Bogo City, Cebu
|Region||Central Visayas (Region VII)|
|Mayor||JUNIE MARTINEZ MAAYO NGA TAWO III|
|Area|| - km²|
|Total (2000)|| 63,869|
The plebiscite for the cityhood of Bogo was held on 16 June 2007. After few hours of canvassing, 97.82% of voters of Bogo voted for "yes" for cityhood. Former representative Clavel Asas-Matinez announced that the cityhood of Bogo has been ratified. It became the sixth component city of Cebu province.
On 19 November 2008, the City of Bogo was demoted along with 2 other cities in Cebu and 13 other cities in the Philippines. The Supreme Court ruled out that the 16 cities did not pass the requirements for cityhood.<ref name="Demotion">Napallacan, Jhunex (2008-11-21). Cities’ demotion worries DepEd execs. Cebu Daily News. Inquirer.net. Retrieved on 2008-11-27.</ref>
On December 10, 2008, Bogo and the other 15 cities affected filed a motion for reconsideration with the Supreme Court. More than a year later, on December 22, 2009, acting on said appeal, the Court reversed its earlier ruling as it ruled that "at the end of the day, the passage of the amendatory law (regarding the criteria for cityhood as set by Congress) is no different from the enactment of a law, i.e., the cityhood laws specifically exempting a particular political subdivision from the criteria earlier mentioned. Congress, in enacting the exempting law/s, effectively decreased the already codified indicators. SC reverses self, upholds creation of 16 cities As such, the cityhood status of Bogo is effectively restored.<ref>http://www.tribuneonline.org/nation/20091223nat1.html</ref>
On August 27, 2010, Bogo lost its city status again. It shared this fate with 15 other cities after the Supreme Court voted 7-6, with two justices not taking part, to reinstate a 2008 decision declaring as “unconstitutional" the Republic Acts (RAs) that converted 16 municipalities into cities.<ref>http://www.manilastandardtoday.com/insideNation.htm?f=2010/august/28/nation1.isx&d=2010/august/28</ref> A previous law required towns aspiring to become cities to earn at least P100 million annually, which none of the 16 did.
On February 15, 2011, the Supreme Court upheld for the third time the cityhood of Bogo and 15 other towns in the Philippines. <ref>http://www.pia.gov.ph/?m=1&t=1&id=17453</ref>
As of June 2011, an Entry of Judgement which states that Bogo City and 15 other LGUs' cityhood laws are all constitutional. This entry of judgement ended the cityhood battle of Bogo.
Bogo is politically subdivided into 29 barangays.
- Philippine Standard Geographic Code
- 2000 Philippine Census Information
- The Bogo Times - Bogo City News and Updates