Duterte signs law creating 8th district for vote-rich Cavite

Pia Ranada
Duterte signs law creating 8th district for vote-rich Cavite
The new district is composed of Tagaytay City, Alfonso, General Aguinaldo, Magalles, Maragondon, Mendez, Naic, and Ternate

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
  • Alfonso
  • General Aguinaldo
  • Magallanes
  • Maragondon
  • Mendez
  • Naic
  • Ternate

The 7 other districts are as follows:

1st District

  • Cavite City
  • Kawit
  • Noveleta
  • Rosario

2nd District

  • Bacoor City

3rd District

  • Imus City

4th District

  • Dasmariñas City

5th District

  • Carmona
  • General Mariano Alvarez
  • Silang

6th District

  • General Trias City

7th District

  • Trece Martires City
  • Indang
  • Tanza
  • Amadeo

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

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Pia Ranada

Pia Ranada is a senior reporter for Rappler covering Philippine politics and environmental issues. For tips and story suggestions, email her at pia.ranada@rappler.com.