Top 10 Cities in the Philippines

The Top Ten
1 Iloilo City

The QUEEN CITY OF THE SOUTH, Premiere City of the Philippines and one of the most liveable and business friendly cities of the country today. Internationally known Cuisine, World Famous Landmarks and Festivals and now dubbed as city of firsts and pioneer city of the Philippines, this city will never run out of surprises. I Love ILOILO because I am an ILONGGO!

Iloilo is a small, one of the oldest and simple city.. You can tour all around the city for half a day and most of the the buildings that you'll see are schools, universities, colleges, ancestral houses, old architectural buildings and historical churches... Ilonggos valued history, education and religion... Not to mention the delectable foods that you'll enjoy along the streets... But smoking in public places is a crime.. Never dare when you're in Iloilo... Outside the city you'll enjoy beaches as well as seafoods on a very cheap price... I love ILOILO because the life is so simple, laid back, serene.. But fulfilling... You don't need a lot of money in visiting Iloilo... But You'll enjoy the company of ILONGGOS.

Life is simple yet Iloilo also offer night life for those who love clubbing. There are also a number of restaurants offering international cuisines. Iloilo used to be the QUEEN CITY OF THE SOUTH and used to be the trade city during the Spanish occupancy. Just that after they left, things has changed and Iloilo lost its glory and title. But now, Iloilo is starting to rise once again and hopefully with a lot of catching up and with a lot of hardwork in making the city clean, improving the roads, making the Plazas clean, pleasant and safe for families to hang out to, building more roads to accommodate the growing number of vehicles, and having more companies investing in Ililo, Iloilo will regain its title as the QUEEN CITY OF THE SOUTH.

I just love Iloilo.. The southern comfort, the laid back atmosphere and fun loving and sweet people makes it the best place to live. Now that it is becoming popular and the amenities of a metropolitan lifestyle can be felt, one can say, its laid-back living right at the heart of the urban zone. Strolling in the city streets is never quite hard without having to watch your pocket or bags or anything you bring than when you're in Manila or any other cities. Despite the progress of many other cities in the Philippines, I will still consider Iloilo my home! Its either living abroad or living in Iloilo for me...

2 Metro Cebu

Cebu is a city on Cebu Island in the Philippines. It is known as the Queen City of the South. It is one of the most popular destinations in all of the Philippines for foreign tourists. It has the largest sea port in the Philippines, the second largest Air hub and the second largest city in the country. It is the fastest growing large city in the nation with an annual growth of over 5% per year. Cebu is a booming metropolitan area with all the conveniences of a modern city. At the same time, it boasts of natural resources like countless white sand beaches (both commercial and untouched), as well as historical sites that reflect its cosmopolitan past: from the birth of Christianity in Asia, to early commercial trade with Mexico and China, to vestiges of the American colonization of the Philippines.

Cebu I think is the fastest growing city in the Philippines because of its rapid growth in terms of economy, tourism and culture. Many ongoing real estate constructions such as hotels/resorts, condominiums, super malls, BPOs, schools and hospitals are now spreading in different areas of Metro Cebu. This made Cebu's skylines also growing since many tall buildings are being constructed every year and starting the year 2015, this metropolis will never be the same again when some of the tallest buildings constructed are already completed. But in spite of these developments, Cebu still able to preserve it's history and culture, which makes this nice place the top city in the Philippines and one of the top island destination in Asia.

I love Cebu City then when I was young. It was clean, peaceful and it's people vibrant, warm, friendly and proud. I then wished time to freeze for my beautiful city to retain it's unique character and flavor, unfortunately, progress doesn't cease. So, here now is a new city, still with the same uniqueness but accelerated to new heights and dimensions with obvious issues that come along over crowding. Dispersing development to other deserving places outside the metropolitan areas and toward the whole island is a "win win" solution. I still love Cebu and would love to see it as an island nation.

I chose Cebu not because I lived here but because it can offer what the NCR can offer or other cities can offer. Just a little push and we can be the next Singapore and is ready to be a country. Politicians that are approachable and is working for the cebuanos, foods that are mouth-watering, smiling and Happy people, hotels and resorts that are wonderful and etc. Cebu, as a whole, is a place of FESTIVALS. You have this festive feeling in every place you enter and you'll never get bored. A place of diverse culture, be it international or local culture. You'll definitely feel at home. Beautiful is just an understatement for its beauty is beyond words. VIVA SUGBUANON! NO WONDER IT IS WORTH TO BE CALLED QUEEN OF THE SOUTH!

