REPUBLIC ACT NO. 1212
AN ACT CREATING THE MUNICIPALITY OF SAN JOSE, PROVINCE OF NEGROS ORIENTAL
Section 1. The barrios of Ayuquitan, Basak, Basiao, Cambaloctot, Calo, Cancawas, Hanay-Hanay, Jilocon, Lalaan, Naiba, Tapon Norte, Tampi, and sitios Guinsayawan, Kang-atid, Kangdajonog, Guilongsoran and Kaputihanan of the barrio of Siapo, all of which formerly belonged to the former Municipality of Ayuquitan and are now part of the Municipality of Amlan, are separated from the latter municipality and are constituted into a new municipality, to be known as the Municipality of San Jose, Province of Negros Oriental, with the seat of government at the site of the present barrio of Ayuquitan.
Section 2. The first mayor, vice-mayor, and councilors of the new municipality shall be appointed by the President of the Philippines alone, and shall hold office until their successors shall have been elected in the next general election for provincial and municipal officials and shall have duly qualified.
Section 3. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.
Approved, May 9, 1955.