National Assembly (Second Philippine Republic)

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The National Assembly was the legislature of the Second Philippine Republic, from September 25, 1943 to February 2, 1944.

Half of the membership of the assembly consisted of provincial governors or city mayors acting in an ex officio capacity, while the other half were indirectly elected through local conventions of KALIBAPI members during the Japanese occupation of the Philippines.[1]

Sessions[edit]

  • First Special Session: September 25, 1943
  • Second Special Session: October 17 – October 23, 1943
  • Regular Session: November 25, 1943 – February 2, 1944

Legislation[edit]

The National Assembly of the Second Philippine Republic passed a total of 66 laws: Act No. 1 to 66.[2]

Major legislation[edit]

Leadership[edit]

President[edit]

  • President of the Second Philippine Republic:
José P. Laurel (KALIBAPI)

National Assembly[edit]

  • Speaker:
Benigno S. Aquino (KALIBAPI, Tarlac)
  • Floor Leader:
Francisco Zulueta (KALIBAPI, Bacolod City)

Members[edit]

The assembly consisted of 108 members from 46 provinces and 8 chartered cities. The provinces of Batanes and Marinduque, and the cities of Dansalan (now Marawi), Quezon City, Tagaytay and Zamboanga were not represented separately in the assembly. Romblon, having been abolished as a province and re-organized into four special municipalities in 1940 by virtue of Commonwealth Act No. 581, was also not represented separately.

