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ACT NO. 8473
|REPUBLIC ACT NO. 8473 - AN ACT
CREATING THE MUNICIPALITY OF BRAULIO E. DUJALI IN THE PROVINCE OF
DAVAO, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES
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1. Creation. – There is hereby created a new
municipality within the Third District of the Province of Davao.
Barangays Dujali, New Casay, Tanglaw and a portion of A.O. Floirendo of
the Municipality of Panabo and barangays Cabayangan and Magusiping of
the Municipality of Carmen are hereby separated from their respective
in municipalities and constituted into a distinct and independent
municipality to be known as the Municipality of Braulio E. Dujali.
Sec. 2. Seat of the Municipal Government. – The
seat of government of the new municipality shall be at Barangay Dujali.
Sec. 3. Territorial Jurisdiction. – The
Municipality of Braulio E. Dujali is described as follows: A parcel of
land situated in the Province of Davao, Island of Mindanao,
Philippines: Bounded on the north by the Municipality of Sto. Tomas; on
the south by the Municipality of Carmen; on the east by the
Municipality of Tagum; and on the west by the Municipality of Panabo,
all of the Province of Davao. Beginning at point 1, intersection of
Tadeco and Carmen-Sto. Tomas Roads; thence northwesterly direction
through Carmen-Sto. Tomas Road to Sto. Tomas, Davao, to point 2,
intersection of Carmen-Sto. Tomas Road and highway to Sto. Tomas;
thence northerly direction through highway to Sto. Tomas to point 3
intersection of highway to Sto. Tomas and Balagunan River (Tanglaw
Bridge No. 3); thence north- easterly direction to point 4, center of
Libuganon River (approximate Latitude 7 29' 18.55" N., Longitude
125 44' 10.9E" E.); thence southerly direction downstream through
the course of Libuganon River to point 5, intersection of Tagum-Sto.
Tomas Road and Libuganon River (San Miguel Bridge); thence
southwesterly direction to point 6, with Latitude 7 26' 26.73"
N., Longitude 125 42' 05.45" E.; thence due south to point 7,
with Latitude 7 25' 40.91" N., Longitude 125 42' 03.32" E.;
thence due west to point 8, intersection of Tuganay River with Latitude
7 25' 39.21" N., Longitude 125 40' 22.91" E; thence
southerly direction downstream through the course of Tuganay River to
point 9, junction of Tuganay and Panaga rivers with Latitude 7
24' 11.27" N., Longitude 125 40' 57.97" E.; thence westerly
direction upstream through the course of Panaga River to point 10,
center of Panaga River (approximate Latitude 7 24' 48.55" N.,
Longitude 125 37' 43.64" E.); to point of beginning, containing
an area of ninety-one square kilometers (91 sq. km.), more or less.
Sec. 4. Plebiscite. – The Municipality of Braulio
E. Dujali shall acquire corporate existence upon ratification of its
creation by the majority of the votes cast in a plebiscite to be
conducted in the municipality or municipalities affected within sixty
(60) days after the approval of this Act to be conducted and supervised
by the Commission on Elections. The expenses for the plebiscite shall
be divided between the municipalities of Carmen and Panabo, Province of
Davao del Norte.
Sec. 5. The Set of Officials. – Upon the approval
of the creation of the new municipality by a majority of votes cast in
the plebiscite called for the purpose, the mayor, vice mayor and the
members of the sangguniang bayan shall be appointed by the President of
the Republic of the Philippines in consultation with the representative
of the district affected and the governor of the Province of Davao, and
shall discharge their official functions until their successors shall
have been elected and qualified.
Sec. 6. Transfer of Assets and Liabilities. –
Within a period of four (4) months after the effectivity of this Act,
the Commission on Audit shall determine the proportionate share of the
new municipality in the obligations, funds, assets, and other
Sec. 7. Financial Requirements. – During the first
year of implementation of this Act, the newly created Municipality of
Braulio S. Dujali shall receive from the municipalities of Panabo and
Carmen a proportionate share from their respective internal revenue
allotments allocated pursuant to Sec. 285 of the Local Government
Code, in accordance with the terms and conditions as may be set in the
resolutions to be submitted to the Department of Budget and Management
by the respective sangguniang bayans of the municipalities of Panabo
and Carmen in consultation with the representative of the district and
the governor of the province. Thereafter, the Municipality of Braulio
E. Dujali shall be entitled to an internal revenue allotment as
authorized under the said Local Government Code.
Sec. 8. Applicable Laws. – The Local Government
Code and all other existing laws governing the administration and
operation of the Municipality of Braulio E. Dujali, and all laws,
decrees, executive orders, rules and regulations, or parts thereof
inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed or modified accordingly.
Sec. 9. Effectivity. – This Act shall take effect
immediately upon its approval.
Approved: January 30, 1998
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