Ten Most Populous Cities in the Philippines

1. Quezon City
The capital of the Philippines from 1948 to 1976
Has close to three million people

2. Manila
The current capital of the Philippines
Very densely populated with close to two million people

3. Caloocan
Located north of Manila
Has close to 1.5 million people

4. Davao City
Located on the island of Mindanao
Has close to 1.4 million people.

5. Cebu City
The first capital of the country
Located on a large island in the Visayas
"The Queen City of the South"
Has close to a million people

6. Zamboanga City
Located on the island of Mindanao
"Asia's Latin City" - the local language sounds Spanish
Has close to 800,000 people

7. Antipolo
Located on the hills east of Manila
Has close to 700,00 people

8. Pasig
Now part of Metropolitan Manila area
Has close to 650,000 people

9. Taguig
On the western shores of Laguna de Bay
Has close to 620,000 people

10. Valenzuela
Has close to 580,000 people
Northern part of Metropolitan Manila area