Province/City Representative Party
Abra Quintin Paredes, Jr.
KALIBAPI
Juan C. Brillantes
KALIBAPI
Agusan Elisa R. Ochoa
KALIBAPI
Ramon Z. Aguirre
KALIBAPI
Albay Pio Duran
KALIBAPI
Mariano A. Locsin
KALIBAPI
Antique Alberto A. Villavert
KALIBAPI
Tobias Fornier
KALIBAPI
Bacolod City Francisco Zulueta
KALIBAPI
Alfredo C. Yulo
KALIBAPI
Baguio City Florendo Aquino
KALIBAPI
Nicasio S. Valderrosa
KALIBAPI
Bataan Joaquin J. Linao
KALIBAPI
Simeon D. Salonga
KALIBAPI
Batangas José B. Laurel, Jr.
KALIBAPI
Maximo M. Malvar
KALIBAPI
Bohol Vicente P. Bullecer
KALIBAPI
Agapito Hontanosas
KALIBAPI
Bulacan Jacinto Molina
KALIBAPI
Emilio Rustia
KALIBAPI
Bukidnon Pedro Carrillo
KALIBAPI
Antonio Rubin
KALIBAPI
Cagayan Melecio Arranz
KALIBAPI
Nicanor Carag
KALIBAPI
Camarines Norte Trinidad P. Zenarosa
KALIBAPI
Carlos Ascutia
KALIBAPI
Camarines Sur Jose T. Fuentebella
KALIBAPI
Andres T. Hernandez
KALIBAPI
Capiz Eduardo Abalo
KALIBAPI
Alfredo V. Jacinto
KALIBAPI
Cavite Emiliano Tria Tirona
KALIBAPI
Luis Y. Ferrer
KALIBAPI
Cavite City Demetrio B. Encarnacion
KALIBAPI
Ricardo Poblete
KALIBAPI
Cebu Jose S. Leyson
KALIBAPI
Jose Delgado
KALIBAPI
Cebu City Paulino Gullas
KALIBAPI
Juan C. Zamora
KALIBAPI
Cotabato Menandang Piang
KALIBAPI
Alfonso A. Pablo
KALIBAPI
Davao Juan A. Sarenas
KALIBAPI
Romualdo C. Quimpo
KALIBAPI
Davao City Celestino Chavez
KALIBAPI
Alfonso G. Oboza
KALIBAPI
Ilocos Norte Conrado Rubio
KALIBAPI
Emilio L. Medina
KALIBAPI
Ilocos Sur Fidel Villanueva
KALIBAPI
Alejandro Quirolgico
KALIBAPI
Iloilo Cirilo Mapa, Jr.
KALIBAPI
Fermin C. Caram
KALIBAPI
Iloilo City Fortunato R. Ybiernas
KALIBAPI
Vicente R. Ybiernas
KALIBAPI
Isabela Gregorio P. Formoso
KALIBAPI
Lino J. Castillejos
KALIBAPI
La Union Rufino N. Macagba
KALIBAPI
Bonifacio Tadiar
KALIBAPI
Laguna Marcelo P. Zorilla
KALIBAPI
Jesus Bautista
KALIBAPI
Lanao Datu Bato Ali
KALIBAPI
Ciriaco B. Raval
KALIBAPI
Leyte Jose Ma. Veloso
KALIBAPI
Bernardo Torres
KALIBAPI
Manila Alfonso E. Mendoza
KALIBAPI
Leon G. Guinto
KALIBAPI
Masbate Emilio B. Espinosa
KALIBAPI
Pio V. Corpus
KALIBAPI
Mindoro Raul T. Leuterio
KALIBAPI
Felipe S. Abeleda
KALIBAPI
Misamis Occidental Rufino Jaca Abadies
KALIBAPI
P. M. Stewart del Rosario
KALIBAPI
Misamis Oriental Isidro Vamenta
KALIBAPI
Jose Artadi
KALIBAPI
Mountain Province Florencio Bagwan
KALIBAPI
Hilary P. Clapp
KALIBAPI
Negros Occidental Gil M. Montilla
KALIBAPI
Vicente F. Castillo
KALIBAPI
Negros Oriental Julian L. Teves
KALIBAPI
Guillermo Z. Villanueva
KALIBAPI
Nueva Ecija Hermogenes Concepcion
KALIBAPI
Jose Robles, Jr.
KALIBAPI
Nueva Vizcaya Guillermo E. Boñgolan
KALIBAPI
Demetrio Quirino
KALIBAPI
Palawan Iñigo R. Peña
KALIBAPI
Patricio Fernandez
KALIBAPI
Pampanga Felix B. Bautista
KALIBAPI
Eligio G. Lagman
KALIBAPI
Pangasinan Bernabe Aquino
KALIBAPI
Santiago U. Estrada
KALIBAPI
Rizal Nicanor A. Roxas
KALIBAPI
Tomas M. Molina
KALIBAPI
Samar Serafin S. Marabut
KALIBAPI
Cayetano Lucero
KALIBAPI
San Pablo City Sofronio Abrera
KALIBAPI
Tomas Dizon
KALIBAPI
Sorsogon Manuel Estipona
KALIBAPI
Rafael Ramos
KALIBAPI
Sulu Gulamu Rasul
KALIBAPI
Ombra Amilbangsa
KALIBAPI
Surigao Jose D. Cortez
KALIBAPI
Fernando C. Silvosa
KALIBAPI
Tarlac Benigno S. Aquino, Sr.
KALIBAPI
Sergio L. Aquino
KALIBAPI
Tayabas Tomas B. Morato
KALIBAPI
Natalio A. Enriquez
KALIBAPI
Zambales Valentin S. Afable
KALIBAPI
Francisco Dantes
KALIBAPI
Zamboanga Juan S. Alano
KALIBAPI
Agustin L. Alvarez
KALIBAPI
Note: List is according to the National Assembly Yearbook 1943.[3] and the Official program of the inauguration of the Republic of the Philippines and the induction into office of His Excellency Jose P. Laurel.[4] The name in italics is the ex officio member (i.e., city mayor or provincial governor).

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ramirez, Efren V. (1969). Philippine Government (For College Students). E. Q. Cornejo. p. 94. 
  2. ^ Upon the disestablishment of the Second Philippine Republic, all acts passed by its National Assembly were deemed invalid and not binding.
  3. ^ National Library of the Philippines - Catalog Labeled Display: National Assembly Yearbook. Accessed on May 8, 2007.
  4. ^ Official program of the inauguration of the Republic of the Philippines and the induction into office of His Excellency Jose P. Laurel. Bureau of Printing. 1943. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Philippine House of Representatives Congressional Library
  • The Presidents of the Senate of the Republic of the Philippines. ISBN 971-8832-24-6. 
  • Pobre, Cesar P. Philippine Legislature 100 Years. ISBN 971-92245-0-9.