Press Release

Thirteen Barangays Created; One City Converted to Highly Urbanized City
in the 4th Quarter of 2008

(PR-200902-PP2-01
, Posted 16 February 2009)

Thirteen barangays were added in the Philippine Standard Geographic Code masterlist during the last quarter of 2008. Ten new barangays were created in Taguig City in the National Capital Region, while three barangays were created in the province of Maguindanao, Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM). Thus, the number of barangays increased from 41,995 as of September 2008 to 42,008 as of December 2008. Meanwhile, the component city Tacloban City was converted into a Highly Urbanized City.

In summary, the following are the additions/changes in the PSGC masterlist for the 4th Quarter 2008:

  1. Tacloban City in the province of Leyte, Region VIII (Eastern Visayas) was converted from a Component city into a Highly Urbanized City pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 1637, which was ratified through a plebiscite conducted by the COMELEC on December 18, 2008.

  2. Barangay Datu Bakal in the municipality of Shariff Aguak, Maguindanao, ARMM, was created pursuant to Muslim Mindanao Act No. 236, which was ratified through a plebiscite conducted by the COMELEC on November 1, 2008.

  3. Barangay Datu Kilay in the municipality of Shariff Aguak, Maguindanao, ARMM, was created pursuant to Muslim Mindanao Act No. 236, which was ratified through a plebiscite conducted by the COMELEC on November 1, 2008.

  4. Barangay Kanguan in the municipality of Datu Piang, Maguindanao, ARMM, was created pursuant to Muslim Mindanao Act No. 232, which was ratified through a plebiscite conducted by the COMELEC on December 6, 2008.

  5. Barangay Central Bicutan in the City of Taguig, National Capital Region (NCR), was created pursuant to Ordinance No. 24, S. 2008, which was ratified through a plebiscite conducted by the COMELEC on December 18, 2008.

  6. Barangay Fort Bonifacio in the City of Taguig, National Capital Region (NCR), was created pursuant to Ordinance No. 24, S. 2008, which was ratified through a plebiscite conducted by the COMELEC on December 18, 2008.

  7. Barangay New Lower Bicutan in the City of Taguig, National Capital Region (NCR), was created pursuant to Ordinance No. 24, S. 2008, which was ratified through a plebiscite conducted by the COMELEC on December 18, 2008.

  8. Barangay Pinagsama in the City of Taguig, National Capital Region (NCR), was created pursuant to Ordinance No. 24, S. 2008, which was ratified through a plebiscite conducted by the COMELEC on December 18, 2008.

  9. Barangay San Miguel in the City of Taguig, National Capital Region (NCR), was created pursuant to Ordinance No. 24, S. 2008, which was ratified through a plebiscite conducted by the COMELEC on December 18, 2008.

  10. The division of Barangay Bagong Tanyag into three (3) barangays namely Barangay Tanyag1, Ordinance No. 25, S. 2008, Barangay South Daang Hari, Ordinance No. 26, S. 2008 and Barangay North Daang Hari, Ordinance No. 24, S. 2008, which were ratified through a plebiscite conducted by the COMELEC on December 18, 2008.

  11. The division of Barangay Signal Village into four (4) barangays namely Barangay North Signal Village, Ordinance No. 52, S. 2008, Barangay Katuparan, Ordinance No. 29, S. 2008, Barangay South Signal Village Ordinance No. 60, S. 2008 and Barangay Central Signal Village2, Ordinance No. 61, S. 2008 which were ratified through a plebiscite conducted by the COMELEC on December 18, 2008.

With this update, the number of regions, provinces, cities, municipalities, and barangays as of December 31, 2008 are as follows:

  December 31, 2008  September 30, 2007
Regions    17 17
Provinces 81 81
Cities 136 136
Municipalities 1,495 1,495
Barangays 42,008 41,995

 

 

ROMULO A. VIROLA
Secretary General

 

1 Barangay Tanyag, being the originating/parent barangay, shall retain the Barangay Code of Barangay Bagong Tanyag.

2 Barangay Central Signal Village, being the originating/parent barangay, shall retain the Barangay Code of Barangay Signal Village.

 

 

 

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Ms. Severa B. de Costo / Mr. Fernando Gino B. Regalado
Tel : (632) 890-3135 or (632) 897-2170
E-mail : sb.decosto@nscb.gov.ph / fgb.regalado@nscb.gov.ph

 

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