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Calabarzon
Calabarzon
(/ká-lɑ-bɑr-zon/), formally known as Southern Tagalog Mainland[2] and designated as Region IV-A, is an administrative region in the Philippines. The region comprises five provinces: Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, and Quezon, and one highly urbanized city, Lucena. The name of the region is an acronym of its five component provinces. Its regional center is Calamba City
Calamba City
in Laguna. Calabarzon is the most populous region in the Philippines, having 14,414,774 inhabitants in 2015, and is also the country's second most densely populated after NCR.[1] Calabarzon
Calabarzon
is situated south of the National Capital Region, and is bordered by the Manila Bay
Manila Bay
in the west, Lamon Bay
Lamon Bay
and the Bicol Region in the east, the Tayabas
Tayabas
Bay and Sibuyan Sea
Sibuyan Sea
in the south, and the provinces of Aurora, Bulacan, and Metro Manila
Metro Manila
in the north. It is home to places like Mount Makiling
Mount Makiling
near Los Baños, Laguna
Los Baños, Laguna
and the Taal Volcano
Taal Volcano
in Talisay, Batangas. Prior to its creation as a region, Calabarzon, together with Mimaropa, formed the historical region known as Southern Tagalog, until they were separated in 2002 by virtue of Executive Order No. 103.[3] The history of the area known as Calabarzon
Calabarzon
dates back to early historic times.[4] Local historians[5] believe that three of the tenth century place-names mentioned in the Philippines' earliest known written document, the Laguna Copperplate Inscription, pertain to regions or polities (Tagalog: "bayan") along the shores of Laguna Lake;[6] and some Filipino-Chinese
Filipino-Chinese
scholars believe the tenth century trading polity known as Ma-i
Ma-i
may actually have been the predecessor of the present day town of Bay, Laguna.[7] Since the Philippines' colonial period, the region has served as home to some of the most important Philippine historical figures, including the Philippines' national hero, Jose Rizal, who was born in Calamba.

Contents

1 History 2 Geography 3 Administrative divisions

3.1 Cities

4 Demographics 5 Economy

5.1 Tourism

6 Official Seal 7 See also 8 References 9 External links

History[edit] On June 5, 1901, a convention was called on whether or not the province of Manila
Manila
should annex the province of Morong, which was found to be unable to be self-sufficient as a province. Eventually, on June 11, Act No. 137 of the First Philippine Commission
First Philippine Commission
abolished Morong and created a new province, named after the Philippines' national hero, Jose Rizal, who, coincidentally, was a native of Laguna. The new province comprised 29 municipalities, 17 from Manila and 12 from Morong. In 1902, Macario Sakay, a veteran Katipunan member, established the Tagalog Republic
Tagalog Republic
in the mountains of Rizal. Ultimately, Sakay's Tagalog Republic
Tagalog Republic
ended in 1906 when he and his men were betrayed under the guise of holding a national assembly aimed at the self-determination of the Filipino people.[8] On September 7, 1946, the Third Philippine Republic
Third Philippine Republic
enacted Republic Act No. 14, which renamed the province of Tayabas
Tayabas
to Quezon, in honor of Manuel Quezon.[9] Quezon
Quezon
was the second President of the Philippines
Philippines
and a native of Baler (now part of Aurora). In 1951, the northern part of Quezon
Quezon
became the sub-province Aurora, named after Quezon's wife.[10] On September 24, 1972, President Ferdinand Marcos
Ferdinand Marcos
enacted Presidential Decree No. 1, which organized the provinces into 11 regions as part of Marcos' Integrated Reorganization Plan.[11] The IRP created Region IV, known as the Southern Tagalog
Southern Tagalog
region, and was the largest region in the Philippines. At this time, Region IV consisted of Batangas, Cavite, Laguna, Marinduque, Oriental Mindoro, Occidental Mindoro, Quezon, Rizal, Romblon, and Palawan. In 1979, Aurora formally became a province independent of Quezon
Quezon
and was also included in Region IV.[citation needed]

