Local Government Code
CHAPTER 2. - GENERAL POWERS AND ATTRIBUTES OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT UNITS
SEC. 6. Authority to Create Local Government Units. - A local government unit may be created, divided, merged, abolished, or its boundaries substantially altered either by law enacted by Congress in the case of a province, city, municipality, or any other political subdivision, or by ordinance passed by the sangguniang panlalawigan or sangguniang panlungsod concerned in the case of a barangay located within its territorial jurisdiction, subject to such limitations and requirements prescribed in this Code.
Bukidnon is envisioned as a province of self –reliant people, enjoying quality life in an atmosphere of justice, peace and harmony with an ecologically balanced environment and optimally developed agri-based economy.
The promotion of the general welfare of the people of Bukidnon is the primary mission of the Province. Toward this end, the Provincial Government, in partnership with key stakeholders, shall endeavor to achieve local autonomy, deliver basic services, increase agricultural productivity and investment, regenerate its natural resources, and democratize access to resources and development.