REPUBLIC ACT NO. 191
AN ACT CREATING THE MUNICIPALITY OF ISABEL, PROVINCE OF LEYTE
Section 1. The barrios of Quiot, Sta. Cruz, Libertad, Matlang, Tolingan, Bantigue, Apale and Jonan are separated from the municipality of Merida, Province of Leyte, and constituted into a new and separate municipality to be known as the municipality of Isabel, Province of Leyte, with the seat of government at the barrio of Quiot.
Section 2. The municipal mayor, vice-mayor, and councilors of the new municipality shall be appointed by the President of the Philippines to hold office until their successors are elected and qualified.
Section 3. The municipality herein established shall begin to exist on the date fixed in a proclamation to said effect by the President of the Philippines and upon the appointment and qualification of its officers.
Section 4. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.
Enacted, without Executive approval, June 22, 1947.