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Cebu Province Has the Most Number of Registered Motor Vehicles in the Philippines
(FS-200601-NS1-01, posted 16 November 2006)

In 2005, the province of Cebu registered 266,086 motor vehicles representing 5.3% of the total motor vehicles registered in the country, and the highest among 79 provinces. By type of motor vehicles, Cebu was top in terms of the number of registered private and government motor vehicles while it ranked 4th in terms of the number of registered for-hire motor vehicles. Out of Cebu’s total number of registered motor vehicles, 229,569 (86.3%) were private vehicles, 33,280 (12.7%) were for-hire vehicles and 2,697 (1.0%) were government vehicles.

Table 1. Provinces with the Highest Number of Motor Vehicles Registered, 2005

Rank
Province
Total
1
Cebu
266,086
2
Laguna
181,148
3
Bulacan
166,548
4
Batangas
166,049
5
Pampanga
161,748
6
Cavite
157,575
7
Pangasinan
140,294
8
Negros Occidental
113,435
9
Nueva Ecija
110,441
10
Davao del Sur
102,758

By kind of vehicle registered, Cebu is also tops in the number of cars, utility vehicles, service utility vehicles, trucks and motorcycles. It ranked 3rd in the number of trailers and 4th in the number of buses. Among the registered private and for-hire vehicles, motorcycles (123,417 or 46.9%) posted the most number of vehicles registered in Cebu; followed by utility vehicles (81,723 or 31.0%) and cars (32,201 or 12.2%).

Meanwhile, for other provinces included in the top ten provinces, seven were from Luzon: Laguna, Bulacan, Batangas, Pampanga, Cavite, Pangasinan and Nueva Ecija; two from Visayas; Cebu and Negros Occidental and only one province from Mindanao (Davao del Sur).

 

Table 2. Provinces with the Highest Number of Motor Vehicles Registered By Type of Use, 2005

Rank
Private
For Hire
Government
Province
Number
Province
Number
Province
Number
1
Cebu
229,569
Laguna
41,514
Cebu
2,697
2
Laguna
138,415
Pangasinan
39,100
Davao del Norte
2,451
3
Bulacan
135,100
Cavite
36,149
Davao del Sur
2,402
4
Batangas
130,893
Cebu
33,820
Zamboanga del Sur
2,106
5
Pampanga
127,298
Batangas
33,727
Negros Occidental
2,043
6
Cavite
120,404
Pampanga
32,794
North Cotabato
1,645
7
Pangasinan
100,252
Bulacan
30,804
Pampanga
1,554
8
Nueva Ecija
90,372
Isabela
28,271
Leyte
1,536
9
Negros Occidental
86,382
Negros Occidental
25,010
Misamis Oriental
1,432
10
Davao del Sur
86,318
Tarlac
24,703
Batangas
1,429

 

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Table 3. Provinces with the Highest Number of Private and For Hire Motor Vehicles Registered
By Kind of Vehicles, 2005

Rank
Cars
Utility Vehicles
Service Utility Vehicles
Trucks
Motorcycles
Trailers
Buses
Province
Number
Province
Number
Province
Number
Province
Number
Province
Number
Province
Number
Province
Number
1 Cebu    32,201 Cebu        81,723 Cebu 6,707 Cebu 17,384 Cebu 123,417 Bulacan 1,137 Cavite 1,665
2 Laguna    26,364 Laguna        68,436 Zambales 5,492 Negros Occidental 15,947 Pangasinan 81,005 Isabela 1,115 Zambales 1,641
3 Pampanga    26,322 Pampanga        66,524 Bulacan 4,490 Isabela 8,453 Laguna 74,506 Cebu 1,009 Negros Occidental 1,070
4 Cavite    25,114 Bulacan        66,240 Davao del Sur 3,282 Bulacan 8,364 Batangas 72,655 Davao del Sur 923 Cebu 948
5 Batangas    18,480 Batangas        63,816 Pampanga 3,002 Zambales 8,268 Bulacan 67,951 Nueva Ecija 541 Laguna 900

 

Source: 2005 Philippine Countryside in Figures
Source of basic data: Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC)

 

 
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