President Rodrigo Duterte has issued Proclamation No. 1057 making San Jose del Monte in Bulacan a highly-urbanized city.
“I am very honored to announce that President Rodrigo Duterte has declared our beloved city a highly-urbanized city,” said San Jose del Monte Rep. Florida Robes during the recent inauguration of the San Jose del Monte Convention Center in Barangay Sapang Palay, Bulacan.
“We have long waited for this and we will work more to make us truly deserving of this proclamation for the people of San Jose Del Monte,” she added.
However, Duterte’s proclamation that San Jose Del Monte is a highly-urbanized city will be subjected to a plebiscite by qualified voters.
To declare a city as highly-urbanized, it should have a population of 200,000 or more as certified by the Philippine Statistics Authority, and in annual income of at least P50 million as certified by the locality’s treasurer.
San Jose del Monte shares a border with Quezon City, the largest locality in terms of land area in Metro Manila with a high concentration of business and commercial establishments. SOVEREIGNPH