Mandaue City now a congressional district of Cebu
President Rodrigo Duterte has signed into law a measure separating Mandaue City from the sixth legislative district of the province of Cebu to constitute the lone legislative district of the city of Mandaue.
Republic Act (RA) 11257, authored by Cebu Rep. Jonas Cortes (6th district) was signed last April 5.
The sixth district is composed originally of Mandaue, Consolacion, and Cordova.
The separation of the city from the six legislative district of Cebu will commence in the next national and local elections after the effectivity of this Act, the measure said.
“The incumbent Representative of the present Sixth Legislative District of the Province of Cebu shall continue to represent the said district until the new Representative of the Lone Legislative District of the City of Mandaue shall have been elected and qualified,” RA 11257 read.