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REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7896

REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7896 - AN ACT CREATING THE MUNICIPALITY OF SIBUNAG IN THE PROVINCE OF GUIMARAS



Section 1.    Barangays Sebaste, Bubog, Sabang, San Isidro, Alegria, Ayangan, Inampulogan, Millan, Maabay, Tanglad, Ravina, and Dasal in the Municipality of Jordan; and barangays Oracon and Concordia in the Municipality of Nueva Valencia are hereby separated from their respective municipalities and constituted into a distinct and independent municipality to be known as the Municipality of Sibunag.  The temporary seat of government of the new municipality shall be in Barangay Sabang.

Sec. 2.    The following describe the metes and bounds of the Municipality of Sibunag:

COR.    LATITUDE    LONGITUDE    LOCATION

1    10º 32'33.22"    122º 32'45.87"    On MBM #1 along
            Sta. Ana Bay

2    10º 31'40.69"    122º 32'30.45"    On BBM 53 1/2 of
            Barangay Concordia

3    10º 08'67.00"    122º 32'58.65"    On BBM 56 1/2 of
            Barangay Oracon

4    10º 29'47.71"    122º 35'06.94"    on BBM 57 along
            Barangay Calaya
            and Creek

5    10º 30'00.00"    122º 36'00.00"    On Sibunag River

6    10º 27'55.43"    122º 37'07.96"    On Sibunag River

7    10º 26'45.97"    122º 38'15.44"    On the southern
            portion of Guimaras
            Strait

8    10º 26'00.00"    122º 37'45.83"    On Guimaras Strait
            along Nagarao
            Island

9    10º 28'07.54"    122º 39'44.52"    On Guimaras Strait,
            Pamangculan,
            Siraray Islands

10    10º 31'50.25"    122º 41'00.00"    On BBM 81 along
            Sebario River and
            Guihawiran River

11    10º 32'42.32"    122º 39'00.00"    On BBM 62 along
            Sebario River

12    10º 31'45.50"    122º 37'48.08"    On the boundary of
            Barangay Manabay
            and Millan

13    10º 32'10.61    122º 37'33.40"    On BBM 56 along
            Barangay Millan

14    10º 33'00.00"    122º 37'34.63"    On BBM 40 along
            Barangay Millan

15    10º 34'00.00"    122º 38'21.60"    On BBM 86 along
            Barangay Millan

16    10º 34'46.50"    122º 37'56.01"    On BBM 73 along
            Barangay Millan

17    10º 34'45.73    122º 37'17.00"    On BBM 74 along
            Barangay Millan

18    10º 35'00.00"    122º 35'58.03"    On BBM 17 along
            Barangay San
            Miguel, Tanglad,
            and Millan

19    10º 34'16.92"    122º 34'42.61"    On BBM 22 along
            Sibunag River and
            Barangay Ravina
            Norte

20    10º 33'05.86"    122º 34'36.45"    On the slopes of
            Barangay Ravina
            Sur MBM #1
            Corner 1

LINE    BEARING    DISTANCE

    1-2    S 11º 07'W    1,535.72 m.

    2-3    S 69º 45'E    2,767.45 m.

    3-4    S 41º 05'E    3,335.25 m.

    4-5    N 74º 08'E    1,642.92 m.

    5-6    S 39º 00'E    4,369.27 m.

    6-7    S 33º 01'W    2,380.51 m.

    7-8    S 65º 12'E    3,139.05 m.

    8-9    N 41º 13'E    5,431.80 m.

    9-10    N 20º 30'E    6,987.54 m.

    10-11    N 66º 15'W    4,208.18 m.

    11-12    S 57º 19'W    2,751.42 m.

    12-13    N 35º 06'W    2,596.89 m.

    13-14    N 00º 02'E    124.71 m.

    14-15    N 40º 00'E    1,125.84 m.

    15-16    N 31º 26'W    170.10 m.

    16-17    S 08º 02'W    2,008.74 m.

    17-18    N 78º 31'W    2,130.52 m.

    18-19    S 60º 21'W    2,989.05 m.

    19-20    S 12º 05'W    2,830.91 m.

    20-1    S 77º 52'W    4,361.37 m.

Sec. 3.    The Municipality of Sibunag shall acquire corporate existence upon ratification by a majority of the votes cast in a plebiscite to be conducted in the municipalities affected within ninety (90) days after approval of this Act.  The Commission on Elections shall conduct and supervise the plebiscite.  The expenses to be incurred for the said plebiscite shall be charged to provincial funds.

Sec. 4.    Upon approval of the creation of the new municipality by majority of the votes cast in the plebiscite, the mayor, the vice-mayor, and the members of the sangguniang bayan shall be appointed by the President of the Philippines, upon recommendation of the governor of the Province of Guimaras, and shall discharge their official functions until their successors shall have been elected and qualified.

Sec. 5.    This Act shall take effect upon its approval.

Approved: February 20, 1995

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