Duterte signs law splitting Agusan del Norte into 2 legislative districts

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By Prince Golez

President Rodrigo Duterte has signed Republic Act No. (RA) 11714, a measure seeking to reapportion Agusan del Norte.

Duterte signed RA 11714 on April 27, 2022.

The law states that the Province of Agusan del Norte will be reapportioned into the lone legislative district of the City of Butuan and the legislative district of the Province of Agusan del Norte.

The province shall consist of the City of Cabadbaran and the municipalities of Las Nieves, Buenavista, Carmen, Jabonga, Kitcharao, Magallanes, Nasipit, Remedios T. Romualdez, Santiago, and Tubay, it furthered.

“The incumbent representatives of the first and second legislative districts of the Agusan del Norte shall continue to represent their respective legislative districts until the expiration of their term of office,” RA 11714 said.

The Commission on Elections is tasked to issue the necessary rules and regulations to implement the law.

The reapportionment of the province will take effect in the 2025 national and local elections.