Support House Bill 3021 Automatically Converting All Capital Towns Into Component Cities

Support House Bill 3021 Automatically Converting All Capital Towns Into Component Cities

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Antonio Manaytay started this petition to Senate President Vicente Sotto and

Most of the capital towns of the 26 provinces in the Philippines are languishing behind in terms of economic development. Their meager locally-generated resources are not enough to meet the challenges of urbanization.

The town of Ipil, for instance, as the capital of Zamboanga Sibugay is caught in between the modernizing demands being the center of the province and the meager financial resources to provide the needed facilities and amenities needed as the service center.

The Local Government Code of 1991 expressly stipulates the requirements of cityhood: income, population, and land area. Unfortunately, these capital towns cannot meet the requirements of income and population even for the next 10 years or so.

Therefore, the passage of HB 3021 authored by Rep. Wilter Palma II (1D, Zamboanga Sibugay) is important legislation helping these 26 capital towns to meet the demands of urbanization.

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