Barangays

Map of the Philippines highlighting the approximate location of each barangay

The barangay is the smallest political unit in the Philippines. Each municipality or city is therefore made up of barangays.

The barangay government unit is composed of elective officials called the Punong Barangay who is the chief executive, the Sangguniang Barangay members, also called Kagawads, and the Sangguniang Kabataan Chairman. The appointive officials are the barangay Secretary, the barangay Treasurer, the members of the Lupong Tagapamayapa, and the barangay Tanods.

The primary requisite for the creation of a barangay is a population of at least 2,000. But for highly urbanized cities, a minimum of 5,000 inhabitants is required. The creation of a barangay is done by law or an ordinance of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan or Sangguniang Panlungsod, and has to be ratified by the affected voting population through a plebiscite.

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Search for or browse barangay by province. Links are also provided for barangays of cities or municipalities not under jurisdiction of any province.

Population

With regard to the latest (2020) population, the three (3) barangays with the biggest number of inhabitants, in descending order, are Barangay 176 (261,729) in Caloocan, and Commonwealth (213,229) and Batasan Hills (166,572), both in Quezon City. Those with the smallest number (excluding those with a population of zero (0)), also in descending order, are Fugu (1) in Gattaran, Buenavista (1) in Dagami, and Barangay 76 (2) in Caloocan.

Most populous barangays (50,000+ inhabitants)

The following list shows all barangays with a population of 50,000 or more, as of 2020. Barangay names in bold indicate the barangay with highest population in its respective city or municipality.

