REPUBLIC ACT NO. 1902
AN ACT CREATING THE MUNICIPALITY OF MATANAO, PROVINCE OF DAVAO
Section 1. The barrios of Kibao, San Vicente, Kibuaya, Managa Km. 67, Sinawilan, New Visayas, Sacub, Upper Malabang, Temongbong, Sinaragan, Maliit Digos, Kapok, Tamlangon, Manga, Buas, New Katipunan, Da-Anama, Upper Kauswagan, Kagaulas, Kabasagan, Tuwak, Mal, Latian, Lanturi, Dongang-Pekong, La Union, Kauswagan and Paitan, Municipality of Bansalan, Province of Davao, are separated from said municipality, and are constituted into a new and independent municipality, to be known as the Municipality of Matanao, Province of Davao. The boundary line of the new municipality and that of the Municipality of Bansalan will start from the point between the boundary of barrio Tinongtongan and Kibao on the north, thence straight southward to Kilometer 72, Davao-Cotabato National Highway, thence to the barrio of New katipunan, touching the Municipality of Padada.
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, June 22, 1957.