Philippines reverts to 14 regions when it abolishing CAR, NIR and ARMM, 9 new provinces and more congressional districts!

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By December 13, 2016, it will close to 13 Regions, 81 provinces, 1,489 municipalities, 145 Cities and 42,029 barangays.

The country has now thirteen geographical regions and 120 primary local government units would reverted by the Rodrigo Duterte presidency:to retain the presidential system:

  • 1 – Northwestern Luzon
    • PSGC: 01
    • Island group: Luzon
    • Regional center: City of San Fernando (La Union)
    • Primary local government units: Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, Abra, Mountain Province, Baguio City, Benguet, La Union, Dagupan City, Pangasinan
    • Area: 22,161.82 km2 (10,730.19 sq mi)
    • Population: 5,859,912 (64.3%)
    • Density: 6,137/km2 (15570/sq mi)
    • Cities: 10
    • Municipalities: 166
    • Barangays: 3,981
    • Cong. districts: 16
  • 2 – Northeastern Luzon
    • PSGC: 02
    • Island group: Luzon
    • Regional center: Tuguegarao City
    • Primary local government units: Batanes, Cagayan, Ifugao, Santiago City, Isabela, Kalinga, Apayao, Nueva Vizcaya, Quirino
    • Area: 38,501.64 km2 (14,865.56 sq mi)
    • Population: 3,734,490 (95.6%)
    • Density: 271/km2 (507/sq mi)
    • Cities: 5
    • Municipalities: 114
    • Barangays: 2,771
    • Cong. districts: 13
  • 3 – Central Luzon
    • PSGC: 3
    • Island Group: Luzon
    • Regional Center: San Fernando, Pampanga
    • Primary local government units: Aurora, Bataan, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Angeles City, Pampanga, Tarlac, Olongapo City, Zambales
    • Area: 22,014.63 km2 (8,499.90 sq mi)
    • Population: 10,137,737 (11.0%)
    • Density: 460/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
    • Cities: 14
    • Municipalities: 116
    • Barangays: 3,102
    • Cong. districts: 20
  • 4 – Southern Luzon
    • PSGC: 4
    • Island Group: Luzon
    • Regional Center: Calamba
    • Primary local government units: Batangas City, Batangas, Cavite, Laguna, Lucena City, Quezon, Antipolo City, Rizal, Marinduque, Occidental Mindoro, Oriental Mindoro, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan, Romblon
    • Area: 46,494.21 km2 (17,951.51 sq mi)
    • Population: 8,165,082 (8.9%)
    • Registered Voters (2010): 8,208,876
    • Density: 393/km2 (1020/sq mi)
  • 4A – Metropolitan Manila / National Capital Region
    • PSGC: 4A
    • Island Group: Luzon
    • Regional Center: Manila
    • Primary local government units: Caloocan, Las Piñas, Makati, Malabon, Mandaluyong, Manila, Marikina, Muntinlupa, Navotas, Parañaque, Pasay, Pasig, Pateros, Quezon City, San Juan, Taguig, Valenzuela
    • Area: 611.39 km2 (236.06 sq mi)
    • Population: 11,855,975 (12.8%)
    • Density: 19,000/km2 (49,000/sq mi)
  • 5 – Southeastern Luzon
    • PSGC: 05
    • Island Group: Luzon
    • Regional Center: Legazpi
    • Primary local government units: Camarines Norte, Naga City, Camarines Sur, Albay, Catanduanes, Sorsogon, Masbate
    • Area: 18,155.82 km2 (7,010.00 sq mi)
    • Population: 5,420,411 (5.9%)
    • Density: 300/km2 (780/sq mi)
  • 6 – Western Visayas
    • PSGC: 06
    • Island Group: Visayas
    • Regional Center: Iloilo City
    • Primary local government units: Aklan, Antique, Capiz, Iloilo, Iloilo City, Guimaras, Bacolod City, Negros Occidental
