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Unformatted text preview: boundary dispute. A: Boundary disputes between local government units should, as much as possible, be settled amicably. After efforts at settlement fail, then the dispute may be brought to the appropriate RTC in the said province. Since the LGC is silent as to what body has exclusive jurisdiction over the settlement of boundary disputes between a municipality and an independent component city of the same province, the RTC have general jurisdiction to adjudicate the said controversy. Q: What body or bodies are vested by law with the authority to settle disputes involving: 1. Two or more owns within the same province 2. Two or more highly urbanized cities. A: 1. Boundary disputes involving two or more municipalities within the same province shall be settled by the sangguniang panlalawigan concerned. (Section 118[b], Local Government Code) 2. Boundary disputes involving two or more highly urbanized cities shall be settled by the sangguniang panlungsod of the parties. (Section 118[d], Local Government Code) Q: State the importance of drawing with precise strokes the territorial boundaries of a local government unit. A: The boundaries must be clear for they define the limits of the territorial jurisdiction of a local government unit. It can legitimately exercise powers of government only within the limits of its territorial jurisdiction. Beyond these limits, its acts are ultra vires. Needless to state, any uncertainty in the boundaries of local POLITICAL LAW TEAM: ADVISER: ATTY. EDWIN REY SANDOVAL; SUBJECT HEAD: RACHEL MARIE L. FELICES; ASST. SUBJECT HEADS: WIVINO E. BRACERO II & HERAZEUS CHRISTINE Y. UY; MEMBERS: LAWRENCE PAULO H. AQUINO, LEANDRO RODEL V. ATIENZA, MARINETH EASTER AN D. AYOS, CARLO R. BALA, WILFREDO T. BONILLA, JR., KEEL ACHERNAR R. DINOY, APRIL V. ENRILE, KENNETH JAMES CARLO C. HIZON, JOSE MARIA G. MENDOZA, ROGER CHRISTOPHER R. REYES, ROMILINDA C. SIBAL, JASMIN M. SISON, ZARAH PATRICIA T. SUAREZ, RALPH JULIOUS L. VILLAMOR. LOCAL GOVERNMENTS government units will sow costly conflicts in the exercise of governmental powers which ul...
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