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Legislative districts of Iloilo

The Legislative Districts of Iloilo are the representations of the province of Iloilo 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, second, third, fourth and fifth district.

The highly urbanized city of Iloilo City and the province of Guimaras were last represented as part of Iloilo in 1986 and 1995, respectively.

HistoryEdit

Iloilo was divided into five representative districts in 1907. Minor adjustments were made to the composition of the third, fourth, and fifth districts through Act No. 3036 enacted on March 9, 1922. When seats for the upper house of the Philippine Legislature were elected from territory-based districts between 1916 and 1935, the province formed part of the seventh senatorial district which elected two out of the 24-member senate.

In the disruption caused by the Second World War, two delegates represented the province in the National Assembly of the Japanese-sponsored Second Philippine Republic: one was the provincial governor (an ex officio member), while the other was elected through a provincial assembly of KALIBAPI members during the Japanese occupation of the Philippines. Iloilo City, being a chartered city, was represented separately in this short-lived legislative body. Upon the restoration of the Philippine Commonwealth in 1945, the province retained its five pre-war representative districts.

The province was represented in the Interim Batasang Pambansa as part of Region VI from 1978 to 1984. In 1984 the province elected five representatives, at large, to the Regular Batasang Pambansa.

The province, excluding the highly urbanized of city of Iloilo, was reapportioned into five congressional districts under the new Constitution[1] which was proclaimed on February 11, 1987. The five districts elected members to the restored House of Representatives starting that same year. Iloilo City also elected its own representative in the 1987 election.

On May 22, 1992 the Provincial Board of Canvassers of Iloilo affirmed the results of the May 11, 1992 plebiscite on the proposed establishment of Guimaras (a sub-province of Iloilo since 1966) as a regular province by virtue of Section 462 of Republic Act No. 7160 (Local Government Code of 1991).[2] Guimaras continued to be represented as part of the second district of Iloilo until it elected its own representative in the 1995 elections.

1st DistrictEdit

 
1st District of Iloilo
Period Representative
1st Philippine Legislature
1907–1909
Amando Avanceña
2nd Philippine Legislature
1909–1912
Francisco F. Villanueva
3rd Philippine Legislature
1912–1916
4th Philippine Legislature
1916–1919
Jose M. Arroyo
5th Philippine Legislature
1919–1922
Jose Evangelista
6th Philippine Legislature
1922–1925
7th Philippine Legislature
1925–1928
Eugenio Baldana
8th Philippine Legislature
1928–1931
Jose C. Zulueta
9th Philippine Legislature
1931–1934
10th Philippine Legislature
1934–1935
1st National Assembly
1935–1938
2nd National Assembly
1938–1941
3rd National Assembly
1941–1946
1st Congress
1946–1949
Mateo M. Nonato
2nd Congress
1949–1953
Jose C. Zulueta
3rd Congress
1953–1957
Pedro G. Trono
4th Congress
1957–1961
5th Congress
1961–1965
6th Congress
1965–1969
7th Congress
1969–1972
Jose C. Zulueta
8th Congress
1987–1992
Oscar G. Garin
9th Congress
1992–1995
10th Congress
1995–1998
11th Congress
1998–2001
Ninfa S. Garin
12th Congress
2001–2004
Oscar G. Garin
13th Congress
2004–2007
Janette L. Garin
14th Congress
2007–2010
15th Congress
2010–2013
16th Congress
2013–2016
Oscar "Richard" S. Garin, Jr.
17th Congress
2016–2019
18th Congress
2019–2022
Janette L. Garin

2nd DistrictEdit

 
2nd District of Iloilo
Period Representative
10th Congress
1995–1998
Alberto J. Lopez
11th Congress
1998–2001
Augusto L. Syjuco, Jr.
12th Congress
2001–2004
13th Congress
2004–2007
Judy J. Syjuco
14th Congress
2007–2010
15th Congress
2010–2013
Augusto L. Syjuco, Jr.
16th Congress
2013–2016
Arcadio H. Gorriceta
17th Congress
2016–2019
18th Congress
2019–2022
Michael B. Gorriceta

