Subdivisions of the Philippines

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Local government hierarchy in the Philippines. The dashed lines emanating from the president means that the president only exercises general supervision on local government.

Scope[edit]

The scope of this page is to give a complete survey of the subdivisions of the Philippines, the possible and actual categories and article pages, and to add new categories, where required.

On 2008-11-18 the Supreme Court of the Philippines voided 16 cityhood laws.[1]

See also[edit]

Contents

Luzon[edit]

National Capitol Region (NCR)[edit]

Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR)[edit]

Abra[edit]

Apayao[edit]

Benguet[edit]

Ifugao[edit]

Kalinga[edit]

Mountain Province[edit]

Ilocos Region (Region I)[edit]

Ilocos Norte[edit]

Ilocos Sur[edit]

La Union[edit]

Pangasinan[edit]

Cagayan Valley (Region II)[edit]

Batanes[edit]

Cagayan[edit]

Isabela[edit]

Nueva Vizcaya[edit]

Quirino[edit]

Central Luzon (Region III)[edit]

Aurora[edit]

Bataan[edit]

Bulacan[edit]

Nueva Ecija[edit]

Pampanga[edit]

Tarlac[edit]

Zambales[edit]

CALABARZON (Region IV-a)[edit]

Batangas[edit]

Cavite[edit]

Laguna[edit]

Quezon[edit]

Rizal[edit]

MIMAROPA (Region IV-b)[edit]

Marinduque[edit]

Occidental Mindoro[edit]

Oriental Mindoro[edit]

Palawan[edit]

The planned transition of the province of Palawan to the Western Visayas region still is in abeyance.

Romblon[edit]

Bicol Region (Region V)[edit]

Albay[edit]

Camarines Norte[edit]

Camarines Sur[edit]

Catanduanes[edit]

Masbate[edit]

Sorsogon[edit]

Visayas[edit]

Western Visayas (Region VI)[edit]

Aklan[edit]

Antique[edit]

Capiz[edit]

Guimaras[edit]

Iloilo[edit]

Negros Occidental[edit]

Central Visayas (Region VII)[edit]

Bohol[edit]

Cebu[edit]

Negros Oriental[edit]

Siquijor[edit]

Eastern Visayas (Region VIII)[edit]

Biliran[edit]

Eastern Samar[edit]

Leyte[edit]

Northern Samar[edit]

Samar[edit]

Southern Leyte[edit]

Mindanao[edit]

Zamboanga Peninsula (Region IX)[edit]

Zamboanga del Norte[edit]

Zamboanga del Sur[edit]

Zamboanga Sibugay[edit]

Northern Mindanao (Region X)[edit]

Bukidnon[edit]

Camiguin[edit]

Lanao del Norte[edit]

Misamis Occidental[edit]

Misamis Oriental[edit]

Davao Region (Region XI)[edit]

Compostela Valley[edit]

Davao del Norte[edit]

Davao del Sur[edit]

Davao Oriental[edit]

SOCCSKSARGEN (Region XII)[edit]

Cotabato[edit]

Sarangani[edit]

South Cotabato[edit]

Sultan Kudarat[edit]

Caraga (Region XIII)[edit]

Agusan del Norte[edit]

Agusan del Sur[edit]

Dinagat Islands[edit]

Surigao del Norte[edit]

Surigao del Sur[edit]

Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM)[edit]

Basilan[edit]

(excluding Isabela City)

Lanao del Sur[edit]

Maguindanao[edit]

Sulu[edit]

Tawi-Tawi[edit]

References[edit]

  1. a b c d e f g h i j cityhood voided
    Supreme Court of the Philippines: SC Voids 16 Cityhood Laws “Posted: November 18, 2008 […]
    The Supreme Court […] declared unconstitutional Cityhood Laws or Republic Acts (RAs) converting 16 municipalities into cities.
    In a 24-page decision […] the Court ruled that the following Cityhood Laws violate secs. 6 and 10, Article X of the Constitution: RA Nos. 9389 (Baybay City in Leyte), 9390 (Bogo City in Cebu), 9391 (Catbalogan City in Samar), 9392 (Tandag City in Surigao del Sur), 9393 (Lamitan City in Basilan), 9394 (Borongan City in Samar), 9398 (Tayabas City in Quezon), 9404 (Tabuk City in Kalinga), 9405 (Bayugan City in Agusan del Sur), 9407 (Batac City in Ilocos Norte), 9408 (Mati City in Davao Oriental), 9409 (Guihulngan City in Negros Oriental), 9434 (Cabadbaran City in Agusan del Norte), 9435 (El Salvador City in Misamis Oriental), 9436 (Carcar City in Cebu), and 9491 (Naga City in Cebu).”
  2. a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af A highly urbanized city, independent from any province.
  3. An independent municipality, not governed by any province.
  4. a b c d e An independent component city, not under the jurisdiction of any provincial government.
  5. a b Isabela City is a component city, part of the province of Basilan, but whose regional services are provided by the offices of Region IX.