MANILA - President Rodrigo Duterte has signed into law a measure that would create a separate legislative district for General Santos City.
The city, currently part of the first district of South Cotabato, will compose the third legislative district of the province under Republic Act 11243, which Duterte signed on March 11. The new law was made public Wednesday.
Polomolok, Tampakan, and Tupi remain to be part of the first legislative district, while Koronadal City, Banga, Lake Sebu, Norala, Santo Niño, Surallah, Tantangan, and T’Boli comprise the second legislative district.
The incumbent lawmakers of the first and second legislative districts will continue to represent the districts until new representatives are elected.
The Commission on Elections shall issue the necessary rules and regulations to implement this act within 30 days after its effectivity.