40 km2
(80.85 sq mi)
1,600/km2
(4,100/sq mi)
Batangas IV-A CC RA 00162[98] 1947 Jun 20[98] 1947 Jun 20[99]
13°55′34″N 121°36′51″E / 13.9260°N 121.6141°E / 13.9260; 121.6141 (Lucena) Lucena 266,248 80.21 km2
(30.97 sq mi)
3,300/km2
(8,500/sq mi)
Quezon IV-A HUC RA 03271[100] 1961 Jun 17[100] 1962 Aug 19[101]
10°08′01″N 124°50′46″E / 10.1335°N 124.8460°E / 10.1335; 124.8460 (Maasin) Maasin 85,560 211.71 km2
(81.74 sq mi)
400/km2
(1,000/sq mi)
Southern Leyte VIII CC RA 08796[102] 2000 Jul 11[102] 2000 Aug 10
15°13′22″N 120°34′24″E / 15.2228°N 120.5733°E / 15.2228; 120.5733 (Mabalacat) Mabalacat 250,799[ix] 83.18 km2
(32.12 sq mi)
3,000/km2
(7,800/sq mi)
Pampanga III CC RA 10164[103] 2012 May 15[103] 2012 Jul 21[39]
14°33′24″N 121°01′25″E / 14.5568°N 121.0235°E / 14.5568; 121.0235 (Makati) Makati 582,602[x] 21.57 km2
(8.33 sq mi)[x]
27,000/km2
(70,000/sq mi)
-none-[viii] NCR HUC RA 07854[104] 1995 Jan 2[104] 1995 Feb 4
14°40′31″N 120°57′26″E / 14.6752°N 120.9573°E / 14.6752; 120.9573 (Malabon) Malabon 365,525 15.71 km2
(6.07 sq mi)
23,000/km2
(60,000/sq mi)
-none-[viii] NCR HUC RA 09019[105] 2001 Mar 5[105] 2001 Apr 21
8°09′19″N 125°07′49″E / 8.1553°N 125.1304°E / 8.1553; 125.1304 (Malaybalay) Malaybalay 174,625 969.19 km2
(374.21 sq mi)
180/km2
(470/sq mi)
Bukidnon X CC RA 08490[106] 1998 Feb 11[106] 1998 Mar 22
14°50′37″N 120°48′41″E / 14.8437°N 120.8113°E / 14.8437; 120.8113 (Malolos) Malolos 252,074 67.25 km2
(25.97 sq mi)
3,700/km2
(9,600/sq mi)
Bulacan III CC RA 08754[107] 1999 Nov 4[107] 1999 Dec 18[108]
14°34′39″N 121°02′00″E / 14.5774°N 121.0334°E / 14.5774; 121.0334 (Mandaluyong) Mandaluyong 386,276 21.26 km2
(8.21 sq mi)
42,000/km2
(110,000/sq mi)
-none-[viii] NCR HUC RA 07675[109] 1994 Feb 9[109] 1994 Apr 10
10°20′37″N 123°56′32″E / 10.3437°N 123.9422°E / 10.3437; 123.9422 (Mandaue) Mandaue 362,654 25.18 km2
(9.72 sq mi)
14,000/km2
(36,000/sq mi)
Cebu VII HUC RA 05519[110] 1969 Jun 21[110] 1969 Aug 30[111]
14°35′26″N 120°58′48″E / 14.5906°N 120.9799°E / 14.5906; 120.9799 (Manila) Manila 1,780,148 38.55 km2
(14.88 sq mi)
46,000/km2
(120,000/sq mi)
-none- NCR HUC Act 0183[112] 1901 Jul 31[112] 1901 Jul 31
8°00′12″N 124°17′12″E / 8.0034°N 124.2866°E / 8.0034; 124.2866 (Marawi) Marawi 201,785 87.55 km2
(33.80 sq mi)
2,300/km2
(6,000/sq mi)
Lanao del Sur ARMM CC CA 592[113] 1940 Aug 19[114] 1950 Sep 30[114]
14°37′59″N 121°05′57″E / 14.6331°N 121.0993°E / 14.6331; 121.0993 (Marikina) Marikina 450,741 21.52 km2
(8.31 sq mi)
21,000/km2
(54,000/sq mi)
-none-[viii] NCR HUC RA 08223[115] 1996 Nov 6[115] 1996 Dec 7
12°22′14″N 123°37′30″E / 12.3705°N 123.6249°E / 12.3705; 123.6249 (Masbate City) Masbate City 95,389 188.00 km2
(72.59 sq mi)
510/km2
(1,300/sq mi)
Masbate V CC RA 08807[116] 2000 Aug 16[116] 2000 Sep 30
