Full Title
AN ACT REDUCING THE TWENTY-FOUR MUNICIPALITIES OF THE PROVINCE OF MISAMIS TO TEN.
Date of Approval
October 21, 1903

Other Details

Issuance Category
Legislative Issuance Type

Official Gazette

Official Gazette Source
Official Gazette vol. 1 no. 62 page 804 (11/11/1903)

Full Text of Issuance

[ Act No. 951, October 22, 1903 ]

AN ACT REDUCING THE TWENTY-FOUR MUNICIPALITIES OF THE PROVINCE OF MISAMIS TO TEN.

By authority of the United States, be it enacted by the Philippine Commission, that:SECTION 1. The twenty-four municipalities of the Province of Misamis shall, in accordance with the provisions of this Act, be reduced to ten, as follows:

  1. The municipality of Cagayan shall consist of its present territory, that of the barrio of Gusa in the present municipality of Agusan, and that of the municipalities of Iponan, Opol, Salvador, and Alubijid, with the seat of the municipal government at the present municipality of Cagayan.
  2. The municipality of Initao shall consist of all the territory included within the municipality when the Province of Misamis was organized, except so much thereof as has since been included in the Moro Province by Act Numbered Seven hundred and eighty-seven, with the seat of the municipal government at the present municipality of Initao.
  3. The municipality of Tagoloan shall consist of its present territory, that of the municipality of Santa Ana, and that of the municipality of Agusan, except the barrio of Gusa, annexed to the municipality of Cagayan by paragraph one hereof, with the seat of the municipal government at the present municipality of Tagoloan.
  4. The municipality of Balingasag shall consist of its present territory and that of the municipalities of Jasaan, Lagonlong, and Salay, with the seat of the municipal government at the present municipality of Balingasag.
  5. The municipality of Talisayan shall consist of its present territory and that of the municipality of Gingoog, with the seat of the municipal government at the present municipality of Talisayan.
  6. The municipality of Mambajao shall consist of its present territory and that of the municipalities of Catarman, Sagay, and Mahinog, with the seat of the municipal government at the present municipality of Mambajao.
  7. The municipality of Misamis shall consist of its present territory and that of the municipality of Loculan, with the seat of the municipal government at the present municipality of Misamis.
  8. The municipality of Jimenez shall preserve its present boundaries.
  9. The municipality of Oroquieta shall preserve its present boundaries.
  10. The municipality of Langaran shall preserve its present boundaries.

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 seven 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, 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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