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Philippine Metropolitan Areas

There are 12 metropolitan areas of the Philippines as identified by NEDA, among the 12 metropolitan areas in the country. Metro Manila contributes the most to the national economy. As of 2005, it contributed PhP386 billion or about 32 percent of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP).

Meanwhile, six metropolitan areas are located in regions with relatively high GDP shares. Batangas (Region 4A, 12.5 %); Olongapo and Angeles (Region 3, 8.5%); Iloilo- Guimaras and Bacolod (Region 6, 7.3 %); and Cebu (Region 7, 7.1 %).


1. Metro Manila – 11,553,427

2. Metro Cebu -  2,314,897

  • Cebu City
  • Carcar
  • Compostela
  • Consolacion
  • Cordova
  • Danao City
  • Lapu-Lapu City
  • Liloan
  • Mandaue City
  • Minglanilla
  • Naga
  • San Fernando
  • Talisay City

3. Metro Davao – 2,046,181

  • Davao City
  • Digos City
  • Panabo City
  • Island Garden City of Samal
  • Santa Cruz
  • Tagum City

4. Metro Cagayan de Oro – 1,121,561

  • Cagayan de Oro City
  • Alubijid
  • Baungon
  • Claveria
  • El Salvador
  • Gitagum
  • Jasaan
  • Laguindingan
  • Libona
  • Malitbog
  • Manolo Fortich
  • Opol
  • Sumilao
  • Tagoloan
  • Talakag

5. Metro Angeles – 915,365

  • Angeles City
  • Bacolor
  • Mabalacat
  • Porac
  • San Fernando City

6. Metro Iloilo-Guimaras – 789,080

  • Iloilo City
  • Guimaras Province
  • Leganes
  • Oton
  • Pavia
  • San Miguel
  • Santa Barbara

7. Metro Bacolod – 716,306

  • Bacolod City
  • Silay City
  • Talisay City

8. Metro Naga – 685,005

  • Naga City
  • Bombon
  • Bula
  • Calabanga
  • Camaligan
  • Canaman
  • Gainza
  • Magarao
  • Milaor
  • Minalabac
  • Ocampo
  • Pamplona
  • Pasacao
  • Pili
  • San Fernando

9. BLIST -499,412

  • Baguio City
  • Itogon
  • La Trinidad
  • Sablan
  • Tuba

10. Metro Batangas – 432,262

  • Batangas City
  • Bauan
  • San Pascual

11. CAMADA – 325,364

  • Dagupan City
  • Calasiao
  • Mangaldan

12. Metro Olongapo – 304,388

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