Sec 53a ra 7160 ifthereisnoquorum 1 declare a recess

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Unformatted text preview: ENZA, 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 d. DIVISION, MERGER, ABOLITION Q: What are the requirements for division and merger of local government units? A: Same requirements as creation of LGU provided: 1. It shall not reduce the income, population or land area of the LGU/S concerned to less than minimum requirements prescribed; 2. Income classification of the original LGU/S shall not fall below its current income classification prior to division. (Sec.8 R.A. 7160) 3. Plebiscite be held in LGUs affected (Sec.10 R.A. 7160) 4. Assets and liabilities of creation shall be equitably distributed between the LGUs affected and new LGU. (R.A. 688) Q: When may an LGU be abolished? A: When its income, population or land area has been irreversibly reduced to less than the minimum standards prescribed for its creation, as certified by the national agencies mentioned. (Sec. 9, R.A. 7160) 2. Approved by a majority of the votes cast in a plebiscite called for the purpose in the political unit or units directly affected. (Sec.10 R.A. 7160) e. LOCAL GOVERNMENT CODE Q: How should the Local Government Code be interpreted? A: GR: That any doubt or question on a power of local government shall be resolved in favor of devolution of powers and in favor of the LGU. (Sec.5 (a) R.A. 7160) XPN: In case of tax measures enacted by local government, any doubts shall be resolved strictly against the local government and liberally in favor of the taxpayer. (Sec.5 (b) R.A. 7160) Q: What are the other rules in interpreting the Local Government Code? A: 1. Note: A barangay may officially exist on record and the fact that nobody resides in the place does not result in its automatic cessation as a unit of local government. (Sarangani vs. COMELEC, G.R....
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