The Philippines – One of the World’s Greatest Destinations
The Philippines has 7,107 islands and a total land area of 300,000 sq.km and a coastline of 34,000 km, making it as the longest coastline in the world. Aside from the colorful festivals that are beginning now to be adored by the locals and foreign visitors alike, there are also historical places, adventure-filled destinations, and charming natural spots – all around the Philippines – that makes it a great tourist haven, not only in the South East Asia region but also in the world.
Tourism and Industry in the Philippines
The main asset of the Philippines are the people; people who believe and hope that this country can be the top tourism destination in Asia. Its location is highly strategic for business and investment. Stock market is getting better. People believe that they will be one of the greatest growing economy in Asia.
Philippines Regions and its Cities
The Philippines is divided into regions and each has its own Regional Center. In each Region, there are cities that are already developed in terms of industry and technology.
ARMM – Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao
Cities in ARMM are Lawitan City and Marawi City
CAR (Cordillera Administrative Region)
Cities in CAR are Baguio City and Tabuk City
NCR (National Capital Region)
There are 16 cities that comprises the NCR (National Capital Region). It is composed of the following cities: Caloocan City, Las Piñas City, Makati City, Malabon City, Mandaluyong City, Manila City, Marikina City, Muntinlupa City, Navotas City, Parañaque City, Pasay City, Pasig City, Quezon City, San Juan City, Taguig City and Valenzuela City.
Region 1 (Ilocos Region)
Cities in Ilocos Region are Batac City, Laoag City, Candon City, Vigan City, San Fernando City, Alaminos City, Dagupan City, San Carlos City and Urdaneta City.
Region 2 (Cagayan Valley)
The cities in Region 2 (Cagayan Valley) are Tuguegarao City, Cauayan City, Ilagan City, Santiago City
Region 3 (Central Luzon)
This is the third most populated region in the Philippines which composed of the following cities. They are Balanga City, Malolos City, Meycauayan City, San Jose del Monte City, Cabanatuan City, Gapan City, Muñoz City, Palayan City, Angeles City, Mabalacat City, San Fernando City, Tarlac City, Olongapo City and San Jose City
Region 4A (CALABARZON)
Region 4A has 17 cities which indicate that this region has the highest number of cities in the Philippines. These are Batangas City, Lipa City, Tanauan City, Bacoor City, Cavite City, Dasmariñas City, Imus City, Tagaytay City, Trece Martires City, Biñan City, Cabuyao City, San Pablo City, Santa Rosa City, Lucena City, Tayabas City, Antipolo City and Calamba City
Region 4B (MIMAROPA)
These are the cities in Region 4B which compose of Calapan City and Puerto Princesa City, the cleanest city the in the Philippines.
Region 5 (Bicol Region)
Southern part of Luzon and these are the cities: Legazpi City, Ligao City, Tabaco City, Iriga City, Naga City, Masbate City and Sorsogon City.
Region 6 (Western Visayas)
These are the cities in region 6: Roxas City, Iloilo City, Passi City, Bacolod City, Bago City, Cadiz City, Escalante City, Himamaylan City, Kabankalan City, La Carlota City, Sagay City, San Carlos City, Silay City, Sipalay City, Talisay City, Victorias City
Region 7 (Central Visayas)
The cities in Region 7 (Central Visayas) are the following: Tagbilaran City, Bogo City, Carcar City, Cebu City, Danao City, Lapu-Lapu City, Mandaue City, Naga City, Talisay City, Bais City, Bayawan City, Canlaon City, Dumaguete City, Guihulngan City, and Tanjay City.
Region 8 (Eastern Visayas)
There are seven (7) cities that are still being developed in eastern Visayas and these are the cities found in that particular region namely Borongan City, Baybay City, Ormoc City, Tacloban City, Calbayog City, Catbalogan City, and Maasin City.
Region 9 (Zamboanga Peninsula)
In region 9, there are 5 cities namely Isabela City, Dapitan City, Dipolog City, Pagadian City, and Zamboanga City.
Region 10 (Northern Mindanao)
These are the main cities in the northern part of Mindanao: Malaybalay City, Valencia City, Iligan City, Oroquieta City, Ozamiz City, Tangub City, Cagayan de Oro City, El Salvador City, and Gingoog City.
Region 11 (Davao Region)
These are the cities in Southern Mindanao: Panabo City, Samal City, Tagum City, Davao City, Digos City, and Mati City.
Region 12 (SOCCSKSARGEN)
This is the second to the last region and here are the cities there: Kidapawan City, Cotabato City, General Santos City, Koronadal City, and Tacurong City.
Region 13 (Caraga Region)
These are the cities found in Region 13, the western part of Mindanao: Butuan City, Cabadbaran City, Bayugan City, Surigao City, Bislig City, and Tandag City.
Major Cities in the Philippines
These are the major cities in the Philippines with their population according to 2010 Philippine Census. These listings is sorted from the populated city going to the less populated – Quezon City has almost 2,761,720, Manila City has 1,652,171, Caloocan City has 1,486,040, Davao City has 1,176,586, Cebu City has 866,171, Antipolo City has 677,741, Pasig City has 669,773, Taguig has 644,473, Zamboanga City has 643,557 and Cagayan de Oro City has a population of 602,088.