Congressmen debate over proposal to divide Bukidnon
DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/10 Oct) — Bukidnon Representatives Nereus Acosta and
Juan Miguel Zubiri are set to face each other for the first time in a
public forum in Bukidnon on the proposed bill to divide Bukidnon into
Zubiri sponsored House Bill 3312, which proposes the creation of the
province of Bukidnon del Sur. The move was opposed by Acosta, who is
pushing not to divide the province.
The square off between Acosta (1st District) and Zubiri (3rd
District), according to the announcement furnished to MindaNews, will
be on Oct. 18 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Bukidnon State College
Zubiri proposed a new province with 10 municipalities, namely,
Maramag, Quezon, Pangantucan, Don Carlos, Dangcagan, Kibawe,
Kadinglan, Kataotao, Damulog and Kalilangan. The component cities of
Malaybalay and Valencia will remain in the “Province of Bukidnon” with
10 other municipalities.
Critics of the move hit Zubiri for alleged political maneuvering over
the public consultation process of the proposed legislation. Read story here.