3 Davao City

Davao has a low crime rate about less than 1%. Current revenue statistics show Davao City to be the fifth-richest city in the Philippines in terms of local income and IRA - the only city outside greater Manila in the top five. The city government also maintains a 24-hour emergency response system patterned after the 9-1-1 system used in the United States. A curfew on minors is also observed in the city. All business establishments, in particular bars and discos, are mandated by a city ordinance to refrain from selling alcoholic drinks beyond 2:00 am. Also, motorcycle drivers with no helmets and motorists with defective lights are not allowed to enter or drive in the city. Regular checkpoints in key parts of Davao City and at the city boundaries are conducted 24 hours to ensure the strict implementation of traffic rules.
The use of fireworks and other similar pyrotechnics, as well as smoking, is strictly prohibited in most of the city. Even outdoors, if you are under a roof of any ...more

Yes I vote for Davao as one of the safest city in the Philippines. The crime rate is low.
Taxi drivers are well monitored by the local government. I noticed when I was in Davao and hired a taxi from Davao International Airport, one of the man handed me a paper to write on regarding the behaviour of the taxi driver and the fare he asked. Of course on that piece of paper, information where to send is included. It is really amazing. The taxi drivers could not charge as what they want.

Whereas when I was in Cebu City and hired a taxi to Cebu International Airport, I could not imagine the taxi driver asked me three hundred pesos. I didn't pay that much when I arrived. I was so frustrated but I have no other choice but to pay.

I noticed the streets in Davao City are clean.
I am hoping the local government maintains Davao City. I am really looking forward to my next visit on Sept 2014.
Yes the surrounding places of Davao City say not really safe but its up to the ...more

Davao is not as developed as Cebu or Manila. It doesn't have as many tall buildings nor as grandiose highway systems. But what makes Davao the best city is its collection of world-class social services and its offering of modern cosmopolitan living to all. For one, Davao TAP water is considered only second best to Switzerland's. Its 911 rescue system, the 3rd of such in the world, is free. Its traffic signalization program uses the same technology as the one in Los Angeles. Its environment is well taken care of, and a number of garden and forest resorts are must-see tourist attractions. Its people are peace-loving people, raking for the city the lowest recorded crime rates in the country. Its people are also law-abiding, making the city smoke-free for 10 years. Its culture traces back to the original tribes of the land and continues to thrive in modern times as showcased in extravagant festivities as the Kadayawan. It's also a stone throw away to Samal's pristine white sand beaches ...more

Davao was recently named the 4th safest city in the world due to its low crime rate. It is the 4th most populous city in the country and the 5th richest. With its unique emergency response system, you can call 911 in whatever situation you are in. The city is known for its tight security and strict implementation of the law. It is also known to be the "Fruit Basket of the Philippines", from the exotic durian and mangosteen and to one of the most exported product of the Philippines, banana, you will find it here. Davao is the regional center of Davao Region and the de facto capital of Mindanao due to the presence of many government agencies and top corporations in the country. Some countries have also put consular offices in the city just like Czech Republic, Indonesia, Malaysia, Japan and Palau. The US embassy also opened a virtual consulate operated by some universities in the city.

4 Batangas City

The City of Batangas gears up activities on trade, finance, education and medical services for most part of the province. As a center for trade and commerce, it hosts one of the largest oil refineries in the country, Pilipinas Shell and 3 Natural Gas Power Plants namely Kielco, First Gas and Malampaya On-Shore Gas Plant. Other major industries include San Miguel Food Corporation, JG Summit PetroChemical Corp., Universal Robina Corp., Himmel Industries Inc., Chemphil Bulk Terminal, San Lorenzo Power Plant, First Philippine Industrial Corp., It is the center for education with 3 of the Largest Universities in the Province and recently more International Schoolshave chosen the city as their campus site.
The City draws a thousand transient migratory workers w/ 46 banking and other financial institutions, 5major Hospitals, 3major Hotels, and various government agencies.
Sister Cities: Rio De Janiero, Brazil;
Cologne, Germany
Lhangenfeld, Rhineland, Germany
Guadalajara, ...more

This is true. Even landed as finalist to the worlds mist liveable cities. The strong leadership and commitment to do right by their mayor put batangas city in the list and no question for being the Philippines Green City

Industrial Port City of CALABARZON! Batangas City is hailed as one of the Top 10 Model Cities by Manila Times. A city with a taste of culture and modernic style! A Highly urbanized cities in Batangas Province and Batanguenos is known to be as a coolest and warmest people ever.

