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The Legislative District of Camiguin is the representation of the province of Camiguin 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 lone congressional district.

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HistoryEdit

Prior to gaining separate representation, areas now under the jurisdiction of Camiguin were represented under the undivided Misamis Province (1907–1931) and Misamis Oriental (1931–1969).

The enactment of Republic Act No. 4669 on June 18, 1966 separated Camiguin from Misamis Oriental; per Section 4 of the said law, the incumbent representative for Misamis Oriental continued to represent Camiguin until its separate representative was elected in the November 1969 elections.[1]

Camiguin 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 elected its member to the restored House of Representatives starting that same year.

Lone DistrictEdit

  • Population (2015): 88,478[3]
Period Representative[4]
7th Congress
1969–1972
Jose P. Neri
8th Congress
1987–1992
Pedro Romualdo
9th Congress
1992–1995
10th Congress
1995–1998
11th Congress
1998–2001
Jurdin Jesus M. Romualdo
12th Congress
2001–2004
13th Congress
2004–2007
14th Congress
2007–2010
Pedro Romualdo[a]
15th Congress
2010–2013
vacant
16th Congress
2013–2016
Xavier Jesus D. Romualdo
17th Congress
2016–2019
18th Congress
2019–2022

Notes

  1. ^ Died on April 23, 2013;[4] seat remained vacant until the end of the 14th Congress.

At-Large (defunct)Edit

Period Representative[4]
Regular Batasang Pambansa
1984–1986
Jose P. Neri

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Congress of the Philippines (June 18, 1966). "Republic Act No. 4669 - An Act separating the Subprovince of Camiguin from the Province of Misamis Oriental and establishing it as an independent province". Chan Robles Virtual Law Library. Retrieved November 19, 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. ^ "Population of Population of Legislative Districts by Region, Province, and Selected Highly Urbanized/Component City: 2015". Philippine Statistics Authority. 2015. Retrieved November 19, 2017.
  4. ^ a b c Congressional Library Bureau. "Roster of Philippine Legislators". Republic of the Philippines, House of Representatives. Retrieved November 19, 2017.