Legislative districts of Samar

The legislative districts of Samar are the representations of the province of 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

The former province of Samar was divided into three legislative districts from 1907 until 1965.

Its division into three different provinces was only approved in a plebiscite held together with the general elections on November 19, 1965, as mandated by Republic Act No. 4221[1][permanent dead link], which meant that voters still elected representatives under the old district configuration. After the ratification of RA 4221 the representatives of the second and third districts automatically served as the representatives of the lone districts of Western Samar and Eastern Samar, respectively, while the representative of the first district only served until 1967, when special elections were held to determine the new representative for Northern Samar. In 1969 Western Samar was renamed, and it is just this portion of the original undivided province that now assumes the title Samar.

Samar was part of the representation of Region VIII from 1978 to 1984, and from 1984 to 1986 it elected 2 assemblymen at-large. In 1986 it was redistricted into two legislative districts.

1st DistrictEdit

 
1st District of Samar
Period Representative
8th Congress
1987–1992
Jose A. Roño
9th Congress
1992–1995
Rodolfo T. Tuazon
10th Congress
1995–1998
11th Congress
1998–2001
12th Congress
2001–2004
Reynaldo S. Uy
13th Congress
2004–2007
14th Congress
2007–2010
15th Congress
2010–2013
Mel Senen S. Sarmiento[a]
16th Congress
2013–2016
vacant[b]
17th Congress
2016–2019
Edgar Mary S. Sarmiento
18th Congress
2019–2022

Notes

  1. ^ Appointed Secretary of Interior and Local Government on September 11, 2015.
  2. ^ Quezon's 4th Distrct Representative and House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte served as legislative caretaker of the district for the remaining term of the 16th Congress.[3]

1907–1969Edit

Period Representative
1st Philippine Legislature
1907–1909
Honorio Rosales
2nd Philippine Legislature
1909–1912
Vicente M. Obieta
3rd Philippine Legislature
1912–1916
Tomas Gomez
4th Philippine Legislature
1916–1919
Pedro K. Mendiola
5th Philippine Legislature
1919–1922
6th Philippine Legislature
1922–1925
Jose D. Avelino
7th Philippine Legislature
1925–1928
8th Philippine Legislature
1928–1931
Tiburcio Tancinco
9th Philippine Legislature
1931–1934
10th Philippine Legislature
1934–1935
Antolin D. Tan
1st National Assembly
1935–1938
Tiburcio Tancinco
2nd National Assembly
1938–1941
Agripino Escareal
1st Commonwealth Congress
1945
Decoroso Rosales
1st Congress
1946–1949
Agripino Escareal
2nd Congress
1949–1953
3rd Congress
1953–1957
Gregorio B. Tan[a]
4th Congress
1957–1961
Eladio T. Balite[b]
5th Congress
1961–1965
6th Congress
1965–1969
see Lone District of Northern Samar

Notes

  1. ^ Died in office, November 4, 1956.
  2. ^ Died in office, August 24, 1967.

2nd DistrictEdit

 
2nd District of Samar
Period Representative
8th Congress
1987–1992
Venancio T. Garduce
9th Congress
1992–1995
Catalino V. Figueroa
10th Congress
1995–1998
11th Congress
1998–2001
Antonio Eduardo B. Nachura
12th Congress
2001–2004
13th Congress
2004–2007
Catalino V. Figueroa
14th Congress
2007–2010
Sharee Ann T. Tan
15th Congress
2010–2013
Milagrosa T. Tan
16th Congress
2013–2016
17th Congress
2016–2019
18th Congress
2019–2022
Sharee Ann T. Tan

1907–1969Edit

Period Representative
1st Philippine Legislature
1907–1909
Luciano Sinko
2nd Philippine Legislature
1909–1912
Benito Azanza
3rd Philippine Legislature
1912–1916
Jose Sabarre
4th Philippine Legislature
1916–1919
Pastor Salazar
5th Philippine Legislature
1919–1922
6th Philippine Legislature
1922–1925
Pascual B. Azanza
7th Philippine Legislature
1925–1928
8th Philippine Legislature
1928–1931
Serafin Marabut
9th Philippine Legislature
1931–1934
10th Philippine Legislature
1934–1935
1st National Assembly
1935–1938
2nd National Assembly
1938–1941
Pascual B. Azanza
1st Commonwealth Congress
1945
vacant[a]
1st Congress
1946–1949
Tito V. Tizon
2nd Congress
1949–1953
3rd Congress
1953–1957
Marciano Lim
4th Congress
1957–1961
Valeriano C. Yancha
5th Congress
1961–1965
Fernando R. Veloso[b]
6th Congress
1965–1969
see Lone District of Samar

Notes

  1. ^ Pedro R. Arteche was elected on November 1941 but died before the start of the session on June 9, 1945.
  2. ^ Automatically became representative of the lone district of Western Samar upon ratification of Republic Act No. 4221.

3rd District (defunct)Edit

Period Representative
1st Philippine Legislature
1907–1909
Eugenio D. Daza
2nd Philippine Legislature
1909–1912
Eladio Cinco
3rd Philippine Legislature
1912–1916
Mariano Alde
4th Philippine Legislature
1916–1919
Jose Lugay Raquel
5th Philippine Legislature
1919–1922
6th Philippine Legislature
1922–1925
Iñigo Abenis
7th Philippine Legislature
1925–1928
Gerardo Morrero
8th Philippine Legislature
1928–1931
Gregorio B. Abogado
9th Philippine Legislature
1931–1934
Gerardo Morrero
10th Philippine Legislature
1934–1935
1st National Assembly
1935–1938
Juan L. Bocar
2nd National Assembly
1938–1941
1st Commonwealth Congress
1945
Felix Opimo
1st Congress
1946–1949
Adriano D. Lomuntad
2nd Congress
1949–1953
Gregorio B. Abogado
3rd Congress
1953–1957
4th Congress
1957–1961
Felipe J. Abrigo[a]
5th Congress
1961–1965
6th Congress
1965–1969
see Lone District of Eastern Samar

Notes

  1. ^ Automatically became representative of the lone district of Eastern Samar upon ratification of Republic Act No. 4221.

Lone District (defunct)Edit

Period Representative
6th Congress
1965–1969
Fernando R. Veloso[a]
7th Congress
1969–1972

Notes

  1. ^ Automatically became representative of the lone district of Western Samar upon ratification of Republic Act No. 4221.

At-Large (defunct)Edit

1943-1944Edit

Period Representative
National Assembly
1943–1944
Cayetano Lucero
Serafin S. Marabut

1984-1986Edit

Period Representative
Regular Batasang Pambansa
1984–1986
Jose A. Roño
Fernando R. Veloso

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://laws.chanrobles.com/ph/ra/republicactno4221.html
  2. ^ a b https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/attachments/hsd/pressrelease/2015_Table%201_Legislative%20Districts.xlsx
  3. ^ https://www.facebook.com/RepMelSarmiento/photos/a.205045326204709/1157902870918945. Missing or empty |title= (help)