Batangas City is a highly urbanized city, the streets are clean and the people are well disciplined..
Good for shopping and relaxation..
There's a verde island famous for its diving spot..
Commercial buildings are accessible from different route and a few hour travel time from Manila w/c is 120km north.
We have:
SHELL REFINERY
FIRST GAS POWER
SAN LORENZO ILIJAN POWER PLANT
BATANGAS INTERNATIONAL SEAPORT run by PPA
DOMESTIC SEAPORT
SM City
BAY Citymall
Robinson
Citymart- oldest mall
A number of Hotels and Subdivisions
SLEX is now connected to STAR tollway and reached to the Batangas Pier.
24hrs. Bus Operating Manila to Batangas and vice versa.

5 Roxas City

It has fresh air, pollution- free. The countryside ambiance, the security and of course, most of all, its seafood products which thrive I think because of its clean water. Its seafood products taste better than the seafood from other areas. I think this is the gift that God gave Capiz. Even experts could not seem to explain why seafood grown in Capiz taste better. Of course, the fanous Capiz and diwal shells are best grown in Capiz, notwithstanding its oyster.

Most livable and lovable city in the Philippines. The city known as seafood capital of the Philippines.
Many upcoming malls here in Roxas city. Experience the fresh seafoods here. Roxas city is cleanest and greenest
City in western visayas. Here you will relax the clean beaches and enjoy the fresh air.

As the commercial and industrial hub of Northern Panay, Roxas City is considered as one of the fastest growing economy of the Philippines. Real Estate and Retail Shopping are two of the top business opportunities. The opening of Bangko Sentral branch in this city truly signifies that financial activity is massive.

Roxas City is a place with constant improvements.. It is enchanting in it's own way.. With nearby beach and nature's backdrop, you will always have this homey feeling.. But with nightlife bursting with too much energy..

6 Digos City

Digos city is truly a filipino spot for thos who one to find there happiness... People in digos are jokers, lovable and caring.. Digos is aa city that known as the city of lion, in other words.. Digosenion are warrior.. There not afraid of danger, they only afraid or fear in god...

Yeah, I really love digos city
Especially to their natural way of living.

The emerging city in davao region...

The place of delicious bibingka (mers)

7 Bacolod City

The City Of Smiles! The Cleanest and Greenest Highly-Urbanized City of the Philippines Hall of Famer! Most Business Friendly City of the Philippines! Football City!... Home of the MASSKARA FESTIVAL and SUGAR BOWL OF THE Philippines!

Those are just some of the awards and titles this city has received for its 73 years of existence as a chartered city.

A model in public governance, public-private partnership and a hotbed of organic agriculture, eco-tourism and environmental revolution

A city tested by hard times like disasters, economic crisis and insurgency, but never fails to show everyone that hope still shines and resiliency prevails

Bacolod is my humble home where you can find the Best Inasal in the World. The charming and sweet smiles of the people never fails to amaze any tourist and locals alike.

Bacolod City is a small city bustling with Bigtime Opportunities. The Economic Hub of Western Visayas, is home to the Country's Top Corporations. A mere provincial capital that can rival even it's Regional Capital in terms of Economic Growth.

Bacolod is a Cosmopolitan City and a Melting Pot of Cultures. Known to many as the Football Capital of the Philippines, Bacolod City boasts of Internationally Accredited Sporting Venues like the Pana-ad Football Stadium. Bacolod City hosted several International Friendlies already and is wowing crowd every time.

Voted as the #1 Best Place to Live in the Philippines by MoneySense Magazine, Bacolod City lives up to it's name as the Most Promising City of the Philippines. Even Tourism Advocate Carlos Celdran said that Bacolod City is the Philippines Best Kept ...more

The famed city on a hill or a "bakulod" started its beginnings as a small riverside community in the 1770's and later became a city of more than 500,000 people in 2010. Its now every Filipino's favorite vacation destination, convention destination, gastronomic adventure or business opportunity.

Well designed streets and city blocks and well-zoned areas of development, efficient traffic management and outstanding peace and order system.

Home of famous film makers, directors, performers and beauty titlists.

It's the city that's famous for having the latest car models driven by rich hacienderos. It's the city that has the most number of registered motor vehicles in Western Visayas

Bacolod City is a rising city in the Visayas. Other major cities in the Philippines boast of being in the Top 10 Next Wave Cities list. Bacolod is not on that list. Why? Because it is ALREADY one huge step above that status. Bacolod is ALREADY a Center of Excellence in IT-BPM, a testament to its strength as a voice and non-voice outsourcing hub in the country. Consequently, job opportunities abound. They're hiring by the thousands, and that's a fact.

