Cebu 2nd district Rep. Antonio Cuenco has asked the House of Representatives to suspend action on the proposals to create Cebu del Sur, Cebu del Norte and Cebu Occidental.
Cuenco said proponents of the plans to create new provinces out of Cebu failed to follow instructions in the implementing rules for the creation of new provinces. Cuenco said the sponsors did not meet the required documents in the official checklist.
Meanwhile, there appears to be a slight chance that the public hearing on the bills will be held in an area where the actual public that will be affected by it reside – Cebu. On Wednesday night, Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia told Sun.Star Cebu that she convinced the head of House committee working group that the hearing should be held in Cebu.
The development came after Cardinal Vidal revealed that partial results of an unscientific survey carried out by the Cebu Archdiocese indicated that Cebu Roman Catholic parishioners oppose the plan to cut up Cebu into smaller provinces.
If you’re among those who oppose the plan by these politicians serving their last terms in the House, you might want to visit this website put up by Cebu Provincial Government.
Max is a journalist and blogger based in Cebu. He has written and edited for such publications as The Freeman, The Independent Post, Today, Sun.Star Cebu, Cebu Daily News, Philstar Life, and Rappler.
He is also a mobile app and web developer and co-founded InnoPub Media with his wife Marlen.
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