House Bills 9043 and 9044, which form Barangay Victoria Reyes and Barangay New Era, respectively, overcame the Lower Chamber. The bills were mainly authored by Cavite Rep. Jennifer Austria-Barzaga.
The measures endeavor to set Barangay Victoria Reyes and Barangay New Era as separate barangays and entitle them to the appropriate Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA) share.
House Bill 9044 creates Barangay New Era in Dasmariñas City, Cavite. It provides that the plebiscite conducted and supervised by the Comelec pursuant to Provincial Ordinance No. 4 S91 of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan of the province of Cavite, which approved the creation of Barangay New Era as proclaimed by the Plebiscite Board of Canvassers shall serve as a substantial compliance with the plebiscite requirement under Section 10 of Republic Act 7160, otherwise known as the Local Government Code of 1991, as amended.
The bills also entitle Barangays Victoria Reyes and New Era to IRA shares pursuant to Section 285 of Local Government Code of 1991, as amended.
Currently, Barangay Victoria Reyes, formerly Pag-asa, has a population of 14, 248, while Barangay New Era, formerly Sampaloc V, has a population of 3,224 based on the 2015 national census.
News source: Manila Bulletin