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Legislative districts of Zamboanga del Norte

The Legislative districts of Zamboanga del Norte are the representations of the province of Zamboanga del Norte 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, second and third congressional districts.

HistoryEdit

Prior to gaining separate representation, areas now under the jurisdiction of Zamboanga del Norte were represented under the Department of Mindanao and Sulu (1917–1935) and the historical Zamboanga Province (1935–1953).

The enactment of Republic Act No. 711 on 6 June 1952 divided the old Zamboanga Province into Zamboanga del Norte and Zamboanga del Sur and provided them each with a congressional representative.[1] Zamboanga del Norte first elected its separate representative starting in the 1953 elections.

Even after receiving their own city charters, Dapitan and Dipolog remained part of the representation of the Province of Zamboanga del Norte by virtue of Section 80 of Republic Act No. 3811 (22 June 1963)[2] and Section 86 of Republic Act No. 5520 (21 June 1969),[3] respectively.

Zamboanga del Norte was represented in the Interim Batasang Pambansa as part of Region IX 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 11 February 1987, the province was reapportioned into three congressional districts;[4] each elected its member to the restored House of Representatives starting that same year.

1st DistrictEdit

 
Map of the 1st District of Zamboanga del Norte
Period Representative[6]
8th Congress
1987–1992
Artemio A. Adasa, Jr.
9th Congress
1992–1995
10th Congress
1995–1998
Romeo G. Jalosjos1
11th Congress
1998–2001
12th Congress
2001–2004
Cecilia G. Jalosjos-Carreon2
13th Congress
2004–2007
14th Congress
2007–2010
15th Congress
2010–2013
Seth Frederick P. Jalosjos
16th Congress
2013–2016
17th Congress
2016–2019
18th Congress
2019–2022
Romeo M. Jalosjos Jr.
^1 Seat vacated after being dropped from House of Representatives rolls on 23 April 2002 due to criminal conviction.[6]
^2 Assumed office on 2 September 2002 after winning the special election to fill the vacated seat.[6]

2nd DistrictEdit

 
Map of the 2nd District of Zamboanga del Norte
Period Representative[6]
8th Congress
1987–1992
Ernesto S. Amatong
9th Congress
1992–1995
10th Congress
1995–1998
Cresente Y. Llorente, Jr.
11th Congress
1998–2001
Roseller L. Barinaga
12th Congress
2001–2004
13th Congress
2004–2007
14th Congress
2007–2010
Rosendo S. Labadlabad
15th Congress
2010–2013
16th Congress
2013–2016
17th Congress
2016–2019
Glona G. Labadlabad
18th Congress
2019–2022

3rd DistrictEdit

 
Map of the 3rd District of Zamboanga del Norte
Period Representative[6]
8th Congress
1987–1992
Angel M. Carloto
9th Congress
1992–1995
10th Congress
1995–1998
11th Congress
1998–2001
Angeles R. Carloto II
12th Congress
2001–2004
Angel M. Carloto
13th Congress
2004–2007
Cesar Jalosjos
14th Congress
2007–2010
15th Congress
2010–2013
16th Congress
2013–2016
Isagani S. Amatong
17th Congress
2016–2019
18th Congress
2019–2022

Lone District (defunct)Edit

Period Representative[6]
3rd Congress
1953–1957
Alberto Ubay
4th Congress
1957–1961
5th Congress
1961–1965
6th Congress
1965–1969
7th Congress
1969–1972
Felipe B. Azcuna

At-Large (defunct)Edit

Period Representatives[6]
Regular Batasang Pambansa
1984–1986
Romeo G. Jalosjos
Guardson R. Lood

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Congress of the Philippines (6 June 1952). "Republic Act No. 711 – An Act to Create the Provinces of Zamboanga del Norte and Zamboanga del Sur". Chan Robles Virtual Law Library. Retrieved 27 November 2017.
  2. ^ "Republic Act No. 3811 – An Act Creating the City of Dapitan". The LawPhil Project. 22 June 1963. Retrieved 28 November 2017.
  3. ^ "Republic Act No. 5520 – An Act Creating the City of Dipolog". The LawPhil Project. 21 June 1969. Retrieved 28 November 2017.
  4. ^ 1986 Constitutional Commission (2 February 1987). "1987 Constitution of the Philippines – Apportionment Ordinance". Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines. Retrieved 19 November 2017.
  5. ^ a b c "Population of Population of Legislative Districts by Region, Province, and Selected Highly Urbanized/Component City: 2015". Philippine Statistics Authority. 2015. Retrieved 27 November 2017.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g Congressional Library Bureau. "Roster of Philippine Legislators". Republic of the Philippines, House of Representatives. Retrieved 7 February 2017.