List of cities in the Philippines

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).

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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.

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Location of the 146 cities of the Philippines (as of September 2019)

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There are 146 cities of the Philippines as of September 7, 2019.[3] Thirty-three of these are highly urbanized cities (HUC), five are independent component cities (ICC), with the rest being component cities (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] March 5, 2001[7] March 28, 2001[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] June 22, 1963[9] January 1, 1964
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] February 13, 1998[10] April 4, 1998
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 VI HUC CA 326[11] June 18, 1938[12] October 19, 1938[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] April 10, 2012[14] June 23, 2012[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 VI CC RA 04382[16] June 19, 1965[16] February 19, 1966[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 September 1, 1909 September 1, 1909
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 VII CC RA 05444[18] September 9, 1968[18] September 9, 1968
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] December 5, 2000[19] December 30, 2000
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] March 24, 2007[20] June 23, 2007[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] June 21, 1969[22] June 21, 1969
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 VII CC RA 08983[23] December 5, 2000[23] December 23, 2000
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] March 15, 2007[24] June 16, 2007[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] March 23, 2007[26] June 20, 2007[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] October 30, 2009[27] February 2, 2010[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] August 16, 2000[29] September 18, 2000
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] March 15, 2007[30] June 16, 2007[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] March 16, 2007[31] June 20, 2007[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] June 15, 1950[32] August 2, 1950[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] April 12, 2007[34] July 28, 2007[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] June 16, 1950[36] July 24, 1950[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] May 16, 2012[38] August 4, 2012[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 VI CC RA 04894[40] June 17, 1967[40] July 4, 1967[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] June 15, 1950[42] June 15, 1950[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] March 5, 2001[44] April 21, 2001
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 Mimaropa CC RA 08475[45] February 2, 1998[45] March 21, 1998
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 VIII CC RA 00328[46] July 15, 1948[46] October 16, 1948[47]
14°39′26″N 120°59′03″E / 14.6571°N 120.9841°E / 14.6571; 120.9841 (Caloocan) Caloocan 1,583,978 53.33 km2
(20.59 sq mi)
30,000/km2
(78,000/sq mi)
none[vii] NCR HUC RA 03278[48] June 17, 1961[48] February 16, 1962
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] March 5, 2001[49] March 28, 2001
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 VII CC RA 03445[50] June 18, 1961[50] June 18, 1961
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] April 15, 2007[51] July 1, 2007[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 VIII CC RA 09391[52] March 15, 2007[52] June 16, 2007[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] February 28, 2001[53] March 28, 2001
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] May 26, 1940[37] May 26, 1940[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] October 20, 1936 February 4, 1937[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] June 20, 1959[57] June 20, 1959
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] June 20, 1947[58] June 20, 1947[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] June 7, 1961[60] June 7, 1961
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] June 22, 1963[61] June 22, 1963
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] October 15, 2009[62] November 25, 2009[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] October 16, 1936[65] March 1, 1937[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] June 15, 2000[66] September 8, 2000
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] June 21, 1969[67] January 1, 1970
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 VII CC RA 00327[68] July 15, 1948[68] November 24, 1948[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] April 12, 2007[70] June 27, 2007[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 VI CC RA 09014[71] February 28, 2001[71] March 31, 2001
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] March 5, 2001[72] August 25, 2001
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] June 15, 1968[73] June 15, 1968
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] August 19, 2015[74] December 12, 2015[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] June 18, 1960[76] June 18, 1960
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 VII CC RA 09409[77] March 24, 2007[77] July 14, 2007[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 VI CC RA 09028[78] March 5, 2001[78] March 31, 2001
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] June 21, 2012[79] August 11, 2012[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] June 16, 1950[80] June 16, 1950
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 October 20, 1936 August 25, 1937[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] April 10, 2012[82] June 30, 2012[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] June 15, 1968[84] September 3, 1968[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] March 5, 2001[86] April 25, 2001
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 VI CC RA 08297[87] June 6, 1997[87] August 2, 1997
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 XII CC RA 08500[88] February 12, 1998[88] March 22, 1998
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] August 16, 2000[89] October 8, 2000
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 VI CC RA 04585[90] June 19, 1965[90] January 22, 1966
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 BARMM CC RA 09393[91] March 15, 2007[91] June 18, 2007[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] June 19, 1965[92] January 1, 1966
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] June 17, 1961[93] December 31, 1961[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] February 12, 1997[95] March 26, 1997
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] June 12, 1959[96] June 12, 1959
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] February 21, 2001[97] March 24, 2001
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] June 20, 1947[98] June 20, 1947[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] June 17, 1961[100] August 19, 1962[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] July 11, 2000[102] August 10, 2000
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] May 15, 2012[103] July 21, 2012[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] January 2, 1995[104] February 4, 1995
