Duterte OKs bill dividing Caloocan City’s 1st district into 2 districts
MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has signed into law a bill that divides the first legislative district of Caloocan City into two districts and allowing the creation of the city’s third legislative district.
Republic Act No. 11545 takes effect in the 2022 national and local elections.
Under the new law, the first legislative district will be composed of Barangays 1 to 4, Barangays 77 to 86, and Barangays 132 to 177.
Meanwhile, Barangays 178 to 188 form the city’s third legislative district.
The law, which was signed on May 26, but was only released to the media on Wednesday, tasks the Commission on Elections to issue the necessary implementing rules and regulations within 30 days of the measure’s effectiveness.
The law will take effect 15 days after its publication in the Official Gazette or in a newspaper of general circulation.
In March, the Senate approved a bill reapportioning the first district of Caloocan City into two legislative districts, which will allow the people of the city to have “a stronger and firmer voice in Congress with their additional representation.”
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