Cebu congresswoman wants 1st district split into 2

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Cebu’s first district Rep. Rhea Gullas plans to divide her district into two to improve service delivery to constituents.

Gullas cited the growing population of the first district, the biggest of the province’s seven district, as the reason for her move. (

The wife of Talisay City Mayor Samsam Gullas Jr., wants a new eighth district of Cebu for the cities of Naga and Carcar and the towns of San Fernando and Sibonga, leaving only Talisay City and Minglanilla under the first district.

Samsam said that he supports his wife’s proposal, adding that the district’s growing population needs to be attended to.

The mayor previously served as representative of Cebu’s first district from 2013 to 2019.