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] March 5, 2001[105] April 21, 2001
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] February 11, 1998[106] March 22, 1998
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] November 4, 1999[107] December 18, 1999[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)
18,000/km2
(47,000/sq mi)
none[viii] NCR HUC RA 07675[109] February 9, 1994[109] April 10, 1994
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] June 21, 1969[110] August 30, 1969[111]
14°35′26″N 120°58′48″E / 14.5906°N 120.9799°E / 14.5906; 120.9799 (Manila) Manila 1,780,148 42.88 km2
(16.56 sq mi)
42,000/km2
(110,000/sq mi)
none NCR HUC Act 0183[112] July 31, 1901[112] July 31, 1901
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 BARMM CC CA 592[113] August 19, 1940[114] September 30, 1950[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] November 6, 1996[115] December 7, 1996
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] August 16, 2000[116] September 30, 2000
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] March 24, 2007[117] June 18, 2007[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] October 2, 2006[118] December 10, 2006[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] November 7, 2000[120] December 9, 2000
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] March 1, 1995[121] May 8, 1995
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] June 18, 1948[122] June 18, 1948
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] July 15, 2007[123] September 2, 2007[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] March 10, 2007[124] June 24, 2007[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] June 1, 1966[125] June 1, 1966
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] June 21, 1947[126] October 20, 1947[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] June 21, 1969[128] January 1, 1970
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] June 19, 1948[129] June 19, 1948[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] June 21, 1969[131] June 21, 1969
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] June 19, 1965[132] June 19, 1965
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] February 28, 2001[133] March 31, 2001
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] February 13, 1998[134] March 22, 1998
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] June 21, 1947[135] August 16, 1947[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] December 8, 1994[137] January 21, 1995
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] January 30, 1998[138] March 14, 1998
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 Mimaropa HUC RA 05906[139] June 21, 1969[139] January 1, 1970[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] October 12, 1939 October 12, 1939
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] April 11, 1951[141] May 12, 1951[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 VI CC RA 08192[143] June 11, 1996[143] August 10, 1996
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] January 30, 1998[144] March 7, 1998
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 VI CC RA 02643[145] June 18, 1960[145] June 18, 1960
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] June 19, 1965[146] January 1, 1966
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] February 13, 1998[147] March 20, 1998
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] January 26, 2001[148] February 3, 2001
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] August 4, 1969[149] August 4, 1969
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] July 15, 2000[150] September 10, 2000
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] March 11, 2007[151] June 16, 2007[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] May 7, 1940 March 30, 1941[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] March 27, 2013[154] December 28, 2013[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] March 10, 2004[156] July 10, 2004[157]
14°03′02″N 121°06′36″E / 14.0505°N 121.1100°E / 14.0505; 121.1100 (Santo Tomas) Santo Tomas 179,844 95.41 km2
(36.84 sq mi)
1,900/km2
(4,900/sq mi)
Batangas IV-A CC RA 11086[158] October 5, 2018[158] September 7, 2019
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[159] May 5, 1994[159] July 3, 1994
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 VI CC RA 01621[160] June 12, 1957[160] June 12, 1957
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 VI CC RA 09027[161] March 5, 2001[161] March 31, 2001
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[162] August 16, 2000[162] December 16, 2000
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[163] August 31, 1970[163] August 31, 1970
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[164] March 5, 2001[164] March 24, 2001
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[165] March 23, 2007[165] June 23, 2007[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[166] June 20, 1952[166] June 12, 1953[167]
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[168] August 16, 2000[168] September 18, 2000
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[169] June 21, 1938[169] June 21, 1938
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[170] June 18, 1966[170] July 1, 1966
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[171] February 11, 1998[171] December 8, 2004[172]
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[173] January 30, 1998[173] March 7, 1998
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[174] November 22, 2000[174] December 30, 2000
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 VI CC RA 08489[175] February 11, 1998[175] February 11, 1998
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[176] February 2, 2001[176] March 10, 2001
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[177] March 15, 2007[177] June 23, 2007[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[178] June 17, 1967[178] February 28, 1968[179]
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 VII CC RA 09026[180] March 5, 2001[180] March 31, 2001
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[181] March 12, 1998[181] April 19, 1998
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[182] March 18, 2007[182] July 14, 2007[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[183] June 18, 1960[183] June 18, 1960
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[184] May 24, 1954[184] January 1, 1956
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[185] November 4, 1999[185] December 18, 1999
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[186] February 10, 1998[186] March 21, 1998
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[187] December 5, 2000[187] December 30, 2000
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[188] February 14, 1998[188] December 30, 1998
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 VI CC RA 08488[189] February 11, 1998[189] March 21, 1998
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[190] December 27, 2000[190] January 22, 2001
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[191] October 12, 1936[191] February 26, 1937[192]

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 Barangay Balibago and Barangay 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 Barangay Dolores and Barangay 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 alsoEdit

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