Legislative districts of Valenzuela

The legislative districts of Valenzuela are the representations of the highly urbanized city of Valenzuela 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.

HistoryEdit

It was represented as part of the second district of Bulacan from 1907 to 1972, and of Region IV from 1978 to 1984. Valenzuela was grouped together with Navotas and Malabon as the Legislative district of Malabon–Navotas–Valenzuela for representation in the Regular Batasang Pambansa from 1984 to 1986. It was granted its own representation in the restored House of Representatives in 1987, and was divided into two districts after its city charter (Republic Act No. 8526[1]) was approved on February 14, 1998, and ratified on December 30, 1998.

1st DistrictEdit

 
Map of Valenzuela showing its first legislative district
Period Representative
12th Congress
2001–2004
Sherwin T. Gatchalian
13th Congress
2004–2007
Jose Emmanuel L. Carlos
14th Congress
2007–2010
Rexlon T. Gatchalian
15th Congress
2010–2013
16th Congress
2013–2016
Sherwin T. Gatchalian
17th Congress
2016–2019
Weslie T. Gatchalian
18th Congress
2019–2022

2nd DistrictEdit

 
Map of Valenzuela showing its second legislative district
  • Barangays: Bagbaguin, Karuhatan, General T. De Leon, Mapulang Lupa, Marulas, Maysan, Parada, Paso de Blas, Ugong
  • Area: 18.69 km²
  • Population (2015): 319,897[3]
Period Representative
12th Congress
2001–2004
Magtanggol T. Gunigundo
13th Congress
2004–2007
Antonio M. Serapio
14th Congress
2007–2010
Magtanggol T. Gunigundo
15th Congress
2010–2013
16th Congress
2013–2016
17th Congress
2016–2019
Eric M. Martinez
18th Congress
2019–2022

Lone District (defunct)Edit

Period Representative
8th Congress
1987–1992
Antonio M. Serapio
9th Congress
1992–1995
10th Congress
1995–1998
11th Congress
1998–2001
Magtanggol T. Gunigundo

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20160303212843/http://www.congress.gov.ph/download/ra_10/RA08526.pdf
  2. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-09-25. Retrieved 2012-08-07.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ a b https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/attachments/hsd/pressrelease/2015_Table%201_Legislative%20Districts.xlsx