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1-PACMAN Rep. Romero backs law dividing Palawan into three provinces

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A partylist lawmaker has backed the law dividing Palawan into three provinces, saying that progress will be achieved faster this way.

“Bawat probinsiya ay magkakaroon ng mahigit dalawang bilyon na budget, so each of the province, North, South and Oriental, we have 2 billion each as probinsiya, so magiging times three” 1-PACMAN Partylist Representative and House Deputy Speaker Mikee Romero said.

The House leader also noted that the provinces will receive bigger budget as more congressmen will be elected.

“With this 3N1 [Palawan], isa lang ang sisiguraduhin ko sa inyo, uulan ng asenso ang buong Palawan” he said.

Romero spoke during the meeting of barangay captains from Roxas, Dumaran, San Vicente, Araceli and Cuyo last December 15.

Under the Republic Act 11259 , Palawan will be split into Palawan del Sur, Palawan del Norte and Palawan Oriental.

Plebiscite of the said law is scheduled in January 2021.