President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. signed into law a measure converting the Municipality of Carmona into a component city of Cavite province.
The President signed Republic Act No. 119381, otherwise known as “An Act Converting the Municipality of Carmona in the Province of Cavite into a component city to be known as the City of Carmona.”
RA 119381 will require the Municipality of Carmona to hold a plebiscite within 60 days from the approval of the law.
“Present elective officials of the Municipality of Carmona shall continue to exercise their powers and functions until such time that a new election is held and the duly-elected officials shall have already qualified and assumed their offices,” the law said.
“Appointive officials and employees of the Municipality of Carmona shall, likewise, continue exercising their functions and duties and they shall automatically be absorbed by the City Government of the City of Carmona.”
It further pointed out that there will be no increase in the rates of local taxes within five years from acquiring Carmona’s cityhood.
Until otherwise provided by law, the City of Carmona shall continue to be part of the fifth legislative district of Cavite.