There's no debate about it, Bacolod is the capital of pastries, desserts and everything sweet. Its food culture is also legendary. Piaya, napoleones, half-moon cakes, cheesecakes, tarts, Chicken Inasal, backribs. You don't go anywhere else to taste these.

Bacolod is home to the world-famous MassKara Festival. Attending MassKara is one of the "Things to do in October" in the world by National Geographic.

While other cities appear impressive because of their homegrown jeepney-building industries, Bacolod already builds ...more

8 Paranaque City

The BEST PLACE TO LIVE in the Philippines.
Having an urban living the same time less pollution, less traffic jam and a clean and Green City.
One of the fastest growing city in this part of the country.

Because there is city of dreams and it's a peaceful place to live

The Fashion Capital of the Philippines, The City of Lights

Paranaque is the most beuatiful city in the philippines this is the city of light

9 Camalig City
10 Tacloban City

Tacloban is dubbed as "The Queen City of the Orient Seas" and "The Gateway to Central East Philippines" is creating itself as one of the important cities in the Philippines. Economic development is taking a fast speed as businesses are rising, from high-end malls, restaurants, hotels, shoping centers and others. Tourism also takes part of its importance as more visitors are heading up to this city via Tacloban City International Airport (former Daniel Z. Romualdez Airport) which is now undergoing a massive repair and improvement. History also dictates its importance as it was a former capital and seat of the commonwealth government of the Philippines. Tacloban is a good place to live because all the things necessary for living including basic services are accessible and reachable by its people. LIVE LIFE EASY AND HEALTHY -Welcome to the Queen City of the Oriert Seas, THE CITY OF TACLOBAN - Your Gateway to Central East Philippines!

Tacloban is one of the most scenic and picturesque cities in the Philippines. It is a charming, peaceful, and idyllic town, with all the conveniences and amenities of a modern city. There are a lot of good hotels, resorts, malls, and restaurants. There are also several good schools and universities within the city (including U.P. ). This city is ideal for families, retirees, and tourists.

Tacloban must be the best city of the Philippines. Tacloban is small but beautiful. Many people say Manila is the best because of the malls and the tourist spots. You know visit Tacloban and you will feel the culture lag there. The people are still using the items that are used during the American time. You know try to experience the simple beauty of Tacloban.

Definitely the gateway to the East, when Manila bay is known for its beautiful sunset, you could witness in early dawn the majestic sunrise in Cancabato bay. An ideal city in which our historic and modern culture unites that makes this highly urbanized city more vibrant at the same time historical. Try to visit Tacloban to know what I mean and explore more with life.

The Contenders
11 Taguig City

Taguig City's programs have been a great assistance to many of the citizens. While the Local Government pushes to improve the physical features of the city, they have provided much programs to help the citizens. They have eliminated the gap that separates people from being aided in their aspirations. Educational, health, employment assistance have been given closely and fairly as a chance for all. Good governance is a great factor in a city's improvement.

The Philippines Premier City 2020

A global city (also called world city or sometimes alpha city or world center) is a city generally considered to be an important node in the global economic system.

No wonder, in every country, there can only be one called GLOBAL CITY and that is in the City of Taguig.

Taguig has made a great leap toward globalization... Hope that it would be the next Makati city andtop performing city

The very best city in the Philippines same like Singapore

12 Makati City

Makati City is world-class in that it has a high concentration of talented, ambitious people coming from all over the world (as expatriates, knowledge workers, etc. ) Makati is the home to a large number of foreign embassies, and offices of multinational / global organizations. Makati also provides an unlimited range of cultural venues.

Makati is the heart of metro manila it can be the New York of the Philippines because it acts like a cosmopolitian city of the Philippines unlike bangkok, makati it self is clean. And the best part is it is VERY wild in the night, before you sleep in makati look out your window!

My opinion about Makati City is that it is like New York City because it is really popular in the Philippines and there are also many foreigners in this city that is why I vote for this city.

Richest of the richest! Best of the best! The only city where business is build! Safe area. You'll enjoy every scenery outside! Prime houses, prime buildings, and prome Hospitals! Lot of benefits!

