San Pedro approved as Laguna's 6th city
MANILA, Philippines – San Pedro is now a component city of Laguna, after voters approved its conversion in a plebiscite on Saturday, December 28.
A total of 16,996 registered voters wrote "Yes" on the ballot while only 869 voted "No" to the question: "Do you approve of the conversion of the municipality of San Pedro, province of Laguna into a component city of the same province, pursuant to Republic Act 10420 dated March 27, 2013?"
However, those that trooped to polling precincts on Saturday are only 11.1% of the 160,777 registered voters in the newly-proclaimed city.
The Commission on Elections released the plebiscite results on Sunday.
San Pedro is now the sixth component city in the province of Laguna, after Biñan, Cabuyao, Calamba, San Pablo, and Sta. Rosa. – Rappler.com