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List of Regions in the Philippines and Provinces

Philippines has three major island,  known as Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. Luzon has 8 regions, Visayas has 3 and Mindanao has 6. This days, people or news doesn’t anymore say Region IV or Region VII, etc, they usually now call using the descriptive group for that region. If you want to know which region your province belongs to, here is the full list all regions in the Philippines and the provinces under it.

National Capital Region

The National Capital Region or NCR refers to the Manila area. It is actually made up of 16 populous cities including Manila, Quezon City, Makati, Las Pinas, Malabon, Muntinlupa, Mandaluyong, Marikina, Navotas, Pasa, Pasig. Paranaque, San Juan, Venezuela, and Taguig.

Region I – Ilocos Region

Region I is one of the many administrative regions in the country occupying a huge chunk of the northwestern part of Luzon. It is directly facing the South China Sea and it has four major provinces, including the following:

Ilocos Norte
Ilocos Sur
La Union
Pangasinan

Region II – Cagayan Valley

Found in the coastal part of Luzon, the Cagayan valley region cover five provinces including the following:

Batanes
Cagayan
Nueva Vizcaya
Isabela
Quirino
Leon Bet

Region III – Central Luzon

The Central Luzon region represents over 19% of the overall population in all of Luzon. It has 116 municipalities and it includes these seven provinces:

Bataan
Bulacan
Aurora
Tarlac
Pampanga
Zambales
Nueva Ecija

Region IV A- CALBARZON

Boasting almost 4ooo barangays (or districts), this region has 5 provinces including 1 highly urbanized city:

Cavite
Laguna
Batangas
Quezon
Rizal

Region IV B – MIMAROPA Region

With 71 municipalities and 2 major cities, the MIMAROPA region includes the following:

Occidental Mindoro
Oriental Mindoro
Marinduque
Palawan
Romblon

Region V – Bicol Region

An administrative region with over 107 municipalities and 3.4k barangays, the Bicol region has 6 major provinces including:

Albay
Camarines Norte
Camarines Sur
Catanduanes
Sorsogon
Masbate

Region VI – Western Visayas

With 117 municipalities and 16 cities under its belt, this region is the home to 6 provinces including:

Aklan
Antique
Capiz
Guimaras
Iloilo
Negros Occidental

Region VII – Central Visayas

Situated in the central section of the Visayas island, this region is the cradle of four provinces including:

Bohol
Cebu
Negros Oriental
Siquijor

Region VIII – Eastern Visayas

This region has 136 municipalities along with 7 major cities. It is the home to six provinces including:

Biliran
Leyte
Eastern Samar
Northern Samar
Samar
Southern Leyte

Region IX – Zamboanga Peninsula

This coastal region with 1.9k barangays is also the home to three provinces such as:

Zamboanga del Norte
Zamboanga del Sur
Zamboanga Sibugay

Region X – Northern Mindanao

With 84 municipalities and over 2000 barangays, Northern Mindanao covers five provinces including:

Bukidnon
Camiguin
Lanao del Norte
Misamis Occidental
Misamis Oriental

Region XI – Davao Region

Bordered by the Philippine Sea and the Davao Gulf, the Davao region has 5 major provinces including:

Davao de Oro
Davao del Norte
Davao Occidental
Davao Oriental
Davao del Sur

Region XII – SOCCSKSARGEN

With over 45 municipalities and 5 cities, this region is situated in central Mindanao and has four provinces:

Cotabato
South Cotabato
Sultan Kudarat
Sarangani

Region XIII – Caraga

This region has 67 municipalities and 5 major provinces including the following:

Agusan del Norte
Agusan del Sur
Dinagat Isands
Surigao del Sur
Surigao del Norte

CAR – Cordillera Administrative Region

The CAR boasts 2 cities, 75 municipalities, and 6 provinces including:

Abra
Apayao
Ifugao
Benguet
Mountain Province
Kalinga

BARMM – Bangsamoro Autonomous Region In Muslim Mindanao

Directly in front of the Sulu Sea and the Celebes Sea, the BARMM is the home to five provinces including:

Basilan
Lanao del Sur
Maguindanao
Sulu
Tawi-tawi

Now you know where your province belongs to. If you want specifics to Cebu provinces, please go to Complete list of Cebu Towns and Cities.

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