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[ Act No. 953, October 22, 1903 ]

AN ACT REDUCING THE THIRTY-FOUR MUNICIPALITIES OF THE PROVINCE OF SURIGAO TO TWENTY-NINE.

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

SECTION 1. The thirty-four municipalities of the Province of Surigao shall, in accordance with the provisions of this Act, be reduced to twenty-nine, as follows:
  1. The municipality of Surigao shall consist of its present territory and that of the municipality of Anao-aon, with the seat of the municipal government at the present municipality of Surigao.

  2. The municipality of Cabarbaran shall consist of its present territory and that of the municipalities of Tubay and Jabonga, with the seat of the municipal government at the present municipality of Cabarbaran.

  3. The municipality of Nasipit shall preserve its present boundaries.

  4. The municipality of Butuan shall preserve its present boundaries.

  5. The municipality of Veruela shall preserve its present boundaries.

  6. The municipality of Talacogon shall preserve its present boundaries.

  7. The municipality of Loreto shall preserve its present boundaries.

  8. The municipality of Nonoc shall preserve its present boundaries.

  9. The municipality of Dinagat shall preserve its present boundaries.

  10. The municipality of Sapao shall preserve its present boundaries.

  11. The municipality of Numancia shall preserve its present boundaries.

  12. The municipality of Cabuntog shall preserve its present boundaries.

  13. The municipality of Dapa shall preserve its present boundaries.

  14. The municipality of Mainit shall preserve its present boundaries.

  15. The municipality of Bacuag shall preserve its present boundaries.

  16. The municipality of Taganaan shall preserve its present boundaries.

  17. The municipality of Placer shall preserve its present boundaries.

  18. The municipality of Claver shall preserve its present boundaries.

  19. The municipality of Gigaquit shall preserve its present boundaries.

  20. The municipality of Cortes shall consist of its present territory and that of the municipality of Tigao, with the seat of the municipal government at the present municipality of Cortes.

  21. The municipality of Tandag shall preserve its present boundaries.

  22. The municipality of La Paz shall consist of its present territory and that of the barrio of Marijatac in the present municipality of Lianga, with the seat of the municipal government at the present barrio of Cagaet in the present municipality of La Paz.

  23. The municipality of Tago shall preserve its present boundaries.

  24. The municipality of Bislig shall consist of its present territory and that of the municipality of Linguig, with the seat of the municipal government at the present municipality of Bislig.

  25. The municipality of Hinatuan shall preserve its present boundaries.

  26. The municipality of Cantilan shall preserve its present boundaries.

  27. The municipality of Carrascal shall preserve its present boundaries.

  28. The municipality of Lanuza shall preserve its present boundaries.

  29. The municipality of Lianga shall embrace its present territory except the barrio of Marijatac hereinbefore transferred to the municipality of La Paz.
SEC. 2. The municipal elections in each of the new municipalities of Surigao, Cabarbaran, Cortes, La Paz, Bislig, and Lianga 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 paragraphs numbered one, two, twenty, twenty-two, twenty-four and twenty-nine of section one of this Act shall be therein 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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