List of Telephone Area Codes in the Philippines

telephone area codes in the philippines

Do you need to make a call in the Philippines, but you’re not sure about the area code? Or perhaps you are calling from another country, but you don’t know which numbers to dial? Well, don’t worry because in this article, we will talk about telephone area codes in the Philippines.

All telephone numbers in the country are regulated by the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC). Typically, a telephone number consists of seven digits (XXX-YYYY). However, since October 2019, numbers in certain areas were required to follow an eight-digit (XXXX-YYYY) format. These include “area 2” locations, namely: Metro Manila, Rizal, Bacoor (Cavite), and San Pedro (Laguna). All other areas continue to use seven-digit telephone numbers.

To better understand how to use area codes and telephone numbers, let us imagine different scenarios. Specifically, we will be discussing what it’s like to call a number from the same area, from a different province, from outside the Philippines, or while using a mobile phone.

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Calling from the Same Area or Province

If you are calling from the same area or province, there is no need to add any codes to the telephone number. For example, if you are based in Pagsanjan, Laguna and you are calling someone from the same town (Pagsanjan) or province (Laguna), simply dial the person’s number right away. A code is not necessary since you are located within the same area anyway.

Calling from a Different Area or Province

On the other hand, let us suppose that you are calling from a different area or province. This is no longer a local call but rather a “domestic long-distance call.” In this case, you need to add the prefix zero “0” plus the specific area code of your recipient’s telephone number. 

For instance, if you are calling a person in Laguna from outside the province, you need to dial “049-XXX-YYYY,” which includes the prefix 0, Laguna area code 49, and the telephone number. Similarly, if you are calling someone in Makati from outside Metro Manila, you need to dial “02-XXXX-YYYY,” which includes the prefix 0, area code 2, and the telephone number.

Calling from Outside the Philippines

To make a call from outside the country, more numbers shall be added. You need to add two zeroes “00” as the prefix for international calls, the numbers “63” as the country code of the Philippines, and the area code of your recipient. Unlike domestic calls, however, it is not necessary to add the prefix 0 to the area code when making an international call. 

For example, if you are calling someone in Laguna from outside the Philippines, you need to dial “0063-49-XXX-YYYY.” As you can see, there is no need to add the prefix 0 before area code 49, although the international call prefix 00 and Philippine country code 63 have been added.

Calling from a Mobile Phone

Although this article focuses mainly on “landline” telephone numbers, we’d like to add this section as a side note, especially since many Filipinos use mobile phones. The important thing to remember is this: When calling a telephone number using a mobile phone, you need to include the area code, regardless of your location. For instance, if you are calling someone in Makati, you need to dial “02-XXXX-YYYY,” whether you are inside or outside Metro Manila.

List of Telephone Area Codes

And now, without further ado, here is a list of all the telephone area codes in the Philippines, for your reference:

Caloocan City2
Las Piñas City2
Makati City2
Malabon City2
Mandaluyong City2
Manila City2
Marikina City2
Muntinlupa City2
Navotas City2
Parañaque City2
Pasay City2
Pasig City2
Pateros City2
Quezon City2
San Juan City2
Taguig City2
Valenzuela City2
Abra74
Apayao78
Benguet74
Ifugao74
Kalinga74
Mt. Province74
Ilocos Norte77
Ilocos Sur77
La Union72
Pangasinan75
Cagayan78
Batanes78
Isabela78
Nueva Vizcaya78
Quirino78
Aurora42
Bataan47
Bulacan44
Abangan Bulacan4422
Saint Francis4463
Nueva Ecija44
Pampanga45
Tarlac45
Batangas43
Cavite46
Laguna49
Majayjay49305
Liliw 04343
Quezon42
Rizal2
Marinduque42
Occidental Mindoro43
Oriental Mindoro43
Palawan48
Romblon54
Albay52
Camarines Norte54
Camarines Sur54
Catanduanes52
Masbate56
Sorsogon56
Aklan36
Antique36
Capiz36
Guimaras33
Iloilo34
Negros Occidental34
Bohol38
Cebu32
Negros Oriental35
Siquijor35
Biliran53
Eastern Samar55
Leyte53
Northern Samar55
Samar55
Southern Leyte53
Zamboanga del Norte65
Zamboanga del Sur62
Zamboanga Sibugay62
Bukidnon88
Camiguin88
Lanao del Norte63
Misamis Occidental88
Cagayan de Oro8822
Gingoog City 88428842
Tagoloan88
Compostela Valley84
Davao del Norte84
Davao del Sur82
Davao Oriental87
North Cotabato64
Sarangani83
South Cotabato83
Sultan Kudarat64
Agusan del Norte85
Agusan del Sur85
Dinagat Islands86
Surigao del Norte86
Surigao del Sur86
Basilan62
Lanao del Sur64
Maguindanao64
Sulu85
Tawi-tawi68

We hope that you find the above information useful! Using this guide and the list of telephone area codes, you can now easily make calls in the Philippines, from inside or outside the country.

Digital Juan

Digital Juan is the author of DigitalPinas.com - a blog that aims to answer the frequently asked questions of Pinoys about technology, financial, computer, trending news, social media, and digital lifestyle. Most of his writings here are in the form of a how to guide, list, or tips and tricks.