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|REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7878 - AN ACT
CONVERTING THE SUB-PROVINCES OF KALINGA AND APAYAO INTO REGULAR
PROVINCES TO BE KNOWN AS THE PROVINCE OF KALINGA AND THE PROVINCE OF
APAYAO, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT NO. 4695
|Section 1. The sub-provinces of Kalinga and Apayao are hereby
converted into regular provinces, to be known as the Province of
Kalinga and the Province of Apayao.
Sec. 2. The Province of Kalinga shall comprise the present sub-province of Kalinga consisting of the municipalities of Balbalan, Lubuagan, Pasil, Pinukpuk, Rizal, Tanudan, Tabuk, and Tinglayan.
Sec. 3. The Province of Apayao shall comprise the present sub-province of Apayao consisting of the municipalities of Calanasan, Conner, Kabugao, Flora, Pudtol, Luna, and Sta. Marcela.
Sec. 4. The provincial capital of the Province of Kalinga shall be Tabuk and that of the Province of Apayao shall be Kabugao.
Sec. 5. Except as hereinafter provided, the provisions of Republic Act No. 7160, otherwise known as the Local Government Code of 1991, and all other laws pertaining to and applicable to regularly organized provinces shall apply to the provinces of Kalinga and Apayao.
Sec. 6. The incumbent elective provincial officials of Kalinga-Apayao shall be assigned to and shall perform their duties in the same positions in the corresponding new province to which the said elective provincial officials reside in or belong to as a member of a particular tribe or ethnic group inhabiting the province: provided, that they shall continue to receive the salaries they are receiving at the time of the approval of this Act until the new readjustment of salaries in accordance with existing law: provided, further, that where a position in a new province becomes vacant as a consequence of the conversion, all officials as may be necessary to fill in any vacancies in elective positions for the two (2) provinces shall, for the time being, be appointed by the President of the Philippines, and shall hold office until their successors shall have been elected in the election for the local officials following the approval of this Act and shall have qualified.
Sec. 7. The present appointive officers and employees of the Province of Kalinga-Apayao shall likewise perform their respective duties as such in any of the two (2) provinces herein created which they shall individually choose within thirty (30) days from the date of approval hereof: provided, that they shall continue to receive the salaries they are receiving at the time of the approval of this Act until the new readjustment of salaries in accordance with the law. Such appointive officers and employees as may be necessary to organize, or to complete the government personnel of either province shall be appointed as provided by law.
Sec. 8. Upon the approval of this Act, the fund, assets, and other properties and the obligations of the Province of Kalinga-Apayao shall be equitably divided between the Province of Kalinga and the Province of Apayao by the President of the Philippines upon recommendation of the Commission on Audit.
Sec. 9. The incumbent representative for
Kalinga-Apayao at the time of the approval of this Act shall continue
to be the representative of the Province of Kalinga and the Province of
Apayao until the expiration of his term of office. Thereafter, the
Province of Kalinga shall have its own legislative district with its
first representative to be elected in the national election after the
passage of this Act. The Province of Apayao shall likewise become
a new legislative district with its first representative to be elected
at the same election.
Approved: February 14, 1995