6°57′41″N 126°12′53″E / 6.9614°N 126.2147°E / 6.9614; 126.2147 (Mati) Mati 141,141 588.63 km2
(227.27 sq mi)
240/km2
(620/sq mi)
Davao Oriental XI CC RA 09408[117] 2007 Mar 24[117] 2007 Jun 18[25]
14°44′04″N 120°57′26″E / 14.7345°N 120.9571°E / 14.7345; 120.9571 (Meycauayan) Meycauayan 209,083 32.10 km2
(12.39 sq mi)
6,500/km2
(17,000/sq mi)
Bulacan III CC RA 09356[118] 2006 Oct 2[118] 2006 Dec 10[119]
14°23′38″N 121°02′28″E / 14.3940°N 121.0410°E / 14.3940; 121.0410 (Muñoz) Muñoz 81,483 163.05 km2
(62.95 sq mi)
160/km2
(410/sq mi)
Nueva Ecija III CC RA 08977[120] 2000 Nov 7[120] 2000 Dec 9
15°42′47″N 120°54′15″E / 15.7131°N 120.9041°E / 15.7131; 120.9041 (Muntinlupa) Muntinlupa 504,509 39.75 km2
(15.35 sq mi)
13,000/km2
(34,000/sq mi)
-none-[viii] NCR HUC RA 07926[121] 1995 Mar 1[121] 1995 May 8
13°37′26″N 123°11′06″E / 13.6240°N 123.1850°E / 13.6240; 123.1850 (Naga) Naga 196,003 84.48 km2
(32.62 sq mi)
2,300/km2
(6,000/sq mi)
Camarines Sur V ICC RA 00305[122] 1948 Jun 18[122] 1948 Jun 18
10°12′33″N 123°45′24″E / 10.2093°N 123.7567°E / 10.2093; 123.7567 (Naga) Naga 115,750 101.97 km2
(39.37 sq mi)
1,100/km2
(2,800/sq mi)
Cebu VII CC RA 09491[123] 2007 Jul 15[123] 2007 Sep 2[35]
14°39′25″N 120°56′52″E / 14.6569°N 120.9478°E / 14.6569; 120.9478 (Navotas) Navotas 249,463 10.77 km2
(4.16 sq mi)
28,000/km2
(73,000/sq mi)
-none-[viii] NCR HUC RA 09387[124] 2007 Mar 10[124] 2007 Jun 24[25]
14°49′53″N 120°17′01″E / 14.8314°N 120.2835°E / 14.8314; 120.2835 (Olongapo) Olongapo 233,040 103.3 km2
(39.9 sq mi)
1,300/km2
(3,400/sq mi)
Zambales III HUC RA 04645[125] 1966 Jun 1[125] 1966 Jun 1
11°00′16″N 124°36′27″E / 11.0044°N 124.6075°E / 11.0044; 124.6075 (Ormoc) Ormoc 215,031 613.60 km2
(236.91 sq mi)
350/km2
(910/sq mi)
Leyte VIII ICC RA 00179[126] 1947 Jun 21[126] 1947 Oct 20[127]
8°29′07″N 123°48′21″E / 8.4852°N 123.8059°E / 8.4852; 123.8059 (Oroquieta) Oroquieta 70,757 237.88 km2
(91.85 sq mi)
300/km2
(780/sq mi)
Misamis Occidental X CC RA 05518[128] 1969 Jun 21[128] 1970 Jan 1
8°10′09″N 123°50′43″E / 8.1691°N 123.8454°E / 8.1691; 123.8454 (Ozamiz) Ozamiz 141,828 169.95 km2
(65.62 sq mi)
830/km2
(2,100/sq mi)
Misamis Occidental X CC RA 00321[129] 1948 Jun 19[129] 1948 Jun 19[130]
7°49′30″N 123°26′11″E / 7.8249°N 123.4365°E / 7.8249; 123.4365 (Pagadian) Pagadian 199,060 378.80 km2
(146.26 sq mi)
530/km2
(1,400/sq mi)
Zamboanga del Sur IX CC RA 05478[131] 1969 Jun 21[131] 1969 Jun 21
15°32′27″N 121°05′03″E / 15.5408°N 121.0842°E / 15.5408; 121.0842 (Palayan) Palayan 41,041 101.40 km2
(39.15 sq mi)
400/km2
(1,000/sq mi)
Nueva Ecija III CC RA 04475[132] 1965 Jun 19[132] 1965 Jun 19
7°18′01″N 125°40′57″E / 7.3004°N 125.6826°E / 7.3004; 125.6826 (Panabo) Panabo 184,599 251.23 km2
