La Union's 1st congressional district

La Union's 1st congressional district is one of the two congressional districts of the Philippines in the province of La Union. It has been represented in the House of Representatives of the Philippines since 1916 and earlier in the Philippine Assembly from 1907 to 1916.[3] The district consists of the provincial capital city of San Fernando and adjacent municipalities of Bacnotan, Balaoan, Bangar, Luna, San Gabriel, San Juan, Santol and Sudipen. It is currently represented in the 18th Congress by Pablo C. Ortega of the Nationalist People's Coalition (NPC).[4]

La Union's 1st congressional district
Constituency
for the House of Representatives of the Philippines
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Boundary of La Union's 1st congressional district in La Union
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Location of La Union within the Philippines
ProvinceLa Union
RegionIlocos Region
Population359,719 (2015)[1]
Electorate208,713 (2016)[2]
Major settlements
Area706.56 km²
Current constituency
Created1907
RepresentativePablo C. Ortega
Political party  NPC
Congressional blocMajority

Representation historyEdit

# Member Term of office Legislature Party Electoral history Constituent
LGUs
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La Union's 1st district for the Philippine AssemblyEdit

District created January 9, 1907.[5][6]
1 Andrés Asprer October 16, 1907 October 16, 1909 1st Nacionalista Elected in 1907. 1907–1916
Bacnotan, Balaoan, Bangar, Luna, San Fernando, San Juan
2 Joaquín Luna October 16, 1909 October 16, 1916 2nd Nacionalista Elected in 1909.
3rd Re-elected in 1912.

La Union's 1st district for the House of Representatives of the Philippine IslandsEdit

3 Juan T. Lucero October 16, 1916 June 6, 1922 4th Nacionalista Elected in 1916. 1916–1935
Bacnotan, Balaoan, Bangar, Luna, San Fernando, San Juan
5th Re-elected in 1919.
4 Pío Ancheta June 6, 1922 June 2, 1925 6th Nacionalista
Colectivista
Elected in 1922.
5 Fausto Almeida June 2, 1925 June 5, 1928 7th Demócrata Elected in 1925.
(4) Pío Ancheta June 5, 1928 June 2, 1931 8th Nacionalista
Consolidado
Elected in 1928.
6 Mariano Alisangco June 2, 1931 June 5, 1934 9th Independent Elected in 1931.
7 Francisco I. Ortega June 5, 1934 September 16, 1935 10th Nacionalista
Democrático
Elected in 1934.
# Member Term of office National
Assembly
Party Electoral history Constituent
LGUs
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La Union's 1st district for the National Assembly (Commonwealth of the Philippines)Edit

8 Camilo Osías September 16, 1935 December 30, 1938 1st Nacionalista
Demócrata Pro-Independencia
Elected in 1935. 1935–1941
Bacnotan, Balaoan, Bangar, Luna, San Fernando, San Gabriel, San Juan, Santol, Sudipen
9 Delfín B. Flores December 30, 1938 December 30, 1941 2nd Nacionalista Elected in 1938.
District dissolved into the two-seat La Union's at-large district for the National Assembly (Second Philippine Republic).
# Member Term of office Common
wealth
Congress
Party Electoral history Constituent
LGUs
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La Union's 1st district for the House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of the PhilippinesEdit

District re-created May 24, 1945.
(7) Francisco I. Ortega June 11, 1945 May 25, 1946 1st Nacionalista Elected in 1941. 1945–1946
Bacnotan, Balaoan, Bangar, Luna, San Fernando, San Gabriel, San Juan, Santol, Sudipen
# Member Term of office Congress Party Electoral history Constituent
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La Union's 1st district for the House of Representatives of the PhilippinesEdit

(7) Francisco I. Ortega May 25, 1946 December 30, 1949 1st Liberal Re-elected in 1946. 1946–1972
Bacnotan, Balaoan, Bangar, Luna, San Fernando, San Gabriel, San Juan, Santol, Sudipen
10 Miguel G. Rilloraza Jr. December 30, 1949 December 30, 1953 2nd Nacionalista Elected in 1949.
(7) Francisco I. Ortega December 30, 1953 December 30, 1965 3rd Nacionalista Elected in 1953.
4th Re-elected in 1957.
5th Re-elected in 1961.
11 Magnolia Antonino December 30, 1965 November 14, 1967 6th Independent Elected in 1965.
Resigned on election as senator.
12 Joaquín L. Ortega December 30, 1969 September 23, 1972 7th Nacionalista Elected in 1969.
Removed from office after imposition of martial law.
District dissolved into the twelve-seat Region I's at-large district for the Interim Batasang Pambansa, followed by the two-seat La Union's at-large district for the Regular Batasang Pambansa.
District re-created February 2, 1987.
13 Victor Francisco C. Ortega June 30, 1987 June 30, 1998 8th Nacionalista Elected in 1987. 1987–present
Bacnotan, Balaoan, Bangar, Luna, San Fernando, San Gabriel, San Juan, Santol, Sudipen
9th NPC Re-elected in 1992.
10th Re-elected in 1995.
14 Manuel C. Ortega June 30, 1998 June 30, 2007 11th NPC Elected in 1998.
12th Re-elected in 2001.
13th Re-elected in 2004.
(13) Victor Francisco C. Ortega June 30, 2007 June 30, 2016 14th Lakas–CMD Elected in 2007.
15th Re-elected in 2010.
16th Re-elected in 2013.
15 Pablo C. Ortega June 30, 2016 Incumbent 17th NPC Elected in 2016.
18th Re-elected in 2019.

Election resultsEdit

2016Edit

2016 Philippine House of Representatives elections
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Pablo Ortega 117,845
Independent Manuel Victor Ortega, Jr. 26,633
Independent Justo Oros III 12,017
Margin of victory
Invalid or blank votes 25,345
Total votes 181,840
Liberal gain from Lakas

2013Edit

2013 Philippine House of Representatives elections
Party Candidate Votes %
Lakas Victor Francisco Ortega 117,053 87.49
Independent Ruella Tiongson 3,380 2.53
Margin of victory 113,673 84.97%
Invalid or blank votes 13,351 9.99
Total votes 133,784 100.00
Lakas hold

2010Edit

2010 Philippine House of Representatives elections
Party Candidate Votes %
Lakas–Kampi Victor Francisco Ortega 144,537 100.00
Valid ballots 144,537 87.71
Invalid or blank votes 2,575 2.64
Total votes 164,785 100.00
Lakas–Kampi hold

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "TABLE 1. Population of legislative districts by Region, Province, and selected Highly Urbanized/Component City : 2015". Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved April 17, 2020.
  2. ^ "Philippines 2016 Voters Profile". Commission on Elections (Philippines). Retrieved April 17, 2020.
  3. ^ "Roster of Philippine legislators". House of Representatives of the Philippines. Retrieved April 17, 2020.
  4. ^ "House Members". House of Representatives of the Philippines. Retrieved April 17, 2020.
  5. ^ "Act No. 1582, (1907-01-09)". Lawyerly. Retrieved February 20, 2021.
  6. ^ Division of Insular Affairs (1908). Eighth Annual Report of the Philippine Commission to the Secretary of War. Elihu Root Collection of United States Documents Relating to the Philippine Islands. 253. Elihu Root, Secretary of War. Washington, D.C.: United States War Department. p. 49. Retrieved April 17, 2020.