Top 10 Best Philippine Provinces


The Top Ten

1 Capiz

For me the no. 1 best philippine province is either PALAWAN and CEBU... Capiz? I think its not belong to top 2 to 5...

Number 1 PALAWAN! Go go palawan number 1...

I think capiz is not the best provinces in the Philippines it should be palawan or bohol

Nothing special in this province

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2 Cebu

Wow how come Cebu is in this rank it should be the FIRST because Cebu is a lively province with the sweetest people, when you visit this province you will only see the sweetest smiles of the Cebuanos. Cebu also has the most beautiful places and the most beautiful historic places that are still visited by tourists from the whole Philippines and the whole world. Cebu also holds some of the actors and actresses that are now progressive and they show the whole world including the Philippines that Cebu can be good in acting. Cebu also holds the commercial buildings, like Sm Seaside City and it will be the next biggest mall of the Philippines and 4th in the whole world, like also the Mactan International Airport which serves as the gateway to Cebu and many more others. Cebu also holds the beautiful cities like...
Bogo City
Carcar City
Danao City
Naga City
Talisay City
Toledo City
Cebu City
Lapu-lapu City
Mandaue City
And many others.
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It's the richest province, economically, culture-wise and everything it's the center of roman catholicism in the Philippines! CEBU is the best province even ranked to be the 8th design capital in the world! - rampelstiltskintribalkingston

In everything, Cebu is the first from Christianity to recent time. From history and culture, foods and infrastructure. And the richest province in the whole Philippines. Viva Cebu..Viva Sto. Nino. Go Ceboom. Most populated province and most tourist arrivals next to Metro Manila. Cebu should be no. 1.

Cebu is not Just a small Island But A place you can called Paradise. from Culture, Food, Nightlife, Religious Activities, People, Festivals,Historical Places and the Best among the rest Is The Curve smile on thr face's. Cebu is one of the fast growing province in philippines, Admit it or Not Cebu is one of a kind,From Beaches to Waterfalls to Amazing Pools, Mountains, Amazing Tourist Spot and Etc. I really MIss my Province hope to be back sooner, Mabuhay Cebu, Mabuhi ka sugbuanon, VIVA PIT SENYOR, VIVA SANTO NINO, Truly you are my QUEEN CITY OF THE SOUTH

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3 Palawan

The Philippines last frontier, that's palawan... Number 1 PALAWAN...

Palawan should be the no. 1. The paradise in the modern world,

A well run province and safe

The beach and solemnity and peace of the islands in Palawan are marvelous. Should be on the top list together with cebu, batanes and baguio. - userkosatoptens

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4 Bohol

"Bohol is known as "God's Little Paradise","Heart of the PHILIPPINE ISLANDS", and" Jewel of the Philippines"... We can't deny the fact that this island province is rich in natural resources, culture and tradition, and floras&faunas, that made it like a combination of tree provinces;Aklan for white beaches, Cebu for rich History, and Palawan for it's unspoiled paradise.. Bohol has it all! It's more fun in BOHOL & It's the Better in BOHOL!

Bohol deserves to be called the "Best Province in the Philippines" or even to be "in the world" more than the 2 provinces listed above. Peaceful, Natural, and truly a Paradise as it is called to be the "God's Little Paradise" and also "Jewel of the Philippines". Also the "Heart of the Philippine Islands". Bohol has it all and It's more fun in BOHOL.

Bohol is undeniably a paradise. It's the most beautiful province that is yet knowing. Bohol has everything you wish to see in a tour. The natural wonders, the colourful floras and faunas, the fine white-sand beaches, the historical sites and most of all the overwhelming people. All of what other provinces offers is also found here in Bohol. Just see it for yourself. so come and visit Bohol and I'm sure that you'll get amazed in it's breath-taking features. The only island-province that's complete package for everyone. The Best Province EVER among the rest.

Born here, but I moved away.

I wish I could be in Panglao or the calm waters of Anda.
Island City Mall and the amount of friendly people here.
I miss Bohol.

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5 Aklan

Aklan is the only province in the Phil. that has 2 International Airports. Th province haS 6 Jetty Ports and the road networks are wide..

If you want world class beach island, white beaches, diving sites, world class ati-atihan festival, wild river adventure, green scenery, mountains, forests, mangrove forests, caves, waterfalls, cold springs, original pina fiber clothes, seafoods, hospitable and fun-loving people and many many more... Visit beautiful province of AKLAN... The "Philippines oldest province"-1213 A.D. and 1956...

