Legislative districts of Makati
The legislative districts of Makati are the representations of the highly urbanized city of Makati 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 first and second districts.
Areas now under the jurisdiction of Makati were initially represented as part of the first district of Rizal in 1907, and remained so until 1972. Makati was separated from Rizal on November 7, 1975 by virtue of Presidential Decree No. 824, and was represented in the Interim Batasang Pambansa along with other Metropolitan Manila municipalities and cities as part of Region IV from 1978 to 1984.
Makati was still a municipality then, first gained separate representation in 1984, when it returned one representative to the Regular Batasang Pambansa. The municipality continued to constitute a separate congressional district under the new Constitution proclaimed on February 11, 1987; it elected its member to the restored House of Representatives starting that same year.
Upon its cityhood, Makati was divided into two congressional districts by virtue of Section 52 of Republic Act No. 7854 (the City Charter of Makati), enacted on January 2, 1995 and approved by plebiscite on February 4, 1995, the day Makati became a city. The districts first elected their separate representatives in the 1998 general elections.
There remains an unresolved dispute over which city has jurisdiction over lands encompassed within the former Fort McKinley U.S. Military Reservation (now Fort Bonifacio and its surrounding areas). Portions of two of Makati's barangays (Post Proper Northside and Post Proper Southside) are claimed by the neighboring city of Taguig as part of its own three barangays (Fort Bonifacio, Pinagsama and Western Bicutan). Residents of areas where Makati exercises de facto control vote as part of this congressional district, while residents of areas where Taguig exercises de facto control vote as part of the Legislative district of Taguig.
- Barangay: Bangkal, Bel-Air, Carmona, Dasmariñas Village, Forbes Park, Kasilawan, La Paz, Magallanes, Olympia, Palanan, Pio del Pilar, Poblacion, San Antonio, San Isidro, San Lorenzo, Santa Cruz, Singkamas, Tejeros, Urdaneta, Valenzuela
- Area: 16.31 km²
- Population (2015): 242,655
|Ceferino P. Arroyo, Jr.|
|Teodoro L. Locsin, Jr.|
|Monique Yazmin Maria Q. Lagdameo|
|Manuel Monsour T. del Rosario III|
|Romulo V. Peña, Jr.|
- Barangay: Cembo, Comembo, East Rembo, Guadalupe Nuevo, Guadalupe Viejo, Pembo, Pinagkaisahan, Pitogo, Rizal, South Cembo, West Rembo, Post Proper Northside,[a] Post Proper Southside[a]
- Area: 15.65 km²
- Population (2010): 339,947 (including disputed barangays)
|Agapito A. Aquino|
|Mar-Len Abigail S. Binay-Campos|
|Luis Jose Angel Campos Jr.|
- Excluding portions controlled by Taguig.
Lone district (defunct)Edit
|Maria Consuelo Puyat-Reyes|
|Ceferino P. Arroyo, Jr.|
|Regular Batasang Pambansa
|Ruperto C. Gaite|
- Marcos, Ferdinand E. (November 7, 1975). "Presidential Decree No. 824 - Creating the Metropolitan Manila and the Metropolitan Manila Commission and for Other Purposes". The LawPHiL Project. Retrieved October 10, 2017.
- 1986 Constitutional Commission (February 2, 1987). "1987 Constitution of the Philippines - Apportionment Ordinance". Retrieved October 9, 2017.
- Congress of the Philippines (January 2, 1995). "Republic Act No. 7854, An Act Converting the Municipality of Makati into a Highly Urbanized City to be Known as the City of Makati" (PDF). Retrieved October 8, 2017.
- Congressional Library Bureau. "Roster of Philippine Legislators". Republic of the Philippines, House of Representatives. Retrieved October 10, 2017.