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The Legislative District of Iligan is the representation of the highly urbanized city of Iligan in the various national legislatures of the Philippines. The city is currently represented in the lower house of the Congress of the Philippines through its lone congressional district.


Prior to gaining separate representation, areas now under the jurisdiction of Iligan were represented under the Department of Mindanao and Sulu (1917–1935), the historical Lanao Province (1935–1961), Region XII (1978–1984) and Lanao del Norte (1961–1972; 1987–2010).

By virtue of being classified as a highly urbanized city in 1983, Iligan was granted separate representation for the first time in the Regular Batasang Pambansa, electing one representative, at large, in 1984.

However, under the new Constitution which was proclaimed on February 11, 1987, the city was grouped again with Lanao del Norte and placed in its first congressional district;[1] this district elected its first representative to the restored House of Representatives starting that same year.

Iligan regained separate representation with the passage of Republic Act No. 9724 on October 20, 2009, which segregated the city from the first district of Lanao del Norte to form its own congressional district starting in the 2010 elections.[2]

Lone DistrictEdit

  • Population (2015): 342,618[3]
Period Representative[4]
15th Congress
Vicente F. Belmonte, Jr.
16th Congress
17th Congress
Frederick W. Siao
18th Congress

At-Large (defunct)Edit

Period Representative[4]
Regular Batasang Pambansa
Camilo P. Cabili

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ Congress of the Philippines (October 20, 2009). "Republic Act No. 9724 - An Act Separating the City of Iligan from the First Legislative District of the Province of Lanao del Norte to Constitute the Lone Legislative District of the City of Iligan" (PDF). Senate of the Philippines. Retrieved February 18, 2017.
  3. ^ "Population of Population of Legislative Districts by Region, Province, and Selected Highly Urbanized/Component City: 2015". Philippine Statistics Authority. 2015. Retrieved November 21, 2017.
  4. ^ a b Congressional Library Bureau. "Roster of Philippine Legislators". Republic of the Philippines, House of Representatives. Retrieved February 18, 2017.