13 New Washington Aklan

The future yatch club capital of the Philippines

Hometown of jaime cardinal sin

14 Cagayan de Oro City

Cagayan de Oro City is an independent city, it is not part of Misamis Oriental province. It is a highly urbanized city. The top local official is the city mayor, not a governor, the same with cities in metro manila the highest ranking official is the mayor, because we are Metro Cagayan. Governor is only in Misamis Oriental. Aside from private schools and colleges, Cagayan de Oro City has 4 big universities (1 State you and 3 private universities) one of which is the Ateneo de Cagayan (Xavier University) the oldest ateneo in Mindanao. Aside from high rise buildings, branches of international hotels and inn are also in the city such as; Luxe Hotel, N Hotel, Tune Hotel, Miami Inn and many others.

Dubbed locally as the "City of Golden Friendship" (Dakbayan sa Bulawanong Panaghigala-ay in Cebuano, as the phrase appears on the city's seal) for the camaraderie and hospitality that are inherent and traditional traits of its people.
Cagayan de Oro is considered as a melting pot in Mindanao. A growing metropolis to be classified as a first-class city. Cagayan de Oro serves as the regional center being the most populous highly-urbanized city in Northern Mindanao (Region noted for its accessibility, business growth and tourism attractions.
Cagayan de Oro is the "Melting Pot of Mindanao" because of its accessibility, business growth, attractions and most of its entire warm and hospitable people. It is also a business hub of Northern Mindanao region, considered as one of the most progressive and competitive cities in the country.
It was recorded to have reached the annual income of 1.345 billion pesos as of the fiscal year 2006. The city's economy is largely based on industry, ...more

Cagayan de Oro is the most ideal transhipment hub in Mindanao for goods coming from Luzon and Visayas. Situated at the central part of Northern Mindanao, it is a gateway to all the cities in the island.
Considered one of the fastest growing cities in the country, the city is proximate to PHIVIDEC, the largest industrial estate in the country where several industries are located. The growth of adventure tourism in the region further enhanced the city as a favorite destination among both local and foreign travelers.

Cagayan de Oro is considered as a melting pot in Mindanao. A growing metropolis to be classified as a first-class city. Cagayan de Oro serves as the regional center being the most populous highly-urbanized city in Northern Mindanao (Region noted for its accessibility, business growth and tourism attractions.
Cagayan de Oro is the "Melting Pot of Mindanao" because of its accessibility, business growth, attractions and most of its entire warm and hospitable people.

15 Puerto Princesa City

As a Canadian I have lived in and traveled a large part of the Philippines. When I arrived the first time in Puerto Princesa I decided in the first three hours I wanted to live there when I retire (early I hope)! Purchased a house in the excellent Camella subdivision. Amazing waters, history, nature, wildlife and the kindest locals I have ever had the honor to meet. Geologically it also has no earth quakes, volcanoes or typhoons except the very tip in Coron during the largest one a couple of years ago. I sits on a different tectonic plate then the rest of the Philippines. See You in a couple of weeks!

Puerto prinsesa city is one of the most beautiful city because they are keeping their environment as a good example of caring our environment and such they are going to become a resorts and different tourist spots.

A city in the paradise... Were underground river belong, and also one of the 7 wonders nature in the world... A cleanest and greenest city!

A beautiful city...only needs more investment to development it's high tourism potential capability

16 Legazpi City

If Legazpi City fully develop this city no doubt the most beautiful city not just in the Philippines but in Asia and in the World. This city has lots of potentials that other city don't have. Nature's beauty is there and the only thing is its needs wide roads, high rise buildings' industrial parks. In addition, Legazpi needs to develop its international seaport because it is the largest city in the country facing the Pacific Ocean aside from the new international airport that is in few years will be operational. Develop its beautiful black sun beaches and the white sun beaches in nearby neighboring municipalities and islands that waiting for big time investors locals and international. The Philippines will going to have a develop city in the Pacific. Hoping the government will do the best for the Legazpi City's great future and the country as a whole.

In this short time that I've been staying here, I love the atmosphere of true sense of city where diversity of people is great. I look to it's strategic efforts to be one of those competitive cities in our land- she's near to that. I can say that it is a little Singapore where even it is boosting its economy, environs are still kept friendly and livable. The Majestic Mayon Volcano can testify that being here is worth and opportunity.

There are a lot of changes in the city. The building constructions are booming:

- Seaport Terminal (done)
- Obelisk Monument
- Southern Luzon International Airport (soon)
- Magnificent subdivisions (Highlands, Camella, Renaissance, many more..
- Pacific Mall Expansion
- Contruction boom in LANDCO Business Park
- 101 Mall (almost done)
- Robinsons Supermarket (done)
- Casino Filipino (Misibis Bay)
- The Central Legazpi (mall) (under construction)
- Liberty City Center Mall (under construction)
- Ninongs Hotel (done)
- Kalayaan Park (almost done)
- Dawitan Eco Park

With the construction of the South Luzon International Airport in nearby town Daraga, the province's investment Climate Change Adaptation, new businesses entering the city and its investments in various infrastructure projects, Legazpi City is poised to not only be the most progressive city in Bicol but also for South Luzon.