(97.00 sq mi)
730/km2
(1,900/sq mi)
Davao del Norte XI CC RA 09015[133] 2001 Feb 28[133] 2001 Mar 31
14°30′03″N 120°59′29″E / 14.5007°N 120.9915°E / 14.5007; 120.9915 (Parañaque) Parañaque 665,822 47.69 km2
(18.41 sq mi)
14,000/km2
(36,000/sq mi)
-none-[viii] NCR HUC RA 08507[134] 1998 Feb 13[134] 1998 Mar 22
14°32′37″N 120°59′43″E / 14.5437°N 120.9954°E / 14.5437; 120.9954 (Pasay) Pasay 416,522 13.97 km2
(5.39 sq mi)
30,000/km2
(78,000/sq mi)
-none-[vii] NCR HUC RA 00183[135] 1947 Jun 21[135] 1947 Aug 16[136]
14°33′38″N 121°04′36″E / 14.5605°N 121.0767°E / 14.5605; 121.0767 (Pasig) Pasig 755,300[xi] 31.00 km2
(11.97 sq mi)
16,000/km2
(41,000/sq mi)
-none-[viii] NCR HUC RA 07829[137] 1994 Dec 8[137] 1995 Jan 21
11°07′03″N 122°38′36″E / 11.1174°N 122.6432°E / 11.1174; 122.6432 (Passi) Passi 80,544 251.39 km2
(97.06 sq mi)
320/km2
(830/sq mi)
Iloilo VI CC RA 08469[138] 1998 Jan 30[138] 1998 Mar 14
9°44′15″N 118°44′06″E / 9.7376°N 118.7350°E / 9.7376; 118.7350 (Puerto Princesa) Puerto Princesa 255,116 2,381.02 km2
(919.32 sq mi)
110/km2
(280/sq mi)
Palawan IV‑B HUC RA 05906[139] 1969 Jun 21[139] 1970 Jan 1[37]
14°39′03″N 121°02′55″E / 14.6509°N 121.0486°E / 14.6509; 121.0486 (Quezon City) Quezon City 2,936,116 166.20 km2
(64.17 sq mi)
17,000/km2
(44,000/sq mi)
-none-[vii] NCR HUC CA 502[140] 1939 Oct 12 1939 Oct 12
11°35′22″N 122°45′00″E / 11.5895°N 122.7500°E / 11.5895; 122.7500 (Roxas) Roxas 167,003 95.07 km2
(36.71 sq mi)
1,800/km2
(4,700/sq mi)
Capiz VI CC RA 00603[141] 1951 Apr 11[141] 1951 May 12[142]
10°53′46″N 123°24′55″E / 10.8960°N 123.4154°E / 10.8960; 123.4154 (Sagay) Sagay 146,264 330.34 km2
(127.54 sq mi)
440/km2
(1,100/sq mi)
Negros Occidental NIR CC RA 08192[143] 1996 Jun 11[143] 1996 Aug 10
7°05′16″N 125°44′24″E / 7.0878°N 125.7400°E / 7.0878; 125.7400 (Samal) Samal 104,123 301.30 km2
(116.33 sq mi)
350/km2
(910/sq mi)
Davao del Norte XI CC RA 08471[144] 1998 Jan 30[144] 1998 Mar 7
10°29′34″N 123°24′34″E / 10.4929°N 123.4094°E / 10.4929; 123.4094 (San Carlos (Negros Occidental)) San Carlos 132,536 451.50 km2
(174.33 sq mi)
290/km2
(750/sq mi)
Negros Occidental NIR CC RA 02643[145] 1960 Jun 18[145] 1960 Jun 18
15°55′36″N 120°20′44″E / 15.9266°N 120.3456°E / 15.9266; 120.3456 (San Carlos (Pangasinan)) San Carlos 188,571 169.03 km2
(65.26 sq mi)
1,100/km2
(2,800/sq mi)
Pangasinan I CC RA 04487[146] 1965 Jun 19[146] 1966 Jan 1
16°37′00″N 120°19′05″E / 16.6168°N 120.3180°E / 16.6168; 120.3180 (San Fernando (La Union)) San Fernando 121,812 102.72 km2
(39.66 sq mi)
1,200/km2
(3,100/sq mi)
La Union I CC RA 08509[147] 1998 Feb 13[147] 1998 Mar 20
15°01′42″N 120°41′38″E / 15.0283°N 120.6938°E / 15.0283; 120.6938 (San Fernando (Pampanga)) San Fernando 306,659 67.74 km2