  1. Barangay 176, Caloocan: 261,729
  2. Commonwealth, Quezon City: 213,229
  3. Batasan Hills, Quezon City: 166,572
  4. Pinagbuhatan, Pasig: 163,598
  5. San Isidro, Rodriguez: 159,612
  6. San Jose, Rodriguez: 141,819
  7. Payatas, Quezon City: 139,740
  8. Cupang, Antipolo: 135,064
  9. San Juan, Taytay: 127,999
  10. San Jose, Antipolo: 127,621
  11. Muzon, San Jose del Monte: 127,506
  12. San Andres, Cainta: 120,548
  13. Poblacion, Muntinlupa: 120,115
  14. Holy Spirit, Quezon City: 111,901
  15. Barangay 171, Caloocan: 111,713
  16. Pasong Tamo, Quezon City: 110,738
  17. Barangay 178, Caloocan: 110,224
  18. Addition Hills, Mandaluyong: 108,896
  19. Santa Ana, Taytay: 107,415
  20. Bagong Silangan, Quezon City: 106,886
  21. San Juan, Cainta: 104,132
  22. Putatan, Muntinlupa: 99,725
  23. Gen. T. de Leon, Valenzuela: 95,809
  24. B. F. Homes, Parañaque: 92,752
  25. Manggahan, Pasig: 88,078
  26. Calumpang, General Santos: 87,718
  27. Western Bicutan, Taguig: 87,508
  28. San Isidro, Cainta: 86,723
  29. Barangay 177, Caloocan: 84,159
  30. San Francisco, General Trias: 83,629
  31. Tandang Sora, Quezon City: 83,114
  32. B. F. International Village, Las Piñas: 81,739
  33. Bucana, Davao City: 80,538
  34. San Isidro, Parañaque: 79,372
  35. Salawag, Dasmariñas: 78,778
  36. Carmen, Cagayan de Oro: 77,756
  37. Dela Paz, Antipolo: 77,207
  38. Labangal, General Santos: 77,052
  39. Sauyo, Quezon City: 76,289
  40. Dolores, Taytay: 75,504
  41. Rosario, Pasig: 73,979
  42. Paliparan III, Dasmariñas: 72,945
  43. Fatima, General Santos: 72,613
  44. San Dionisio, Parañaque: 72,522
  45. Moonwalk, Parañaque: 72,520
  46. Basak, Lapu-Lapu: 71,990
  47. Barangay 175, Caloocan: 71,726
  48. Loma de Gato, Marilao: 71,258
  49. Alabang, Muntinlupa: 71,075
  50. San Antonio, Parañaque: 70,134
  51. San Roque, Antipolo: 70,120
  52. Guadalupe, Cebu City: 70,039
  53. Matandang Balara, Quezon City: 69,475
  54. Culiat, Quezon City: 67,804
  55. Buhangin, Davao City: 67,515
  56. Molino IV, Bacoor: 66,886
  57. San Luis, Antipolo: 66,351
  58. San Isidro, Antipolo: 65,530
  59. Santa Cruz, Antipolo: 65,327
  60. San Isidro, General Santos: 64,958
  61. Barangay 649, Manila: 64,750
  62. Bagbag, Quezon City: 64,653
  63. Post Proper Southside, Makati: 63,308
  64. Gulod, Quezon City: 62,542
  65. Dau, Mabalacat: 62,378
  66. Fairview, Quezon City: 61,813
  67. Talomo, Davao City: 61,698
  68. Tunasan, Muntinlupa: 61,374
  69. Mamatid, Cabuyao: 61,085
  70. Molino III, Bacoor: 60,495
  71. Kaligayahan, Quezon City: 60,462
  72. Lower Bicutan, Taguig: 60,376
  73. Canlubang, Calamba: 60,292
  74. Bahay Toro, Quezon City: 59,639
  75. San Antonio, San Pedro: 59,368
  76. Marulas, Valenzuela: 59,339
  77. Silangan, San Mateo: 59,051
  78. Ma-a, Davao City: 58,874
  79. Dalig, Antipolo: 58,598
  80. Apopong, General Santos: 58,314
  81. Post Proper Northside, Makati: 57,940
  82. Santolan, Pasig: 57,933
  83. Cupang, Muntinlupa: 57,196
  84. Barangay 167, Caloocan: 57,041
  85. Gaya-gaya, San Jose del Monte: 56,896
  86. Pasong Kawayan II, General Trias: 56,842
  87. Pinagsama, Taguig: 56,835
  88. Sucat, Muntinlupa: 56,354
  89. New Lower Bicutan, Taguig: 55,928
  90. Pook, Santa Rosa: 55,705
  91. Santo Tomas, Biñan: 55,649
  92. Ugong, Valenzuela: 55,494
  93. Longos, Malabon: 55,424
  94. Tatalon, Quezon City: 55,404
  95. Baesa, Quezon City: 55,328
  96. Mambugan, Antipolo: 55,281
  97. Sasa, Davao City: 54,862
  98. Don Bosco, Parañaque: 54,188
  99. Ususan, Taguig: 53,956
  100. Malanday, Marikina: 53,886
  101. Nagkaisang Nayon, Quezon City: 53,781
  102. Lagao, General Santos: 53,706
  103. Mayamot, Antipolo: 52,513
  104. Malinta, Valenzuela: 52,107
  105. Mansilingan, Bacolod: 51,863
  106. Santa Monica, Quezon City: 51,834
  107. Poblacion, Polomolok: 51,490
  108. Burgos, Rodriguez: 51,444
  109. San Bartolome, Quezon City: 51,148
  110. Mactan, Lapu-Lapu: 50,964
  111. Pio del Pilar, Makati: 50,722
  112. Pinugay, Baras: 50,609
  113. Cabantian, Davao City: 50,100
  114. Sun Valley, Parañaque: 50,087

To view additional population-related lists of barangays, see Population-related lists.

Number of barangays

As of 2021, there are 42,046 barangays in the Philippines. Ranking all the local government units – provinces, cities and municipalities – in descending order, the three (3) provinces with the highest number of barangays are Iloilo (1,721), Leyte (1,503), and Pangasinan (1,364), and those with the lowest number are Batanes (29), Camiguin (58), and Guimaras (98). The cities with the biggest total number of barangays are Manila (897), Pasay (201), and Caloocan (188), and those with the smallest number are Muntinlupa (9), Canlaon (12), and Trece Martires (13).

