Majority of Carmona residents have voted in favor of converting the municipality into a component city of Cavite during a plebiscite last July 8.
The plebiscite was held as residents weighed in whether to ratify Republic Act No. 119381, which was signed by President Bongbong Marcos Jr. in February.
PLEBISCITE TO RATIFY THE CONVERSION OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF CARMONA IN THE PROVINCE OF CAVITE
Plebiscite to Ratify the Conversion of the Muncipality of Carmona in the Province of Cavite into a Component City to be known as the City of Carmona pursuant to Republic Act No. 11938 08 July 2023Posted by COMELEC on Saturday, July 8, 2023
There were 30,363 “yes” votes as compared to only 1,016 “no” votes, according to the Commission on Elections (COMELEC).
The turnout was at 53.90 percent or 31,632 out of the 58,691 registered voters, the COMELEC added.
Following the successful plebiscite, Carmona is now the eighth city in Cavite after Cavite City, Trece Martires, Tagaytay, Dasmariñas, Bacoor, Imus, and General Trias.
Under R.A. No. 119381, Carmona will remain under the fifth legislative district of Cavite “until otherwise provided by law.”
The law also states that appointive officials and employees of the municipality “shall automatically be absorbed by the City Government of the City of Carmona.”
Carmona was the richest municipality in the Philippines in 2021 with total assets of P6.212 billion.
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