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|REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7891 - AN ACT
DIVIDING THE PROVINCE OF ISABELA INTO TWO PROVINCES NAMELY: ISABELA DEL
NORTE AND ISABELA DEL SUR
|Section 1. The municipalities of Cabagan, Delfin Albano,
Divilican, Ilagan, Maconacon, Palanan, San Pablo, Sta. Maria, Sto.
Tomas, Tumauini, Aurora, Benito Soliven, Burgos, Gamu, Mallig,
Naguilian, Quezon, Quirino, Roxas, San Miguel, and San Mariano are
hereby segregated and constituted into a separate province to be known
as Isabela del Norte (1st and 2nd Congressional Districts). While
the municipalities of Alicia, Angadanan, Cabatuan, Cauayan, Luna, Reina
Mercedes, San Guillermo, San Mateo, Cordon, Dinapigue, Echague, Jones,
Ramon, San Agustin, and San Isidro will now be called Isabela del Sur
(3rd and 4th Congressional Districts).
Sec. 2. Law Applicable to the Province. — Except as otherwise herein provided, all provisions of law now or hereafter applicable to regularly organized provinces shall be applicable to the provinces of Isabela del Norte and Isabela del Sur.
Sec. 3. Provincial Capital. — The provincial capital of Isabela del Norte shall be the Municipality of Ilagan while Isabela del Sur will be the Municipality of Cauayan. The former (Isabela del Norte) already has an existing capitol building while Isabela del Sur's capitol shall be established within a government lot thereat.
Sec. 4. Plebiscite. — The creation of the provinces of Isabela del Norte and Isabela del Sur as provided in this Act shall be subject to the approval of the majority of the votes cast by the voters of the affected areas in a plebiscite to be conducted by the Commission on Elections within one hundred twenty (120) days from the day of the effectivity of this Act as provided in Section 10 of the Local Government Code of 1991.
Sec. 5. Elective Provincial Officials. — Should
the majority of the voters favor the division as shown in the
plebiscite abovementioned, a set of provincial officials of the new
province (Isabela del Norte) shall be elected in a special election to
be held within sixty (60) days after the plebiscite.
Sec. 6. The expenses for the plebiscite to be conducted herein and the subsequent special election shall be defrayed by the Province of Isabela.
Sec. 7. Appointive Provincial Officials. — All
qualified appointive officials and employees in the career service of
the province shall continue in office in accordance with civil service
laws, rules and regulations.
Sec. 8. Assets and Liabilities. — Upon the effectivity of this Act, the obligations, funds, assets and other properties of the present Province of Isabela shall be divided proportionately between the Province of Isabela del Norte and the Province of Isabela del Sur by the President of the Philippines upon the recommendation of the Commission on Audit.
Sec. 9. Effectivity. — This Act shall take effect
within fifteen (15) days after its complete publication in filipino and
english in at least two (2) newspapers of general circulation.
Approved: February 20, 1995