Municipalities of the Philippines

There are 1,489 Municipalities in the Philippines.

The Philippine Government defines a municipality as “a political corporate body which is endowed with the facilities of a municipal corporation, exercised by and through the municipal government in conformity with law. It is a subsidiary of the province which consists of a number of barangays within its territorial boundaries, one of which is the seat of government found at the town proper (poblacion)”.

One very important factor to remember is that MUNICIPALITIES are not classified as CITIES. The list of cities in the Philippines will continue to increase as municipalities later become cities.

As municipalities become cities the number of municipalities will diminish. However, as municipalities can reduce in number they may also increase in number. The number of municipalities may increase as Municipalities or Provinces get subdivided.

Featured News of the Philippines

Updated: September 29, 2022

Korean-funded Samar road eyed for completion before yearend.
TACLOBAN CITY – The Korean-funded PHP1.12 billion Samar Pacific Coastal Road project in Northern Samar province has opened and concreted 8.25 kilometers out of the 11.6-kilometer road stretch after four years of construction. A Sept. 25, 2022 status report sent by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) regional office here to the Philippine News Agency (PNA) on Thursday, showed the road is already passable with only 3.35 kilometers up for paving.

BARMM donates P600-K lab apparatus to Cotabato City schools
COTABATO CITY – Six public and private schools here were recipients of a laboratory apparatus package worth PHP600,000 from the Ministry of Science and Technology in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (MOST-BARMM). In a statement Thursday, MOST Minister Aida Silongan said the donation is part of their flagship programs to assist students and teachers in the region, providing laboratory equipment and capacity building for the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) program.

Source: “PNA.GOV.PH

Last Updated on January 5, 2022

List of Municipalities in alphabetical order

A municipality must qualify to be classified as a city.



Last Updated on January 5, 2022

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