Third legislative district in North Cotabato pushed
ANOTHER legislative district should be carved out in North Cotabato due to its growing population, a bill proposed in the Senate stated.
Citing data from the National Statistics Office, Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr. said the province’s population stood at 1,226,508 in 2010, a number which is vital in keeping the province’s leadership in the production of cereals, tropical fruits, vegetables, sugarcane, coconut, coffee, freshwater fish, and livestock.
The proposed reapportionment has complied with the requirements laid down in the 1987 Constitution, which states that each legislative district — with a minimum population of 250,000 — shall comprise contiguous, compact, and adjacent territory. (Virgil Lopez/Sunnex)