Plebiscite for Sto. Tomas, Batangas cityhood set
Sheila Crisostomo (The Philippine Star) - August 30, 2019 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — A plebiscite to ratify the cityhood of Sto. Tomas, Batangas will be held on Sept. 7, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) has announced.

Republic Act 11086 mandates the poll body to set the date and supervise the plebiscite to convert Sto. Tomas into a component city.

The voter registration in Sto. Tomas will be suspended from Sept. 4 to 11 to give way to the political exercise. It will resume on Sept. 12.

Under Comelec Resolution 10586, personnel of certain departments in the executive branch, government-owned and controlled corporations and financial institutions will be deputized for the plebiscite.

The Departments of Education, Finance, Energy, Budget and Management and Transportation; Philippine Postal Service Corp., National Telecommunication Commission, Civil Service Commisssion and Commission on Audit shall be at the “disposal” of the Comelec to ensure the smooth and orderly conduct of the plebiscite.

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