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Legislative districts of Misamis Occidental

The Legislative districts of Misamis Occidental are the representations of the province of Misamis Occidental 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 Misamis Occidental were represented under the historical Misamis Province (1907–1931).

The approval of Act No. 3537 on November 2, 1929 split the old province into Misamis Occidental and Misamis Oriental, and provided the new provinces separate representations in the Philippine Assembly.[1] The new province of Misamis Occidental first elected its own representative in the 1931 elections. It also remained part of the eleventh senatorial district which elected two out of the 24-member upper house of the Philippine Legislature when senators were still elected from territory-based districts (1916–1935).

During the Second World War, the Province of Misamis Occidental sent two delegates to 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. Upon the restoration of the Philippine Commonwealth in 1945 the province retained its pre-war lone district.

Even after receiving their own city charters, Ozamiz, Tangub and Oroquieta remained part of the representation of the Province of Misamis Occidental by virtue of Section 89 of Republic Act No. 321 (June 19, 1948),[2] Section 88 of Republic Act No. 5131 (June 17, 1967),[3] and Section 106 of Republic Act No. 5518 (June 21, 1969),[4] respectively.

Misamis Occidental was represented in the Interim Batasang Pambansa as part of Region X from 1978 to 1984. The province 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 was reapportioned into two congressional districts;[5] each elected its member to the restored House of Representatives starting that same year.

1st DistrictEdit

Period Representative[7]
8th Congress
1987–1992
Julio H. Ozamiz
9th Congress
1992–1995
Percival B. Catane[a]
10th Congress
1995–1998
11th Congress
1998–2001
vacant
12th Congress
2001–2004
Ernie D. Clarete
13th Congress
2004–2007
14th Congress
2007–2010
Marina P. Clarete
15th Congress
2010–2013
Jorge T. Almonte
16th Congress
2013–2016
17th Congress
2016–2019
18th Congress
2019–2022
Diego C. Ty

Notes

  1. ^ Proclaimed winner of 1998 election, but died on July 15, 1998 before the opening of the 11th Congress. Seat deemed vacant on 30 July 30, 1998 by House of Representatives Electoral Tribunal, and remained so until the end of the 11th Congress.[7]

2nd DistrictEdit

Period Representative[7]
8th Congress
1987–1992
Hilarion J. Ramiro, Jr.
9th Congress
1992–1995
10th Congress
1995–1998
Herminia M. Ramiro
11th Congress
1998–2001
Hilarion J. Ramiro, Jr.[a]
vacant
12th Congress
2001–2004
Herminia M. Ramiro
13th Congress
2004–2007
14th Congress
2007–2010
15th Congress
2010–2013
Loreto Leo S. Ocampos
16th Congress
2013–2016
Henry S. Oaminal
17th Congress
2016–2019
18th Congress
2019–2022

Notes

  1. ^ Died on January 5, 2001; seat remained vacant until the end of the 11th Congress.[7]

Lone District (defunct)Edit

Period Representative[7]
9th Philippine Legislature
1931–1934
Jose A. Ozamiz
10th Philippine Legislature
1934–1935
1st National Assembly
1935–1938
2nd National Assembly
1938–1941
1st Commonwealth Congress
1941–1946
Eugenio Stuart Del Rosario
1st Congress
1946–1949
Porfirio G. Villarin
2nd Congress
1949–1953
3rd Congress
1953–1957
William L. Chiongbian[a]
4th Congress
1957–1961
5th Congress
1961–1965
vacant
Guillermo C. Sambo[b]
6th Congress
1965–1969
William L. Chiongbian
7th Congress
1969–1972

Notes

  1. ^ Prematurely proclaimed winner of 1961 election and took oath of office as member of 5th Congress, but did not assume seat. Proclamation later voided by the Supreme Court.[7]
  2. ^ Declared rightful winner of 1961 election by the Supreme Court; assumed office in 1962.[7]

At-Large (defunct)Edit

Period Representative(s)[7]
National Assembly
1943–1944
Rufino Jaca Abadies[8]
P.M. Stuart del Rosario (ex officio)[8]
Regular Batasang Pambansa
1984–1986
Henry A. Regalado

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Philippine Legislature (1930). Public Laws enacted by the Philippine Legislature during the period August 9, 1929 to February 7, 1930 comprising Acts Nos. 3529 to 3672 (Digitized and uploaded by University of Michigan on March 9, 2016). Bureau of Printing. Retrieved November 18, 2017.
  2. ^ Congress of the Philippines (June 19, 1948). "Republic Act No. 321 – An Act Creating the City of Ozamiz". Chan Robles Virtual Law Library. Retrieved November 19, 2017.
  3. ^ Congress of the Philippines (June 17, 1967). "Republic Act No. 5131 – An Act Creating the City of Tangub". Chan Robles Virtual Law Library. Retrieved November 19, 2017.
  4. ^ Congress of the Philippines (June 21, 1969). "Republic Act No. 5518 – An Act Creating the City of Oroquieta". Chan Robles Virtual Law Library. Retrieved November 19, 2017.
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ a b "Population of Population of Legislative Districts by Region, Province, and Selected Highly Urbanized/Component City: 2015". Philippine Statistics Authority. 2015. Retrieved November 19, 2017.
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h Congressional Library Bureau. "Roster of Philippine Legislators". Republic of the Philippines, House of Representatives. Retrieved November 19, 2017.
  8. ^ 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.