Postal addresses in the Philippines

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

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


Unit Number + se/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

Metro Manila

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

P.O. Box

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



Chris Ryan R. Illustracion
253 M.L. Quezon Street
Santo NiƱo Tukuran
7019 Zamboanga del Sur
Mr. Raji Raine H. Magtanggol
95 JayLee Street, Sofia Subdivision
Del Pilar, San Fernando City
2000 Pampanga

Metro Manila

7114 Kundiman Street, Sampaloc
1008 Manila
karen perez
2335 arellano street
sta. ana manila
1009 Metro Manila

P.O. Box

Mr. Faye Capio
P.O. Box 1201, Manila Central Post Office
1050 Manila
Mr. Fely Capio
P.O. Box 1121, Araneta Center Post Office
Quezon City
1135 Metro Manila
Daryl Dianne Dalauta
P.O. Box 1000, Gasan Post Office
4905 Marinduque

Postal Codes

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

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