Portal: Barangay

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The Philippine Barangay Database

The Barangay System
BarangayPunong BarangayBarangay KagawadSangguniang KabataanLiga ng mga BarangayBalangay

Historically Significant Barangays
Balintawak, Quezon CityIntramuros, ManilaBarangay Corazon de Jesus, San Juan City (Pinaglabanan Shrine) • Kawit, CaviteBarangay San Gabriel, Malolos, Bulacan (Barasoain Church) • Barangay O'Donnell, Capas, Tarlac (Death march) • Corregidor, Cavite City, CavitePilar, Bataan (Mount Samat, Dambana ng Kagitingan) • Ermita, Manila (Luneta Park) • Barangay Santa Cruz, Dapitan City, Zamboanga del Norte

Richest Barangays
Barangay Bel-Air, Makati CityBarangay Magallanes, Makati CityBarangay Dasmariñas, Makati CityBarangay San Antonio, Makati CityBarangay Forbes Park, Makati CityBarangay San Lorenzo, Makati CityBarangay Urdaneta, Makati CityBarangay Ayala Alabang, Muntinlupa City

Most populous barangays
Tondo, ManilaBarangay 167, Caloocan CityBarangay Commonwealth, Quezon CityBarangay Payatas, Quezon CityBarangay Batasan Hills, Quezon CityBarangay Pasong Tamo, Quezon CityBarangay Bahay Toro, Quezon City



The barangay is the smallest unit of local government in the Philippines, equivalent to a village or district in other countries. Each barangay has its own chairperson (Punong Barangay), supported by seven councilmen (Kagawad) and a youth group (Sangguniang Kabataan). Barangays are grouped into legislative districts, which are the recognized units in Congress.

In WikiPilipinas we believe in the power of the barangay, as this organization unique to the Philippines helps foster the spirit of togetherness in the country. Moreover, each barangay has its own history and significant personalities. We encourage everyone to start sharing these information and make people remember your own barangay's contributions to Philippine history, culture and society.

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A barangay (Tagalog: baranggay , [ˈbaraŋgaj] ), also known by its former name, the barrio, is the smallest local government unit in the Philippines and is the native Filipino term for a village, district or ward. Municipalities and cities are composed of barangays. In place names, the word barangay is sometimes abbreviated as "Brgy" or "Bgy".

The term barangay and its structure in the modern context was conceived during the administration of President Ferdinand Marcos, replacing the old barrios. The barangays were eventually codified under the 1991 Local Government Code.

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