Manila, Dec. 31, 1997 - The Senate has approved on final reading the proposed conversion of Ilagan, Isabela into a city by May 1998.
Voting 16-0, the Senate passed House Bill No. 7250, which seeks to create Ilagan City.
Ilagan will be the biggest city in the world in terms of land area, surpassing present record holder Davao City.
Under the bill, the municipality will be converted into a city through a plebiscite 60 days after Congress approves the bill.
The plebiscite will be conducted before the May 1998 elections. This schedule will allow Ilagan residents to vote for a new mayor, vice mayor and city council members in May.
Reported by: Sol Jose Vanzi
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