(26.15 sq mi)
4,500/km2
(12,000/sq mi)
Pampanga III CC RA 08990[148] 2001 Jan 26[148] 2001 Feb 3
15°47′30″N 120°59′21″E / 15.7917°N 120.9891°E / 15.7917; 120.9891 (San Jose) San Jose 139,738 185.99 km2
(71.81 sq mi)
750/km2
(1,900/sq mi)
Nueva Ecija III CC RA 06051[149] 1969 Aug 4[149] 1969 Aug 4
14°48′40″N 121°02′57″E / 14.8110°N 121.0491°E / 14.8110; 121.0491 (San Jose del Monte) San Jose del Monte 574,089 105.53 km2
(40.75 sq mi)
5,400/km2
(14,000/sq mi)
Bulacan III CC RA 08797[150] 2000 Jul 15[150] 2000 Sep 10
14°36′17″N 121°01′48″E / 14.6047°N 121.0299°E / 14.6047; 121.0299 (San Juan) San Juan 122,180 5.95 km2
(2.30 sq mi)
21,000/km2
(54,000/sq mi)
-none-[viii] NCR HUC RA 09388[151] 2007 Mar 11[151] 2007 Jun 16[25]
14°04′12″N 121°19′32″E / 14.0700°N 121.3255°E / 14.0700; 121.3255 (San Pablo) San Pablo 266,068 197.56 km2
(76.28 sq mi)
1,300/km2
(3,400/sq mi)
Laguna IV-A CC CA 520[152] 1940 May 7 1941 Mar 30[153]
14°21′49″N 121°03′11″E / 14.3636°N 121.0531°E / 14.3636; 121.0531 (San Pedro) San Pedro 325,809 24.05 km2
(9.29 sq mi)
14,000/km2
(36,000/sq mi)
Laguna IV-A CC RA 10420[154] 2013 Mar 27[154] 2013 Dec 28[155]
14°18′51″N 121°06′44″E / 14.3143°N 121.1121°E / 14.3143; 121.1121 (Santa Rosa) Santa Rosa 353,767 54.84 km2
(21.17 sq mi)
6,500/km2
(17,000/sq mi)
Laguna IV-A CC RA 09264[156] 2004 Mar 10[156] 2004 Jul 10[157]
16°42′14″N 121°33′50″E / 16.7040°N 121.5639°E / 16.7040; 121.5639 (Santiago) Santiago 134,830 255.50 km2
(98.65 sq mi)
530/km2
(1,400/sq mi)
Isabela II ICC RA 07720[158] 1994 May 5[158] 1994 Jul 3
10°47′53″N 122°58′33″E / 10.7980°N 122.9757°E / 10.7980; 122.9757 (Silay) Silay 126,930 214.80 km2
(82.93 sq mi)
590/km2
(1,500/sq mi)
Negros Occidental NIR CC RA 01621[159] 1957 Jun 12[159] 1957 Jun 12
9°45′00″N 122°24′07″E / 9.7500°N 122.4019°E / 9.7500; 122.4019 (Sipalay) Sipalay 70,070 379.78 km2
(146.63 sq mi)
180/km2
(470/sq mi)
Negros Occidental NIR CC RA 09027[160] 2001 Mar 5[160] 2001 Mar 31
12°58′15″N 124°00′19″E / 12.9707°N 124.0052°E / 12.9707; 124.0052 (Sorsogon City) Sorsogon City 168,110 276.11 km2
(106.61 sq mi)
610/km2
(1,600/sq mi)
Sorsogon V CC RA 08806[161] 2000 Aug 16[161] 2000 Dec 16
9°47′30″N 125°29′34″E / 9.7916°N 125.4929°E / 9.7916; 125.4929 (Surigao City) Surigao City 154,137 245.30 km2
(94.71 sq mi)
630/km2
(1,600/sq mi)
Surigao del Norte XIII CC RA 06134[162] 1970 Aug 31[162] 1970 Aug 31
13°21′33″N 123°43′47″E / 13.3592°N 123.7298°E / 13.3592; 123.7298 (Tabaco) Tabaco 133,868 117.14 km2
(45.23 sq mi)
1,100/km2
(2,800/sq mi)
Albay V CC RA 09020[163] 2001 Mar 5[163] 2001 Mar 24
17°24′49″N 121°26′38″E / 17.4136°N 121.4440°E / 17.4136; 121.4440 (Tabuk) Tabuk 110,642 700.25 km2
(270.37 sq mi)
160/km2
(410/sq mi)
Kalinga CAR CC RA 09404[164] 2007 Mar 23[164] 2007 Jun 23[25]
