[talk-ph] R.A. 10170: Quezon City now has 6 districts

Eugene Alvin Villar seav80 at gmail.com
Tue Jul 10 12:19:26 BST 2012


R.A. 10170 <http://www.gov.ph/2012/07/02/republic-act-no-10170/>,
which was signed into law on July 2, 2012, has split QC's large 2nd
district (mainly Novaliches area) into 3 bringing the number of QC's
districts to 6.

These six districts now comprise QC's six legislative districts as
well as the 6 Sangguniang Panlungsod districts. Thus, QC will have 6
House Representatives and 36 city council members (6 per district)
starting from the 2013 National Elections.

This reapportionment should have been done a long time ago. QC's
population of about 2.7 million (bigger than most provinces) actually
entitles it to around 10 districts. For the geeky details, you can
check this Wikipedia article section:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philippine_House_of_Representatives#Redistricting

I guess it's time to redraw the admin boundaries in OSM. QC is
currently the only city in OSM who has the complete district
boundaries (at least before this law was passed):

http://www.itoworld.com/map/2#fullscreen&lat=14.680744275573186&lon=121.06097641093692&zoom=12
District I - http://www.openstreetmap.org/browse/relation/1693446
District II - http://www.openstreetmap.org/browse/relation/1789796
District III - http://www.openstreetmap.org/browse/relation/1553880
District IV - http://www.openstreetmap.org/browse/relation/1530604



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