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BATAS PAMBANSA BILANG. 885
|BATAS PAMBANSA BLG. 885 - AN ACT
CREATING A NEW PROVINCE IN THE ISLAND OF NEGROS TO BE KNOWN AS THE
PROVINCE OF NEGROS DEL NORTE.
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|Section 1. The cities of Silay, Cadiz, and San Carlos and the
municipalities of Calatrava, Toboso, Escalante, Sagay, Manapla,
Victorias, E.B. Magalona, and Salvador Benedicto, all in the northern
portion of the Island of Negros, are hereby separated from the Province
of Negros Occidental and constituted into a new province to be known as
the Province of Negros del Norte.
Sec. 2. The boundaries of the new province shall
be the southern limits of the City of Silay, the Municipality of
Salvador Benedicto and the City of San Carlos on the south and the
territorial limits of the northern portion of the Island of Negros on
the west, north and east, comprising a territory of 4,019.95 square
kilometers more or less.
Sec. 3. The seat of government of the new province
shall be the City of Cadiz.
Sec. 4. A plebiscite shall be conducted in the
proposed new province which are the areas affected within a period of
one hundred and twenty days from the approval of this Act. After the
ratification of the creation of the Province of Negros del Norte by
majority of the votes cast in such plebiscite, the President of the
Philippines shall appoint the first officials of the new province.
Sec. 5. The Commission on Elections shall conduct
and supervise the plebiscite herein provided, the expenses for which
shall be charged to local funds.
Sec. 6. This Act shall take effect upon its
Approved: December 3,
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