MANILA, Philippines – Eight months before the 2019 elections, President Rodrigo Duterte signed a law creating an 8th legislative district for the vote-rich province of Cavite.
Republic Act Number 11069 was signed by Duterte on Friday, September 14. The new arrangement will take effect in the next national and local elections.
The new district is comprised of the following cities and towns:
- Tagaytay City
- General Aguinaldo
The 7 other districts are as follows:
- Cavite City
- Bacoor City
- Imus City
- Dasmariñas City
- General Mariano Alvarez
- General Trias City
- Trece Martires City
Those cities and towns now under the 8th district but were part of the 6th and 7th districts will be represented by the incumbent representatives of those districts. The new 8th district representative will be elected in 2019.
The Commission on Elections is ordered to come up with rules and regulations within 30 days after the law’s approval.
Cavite has a population of 3.78 million, based on 2015 census. It had 1.84 million registered voters in 2016. – Rappler.com