Legislative districts of Agusan del Sur

The Legislative Districts of Agusan del Sur are the representations of the province of Agusan del Sur 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.

HistoryEdit

Prior to gaining separate representation, areas now under the jurisdiction of Agusan del Sur were represented under the Department of Mindanao and Sulu (1917–1935) and Agusan Province (1935–1969).

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.[1] In accordance with Section 7 of R.A. 4979, Agusan del Sur first elected its separate representative starting in the 1969 elections.[1]

Agusan del Sur was represented in the Interim Batasang Pambansa as part of Region X from 1978 to 1984, and returned one representative, elected at large, to the Regular Batasang Pambansa in 1984.

Under the new Constitution which was proclaimed on February 11, 1987, the province constituted a lone congressional district,[2] and it elected its member to the restored House of Representatives starting that same year.

The approval of Republic Act No. 9508 on October 20, 2008 divided the province into two congressional districts,[3] which elected their separate representatives starting in the 2010 elections.

1st DistrictEdit

Period Representative[5]
15th Congress
2010–2013
Ma. Valentina G. Plaza-Cornelio
16th Congress
2013–2016
17th Congress
2016–2019
18th Congress
2019–2022
Alfelito M. Bascug

2nd DistrictEdit

Period Representative[5]
15th Congress
2010–2013
Evelyn G. Plaza-Mellana
16th Congress
2013–2016
17th Congress
2016–2019
18th Congress
2019–2022
Adolph Edward G. Plaza

Lone District (defunct)Edit

Period Representative[5]
7th Congress
1969–1972
Democrito O. Plaza Sr.
8th Congress
1987–1992
9th Congress
1992–1995
Ceferino S. Paredes, Jr.
10th Congress
1995–1998
11th Congress
1998–2001
Alex G. Bascug
12th Congress
2001–2004
Rodolfo G. Plaza
13th Congress
2004–2007
14th Congress
2007–2010

At-Large (defunct)Edit

Period Representative[5]
Regular Batasang Pambansa
1984–1986
Democrito O. Plaza Sr.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b 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.
  2. ^ 1986 Constitutional Commission (February 2, 1987). "1987 Constitution of the Philippines - Apportionment Ordinance". Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines. Retrieved November 19, 2017.
  3. ^ Congress of the Philippines (October 20, 2008). "Republic Act No. 9508 - An Act Providing for the Reapportionment of the Lone Legislative District of the Province of Agusan del Sur". The LawPhil Project. Retrieved February 4, 2017.
  4. ^ a b "Population of Population of Legislative Districts by Region, Province, and Selected Highly Urbanized/Component City: 2015". Philippine Statistics Authority. 2015. Retrieved November 18, 2017.
  5. ^ a b c d Congressional Library Bureau. "Roster of Philippine Legislators". Republic of the Philippines, House of Representatives. Retrieved February 7, 2017.