Third Quarter 2018 PSGC Updates: New Barangay Created; Name of Municipality Corrected

Reference Number: 

2018-160

Release Date: 

Friday, October 12, 2018

 

During the third quarter of 2018, Barangay Madilay-dilay in the Municipality of Tanay, Rizal was created through Ordinance No. 29, Series of 2017 of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Rizal and was ratified through a plebiscite conducted by the Commission of Elections (COMELEC) on 28 July 2018.
 
In the same period, the name of the Municipality of Pinamungajan in the province of Cebu was corrected from Pinamungahan through Certification from the Municipal Mayor attesting the correct spelling of the name of the municipality.
With this update, the latest number of regions, provinces, cities, and municipalities remained the same while the number of barangays increased by one (1) as shown below:
 
Inter-levels As of 30 September 2018 As of 30 June 2017
Regions 17 17
Provinces 81 81
Cities 145 145
Municipalities 1,489 1,489
Barangays 42,045 42,044
 
The compilation of the PSGC is a collaborative effort of the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) and its interagency Technical Working Group on Geographic Code (TWGGC) composed of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), Commission of Elections (COMELEC), National Mapping and Resource Information Authority (NAMRIA), and the Land Management Bureau (LMB). Pursuant to Republic Act No. 10625, the PSA is mandated to prescribe uniform standards and classification systems in the generation of government statistics to ensure harmonization and comparability of statistics in the country and at the international level.
 
The updated online PSGC database and downloadable masterlist can be accessed at https://psa.gov.ph/classification/psgc/.
 
For further inquiries, please contact the Statistical Classifications Division (SCD) of the Standards Service at telephone numbered (+632) 376-1928, telefax numbered (+632) 376-1867, or at s.decosto@psa.gov.ph and vonjericadona@gmail.com.

 

FOR THE NATIONAL STATISTICIAN:

 

JOSIE B. PEREZ
Assistant Secretary
(Deputy National Statistician)
Officer-In-Charge

 

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

 

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