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BATAS PAMBANSA BILANG. 229

BATAS PAMBANSA BLG. 229 - AN ACT TO DEFINE THE COMPOSITION OF THE MERGED LUPONG TAGAPAGPAGANAP OF REGIONS NINE AND TWELVE, PROVIDE FOR SECTORAL REPRESENTATIVES IN THE SANGGUNIANG PAMPOOK OF SAID REGIONS, AMENDING FOR THIS PURPOSE SECTIONS FOUR AND TEN OF BATAS PAMBANSA BLG. 20, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Section 1.Sec. 4 of Batas Pambansa Blg. 20 is hereby amended to read as follows:

"Sec. 4. The Sangguniang Pampook. – The Sangguniang Pampook in each region shall include seventeen representatives elected from the different provinces and component cities in each region, as follows:

"Region IX – The Provinces of Basilan, one representative; Sulu, three representatives; Tawi-Tawi, one representative; Zamboanga del Norte including the Cities of Dipolog and Dapitan, four representatives; Zamboanga del Sur including the Cities of Pagadian and Zamboanga, eight representatives;

"Region XII – The provinces of Lanao del Norte including the City of Iligan, three representatives; Lanao del Sur including the City of Marawi, four representatives; Maguindanao including the City of Cotabato, four representatives; North Cotabato, four representatives; and Sultan Kudarat, two representatives;

and a sectoral representative each from among the youth, agricultural workers, and non-agricultural workers of the region who shall be appointed by the President on recommendation of the Sangguniang Pampook and after consultation with the associations or persons belonging to the sector concerned.

"The President shall appoint the sectoral representatives any time after the date of the election of the above members of the Sangguniang Pampook but not later than thirty (30) days thereafter.

"The President shall appoint an additional seven representatives whenever in his judgment any other sector is not properly represented in the Sangguniang Pampook as a result of the elections.

"Candidates for the position of the seventeen representatives to the Sangguniang Pampook shall be voted at large by the registered voters of their respective regions. The candidates from each province and its component cities corresponding to the number of representatives allocated under this Section, receiving the highest number of votes in the respective region, shall be declared elected."

Sec. 2. Sec. 10 of Batas Pambansa Blg. 20 is hereby amended to read as follows:

"Sec. 10. Composition of the Lupong Tagapagpaganap. – The Lupong Tagapagpaganap shall be composed of a Chairman, two Vice-Chairmen and eight Members who may or may not be members of the Sangguniang Pampook in each Regions IX and XII: Provided, however, That every province with its component city or cities in the autonomous area shall be represented in the merged Lupong Tagapagpaganap.

"The Chairman shall be appointed by the President from among those recommended jointly or separately by the Sangguniang Pampook of Regions IX and XII. One of the Vice-Chairmen and four of the Members shall be appointed by the President upon recommendation of the Sangguniang Pampook of Region IX. The other Vice-Chairman and the four other Members shall be appointed by the President upon recommendation of the Sangguniang Pampook of Region XII.

"Any elective official other than a member of the Sangguniang Pampook who is appointed Chairman or Member of the Lupong Tagapagpaganap shall vacate his elective position upon assumption of his appointive position: Provided, however, That he should assume his appointive position within thirty (30) days from his receipt of the appointment, otherwise the President may appoint another in his stead from among those recommended as above-stated."

Sec. 3. Transfer of Assets and Liabilities. – All records, equipment, buildings, facilities and properties, as well as liabilities, of the Lupong Tagapagpaganap organized under Presidential Decree No. 1618 are hereby transferred to the Lupong Tagapagpaganap created under Presidential Decree No. 1843, as amended.

Sec. 4. Appropriations. – The existing appropriations provided in Batas Pambansa Blg. 131 for the respective Lupong Tagapagpaganap of Regions IX and XII are hereby transferred to the Lupong Tagapagpaganap created under Presidential Decree No. 1843, as amended by Presidential Decree No. 1843-A.

Sec. 5. Separability Clause. – The provisions of this Act are hereby declared to be separable, and, in the event any one or more of such provisions are held unconstitutional, such shall not affect the validity of the other provisions.

Sec. 6. Repealing Clause. – All provisions of existing laws, acts, decrees, executive orders, letters of instruction and implementing orders and regulations inconsistent with this Act are hereby repealed, amended or modified accordingly.

Sec. 7. Effectivity. – This Act shall take effect upon its approval.

Approved: June 2, 1982. (P.B. No. 2233)

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