Concepts and Definitions
In the Philippines, “urban” areas fall under the following categories:
1. In their entirety, all municipal jurisdictions which, whether designated chartered cities, provincial capital or not, have a population density of at least 1,000 persons per square kilometer: all barangays;
2. Poblaciones or central districts of municipalities and cities which have a population density of at least 500 persons square kilometer;
3. Poblaciones or central districts not included in (1) and (2) regardless of the population size which have the following:
4. Barangays having at least 1,000 inhabitants which meet the conditions set forth in (3) above and where the occupation of the inhabitants is predominantly non-farming or fishing.
All poblaciones or central districts and all barrios that do not meet the requirements for classification of urban.
• A.O 129