MANILA - President Rodrigo Duterte has signed into law a measure creating a separate legislative district for Sta. Rosa City.
The city, currently part of the first district of Laguna, will constitute the lone legislative district of the City of Sta. Rosa under Republic Act No. 11395 signed on Aug. 22.
This leaves San Pedro City as the only remaining part of the province's first district, currently represented by Dan Fernandez at the House of Representatives.
The incumbent representative of the first district of Laguna will continue to represent the district until a representative of the lone district of Sta. Rosa City is elected.
The change takes effect in the next national and local elections.
Sta. Rosa City has a population of nearly 300,000, according to its website.