Dinagat Islands creation plebiscite, 2006

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The Dinagat Islands creation plebiscite was a plebiscite on the creation of the Province of Dinagat Islands from Surigao del Norte province in the Philippines. The plebiscite was held on December 2, 2006, and the results were announced on December 5, 2006.

Referendum question[edit]

The Dinagat Islands creation plebiscite was supervised and officiated by the COMELEC pursuant to Resolution No. 7743.

The question of the said plebiscite was:

DO YOU APPROVE OF THE CREATION OF THE PROVINCE OF DINAGAT ISLANDS INTO A DISTINCT AND INDEPENDENT PROVINCE COMPRISING THE MUNICIPALITIES OF BASILISA, CAGDIANAO, DINAGAT, LIBJO (ALBOR), LORETO, SAN JOSE AND TUBAJON IN THE PROVINCE OF SURIGAO DEL NORTE, PURSUANT TO REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9355

Results[edit]

Plebiscite for the approval of Republic Act 9355[1]
Choice Votes  %
Referendum passed Yes 70,058 52.60
No 63,144 47.40
Total votes 133,202 100.00

San Jose was chosen as the capital of the new province.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Dinagat isles land provincehood status, SunStar Cagayan de Oro