Among the municipalities, Miagao in Iloilo (119), Lopez in Quezon province (95), Leon in Iloilo (85), and San Joaquin in Iloilo (85) had the highest number of barangays while Kalayaan in Palawan (1), Adams in Ilocos Norte (1), and Turtle Islands in Tawi-Tawi (2) had the lowest.

Most used barangay names (exact match, 10+ occurrences)

Interestingly, there are many barangays with the same names. Among the 42,046 barangays in the Philippines as of 2021, the barangay names with the highest occurrence are, in descending order, Poblacion (605), San Isidro (310), San Jose (244), San Roque (213), and San Vicente (204). It must be noted that partial names such as Poblacion 1, Poblacion East, and South Poblacion, etc. have been listed separately and not included under the distinct barangay name Poblacion. Yet there is another name that stands out among all the barangay names, although it has a Roman number such as I, II, etc. or Hindu-Arabic number such as 1, 2, etc. attached: Barangay. As of 2021, the cities of Manila, Pasay and Caloocan alone have 897, 201 and 188 barangays, respectively, all named Barangay with number attachments. To illustrate, Caloocan’s barangays are named Barangay 1, Barangay 2, through Barangay 188.

Another notable observation regarding the barangays is that an overwhelming number are named after a saint, foremost of which are San Isidro, San Jose, San Roque, San Vicente, San Antonio, and Santo Niño. There are also numerous barangays whose names are derived from titles of or are related with the Virgin Mary: Santa Maria (73), Concepcion (69), Lourdes (29), Fatima (28), Dolores (24), and Guadalupe (19).

Furthermore, a considerable number of barangays are named after a hero, martyr, or former president such as Rizal (123), Magsaysay (109), Mabini (85), Burgos (46), and Quezon (42). Several barangays are also named after Philippine plants and trees, most notably used of which include Cogon (43), Talisay (41), Cawayan (27), Ipil (26), Pandan (23), Balite (19), and Calumpang (19).