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17 Baguio City

The City has its own uniqueness, though it doesn't have tall buildings still their culture and discipline is rich, one thing is that, all is fair no person belongs to the top instead, they are all treated fairly, an example is when an actor or an actress comes the city they're not like others who are shouting when they saw those celebrities, maybe all things in their mind was " they're also human, when they will go to the rest room, the same thing goes out and it also stinks" thinking about it, truly, they are practical.,

Probably one of the most diverse cities in the country where both local and international cultures meet in harmony. Coffee lovers and party goers would love this place because hundreds of creative cafes are literally everywhere, and they have this unique alcohol mix called C2GIN which is surprisingly very very cheap. People are also very friendly in the place, I always experience strangers asking how I am doing when they get the chance to spring up a conversation. You'd love it here

Baguio City is a multicultural city because It has been a settlement for Americans, Japanese, Chinese and even the Natives of Cordillera. Baguio City is also a great city because it has the CRUISE-SHIP shaped MALL (SM Baguio), the Panagbenga (Flowerfestival; in which we make floats out of natural flowers), One of the Texas Instruments Factories, the Only Philippine Military Academy and We can also make our city look like New York because we have the ABANAO SQUARE, MALCOLM SQUARE, and very own Business street: Session Road.

A lot of improvement needed to be done though, If my city can be as strict as Davao City, as hospitable just like Iloilo City, As clean as Palawan City and as cold as Bukidnon then no wonder it will be number 1. I don't find it necessary to build tall buildings or have some structure built everywhere. Though my heart still belongs to Baguio City. I stayed in Makati City for 2 years and I loved it, Marikina City for almost a year and I feel safe. Go Baguio!

18 Tabaco City
19 Vigan City

It is a World Heritage Site in that it is one of the few Hispanic towns left in the Philippines, and is well known for its cobblestone streets, and a unique architecture that fuses Philippine and Oriental building designs and construction, with colonial European architecture.

Love the city, went to a private all boys high school back then on the late 50's. A US citizen come home (Sta. Catalina) every now & then & I am proud of the city as it progress. I applaud the city officials for keeping the city a nice place to live & visit.

It is one of the cleanest and greenest city in the Philippines and truly a child friendly city. No wonder this beautiful city is bowed by the tourists not only with its remarkable structures but also because of it's good people too.

The best city in the Philippines, cleanest and greenest city at its best :D
A heritage city and a living museum with well disciplined people.

20 Angeles City

In year 1991, Angeles City was tagged as the "City of Ghost" due to the eruption of Mt. Pinatubo. Many of real estate owners sold their properties at very affordable/ lowest price cause they thought that the city will never be revived. Some other say that Angeles City will be wash out in the map of the Philippines as well as the entire province of Pampanga. But the people never let these rumors to be in picture. They see to it that they will used their last resources properly in very timely way. Until they starting rebuilding the city and its tourism assets. Tigtigan Terakan King Dalan, started couple of years after Pinatubo erupted. It is the sign to everyone, to the entire country, and the world at large that Angeles City is already starting to set the new chapter of its history. Today, Angeles City is already one of the Highly Urbanized City not only in the province but with the whole region. There are a lot of things to do now in Angeles City. Try to visit the city in the month of ...more

Where rich people live and stay because its has awesome SM City Clark with amazing meeting place, and Ayala MarQuee Mall's international brands. The city is big that everyone can find their perfect place to stay and take a selfie.

Angeles city is really an entertainment capital in the Philippines.. it has lot to offer. It ranks as one of the philippine cities with high economic growth.

Angeles city is the Premier City of the North Luzon not just Central Luzon. And Mid-rise building are booming in angeles city.

21 General Santos City

I'm from Quezon City but I have been living and working here in GenSan for a decade now, my son was born here. It is a rapidly progressing city in terms of economic activities and booming population, people from all over the country are attracted by its unique combination of urban life amenities with a rural flavor, exotic multi-cultural mix, it's adventurous history as a settlement and the visionary legacy of its founder and namesake Gen. Santos as seen in its well-planned zones, wide avenues and broad boulevards is testament to its potential as the future gateway of the south as the Philippines southernmost tip city.

