Duterte creates two new legislative districts in Isabela
President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday signed a law reapportioning the province of Isabela into six legislative districts, months before the midterm elections next year.
Duterte signed Republic Act No. 11080 to resection the previous four legislative districts of the second largest province of the Philippines.
The reapportioning will “commence in the next national and local elections after the effectivity of this Act,” which means that in the 2019 elections, Isabela will be electing six congressmen instead of four.
The law ordered the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to come up with the necessary rules and regulations for its implementation “within 30 days upon the effectivity of this Act.”
RA 11080 will take effect after its publication in the Official Gazette or in a newspaper of general circulation.
The new legislative districts of Isabela would now be as follows:
First Legislative District
Second Legislative District
Third Legislative Dsitrict
Fourth Legislative District
Fifth Legislative District
Sixth Legislative District
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