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REPUBLIC ACT NO. 5775 - AN ACT CREATING THE MUNICIPALITY OF BASILISA IN THE PROVINCE OF SURIGAO DEL NORTE
1. The barrios of Catadman, Columbus, Cortez, Melgar,
Mantag, Puerto Princesa, Rizal, Roxas, Tab-abaca, and Paniog in the
Municipality of Dinagat, Province of Surigao del Norte, are separated
from said municipality, and constituted into a distinct and independent
municipality, to be known as the municipality of Basilisa. The seat of
government of the new municipality shall be in the present site of the
barrio of Rizal.
Sec. 2. The Municipality of Basilisa shall acquire corporate existence upon the election and qualification of the first mayor, vice-mayor and councilors in the next general elections for local officials. For election purposes, the municipal officials of the mother municipality charged with the elections duties in accordance with the Revised Election Code shall hold office until the first officials shall have been elected and qualified.
Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.
Enacted without Executive
approval, June 21, 1969.