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July - December 2002
One City and Eleven Barangays Created
FS#1 Series of 2003

During the second half of the year 2002, a municipality was converted into a city and eleven barangays were created in the islands of Luzon and in Mindanao. The municipality of Malolos in Bulacan, Region III was converted into the City of Malolos by virtue of R.A. No. 8754 dated Oct. 8, 2002. As a result of these conversion/creations, the total number of cities in the country increased to 115 from 114, while the total number of municipalities decreased to 1,495 in December 2002 from 1,496 in June 2002. The total number of barangays also increased to 41,956 from 41, 945 in the same period.

Below are the newly created barangays from July to December 2002:

  1. Bgy. Friendship Village Resources (FVR), Bulacan, Region III
  2. Bgy. Macalino, Calanasan, Apayao, CAR
  3. Bgy. Santa Elena, Calanasan, Apayao, CAR
  4. Bgy. Bulanao Norte, Tabuk, Kalinga, CAR
  5. Bgy. Ipil, Tabuk, Kalinga, CAR
  6. Bgy. De Carabao, Culion, Palawan, Reg. IV-B
  7. Bgy. Upper Lasangan, Gen. S.K. Pendatun, Maguindanao, ARMM
  8. Bgy. Quipolot, Gen. S.K. Pendatun, Maguindanao, ARMM
  9. Bgy. Pidtiguian, Gen.S.K. Pendatun, Maguindanao, ARMM
  10. Bgy. Sumakubay, Gen. S.K. Pendatun, Maguindanao, ARMM
  11. Bgy. Sadangin, Gen. S.K. Pendatun, Maguindanao, ARMM

Other changes in the same period include the renaming/transfer of the following barangays:

  1. Bgy. Malabo, Floridablanca, Pampanga, Region III was renamed to Brgy. Santo Rosario, per S.B. Ord. # 5 dtd March 14, 1990;
  2. Bgy. Arimal, Lupao, Nueva Ecija, Region III was renamed to Brgy. J. U. Tienzo, per S.B. Ord. # 4 dtd August 1, 1989; and
  3. The transfer of Barangays Burabod and Halsey, Busuanga, Palawan, Region IV-B to the municipality of Culion, Palawan, Region IV-B.

Luzon, the largest island group in the country, has 8 regions with 38 provinces, 56 cities, 715 municipalities and 20,482 barangays. Visayas has 3 regions, 16 provinces, 32 cities, 376 municipalities and 11,443 barangays while Mindanao has 6 regions, 25 provinces, 27 cities, 404 municipalities and 10,031 barangays.

Number of Local Government Units (LGUs), by Island Group
(As of December 31, 2002 and as of June 30, 2002)

LGU'S December % Dist. June % Dist.
LUZON
Regions 8 47.1 8 47.1
Provinces 38 48.1 38 48.1
Cities 56 48.7 55 48.2
Municipalities 715 47.8 716 47.9
Barangays 20,482 48.8 20,476 48.8
VISAYAS
Regions 3 18.7 3 18.7
Provinces 16 20.3 16 20.3
Cities 32 27.8 32 28.1
Municipalities 376 25.2 376 25.1
Barangays 11,443 27.3 11,443 27.3
MINDANAO
Regions 6 35.3 6 35.3
Provinces 25 31.6 25 31.6
Cities 27 23.5 27 23.7
Municipalities 404 27.0 404 27.0
Barangays 10,031 23.9 10,026 23.9
TOTAL
Regions 17 101.1 17 101.1
Provinces 79 100.0 79 100.0
Cities 115 100.0 114 100.0
Municipalities 1,495 100.0 1,496 100.0
Barangays 41,956 100.0 41,945 100.0

Source of basic data: National Barangay Operations Office of the
Department of Interior and Local Government (NBOO/DILG)

14 February 2003

             
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