B.P. Blg. 27

An Act Creating the Municipality of Alfonso Castañeda in the Province of Nueva Vizcaya

Batas Pambansa Blg. 27

Section 1. Barangays Lublub and Abuyo and the sitios of Bato, Diwakwak, Dilacay, Canile, Manial, Mulawin, and Marikit East in the Municipality of Dupax del Sur and Barangays Pelaway, Kawayan, Lipuga, and Galintuja and the sitio of Taang in the Municipality of Dupax del Norte are hereby detached and separated from their respective municipalities and constituted into a separate and independent municipality, to be known as the Municipality of Alfonso Castañeda in the Province of Nueva Vizcaya.

Section 2. The seat of government of the new municipality shall be in the present site of Barangay Lublub, Municipality of Dupax del Sur.

Section 3. The territorial jurisdiction of the Municipality of Alfonso Castañeda shall be bounded as follows: From point 1 to 2, bearings 43 degrees south, 50 minutes east; to point 2 to 3, bearings 49 south, 40 minutes west; to point 3 to 4, bearings 18 degrees north, 30 minutes west; to point 4 to 5, bearings 29 degrees north, 00 minutes west, true; to point 5 to 6, bearings 70 degrees north, 30 minutes east; and point 6 to 1, bearings 27 degrees north, 00 minutes east; bearings true and correct; Point 1 to 2, being a line of 24,400.00 meters; 3 to 4, being a line of 5,300.00 meters; 4 to 5, being a line of 14,500.00 meters; and 6 to 1, being a line of 9,600.00 meters, all distances true and correct; containing an area of 37,535 hectares approximately: Provided, That nothing in this Act shall after the boundaries between the provinces of Nueva Vizcaya and Quezon as provided for under existing laws.

Section 4. Within sixty (60) days after ratification by the majority of the votes cast in a plebiscite supervised by the Commission on Elections to be conducted in the affected area of the present municipalities of Dupax del Sur and Dupax del Norte within a period of ninety (90) days after the approval of this Act, the President (Prime Minister) shall appoint the Mayor and other officials to hold elective positions in the new Municipality of Alfonso Castañeda.

Section 5. The new municipality shall acquire corporate existence upon the appointment and qualification of the first Mayor and the majority of the members of the Sangguniang Bayan.

Section 6. All laws, executive orders, rules and regulations, or parts thereof, which are inconsistent with the provisions of this Act are hereby repealed or amended accordingly.

Section 7. The expenses in holding the plebiscite provided in Section 4 hereof shall be supported by the appropriation provided for the Commission on Elections.

Section 8. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.