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ACT NO. 711
|REPUBLIC ACT NO. 711 - AN ACT TO
CREATE THE PROVINCES OF ZAMBOANGA DEL NORTE AND ZAMBOANGA DEL SUR
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|Section 1. The
Province of Zamboanga is hereby divided into two provinces, to be known
as Zamboanga del Norte and Zamboanga del Sur, in the following manner:
The Province of Zamboanga del Norte shall consist of that portion of
the present Province of Zamboanga which comprises the municipalities of
Dapitan, Rizal, Dipolog, Katipunan, Sindangan, Labason, Siocon,
Polanco, New Pinan, Liloy, and Manukan.
The Province of Zamboanga del Sur shall consist of the other portion of
the present Province of Zamboanga comprising the municipalities of
Molave, Aurora, Labangan, Pagadian, Dimataling, Margosatubig, Ipil,
Kabasalan, Dinas, Molangas and Alicia.
Sec. 2. The capital of Zamboanga del Norte shall
be Dipolog and that of Zamboanga del Sur shall be Pagadian.
Sec. 3. Except as hereinafter provided, the
provisions of law now or hereafter applicable to the regularly
organized provinces shall be applicable to the provinces of Zamboanga
del Norte and Zamboanga del Sur.
Sec. 4. The elective provincial officials of the
present Province of Zamboanga elected at the last general election for
local officials shall continue to govern the Province of Zamboanga del
Norte until their successors shall have been elected in the next
general election and shall have qualified. The provincial governor, the
provincial treasurer, and the provincial fiscal of Zamboanga del Norte
shall continue to receive the salaries they are receiving at the time
of the approval of this Act, until a new readjustment of salaries is
affected in accordance with existing law: Provided, That in the
readjustment of salaries all the personnel of the two provinces should
receive the minimum salary or compensation provided by the Minimum Wage
Sec. 5. The first provincial governor and members
of the provincial board of the Province of Zamboanga del Sur shall be
appointed by the President of the Philippines with the consent of the
Commission on Appointments, and shall hold office until their
successors shall have been elected at the next general election and
shall have qualified.
Sec. 6. Upon the approval of this Act, the funds,
assets and other properties and the obligations of the Province of
Zamboanga shall be divided equitably between the Province of Zamboanga
del Norte and the Province of Zamboanga del Sur by the President of the
Philippines upon the recommendation of the Auditor General.
Sec. 7. The cities of Basilan and Zamboanga shall
form part of the representative district of Zamboanga del Sur.
Sec. 8. The present representative for Zamboanga
shall continue to be the representative of the Province of Zamboanga
del Norte, the Province of Zamboanga del Sur, and of the cities of
Basilan and Zamboanga until the expiration of his term of office.
Sec. 9. This Act shall take effect upon its
Approved: June 6, 1952
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