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|REPUBLIC ACT NO. 2509 - AN ACT
CREATING THE MUNICIPALITY OF AMPATUAN, PROVINCE OF COTABATO
Section 1. The
barrios of Decalungan, Esperanza, Kauran, Manibba (Banaba), Matiompong,
Kalandagan, Kayakaya, Upper Mao, Lower Mao, Guinibon, Makaubas, Buluan,
Kamasi, Sampao, Upper Kakal, Lower Kakal, Tuka, Maganoy, Kaliawa,
Malatimon, Kapimpilan, Laguinding and Timbangan, Municipality of Datu
Piang, Province of Cotabato, are separated from said municipality, and
are constituted into a district and independent municipality to be
known as the Municipality of Ampatuan, Province of Cotabato, with the
seat of government at the present site of the barrio of Decalungan, and
the boundary of this new municipality shall be more definitely defined
"Beginning at Cabuban Bridge, on the Cotabato-Dalican-Allah Road, going due west to a point on the boundary line of the municipalities of Dinaig and Upi; thence going on a southwesterly direction following the boundary line of Dinaig and Upi to a point following the boundary lines of the municipalities of Lebak, Upi, Datu Piang and Dinaig meet; thence going on a southeasterly direction following the boundary line of the municipalities of Lebak and Datu Piang to a point where the boundary lines of the municipalities of Lebak, Datu Piang and Isulan meet; thence going due east following the boundary line of the municipalities of Datu Piang and Isulan to Allah Bridge, on the Cotabato-Dalican-Allah Road; thence going on a northeasterly direction following the course of the Allah River downstream to the junction of the Allah and Kapingkong Rivers, thence going on a northwesterly direction following the Allah River downstream to the junction of the Allah and Cabulnan Rivers; thence going on a southwesterly direction following the course of the Cotabato-Dalican-Allah Road, the point of beginning."
Sec. 2. The first mayor, vice-mayor, and councilors of the new municipality shall be appointed by the President, with the consent of the Commission on Appointments, and 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 Act shall take effect upon its approval.
Enacted without executive approval, June 21, 1959.