    • Area: 20,794.18 km2 (7,965.87 sq mi)
    • Population: 6,590,618 (4.5%)
    • Density: 640/km2 (1650/sq mi)
  • 7 – Central Visayas
    • PSGC: 07
    • Island Group: Visayas
    • Regional Center: Cebu City
    • Primary local government units: Cebu City, Cebu, Lapu-Lapu, Mandaue, Negros Oriental, Bohol, Siquijor
    • Area: 15,487.69 km2 (5,979.83 sq mi)
    • Population: 6,800,180 (6.0%)
    • Density: 790/km2 (2,020/sq mi)
    • Provinces : 6
    • Cities: 16
    • Municipalities: 114
    • Barangays: 3,389
    • Cong. districts: 11
  • 8 – Eastern Visayas
    • PSGC: 08
    • Island group: Visayas
    • Regional center: Tacloban
    • Primary local government units: Biliran, Tacloban City, Ormoc, Leyte, Southern Leyte, Northern Samar, Samar, Eastern Samar
    • Area: 23,251.10 km2 (8,977.30 sq mi)
    • Population: 4,101,322 (4.4%)
    • Density: 180/km2 (470/sq mi)
    • Provinces: 4
    • Cities: 16
    • Municipalities: 116
    • Barangays: 3,003
    • Cong. districts: 14
  • 9 – Western Mindanao
    • PSGC: 09
    • Island group: Mindanao
    • Regional center: Pagadian
    • Primary local government units: Zamboanga del Norte, Zamboanga del Sur, Zamboanga Sibugay, Zamboanga City, Isabela City, Basilan, Sulu, Tawi-Tawi
    • Area: 20047.47 km2 (7,740.37 sq mi)
    • Population: 4,394,336 (3.7%)
    • Density: 1,550/km2 (2,060/sq mi)
    • Cities: 5
    • Municipalities: 67
    • Barangay: 2,022
  • 10 – Northern Mindanao
    • PSGC: 10
    • Island group: Mindanao
    • Regional center: Cagayan de Oro
    • Primary local government units: Misamis Occidental, Lanao del Norte, Camiguin, Cagayan de Oro, Misamis Oriental, Bukidnon
    • Area: 20047.47 km2 (7,740.37 sq mi)
    • Population: 3,366,585 (4.7%)
    • Density: 1,550/km2 (2,060/sq mi)
    • Cities: 9
    • Municipalities: 125
    • Barangay: 2,727
  • 11 – Southeastern Mindanao
    • PSGC: 11
    • Island group: Mindanao
    • Regional center: Davao City
    • Primary local government units: Davao del Norte, Compostela Valley, Davao City, Davao del Sur, Davao Occidental, Davao Oriental
    • Area: 20,357.42 km2 (7,860.04 sq mi)
    • Population: 4,468,563 (4.8%)
    • Density: 220/km2 (570/sq mi)
    • Cities: 6
    • Municipalities: 65
    • Barangay: 1,162
  • 12 – Central Mindanao
    • PSGC: 12
    • Island group: Mindanao
    • Regional center: Koronadal
    • Primary local government units: Cotabato City, Cotabato, Lanao del Sur, Maguindanao, General Santos, South Cotabato, Sarangani, Sultan Kudarat
    • Area: 22,513.30 km2 (8,692.43 sq mi)
    • Population: 5,987,549 (4.8%)
    • Density: 386/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
    • Cities: 5
    • Municipalities: 120
    • Barangay: 2,862
  • 13 – Northeastern Mindanao
    • PSGC: 13
    • Island group: Mindanao
    • Regional center: Butuan
    • Primary local government units: Butuan City, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Dinagat Islands, Surigao del Norte, Surigao del Sur
    • Area: 21,478.35 km2 (8,292.84 sq mi)
    • Population: 2,429,224
    • Density: 110/km2 (290/sq mi)
    • Cities: 6
    • Municipalities: 70
    • Barangays: 1,310

Existing primary local government units

As of September 2015, there were 81 provinces, 33 highly urbanized cities, 5 independent component cities, and one independent municipality. All 120 primary LGUs are under direct administrative supervision of the President of the Philippines.

