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Total Number of Barangays still stands at 42,029 As of First Quarter of 2015




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Total Number of Barangays still stands at 42,029
As of First Quarter of 2015

(PSA-NSCB-PR-2015, Posted 18 May 2015)

For the first quarter of 2015, the total number of barangays remains at 42,029. Except for the correction in the name of Barangay Sogapod to Barangay Segapod in the municipality of Maigo, Lanao del Norte, as certified by its Punong Barangay Albina L. Yap on March 24, 2015, there are no other updates in terms of newly created, transferred, and merged in the country’s geographical-political subdivisions. Hence, the latest number of regions, provinces, cities, municipalities, and barangays in the country is the same number as in the December 31, 2014 PSGC list as shown in the table below:

                                    Marcuh 31, 2015                      December 31, 2014

Regions                                    17                                                      17                    
Provinces                                 81                                                      81                    
Cities                                      144                                                   144                    
Municipalities                       1,490                                                1,490                   
Barangays                         42,029                                              42,029


The compilation of the PSGC is a collaborative effort of the Commission on Elections (COMELEC), National Barangay Operations Office of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (NBOO-DILG), National Mapping and Resource Information Authority (NAMRIA) and the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA). 

Pursuant to Republic Act No. 10625, the PSA is mandated to prescribe uniform standards and classification systems in government statistics and in the generation of official statistics to ensure harmonization and comparability of statistics in the country and at the international level. The PSA shall continually formulate statistical standards such as definitions of statistical terms and concepts used in official statistics, and likewise develop classification systems for adoption by government agencies.

The PSGC database, which facilitates the search for codes and relevant information on regions, provinces, municipalities, cities and barangays in the Philippines is currently lodged at PSA-NSCB website with URL activestats/psgc/default.asp.

The PSGC is used in the Unified Account Code Structure, particularly the location code, being implemented by the Department of Budget and Management (DBM).                 




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