BATANGAS: The people of Batangas will soon have 6 representatives in the lower house as the act declaring the cities of Lipa and Batangas as lone districts have been approved on its 3rd and final reading last June 1.
House Bill no. 3750 introduced by the 4 incumbent representatives of Batangas province, namely Cong. Raneo Abu, Cong. Mark Llandro Mendoza, Cong. Nelson P. Collantes and Cong. Elenita Milagros Ermita-Buhain were renamed as “An act reapportioning the province of Batangas into 6 legislative districts” in the Senate Committee Report 126 sponsored by Senator Fer-dinand Marcos Jr. and Senator Aquilino Pimentel 3rd.
According to the report, the change will commence in the next national and local elections.
Batangas City, which is presently part of the 2nd congressional district will be assigned as the 5th legislative district, while Lipa City, which is presently part of the 4th congressional district will be the 6th district.