House Bill 4678 filed by Acharon on December 13, 2016 and was then referred to the House committee on local government the following day suggests the creation of a lone legislative district for the City of General Santos and reconfiguration of the present composition of South Cotabato’s first and second congressional districts.
With the proposed creation of a separate legislative district for General Santos City, the first district of South Cotabato will have the remaining towns of Polomolok, Tupi and Tampakan. The three towns are also qualified for a separate legislative district with a combined population of more than 260,000.
Based on the 2015 census, Polomolok has a population of at least 152,789, Tupi has 69,976 while Tampakan has 39,525.
READ BELOW - House Bill 4678 | AN ACT CREATING THE LONE LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT OF THE CITY OF GENERAL SANTOS