Political map of Calabarzon

On May 17, 2002, President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
signed Executive Order No. 103, which made reorganized to the Southern Tagalog
Southern Tagalog
region. Due to its size, Region IV was split into two separate regions, Region IV-A (Calabarzon) and Region IV-B (Mimaropa). Aurora was transferred to Region III, Central Luzon.[3] The next year, Arroyo signed Executive Order No. 246, which declared Calamba as the regional center of the region.[12] Republic Act No. 10879, renamed "Region IV-B" into the "MIMAROPA Region".[13] Geography[edit] Main article: Geography of the Philippines See also: Cavite
Cavite
§ Geography, Laguna § Geography, Batangas § Geography, Rizal
Rizal
§ Geography, and Quezon § Geography CALABARZON is the 12th largest region in the Philippines, with an area of 16,873.31 km2. The region itself is relatively flat, but also consists of coastal areas and highlands.[14] CALABARZON is bordered by Manila Bay
Manila Bay
in the west, Metro Manila, Bulacan, and Aurora in the north, Lamon Bay
Lamon Bay
and Bicol in the east, and the Isla Verde Passage
Isla Verde Passage
in the south. Each province in the region is composed of different environments, ranging from low coastal areas to rugged mountainous ones. Cavite
Cavite
is characterized by rolling hinterlands punctured by hills, with a shoreline bordering Manila Bay
Manila Bay
and a rugged portion bordering Batangas
Batangas
near Mount Pico de Loro. The Tagaytay
Tagaytay
is located in Cavite, bordering Alfonso, Silang, Calamba, and Santa Rosa. Mount Sungay
Mount Sungay
is the highest peak in the province and can be found in Tagaytay. There are nine islands in Cavite, most notable of which is the island of Corregidor. Historically a site of great strategic importance, Corregidor
Corregidor
is found at the mouth of Manila Bay
Manila Bay
and is under the jurisdiction of Cavite
Cavite
City. Laguna has rugged terrain, with narrow plains near the shores of Laguna de Bay
Laguna de Bay
and mountainous ranges further inland. Laguna de Bay
Laguna de Bay
is the largest lake in the Philippines, and is named after the town of Bay. Laguna is also home to Mount Makiling, a dormant volcano near Los Banos reputed for its mystical properties. There are also a lot of hot springs near the Makiling area, especially in San Pablo. Another famous landmark in Laguna are the Pagsanjan
Pagsanjan
Falls, in Cavinti. The water from the Pagsanjan Falls
Pagsanjan Falls
comes from the Bumbungan River. Mount Banahaw borders Laguna and Quezon, and is similarly considered to be a holy mountain like Makiling.

Aerial view of the Taal Volcano

The Batangas
Batangas
area is mostly elevated, with small low flat lands and scattered mountain areas. Batangas
Batangas
is also home to the Taal Volcano, a complex volcano and one of the 16 Decade Volcanoes. The Taal Volcano is situated within Taal Lake, making Taal a third-order island, and possibly one of the largest in the world. Other islands in Batangas are Verde Island, near the Isla Verde Passage, and Fortune Island in Nasugbu. Batangas
Batangas
borders Cavite
Cavite
via Mount Pico de Loro, known for the views that could be found in its summit. Mount Makulot
Mount Makulot
and Mount Batulao can also be found in Batangas. Rizal
Rizal
is situated north of Laguna de Bay, and consists of a mixture of valleys and mountain ranges, with flat low-lying areas in the western portion of the province near Manila. The eastern portion of Rizal
Rizal
has hills and ridges which form part of the Sierra Madre range. Talim Island, the largest island in Laguna de Bay, is under the jurisdiction of the province of Rizal. Quezon
Quezon
is mountainous, with few plains and swamps, and the tail-end of the Sierra Madre running through it. Quezon
Quezon
is a narrow province, with the Tayabas
Tayabas
Isthmus comprising the southern part of the province and connecting it to the Bicol Peninsula. The southern part also consists of the Bondoc Peninsula, sandwiched between the Tayabas
Tayabas
Bay and Ragay Gulf. The largest islands in Quezon
Quezon
are the Alabat and Polillo islands, which are both located in Lamon Bay. Laguna shares a border with Quezon
Quezon
via Mount Banahaw. Administrative divisions[edit] Calabarzon
Calabarzon
comprises five provinces, 1 highly urbanized city, 18 component cities and 4,011 barangays.

