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In the Philippines, the Philippine ZIP code is used by the Philippine Postal Corporation (Philpost) to simplify the distribution of mail. While in function it is similar to the ZIP code used in the United States, its form and usage are quite different. The use of ZIP codes in the Philippines is not mandatory, however it is highly recommended by Philpost that they be used. Also, unlike American ZIP codes, the Philippine code is a four-digit number representing two things: in Metro Manila, a barangay within a city or city district (as in the case for Manila), and outside Metro Manila, a town or city. Usually, more than one code is issued for areas within Metro Manila, and provincial areas are issued one code for each town and city, with some rare exceptions such as Dasmariñas, which has three ZIP codes (4114, 4115, and 4126) and Los Baños, which has two ZIP codes (4030 and 4031 for the University of the Philippines Los Baños).

This article provides a list of Philippine ZIP codes. Cities that have become independent of a province are listed under their former province (as is the practice for statistical purposes).

List of Zip codes in the Philippines[edit]

Abra[edit]

Agusan del Norte[edit]

Agusan del Sur[edit]

Aklan[edit]

Albay[edit]

Antique[edit]

Apayao[edit]

Aurora[edit]

Basilan[edit]

Bataan[edit]

Batanes[edit]

Batangas[edit]

Benguet[edit]

Biliran[edit]

Bohol[edit]

Bukidnon[edit]

Bulacan[edit]

Cagayan[edit]

Camarines Norte[edit]

Camarines Sur[edit]

Camiguin[edit]

Capiz[edit]

Catanduanes[edit]

Cavite[edit]

Cebu[edit]

Compostela Valley[edit]

Cotabato[edit]

Davao del Norte[edit]

Davao del Sur[edit]

Davao Occidental[edit]

Davao Oriental[edit]

Dinagat Islands[edit]

Eastern Samar[edit]

Guimaras[edit]

Ifugao[edit]

Ilocos Norte[edit]

Ilocos Sur[edit]

Iloilo[edit]

ZIP codes of provinces according to the first two numbers
ZIP codes of cities and municipalities in Metro Manila according to the first two numbers

Postal addresses in the Philippines are similar in format to those in many other parts of the world. They are especially used to locate areas in the Philippines.

Address elements[edit]

Philippine addresses always contain the name of the sender, the building number and thoroughfare, the barangay where the building is located, the city or municipality where the barangay is located and, in most cases, the province where the city or municipality is located. In the case of Metro Manila, however, provinces are omitted and, in the case of Manila, include the district instead of the barangay. ZIP codes are also part of the typical Philippine address.

Address format[edit]

Provincial[edit]

Jenifer H. Arcena
'Purok 5
Salvacion, Panabo City
8105 Davao del Norte
Philippines

The unit number may not be available with individual houses, while country may be optional for domestic posts. Village or subdivision names are sometimes added after the street

Metro Manila[edit]

Name
Unit Number + House/Building/Street Number, Street Name
Barangay/District Name, City/Municipality
Postal Code + Metro Manila
Unit 607, Tower 1 Marco Polo Residences, Nivel Hills, Lahug, Cebu City, Cebu 6000. Philippines

P.O. Box[edit]

Name
P.O. Box Number, Post Office Name
City/Municipality
Postal Code + Province/Metro Manila
Philippines

Examples[edit]

Provincial[edit]

Chris Ryan R. Illustracion
253 M.L. Quezon Street
Santo Niño Tukuran
7019 Zamboanga del Sur
Philippines
Mr. Raji Raine H. Magtanggol
95 JayLee Street, Sofia Subdivision
Del Pilar, San Fernando City
2000 Pampanga

Metro Manila[edit]

Xander Ford
7114 Kundiman Street, Sampaloc
1008 Manila
Philippines
Miss Auria M. Francisco
75 P. Domingo Street
Carmona, Makati City
1207 Metro Manila

P.O. Box[edit]

Mr. Faye Capio
P.O. Box 1201, Manila Central Post Office
1050 Manila
Mr. Fely Capio
P.O. Box 1121, Araneta Center Post Office
Quezon City
1135 Metro Manila
Daryl Dianne Dalauta
P.O. Box 1000, Gasan Post Office
Gasan
4905 Marinduque
Philippines

Postal Codes[edit]

PhilPost recommends using postal codes in Philippine addresses. However, most Filipinos (and even foreigners) do not use, let alone know how to use, Philippine ZIP codes, and thus are usually omitted. Omission of ZIP codes, however, is problematic, since it takes longer for mail to reach its intended destination, as well as that it can increase the chances of mail getting lost in the postal system.

See also[edit]

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