Third Quarter 2019 PSGC Updates: Conversion of Sto. Tomas into a City and Correction of Name of Bgy. Lt. Balag

Reference Number: 

2019-192

Release Date: 

Friday, November 15, 2019

During the third quarter of 2019, City of Sto. Tomas was ratified through a plebiscite held on 07 September 2019. The city was created by virtue of Republic Act No. 11086 – “ An Act Converting the Municipality of Sto. Tomas in the Province of Batangas into a Component City to be Known as the City of Sto. Tomas ” approved on 05 October 2018.

In the same period, the name of Bgy. Lt. Bilag was corrected to Bgy. Lt. Balag in the Municipality of Pudtol, Apayao per certification from the Office of the Municipal Council of Pudtol issued on 19 August 2019.

With these updates, the latest number of regions, provinces, and barangays remained the same while the number of cities increased by one (1) and the number of municipalities decreased by one (1) as shown below:

Geographic-level

As of 30 September 2019

As of 30 June 2019

Regions

17

17

Provinces

81

81

Cities

146

145

Municipalities

1,488

1,489

Barangays

42,045

42,045

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 telefax number (+632) 8376-1867 or email at em.aquino@psa.gov.ph and v.adona@psa.gov.ph.

 

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

 

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