1907–1972Edit

Period Representative
1st Philippine Legislature
1907–1909
Nicolas Jalandoni
2nd Philippine Legislature
1909–1912
Carlos Ledesma
3rd Philippine Legislature
1912–1916
Perfecto J. Salas
4th Philippine Legislature
1916–1919
Cresenciano Lozano
5th Philippine Legislature
1919–1922
6th Philippine Legislature
1922–1925
7th Philippine Legislature
1925–1928
Vicente R. Ybiernas
8th Philippine Legislature
1928–1931
Engracio Padilla
9th Philippine Legislature
1931–1934
Vicente R. Ybiernas
10th Philippine Legislature
1934–1935
1st National Assembly
1935–1938
Ruperto Montinola
2nd National Assembly
1938–1941
3rd National Assembly
1941–1946
Oscar Ledesma
1st Congress
1946–1949
2nd Congress
1949–1953
Pascual Espinosa
3rd Congress
1953–1957
Rodolfo Ganzon
4th Congress
1957–1961
Pascual Espinosa
5th Congress
1961–1965
Rodolfo Ganzon
6th Congress
1965–1969
Fermin Z. Caram, Jr.
7th Congress
1969–1972

1987–1995Edit

Period Representative
8th Congress
1987–1992
Alberto J. Lopez
9th Congress
1992–1995

3rd DistrictEdit

 
3rd District of Iloilo
Period Representative
8th Congress
1987–1992
Licurgo P. Tirador
9th Congress
1992–1995
10th Congress
1995–1998
11th Congress
1998–2001
Manuel P. Parcon
12th Congress
2001–2004
Arthur C. Defensor, Sr.
13th Congress
2004–2007
14th Congress
2007–2010
15th Congress
2010–2013
Arthur R. Defensor, Jr.
16th Congress
2013–2016
17th Congress
2016–2019
18th Congress
2019–2022
Lorenz R. Defensor

1907–1922Edit

Period Representative
1st Philippine Legislature
1907–1909
Salvador Laguda
2nd Philippine Legislature
1909–1912
Jose Lopez-Vito
3rd Philippine Legislature
1912–1916
Ernesto Gustilo
4th Philippine Legislature
1916–1919
Nicanor Gregorius
5th Philippine Legislature
1919–1922
Jose E. Locsin

1922–1972Edit

Period Representative
6th Philippine Legislature
1922–1925
Tomas Confesor
7th Philippine Legislature
1925–1928
8th Philippine Legislature
1928–1931
9th Philippine Legislature
1931–1934
Silvestre Villa
10th Philippine Legislature
1934–1935
Atanasio Ampig
1st National Assembly
1935–1938
Tomas Confesor
2nd National Assembly
1938–1941
Atanasio Ampig
3rd National Assembly
1941–1946
Tiburcio Lutero
1st Congress
1946–1949
2nd Congress
1949–1953
Patricio V. Confesor
3rd Congress
1953–1957
Ramon C. Tabiana
4th Congress
1957–1961
Domitilo G. Abordo
5th Congress
1961–1965
Ramon C. Tabiana
6th Congress
1965–1969
Gloria M. Tabiana
7th Congress
1969–1972

4th DistrictEdit

 
4th District of Iloilo
Period Representative
8th Congress
1987–1992
Narciso D. Monfort
9th Congress
1992–1995
Nicetas P. Panes
10th Congress
1995–1998
Narciso D. Monfort
11th Congress
1998–2001
12th Congress
2001–2004
13th Congress
2004–2007
Ferjenel G. Biron
14th Congress
2007–2010
15th Congress
2010–2013
16th Congress
2013–2016
Hernan G. Biron, Jr.
17th Congress
2016–2019
Ferjenel G. Biron
18th Congress
2019–2022
Braeden John Q. Biron

