|Section 1. The Sub-province of Aurora is hereby declared
separated from the Province of Quezon and constituted into a separate
and independent province, to be known as the Province of Aurora.
Sec. 2. The incumbent officials of the
Sub-province of Aurora shall continue to perform their duties as such
officials in the province herein created until the provincial officials
of the new province shall have been appointed by the President (Prime
Minister). Such officials thus appointed shall hold office until their
successors have been elected and qualified.
Sec. 3. The funds and obligations and the property
of all kinds owned by and/or to be assigned to the Sub-province of
Aurora shall, upon the establishment of the new Province of Aurora,
become the property of and/or be assigned to the latter.
Sec. 4. The new province shall have its seat of
government in the municipality of Baler, and shall begin to exist on
the date fixed in a proclamation to this effect by the President (Prime
Minister) after a plebiscite and upon the appointment and qualification
of its officers.
The Commission on Elections shall supervise the conduct of the
plebiscite to be held pursuant to Presidential Decree No. 1577 not
later than six (6) months from the effectivity of this Act.
Sec. 5. Except as herein provided, all provisions
of law now or hereafter applicable to regular provinces shall be
applicable to the new province of Aurora from the date its existence is
proclaimed. The new province of Aurora shall be within the jurisdiction
of the 9th Judicial District.
Sec. 6. The expenses in holding the plebiscite
provided in Section 4 hereof shall be supported by the appropriation
provided for the Commission on Elections.
Sec. 7. This Act shall take effect upon its
Approved: November 21,