Cotabato split into 3 districts
DAVAO CITY, Philippines – A law reapportioning the province of Cotabato into 3 legislative districts has formally been approved by President Benigno Aquino III.
Under Republic Act 10177, signed by Aquino on Friday, September 14, the municipalities of Pigkawayan, Pikit, Alamada, Libungan, Midsayap, and Aleosan would make up the 1st legislative district.
The 2nd legislative district would be composed of Kidapawan City and the municipalities of Makilala, Roxas, Arakan, Antipas, and Magpet.
The 3rd legislative district would be composed of the towns of Carmen, Kabacan, Matalam, Banilisan, Mlang, and Tulunan.
The law states that the present congressional representatives of the present 1st and 2nd districts of the province of Cotabato would continue their terms until new representatives are elected in the next elections.
The Commission on Elections was also mandated to issue necessary rules and regulations in implementing the law. – Rappler.com