As the Philippines economy continues to grow and evolve, there are several cities in the country that are emerging as key players in terms of wealth and development. In fact, according to recent reports, it is estimated that by 2023, certain cities will experience significant growth and become among the richest in the country.
One such city is Makati, which has long been a hub for business and commerce. With its prime location within Metro Manila and world-class infrastructure, Makati is poised for even more success in the coming years. Another city set to experience significant growth is Cebu City, which has already established itself as a major center for information technology (IT) and business process outsourcing (BPO) industries.
Other cities on this list include Quezon City, Davao City, Taguig City, Pasig City, Parañaque City, Muntinlupa City, Mandaluyong City and Angeles city – all of which have unique characteristics that make them desirable destinations for investors and entrepreneurs alike. With their strong economic performance over the years coupled with strategic positioning within key regions across the country – these cities are set to further boost Philippine’s position as a leader in Southeast Asia’s economic landscape.
|City Name||Area (km²)||Population (as of 2020)||Famous Places|
|Makati||21.57||583,281||Ayala Triangle Park, Greenbelt Mall, Makati CBD|
|Quezon City||166.2||3,126,441||Quezon Memorial Circle, UP Diliman, Maginhawa|
|Pasig||31||807,192||Kapitolyo, Tiendesitas, Pasig River|
|Manila||42.88||1,780,148||Intramuros, Rizal Park, Manila Baywalk|
|Zamboanga||1,414.70||978,859||Pasonanca Park, Merloquet Falls, Fort Pilar|
|Cebu||315||922,611||Magellan's Cross, Santo Niño Basilica, Taoist Temple|
|Caloocan||53.33||1,583,978||Bonifacio Monument, Tala Leprosarium, San Roque Cathedral|
|Marikina||21.52||486,206||Marikina Sports Center, Marikina River Park, Our Lady of the Abandoned Church|
|Calamba||149.5||454,486||Rizal Shrine, Calamba Church, Hot Spring Resorts|
|Cagayan de Oro||488.87||728,432||Mapawa Nature Park, St. Augustine Cathedral, Museo de Oro|