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ACT NO. 5554
REPUBLIC ACT NO. 5554 - AN
ACT AMENDING REPUBLIC ACT NUMBERED FOUR THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED AND
THIRTY-FOUR, ENTITLED, "AN ACT CREATING THE SUBPROVINCE OF QUIRINO IN
THE PROVINCE OF NUEVA VIZCAYA," AND FOR OTHER SIMILAR PURPOSES
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1. Section one, two, three, four, five and six of
Republic Act Numbered Four thousand seven hundred and thirty-four are
hereby amended to read as follows:
"Section 1. The Municipalities of Diffun, Saguday,
Aglipay, Maddela and Cabarroguis are hereby constituted into a
subprovince of the Province of Nueva Vizcaya, to be known as Quirino
"Sec. 2. The capital of Quirino Subprovince shall be
the Municipality of Cabarroguis which is hereby created to consist of
the following barrios and sitios: Gundaway, San Marcos, and
Mangandingay, to be separated from the Municipality of Diffun; Zamora,
Villamor, Burgos, Del Pilar, Eden, Banuar, Mangandingay, Dabibi, Tucod,
Dingasan, Bekebik, Malini, Capellangan, to be separated from the
Municipality of Aglipay.
"The seat of the Municipal government of Cabarroguis shall be the
territory comprising Barrios Gundaway and Zamora.
"The first mayor, vice-mayor and councilors of the Municipality of
Cabarroguis shall be elected in the general elections of November,
nineteen hundred seventy-one."
"Sec. 3. There is hereby created the position of
governor who shall be the chief executive officer of the sub-provincial
government. The governor shall be elected by the qualified voters of
the subprovince, and shall exercise the powers and discharge the duties
which belong to the office of chief executive in provinces which are
"Sec. 4. Quirino Subprovince shall constitute a
separate engineering district and a separate school division. There
shall also be established other national or provincial offices in the
same manner as though it were a regularly organized
"Sec. 5. There is hereby created a Provincial Board
composed of the governor who shall be the presiding officer of the
Board, and two other members, to be elected by the qualified voters of
"There shall be a secretary of the Provincial Board who shall have the
same duties and powers and possess the same qualifications as those
prescribed for regularly organized provinces.
"Pertinent provisions of law applicable to regularly organized
provinces shall govern the Provincial Board insofar as powers, duties,
qualification, compensation, meetings, tenure and other matters are
"The Provincial Board shall fix the compensation of the governor, the
members of the Provincial Board, and of the other officials and
employees of the subprovince in accordance with law.
"Sec. 6. The other sub-provincial officials shall be
appointed in accordance with existing laws or regulations."
Sec. 2. Section seven of the same Act is hereby
redesignated as Section twelve, after which new sections are hereby
inserted therein which shall read as follows:
"Sec. 7. Quirino Subprovince shall receive the share
in taxes and allotments equal to what it would receive if it were a
regularly organized province.
"Sec. 8. The voters of the subprovince shall not
participate in the election of provincial officials of Nueva Vizcaya.
"Sec. 9. Until otherwise provided by law, Quirino
Subprovince shall continue as part of the representative district of
Sec. 3. The provisions of this Act pertaining to
the establishment of the Provincial Board and separation from the
Province of Nueva Vizcaya insofar as provincial administration is
concerned and the retention of the subprovince as part of the
representative district of Nueva Vizcaya shall be submitted for
approval in a plebiscite to coincide with the elections of nineteen
hundred sixty-nine and shall be deemed approved if a majority of the
votes cast in said plebiscite are in the affirmative.
Sec. 4. If the matters submitted are approved in
the plebiscite, the first governor and members of the Provincial Board
of Quirino Subprovince shall be elected in the general elections of
nineteen hundred seventy-one.
Sec. 5. The appropriation necessary for the
plebiscite mentioned in Section three hereof shall be deemed included
in the funds set aside for the elections of November eleven, nineteen
Sec. 6. This Act shall take effect upon its
Approved: June 21, 1969.
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