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MAGUINDANAO SPLIT TO PUSH DEVELOPMENT – TOLENTINO

The Maguindanao province held its plebiscite on the division of the province to Maguindanao del Norte and Maguindanao del Sur.

The plebiscite was held pursuant to Republic Act No. 11550, which required the consent of the residents of Maguindanao as a condition of the division.

“99.27% of the registered voters of Maguindanao were in favor of the division.”

Senator Francis Tolentino announced in the Senate the results of the plebiscite, wherein 99.27% of the registered voters of Maguindanao were in favor of the division, constituting 706,651 votes in total.

Tolentino sponsored the bill that proposed the division of the province of Maguindanao.

Tolentino, the former Chairman of the Senate Committee on Local Government in the 18th Congress, sponsored the bill that proposed the division of the province of Maguindanao.

According to the legislator, the division aims to accelerate not only the economic, political, and social development of Maguindanao, but also the efficiency delivery of government services.

“As a result, government services would be more accessible and better responsive to the needs of the constituents of the respective provinces,” the lawmaker concluded.

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