Regional Division / Local Government Units (17 Regions) of the Philippines

The Philippines three mail group of islands were further divided into 17 regions comprising different provinces. Provincial Local Government is headed by the elected governor, vice-governor & the” Sangguniang Panlalawigan”.
Region I (ILOCOS REGION)
  1. Ilocos Norte – The Best Of Culture And Nature
  2. Ilocos Sur – Heritage Village Of The Philippines
  3. La Union – Pilgrimage Center Of North Luzon
  4. Pangasinan – Hundred Islands And A Hundred Flavors
Region II (CAGAYAN VALLEY)
  1. Cagayan – A True Spelunker’s Paradise
  2. Isabela – Rice Granary Of The North
  3. Nueva Viscaya – Watershed Haven Of The Valley
  4. Quirino – Forest Heartland Of Cagayan
  5. Batanes – Land Of The True Insulars
Region III (CENTRAL LUZON)
  1. Bulacan – Land Of Heroes
  2. Nueva Ecija – Rice Bowl Of The Philippines
  3. Pampanga – Culinary Center Of The Philippines
  4. Tarlac – Melting Pot Of Central Luzon
  5. Zambales – Wreck Diving Capital Of The Philippines
  6. Bataan – History Hub Of Central Luzon
  7. Aurora – Sanctuary Of Nature’s Splendor
Region IV-A (CALABARZON) & MIMAROPA)
  1. Batangas – From The Lowest Volcano To Deeper Dives
  2. Cavite – A Place With A Glorious Past
  3. Laguna – Resort Province Of The Philippines
  4. Quezon – Land Of A Thousand Colors
  5. Rizal – Cradle Of Philippine Art
Region IV-B ( MIMAROPA)
  1. Marinduque – Lenten Mecca Of Southern Tagalog
  2. Occidental Mindoro – Marine Wonderland Of Luzon
  3. Oriental Mindoro – The Islands’ Loveliest Harbor
  4. Palawan – The Philippines’ Last Frontier
  5. Romblon – Marble Country Of The Philippines
Region V (BICOL REGION) 
  1. Camarines Norte – Bicolandia’s Goldmine
  2. Camarines Sur – World’s Smallest Fish And Higher Climbs
  3. Catanduanes – Eco-adventure Paradise
  4. Masbate – Rodeo Country Of Bicol
  5. Sorsogon – Bicol’s Whale shark Paradise
  6. Albay – Land Of The World’s Most Perfect Cone
Region VI (WESTERN VISAYAS)
  1. Capiz – Seafood Capital Of The Philippines
  2. Iloilo – Heritage Haven Of Panay
  3. Negros Occidental – Sugar Bowl Of The Philippines
  4. Guimaras – Mango Country Of The Visayas
  5. Aklan – The Philippines’ Oldest Province
  6. Antique – Marble Central Of Panay
  7. Boracay – Beach Capital Of The Philippines
Region VII (CENTRAL VISAYAS) 
  1. Bohol – Bohol – Splendor Underwater And Over Hills
  2. Cebu – Cebu – Queen Of The South
  3. Negros Oriental – Negros Oriental – Whale And Dolphin Haven
  4. Siquijor – Marine Paradise Of Central Visayas
Region VIII (EASTERN VISAYAS)
  1. Eastern Samar – Gateway To Philippine Discovery
  2. Leyte – Land Of History
  3. Northen Samar – A Journey Back In Time
  4. Western Samar – Splendor Between Mountain And Sea
  5. Southern Leyte – The Centuries-old Charmer
  6. Biliran – Paradise Undiscovered
Region IX (ZAMBOANGA PENINSULA)
  1. Zamboanga del Norte – From Orchid City To Shrine City
  2. Zamboanga del Sur – The Colors Of Ethnic Zamboanga
  3. Zamboanga Sigubay – The Islands’ Seasnake Sanctuary
  4. Zamboanga City – The Philippines’ Little Spain
Region X (NORTHERN MINDANAO)
  1. Bukidnon – Pineapple Capital Of The World
  2. Camiguin – An Ancestral Homecoming
  3. Misamis Occidental – Christmas Capital Of Mindanao
  4. Misamis Oriental – Mindanao’s Nature Front
  5. Iligan City – Land Of Majestic Waterfalls
Region XI (DAVAO REGION)
  1. Davao Del Norte – Beach Paradise Of The North
  2. Davao Del Sur – Land Of Heights And Flight
  3. Davao Oriental – The Islands’ Ethnic Charmer
  4. Compostela Valley – Nature’s Work Of Art
Region XII (SOCCSKSARGEN)
  1. North Cotabato – Land Of The Mightiest Mountain
  2. Sarangani – Archeologist’s Paradise
  3. Sultan Kudarat – Tuna Country Of Mindanao
  4. South Cotabato – Conference Capital Of Mindanao
  5. Kidapawan City – A Spring In The Highland
  6. Koronadal – Trade Center Of Mindanao
Region XIII (CARAGA)
  1. Agusan Del Norte – Land Of Antiquated Finds
  2. Agusan Del Sur – Treasures Of Old
  3. Surigao Del Norte – Surfing Capital Of The Philippines
  4. Surigao Del Sur – Nature Pride Of Caraga
  5. Butuan City – History Haven Of Caraga
  6. Surigao City – Land Of Peace
(CAR) CORDILLERA ADMINISTRATIVE REGION 
  1. Abra – The Philippines’ Natural Dye Capital
  2. Benguet – Salad Bowl Of The Philippines
  3. Kalinga – Whitewater Rafting Capital Of The North
  4. Apayao – Cordillera’s Last Nature Frontier
  5. Mountain Province – Weaver’s Paradise
  6. Ifugao – Land Of The Eighth World Wonder
  7. Baguio City – Summer Capital Of The Philippines
(NCR) NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION
  1. Manila City – Cosmopolitan Capital Of The Philippines
  2. Quezon City – City Of New Horizons
  3. Calookan City – Home Of Heroes
  4. Pasay City – Cultural Center Of Metro Manila
  5. Pasig City – The Urban Rainforest
  6. Makati City – Wall Street Of The Philippines
  7. Mandaluyong City – The New Tiger Of Metro Manila
  8. Marikina City – Shoe Capital Of The Philippines
  9. Valenzuela City – Industrial Boomtown
  10. Muntinlupa City – Residential Haven
  11. Paranaque City – Parañaque City – Novena Mecca Of Metro Manila
  12. Las Pinas City – Salt Center Of Metro Manila
  13. Malabon City – A Coastal Capital
  14. Navotas – Fishing Capital Of Greater Manila
  15. Taguig – Rice Bowl Of Greater Manila
  16. Pateros – The Philippines’ Duck Egg Capital
  17. San Juan – Brave Men In History
AUTONOMOUS REGION IN MUSLIM MINDANAO (ARMM)
  1. Basilan – A Province To Be Watched
  2. Lanao Del Norte – Land Of Beauty And Bounty
  3. Lanao Del Sur – Cradle Of Muslim Art
  4. Tawi-Tawi – The Seat Of Muslim Mindanao
  5. Sulu – Land Of Treasures And Farers Of The Sea

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Regions_of_the_Philippines

http://www.nscb.gov.ph/

http://www.census.gov.ph/

 

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