Bukidnon Online.com Exclusive: Congressmen Flores and Paras on proposed Bukidnon 4th District – It will pass

BUKIDNON NEWS | BUKIDNON ONLINE EXCLUSIVE – Bukidnon Online first broke the news about the approval of House Bill 5236 HERE. In this article, BukidnonOnline.com shared with you all that House Bill 5236 has already been approved on the third reading at the House of Representatives (Lower Congress).

House Bill 5236 is also known as the Act Re-Apportioning the Province of Bukidnon Into Four Legislative Districts.

This means that the proposal to add a new district to the province has already been approved in the Lower Congress and will now be forwarded to the Senate. Once the Senate approves it, President Noynoy Aquino needs to sign it into law. The proposed Bukidnon Fourth District will be composed of Valencia City, Kalilangan and Pangantucan.

Bukidnon Online got in touch with two Bukidnon congressmen – Rep. Florencio T. Flores, Jr. (Second District) and Rep. Jesus Paras (First District) – and here’s what they have to say:

“The creation of the fourth district of Bukidnon has been passed by the HOR (House of Representatives),” Flores confirmed.

The Bukidnon Second District Congressman also shared to BukidnonOnline.com that he, along with the two other Bukidnon congressmen (Rep. Jess Paras and Rep. Joey Zubiri) visited Senator Bongbong Marcos and Senator TG Guingona III to endorse the House Bill.

Senator Bongbong Marcos is the chairman of the Senate Committee on Local Government.

“We requested that they facilitate the Senate approval so as the new district will be approved before the 2013 election.”

“The creation of the Bukidnon Fourth District will give a big boost to the growth and progress of the province because it will gain not only politically but most of all, economically,” Flores said.

When asked of the bill’s chances to become a law, Flores told BukidnonOnline.com: “It will pass.”

Bukidnon First District Congressman Jess Paras, for his part, told BukidnonOnline.com that he was supportive of the measure because “the creation of the fourth district would mean more programs and projects for Bukidnon.”

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