Itogon Mayor Victorio Palangdan said the League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP) Benguet chapter supports the proposed split of the province’s legislative district.
Palangdan is LMP Benguet’s President.
Benguet caretaker and ACT-CIS Representative Eric Yap is seeking to split the province into two legislative districts.
Under Yap’s proposed measure, Benguet’s first legislative district will be composed of Itogon, Kabayan, Sablan, Tuba, and Bokod.
The proposed second district, meanwhile, will be composed of Atok, Bakun, Buguias, Kapangan, Kibungan, Mankayan, Tublay, and La Trinidad.
Palangdan said spliting up the province will ensure increased representation of Benguet.