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were Created from January to July 2004
(FS-200408-PP2-01, posted 22 August 2004)

The Philippines has 17 regions, 79 provinces, 116 cities, 1,500 municipalities and 41,974 barangays as of July 31, 2004.

During the period January 1 to July 31, 2004, a city, two municipalities and two barangays were created. The municipality of Santa Rosa, Laguna was converted into a city pursuant to Republic Act No. 9264 dated March 10, 2004, ratified in the plebiscite held on July 10, 2004. The new municipalities created are Datu Abdullah Sangki per Muslim Mindanao Autonomy Act No. 153 dated August 20, 2003, ratified in the plebiscite held on January 3, 2004 and the municipality of San Isidro in Davao del Norte per Republic Act No. 9265 dated July 28, 2003, ratified in the plebiscite held on June 26, 2004. Also, two more barangays were created in Davao City, Davao del Sur, out of mother Bgy. Pampanga. Barangays Alfonso Angliongto Sr. and Vicente Hizon Sr. were created pursuant to Davao City Council Resolution No. 02565-03 and Davao del Sur Sangguniang Panlungsod Ordinance No. 0161-03, ratified in the plebiscite held on July 25, 2004.

The following barangays were transferred to the new municipalities:

Ten (10) barangays transfered to the new municipality of Datu Abdullah Sangki from the municipality of Ampatuan , Maguindanao:

Thirteen (13) barangays transfered to the new municipality of San Isidro from the municipalities of Asuncion and Kapalong, Davao del Norte:

  1. Banaba
  2. Dimampao
  3. Guinibon
  4. Kaya- kaya
  5. Maganoy
  6. Mao
  7. Maranding
  8. Sugadol
  9. Talisawa
  10. Tukanolocong

 

  1. Igangon
  2. Kipalili
  3. Mamangan
  4. Sabangan
  5. Sawata
  6. Santo Niño
  7. Dacudao
  8. Datu Balong
  9. Libuton
  10. Pinamuno
  11. Monte Dujali
  12. Linao
  13. San Miguel

Source: National Barangay Operations Office of the Department of Interior and Local Government (NBOO/DILG)

Number of Local Government Units (LGUs), by Island Group
(As of Jul. 31, 2004 and as of Dec. 31, 2003)

LGUs Jul. 04 % Dist. Dec. 03 % Dist.
         
LUZON        
Regions 8 47.1 8 47.1
Provinces 38 48.1 38 48.1
Cities 57 49.1 56 48.7
Municipalities 714 47.6 715 47.7
Barangays 20,487 48.8 20,487 48.8
         
VISAYAS        
Regions 3 17.6 3 17.6
Provinces 16 20.3 16 20.3
Cities 32 27.6 32 27.8
Municipalities 376 25.1 376 25.1
Barangays 11,443 27.3 11,443 27.3
         
MINDANAO        
Regions 6 35.3 6 35.3
Provinces 25 31.6 25 31.6
Cities 27 23.3 27 23.5
Municipalities 410 27.3 408 27.2
Barangays 10,044 23.9 10,042 23.9
         
TOTAL        
Regions 17 100.0 17 100.0
Provinces 79 100.0 79 100.0
Cities 116 100.0 115 100.0
Municipalities 1,500 100.0 1,499 100.0
Barangays 41,974 100.0 41,972 100.0
         

Source: National Barangay Operations Office of the Department of Interior and Local Government (NBOO/DILG)

Luzon, the largest island group in the country, has 8 regions with 38 provinces, 57 cities, 714 municipalities and 20,487 barangays. Visayas has 3 regions, 16 provinces, 32 cities, 376 municipalities and 11,443 while Mindanao has 6 regions, 25 provinces, 27 cities, 410 municipalities and 10,044 barangays.

 

 

 

 

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