Province or HUC Capital Population (2015)[1] Area[15] Density Cities Muni. Bgy.

km2 sq mi /km2 /sq mi

Batangas Batangas
Batangas
City 7001187000000000000♠18.7% 2,694,335 3,119.75 1,204.54 860 2,200 3 31 1,078

Cavite

Imus
Imus
(de jure) Trece Martires
Trece Martires
(de facto)

7001255000000000000♠25.5% 3,678,301 1,574.17 607.79 2,300 6,000 7 16 829

Laguna Santa Cruz 7001211000000000000♠21.1% 3,035,081 1,917.85 740.49 1,600 4,100 6 24 681

Quezon Lucena † 7001129000000000000♠12.9% 1,856,582 8,989.39 3,470.82 210 540 1 39 1,209

Rizal Antipolo 7001200000000000000♠20.0% 2,884,227 1,191.94 460.21 2,400 6,200 1 13 188

Lucena † — 7000180000000000000♠1.8% 266,248 80.21 30.97 3,300 8,500 1 — 33

Total 14,414,774 16,873.31 6,319.77 850 2,200 19 123 4,011

 †  Lucena is a highly-urbanized city; figures are excluded from Quezon
Quezon
province.

Cities[edit]

View of the City of Santa Rosa, Laguna

Calabarzon
Calabarzon
has 19 cities (18 component cities and the highly urbanized city of Lucena) in total, making it the region with the most cities amongst the Luzon
Luzon
regions, tying alongside Negros Island Region
Negros Island Region
in the Visayas, which also has 19 cities. Antipolo
Antipolo
is the most populous city in the region, as well as the 7th most populous city of the whole Philippines, while San Pedro City is the most densely populated city in the whole region. A large section of Calabarzon
Calabarzon
is considered part of the Greater Manila
Manila
Area; while Batangas
Batangas
City is the center of the Batangas
Batangas
metropolitan area. The region has a gross regional product of ₱1.65 trillion (at current prices), which accounts for 17% of the national GDP.[16]

City Population (2015)[1] Area[17] Density City class Income class Province

km2 sq mi /km2 /sq mi

AntipoloA 776,386 306.10 118.19 2,500 6,500 Component 1st Rizal

Bacoor 600,609 46.17 17.83 13,000 34,000 Component 1st Cavite

Batangas
Batangas
City 329,874 282.96 109.25 1,200 3,100 Component 1st Batangas

Biñan 333,028 43.50 16.80 7,700 20,000 Component 1st Laguna

Cabuyao 308,745 43.40 16.76 7,100 18,000 Component 1st Laguna

Calamba 454,486 149.50 57.72 3,000 7,800 Component 1st Laguna

Cavite
Cavite
City 102,806 10.89 4.20 9,400 24,000 Component 4th Cavite

Dasmariñas 659,019 90.13 34.80 7,300 19,000 Component 1st Cavite

General Trias 314,303 81.46 31.45 3,900 10,000 Component 1st Cavite

Imus 403,785 64.70 24.98 6,200 16,000 Component 1st Cavite

Lipa 332,386 209.40 80.85 1,600 4,100 Component 1st Batangas

Lucena 266,248 80.21 30.97 3,300 8,500 Highly Urbanized 1st Quezon

San Pablo 266,068 197.56 76.28 1,300 3,400 Component 1st Laguna

San Pedro 325,809 24.05 9.29 14,000 36,000 Component 1st Laguna

Santa Rosa 353,767 54.84 21.17 6,500 17,000 Component 1st Laguna

Tagaytay 71,181 65.00 25.10 1,100 2,800 Component 2nd Cavite

Tanauan 173,366 107.16 41.37 1,600 4,100 Component 1st Batangas

Tayabas 99,779 230.95 89.17 430 1,100 Component 4th Quezon

Trece Martires 155,713 39.10 15.10 4,000 10,000 Component 4th Cavite

A Antipolo
Antipolo
was declared a "highly-urbanized city" by President Benigno Aquino; such proclamation however still needs to be ratified in a plebiscite.[18] B On August 7, 2000, the municipality of Los Baños, Laguna
Los Baños, Laguna
was declared as a " Special
Special
Science and Nature City of the Philippines"[19][20] through Presidential Proclamation No. 349[21] in recognition of its importance as a center for science and technology, being home to many prestigious educational, environmental and research institutions. This proclamation does not convert the municipality to a city or give it corporate powers that are accorded to other cities. Demographics[edit]

Population census of Calabarzon

Year Pop. ±%

1990 6,349,452 —    

2000 9,320,629 +46.8%

2010 12,609,803 +35.3%

2015 14,414,774 +14.3%

Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[22][1]