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  1. Poblacion: 605
  2. San Isidro: 310
  3. San Jose: 244
  4. San Roque: 213
  5. San Vicente: 204
  6. Santo Niño: 171
  7. Santa Cruz: 170
  8. San Antonio: 169
  9. San Juan: 164
  10. Rizal: 123
  11. San Miguel: 122
  12. San Pedro: 115
  13. Salvacion: 110
  14. Magsaysay: 109
  15. Buenavista: 102
  16. San Agustin: 86
  17. Mabini: 85
  18. San Francisco: 83
  19. Santa Maria: 73
  20. San Rafael: 70
  21. Concepcion: 69
  22. Libertad: 66
  23. San Nicolas: 60
  24. Bagumbayan: 58
  25. Santo Rosario: 56
  26. Barangay 1: 55
  27. Barangay 2: 55
  28. Mabuhay: 54
  29. Barangay 3: 53
  30. Barangay 4: 53
  31. Santo Domingo: 51
  32. Barangay II: 49
  33. San Pablo: 49
  34. Barangay 5: 48
  35. Barangay I: 48
  36. Burgos: 46
  37. Santo Tomas: 45
  38. Cogon: 43
  39. Katipunan: 43
  40. Poblacion I: 43
  41. Quezon: 42
  42. Barangay 6: 41
  43. Poblacion II: 41
  44. San Andres: 41
  45. San Ramon: 41
  46. Santiago: 41
  47. Talisay: 41
  48. Bagacay: 40
  49. Sabang: 40
  50. Barangay III: 39
  51. Bato: 39
  52. Maligaya: 39
  53. Del Pilar: 38
  54. Bagong Silang: 37
  55. Barangay 7: 37
  56. Barangay IV: 36
  57. Imelda: 36
  58. Mahayahay: 36
  59. Santa Lucia: 36
  60. Poblacion East: 35
  61. Santa Rosa: 35
  62. Alegria: 34
  63. Osmeña: 34
  64. Poblacion West: 34
  65. Santa Rita: 33
  66. Barangay 8: 32
  67. Esperanza: 32
  68. Antipolo: 31
  69. Pag-asa: 31
  70. Cabugao: 30
  71. Danao: 30
  72. Looc: 30
  73. Poblacion Sur: 30
  74. Del Rosario: 29
  75. Kauswagan: 29
  76. Lourdes: 29
  77. Fatima: 28
  78. Poblacion Norte: 28
  79. San Fernando: 28
  80. Santa Ana: 28
  81. Tubod: 28
  82. Cawayan: 27
  83. La Paz: 27
  84. San Carlos: 27
  85. Santa Monica: 27
  86. Baybay: 26
  87. Ipil: 26
  88. Malinao: 26
  89. Roxas: 25
  90. San Luis: 25
  91. Barangay 9: 24
  92. Basak: 24
  93. Bonifacio: 24
  94. Dolores: 24
  95. Poblacion III: 24
  96. Victoria: 24
  97. Luna: 23
  98. Pandan: 23
  99. Rosario: 23
  100. Santa Elena: 23
  101. Santa Fe: 23
  102. Linao: 22
  103. Poblacion 1: 22
  104. San Lorenzo: 22
  105. San Pascual: 22
  106. Santo Cristo: 22
  107. Tuburan: 22
  108. Union: 22
  109. Barangay 10: 21
  110. Burabod: 21
  111. Poblacion 2: 21
  112. Bonbon: 20
  113. Central: 20
  114. Mahayag: 20
  115. Patag: 20
  116. Wawa: 20
  117. Balite: 19
  118. Calumpang: 19
  119. Guadalupe: 19
  120. Pindolonan: 19
  121. Santa Barbara: 19
  122. Santa Isabel: 19
  123. Tinago: 19
  124. Bangon: 18
  125. Barangay 11: 18
  126. Barangay 12: 18
  127. Centro: 18
  128. Lumbac: 18
  129. Pili: 18
  130. Punta: 18
  131. San Joaquin: 18
  132. Zone II: 18
  133. Bagong Sikat: 17
  134. Barangay V: 17
  135. Baras: 17
  136. Bayabas: 17
  137. Bukal: 17
  138. Dapdap: 17
  139. Del Carmen: 17
  140. Libas: 17
  141. Plaridel: 17
  142. San Mateo: 17
  143. Santa Catalina: 17
  144. Tugas: 17
  145. Zone I: 17
  146. Aurora: 16
  147. Bacolod: 16
  148. Bunga: 16
  149. Carmen: 16
  150. Mainit: 16
  151. Napo: 16
  152. Quirino: 16
  153. Sagrada: 16
  154. San Sebastian: 16
  155. Suba: 16
  156. Taytay: 16
  157. Anonang: 15
  158. Bacong: 15
  159. Bagoaingud: 15
  160. Barangay 13: 15
  161. Ilian: 15
  162. Maasin: 15
