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A New Municipality was Created in Maguindanao              [Visit Interactive Guide]
(August 1 – September 30, 2004)
(FS-200408-PP2-02, posted 25 October 2004)

During the period August 1 to September 30, 2004, a municipality was created in Maguindanao, Autonomous Region In Muslim Mindanao (ARMM). The new municipality of Rajah Buayan was created per Muslim Mindanao Autonomy Act No. 166 dated October 28, 2002 and was ratified thru plebiscite on September 4, 2004 to be a separate and distinct municipality comprising of eleven (11) barangays from the municipality of Sultan sa Barongis.

The following eleven (11) barangays were transferred to the new municipality of Rajah Bauyan from the municipality of Sultan sa Barongis, Maguindanao:

  1. Bakat
  2. Baital
  3. Dapantis
  4. Gaunan
  5. Malibpolok
  6. Mileb
  7. Panadtaban
  8. Pidsandawan
  9. Sampao
  10. Sapakan
  11. Tabungao

Luzon, the largest island group in the country, has 8 regions with 38 provinces, 57 cities, 714 municipalities and 20,487 barangays. Visayas has 3 regions, 16 provinces, 32 cities, 376 municipalities and 11,443 while Mindanao has 6 regions, 25 provinces, 27 cities, 411 municipalities and 10,044 barangays.

As of September 30, 2004, the Philippines had 17 regions, 79 provinces, 116 cities, 1,501 municipalities and 41,974 barangays.

Number of Local Government Units (LGUs), by Island Group
(As of Sept. 30, 2004 and as of Jul. 31, 2004)

LGUs Sept. 04 % Dist. Jul. 04 % Dist.
         
LUZON
Regions 8 47.1 8 47.1
Provinces 38 48.1 38 48.1
Cities 57 49.1 57 49.1
Municipalities 714 47.6 714 47.6
Barangays 20,487 48.8 20,487 48.8
         
VISAYAS
Regions 3 17.6 3 17.6
Provinces 16 20.3 16 20.3
Cities 32 27.6 32 27.6
Municipalities 376 25.0 376 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 23.3 27 23.3
Municipalities 411 27.4 410 27.3
Barangays 10,044 23.9 10,044 23.9
         
TOTAL        
Regions 17 100.0 17 100.0
Provinces 79 100.0 79 100.0
Cities 116 100.0 116 100.0
Municipalities 1,501 100.0 1,500 100.0
Barangays 41,974 100.0 41,974 100.0

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

 

 

 

 

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