Bayombong Mayor Ralph Lantion said he expects the municipality to become a city by 2022.
The Nueva Vizcaya politiko said a bill proposing the conversion of capital towns into cities is already being discussed in the House of Representatives.
Lantion said the bill aims to speed up socio-economic growth in capital towns.
“This is good news. We are looking forward to this as we are now armed with socio-economic infrastructure projects, among others,” he said.
“This is a development that will further provide jobs and employment for our constituents so that the quality of their lives will be improved for the better,” Lantion added.