Compostela Valley

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Compostela Valley (Kawalogang Kompostela), or ComVal, is a province in the Philippines located in the Davao Region in Mindanao.wikipedia
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Davao del Norte

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The province, called ComVal for short, used to be part of Davao del Norte until it was made independent in 1998.
Before 1967, the five provinces—Davao del Norte, Davao Oriental, Davao del Sur, Davao Occidental and Compostela Valley—were administered as a single province named Davao.

Agusan del Sur

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The province borders Davao del Norte to the west, Agusan del Sur to the north, and Davao Oriental to the east.
Its capital is Prosperidad and borders, from the north clockwise, Agusan del Norte, Surigao del Sur, Davao Oriental, Compostela Valley, Davao del Norte and Bukidnon.

Davao Oriental

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The province borders Davao del Norte to the west, Agusan del Sur to the north, and Davao Oriental to the east.
Its capital is Mati, and it borders the province of Compostela Valley to the west, and Agusan del Sur and Surigao del Sur to the north.

List of Philippine laws

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Compostela Valley, the 78th province in the country, was carved out of Davao del Norte Province by virtue of Republic Act No. 8470, signed by President Fidel V. Ramos on January 30, 1998. However, the House of Representatives’ Reference and Research Bureau which conducted the research and legal work on the creation of the province found out that the mother province continues to be officially referred to as Davao del Norte in most official documents including the 1987 Philippine Constitution despite the passage of RA No. 6430 on June 17, 1972 renaming it as Davao Province.

Prospero Amatong

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Upon consultation with the governor of Davao del Norte, Prospero S. Amatong, the province’s other two legislators, 3rd District Congressman Rodolfo P. Del Rosario and 2nd District Congressman Baltazar A. Sator, and other provincial and municipal officials, it was decided that the addition of four municipalities, namely Maco, Mabini, Pantukan, and Laak to the proposed province would be the most ideal and equitable configuration as this would make both provinces on an almost equal footing in terms of area, population, and development opportunities.
He also served as interim governor of Compostela Valley upon its creation.

Laak, Compostela Valley

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Upon consultation with the governor of Davao del Norte, Prospero S. Amatong, the province’s other two legislators, 3rd District Congressman Rodolfo P. Del Rosario and 2nd District Congressman Baltazar A. Sator, and other provincial and municipal officials, it was decided that the addition of four municipalities, namely Maco, Mabini, Pantukan, and Laak to the proposed province would be the most ideal and equitable configuration as this would make both provinces on an almost equal footing in terms of area, population, and development opportunities.
It was made part of the newly made Compostela Valley province in 1998.

Mabini, Compostela Valley

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Upon consultation with the governor of Davao del Norte, Prospero S. Amatong, the province’s other two legislators, 3rd District Congressman Rodolfo P. Del Rosario and 2nd District Congressman Baltazar A. Sator, and other provincial and municipal officials, it was decided that the addition of four municipalities, namely Maco, Mabini, Pantukan, and Laak to the proposed province would be the most ideal and equitable configuration as this would make both provinces on an almost equal footing in terms of area, population, and development opportunities.
In 1998, Mabini became part of Compostela Valley, a new province which was created from Davao del Norte.

Davao Region

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Compostela Valley (Kawalogang Kompostela), or ComVal, is a province in the Philippines located in the Davao Region in Mindanao.
Davao Region, formerly called Southern Mindanao (Habagatang Mindanao), is an administrative region in the Philippines, designated as Region XI. It is situated at the southeastern portion of Mindanao, comprising five provinces: Compostela Valley, Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur, Davao Oriental and Davao Occidental, the newly created province.

Visayans

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Although a virtual melting pot, the Visayans (mostly Cebuano-speaking) are the dominant group in Compostela Valley.

Legislative districts of Compostela Valley

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Compostela Valley is divided into 2 districts comprising 11 municipalities.
The Legislative districts of Compostela Valley are the representations of the province of Compostela Valley in the various national legislatures of the Philippines.

Lumad

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The origin of the province’s inhabitants came from the ethnic tribes of the Mansaka, Mandaya, Manobo, Mangguangan, Dibabawon, Aeta, Kamayo, Davaweño and Kalagan.
The Mandaya are also found in Compostela and New Bataan in Compostela Valley (formerly a part of Davao del Norte Province).

Mansaka language

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Secondary languages include Mansaka, Mandaya, Ata Manobo, Dibabawnon, and English.
Mansaka is spoken in western Baganga, Davao Oriental, and into central-west Compostela Valley Province, continuing south back into Davao Oriental Province as far south as Pujada Bay.

Provinces of the Philippines

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Compostela Valley (Kawalogang Kompostela), or ComVal, is a province in the Philippines located in the Davao Region in Mindanao.
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Mindanao

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Compostela Valley (Kawalogang Kompostela), or ComVal, is a province in the Philippines located in the Davao Region in Mindanao.

Zamboanga Sibugay

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It is the fourth newest province of the Philippines, behind Zamboanga Sibugay, Dinagat Islands, and Davao Occidental.

Dinagat Islands

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It is the fourth newest province of the Philippines, behind Zamboanga Sibugay, Dinagat Islands, and Davao Occidental.

Davao Occidental

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It is the fourth newest province of the Philippines, behind Zamboanga Sibugay, Dinagat Islands, and Davao Occidental.

Davao Gulf

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To the southwest lies the Davao Gulf.

Fidel Ramos

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Compostela Valley, the 78th province in the country, was carved out of Davao del Norte Province by virtue of Republic Act No. 8470, signed by President Fidel V. Ramos on January 30, 1998.

Referendum

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On March 7 of the same year, the law was ratified through a plebiscite conducted in the twenty-two (22) municipalities of the mother province.

Maco, Compostela Valley

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Upon consultation with the governor of Davao del Norte, Prospero S. Amatong, the province’s other two legislators, 3rd District Congressman Rodolfo P. Del Rosario and 2nd District Congressman Baltazar A. Sator, and other provincial and municipal officials, it was decided that the addition of four municipalities, namely Maco, Mabini, Pantukan, and Laak to the proposed province would be the most ideal and equitable configuration as this would make both provinces on an almost equal footing in terms of area, population, and development opportunities.

Pantukan, Compostela Valley

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Upon consultation with the governor of Davao del Norte, Prospero S. Amatong, the province’s other two legislators, 3rd District Congressman Rodolfo P. Del Rosario and 2nd District Congressman Baltazar A. Sator, and other provincial and municipal officials, it was decided that the addition of four municipalities, namely Maco, Mabini, Pantukan, and Laak to the proposed province would be the most ideal and equitable configuration as this would make both provinces on an almost equal footing in terms of area, population, and development opportunities.

House of Representatives of the Philippines

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However, the House of Representatives’ Reference and Research Bureau which conducted the research and legal work on the creation of the province found out that the mother province continues to be officially referred to as Davao del Norte in most official documents including the 1987 Philippine Constitution despite the passage of RA No. 6430 on June 17, 1972 renaming it as Davao Province.

Constitution of the Philippines

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However, the House of Representatives’ Reference and Research Bureau which conducted the research and legal work on the creation of the province found out that the mother province continues to be officially referred to as Davao del Norte in most official documents including the 1987 Philippine Constitution despite the passage of RA No. 6430 on June 17, 1972 renaming it as Davao Province.