DID YOU KNOW: PH has 145 cities as of March 2018
According to the Philippine Statistics Authority, as of March 2018, there were 145 cities in the country.
Of this number, 33 were categorized as highly urbanized, five were independent component cities, while 107 were component cities.
The country’s oldest cities based on the year their charters were approved were Manila in 1901 and Baguio City in 1909. —Marielle Medina, Inquirer Research
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