See also: Demographics of the Philippines Calabarzon
Calabarzon
has a population of 14.4 million people, the largest of all the regions in the Philippines.[1] The population growth rate between 2000 and 2010 of 3.07% decreased from the growth rate between 1990 and 2000 of 3.91%, a trend which coincided with the rest of the nation. Life expectancy for men in Calabarzon
Calabarzon
is 68.9 years and 75.2 years for women. There are an estimated 356,000 Overseas Filipino
Overseas Filipino
Workers originally from Calabarzon.[23] A vast majority of people living in Calabarzon
Calabarzon
are Tagalogs. It is estimated that around 5.8 million Tagalogs live in Region IV-A.[24] Taal, in particular, is considered the "Heartland of Tagalog Culture" and is currently the present "center" of Tagalog culture and people. Calabarzon
Calabarzon
is also home to a sizable number of people with Chinese and Spanish ancestry on account of Chinese immigration and Spanish colonialization, respectively. Because of this large majority of Tagalog natives, the majority of people living in Calabarzon
Calabarzon
also speak the Tagalog language. Filipino, being a version of Tagalog, is also predominant in the region. English is also commonly spoken throughout Calabarzon
Calabarzon
and is the language of business and education. In Cavite, Chavacano, a Creole language
Creole language
is also commonly spoken. The large majority of the population of Calabarzon
Calabarzon
is a part of the Roman Catholic church which accounts for 80% of the national population. Other Christian denominations present in the region are the Iglesia Ni Cristo, the Philippine Independent Church
Philippine Independent Church
and Seventh-day Adventist Church. There are also Muslims living in Calabarzon
Calabarzon
although they are in the minority. Economy[edit] Calabarzon
Calabarzon
is the second largest contributor to the national GDP, accounting for 17% of the gross domestic product. The region boasts a 2.1% inflation rate, lower than the national average of 3%. The region has a 9.2% unemployment rate which is higher than the national average of 7%. Calabarzon, much like the rest of the country, is caught in the middle of being an industrial and an agricultural economy. Due to the region's proximity to Metro Manila, a large amount of urbanization has taken place over the years. Cavite
Cavite
and Laguna in particular are sites of manufacturing and high-tech industries, with companies like Intel
Intel
and Panasonic
Panasonic
setting up plants in the region. Santa Rosa, Laguna, is home to a host of semi-conductor and automotive companies such as Amkor
Amkor
and Toyota, while General Trias
General Trias
is home to Cavite's largest economic development zone, the PEC Industrial Park. The region still has a large agricultural base. As of 2002, the region had 282,700 farms, covering 588,500 hectares (1,454,000 acres), or 36.3% of the region's total land area.[25] Cavite
Cavite
alone has almost 70,500 hectares (174,000 acres) of agricultural land. Laguna is home to the International Rice Research Institute, which can be found within the University of the Philippines
Philippines
Los Baños, whose main goal is find sustainable ways to help rice farmers. Batangas, meanwhile, is home to a large pineapple and coconut industry, which is used to make Barong Tagalogs and native liqueurs such as lambanog and tuba in Tayabas
Tayabas
City. Quezon
Quezon
is the country's leader in coconut products such as coconut oil and copra. Rizal
Rizal
is known for its piggeries. Region IV-A's agricultural base, however, is slowly decreasing. Due to their proximity to large bodies of water, Laguna and Batangas
Batangas
also have sizable fishing industries. Taal Lake
Taal Lake
is a large source of fresh water fishes for the country. Tourism[edit]

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Main article: Tourism in the Philippines

Rizal
Rizal
Shrine in Calamba, Laguna

Due to the region's history and natural resources, tourism plays a major role in the regional economy. Cavite
Cavite
and Laguna are homes to various historical sites, such as the Rizal
Rizal
Shrine in Calamba City, tallest Jose Rizal
Rizal
Statue in the World, located in Calamba City
Calamba City
and the Aguinaldo Shrine
Aguinaldo Shrine
in Kawit, Cavite. San Pablo, Laguna
San Pablo, Laguna
is famous for its seven lakes, Pagsanjan
Pagsanjan
for its majestic and world-famous waterfalls and Taal Lake
Taal Lake
in Batangas
Batangas
is a famous tourist destination. Tayabas
Tayabas
City is known as the City of Festivals, Rest and Recreation Destination of Quezon
Quezon
and the Home of the Finest Lambanog. The Minor Basilica of Saint Michael Archangel is the religious testaments of the Tayabenses and declared as National Cultural Treasures of the Philippines, the Casa Comunidad de Tayabas, the former office of the then President Manuel Luis Quezon
Quezon
and the place where Hermano Pule was sentenced to death, and the Malagonlong Bridge and the 9 other century-old Spanish arch type and National Cultural Treasure bridges. Local festivals include the Taytsinoy Festival, Mayohan Festival, Pa'yas Festival Hagisan Festival, Baliskog Festival, Angel Festival, Aguyod Festival and the Turumba Festival every Holy Week. Lucban is famous for the Kamay ni Hesus Shrine, a 50-foot statue of the Ascending Christ on top of a hill. Batangas
Batangas
is also famous for its scenic beaches in Nasugbu and Calatagan. Antipolo
Antipolo
is another major tourist spot, found in Rizal. CALABARZON is also home to a multitude of baroque churches. Official Seal[edit]

