Administrative divisions of the Philippines

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The Philippines has four levels of administrative divisions, the lowest three of which are defined in the Local Government Code of 1991 as Local Government Units (LGUs).wikipedia
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Provinces of the Philippines

provinceprovincesPhilippine province
The Provinces of the Philippines (Filipino: Mga Lalawigan ng Pilipinas/Mga Probinsya ng Pilipinas) are the primary political and administrative divisions of the Philippines.

Regions of the Philippines

Regionregionsadministrative region
In the Philippines, regions (rehiyon), (ISO 3166-2:PH) are administrative divisions that primarily serve to coordinate planning and organize national government services across multiple local government units (LGUs).

Philippines

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Regions in the Philippines are administrative divisions that serve primarily to organize the provinces of the country for administrative convenience.

Barangay Captain

Punong BarangayKapitanabarrio lieutenant
Each barangay is headed by a Barangay Captain.
A Barangay Captain (Filipino: Punong Barangay), also known as a Barangay Chairman, is the highest elected official in a barangay, the smallest level of administrative divisions of the Philippines.

Barangay

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A city or municipality is divided into barangays, over which it exercises supervisory authority.
The council is considered to be a Local Government Unit (LGU), similar to the Provincial and the Municipal Government.

Bangsamoro

Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim MindanaoBangsamoro Autonomous RegionBARMM
However, only the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region and its predecessor, the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, have been approved by voters in plebiscites held in 1989, 2001 and 2019.

Metro Manila

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Metro Manila is recognized in law as a "special development and administrative region," and was thus given a metropolitan authority; the Metro Manila Council within the MMDA serves as the National Capital Region's RDC. The Philippine Statistics Authority further divides the LGUs of Metro Manila into four numbered geographic districts for statistical purposes.

Pateros, Metro Manila

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Administrative regions are composed of provinces and/or independent cities, or, in the case of Pateros, Metro Manila, an independent municipality.

Regional Trial Court

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These judicial regions are used for the appointment of judges of the different Regional Trial Courts.

President of the Philippines

PresidentPhilippine PresidentPresidents
Administrative regions are groupings of geographically adjacent LGUs which are established, disestablished and modified by the President of the Philippines based on the need to more coherently make economic development policies and coordinate the provision of national government services within a larger area beyond the province level. Per the Local Government Code of 1991 § 25, the President of the Philippines exercises direct supervisory authority over provinces and independent cities (i.e., highly urbanized and independent component cities); thus, LGUs that belong to these categories form the primary level of LGUs in the Philippines.

Metropolitan Manila Development Authority

Metro Manila Development AuthorityMMDAMetropolitan Manila Authority
Metro Manila is recognized in law as a "special development and administrative region," and was thus given a metropolitan authority; the Metro Manila Council within the MMDA serves as the National Capital Region's RDC.

Philippine Statistics Authority

National Statistics OfficeNational Statistics Office (Philippines)NSO
The Philippine Statistics Authority further divides the LGUs of Metro Manila into four numbered geographic districts for statistical purposes.

Autonomous administrative division

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The 1987 Constitution allows for the creation of autonomous regions in the Cordillera Central of Luzon and in the Muslim-majority areas of Mindanao.

Cordillera Central (Luzon)

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The 1987 Constitution allows for the creation of autonomous regions in the Cordillera Central of Luzon and in the Muslim-majority areas of Mindanao.

Luzon

Luzon IslandNorthern LuzonLuzon, Philippines
The 1987 Constitution allows for the creation of autonomous regions in the Cordillera Central of Luzon and in the Muslim-majority areas of Mindanao.

Moro people

MoroMorosMoro Muslims
The 1987 Constitution allows for the creation of autonomous regions in the Cordillera Central of Luzon and in the Muslim-majority areas of Mindanao.

Mindanao

Mindanao IslandSouthern PhilippinesRegion X
The 1987 Constitution allows for the creation of autonomous regions in the Cordillera Central of Luzon and in the Muslim-majority areas of Mindanao.

Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao

ARMMAutonomous Region of Muslim MindanaoMuslim Mindanao
However, only the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region and its predecessor, the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, have been approved by voters in plebiscites held in 1989, 2001 and 2019.

2001 Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao expansion and inclusion plebiscite

2001a plebiscite in the ARMMA plebiscite was held on August 14
However, only the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region and its predecessor, the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, have been approved by voters in plebiscites held in 1989, 2001 and 2019.

2019 Bangsamoro autonomy plebiscite

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However, only the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region and its predecessor, the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, have been approved by voters in plebiscites held in 1989, 2001 and 2019.

1998 Cordillera Autonomous Region creation plebiscite

1998Cordillera Autonomous Regionthe latest in 1998
Voters in the Cordilleras rejected autonomy in 1990 and 1998; hence the Cordillera Administrative Region remains as a regular administrative region with no delegated powers or responsibilities.

Cordillera Administrative Region

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Voters in the Cordilleras rejected autonomy in 1990 and 1998; hence the Cordillera Administrative Region remains as a regular administrative region with no delegated powers or responsibilities.

Congress of the Philippines

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Rather, an autonomous region is a group of LGUs to which Congress has provided via statute a very specific form of regional governance structure, along with certain powers and responsibilities.

List of primary local government units of the Philippines

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Per the Local Government Code of 1991 § 25, the President of the Philippines exercises direct supervisory authority over provinces and independent cities (i.e., highly urbanized and independent component cities); thus, LGUs that belong to these categories form the primary level of LGUs in the Philippines.

Sangguniang Panlalawigan

SP Board memberProvincial Boardprovincial board member
Its legislative body is the Sangguniang Panlalawigan.