Fourth Quarter 2022 PSGC Updates: Conversion to a New City, Merging of 28 Barangays, Renaming of a Barangay, and Correction of the Names of 19 Barangays

Reference Number: 

2023-29

Release Date: 

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

During the fourth quarter of 2022, the conversion of the Municipality of Baliuag in the province of Bulacan into City of Baliwag by the virtue of Republic Act No. 11929 was ratified through a plebiscite conducted on 17 December 2022.

Moreover, the merging of 28 barangays into three barangays and renaming of a barangay in Ormoc City, pursuant to Sangguniang Panlungsod Ordinance No. 052 Series of 2021, were ratified through plebiscites conducted simultaneously on 08 October 2022. The details of the updates are as follows:

Barangay Name

Mother Unit/Old name

Type of Changes

1. Barangay South

Barangays 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 15, 17, 23, and 27

Merging of barangays

2. Barangay East

Barangays 9, 10, 11, 16, 18, 25, and 28

Merging of barangays

3. Barangay West

Barangays 14, 19, 20, 21, 22, 24, and 26

Merging of barangays

4. Barangay North

Barangay 29

Renaming of barangay

Furthermore, the names of 19 barangays in the Philippine Standard Geographic Code (PSGC) masterlist were corrected based on the recommendations of the interagency Technical Working Group on Geographic Code (TWGGC) as follows:

Correct name

Old name

Legal Basis

1. Barangay Dipili, Municipality of Bayog, Zamboanga del Sur

Depili

Certification dated

09 November 2022 signed by Municipal Mayor

2. Barangay Maño, Municipality of San Remigio, Cebu

Mano

Certification dated

17 November 2022 signed by Municipal Mayor

3. Barangay Dacalla-Fugu, Municipality of Camalaniugan, Cagayan

Dacal-Lafugu

Certification dated

02 December 2022 signed by Municipal Mayor

4. Barangay Tulutuging, Municipality of Camalaniugan, Cagayan

Tuluttuging

Certification dated

02 December 2022 signed by Municipal Mayor

5. Barangay Liuan, Municipality of Rizal, Cagayan

Liwan

Certification dated

29 November 2022 signed by Acting Municipal Mayor

6. Barangay Capaccuan, Municipality of Rizal, Cagayan

Capacuan

Certification dated

29 November 2022 signed by Acting Municipal Mayor

7. Barangay Linno-C, Municipality of Rizal, Cagayan

Linno

Certification dated

29 November 2022 signed by Acting Municipal Mayor

8. Barangay Dungan, Municipality of Rizal, Cagayan

Dunggan

Certification dated

29 November 2022 signed by Acting Municipal Mayor

9. Barangay Villalaida, Municipality of Tuao, Cagayan

Villa Laida

Certification dated

12 December 2022 signed by Municipal Mayor

10. Barangay Sto. Tomas, Municipality of Tuao, Cagayan

Santo Tomas

Certification dated

12 December 2022 signed by Municipal Mayor

11. Barangay Sto. Tomas, Municipality of Claveria, Cagayan

Santo Tomas

Certification dated

12 December 2022 signed by Municipal Mayor

12. Barangay Sta. Maria, Municipality of Claveria, Cagayan

Santa Maria

Certification dated

12 December 2022 signed by Municipal Mayor

13. Barangay Sto. Niño, Municipality of Claveria, Cagayan

Santo Niño

Certification dated

12 December 2022 signed by Municipal Mayor

14. Barangay San Lorenzo, Municipality of Buguey, Cagayan

Alucao Weste

Sangguniang Bayan Resolution No. 017 Series of 1991 dated

18 February 1991

15. Barangay Bacarreña, Municipality of San Mateo, Isabela

Bacareña

Certification dated

24 October 2022 signed by Municipal Mayor

16. Barangay Simimbaan, Municipality of Cuyapo, Nueva Ecija

Sinimbaan

Certification dated

14 November 2022 signed by Municipal Mayor

17. Barangay Nagcuralan, Municipality of Cuyapo, Nueva Ecija

Nacuralan

Certification dated

14 November 2022 signed by Municipal Mayor

18. Barangay Camiing, Municipality of Guimba, Nueva Ecija

Camiling

Certification* signed by Municipal Mayor

19. Barangay Sto. Cristo, Municipality of San Isidro, Nueva Ecija

Santo Cristo

Certification* signed by Municipal Mayor

With these updates in the PSGC, the latest number of local government units is shown in the table below:

Geographic-level

Total Number
(as of 31 December 2022)

Region

17

Province

82

City

148

Municipality

1,486

Barangay

42,022

The updated online PSGC database and masterlist can be accessed at https://psa.gov.ph/classification/psgc/.

The compilation and updating of the PSGC is a collaborative effort of the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), and its interagency TWGGC composed of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), Commission on Elections (COMELEC), National Mapping and Resource Information Authority (NAMRIA), and the Land Management Bureau (LMB).

For further inquiries, you may contact the Statistical Classifications Division of the Standards Service with telefax number (02) 8376-1867 and email address scd.staff@psa.gov.ph.

 

 

DENNIS S. MAPA, Ph.D.
Undersecretary
National Statistician and Civil Registrar General

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