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| REPUBLIC ACT NO. 8528 - AN ACT
AMENDING CERTAIN SectionS OF REPUBLIC ACT NUMBERED 7720 - AN ACT
CONVERTING THE MUNICIPALITY OF SANTIAGO INTO AN INDEPENDENT COMPONENT
CITY TO BE KNOWN AS THE CITY OF SANTIAGO
1. Section 2 of Republic Act No. 7720 is hereby
amended by deleting the words "an independent" thereon so that said
Section will read as follows:
"Section 2. The City of Santiago. — The Municipality of Santiago shall be converted into a component city to be known as the City of Santiago, hereinafter referred to as the City, which shall comprise of the present territory of the Municipality of Santiago, Isabela. The territorial jurisdiction of the City shall be within the present metes and bounds of the Municipality of Santiago."
Section 2. Section 51 of Republic Act No. 7720 is hereby amended deleting the entire section and in its stead substitute the following:
"Section 51. Election of Provincial Governor, Vice-Governor, Sangguniang Panlalawigan Members, and any Elective Provincial Position for the Province of Isabela. — The voters of the City of Santiago shall be qualified to vote in the elections of the Provincial Governor, Vice-Governor, Sangguniang Panlalawigan members and other elective provincial positions of the Province of Isabela, and any such qualified voter can be a candidate for such provincial positions and any elective provincial office."
Section 3. Repealing Clause. — All existing laws or parts thereof inconsistent with the provisions of this Act are hereby repealed or modified accordingly.
Section 4. Effectivity. — This Act shall take effect upon its approval.
Approved: February 14, 1998