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REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7897

REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7897 - AN ACT CREATING THE MUNICIPALITY OF SAN LORENZO IN THE PROVINCE OF GUIMARAS



Section 1.    Barangays Suclaran, Cabungahan, M. Chavez, San Enrique, and Gaban in the Municipality of Buenavista; and barangays Cabano, Constancia, Igcauayan, Aguilar, Sebario, Tamborong, and Sapal in the Municipality of Jordan, Province of Guimaras, are hereby separated from their respective municipalities and constituted into a distinct and independent municipality to be known as the Municipality of San Lorenzo.  The temporary seat of government of the new municipality shall be in Barangay M. Chavez.

Sec. 2.    The Municipality of San Lorenzo is described as follows:

    COR.    LATITUDE    LONGITUDE    LOCATION

    1    10° 37'20.25"    122° 40'09.16"    On the northern part of
                Barangay Gaban and 1/2 of
                Barangay Tamborong

    2    10° 38'38.52"    122° 42'28.01"    On 1/2 of Barangay Gaban

    3    10° 39'30.06"    122° 42'10.16"    On the boundary of
                Barangay East Valencia

    4    10° 39'30.16"    122° 43'05.10"    On the boundary of
                Barangay East Valencia
                along Guimaras Strait

    5    10° 38'40.08"    122° 43'06.10"    On the eastern part of
                Guimaras Strait

    6    10° 37'10.01"    122° 43'08.10"    On the eastern part of
                Guimaras Strait

    7    10° 35'25.02"    122° 42'39.40"    On the mouth of
                Cabano River

    8    10° 32'45.10"    122° 41'32.70"    On BBM 75 easterly part
                of Guimaras Strait

    9    10° 31'50.25"    122° 41'00.00"    On BBM 81 along
                Guihawiran River
                (Sebario River) Barangay
                Sebaste

    10    10° 32'42.32"    122° 39'00.00"    On the Sebario River
                along BBM 62

    11    10° 31'45.50"    122° 37'48.08"    On the boundary of
                Barangays Maabay and
                Millan

    12    10° 32'10.61"    122° 37'33.40"    On BBM 56 along 
                Barangay Millan

    13    10° 33'00.00"    122° 37'34.63"    On BBM 40 along
                Barangay Millan

    14    10° 34'00.00"    122° 38'21.60"    On BBM 86 along
                Barangay Millan

    15    10° 34'46.50"    122° 37'56.01"    On BBM 73 along
                Barangay Millan

    16    10° 34'45.73"    122° 37'17.00"    On BBM 74 along
                Barangay Millan

    17    10° 35'00.00"    122° 35'38.03"    On BBM 17 along 
                Barangays San Miguel,
                Tanglad, and Millan

    18    10° 35'27.62"    122° 35'34.36"    On BBM 16 along
                Barangay San Miguel

    19    10° 35'37.56"    122° 36'20.92"    On BBM 15 along
                Barangays San Miguel
                and Alaguisoc

    20    10° 37'43.72"    122° 36'49.06"    On BBM 14 along Lawog
                River, Barangay
                Alaguisoc

    21    10° 37'43.72"    122° 36'49.06"    On Barangay Alaguisoc
                and 1/2 of Barangay
                Tamborong to Cor. 1

    LINE    BEARING    DISTANCE

    1 - 2    N 54° 25' E    4,056.01 m.

    2 - 3    N 19° 00' E    1,580.40 m.

    3 - 4    N 87° 13' E    2,046.01 m.

    4 - 5    S 28° 25' E    1,956.46 m.

    5 - 6    S 06° 07' E    3,002.72 m.

    6 - 7    S 24° 31' W    3,610.96 m.

    7 - 8    S 24° 34' W    4,194.60 m.

    8 - 9    S 26° 06' W    1,956.40 m.

    9 - 10    N 66° 15' W    4,208.18 m.

    10 - 11    N 57° 19' W    2,751.42 m.

    11 - 12    N 35° 06' W    2,596.89 m.

    12 - 13    N 00° 02' W    124.71 m.

    13 - 14    N 40° 00' E    1,125.84 m.

    14 - 15    N 31° 26' W    170.10 m.

    15 - 16    S 08° 02' W    1,008.74 m.

    16 - 17    N 78° 31' W    1,130.52 m.

    17 - 18    N 40° 00' W    1,108.26 m.

    18 - 19    N 58° 38' E    1,160.66 m.

    19 - 20    N 42° 01' E    3,000.18 m.

    20 - 21    N 52° 57' W    1,254.11 m.

    21 - 1    N 43° 46' E    2,687.20 m.

Sec. 3.    The Municipality of San Lorenzo 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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