11°14′35″N 125°00′29″E / 11.2430°N 125.0081°E / 11.2430; 125.0081 (Tacloban) Tacloban 242,089 201.72 km2
(77.88 sq mi)
1,200/km2
(3,100/sq mi)
Leyte VIII HUC RA 00760[165] 1952 Jun 20[165] 1953 Jun 12[166]
6°41′18″N 124°40′43″E / 6.6884°N 124.6786°E / 6.6884; 124.6786 (Tacurong) Tacurong 98,316 153.40 km2
(59.23 sq mi)
640/km2
(1,700/sq mi)
Sultan Kudarat XII CC RA 08805[167] 2000 Aug 16[167] 2000 Sep 18
14°06′54″N 120°57′49″E / 14.1149°N 120.9635°E / 14.1149; 120.9635 (Tagaytay) Tagaytay 71,181 65.00 km2
(25.10 sq mi)
1,100/km2
(2,800/sq mi)
Cavite IV-A CC CA 338[168] 1938 Jun 21[168] 1938 Jun 21
9°38′26″N 123°51′23″E / 9.6405°N 123.8565°E / 9.6405; 123.8565 (Tagbilaran) Tagbilaran 105,051 36.50 km2
(14.09 sq mi)
2,900/km2
(7,500/sq mi)
Bohol VII CC RA 04660[169] 1966 Jun 18[169] 1966 Jul 1
14°31′36″N 121°04′28″E / 14.5266°N 121.0744°E / 14.5266; 121.0744 (Taguig) Taguig 804,915[xii] 53.67 km2
(20.72 sq mi)[xii]
15,000/km2
(39,000/sq mi)
-none-[viii] NCR HUC RA 08487[170] 1998 Feb 11[170] 2004 Dec 8[171]
7°26′48″N 125°48′34″E / 7.4468°N 125.8095°E / 7.4468; 125.8095 (Tagum) Tagum 259,444 195.80 km2
(75.60 sq mi)
1,300/km2
(3,400/sq mi)
Davao del Norte XI CC RA 08472[172] 1998 Jan 30[172] 1998 Mar 7
10°14′44″N 123°50′52″E / 10.2455°N 123.8478°E / 10.2455; 123.8478 (Talisay (Cebu)) Talisay 227,645 39.87 km2
(15.39 sq mi)
5,700/km2
(15,000/sq mi)
Cebu VII CC RA 08979[173] 2000 Nov 22[173] 2000 Dec 30
10°44′14″N 122°58′02″E / 10.7372°N 122.9673°E / 10.7372; 122.9673 (Talisay (Negros Occidental)) Talisay 102,214 201.18 km2
(77.68 sq mi)
510/km2
(1,300/sq mi)
Negros Occidental NIR CC RA 08489[174] 1998 Feb 11[174] 1998 Mar 21
14°05′07″N 121°09′10″E / 14.0853°N 121.1528°E / 14.0853; 121.1528 (Tanauan) Tanauan 173,366 107.16 km2
(41.37 sq mi)
1,600/km2
(4,100/sq mi)
Batangas IV-A CC RA 09005[175] 2001 Feb 2[175] 2001 Mar 10
9°04′47″N 126°11′51″E / 9.0798°N 126.1976°E / 9.0798; 126.1976 (Tandag) Tandag 56,364 291.73 km2
(112.64 sq mi)
190/km2
(490/sq mi)
Surigao del Sur XIII CC RA 09392[176] 2007 Mar 15[176] 2007 Jun 23[25]
8°03′45″N 123°45′02″E / 8.0625°N 123.7505°E / 8.0625; 123.7505 (Tangub) Tangub 63,011 162.78 km2
(62.85 sq mi)
390/km2
(1,000/sq mi)
Misamis Occidental X CC RA 05131[177] 1967 Jun 17[177] 1968 Feb 28[178]
9°30′58″N 123°09′26″E / 9.5162°N 123.1573°E / 9.5162; 123.1573 (Tanjay) Tanjay 80,532 267.05 km2
(103.11 sq mi)
300/km2
(780/sq mi)
Negros Oriental NIR CC RA 09026[179] 2001 Mar 5[179] 2001 Mar 31
15°29′09″N 120°35′22″E / 15.4859°N 120.5895°E / 15.4859; 120.5895 (Tarlac City) Tarlac City 342,493 274.66 km2
(106.05 sq mi)
1,200/km2
(3,100/sq mi)
Tarlac III CC RA 08593[180] 1998 Mar 12[180] 1998 Apr 19
14°01′35″N 121°35′30″E / 14.0263°N 121.5918°E / 14.0263; 121.5918 (Tayabas) Tayabas 99,779 230.95 km2
