Administrative divisions of the Philippines

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The Philippines has four main classes of elected administrative divisions, often lumped together as local government units (LGUs).wikipedia
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Provinces of the Philippines

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2) Provinces (lalawigan, probinsiya) and independent cities (lungsod, siyudad/ciudad, dakbayan, lakanbalen)
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

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1) Autonomous regions
In the Philippines, regions (rehiyon), (ISO 3166-2:PH) are administrative divisions that serve primarily to organize the provinces (probinsya) of the country for administrative convenience.

Philippines

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The Philippines has four main classes of elected administrative divisions, often lumped together as local government units (LGUs).
Regions in the Philippines are administrative divisions that serve primarily to organize the provinces of the country for administrative convenience.

Barangay Captain

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Each barangay is headed by a Barangay Captain (Filipino: Punong Barangay).
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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4) Barangays (also known as barrio)
The council is considered to be a Local Government Unit (LGU), similar to the Provincial and the Municipal Government.

Autonomous regions of the Philippines

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The Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) is an autonomous region.
Administrative divisions of the Philippines

Cities of the Philippines

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2) Provinces (lalawigan, probinsiya) and independent cities (lungsod, siyudad/ciudad, dakbayan, lakanbalen)

Sitio

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a barangay may be informally or formally sub-divided into sitios and puroks.

Purok

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a barangay may be informally or formally sub-divided into sitios and puroks.

Municipalities of the Philippines

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3) Municipalities (bayan, balen, bungto, banwa, ili) and component cities (lungsod, siyudad/ciudad, dakbayan, dakbanwa, lakanbalen)

Sangguniang Panlalawigan

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1) Legislative districts for the House of Representatives, Sangguniang Panlalawigan (provincial boards), several Sangguniang Panlungsod (city councils) and the Pateros Municipal Council.

Sangguniang Panlungsod

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1) Legislative districts for the House of Representatives, Sangguniang Panlalawigan (provincial boards), several Sangguniang Panlungsod (city councils) and the Pateros Municipal Council. The legislative arm of these units are the Sangguniang Panlungsod for cities and Sangguniang Bayan for municipalities, which are composed of councilors elected at-large or in some cases, by Sanggunian district.

Regional Trial Court

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2) Judicial regions for the Regional Trial Courts.

Bureau of Internal Revenue (Philippines)

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3) Districts for specific government agencies such as "Revenue Districts" for the Bureau of Internal Revenue, "School Districts" for the Department of Education, and "Engineering Districts" for the Department of Public Works and Highways.

Department of Education (Philippines)

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3) Districts for specific government agencies such as "Revenue Districts" for the Bureau of Internal Revenue, "School Districts" for the Department of Education, and "Engineering Districts" for the Department of Public Works and Highways.

Department of Public Works and Highways

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3) Districts for specific government agencies such as "Revenue Districts" for the Bureau of Internal Revenue, "School Districts" for the Department of Education, and "Engineering Districts" for the Department of Public Works and Highways.

Autonomous administrative division

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In addition, the constitution allows for the creation of autonomous region in the Cordillera Central.

Cordillera Central (Luzon)

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In addition, the constitution allows for the creation of autonomous region in the Cordillera Central.

Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao

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The Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) is an autonomous region. There is also a single autonomous region, the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), which is composed of provinces and independent cities and has its own elected government. However, only the ARMM has been approved by voters in a plebiscite.

Referendum

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However, only the ARMM has been approved by voters in a plebiscite.

Cordillera Administrative Region

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

Pateros, Metro Manila

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Municipalities are always components of a province, except Pateros, Metro Manila, which is independent.

Sangguniang Bayan

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The legislative arm of these units are the Sangguniang Panlungsod for cities and Sangguniang Bayan for municipalities, which are composed of councilors elected at-large or in some cases, by Sanggunian district.

Philippine English

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"Barangay" is sometimes translated into English as "village".

Filipino language

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Each barangay is headed by a Barangay Captain (Filipino: Punong Barangay).