  1. Metro Manila
    1. Caloocan City
    2. Las Piñas City
    3. Makati City
    4. Malabon City
    5. Mandaluyong City
    6. City of Manila
    7. Marikina City
    8. Muntinlupa City
    9. Navotas City
    10. Parañaque City
    11. Pasay City
    12. Pasig City
    13. Pateros
    14. Quezon City
    15. San Juan del Monte
    16. Taguig City
    17. Valenzuela City
  2. Ilocos Norte
  3. Ilocos Sur
  4. Abra
  5. La Union
  6. Baguio City
  7. Benguet
  8. Dagupan City
  9. Pangasinan
  10. Santiago City
  11. Isabela
  12. Apayao
  13. Cagayan
  14. Kalinga
  15. Batanes
  16. Quirino
  17. Nueva Vizcaya
  18. Aurora
  19. Bataan
  20. Bulacan
  21. Nueva Ecija
  22. Angeles City
  23. Pampanga
  24. Tarlac
  25. Olongapo City
  26. Zambales
  27. Rizal
  28. Cavite
  29. Laguna
  30. Batangas
  31. Lucena City
  32. Quezon
  33. Marinduque
  34. Occidental Mindoro
  35. Oriental Mindoro
  36. Puerto Princesa City
  37. Palawan
  38. Romblon
  39. Camarines Norte
  40. Naga City
  41. Camarines Sur
  42. Albay
  43. Catanduanes
  44. Sorsogon
  45. Masbate
  46. Samar
  47. Antique
  48. Capiz
  49. Iloilo City
  50. Iloilo
  51. Guimaras
  52. Aklan
  53. Bacolod City
  54. Negros Occidental
  55. Cebu
  56. Cebu City
  57. Lapu-Lapu City
  58. Mandaue City
  59. Negros Oriental
  60. Bohol
  61. Siquijor
  62. Biliran
  63. Tacloban City
  64. Ormoc City
  65. Leyte
  66. Southern Leyte
  67. Northern Samar
  68. Samar
  69. Eastern Samar
  70. Zamboanga del Norte
  71. Zamboanga del Sur
  72. Zamboanga Sibugay
  73. Zamboanga City
  74. Isabela City
  75. Basilan
  76. Sulu
  77. Tawi-Tawi
  78. Misamis Occidental
  79. Lanao del Norte
  80. Camiguin
  81. Cagayan de Oro
  82. Misamis Oriental
  83. Bukidnon
  84. Davao del Norte
  85. Compostela Valley
  86. Davao City
  87. Davao del Sur
  88. Davao Occidental
  89. Davao Oriental
  90. Cotabato City
  91. North Cotabato
  92. Lanao del Sur
  93. Maguindanao
  94. General Santos
  95. South Cotabato
  96. Sarangani
  97. Sultan Kudarat
  98. Butuan City
  99. Agusan del Norte
  100. Agusan del Sur
  101. Dinagat Islands
  102. Surigao del Norte
  103. Surigao del Sur

plus nine (9) new provinces by the year 2019:

  1. Camarines Oriental (from the fourth congressional district of Camarines Sur)
  2. Nueva Camarines (from the fifth congressional district of Camarines Sur)
  3. Negros del Norte (from the first, second and third congressional districts of Negros Occidental)
  4. Western Leyte (from the fourth and fifth congressional districts of Leyte)
  5. Northwestern Samar (from the first congressional district of Western Samar)
  6. Liloy (from the third congressional district of Zamboanga del Norte)
  7. Shariff Kabunsuan (from the first congressional district of Maguindanao)
  8. Maranaw (from the first congressional district of Lanao del Sur)
  9. Lanao del Sur (from the second congressional district of Lanao del Sur)

New congressional districts under the next congress (18th Congress of the Philippines, 2019-2022) during the mid-term of Duterte:

