Legislative districts of Northern Samar

The Legislative Districts of Northern Samar are the representations of the province of Northern Samar 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

Northern Samar was represented as part of the first district of Samar until 1967, and of Region VIII from 1978 to 1984. From 1984 to 1986 it elected two assemblymen at-large. In 1986 it was redistricted into two legislative districts.

1st DistrictEdit

Period Representative
8th Congress
1987–1992
Raul A. Daza
9th Congress
1992–1995
10th Congress
1995–1998
11th Congress
1998–2001
Harlin C. Abayon
12th Congress
2001–2004
13th Congress
2004–2007
14th Congress
2007–2010
Paul R. Daza
15th Congress
2010–2013
Raul A. Daza
16th Congress
2013–2016
Harlin C. Abayon[a]
Raul A. Daza
17th Congress
2016–2019
18th Congress
2019–2022
Paul R. Daza

Notes

  1. ^ Abayon was disqualified by the House of Representatives Electoral Tribunal due to electoral fraud and was replaced by his opponent, Daza on May 23, 2016.[2][3] The Supreme Court reversed the HRET decision to reinstate Abayon but the House of Representatives did not implement it.[4]

2nd DistrictEdit

Period Representative
8th Congress
1987–1992
Jose L. Ong, Jr.
9th Congress
1992–1995
Wilmar P. Lucero
10th Congress
1995–1998
11th Congress
1998–2001
Romualdo T. Vicencio[a]
12th Congress
2001–2004
13th Congress
2004–2007
vacant
14th Congress
2007–2010
Emil L. Ong
15th Congress
2010–2013
16th Congress
2013–2016
17th Congress
2016–2019
Edwin C. Ongchuan
18th Congress
2019–2022
Jose L. Ong, Jr.

Notes

  1. ^ Died on July 26, 2006; seat remained vacant until the end of 13th Congress.

Lone District (defunct)Edit

Period Representative
6th Congress
1965–1969
Eladio T. Balite[a]
Eusebio Moore[b]
7th Congress
1969–1972
Raul A. Daza
Regular Batasang Pambansa
1984–1986
Edilberto A. Del Valle, Sr.[c]

Notes

  1. ^ Elected as representative of the first district of Samar in 1965, died while in office on August 24, 1967.
  2. ^ Elected as the first official representative of the lone district of Northern Samar through a special election held on November 14, 1967 with only areas under the jurisdiction of the new province voting.[5]
  3. ^ Served also as one of the Regional Assemblymen representing Samar-Leyte Region to the Interim Batasang Pambansa. (1978–1984)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/attachments/hsd/pressrelease/2015_Table%201_Legislative%20Districts.xlsx
  2. ^ Arcangel, Xianne (March 16, 2016). "New Surigao, Samar congressmen sworn into office". GMA News. Retrieved January 13, 2017.
  3. ^ "16th Congress, 3rd Regular Session: Attendance Record" (PDF). House of Representatives. Retrieved January 13, 2017.
  4. ^ Pasion, Patty (June 6, 2016). "Northern Samar's Abayon escorted out of Congress". Rappler. Retrieved January 13, 2017.
  5. ^ Republic of the Philippines, Commission on Elections (1969). Report of the Commission on Elections to the President of the Philippines and the Congress. Bureau of Print.