3 unique archipelagos... 17 awesome regions... 81 beautiful provinces...

“Travel is a caprice in childhood, a passion in youth, a necessity in manhood, and an elegy in old age.”
 ~ Dr. Jose Rizal

* Philippines is an archipelago of more than 7,107 islands and the only Southeast Asian country that shares no land borders with its neighbors.
* The Philippines is regarded as the “text capital of the world”. About 350 to 400 million text messages are sent daily by 35 million cell phone subscribers in the country, which is more than the total daily text messages sent in the U.S. and Europe together.
* With more than 11 million Filipinos overseas, the Philippines has the largest diaspora network in the world.
* With a population of about 100 million people, the Philippines is the 12th most populous country in the world.  Manila’s population currently sits at around 12 million.
* Adult literacy is over 95% in the country, as education is highly valued.
* About 85% of the country’s total population are Roman Catholics.

How many Philippine Provinces have you visited? (updated as of May 2016) 

Philippine map with its 81 provinces (Davao Occidental new member)

01. Caloocan City 10. Parañaque City
02. Las Piñas City 11. Pasay City
03. Makati City 12. Pasig City
04. Malabon City 13. Pateros City
05. Mandaluyong City 14. Quezon City
06. Manila city 15. San Juan City
07. Marikina City 16. Taguig City
08. Muntinlupa City 17. Valenzuela City
09. Navotas City

Philippines' best tourist destination

Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR)  CALABARZON (Region IV-A) 
01. Abra 23. Batangas
02. Apayao 24. Cavite
03. Benguet 25. Quezon
04. Ifugao 26. Rizal
05. Kalinga 27. Laguna
06. Mountain Province
Ilocos Region (Region I) 28. Marinduque
07. Ilocos Norte 29. Occidental Mindoro
08. Ilocos Sur 30. Oriental Mindoro
09. La Union 31. Palawan
10. Pangasinan 32. Romblon
Cagayan Valley (Region II) Bicol Region (Region V) 
11. Batanes 33. Albay
12. Cagayan 34. Camarines Norte
13. Isabela 35. Camarines Sur
14. Nueva Vizcaya 36. Catanduanes
15. Quirino 37. Masbate
38. Sorsogon
Central Luzon (Region III)
16. Aurora
17. Bataan
18. Bulacan
19. Nueva Ecija
20. Pampanga
21. Tarlac
22. Zambales

best of Luzon's tourist attractions

Western Visayas (Region VI)  Eastern Visayas (Region VIII)
39. Aklan 49. Biliran
40. Antique 50. Eastern Samar
41. Capiz 51. Leyte
42. Guimaras 52. Northern Samar
43. Iloilo 53. Samar
44. Negros Occidental 54. Southern Leyte
Central Visayas (Region VII)
45. Bohol
46. Cebu
47. Negros Oriental
58. Siquijor

what Visayas has tourist destination

Zamboanga Peninsula (Region IX) SOCCSKSARGEN (Region XII)
55. Zamboanga del Norte 68. Cotabato
56. Zamboanga del Sur 69. Sarangani
57. Zamboanga Sibugay 70. South Cotabato
71. Sultan Kudarat
Northern Mindanao (Region X) 
58. Bukidnon CARAGA (Region XIII) 
59. Camiguin 72. Agusan del Norte
60. Lanao del Norte 73. Agusan del Sur
61. Misamis Occidental 74. Dinagat Islands
62. Misamis Oriental 75. Surigao del Norte
76. Surigao del Sur
Davao Peninsula (Region XI) 
63. Compostela Valley Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao
64. Davao del Norte 77. Basilan
65. Davao del Sur 78. Lanao del Sur
66. Davao Occidental 79. Maguindanao
67. Davao Oriental 80. Sulu
81. Tawi-Tawi

my quest to 81 provinces of the Philippines


  1. This a good resource of information for the said regions. I will recommend this for the zoning identification of several provinces.
    makati office space

  2. i would like you to visit Eastern Samar. i'm from that region (Borongan City). Particularly Borongan and Guiuan.It has so much potential as holiday regions only the roads going there (from Tacloban, it is accessible by buses) are not very good. but it is improving.


much of thanks for visiting the viewing deck ^_^

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