  • Cagayan –3rd Current: 1 Proposed: 2  Note: Separation of Tuguegarao City to become a lone district.
  • Isabela–1st Current: 1 Proposed: 2  Note: Separation of Ilagan City to become a lone district.
  • Isabela–3rd Current: 1 Proposed: 2  Note: Separation of Cauayan City to become a lone district.
  • Isabela–4th Current: 1 Proposed: 2  Note: Separation of Santiago City to become a lone district.
  • Pangasinan–4th Current: 1 Proposed 2 Note: Separation of Dagupan City to become a lone district.
  • Nueva Ecija–3rd Current: 1 Proposed 2 Note: Separation of Cabantuan City to become a lone district.
  • Pampanga–1st Current: 1 Proposed: 2 Note: Separation of Angeles to become a lone district.
  • Tarlac–2nd Current: 1 Proposed: 3 Note: Separation of Tarlac City to become a lone district.
  • Bataan–2nd Current: 1 Proposed: 2 Note: Separation of Balanga to become a lone district.
  • Bulacan–1st Current: 1 Proposed: 2 Note: Separation of Malolos to become a lone district.
  • City of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan – San Jose del Monte to be split into two districts, abolishing the lone district:
    • First District: Ciudad Real, Dulong Bayan, Francisco Homes-Guijo, Francisco Homes-Mulawin, Francisco Homes-Narra, Francisco Homes-Yakal, Gaya-Gaya, Graceville, Gumaoc – Central, Gumaoc – East, Gumaoc – West, Kaybanban, Kaypian, Maharlika, Muzon, Paradise III, Poblacion, Poblacion I, San Isidro, San Manuel, San Roque, Sto. Cristo, Tungkong Mangga
    • Second District: Minuyan I, Minuyan II, Minuyan III, Minuyan IV, Minuyan V, Bagong Buhay I, Bagong Buhay II, Bagong Buhay III, San Martin I, San Martin II, San Martin III, San Martin IV, Sta. Cruz I, Sta. Cruz II, Santa Cruz III, Santa Cruz IV, Santa Cruz V, Fatima I, Fatima II, Fatima III, Fatima IV, Fatima V, San Pedro, Citrus, San Rafael I, San Rafael II, San Rafael III, San Rafael IV, San Rafael V, Assumption, Lawang Pare, Santo Niño I, Sto. Niño II, St. Martin de Porres, Sapang Palay Proper, Minuyan Proper
  • San Juan – Current: 1 Proposed 2 Note: San Juan to be split into two districts:
    • First District – Balong Bato, Batis, Corazon de Jesus, Ermitaño, Pasadena, Pedro Cruz, Progreso, Rivera, Salapan, San Perfecto
    • Second District – Addition Hills, Greenhills, Isabelita, Kabayanan, Little Baguio, Maytunas, Onse, St. Joseph, Sta. Lucia, Tibagan, West Crame
  • Mandaluyong City – Current: 1 Proposed 2 Note: Mandaluyong to be split into two districts:
    • First District – Addition Hills, Bagong Silang, Burol, Daang Bakal, Hagdan Bato Itaas, Hagdan Bato Libis, Harapin Ang Bukas, Highway Hills, Mauway, New Zañiga, Pag-Asa, Pleasant Hills, Poblacion, Wack-Wack Greenhills
    • Second District – Barangka Drive, Barangka Ibaba, Barangka Ilaya, Barangka Itaas, Buayang Bato, Hulo, Mabini-J. Rizal, Malamig, Namayan, Old Zañiga, Plainview, San José, Vergara
  • Pasig City – Current: 1 Proposed 2 Note: Pasig to be split into two districts:
    • First District – Bagong Ilog, Bagong Katipunan, Bambang, Buting, Caniogan, Kalawaan, Kapasigan, Kapitolyo, Malinao, Oranbo, Palatiw, Pineda, Sagád, San Antonio, San Joaquín, San José, San Nicolas, Santa Cruz, Santa Rosa, Santo Tomás, Sumilang, Ugong
    • Second District – Dela Paz, Manggahan, Maybunga, Pinagbuhatan, Rosario, San Miguel, Santa Lucia, Santolan
