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ACT NO. 6394
REPUBLIC ACT NO. 6394 - AN
ACT TO SEPARATE THE SUBPROVINCE OF QUIRINO FROM THE PROVINCE OF NUEVA
VIZCAYA AND CONSTITUTE IT INTO A REGULAR PROVINCE TO BE KNOWN AS THE
PROVINCE OF QUIRINO
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Subprovince of Quirino created under Republic Act Numbered Four
thousand seven hundred and thirty-four, as amended by Republic Act
Numbered Five thousand five hundred and fifty-four, is hereby separated
from the Province of Nueva Vizcaya, and constituted into a province to
be known as the Province of Quirino.
Sec. 2. The capital of the Province of Quirino
shall be the Municipality of Cabarroguis created under Republic Act
Numbered Five thousand five hundred and fifty-four, amending Republic
Act Numbered Four thousand seven hundred and thirty-four.
Sec. 3. The governor, vice-governor and members of
the Provincial Board of the Subprovince of Quirino elected in the
general elections of nineteen hundred and seventy-one shall
automatically become the provincial officials of Quirino and shall hold
office until their successors shall have been elected and qualified.
Sec. 4. The Member of the House of Representatives
for the Province of Quirino shall be elected in the next presidential
elections: provided, that the present Representative for the Lone
District of Nueva Vizcaya shall, during the term of office as
representative, continue to represent the new Province of Quirino. The
delegates to the Constitutional Convention for the Province of Nueva
Vizcaya shall likewise represent the Province of Quirino.
Sec. 5. All provisions of law applicable to
regular provinces at the time of the effectivity of this Act shall be
applicable to the Province of Quirino. Said province shall be within
the jurisdiction of the First Judicial District.
Sec. 6. All funds and assets, obligations and
liabilities pertaining to the Subprovince of Quirino at the time of the
effectivity of this Act shall be transferred to, and assumed by, the
Province of Quirino.
Sec. 7. All government departments, bureaus,
offices, and agencies, including government-owned and controlled
corporations, shall extend maximum assistance to help accelerate the
economic development of this new province.
Sec. 8. The fiscal, division superintendent of
schools, and highway district engineer of the subprovince shall become
the provincial fiscal, division superintendent of schools, and highway
district engineer of the new Province of Quirino.
Sec. 9. All other appointive officials of the
Subprovince of Quirino shall continue to hold their respective offices
in the province herein created except that the heads of the various
offices therein shall continue to be such heads with the corresponding
changes in their official designations.
SECTION 10. There shall be established in said
province other national and provincial offices as prescribed under
existing laws, executive and administrative orders, governing regularly
organized provinces, with their corresponding officials appointed
likewise in accordance with law.
SECTION 11. The new province shall acquire corporate
existence following a plebiscite to coincide with the national or local
elections immediately following the approval of this Act wherein a
majority of the votes cast in the Subprovince of Quirino favor its
separation from the Province of Nueva Vizcaya to be constituted into a
SECTION 12. The provisions of Republic Acts Numbered
Four thousand seven hundred thirty-four and Five thousand five hundred
fifty-four which are inconsistent with any provision of this Act are
SECTION 13. This Act shall take effect upon its
Approved: September 10, 1971
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