MANILA - President Rodrigo Duterte has signed a law reapportioning Cavite into 8 legislative districts, ahead of the 2019 national and local elections.
According to Republic Act 11069, signed by Duterte on Sept. 14, the 8 legislative districts are as follows:
- Cavite City
- General Mariano Alvarez
- Trece Martires City
- Tagaytay City
- General Aguinaldo
The law, which repeals RA 9727 signed by former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, makes General Trias City into a legislative district on its own. The composition of the first five districts, meanwhile, were left untouched.
The law states that the incumbent representatives of the 6th and 7th legislative districts shall continue to represent their districts until new representatives are elected.