(89.17 sq mi)
430/km2
(1,100/sq mi)
Quezon IV-A CC RA 09398[181] 2007 Mar 18[181] 2007 Jul 14[35]
10°22′48″N 123°38′21″E / 10.3799°N 123.6393°E / 10.3799; 123.6393 (Toledo) Toledo 170,335 216.28 km2
(83.51 sq mi)
790/km2
(2,000/sq mi)
Cebu VII CC RA 02688[182] 1960 Jun 18[182] 1960 Jun 18
14°16′51″N 120°52′03″E / 14.2809°N 120.8675°E / 14.2809; 120.8675 (Trece Martires) Trece Martires 155,713 39.10 km2
(15.10 sq mi)
4,000/km2
(10,000/sq mi)
Cavite IV-A CC RA 00981[183] 1954 May 24[183] 1956 Jan 1
17°36′45″N 121°43′58″E / 17.6125°N 121.7327°E / 17.6125; 121.7327 (Tuguegarao) Tuguegarao 153,502 144.80 km2
(55.91 sq mi)
1,100/km2
(2,800/sq mi)
Cagayan II CC RA 08755[184] 1999 Nov 4[184] 1999 Dec 18
15°58′31″N 120°34′01″E / 15.9753°N 120.5670°E / 15.9753; 120.5670 (Urdaneta) Urdaneta 132,940 100.26 km2
(38.71 sq mi)
1,300/km2
(3,400/sq mi)
Pangasinan I CC RA 08480[185] 1998 Feb 10[185] 1998 Mar 21
7°54′10″N 125°05′23″E / 7.9028°N 125.0898°E / 7.9028; 125.0898 (Valencia) Valencia 192,993 587.29 km2
(226.75 sq mi)
330/km2
(850/sq mi)
Bukidnon X CC RA 08985[186] 2000 Dec 5[186] 2000 Dec 30
14°42′28″N 120°56′46″E / 14.7077°N 120.9462°E / 14.7077; 120.9462 (Valenzuela) Valenzuela 620,422 47.02 km2
(18.15 sq mi)
13,000/km2
(34,000/sq mi)
-none-[xiii] NCR HUC RA 08526[187] 1998 Feb 14[187] 1998 Dec 30
10°53′46″N 123°04′21″E / 10.8962°N 123.0726°E / 10.8962; 123.0726 (Victorias) Victorias 87,933 133.92 km2
(51.71 sq mi)
660/km2
(1,700/sq mi)
Negros Occidental NIR CC RA 08488[188] 1998 Feb 11[188] 1998 Mar 21
17°34′22″N 120°23′12″E / 17.5729°N 120.3867°E / 17.5729; 120.3867 (Vigan) Vigan 53,879 25.12 km2
(9.70 sq mi)
2,100/km2
(5,400/sq mi)
Ilocos Sur I CC RA 08988[189] 2000 Dec 27[189] 2001 Jan 22
6°54′17″N 122°04′35″E / 6.9046°N 122.0763°E / 6.9046; 122.0763 (Zamboanga City) Zamboanga City 861,799 1,414.70 km2
(546.22 sq mi)
580/km2
(1,500/sq mi)
Zamboanga del Sur[ii] IX HUC CA 039[190] 1936 Oct 12[190] 1937 Feb 26[191]
Table notes
  1. ^ Land area figures are taken from the National Statistical Coordination Board
  2. ^ a b Highly urbanized cities (HUC) and independent component cities (ICC) are legally independent from any province, although they are often grouped with the province they belonged to prior to becoming cities. The province indicated for such cities, as grouped by the National Statistical Coordination Board, is in italics.
  3. ^ Some of these city charters have been replaced, revised, or amended since. The link to the text of the original city charter is given if available online.
