Aklan split into two congressional districts

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Aklan split into two congressional districts
President Duterte signs Republic Act 11077 reapportioning Aklan into two legislative districts. Their representatives will be elected in May 2019.

MANILA, Philippines – Aklan will soon have two legislators in the House of Representatives.

President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday, September 24, signed Republic Act 11077 reapportioning the province into two congressional districts.

The first legislative district is composed of the towns of Altavas, Balete, Banga, Batan, Kalibo, Libacao, Madalag, and New Washington. These towns have a combined population of 297,318, based on the 2015 census.

The second legislative district is made up of the towns of Buruanga, Ibajay, Lezo, Makato, Malay (where Boracay Island is located), Malinao, Nabas, Numancia, and Tangalan. This new district has a population of 277,505.