GO Aklan! Aklan is really a gorgeous Province and their beautiful traditions and culture. Even, the White sand of Boracay. I choose Aklan!

Aklan is not only Boracay; Aklan is more and still yet to be known for. Now Aklan has the Pawa Windmills atop the high peaks of the northern part and oversees Boracay island. It also has dozens upon dozens of waterfalls in the highlands of Madalag and Libacao. Cold springs sprawl in Nabas and a length of a white sand shoreline stretches from the far most north of the province to Tangalan, somewhere in the middle. Walk a good distance within the serene thick Mangrove forest on bamboo and wooden foot bridge toward the end that will captivate your heart with the bliss of breeze and the peaceful sound of the sea. Not to worry, you will never feel too far from urbanity in Kalibo if you miss what a typical city offers with its two drive-thru chains (Jolibee and McDonald's), a number of 24/7 convenient stores (7-eleven) and other local classy restaurants for cuisines. Truly, Aklan has more places that are worthy to be stopped over for a little.

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6 Pampanga

With over 19 municipalities 2 component cities and 1 independent city pampanga is really wonderful province

One of the richest province in Philippines

It should be on top

One of the tourist destination in country

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7 Pangasinan

Pangasinan should be top 1 because we have hundred island, and minor basilica and more tourist spot that you should be visit

Pangasinan a great province.. !

I Love Pangasinan, Pangasinan Number 1.

Pangasinan is the center for trades in the Philippines back in the Spanish period. The lyrics in the "Lupang Hinirang" was created in Pangasinan. Pangasinan has the first rail ways in the Philippines (Pangasinan-Manila), but then it wasn't restored. Pangasinan also has one of the oldest public secondary school in the Philippines, the Pangasinan National High School, est.1902. Pangasinan has been able to produce notable public figures like former President Fidel V. Ramos who is from Lingayen, President Gloria Arroyo who have Pangasinan roots, FPJ, who also has Pangasinan roots and many more. Pangasinan I think has been forgotten by the Philippine History. Back before the Spaniards came here, Pangasinan has the largest territory which includes whole Zambales, some parts of Tarlac, La Union andand other neighboring provinces. The other capital of the Philippines these past years is in Pangasinan because at that time I think pres. Emilio Aguinaldo was trying to keep Manila away from ...more

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8 Iloilo

Iloilo is the best province of the Philippines because of mega world, and international airport also clean river...

The Iloilo will soon be the next BIG THING in the Whole Western Visayas Region.. Hopefully regain it's Tittle as The Queen City of the South..

Iloilo is a place of gifted and talented people

Mirriam Santiago,Franklin Drilon,Jed Madela,Jose Marie Chan,Grace Poe,Aiza Maizo,Bong Ravena are some of them.

Potential for expansion is massive for Iloilo. With infrastructures growing left and right and a tiger economy of unprecedented growth, Iloilo is being rebuilt as a premier destination outside NCR.

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9 Batangas

Batangas could be the highest income generating province in the Philippines. It's got the 2 gas refineries, Shell and Chevron, plus dozens of petrochemical plants. This is very evident on the number of banks in this region and the very high cost of living.

Batangas' roads and highways are way ahead of its neighboring provinces. Batangas to Manila is just a little over one hour drive. This is very attractive to investors, agriculture, and other business segments.

According to data from studies, Batangas is included within the Philippines' Top 10 Richest Provinces list, and most of the people who live in the province has a high income. And, according to statisticians, if Batangas keeps its pace, it could easily outrun Cavite, Davao, and even Cebu as one of the best provinces to live in.

Hospitable, kind, mild mannered
Batangas should be the best province. It offers great opportunities for everyone and due to its close proximity and easy access to metro manila's major business and industrial hubs, it is among the top earning province and probably the richest in terms of assets

Home of the world's richest and most diverse marine ecosytstem.


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10 Albay

This province is the home of a world wonder Mayon Volcano. Nominated as one of the Nature 7 wonders of the world. This province is considered as the greenest Province in the Philippines because the government prohibits the use of plastic. It is the only province in the philippines who specialize in climate change.

One of the greenest, scenic, magnificent, industrialized, disaster free and the most livable city in the Philippines!

One of the top tourist destination of the Philippines because of the beauty of Mayon Volcano. It is the most perfect cone volcano in the world!