  4. ^ Most city charters were approved after being signed by the president. However, some were approved only after they lapsed into law, i.e. becoming law without the president's signature, which is possible if 30 days after being sent to the president's office for approval the act has remained unsigned.
  5. ^ Before 1987, most municipalities gained cityhood immediately after the enactment or approval of their city charters. Only few pre-1987 city charters had a set date of effectivity (such as Tagbilaran's and Dipolog's) or required a plebiscite for the city to acquire corporate existence (such as Caloocan's or Laoag's). However, since 1987 city charters require ratification through a plebiscite, with a majority of votes cast by city residents affirming the charter. If not enough information is available, a charter's date of approval is assumed to be its date of effectivity, and the date is in italics.
  6. ^ Population figure for Angeles includes residents of disputed areas between this city's Brgy. Balibago and Brgy. Dolores, Mabalacat, Pampanga.
  7. ^ a b c Prior to receiving their charters, Quezon City, Caloocan and Pasay were part of the province of Rizal, and remained only nominally so until the organization of Metro Manila in 1975.
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Prior to the organization of the Metropolitan Manila Area in 1975, the then-municipalities of Mandaluyong, Pasig, Malabon, Makati, Muntinlupa, Las Piñas, Parañaque, Taguig, Navotas and San Juan were part of the province of Rizal.
  9. ^ Population figure for Mabalacat excludes residents of disputed areas between this city's Brgy. Dolores and Brgy. Balibago, Angeles City.
  10. ^ a b Land area and population figures for Makati exclude Brgys. Post Proper Northside and Post Proper Southside, which are still administered by the City of Makati, but the courts have ruled, in 2003, are part of Taguig.
  11. ^ Population figure for Pasig City excludes residents in areas disputed between this city and the municipality of Cainta, Rizal.
  12. ^ a b Land area and population figures for Taguig include Brgys. Post Proper Northside and Post Proper Southside, which are still administered by the City of Makati, but ruled in court to be part of Taguig in 2003.
  13. ^ Prior to the organization of the Metropolitan Manila Area in 1975, the then-municipality of Valenzuela was a part of the province of Bulacan.
Dates of inauguration/organization

Many pre-1987 cities had set dates of inauguration (where the president or a high-ranking government official participates in ceremonies marking the attainment of cityhood) or had set dates of organization (where the newly-converted city officially starts to fully function as expected). These dates may be set by the President, city officials or Congress.

See also[edit]

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