2006 Dinagat Islands creation plebiscite

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.

2006 Dinagat Islands creation plebiscite

2 December 2006 (2006-12-02)

Do you approve of the creation of the Province of Dinagat Islands into a distinct and indepndent province comprising the municipalities of Basilisa, Cagdianao, Dinagat, Libjo (Albor), Loret, San Jose and Tubajon in the Province of Surigao del Norte, pursuant to Republic Act No. 9355?
Results
Choice
Votes %
Yes 70,058 52.60%
No 63,144 47.40%
Valid votes 133,202 100.00%
Invalid or blank votes 0 0.00%
Total votes 133,202 100.00%
Registered voters/turnout 297,959 44.7%

Referendum questionEdit

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

ResultsEdit

The seven towns in Dinagat Island, five towns overwhelmingly voted for provincehood, with San Jose, the headquarters of the Philippine Benevolent Missionaries Association, having the highest turnout at 91.9%. Across the Dinagat Sound in Siargao, the "no" votes prevailed, but only 38% of registered voters turned out. In the Mindanao mainland, the no votes also prevailed, with also a low turnout. In the provincial capital of Surigao City, majority of the 44% who turned out were against provincehood.[1]

Plebiscite for the approval of Republic Act 9355[1]
Choice Votes %
  Yes 70,058 52.60
No 63,144 47.40
Required majority 50.00
Total votes 133,202 100.00
Registered voters/turnout 297,959 44.70

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

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b Serrano, Ben. "'Yes' to Dinagat provincehood". Philstar.com. Retrieved 2021-11-04.