1907–1922Edit

Period Representative
1st Philippine Legislature
1907–1909
Adriano Hernandez
2nd Philippine Legislature
1909–1912
Esperidon Guanco
3rd Philippine Legislature
1912–1916
Tiburcio Lutero
4th Philippine Legislature
1916–1919
5th Philippine Legislature
1919–1922
Daniel Evangelista

1922–1972Edit

Period Representative
6th Philippine Legislature
1922–1925
Federico R. Tirador
7th Philippine Legislature
1925–1928
Asencio Arrancillo
8th Philippine Legislature
1928–1931
Tomas Buenaflor
9th Philippine Legislature
1931–1934
10th Philippine Legislature
1934–1935
Federico R. Tirador
1st National Assembly
1935–1938
Tomas Buenaflor
2nd National Assembly
1938–1941
3rd National Assembly
1941–1946
Ceferino de los Santos
1st Congress
1946–1949
Gaudencio Dimaisip[a]
Mariano Peñaflorida[b]
2nd Congress
1949–1953
Ricardo Yap Ladrido
3rd Congress
1953–1957
4th Congress
1957–1961
5th Congress
1961–1965
6th Congress
1965–1969
7th Congress
1969–1972
Mariano Peñaflorida

Notes

  1. ^ Died in office.
  2. ^ Elected in a special election in 1947, to complete unexpired term of predecessor.

5th DistrictEdit

 
5th District of Iloilo
Period Representative
8th Congress
1987–1992
Niel D. Tupas Sr.
9th Congress
1992–1995
10th Congress
1995–1998
11th Congress
1998–2001
Rolex T. Suplico
12th Congress
2001–2004
13th Congress
2004–2007
14th Congress
2007–2010
Niel C. Tupas, Jr.
15th Congress
2010–2013
16th Congress
2013–2016
17th Congress
2016–2019
Raul C. Tupas
18th Congress
2019–2022

1907–1922Edit

Period Representative
1st Philippine Legislature
1907–1909
Regino Dorillo
2nd Philippine Legislature
1909–1912
Ramon Lopez
3rd Philippine Legislature
1912–1916
Cirilo Mapa
4th Philippine Legislature
1916–1919
Juan de Leon
5th Philippine Legislature
1919–1922
Victoriano M. Salcedo

1922–1972Edit

Period Representative
6th Philippine Legislature
1922–1925
Tomas Vargas
7th Philippine Legislature
1925–1928
Venancio Cudilla
8th Philippine Legislature
1928–1931
9th Philippine Legislature
1931–1934
10th Philippine Legislature
1934–1935
1st National Assembly
1935–1938
Victoriano M. Salcedo
2nd National Assembly
1938–1941
3rd National Assembly
1941–1946
Juan Borra
1st Congress
1946–1949
2nd Congress
1949–1953
Jose M. Aldeguer
3rd Congress
1953–1957
4th Congress
1957–1961
5th Congress
1961–1965
6th Congress
1965–1969
7th Congress
1969–1972

At-Large (defunct)Edit

1943–1944Edit

Period Representative
National Assembly
1943–1944
Cirilo Mapa, Jr.[3]
Fermin C. Caram (ex officio)[3]

1984–1986Edit

Period Representative
Regular Batasang Pambansa
1984–1986
Salvador B. Britanico
Fermin Z. Caram, Jr.
Arthur D. Defensor
Narciso D. Monfort
Rafael P. Palmares

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1987 Constitution of the Philippines - Apportionment Ordinance". Retrieved June 13, 2016.
  2. ^ Congress of the Philippines (October 10, 1991). "Republic Act No. 7160 - Local Government Code of 1991". Retrieved August 11, 2016.
  3. ^ a b Official program of the inauguration of the Republic of the Philippines and the induction into office of His Excellency Jose P. Laurel. Bureau of Printing. 1943.