[talk-ph] Dinagat Islands is no longer a province

maning sambale emmanuel.sambale at gmail.com
Fri Feb 12 06:08:04 GMT 2010


On Thu, Feb 11, 2010 at 11:36 PM, Eugene Alvin Villar <seav80 at gmail.com> wrote:
> It seems that the Supreme Court nullified RA 9355, or the act that created
> the province of Dinagat Islands from Surigao del Norte
> <http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/nation/regions/02/11/10/sc-says-dinagat-islands-no-longer-province>.
> The SC says that the creation did not meet the requirements for the creation
> of a new province according to the Local Government Code in terms of income,
> population, and land area.
> This comes after the SC also nullified the creation of Shariff Kabunsuan
> province from Maguindanao back in 2008.
> So, would anyone care to delete the node pertaining to Dinagat Islands?
> That's the only thing we need to do to update OSM since there is no land
> border. Also, the is_in tags of the municipality place nodes still refer to
> Surigao del Norte so no updating there is needed too. GNS, the source, was
> not updated when Dinagat became a province. :-)
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