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[ Act No. 1556, October 31, 1906 ]

AN ACT INCREASING THE NUMBER OF MUNICIPALITIES IN THE PROVINCE OF PANGASINAN FROM THIRTY-TWO TO FORTY-ONE, BY RECONSTITUTING CERTAIN MUNICIPALITIES IN SAID PROVINCE, AND GIVING TO EACH THE TERRITORY WHICH IT COMPRISED PRIOR TO THE PASSAGE OF ACT NUMBERED NINE HUNDRED AND THIRTY-ONE.

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

SECTION  1. The  thirty-two municipalities  of the Province of Pangasinan shall, in accordance with the provisions of this Act, be increased to forty-one, by separating the former municipalities  of  Aguilar,  Alava.  Balungao,  Natividad,  Santa  Barbara,  Santa  Maria, San Manuel, San Jacinto, and Urbiztondo, from the present municipalities of Salasa, San Fabian, Eosales, San Nicolas, Calasiao,  Tayug,   Asingan,   Manaoag,   and  Mangatarem,  respectively, reconstituting the said former municipalities and giving to each the territory which it comprised prior to the passage of Act Numbered Nine hundred and thirty-one

SEC. 2. The municipal elections for the reconstituted municipalities of Aguilar, Alava, Balungao, Natividad, Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, San Manuel, San Jacinto, and Urhiztoudo shall be held at the time of the next regular elections in the Province of Pangasinan in accordance with the rules contained in Act Numbered Seven hundred and thirty, as amended by Act Numbered Nine hundred and twenty-eight, but the officials thus elected shall not take office nor shall the said reconstituted municipalities come into existence until the first Monday in January following said - elections. The changes herein provided for shall in no way interfere with the number of officials to be elected or with the holding in the regular manner of the municipal elections in the municipalities of Salasa, San Fabian, Resales, San Nicolas, Calasiao, Tayug, Asingan, Manaoag, and Mangatarem, unless through the operation of this Act the class of said municipalities, as fixed under section four of the Municipal Code, is raised or lowered, in which ease the number of councilors elected shall be as prescribed in Act Numbered Fourteen hundred and thirty-three.

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 31, 1906.

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