General Trias aims for cityhood

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THE municipality of General Trias is preparing for a plebiscite in October to become the seventh city in Cavite province after the Senate approved on third and final reading a bill seeking cityhood for General Trias.

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“The city [of General Trias]will have P1 billion in income, there will be more jobs, there are three industrial estates in General Trias  in three years there will be 20,000 more jobs that will be created and more business establishments will be constructed,” Rep. Luis “JonJon” Ferrer of the 6th District of Cavite said. Ferrer is the author of the bill in the Lower House seeking cityhood for General Trias.

Once General Trias becomes a city, it will be the seventh in Cavite after Trece Martires, Cavite City, Tagaytay, Dasmarinas, Imus and Bacoor.

The congressman and his brother Antonio Ferrer, who is the concurrent mayor of General Trias, have promised there will be no tax increases in the municipality once it becomes a city.

The mayor added General Trias seeking cityhood is timely because commercial establishments are mushrooming in what is currently a first-class municipality.

Sen. Bongbong Marcos Jr., chairman of the Senate Committee on Local Government, is the sponsor of House Bill No. 4769 or “An Act Converting the Municipality of General Trias in the Province of Cavite into a Component City to be known as the City of General Trias.”

“From an agriculture-based locality, General Trias has evolved into a progressive municipality with a steady growth of industry and real estate development,” Marcos said in his sponsorship speech.

He also reiterated the conversion of General Trias into a component city will not reduce the income of Cavite province to less than the minimum annual income requirement of P20 million under the Local Government Code.

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