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PIA Press Release
2008/02/29

Samar officials push for creation of Northwestern Samar province

By Ninfa B Quirante

Catbalogan City (February 29) -- Bouyed by the promise of fiscal and political autonomy, officials of Calbayog City trooped to Samar's Sangguniang Panlalawigan at Samar's Capitol to convince the SP of their move to create a separate province to be named Northwestern Samar.

Yesterday, Julius Mancol, a city official, took the floor and presented in power point the justifications why there should be a separate province.

Mancol cited that the population of Samar is growing, based on the latest National Statistics Office (NSO) record.

He said that it is difficult to manage a big province like Samar, with 24 municipalities and two cities.

He added that in terms of the basic social services, there is almost an absence in the first district. He cited that their district hospitals cease to treat but act merely as referral entities.

The official cited that Samar province places 13th biggest in area and in population in the entire nation.

In comparison, he cited the provinces of Sibugay, Dinagat and Batanes. He added that these are very small provinces that had been created.

He mentioned that Batanes has only six municipalities, 39 barangays with a land area of some 209 square kilometers and a population of 16, 467.

In the region, Mancol emphasized Biliran province composed of only a few municipalities and how so far has it progressed.

He said that even if only nine municipalities and one city belonging to District one will be created as one province, still the area, population and number of barangays, would qualify and would even be bigger than the mentioned ones.

By all angles and figures the province being proposed could qualify, yet the Sangguniang Panlalawigan still requires an ample time to study the implications that the proposal brings.

Vice Governor Jesus Redaja, presiding officer requested the proponents to allow the other SPs a thorough deliberation and a sufficient time to examine the proposal.

As it is, the Calbayog officials brought with them Resolution Number 2008-02-030 of the Sangguniang Panlungsod of the City of Calbayog adopted on January 14, 2008 requesting the Honorable Congressman Reynaldo Uy-Representative of the first district of Samar to file a bill creating a new province of Northwestern Samar.

The group said that in response to the earlier resolution, Rep. Uy has filed House Bill 3553 before the congress of the Philippines on February 2, 2008. (PIA-Samar) [top]

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