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PRESIDENTIAL DECREE No. 340 November 22, 1973
CREATING THE MUNICIPALITY OF DATU PAGLAS IN THE PROVINCE OF MAGUINDANAO
I, FERDINAND E. MARCOS, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by the Constitution as Commander-in-Chief of all the Armed Forces of the Philippines, and pursuant to Proclamation No. 1081 dated September 21, 1972, and General Order No. 1 dated September 22, 1972, do hereby order and decree:
Section 1. The barrios of Malala, Katil, Alip, Damawato, Manindolo, Puya and Sepaka in the Municipality of Columbio, Province of Sultan Kudarat, are hereby separated from said municipality, and constituted into a distinct and independent municipality to be known as the Municipality of Datu Paglas, in the province of Maguindanao. The seat of government of the new municipality shall be in the present site of the barrio of Alip.
Sec. 2. The President shall appoint the mayor, vice-mayor and councilors of the Municipality of Datu Paglas who shall hold office until their successors shall have been elected in the next general elections for local officials and shall have qualified.
Sec. 3. This Decree shall take effect immediately.
Done in the City of Manila, this 22nd day of November in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and seventy-three.