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[ Act No. 968, October 31, 1903 ]

AN ACT REPEALING ACTS NUMBERED THREE HUNDRED AND SEVENTY AND THREE HUNDRED AND NINETY-NINE RELATIVE TO THE REDUCTION OF THE NUMBER OF MUNICIPALITIES IN THE PROVINCE OF BOHOL, AND REDUCING THE THIRTY-FIVE EXISTING MUNICIPALITIES IN SAID PROVINCE TO THIRTY-TWO.

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

SECTION 1. Act Numbered Three hundred and seventy, entitled "An Act reducing the thirty-three existing municipalities in the Province of Bohol to fifteen," and Act Numbered Three hundred and ninety-nine, entitled "An Act amending Act Numbered Three hundred and seventy, entitled 'An Act reducing the thirty-three existing municipalities in the Province of Bohol to fifteen,' " which have not yet become operative by reason of the failure of the provincial governor to act thereunder, are hereby repealed; and the thirty-five existing municipalities of the Province of Bohol shall, in accordance with the provisions of this Act, be reduced to thirty-two, as follows:
  1. The municipality of Ubay shall consist of its present territory with the exception of its barrio of Cabulao, and of that part of the present municipality of Ipil which lies on the right bank of the Ipil River, with the seat of the municipal government at the present municipality of Ubay.

  2. The municipality of Talibon shall consist of its present territory and that part of the present municipality of Ipil lying on the left bank of the Ipil River, with the seat of the municipal government at the present municipality of Talibon.

  3. The municipality of Balilihan shall consist of its present territory and of that part of the present municipality of Catigbian which lies on the west bank of the Agutay River, with the seat of the municipal government at the present municipality of Balilihan.

  4. The municipality of Antequera shall consist of its present territory and of that part of the present municipality of Catigbian lying east of Agutay River, with the seat of the municipal government at the present municipality of Antequera.

  5. The municipality of Mabini shall consist of the territory of the present municipality of Batuanan, the barrio of Cabulao in the present municipality of Ubay, and the barrio of Libas in the present municipality of Candijay, with the seat of the municipal government at the present barrio of Libas.

  6. The municipality of Dimiao shall consist of its present territory and of that part of the present municipality of Lila west of a north and south dividing line which shall run immediately west of the "casco de la poblacion" of the municipality of Lila, with the seat of the municipal government at the present municipality of Dimiao: Provided, That such line dividing the municipality of Lila shall be immediately run by the supervisor-treasurer of the province, and his survey as reported to the provincial board shall be a final settlement of the proper division.

  7. The municipality of Loay shall consist of its present territory and of that part of the present municipality of Lila east of the line described in the previous paragraph, with the seat of the municipal government at the present municipality of Loay.

  8. The municipality of Candijay shall consist of its present territory except the barrio of Libas, and of that of the barrio of Tugas, in the present municipality of Guindulman, with the seat of the municipal government at the present municipality of Candijay.

  9. The municipality of Batuan shall consist of the territory of the barrio of Batuan in the present municipality of Bilar, with the seat of the municipal government at the present barrio of Batuan.

  10. The municipality of Guindulman shall consist of its present territory less that of the barrio of Tugas, with the seat of the municipal government at the present municipality of Guindulman.

  11. The municipality of Bilar shall consist of its present territory excepting the barrio of Batuan, with the seat of the municipal government at the present municipality of Bilar.

  12. The municipalities of Tagbilaran, Dauis, Panglao, Baclayon, Corella, Alburquerque, Valencia, Garcia Hernandez, Jagna, Duero, Anda, Sierra-Bullones, Carmen, Sevilla, Cortes, Maribojoc, Laon, Calape, Tubigon, Inabanga, Jetafe, and Loboc shall consist of their present territories, with the seat of the municipal government, in each instance, where it now is.
SEC. 2. The municipal elections in each of new municipalities described in the first eleven paragraphs of section one hereof 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 shall have been elected and shall have qualified, the present organization of each of the municipalities mentioned in the first eleven paragraphs of section one of this Act shall be 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 hereof, 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 31, 1903.

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