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Changing City Status Before 1992

Changing City Status Before 1992

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Local Government & Development Administration By Alan R.

Estacio

Changing city status before 1992
 When Batas Pambansa Bilang 51 came into effect in

1980, all cities whose incomes at the time were PHP 40 million or higher became highly urbanized cities
 political relations with their respective provinces were

severed.  their residents effectively lost their eligibility to vote for provincial officials because of this new status

Changing city status before 1992  Batas Pambansa 51 Section 3 states  Sec. as determined by the sangguniang panlungsod. Cities. . the president of the city federation of the kabataang barangay. In addition thereto. members consisting of the president of the city association of barangay councils. including the city mayor. all of whom shall be elected by the qualified voters in the city. and one representative each from the agricultural and industrial labor sectors who shall be appointed by the President (Prime Minister) whenever. the city vice-mayor. said sectors are of sufficient number in the city to warrant representation. — There shall be in each city such elective local officials as provided in their respective charters. 3. . and the elective members of the sangguniang panlungsod. there shall be appointive sangguniang panlungsod.

.00) at the time of the approval of this Act shall be classified as a highly urbanized city.000. any city now existing with an annual regular income derived from infrastructure and general funds of not less than forty million pesos (P40. All other cities shall be considered components of the provinces where they are geographically located.Changing city status before 1992  BP 51 Sec 3 Continued  Until cities are reclassified into highly urbanized and component cities in accordance with the standards established in the Local Government Code as provided for in Article XI. Section 4 (1) of the Constitution.000.

if its charter so provides. shall not participate nor vote in the election of the officials of the province in which the highly urbanized city is geographically located . voters registered in a highly urbanized city. as hereinabove defined.Changing city status before 1992  BP 51 Sec 3 Continued  The City of Baguio. shall be classified as a highly urbanized city irrespective of its income. because of its special functions as the summer capital of the Philippines. However. The registered voters of a component city may be entitled to vote in the election of the officials of the province of which that city is a component.

shall not participate nor vote in the election of the officials of the province in which the highly urbanized city is geographically located . if its charter so provides. as hereinabove defined. However. voters registered in a highly urbanized city.Changing city status before 1992  BP 51 Sec 3 Continued  The registered voters of a component city may be entitled to vote in the election of the officials of the province of which that city is a component.

and  Iloilo .  Cebu.Changing city status before 1992 Cities that were added and severed from there provinces are  Angeles  Bacolod.

.  Quezon City.  Manila.  Pasay.Changing city status before 1992  Existing Cities that were added Prior to BP 51  Caloocan.  Davao. and  Zamboanga.

due to its importance as host to the official summer residences of the President and the Supreme Court.Changing city status before 1992  In addition. . Section 3 of BP 51 also made Baguio a highly urbanized city irrespective of its income.

.000 inhabitants and an income of at least PHP 30 million was declared highly urbanized by the Minister of Local Government within thirty days of the city having met the requirement.Changing city status before 1992  Batas Pambansa Bilang 337 (Local Government Code of 1983) was in force from 1983 to 1991)  a city that had at least 150.

Changing city status before 1992 Butuan .

Cagayan De Oro .

General Santos .

Iligan City .

Lucena City .

Mandaue .

Olongapo .

Zamboanga .

Changing city status before 1992  Batas Pambansa Bilang 337 .Cities were  Butuan (1985)  Cagayan de Oro (1983)  General Santos (1988)  Iligan (1983)  Lucena (1991)  Mandaue (1991)  Olongapo (1983) and  Zamboanga (1983) .

. there were cities that were not considered as highly urbanized were considered component cities of their provinces.Changing city status before 1992  Non-voting component city to voting component city From 1980 to 1991. regardless of whether their city charters allowed them to vote for provincial officials or not.

enabling it to once more vote for provincial officials. 526)was amended by Republic Act No. .Changing city status before 1992  The city of Cabanatuan originally was excluded from electing and being elected into positions in the provincial government of Nueva Ecija until its city charter (Republic Act No. 1445 in 1956.

. its residents once more became eligible to vote for provincial officials. 58) was repealed and replaced with Republic Act No. when the city was among the first few to be classified as highly urbanized in 1980. However. 3857. when Cebu City's old charter (Commonwealth Act No. it effectively became independent from the province of Cebu and its inhabitants have since remained ineligible to participate in the election of provincial officials.Changing city status before 1992  In 1964.

Changing city status before 1992  End. .

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