The seal was released on 2013, where the City Government of Calamba and the private Malaysian company AlloyMTD, started the construction of the regional government center in Brgy. Mapagong. The seal shows the map of Calabarzon
Calabarzon
on right, mountains depicting the mountain ranges of Sierra Madre and Mt. Makiling, and also a Philippine sun on the upper portion and Jose Rizal's face on the left portion of the seal, since Rizal, the Philippine national hero came from Calamba; the regional government center.[citation needed]

See also[edit]

List of Cultural Properties of the Philippines
Philippines
in Calabarzon Laguna de Bay Southern Tagalog

References[edit]

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EIA". Emb.gov.ph. Retrieved 2012-10-29.  ^ a b Dividing Region IV into Region IV-A and IV-B, Transferring the Province of Aurora to Region III and for Other Purposes, Executive Order No. 103 of May 17, 2002. Retrieved on April 8, 2017. ^ Scott, William Henry (1994). Barangay: Sixteenth Century Philippine Culture and Society. Quezon
Quezon
City: Ateneo de Manila
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University Press. ISBN 971-550-135-4.  ^ Tiongson, Jaime F. (November 29, 2006). "Pailah is Pila, Laguna". Archived from the original on 2012-07-07. Retrieved 2011-11-18.  ^ Dery, Luis Camara (2001). A History of the Inarticulate. Quezon City: New Day Publishers. ISBN 971-10-1069-0.  ^ Go, Bon Juan (2005). "Ma'I in Chinese Records - Mindoro or Bai? An Examination of a Historical Puzzle". Philippine Studies. Ateneo de Manila
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Tayabas
to Quezon, Republic Act No. 14 of September 7, 1946. Retrieved on April 12, 2017. ^ An Act Creating the Subprovince of Aurora, Which Shall Comprise the Municipalities of Baler, Casiguran, Dipaculao and Maria Aurora, Province of Quezon, Republic Act No. 648 of June 14, 1951. Retrieved on April 12, 2017. ^ Reorginazing the Executive Branch of the National Government, Presidential Decree No. 1 of September 24, 1972. Retrieved on April 12, 2017. ^ Designating Calamba City
Calamba City
as Regional Center of Region IV-A, Executive Order No. 246 of October 28, 2003. Retrieved on January 15, 2013. ^ An Act establishing the Southwestern Tagalog Region, to be known as the MIMAROPA Region, Republic Act No. 10879 of July 17, 2016 ^ "CALABARZON Region and Socio-Economic Profile". Department of Environment and Natural Resources. Retrieved April 12, 2017.  ^ "PSGC Interactive; List of Provinces". Philippine Statistics Authority. Archived from the original on 21 January 2013. Retrieved 29 March 2016.  ^ GRDP by Region, National Statistical Coordination Board, retrieved March 10, 2013 ^ "PSGC Interactive; List of Cities". Philippine Statistics Authority. Archived from the original on 29 April 2011. Retrieved 30 March 2016.  ^ "Aquino declares Antipolo
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External links[edit] Media related to CALABARZON at Wikimedia Commons

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CALABARZON (Region IV-A)

Southern Tagalog
Southern Tagalog
Mainland CAvite, LAguna, BAtangas, Rizal, QueZON

Regional Center

Calamba

Provinces

Batangas Cavite Laguna Quezon Rizal

Highly Urbanized Cities

Lucena

Component Cities

Antipolo Bacoor Batangas
Batangas
City Biñan Cabuyao Calamba Cavite
Cavite
City Dasmariñas General Trias Imus Lipa San Pablo San Pedro Santa Rosa Tagaytay Tanauan Tayabas Trece Martires

Provincial Capitals

Antipolo Batangas
Batangas
City Imus
Imus
(de jure) Lucena Santa Cruz Trece Martires
Trece Martires
(de facto)