The best place to stay in the Philippines right now. It's Summer all throughout the year - no typhoons. The City is the thriving Gateway to Soccsksargen and the economic hub of South Central Mindanao. Standard of living is still minimal since food here is cheap - from veggies, to fruit, to poultry, pork, beef and fish! There's no pollution, no smog, no traffic. Crime rate is very low and the Police Office has been awarded in 2011 as the BEST IN THE Philippines. The Mayor, Darlene Antonino-Custodio is a no-nonsense hard worker who sees to it that there is no Graft and Corruption in her administration. Right now, GenSan enjoys a construction boom with the SM City GenSan at the lead of structures undergoing development here. There are about 5 big hotels which are soon to open in the next 12 months or so. Its people are industrious and competitive just like its famous resident, World Boxing Champ Manny Pacquiao. From being called the Tuna Capital of the Phils since it houses six of the ...more

One of the youngest "Highly Urbanized Cities" in the Philippines and yet for its short history, GENSAN as it is commonly known has produced one of the most talented people in the Philippines and one of the most progressive economy not just in Mindanao but in the whole Philippines as well. True, Metro Manila, Cebu, Davao and CDO might be the TITANS of our country but GENSAN is just around the corner - THE DARK HORSE!

I love Gensan because, it's not only my home town but because of the opportunities in the city, the people are well disciplined execept for the other tricycle drivers, it has a potential to be the number 1 city not only the mindanao but also in PH soon and great city to live in. No pollution, good traffic, wide roads, good weather, no tropical storms and most of all it is still growing.

22 Dumaguete City

Dumaguete is surely gonna be one of the best cities in the Philippines in the next 10 years. It offers a lot of beautiful places and luxurious landmarks which would surely make you enjoy and have much fun. The city boasts enchanting views. But if you really want to enjoy, go to the Sidlakang Negros Village or go strolling in the boulevard. And after a tiring trip in the whole city, it's nice to relax in one of the beautiful hotels located within the city.
So what are you waiting for? Visit Dumaguete City, the City of Gentle People!

It's really true what they says about Dumaguete being the City of Gentle People. I don't think I saw any stoplights, because they didn't need any.

Every motorist was gracious and giving, and all the pedestrians followed the rules! It's just one more amazing thing that'll make me keep coming back (and actually even think of retiring! ) to this wonderful city. I miss it already! You cannot miss Jo's Chicken Inato for some good ol' lechon manok goodness for a stick of barbecue, chicken paa and rice (don't forget the Coke! ) for only 120 Pesos! Unlimited rice is a common thing in Dumaguete! You have to experience walking along the boulevard from sun up, down to 6pm where there are stalls of ihaw-ihaw (barbecue).

In my opinion Dumaguete city is one of the safest place in visayas or either in whole Philippines. Base on my observation dumaguete is better than cebu. If there would be a great mayor in dumaguete that will withdraw a money to modernize the city it would be the top city in the visayan regions.

Dumaguete City is the best, so peaceful, so nice. You're contented to be here. So many malls, it's like a Little Manila.. Haha.. Dumaguete has many call center jobs here, There are so many Gasoline Station Put Up in the city. Hope You Could Visit.

23 Marikina City

Marikina is noted as one of tourism and cultural hub of Metro Manila and one of the wealthiest local government units in the Philippines. Aside the traditional shoe and leather industry, many places in Marikina are now recognized for its eco-friendly points, balance of industry, people and nature. Among this, the residents satisfies the basic services and balance governance of the city. The city features typically many spacious parks, museums, tree-lined streets, bike-lanes, traffic signs, crossings, walkways, churches, antiquated houses and commercial establishments. Despite the latter, most of the city is classified as residential and industrial. The city also considered as one of the healthiest and livable cities within the Asia-Pacific, awarded Hall of Fame for its cleanest and greenest city, most awarded city in Metro Manila and most competitive city in the Philippines. The people of Marikina are amongst the most disciplined in the Philippines.

Cleanest city. Most disciplined people in the Philippines. Less Corruption. Friendly and approachable police officers.

Marikina is vey clean, not only environmentaly but also in the way people live. There are many parks and many new health centers being constructed.

