Duterte OKs creation of Upper Pugaan village in Lanao del Sur

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President Rodrigo Duterte has signed into law bill creating Barangay Upper Pugaan in Ditsaan-Ramain town in Lanao del Sur.

Republic Act No. 11030 was approved on May 25.

Under the law, the incumbent barangay officials of Barangay Upper Pugaan shall continue to hold office until such time that their successors have been duly elected and qualified.

All public infrastructure and facilities for public use existing at the time of the approval of this Act are transferred without cost or compensation to and shall be administered by the new barangay, it said.

The Barangay Upper Pugaan shall be entitled to Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA) shares pursuant to Section 285 of Republic Act No. 7160, otherwise known as the Local Government Code of 1991.

The Act shall take effect 15 days after its publication in the Official Gazette or in a newspaper of general circulation.