It should be on top..beacause albay has a unique culture..The land of spicy foods and the home of the Majestic Mayon Volcano

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The Contenders

11 Ilocos Norte

Looking forward travelling to Ilocos norte and witness the beauty of it,

Ilocos Norte considered as the Best Little Province of the Philippines

It's really amazing. Enjoy the Sceneric Beauty of the Northern Gateway Paradise of the Philippines. A place that brings you into happiness and really worth it

Rich in historical sites. When I travel to this place I feel so close to nature.

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12 Benguet

One of the high standard of living in the Philippines. This province is the salad bowl in the Philippines, strawberry capital, summer capital, flower capital, gold producers and other mining products. Many tourist destinations and attraction in the province of Benguet. A very rich culture you will be learning.

Peace loving people and have the potential for progress

Cool place, culture & people...


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13 Northern Samar

The hidden paradise in the East...

The most peaceful province...:-)

Best province ever...

Truly breathtaking. Biri rock formation, pink beach.

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14 Negros Province

I voted Negros Province because it is a province where people come and love to live. Though, away from Metro Manila, its glory captures the hearts of the people to stay. It is a peaceful and sweet productive place. It is the province in the country with the highest number of towns converted into cities because of productivity. You will enjoy to live in these provinces where smiling (Bacolod City) and humble (Dumaguete City) people live.

Negros is an island not a province, negros occidental and negros oriental are separate provinces... This is "best philippine provinces" not best philippine island...

The Negros Island Region is the perfect destination for travelers who likes to witness the beauty of our nature.

The province of sweet and charming people.

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15 Mindoro Province

Here in Oriental Mindoro, whenever you go outside everyone is very kind. Here the crime rate is very very very very (i'm serious very) low. There is many places to go and in the Philippines I think this is the most peaceful place.

Occidental mindoro has this countryside feel to it... It's a breathe of fresh air when you arrive on its northern part of Abra de Ilog.. Its amazing you have mountainous areas at your left and the ocean on your right when driving from a car... The scene is breath taking and the food... Savory... Love it.. =)

Mindoro is an island... Occidental mindoro and oriental mindoro are separate provinces...

Mindoro is one of the progressing province here in the Philippines, there are many tourist spots(natural resources) and products (fruits, vegetables, etc.) that makes the Province recognize by the citizens, There cultures, and tribes (Mangyan ) is very amazing, The Tamarraw that only in Mindoro you will see. Amazing beaches, the famous Peurto Gallera, Buktok beach,Suguicay beach and many more. They also reach in Foods and Products, (Rice,Fish, Bananas, Victoria's Fruit basket - lazones, rambutan, dalandan,durian etc.) There town's have different pride and products that will help the whole province more rich and stable. Lets visit Oriental and Occidental Mindoro, experience there province a wonderful paradise.

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16 Laguna

This is well known for private pool resorts that people would enjoy a lot. Yes! That's what I'm talking about! You cannot go wrong with this!

Because! Many tourist spot

Because... I love this province

Laguna is the home of Jose P. Rizal

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17 Cavite

Cavite, The Historical Capital of the Philippines

Cavite is the best!

Cavite is the best

I vote cavite because one of the reason is this is the historical capital of the Philippines. This is the place of freedeom of our country. It is one of the richest province and has the highest population and equity in the Philippines. They proud city Tagaytay is one also reason why cavite so beautiful. Peoples also in this province has the Hospitable. It has a many proud places.

The Aguinaldo shrine. in kawit

13 martyrs monument in trece martires

corregidor island in naic

Battle in zapote bridge monument

The Christmas Capital in Dasmarinas city

Cathedral in imus

Sky ranch in tagaytay

oldes highschool IN the Philippines (Cavite national High school) in cavite city

The TInapa and tahong Capital in rosario And Bacoor city

Battery way in cavite city

Middle side Barracks in cavite city

pacific war memorial museum in cavite city

Eternal flame of freedom in cavite city

peoples park in the sky ...more

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18 Camarines Sur

In my opinion it is the religious capital of the Philippines because the people are really religious to their patron our Lady of Penafrancia for centuries.

The extreme sports capital of the Philippines

I love camarines sur especially caramoan,

One of the best

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19 Ilocos Sur

Because this is my birth places and it so beautiful

Rich in historical places.

Mostly I love Vigan which you can see old houses!

It should be..on top..

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20 Antique

Antique is the first Malayan settlement in the Philippines, a clean and beautiful place. The beach is so amazing. The people is very hospitable. A perfect place to relax.

