Super regions of the Philippines

The super regions of the Philippines were an informal and de facto defunct grouping of parts of regions and provinces of the Philippines based on their economic strengths.[1] According to Executive Order No. 561, which establishes these regions,

"[These] groupings neither supersede current political boundaries nor alter the regional development councils as established by existing laws and issuances."

The creation of super regions was first proposed by the President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in her sixth State of the Nation Address to group the selected regions/provinces by their economic strengths.[2] Each super region is headed by a Development Champion.[1]

CompositionEdit

 
Map of the Philippines divided into the proposed super regions, except for the cyber corridor.
  North Luzon Agribusiness Quadrangle
  Metro Luzon Urban Beltway
  Central Philippines
  Mindanao

North Luzon Agribusiness QuadrangleEdit

Metro Luzon Urban BeltwayEdit

or simply Luzon Urban Beltway.

Central Philippines RegionEdit

also known as Tourism Super Region.

The Tourism Super Region is a concept of development plan of the government. Under this concept, the government intends to focus development and investments on tourism related projects. This super region is actually a cluster of five regions plus some parts of Caraga. It boasts of a wide stretch of beachline, surfing spots, caves, lakes, and historical sites.

Included in the plan is building the infrastructures such as airports, roll-on-roll-off seaports, bus terminals and hotels. Aside from Mactan–Cebu International Airport, the government intends to build international airport in each component region. Already, the Bohol–Panglao International Airport in Bohol in Central Visayas has begun development, the new Legazpi International Airport in Daraga, Albay for the Bicol Region is in its initial phase while the unutilized Guiuan Airport in Guiuan, Eastern Samar is being planned to be converted into an international airport for Eastern Visayas region. Kalibo Airport which is still a categorized as a domestic airport, is now open to international flights from Incheon, South Korea due to increasing Korean tourists flocking to Boracay Island. The Bacolod–Silay International Airport in Silay is designated to serve Negros Occidental and Negros Oriental, while the new Iloilo International Airport in Cabatuan, Iloilo, is designated as the international airport for Panay Island together with the Kalibo Airport in Aklan.

Mindanao Super RegionEdit

also known as Agribusiness Mindanao Super Region.

Cyber corridorEdit

The cyber corridor traverses the above super regions from Tuguegarao to Davao City.

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