PHILIPPINE LAWS, STATUTES AND CODES - CHAN ROBLES VIRTUAL LAW LIBRARY
REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7472 - AN ACT AMENDING SECTION 1 OF REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7154 ENTITLED 'AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION FOURTEEN OF BATAS PAMBANSA BILANG 129, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE JUDICIARY REORGANIZATION ACT OF 1981' BY RESTORING THE REGIONAL TRIAL COURT BRANCH IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF CANDON AND CREATING TWO ADDITIONAL REGIONAL TRIAL COURT BRANCHES IN THE PROVINCE OF ILOCOS SUR, AND PROVIDING FUNDS THEREFORE
1. Section 14, paragraph (a), of Batas Pambansa
Bilang 129 as amended, is hereby further amended to read as
"(a) Seventy-two Regional Trial Judges shall be commissioned for the First Judicial Region. There shall be:
"Three branches with seats thereat for the Province of Abra, with seats at Bangued and Bucay;
"Fourteen branches with seats thereat for the Province of Benguet and the City of Baguio, with seats at Baguio City, La Trinidad and Buguias;
"Ten branches with seats thereat for the Province of Ilocos Norte and the City of Laoag, with seats at Laoag City, Batac, and Bangui;
"Eight branches with seats thereat for the Province of Ilocos Sur, with seats at Vigan, Narvacan, Candon, Cabugao, and Tagudin;
"Eleven branches with seats thereat for the Province of La Union, with seats at San Fernando, Agoo, Bauang, and Balaoan;
"Two branches with seats thereat for Mountain Province, with seats at Bontoc; and
"Twenty-four branches with seats thereat for the Province of Pangasinan and the Cities of Dagupan and San Carlos, with seats at Lingayen, Dagupan City, Urdaneta, Villasis, Tayug, Rosales, Alaminos, Burgos, and San Carlos City."
Sec. 2. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.
Approved: May 5, 1992