BUKIDNON NEWS – Are you in favor of a fourth legislative district in Bukidnon? Why or why not? This is what Bukidnon Online is interested to know from all of you – our loyal subscribers and readers.
For those unfamiliar with this issue, there’s a proposal to create a fourth legislative district in Bukidnon. The proposal has been lodged before the Sangguniang Panlalawigan not too long ago. In fact, a consultative meeting has already been conducted last month (January 2011). The consultative meeting was led by Bukidnon Vice Governor Jose Zubiri, Jr. and was attended by Bukidnon city and municipal mayors, barangay captains, barangay kagawads and other stakeholders.
According to Resolution No. 2010-252, the proposed Bukidnon 4th district is imperative because:
(1) The second (2nd ) district of Bukidnon has grown so big already that its actual population is 474,943 as of 2007;
(2) the Province of Bukidnon has now two (2) component cities that are all situated in the 2nd district of Bukidnon, specifically, Malaybalay City and Valencia City;
(3) there is an urgent need to create a 4th legislative district in the Province of Bukidnon that would basically divide the towns to be taken out from the 1st district, 2nd district and 3rd district;
(4) the Province of Bukidnon has a total population of 1,190,284 as of 2007 consensus.
Under this new proposal, the 1st Legislative District will be composed of Baungon, Sumilao, Manolo Fortich, Malitbog, Talakag, Libona and Impasugong. The 3rd Legislative District shall compose the following; Damulog, Dangcagan, Don Carlos, Maramag, Kibawe, Kitaotao and Quezon.
On the other hand, these will comprise the proposed new second district: Cabanglasan, Lantapan, Malaybalay City and San Fernando.
Meanwhile, the proposed 4th district will be composed of Kalilangan, Pangantucan, Kadingilan and Valencia City.
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