No PSGC Update for the 4th Quarter of 2018

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Friday, January 11, 2019


There were no changes in the geographical-political units of the country during the fourth quarter of 2018 (01 October – 31 December 2018), hence, there were no submitted updates on the Philippine Standard Geographic Code (PSGC) during the quarter. Consequently, the total number of regions, provinces, cities, municipalities, and barangays remained the same with the PSGC updates as of 30 September 2018.

Per confirmation with the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) and members of the PSA Technical Working Group on Geographic Code (TWGGC), there was no plebiscite conducted to ratify any proposed changes in the country’s local government units (LGUs) during the period as required by the Local Government Code and no request/certification received from LGUs for the correction of misspelled municipal/barangay names.

The latest number of regions, provinces, cities, municipalities, and barangays in the country is shown below:
Inter-levels As of 31 December 2018 As of 30 September 2018
Regions 17 17
Provinces 81 81
Cities 145 145
Municipalities 1,489 1,489
Barangays 42,045 42,045

The updated PSGC database as of 31 December 2018 as well as its downloadable Excel file can be accessed at

For further inquiries, please contact Ms. Severa B. de Costo or Mr. Von Jeric F. Adona of the Statistical Classifications Division (SCD) of the Standards Service at telephone numbered (+632) 376-1928, telefax numbered (+632) 376-1867, or at email addresses and


See more at the Philippine Standard  Geographic Code (PSGC) main page.