It is very safe here. There are many clean and enjoyable parks. The people are disciplined

24 Zamboanga City

One of the highly urbanized cities in Mindanao, the City of Flowers is the third largest city in terms of land area as well as being the sixth most populous city in the Philippines. Known for its unique creole Spanish known as Chavacano and its Hispanic influence, leading the city be named as Asia's Latin City. Despite being a City since 1936, the locals called the city center "pueblo" because of its significance during the American colonial period. The city has its many firsts- the first Catholic diocese in Mindanao, and in the pre-WWII period the center of all Mindanao. The city will soon rise from being lagging behind the the cities in Mindanao towards being one of the most prosperous cities in Mindanao.

ZAMBOANGA CITY is a highly urbanized city only in the region.
If you want to experience Latin in your life, come to Zamboanga and learn our very own dialect 'chavacano' 60% Latin words and 40% native words. The city has many infrastructures and buildings that are designed as Latin. Experience the only PINK BEACH in the country, the Sta Cruz. Island. See the modern musically gyrating fountain. Visit Paseo del Mar, R. T Lim Boulevard, Plaza del Pilar, Metropolitan Cathedral, Pasonanca Park, AND MANY MORE. Zamboanga has 3 universities, Ateneo de Zamboanga University, Universidad de Zamboanga and Western Mindanao State University. The city is also the Sardines Capitalof the Philippines. It has an International Airport and this city is very unique than any other. ADELANTE ZAMBOANGA!

Is you want to experience Spain IN Asia, then this is the place to go. It's nicknamed as "Asia's Latin City" because of Chavacano, a Spanish-derive dialect widely spoken in this City. It comprises 70% Spanish words and 30% local dialects. Spanish Architecture can be seen all over the city. It makes you feel as if your in another country. Viva Zamboanga!

For me, Zamboanga City is the best city because there are many beautiful attractions there but only few are seen... Try to exlore more in zamboanga.. I found a beautiful hidden waterfalls in brgy. Bunguiao. There are two waterfalls there.. The first waterfall is about 25 feet high while the second is about 50-60 feet high and surrounded by huge rocks...

25 Naga City

Naga is considered as a land of beauty and integrity. People involved in our city are really respectful and have the capability to be united for the betterment of our magnificent city. Naganians are really impressive not for its gigantic wit and entertaining looks but also they were born with confidence and charisma that indeed represents of who filipino really are? It is a place where in people feels so comfortable to live and work as a part of their daily activities. Naga has great attraction such as ocean park, gemmahan falls, and the mountain of cantao-an which is really known for its beautiful sunset. We are so blessed. Naga is very industrialized. Very populous and serene.

The 3rd Philippine city granted the title of 'Royal' (after Manila and Cebu) by King Philip II and the Ecclesiastical seat of the Bishop of the entire Bicol region and almost half of Southern Luzon for 3 centuries, Naga, or formerly known as Nueva Caceres, is the Queen City of Bicol, and is comparable to the north's Vigan and the south's Cebu, Iloilo, and Zamboanga. The title of 'Queen City' is used in the context of the historical significance of Naga in the Bicol region.

Moreover, due to the simple fact that the seat of the Queen of Bicolandia (Her Celestial Majesty, Our Lady of Penafrancia) is in Naga, we believe that the city is more than deserving to be called as the Queen City of Bicol.

==Background of Naga==

The 3rd Philippine city granted the title of 'Royal' (after Manila and Cebu) by King Philip II and the Ecclesiastical seat of the Bishop of the entire Bicol region and almost half of Southern Luzon for three centuries centuries, Naga, or formerly known as the Royal City of Nueva Caceres (New Caceres), is the Queen City of Bicol. The title of 'Queen City' is used in the context of the historical significance. For hundreds of years Naga has been the center of trade, education, religion, culture and healthcare in the region. This notion is further re-enforced since the Queen and Principal Patroness of Bicol, the miraculous image of Our Lady of Penafrancia, resides in Naga.

NAGA: THE QUEEN CITY OF BICOL

The happy place (an maogmang lugar)
The heart of Bicol
The Pilgrim City
The Royal City

1. First Normal school in Southeast Asia: University of Santa Isabel, 1869
2. First printing press in Southern Luzon: Libreria y Imprenta Mariana, 1892
3. The first city in Southern Luzon and the 3rd oldest in the Philippines, 1595
4. Oldest school in Southern Luzon: Holy Rosary Minor Seminary, 1793
5. The first University in Southern Luzon: University of Nueva Caceres
6. 3rd City in the Philippines to be granted a Royal title, 1595
7. First jesuit institution in Bicol, Ateneo de Naga
8. Biggest churchin Bicol: Naga Cathedral
9. The 3rd oldest Archdiocese in the Philippines
10. City with the biggest library in Bicol
11. City with the most number of museums
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