Postal addresses in the Philippines

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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 source | 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 source | edit]

Provincial[edit source | edit]

Unit Number, House/Building/Street Number + Street Name
Barangay Name, City/Municipality
Postal Code + Province

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 name.

Metro Manila[edit source | edit]

Unit Number, House/Building/Street Number + Street Name
Barangay/District Name, City/Municipality
Postal Code + Metro Manila

P.O. Box[edit source | edit]

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

Examples[edit source | edit]

Provincial[edit source | edit]

Juan dela Cruz
Rm 107, 1901 Airport Road
Cabungaan, Laoag City
2900 Ilocos Norte
Mr. Samuel H. Magtanggol
95 Web Street, Sofia Subdivision
Del Pilar, San Fernando City,
2000 Pampanga

Metro Manila[edit source | edit]

Miss Teresita C. Metrillo
7114 Kundiman Street, Sampaloc,
1008 Manila
Miss Auria M. Francisco
75 P. Domingo Street
Carmona, Makati City
1207 Metro Manila

P.O. Box[edit source | edit]

Mr. Fane Capio
P.O. Box 1201, Manila Central Post Office
1050 Manila
Mr. Fern Capio
P.O. Box 1121, Araneta Center Post Office
Quezon City
1135 Metro Manila
Ms. Perlita A. Sanchez
P.O. Box 1000, Gasan Post Office
4905 Marinduque

Postal Codes[edit source | 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 source | edit]