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Number of Local Government Units in the Philippines


REGION
PROVINCES
CITIES
MUNICIPALITIES
BARANGAYS
I
4
8
117
3,265
II
5
3
90
2,311
III
7
12
118
3,100
IV-A
5
10
132
4,009
IV-B
5
2
71
1,457
V
6
7
107
3,471
VI
6
16
117
4,050
VII
4
12
120
3,003
VIII
6
4
139
4,390
IX
3
5
67
1,903
X
5
8
85
2,020
XI
4
5
43
1,158
XII
4
5
45
1,192
XIII
4
3
70
1,309
ARMM
5
1
94
2,450
CAR
6
1
76
1,176
NCR
 
13
4
1,693
TOTAL
79
115
1,495
41,956

SOURCE: Department of the Interior and Local Government

   

While Congress Hounds Supreme Court, Local Governments are off the Hook
by Tess Bacalla


Even as Congress continues to assert its power to examine disbursements from the Supreme Courtís Judicial Development Fund, both Houses have not demanded a similar scrutiny of the way local governments have been spending public monies. Our two-part investigation reveals how local governments are scandalously wasting public funds, including the purchase of everything from pencils to hospital beds overpriced by 1,000 percent. READ ON

 
 


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