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/ 82 OG No. 5, 806 (February 3, 1985)
[ BATAS PAMBANSA BLG. 885, December 03, 1985 ]
AN ACT CREATING A NEW PROVINCE IN THE ISLAND OF NEGROS TO BE KNOWN AS THE PROVINCE OF NEGROS DEL NORTE.
Be it enacted by the Batasang Pambansa in session assembled:
SECTION 1. The cities of Silay, Cadiz, and San Carlos and the
municipalities of Calatrava, Toboso, Escalante, Sagay, Manapla,
Victorias, E.B. Magalona, and Salvador Benedicto, all in the northern
portion of the Island of Negros, are hereby separated from the Province
of Negros Occidental and constituted into a new province to be known as
the Province of Negros del Norte.
SEC. 2. The boundaries of the new province shall be the southern
limits of the City of Silay, the Municipality of Salvador Benedicto and
the City of San Carlos on the south and the territorial limits of the
northern portion of the Island of Negros on the west, north and east,
comprising a territory of 4,019.95 square kilometers more or less.
SEC. 3. The seat of government of the new province shall be the City
SEC. 4. A plebiscite shall be conducted in the proposed new province
which are the areas affected within a period of one hundred and twenty
days from the approval of this Act. After the ratification of the
creation of the Province of Negros del Norte by majority of the votes
cast in such plebiscite, the President of the Philippines shall appoint
the first officials of the new province.
SEC. 5. The Commission on Elections shall conduct and supervise the
plebiscite herein provided, the expenses for which shall be charged to
SEC. 6. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.
Approved: December 3, 1985.
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