  163. Malobago: 15
  164. Minanga: 15
  165. Paraiso: 15
  166. Rawis: 15
  167. Sampaguita: 15
  168. San Gregorio: 15
  169. Santa Teresita: 15
  170. Santol: 15
  171. Tambo: 15
  172. Zone III: 15
  173. Balogo: 14
  174. Balud: 14
  175. Banban: 14
  176. Biasong: 14
  177. Cabaroan: 14
  178. Cabaruan: 14
  179. Catmon: 14
  180. General Luna: 14
  181. La Purisima: 14
  182. North Poblacion: 14
  183. Pangi: 14
  184. Poblacion 3: 14
  185. Poblacion IV: 14
  186. San Felipe: 14
  187. San Gabriel: 14
  188. San Julian: 14
  189. San Marcos: 14
  190. Santa Clara: 14
  191. South Poblacion: 14
  192. Sugod: 14
  193. Tagumpay: 14
  194. Tigbao: 14
  195. Victory: 14
  196. Villahermosa: 14
  197. Barangay 14: 13
  198. Buenasuerte: 13
  199. Busay: 13
  200. Cabunga-an: 13
  201. Cadayonan: 13
  202. Calaocan: 13
  203. Caridad: 13
  204. Dao: 13
  205. Ilaya: 13
  206. Lomboy: 13
  207. Pangpang: 13
  208. Pawa: 13
  209. Polo: 13
  210. Riverside: 13
  211. Sampaloc: 13
  212. Santa Teresa: 13
  213. Zamora: 13
  214. Aguinaldo: 12
  215. Bahay: 12
  216. Bantayan: 12
  217. Bantug: 12
  218. Barangay 15: 12
  219. Biga: 12
  220. Bolo: 12
  221. Bulawan: 12
  222. Cabasaran: 12
  223. Consolacion: 12
  224. Dagupan: 12
  225. District I: 12
  226. District II: 12
  227. Divisoria: 12
  228. La Union: 12
  229. Lanao: 12
  230. Liberty: 12
  231. Libjo: 12
  232. Libtong: 12
  233. Madaya: 12
  234. Malasin: 12
  235. Malaya: 12
  236. Manga: 12
  237. Palanas: 12
  238. Pantaon: 12
  239. Pilar: 12
  240. Pitogo: 12
  241. Poblacion North: 12
  242. Poblacion South: 12
  243. San Bartolome: 12
  244. Santa Filomena: 12
  245. Santa Ines: 12
  246. Sawang: 12
  247. Zone IV: 12
  248. Badiang: 11
  249. Balete: 11
  250. Balugo: 11
  251. Banga: 11
  252. Batuan: 11
  253. Bonga: 11
  254. Bualan: 11
  255. Bubong: 11
  256. Bulod: 11
  257. Buyo: 11
  258. Cabadiangan: 11
  259. Ligaya: 11
  260. Longos: 11
  261. Mercedes: 11
  262. Milagrosa: 11
  263. Nangka: 11
  264. Pajo: 11
  265. Palao: 11
  266. Patong: 11
  267. Poblacion Ilaya: 11
  268. San Manuel: 11
  269. San Mariano: 11
  270. Sua: 11
  271. Tabon: 11
  272. Tagaytay: 11
  273. Trinidad: 11
  274. Villa Aurora: 11
  275. Alang-alang: 10
  276. Anibongan: 10
  277. Bago: 10
  278. Balabag: 10
  279. Barangay 16: 10
  280. Barangay 17: 10
  281. Barangay 18: 10
  282. Barangay 19: 10
  283. Barangay 20: 10
  284. Bugho: 10
  285. Bugnay: 10
  286. Casilagan: 10
  287. Consuelo: 10
  288. Cubay: 10
  289. Fabrica: 10
  290. Gadongan: 10
  291. Gomez: 10
  292. Iba: 10
  293. Ilihan: 10
  294. Lipata: 10
  295. Lonoy: 10
  296. Magallanes: 10
  297. Manggahan: 10
  298. Matampay: 10
  299. Narra: 10
  300. Natividad: 10
  301. New Visayas: 10
  302. Paco: 10
  303. Poblacion Ilawod: 10
  304. San Diego: 10
  305. San Esteban: 10
  306. San Guillermo: 10
  307. San Ignacio: 10
  308. San Martin: 10
  309. Sapa: 10
  310. Sapang: 10
  311. Valencia: 10

Sources

  1. The Local Government Code of the Philippines
  2. Data on population derived from the Philippine Statistics Authority
  3. Maps utilize OpenStreetMap data available under the Open Data Commons Open Database License.
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