Legislative districts of Cotabato

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The Legislative Districts of Cotabato, namely the first, second districts and third districts are the representations of the Province of Cotabato in the Philippine House of Representatives.

Cotabato was part of the representation of Mindanao and Sulu from 1916 to 1935, after which it was organized as a lone district.

During the Japanese occupation of the Philippines, the province sent two representatives to the National Assembly of the Second Philippine Republic. Upon the restoration of the Philippine Commonwealth in 1945, the province continued to comprise a lone district. This lone district represented South Cotabato until 1965, and the provinces of Maguindanao and Sultan Kudarat until 1972.

The province became part of the representation of Region XII from 1978 to 1984. It regained its own representations in the Regular Batasang Pambansa in 1984 where it elected 2 assemblymen at-large. Cotabato was divided into two congressional districts under the new Constitution which took effect on February 7, 1987, and each elected its member to the restored House of Representatives starting that same year.

On September 14, 2012 president Benigno Aquino III signed into law Republic Act 10177 which reapportioned the province into three legislative districts.[1] The representatives for the newly reapportioned districts were first elected in the 2013 elections.

1st District[edit]

Period Representative
16th Congress
2013–2016
Jesus N. Sacdalan

1987—2013[edit]

Period Representative
8th Congress
1987–1992
Rodrigo B. Gutang
9th Congress
1992–1995
Anthony P. Dequiña
10th Congress
1995–1998
11th Congress
1998–2001
12th Congress
2001–2004
Emmylou J. Taliño-Mendoza
13th Congress
2004–2007
14th Congress
2007–2010
15th Congress
2010–2013
Jesus N. Sacdalan

2nd District[edit]

Period Representative
16th Congress
2013–2016
Nancy A. Catamco

1987—2013[edit]

Period Representative
8th Congress
1987–1992
Gregorio A. Andolana
9th Congress
1992–1995
10th Congress
1995–1998
11th Congress
1998–2001
Gregorio T. Ipong
12th Congress
2001–2004
13th Congress
2004–2007
14th Congress
2007–2010
Bernardo F. Piñol, Jr.
15th Congress
2010–2013
Nancy A. Catamco

3rd District[edit]

Period Representative
16th Congress
2013–2016
Jose I. Tejada

Lone District (defunct)[edit]

Period Representative/Assemblyman
1st National Assembly
1935–1938
Datu Balabaran Sinsuat
2nd National Assembly
1938–1941
Ugalingan Piang
3rd National Assembly
1941–1946
Ugalingan Piang
1st Congress
1946–1949
Gumbay Piang
2nd Congress
1949–1953
Datu Blah T. Sinsuat
3rd Congress
1953–1957
Luminog Datu Mangelen
4th Congress
1957–1961
Salipada K. Pendatun
5th Congress
1961–1965
6th Congress
1965–1969
7th Congress
1969–1972

At-Large (defunct)[edit]

Period Representative/Assemblyman
National Assembly
1943–1944
Alfonso A. Pablo
Menandang Piang
Regular Batasang Pambansa
1984–1986
Tomas B. Baga, Jr.
Carlos B. Cajelo

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cotabato split into 3 districts". Retrieved 2012-09-16. 
  • Philippine House of Representatives Congressional Library