President Rodrigo Duterte has declared San Jose del Monte in Bulacan province a highly urbanized city subject to referendum ratification.
San Jose del Monte City Rep. The Florida Robes announced the presidential declaration at the inauguration of the City of San Jose Del Monte Convention Center on Saturday.
“We have been waiting a long time for this and we will work harder to really deserve this proclamation for the people of San Jose del Monte,” Robes said.
President’s Proclamation 1057 stipulates that cities with a population of at least 200,000 inhabitants certified by the Philippine Statistics Authority and with the most recent annual income of at least P50 million shall be classified as highly urbanized cities.