NCR Income Humbles Philippine Regions in 2005


To give us a broader and over-all picture of the total annual income of all LGUs, all provinces, all cities and all municipalities, would it be better if they are summed-up by region? So here it is, the table of consolidated income of all LGUs. This post finally closes the presentation on the 2005 income of Philippine towns, cities and provinces.

Income of provinces by region: On the provincial summary, the premier provinces of CALABARZON, Southern Tagalog (Batangas, Cavite, Laguna, Quezon and Rizal) Region IV-A amassed a total income of P6.01B for Rank #1.

Ranked 2nd by Mindanao’s Region 12 provinces (Lanao del Sur, Maguindanao, North Cotabato, Sarangani, South Cotabato and Sultan Kudarat- the last five used to be the original single province of Cotabato).

Bicol region of six provinces settled on the 8th.

The half-part of Region IV, which is the MIMAROPA Region IV-B (provinces of Palawan, Mindoro Oriental, Mindoro Occidental, Marinduque and Romblon) ranked 12th.

Last on the list was CARAGA Region (composed by the provinces of Agusan Del Norte, Agusan Del Sur, Surigao del Norte and Surigao del Sur).

Note there are only 15 regions on this table as the National Capital Region is comprised of cities and a municipality without any provincial LGU.

Here’s the easy reference table:


Region Income
1 Region IV-A 6,015,071,717
2 Region III 5,469,801,539
3 Region XII 3,531,570,772
4 Region VI 3,527,856,300
5 Region I 3,041,515,487
6 Region VII 3,017,365,132
7 Region VIII 2,663,989,960
8 Region V 2,646,108,028
9 Region II 2,593,916,000
10 Region IX 2,574,279,724
11 Region X 2,400,307,229
12 Region IV-B 2,222,762,366
13 CAR 2,016,017,167
14 Region XI 1,971,683,581
15 CARAGA 1,822,330,836

Income of cities by region. The urban centers of the National Capital Region earned the most with +P38B.

The cities in Region VII- Central Visayas in the provinces of Bohol, Cebu and Negros Oriental followed with a total of +P5.6B.

While the cities of Region 1 from the provinces of Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, La Union and Pangasinan made P2.13B in total.

The total earnings of Bicol cities of P1.9B ranked 11th out of 16, while the CARAGA region has only three cities which registered earnings of P1.28B.

Last on the list was the Cordillera Autonomous Region (with the provinces of Abra, Apayao, Benguet, Ifugao, Kalinga and Mt. Province). The figure actually refers only to the lone city of Baguio.

Rank Region Income
1 NCR 38,315,010,696
2 Region IV-A 6,420,051,007
3 Region VII 5,579,411,003
4 Region VI 5,550,656,900
5 Region III 5,114,572,971
6 Region XI 4,094,441,773
7 Region X 3,643,165,532
8 Region IX 2,226,672,954
9 Region I 2,139,860,228
10 Region XII 2,079,894,215
11 Region V 1,901,734,031
12 Region IV-B 1,547,883,130
13 Region VIII 1,546,684,453
14 CARAGA 1,285,591,930
15 Region II 1,143,555,789
16 CAR 804,985,794


Income of municipalities by region. First on the list were towns of the CALABARZON region at P10.8B.

Region 3 – Central Luzon provinces ranked next which are towns from Aurora, Bataan, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga, Tarlac and Zambales.

Bicol made it to the 7th with P4.3B total regional income.

Listed on 5th is Western Visayas with the provinces of Aklan, Antique, Capiz, Guimaras, Iloilo and Negros Occidental.

Northern Mindanao Region 10, are municipalities from the provinces of Bukidnon, Camiguin, Lanao del Norte, Misamis Occidental and Misamis Oriental earned P3.07B for the 12th.

On the 13th are towns from Mindanao’s Davao Region (Region 11) with the provinces of Davao del Norte, Davao Del Sur, Davao Oriental and Compostela Vallley. All four provinces used to be the original province of Davao. More LGU officials, the merrier, the better.

Rank Region Income
1 Region IV-A 10,825,361,304
2 Region III 7,726,264,772
3 Region I 5,365,170,342
4 Region XII 4,947,929,728
5 Region VI 4,553,879,903
6 Region VII 4,490,580,253
7 Region V 4,328,724,353
8 Region VIII 4,256,375,015
9 Region II 3,903,210,277
10 Region IX 3,713,426,103
11 Region IV-B 3,172,382,119
12 Region X 3,076,968,666
13 Region XI 2,662,945,092
14 CARAGA 2,562,921,669
15 CAR 2,420,222,449
16 NCR 1,057,167,341


And finally, here it is, the table of consolidated income of all LGUs by region.

Still, the NCR on top, followed by CALABARZON and then Central Luzon.

Bicol region has a total of P8.87B for the 9th.

The Zamboanga Peninsula Region 9 composed of the provinces, cities and towns in Zamboanga del Norte, Zamboanga del Sur, Zamboanga Sibugay, Basilan, Sulu and Tawi-tawi was on the 11th. Interesting here, why for purposes of annual income listing, is Autonomous Region for Muslim Mindanao nowhere to be found or mentioned? The LGUS of ARMM- provinces and cities were listed and grouped with other regions!!

Eastern Visayas Region 8 provinces of Biliran, Eastern Samar, Leyte, Northern Samar, Samar and Southern Leyte LGUS totalled an annual income good for the 12th rank. There used to be only the Samar and Leyte provinces, long, long ago.

The Cagayan Valley region with the provinces of Batanes, Cagayan, Isabela, Nueva Vizcaya and Quirino ranked 13th.

1 NCR 39,372,178,037
2 Region IV-A 23,260,484,028
3 Region III 18,310,639,282
4 Region VI 13,632,393,103
5 Region VII 13,087,356,388
6 Region XII 10,559,394,715
7 Region I 10,546,546,058
8 Region X 9,120,441,428
9 Region V 8,876,566,412
10 Region XI 8,729,070,446
11 Region IX 8,514,378,781
12 Region VIII 8,467,049,428
13 Region II 7,640,682,066
14 Region IV-B 6,943,027,615
15 CARAGA 5,670,844,435
16 CAR 5,241,225,4


This one finally closes the presentation for the reference year of 2005 after six posts on the 2005 income of Philippine towns, cities and provinces.

To be continued.


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