President Rodrigo Duterte has signed into law a bill that splits Southern Leyte into two legislative districts ahead of the May 2019 polls.
Republic Act 11198 reapportions Southern Leyte into two legislative districts, which are divided as follows:
First Legislative District
Second Legislative District
The incumbent representative of the lone legislative district of Southern Leyte shall continue to represent the district until the new representatives of the two new districts shall have been duly elected and qualified.