SA WAKAS! Law creating separate legislative district for Gensan signed by Pres. Duterte

The Province of South Cotabato now has three (3) legislative districts. This is after President Rodrigo Duterte signed into law a bill reapportioning the province of South Cotabato and creating a lone legislative district for General Santos City.
Duterte signs law making GenSan a separate legislative district

Under Republic Act 11243 or An Act Reapportioning the First Legislative District of the Province of South Cotabato, thereby creating the Lone Legislative District of General Santos City which was signed by the president on March 11, 2019 the legislative districts of the province shall now be composed of:

First Legislative District:
  • Polomolok
  • Tampakan
  • Tupi
Second Legislative District:
  • Koronadal City
  • Banga
  • Lake Sebu
  • Norala
  • Sto. NiƱo
  • Surallah
  • Tantangan
  • Tboli
Third District Legislative District:
  • General Santos City

The signed law also states that " The incumbent representatives of the present First and Second Legislative District of South Cotabato shall continue to represent the districts until the new representatives have been duly elected and qualified".

The Commission on Elections is also mandated by the law to “issue the necessary rules and regulations to implement this Act within thirty (30) days after its effectivity", Section 3 of Republic Act 11243 stated.
Law creating separate legislative district for Gensan signed by Pres. Duterte

Law creating separate legislative district for Gensan signed by Pres. Duterte

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