  • Las Pinas – Current: 1 Proposed 2 Note: Las Pinas  to be split into two districts:
    • First District –
    • Second District –
  • Bacoor City – Current: 1 Proposed 2 Note: Bacoor to be split into two districts:
    • First District – Alima, Aniban I, Aniban II, Aniban III, Aniban IV, Aniban V, Banalo, Camposanto, Daang-Bukid, Digman, Dulong-Bayan, Kaingin, Habay I, Habay II, Ligas I, Ligas II, Ligas III, Mabolo I, Mabolo II, Mabolo III, Maliksi I, Maliksi II, Maliksi III, Niog I, Niog II, Niog III, Panapaan I/P.F. Espirtu I, Panapaan II/P.F. Espiritu II, Panapaan III/P.F. Espiritu III, Panapaan IV/P.F. Espiritu IV, Panapaan V/P.F. Espiritu V, Panapaan VI/P.F. Espiritu VI, Panapaan VII/P.F. Espiritu VII, Panapaan VIII/P.F. Espiritu VIII, Real I, Real II, Salinas I, Salinas II, Salinas III, Salinas IV, San Nicolas I, San Nicolas II, San Nicolas III, Sineguelasan, Tabing-Dagat (Town Proper), Talaba I, Talaba II, Talaba III, Talaba IV, Talaba V, Talaba VI, Talaba VII, Zapote I, Zapote II, Zapote III, Zapote IV, Zapote V/Longos
    • Second District – Bayanan, Mambog I, Mambog II, Mambog III, Mambog IV, Mambog V, Molino I/Burol, Molino II, Molino III, Molino IV, Molino V/Bahayang Pag-Asa, Molino VI/Soldiers Hills IV, Molino VII/Gawaran, Queens Row Central, Queens Row East, Queens Row West
  • Pateros – Proposed: 2 Note: Separation of Pateros to become a dual districts, and granting it cityhood
    • First District – Martires Del 96, San Roque, Santa Ana
    • Second District – Aguho, Magtanggol, Poblacion, San Pedro, Santo Rosario–Kanluran, Santo Rosario–Silangan, Tabacalera
  • Muntinlupa City – Muntinlupa to be split into two districts:
    • First District – Bayanan, Poblacion, Putatan, Tunasan
    • Second District – Alabang, Ayala Alabang, Buli, Cupang, Sucat
  • Laguna–1st Current: 1 Proposed: 2 Note: Separation of San Pedro to become a lone district.
  • Laguna–3rd Current: 1 Proposed: 2 Note: Separation of San Pablo to become a lone district.
  • Quezon–2nd Current: 1 Proposed: 2 Note: Separation of Lucena City to become a lone district.
  • Palawan–3rd Current: 1 Proposed: 2 Note: Separation of Puerto Princessa City to become a lone district.
  • Both Sorsogon districts Current: 1 Proposed: 1 Note: Transfer of Juban from the 2nd to the 1st district.
  • Aklan Current: 1 Proposed: 2 Note: Aklan to be split into two districts.
  • Samar–1st Current: 1 Proposed: 2 Note: Separation of Calbayog City to become a lone district.
  • Davao del Sur–Lone Current: 1 Proposed: 2 Note: Separation of Digos City to become a lone district.
  • South Cotabato–1st Current: 1 Proposed: 2 Note: Separation of General Santos City to become a lone district.
  • Maguindanao–1st Current: 1 Proposed: 2 Note: Separation of Cotabato City to become a lone district.

There are currently 6 new districts that shall be contested in 2016 and 2019:

  • Davao Occidental
    • No seat was added as the part of the old 2nd district of Davao del Sur shall be absorbed by its lone district.
  • Biñan alternatively the fifth district of Laguna
  • Legislative districts of Batangas
    • Batangas City district designated as its fifth district
    • Lipa district designated as its sixth district
  • Cebu–7th

2019:

  • Malolos alternatively the fifth district of Bulacan
  • General Trias alternatively the eighth district of Cavite