Municipalities

Agdangan Agoncillo Alabat Alaminos Alfonso Alitagtag Amadeo Angono Atimonan Balayan Balete Baras Bauan Bay Binangonan Buenavista Burdeos Cainta Calaca Calatagan Calauag Calauan Candelaria Cardona Carmona Catanauan Cavinti Cuenca Dolores Famy General Emilio Aguinaldo General Luna General Mariano Alvarez General Nakar Guinayangan Gumaca Ibaan Indang Infanta Jalajala Jomalig Kalayaan Kawit Laurel Lemery Lian Liliw Lobo Lopez Los Baños Lucban Luisiana Lumban Mabini Mabitac Macalelon Magallanes Magdalena Majayjay Malvar Maragondon Mataasnakahoy Mauban Mendez Morong Mulanay Nagcarlan Naic Nasugbu Noveleta Padre Burgos Padre Garcia Paete Pagbilao Pagsanjan Pakil Pangil Panukulan Patnanungan Perez Pila Pililla Pitogo Plaridel Polillo Quezon Real Rizal Rodriguez Rosario (Batangas) Rosario (Cavite) Sampaloc San Andres San Antonio San Francisco San Jose San Juan San Luis San Mateo San Narciso San Nicolas San Pascual Santa Cruz Santa Maria Santa Teresita Santo Tomas Sariaya Silang Siniloan Taal Tagkawayan Talisay Tanay Tanza Taysan Taytay Teresa Ternate Tiaong Tingloy Tuy Unisan Victoria

Barangays

Batangas
Batangas
(List) Cavite
Cavite
(List) Laguna (List) Quezon
Quezon
(List) Rizal
Rizal
(List)

Luzon, Republic of the Philippines

v t e

Regions of the Philippines

Luzon

I – Ilocos Region II – Cagayan
Cagayan
Valley III – Central Luzon IV-A – Calabarzon Mimaropa
Mimaropa
– Southwestern Tagalog Region V – Bicol Region CAR – Cordillera Administrative Region NCR – National Capital Region

Visayas

VI – Western Visayas VII – Central Visayas VIII – Eastern Visayas

Mindanao

IX – Zamboanga Peninsula X – Northern Mindanao XI – Davao Region XII – Soccsksargen XIII – Caraga ARMM – Autonomous Region in Muslim
Muslim
Mindanao

Former regions

NIR – Negros Island Region Southern Tagalog

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  Administrative divisions of the Philippines

Capital

Manila
Manila
(National Capital Region)

Island groups

Luzon Visayas Mindanao

Regions

Administrative

I – Ilocos Region II – Cagayan
Cagayan
Valley III – Central Luzon IV-A – Calabarzon Mimaropa
Mimaropa
– Southwestern Tagalog Region V – Bicol Region VI – Western Visayas VII – Central Visayas VIII – Eastern Visayas IX – Zamboanga Peninsula X – Northern Mindanao XI – Davao Region XII – Soccsksargen XIII – Caraga CAR – Cordillera Administrative Region NCR – National Capital Region

Autonomous

Autonomous Region in Muslim
Muslim
Mindanao

Provinces

Abra Agusan del Norte Agusan del Sur Aklan Albay Antique Apayao Aurora Basilan Bataan Batanes Batangas Benguet Biliran Bohol Bukidnon Bulacan Cagayan Camarines Norte Camarines Sur Camiguin Capiz Catanduanes Cavite Cebu Compostela Valley Cotabato Davao del Norte Davao del Sur Davao Occidental Davao Oriental Dinagat Islands Eastern Samar Guimaras Ifugao Ilocos Norte Ilocos Sur Iloilo Isabela Kalinga La Union Laguna Lanao del Norte Lanao del Sur Leyte Maguindanao Marinduque Masbate Misamis Occidental Misamis Oriental Mountain Province Negros Occidental Negros Oriental Northern Samar Nueva Ecija Nueva Vizcaya Occidental Mindoro Oriental Mindoro Palawan Pampanga Pangasinan Quezon Quirino Rizal Romblon Samar Sarangani Siquijor Sorsogon South Cotabato Southern Leyte Sultan Kudarat Sulu Surigao del Norte Surigao del Sur Tarlac Tawi-Tawi Zambales Zamboanga del Norte Zamboanga del Sur Zamboanga Sibugay

Cities

List of cities in the Philippines

Municipalities

List of cities and municipalities in the Philippines

Barangays

Lists of barangays by province Poblacion

Other subdivisions

Puroks Sitios List of primary LGUs Legislative districts Metropolitan areas

Historical

Former provinces Formally proposed provinces Negros Island Regio

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