Philippines Map of Cities

Quezon

Topping the list is no less than the largest city of the country. A sprawling metropolis of over two million inhabitants. It hosts the country’s most bustling commercial centers like Cubao with the Araneta Center and the Eastwood City, to name a few. Quezon City is also home to the most vital communication facilities in country and the TV industry giants like ABS-CBN and GMA.

Makati

Coming in second is the Financial Capital of the Philiipines – Makati City. It has the highest concentration of multi-national and local corporation located mostly in the Makati Central Business District, the city’s main economic driver. Most of the banking corporations and diplomatic missions also find their home in Makati and has also evolved into becoming the country’s major cultural and entertainment hub. Though second in terms of the total LGU income, Makati is still the richest LGU in per capita basis.

Manila

The country’s capital comes in third place. Aside from being home to the Malacañan Palace, the Official Residence of the President of the Republic, the Supreme Court and important government installations, Manila is also the educational hub of the country hosting more than half of the major universities in the National Capital Region. These educational institutions are situated in the area referred to a University Belt. The city is a major center for banking and finance, retailing, transportation, tourism, real estate,media, advertising, legal services, accountancy, insurance, theater, fashion, and the arts in the Philippines. It is also the main shipping gateway in the Far East because of the presence of the Port of Manila. It is also home to the largest Chinatown in the world – Binondo which also houses major shopping centers.

Pasig

The fourth richest city in the country is still in Metro Manila. From being a rural and purely residential settlement, Pasig has emerged into one of the economic hubs of the country. The economic growth of Pasig is primarily attributed to the presence of Ortigas Center, where numerous high-rise commercial buildings, residential condominiums, malls and schools find their home. The headquarters of San Miguel Corporation and MERALCO are also located in Pasig City.