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[ Act No. 952, October 22, 1903 ]

AN ACT REDUCING THE FIFTY-SEVEN MUNICIPALITIES OF THE PROVINCE OF CEBU TO FORTY-ONE.

By authority of the United States, be it enacted by the Philippine Commission, that:

SECTION 1. The fifty-seven municipalities of the Province of Cebu shall, in accordance with the provisions of this Act, be reduced to forty-one, as follows:
  1. The municipality of Cebu shall consist of its present territory and that of the municipalities of Talamban and El Pardo, with the seat of the municipal government at the present municipality of Cebu.

  2. The municipality of Mandaue shall consist of its present territory and that of the municipality of Consolacion, with the seat of the municipal government at the present municipality of Mandaue.

  3. The municipality of Liloan shall consist of its present territory and that of the municipality of Compostela, with the seat of the municipal government at the present municipality of Liloan.

  4. The municipality of Catmon shall consist of its present territory and that of the municipality of Sogod, with the seat of the municipal government at the present municipality of Catmon.

  5. The municipality of Dalaguete shall consist of its present territory and that of the municipality of Alcoy, with the seat of the municipal government at the present municipality of Dalaguete.

  6. The municipality of Oslob shall consist of its present territory and that of the municipalities of Nueva Caceres and Santander, with the seat of the municipal government at the present municipality of Oslob.

  7. The municipality of Samboan shall consist of its present territory and that of the municipality of San Sebastian, with the seat of the municipal government at the present municipality of Samboan.

  8. The municipality of Moalbual shall consist of its present territory and that of the municipality of Alcantara, with the seat of the municipal government at the present municipality of Moalbual.

  9. The municipality of Dumanjug shall, consist of its present territory and that of the municipality of Ronda, with the seat of the municipal government at the present municipality of Dumanjug.

  10. The municipality of Bantayan shall consist of its present territory and that of the municipalities of Santa Fe and Madri-dejos, with the seat of the municipal government at the present municipality of Bantayan.

  11. The municipality of Opon shall consist of its present territory and that of the municipalities of Santa Rosa and Cordova, with the seat of the municipal government at the present municipality of Opon.

  12. The municipality of Tudela shall consist of its present territory and that of the municipality of Poro, with the seat of the municipal government at the present municipality of Tudela.

  13. The municipalities of Alegria, Aloguinsan, Argao, Asturias, Badian, Balamban, Barili, Boljo-on, Borbon, Bogo, Carcar, Carmen, Daan-Bantayan, Danao, Ginatilan, Malabuyoc, Medellin, Minglanilla, Naga, Pilar, Pinamungajan, San Fernando, San Francisco, San Remigio, Sibonga, Tabogon, Talisay, Tuburan, and Toledo shall consist respectively of their present territories and with their respective seats of government as now established.
SEC. 2. The municipal elections in each of the new municipalities shall be held in accordance with the rules contained in Act Numbered Seven hundred and thirty, as amended by Act Numbered Nine hundred and twenty-eight. When the new municipal officials shall have been elected and shall have qualified, the present organization of each of the municipalities mentioned in the first twelve paragraphs of section one of this Act shall he thereby abolished, and all offices held by virtue of their present organization shall be vacant and abolished, so that all the present municipal officials shall cease to hold office as soon as the new officials shall have taken the oath of office. Until the officials elected for the new municipalities, as described in section one, shall have qualified, the present organization of the existing municipalities shall continue.

SEC. 3. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty-sixth, nineteen hundred.

SEC. 4. This Act shall take effect on its passage.

Enacted, October 22, 1903.

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