AN ACT AMENDING FIXING THE DATE OR REGULAR ELECTIONS FOR ELECTIVE OFFICIALS OF THE AUTONOMOUS REGION IN MUSLIM MINDANAO PURSUANT TO REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9054, ENTITLED “AN ACT TO STRENGTHEN AND EXPAND THE ORGANIC ACT FOR THE AUTONOMOUS REGION IN MUSLIM MINDANAO, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT NO. 6734, ENTITLED AN ACT PROVIDING FOR AN ORGANIC ACT FOR THE AUTONOMOUS REGION IN MUSLIM MINDANAO, AS AMENDED”
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Philippines in Congress assembled:
Section 1. Date of Election. The regular election fro regional Governor and Regional Vice Governor and Members of the Regional Legislative Assembly of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) shall be held on the second Monday of August 2005. Succeeding regular elections shall be held on the same date every three years thereafter.
Sec. 2. Term of Office. The term of office of the Regional Governor, Regional Vice-Governor and Members of the Regional Legislative Assembly of the ARMM shall be for a period of three years, which shall commence at noon on the thirtieth (30th) day of September 2005 and shall end at noon of the same date three years thereafter.
Sec. 3. Hold-over. All incumbent elective officials of the ARMM elected in the first regular election under Republic Act. No. 9054 and Republic Act. No. 9140 shall hold office, in an hold-over capacity, until their successor shall have been elected and qualified.
Sec. 4. Rules and Regulations. The Commission on Elections shall promulgate the necessary rules and regulations to carry out the purpose of this Act.
Sec. 5. Repealing Clause. – All laws, decrees, orders, rules and regulations, and other issuances or parts thereof which are inconsistent with this Act, are hereby repealed, amended and modified accordingly.
Sec. 7. Effectivity Clause. This Act shall take effect immediately upon the completion of its publication in at least one newspaper of general circulation.
President of the Senate
JOSE DE VENECIA JR.
Speaker of the House of Representatives
This Act which is a consolidation of Senate Bill No. 1757 and House Bill No. 2808 was finally passed by the Senate and House of Representatives on September 14, 2004.
OSCAR G G. YABES
Secretary of Senate
ROBERTO P. NAZARENO
House of Represenatives
Approved: September 21, 2004
President of the Philippines