A place where the mountain meets the sea

Undiscover beautiful province of ANTIQUE. - jsa2000

Antique is fast growing province. It has rich culture that embodies it's history and people. There are many hidden tourist spots that was estremely amazing and spectacular view. Today, the province was sensationalized in T.V. and bringing it's best to Filipinos.

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21 Davao del Norte

Basta davnor the best

22 Bukidnon

The Little Baguio of the South

Most peaceful.
Low Crime rate.

23 Marinduque

MARINDUQUE is the very center of the Philippines and the heart of the Philippine archipelago. It was marked by Americans as the LUZON DATUM of 1911 being the center and mother of all majons. Aside from that, the province of Marinduque was ranked number 1 by the PNP and Philippine Security Forces as the 2013 MOST PEACEFUL PROVINCE in the country. It was also a site of natural and man-made resources.. The famous MORIONES FESTIVAL serves as the TRADEMARK OF THE PROVINCE. If you want to explore the what they so called "THE SANTORINI OF THE Philippines".. come here in MARINDUQUE and you'll be amazed with its distinct and peaceful attraction.

One can walk around free from the threats of criminality. After all, Marinduque is the second safest province of the Philippines, next to the Batanes group of islands.

Beautiful island

Go marinduque!

24 Isabela

Queen province of the North

Isabela is the 2nd largest province in the philippines


Nice place

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25 Nueva Ecija

Nueva Ecija is a province in central luzon with one of the highest Poverty rate in central luzon of 22% far from its neighboring provinces with only 4 - 5% poverty rate. This is due to the corruption and poor management of the provincial government of Nueva ecija. Though, it is the richest province in central luzon, mainly because the Governor/management of Nueva ecija is blocking the richest city in NORTHERN and CENTRAL luzon from being a highly urbanized and independent city from nueva ecija (Cabanatuan City) due to self interest of provincial government. Cabanatuan city owes more than 50% of Nueva Ecija total asset 3.7 Billion over 7.2 Billion Asset of Nueva Ecija. Also on the other hand,Nueva ecija is no. 7 in the philippines and no. 1 in central luzon with the biggest debt. / loan. Not to mention the poor management and corruption of the provincial government among quarry operation in the province. Nueva Ecija report an annual profit in quarry of just 4 million compare to its ...more

Nueva Ecija is considered the main rice growing province of the Philippines and the leading producer of onions in the Municipality of Bongabon in South East Asia. It is currently the 9th richest province in the country.

Nueva Ecija has also nature wonders such as Minalungao National Park, hundreds of breathtaking views and mountains, high class resorts, fun and thrilling adventures and people with warm heart.

I think this is the 5th largest

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26 Bulacan

Besides of being the Province with highest Income in the Philippines, the province is very rich in History and Natural Resources.

All rivers are died

Province of a great heroes

Bulacan is a province in the Philippines, located in the Central Luzon Region (Region III) in the island of Luzon, 11 kilometres (6.8 mi) north of Manila (the nation's capital), and part of the Metro Luzon Urban Beltway Super Region. Bulacan was established on August 15, 1578.

It has 569 barangays from 21 municipalities and three component cities (Malolos the provincial capital, Meycauayan, and San Jose del Monte). Bulacan is located immediately north of Metro Manila. Bordering Bulacan are the provinces of Pampanga to the west, Nueva Ecija to the north, Aurora and Quezon to the east, and Metro Manila and Rizal to the south. Bulacan also lies on the north-eastern shore of Manila Bay.

In the 2015 census, Bulacan had a population of 3,292,071 people, the highest in Region III and the 2nd most populous in the Philippines. Bulacan's most populated city is San Jose del Monte, the most populated municipality is Santa Maria while the least populated is Doña Remedios ...more

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27 Quezon

To be honest I choose this province as the second most beautiful province but I really. I can say that it needs more power to rise up to top 10 by the way my province is belong to top10 the heart land of the Philippines more than a hundred reason.

"Kind people" "hospitable" "industrious" "best province of the south" "nice places for vacation" "beach beach beach"

..d best and quezon..

Rise up quezon
best province in the south

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28 La Union

God bless the people of fair La Union


The center capital of the nort and of the people of ilocandia as well!

29 Cagayan Valley

Just Google this province to see how great it is

Land of smiling beauty

An extraordinary province


30 Leyte

Its still oneof the best even though a frequent typhoon's visit on it

31 Romblon

I vote for romblon because, beaches is so beautiful and the people is so very kind full..

