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REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7193 - AN ACT CREATING THE MUNICIPALITY OF CULION IN THE PROVINCE OF PALAWAN
1. The Islands of Culion Leper Colony, Marily, Sand,
Tampel, Lamud, Galoc, Lanka, Tambon, Dunaun, Alava, Chindonan and a
small island without a name situated directly south of Chindonan Island
in latitude 11º55'N, longitude 12º02'E, comprising the
national reservation for lepers in the Province of Palawan as described
under Executive Order No. 35, Series of 1912, are hereby constituted
into a distinct and independent municipality to be known as the
Municipality of Culion. The seat of government of the new municipality
shall be in Barangay Balala.
Sec. 2. The Municipality of Culion shall be bounded and described as follows:
The municipality shall be bounded on the north by the Municipality of Busuanga-Coron Island with Concepcion and Salvacion in the Calamian Island Group; on the south by the Municipality of Bacuit-Taytay and Linapacan area; on the east by the South China Sea; on the west by the Cuyo West Pass.
The land contained in all the above named islands in Section One is shown on C.G. Map No. 4717 published in Washington D.C., September, 1908, and lies within the following limits, i.e. between the parallels of 11º36'N and 12º03'N and the meridians of 199º47'E and 120º15'E.
Sec. 3. The Municipality of Culion shall begin to exist upon the ratification by the majority of the votes cast in a plebiscite to be conducted in the areas affected within One hundred eighty (180) days after approval of this Act.
The Commission on Elections shall conduct and supervise the plebiscite. The expenses for such plebiscite shall be paid out of the appropriations provided for the Commission on Elections under the annual General Appropriations Act.
Sec. 4. After the approval of the creation of such municipality in the plebiscite, the mayor, vice-mayor and members of the sangguniang bayan of the new Municipality of Culion shall be elected in the next regular election of local officials. The new municipality shall be considered duly organized upon the assumption of office of the first set of elected local officials.
Sec. 5. All laws, decrees, executive orders or regulations contrary to or inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed or amended accordingly.
Sec. 6. This Act shall take effect upon its publication in at least two (2) newspapers of general circulation.
Approved: February 19,