Legislative districts of Samar

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The Legislative Districts of Samar, namely the first and second districts, are the representations of the Province of Samar in the Philippine House of Representatives. 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 Act No. 4221, 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 District[edit]

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

1907–1969[edit]

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 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
3rd National Assembly
1941–1946
Decoroso Rosales
1st Congress
1946–1949
Agripino Escareal
2nd Congress
1949–1953
3rd Congress
1953–1957
Gregorio B. Tan1
4th Congress
1957–1961
Eladio T. Balite
5th Congress
1961–1965
6th Congress
1965–1969
Eladio T. Balite2
Eusebio Moore3

^1 Died in office, November 4, 1956.
^2 Died in office, August 24, 1967.
^3 Elected as the first official representative of the lone district of Northern Samar through a special election held on November 14, 1967.
Republic of the Philippines, Commission on Elections (1969). Report of the Commission on Elections to the President of the Philippines and the Congress. Bureau of Print. 

2nd District[edit]

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

1907–1969[edit]

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
3rd National Assembly
1941–1946
Pedro R. Artache
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. Veloso1
6th Congress
1965–1969

^1 Automatically became representative of the lone district of Western Samar upon ratification of RA 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
3rd National Assembly
1941–1946
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. Abrigo1
5th Congress
1961–1965
6th Congress
1965–1969

^1 Automatically became representative of the lone district of Eastern Samar upon ratification of RA 4221.

Lone District (defunct)[edit]

Period Representative
6th Congress
1965–1969
Fernando R. Veloso1
7th Congress
1969–1972

^1 Automatically became representative of the lone district of Western Samar upon ratification of RA 4221.

At-Large (defunct)[edit]

Period Representative
National Assembly
1943–1944
Cayetano Lucero
Serafin S. Marabut
Regular Batasang Pambansa
1984–1986
Jose A. Roño
Fernando R. Veloso

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Philippine House of Representatives Congressional Library