Romblon is the beautiful province of the phil. Beacause of beautiful resort especially in tablas and rommbon island.

32 Misamis Province

Plenty of beach resorts, swimming pools and mountainous terrains in which everybody can enjoy!

Misamis occidental and misamis oriental are separate provinces...

Many historical places... more things to be discovered

Beautiful province. there are lot of delicious food that can attract tourist.

33 Zambales

Great Beaches, awesome people plus the sweetest mango.

The home of world sweetest many,having a more than one hundred mile of coastline covered with fine not just white sand but also black sand,also have numerous number of
island, a mile long mountain range known as zambales mountain range which harbors many wildlife. Zambales is the place to be..

34 Bataan

Rich in history, showcase of Filipino bravery and gallantry, scenic mountain and seascapes.

One of least poor provinces

35 Masbate

Too many cute guys in this province.

It's the heart of the Philippines



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36 Rizal

Rizal should be at least in top 20. Rizal has famous places like wawa dam, avilon zoo and many more. Rizal has many beautiful people. oh alam niyo na

37 Camarines Norte

One of the most beautiful and exquisite province in the country because of it being advanced in education, agricultural system, tourism and many more in Bicol. The home of first Jose Rizal Monument and the next Boracay of the Philippines which is Calaguas Islands. The province is rich in Natural resources especially in GOLD.


38 Nueva Vizcaya

Peaceful, Traditional in the same time with technology. Beautiful culture and Even typhoon can't beat us.

The SALINAS SALT SPRING is found in Nueva Vizcaya
A spring that can be found only in nueva vizcaya

The most unique spring in Philippines

I'm from bicol but I love nueva vizcaya so beautiful

Nice province

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39 Surigao del Norte

It is located at the north Eastern part of Mindanao. The province is divided into two district; district 1, Siargao island and the district 2 is the mainland. This province is headed by the smart, beautiful and kind governor, Governor Sol Forcadilla Matugas.


A very kind people and surfing capital of the country and also one of the top 9 best surfing site of the world.Top 7 in 3 consecutive years. Mabuhay Philipiness
Also lowest crime rate in the country. Safe to tour and travel.

40 South Cotabato

Peaceful. Colorful festival. Friendly people. Clean &green hala bira south cotabato..


Tinalak festival
Highest zipline in South Eest Asia
7 falls in lake sebu
Lake sebu
Siok falls
Good weather
Colorful tradition
Pineapple plantation in polomolok
Mt. matutum

41 Sultan Kudarat

This province has more than 80% Christian population. More than 10% are Muslims and the rest are lumads. A province of bounty, unpolluted pristine seashores, lushful forest and bountiful rice and corn fields. Cultural diversity makes it unique. It's provincial capitol is the grandest and most beautiful in the entire Philippines.

I don't it's a Muslims m nane

42 Mountain Province
43 Abra
44 Cotabato

North cotabato is now want to peace

The home of peace loving people.

Beautiful ladies are came from here lie mj lastimosa

The home of Miss Universe Philippines 2014 - MJ Lastimosa.

45 Siquijor

Peaceful province

Low rate crimes

Delicious foods

Great story

Not just low rate crime.. Almost zero crime.. White sand beaches, hospitable people, virgin, untouch, and no pollution..

Isla del fuego o island of fire

46 Aurora

The Last Frontier of Central Luzon - Poloandpaul

Baler is the birthplace of surfing in the Philippines.

Siargao is the surfing capital of the Philippines

Dingalan, Aurora considered as Batanes of the East - Poloandpaul

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47 Tarlac

Tarlac is also one of the list because its more fun there.

Beautiful people itself. There is a lot of torist spots like pinatubo,capas national shrine and many more

Chicharon Iniruban Festival.In the town of Camiling. Celebrated during the last week of October for the preparations for All Saints day and a thanks giving celebration for good harvest particularly (Iniruban) and good quality of meat products particularly the Chicharon or Bagnet.

Tarlac is also one of the best provinces in the Philippines because there's a lot of tourist spots here. We have capas national shrine, death march,mt. Pinatubo, isdaan, and many more. The agriculture is really good. We have a lot "tubos and palays"

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48 Catanduanes

Visit Catanduanes! It is the most majestic provinces I've seen

Patag island best visit now

49 Surigao del Sur

Very laid back. You experience old traditions

50 Zamboanga del Norte
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