Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya—Mayor Ralph Lantion expects the transformation of this town into a city by 2022.
He said a bill is now being filed and scrutinized in the House of Representatives which seeks to declare capital towns of city-less provinces as their respective cities to spur socio-economic development.
Lantion said a similar bill has been filed by Senator Sonny Angara in the Senate, which seeks to create 20 cities in the country by 2022.
“This is good news. We are looking forward to this as we are now armed with socio-economic infrastructure projects, among others,” he said.
Lantion’s statement came during the 3rd Founding Anniversary Celebration of the Bayombong Technical Education and Skills Development Authority Center and commencement exercises in barangay La Torrre North.
The local chief executive touted Bayombong’s socio-economic qualities for its potential cityhood bid due to its being a center for local governance, education and health, among others.
Once Bayombong will be established as a city, its Internal Revenue Allotment will be P600 million and its share from the Value Added Tax will be roughly P280 million, Lantion said.
“This is a development that will further provide jobs and employment for our constituents so that the quality of their lives will be improved for the better,” he said.
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