Legislative districts of Oriental Mindoro

The legislative districts of Oriental Mindoro are the representations of the province of Oriental Mindoro 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 Oriental Mindoro were represented under the historical Mindoro Province (1907–1951).

The enactment of Republic Act No. 505 on June 13, 1950 split the old Mindoro Province into Occidental Mindoro and Oriental Mindoro, and provided each of them separate representation in Congress.[1] Pursuant to Section 6 of Republic Act No. 505, the incumbent representative of Mindoro began to represent only Oriental Mindoro in the second half of the 2nd Congress, following the election of Occidental Mindoro's separate representative in a special election held on the same day as the 1951 senatorial elections.[1]

Oriental Mindoro was represented in the Interim Batasang Pambansa as part of Region IV-A from 1978 to 1984, and returned two representatives, 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;[2] each elected its member to the restored House of Representatives starting that same year.

1st DistrictEdit

Period Representative[4]
8th Congress
1987–1992
Rodolfo G. Valencia
9th Congress
1992–1995
J. Renato V. Leviste
10th Congress
1995–1998
11th Congress
1998–2001
12th Congress
2001–2004
Charity P. Leviste
13th Congress
2004–2007
Rodolfo G. Valencia
14th Congress
2007–2010
15th Congress
2010–2013
16th Congress
2013–2016
Paulino Salvador C. Leachon
17th Congress
2016–2019
18th Congress
2019–2022

2nd DistrictEdit

Period Representative[4]
8th Congress
1987–1992
Jesus M. Punzalan
9th Congress
1992–1995
10th Congress
1995–1998
11th Congress
1998–2001
Manuel G. Andaya
12th Congress
2001–2004
Alfonso V. Umali, Jr.
13th Congress
2004–2007
14th Congress
2007–2010
15th Congress
2010–2013
Reynaldo V. Umali
16th Congress
2013–2016
17th Congress
2016–2019
18th Congress
2019–2022
Alfonso V. Umali, Jr.

Lone District (defunct)Edit

Period Representative[4]
2nd Congress
1949–1953
see Lone district of Mindoro
Raul T. Leuterio[a]
3rd Congress
1953–1957
Conrado M. Morente
4th Congress
1957–1961
Jose Leido, Sr.
5th Congress
1961–1965
Luciano A. Joson
6th Congress
1965–1969
7th Congress
1969–1972
Jose J. Leido, Jr.

Notes

  1. ^ Elected in 1949 as representative of undivided Mindoro Province; began to serve as the representative of Oriental Mindoro beginning in the second half of the 2nd Congress, after the election of a separate representative for Occidental Mindoro in 1951, pursuant to R.A. 505.[1]

At-Large (defunct)Edit

Period Representatives[4]
Regular Batasang Pambansa
1984–1986
Rolleo L. Ignacio
Jose Reynaldo V. Morente

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Congress of the Philippines (June 13, 1950). "Republic Act No. 505 - An Act to Create the Provinces of Oriental Mindoro and Occidental Mindoro". The Corpus Juris. Retrieved November 28, 2017.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ a b "Population of Population of Legislative Districts by Region, Province, and Selected Highly Urbanized/Component City: 2015". Philippine Statistics Authority. 2015. Retrieved November 28, 2017.
  4. ^ a b c d Congressional Library Bureau. "Roster of Philippine Legislators". Republic of the Philippines, House of Representatives. Retrieved November 28, 2017.