Legislative districts of Agusan del Norte
The legislative districts of Agusan del Norte are the representations of the province of Agusan del Norte in the various national legislatures of the Philippines. The province is currently represented in the lower house of the Congress of the Philippines through its first and second congressional districts.
Republic Act No. 4979, approved in a plebiscite held simultaneously with the 1967 elections, split the old Agusan Province into Agusan del Norte and Agusan del Sur and provided them each with a congressional representative. In accordance with Section 7 of R.A. 4979, Agusan del Norte first elected its separate representative starting in the 1969 elections. The chartered city of Butuan, despite being enumerated as part of the territory of neither successor province, was designated as Agusan del Norte's seat of provincial government and became part of its congressional representation.
Under the new Constitution which was proclaimed on February 11, 1987, the Agusan del Norte was grouped with the highly urbanized city of Butuan and reapportioned into two congressional districts; each district elected its member to the restored House of Representatives starting that same year.
Between 1916 and 1935, the territory of what is now Agusan del Norte (then part of the undivided province of Agusan) was represented in the Senate of the Philippines through the 12th senatorial district of the Philippine Islands. However, in 1935, all senatorial districts were abolished when a unicameral National Assembly was installed under a new constitution following the passage of the Tydings–McDuffie Act, which established the Commonwealth of the Philippines. Since the 1941 elections, when the Senate was restored after a constitutional plebiscite, all twenty-four members of the upper house have been elected countrywide at-large.
Provincial board districtsEdit
The municipalities of Agusan del Norte are represented in the Agusan del Norte Provincial Board, the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (provincial legislature) of the province, through Agusan del Norte's first and second provincial board districts.
- Congress of the Philippines (June 16, 1967). "Republic Act No. 4979 - An Act Creating the Provinces of Agusan del Norte and Agusan del Sur". The LawPhil Project. Retrieved February 4, 2017.
- 1986 Constitutional Commission (February 2, 1987). "1987 Constitution of the Philippines - Apportionment Ordinance". Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines. Retrieved November 21, 2017.