1st National Assembly of the Philippines

The First National Assembly of the Philippines (Filipino: Unang Asemblyang Pambansa ng Pilipinas) was the meeting of the legislature of the Commonwealth of the Philippines from November 25, 1935 until August 15, 1938.

SessionsEdit

  • First Special Session: November 25, – December 21, 1935
  • First Regular Session: June 16 – October 9, 1936
    • Second Special Session: August 28 – September 8, 1937
    • Third Special Session: September 9, 1937
  • Second Regular Session: January 24 – May 19, 1938
    • Fourth Special Session: May 23 – 24, 1938
    • Fifth Special Session: July 25 – August 15, 1938

LegislationEdit

The First National Assembly passed a total of 415 laws: Commonwealth Act Nos. 1 to 415.

Major legislationEdit

  • Commonwealth Act No. 1 – The National Defense Act of 1935
  • Commonwealth Act No. 2 – Creation of the National Economic Council
  • Commonwealth Act No. 3 – Reorganization of the Supreme Court and the Creation of the Court of Appeals
  • Commonwealth Act No. 5 – Reorganization of the Executive Departments and the Creation of the Budget Commission
  • Commonwealth Act No. 7 – Creation of the National Loan and Investment Board
  • Commonwealth Act No. 20 – Agrarian Reform Act of 1936
  • Commonwealth Act No. 34 – Setting the Date of April 30, 1937, for the Plebiscite of the Constitutional Amendments pertaining to Women's Suffrage
  • Commonwealth Act No. 39 – Charter of the City of Zamboanga
  • Commonwealth Act No. 51 – Charter of the City of Davao
  • Commonwealth Act No. 58 – Charter of the City of Cebu
  • Commonwealth Act No. 85 – Amendment to the Provincial and Municipal Appropriations Act
  • Commonwealth Act No. 103 – Creation of the Court of Industrial Relations
  • Commonwealth Act No. 104 – Authorizing the Secretary of Labor to Promulgate and Enforce Regulations and the Establishment of Safety Standards for Laborers and Employees working in Quarries and Mines
  • Commonwealth Act No. 118 – The Philippine Livestock Promotion Fund Act of 1936
  • Commonwealth Act No. 120 – The National Power Corporation Act of 1936
  • Commonwealth Act No. 177 – Extension of the Civil Service Commission
  • Commonwealth Act No. 184 – Creation of the Institute of National Language
  • Commonwealth Act No. 186 – Creation of the Government Insurance Service System
  • Commonwealth Act No. 192 – Creation of the National Produce Exchange
  • Commonwealth Act No. 238 – Abolition of the Cedula or Poll Tax
  • Commonwealth Act No. 234 – Appropriations for Primary Education
  • Commonwealth Act No. 240 – Appropriations for New Elementary School Buildings
  • Commonwealth Act No. 242 – Compensation for Lost Cedula Revenues
  • Commonwealth Act No. 246 – General Appropriations Act of 1936
  • Commonwealth Act No. 328 – Charter of the City of Bacolod
  • Commonwealth Act No. 343 – Abolition of the State Force Police and the Re-Creation of the Philippine Constabulary
  • Commonwealth Act No. 381 – Creating A Level of Three Years of Immediate Education for Children and its Appropriations

LeadershipEdit

  • Speaker:
Gil M. Montilla (NP, 3rd District, Negros Occidental)
  • Floor Leader:
José E. Romero (NP, 2nd District, Negros Oriental)

MembersEdit

Province District Assemblyman
Abra Agapito Garduque
Agusan Apolonio D. Curato
Albay Jose Bonto
Justino Nuyda
Pedro Sabido
Pedro Vera
Antique Calixto O. Zaldivar
Bataan Teodoro Camacho
Batanes Vicente Agan
Batangas Miguel Tolentino
Eusebio Orense
Maximo M. Kalaw
Bohol Juan Torralba
Olegario B. Clarin
Margarito E. Revilles
Bukidnon Manuel Fortich
Bulacan Nicolas Buendia
Antonio Villarama
Cagayan Marcelo Adduru
Regino Veridiano
Camarines Norte Froilan Pimentel
Camarines Sur Francisco Celebrado
Jose T. Fuentebella
Capiz Manuel A. Roxas
Jose A. Dorado
Rafael S. Tumbokon
Cavite Justiniano S. Montano
Cebu Celestino Rodriguez
Hilario Abellana
Agustin Y. Kintanar
Vicente Rama
Miguel Cuenco
Nicolas Rafols
Buenaventura Rodriguez
Cotabato Datu Balabaran Sinsuat
Davao Romualdo Quimpo
Ilocos Norte Vicente T. Lazo
Ulpiano H. Arzadon
Ilocos Sur Benito Soliven
Sixto Brillantes
Iloilo Jose C. Zulueta
Ruperto Montinola
Tomas Confesor
Tomas Buenaflor
Victoriano M. Salcedo
Isabela Mauro Verzosa
La Union Camilo Osías
Agaton R. Yaranon
Laguna Tomas Dizon
Crisanto M. Guysayko
Lanao Tomas Cabili
Leyte Jose Ma. Veloso
Dominador M. Tan
Tomas Oppus
Francisco D. Enage
Ruperto Kapunan
Manila Gregorio Perfecto
Pedro Gil
Marinduque Jose A. Uy
Masbate Pio V. Corpus
Mindoro Juan L. Luna
Misamis Occidental Jose A. Ozamis
Misamis Oriental Leon Borromeo
Mountain Province Saturnino Moldero
Felipe E. Jose
George K. Tait
Negros Occidental Enrique B. Magalona
Pedro C. Hernaez
Gil Montilla
Negros Oriental Guillermo Z. Villanueva
José E. Romero
Nueva Ecija Manuel A. Alzate
Felipe Buencamino, Jr.
Nueva Vizcaya Bernardo L. Buenafe
Palawan Claudio R. Sandoval
Pampanga Eligio Lagman
Jose P. Fausto
Pangasinan Anacleto B. Ramos
Eugenio Pérez
Daniel Maramba
Nicomedes T. Rupisan
Narciso Ramos
Rizal Pedro Magsalin
Emilio de la Paz
Romblon Gabriel Fabella
Samar Tiburcio Tancinco
Serafin Marabut
Juan L. Bocar
Sorsogon Norberto Roque
Tomas Clemente
Sulu Ombra Amilbangsa
Surigao Ricardo Navarro
Tarlac Jose Cojuangco
Benigno S. Aquino
Tayabas Jose A. Angara
Francisco Lavides
Zambales Potenciano Lesaca
Zamboanga Juan S. Alano

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

  • "List of Senators". Senate of the Philippines. Archived from the original on September 14, 2006. Retrieved September 16, 2006.
  • "The LAWPHi'L Project – Philippine Laws and Jurispudance Databank". Arellano Law Foundation. Archived from the original on September 1, 2006. Retrieved September 16, 2006.

Further readingEdit

  • Philippine House of Representatives Congressional Library
  • Paras, Corazon L. (2000). The Presidents of the Senate of the Republic of the Philippines. ISBN 971-8832-24-6.
  • Pobre, Cesar P. (2000). Philippine Legislature 100 Years. ISBN 971-92245-0-9.