1st National Assembly of the Philippines

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The First National Assembly of the Philippines (Filipino: Unang Asemblyang Pambansa ng Pilipinas) was the meeting of the legislature of the Commonwealth of the Philippines, from November 25, 1935, until August 15, 1938.

Sessions[edit]

  • First Special Session: November 25, – December 21, 1935
  • First Regular Session: June 16 – October 9, 1936
    • Second Special Session: August 28 – September 8, 1937
    • Third Special Session: September 9, 1937
  • Second Regular Session: January 24 – May 19, 1938
    • Fourth Special Session: May 23 – May 24, 1938
    • Fifth Special Session: July 25 – August 15, 1938

Legislation[edit]

The First National Assembly passed a total of 415 laws: Commonwealth Act No. 1 to 415

Major legislation[edit]

  • Commonwealth Act No. 1 – The National Defense Act of 1935
  • Commonwealth Act No. 2 – Creation of the National Economic Council
  • Commonwealth Act No. 3 – Reorganization of the Supreme Court and the Creation of the Court of Appeals
  • Commonwealth Act No. 5 – Reorganization of the Executive Departments and the Creation of the Budget Commission
  • Commonwealth Act No. 7 – Creation of the National Loan and Investment Board
  • Commonwealth Act No. 20 – Agrarian Reform Act of 1936
  • Commonwealth Act No. 34 – Setting the Date of April 30, 1937, for the Plebiscite of the Constitutional Amendments pertaining to Women's Suffrage
  • Commonwealth Act No. 39 – Charter of the City of Zamboanga
  • Commonwealth Act No. 51 – Charter of the City of Davao
  • Commonwealth Act No. 58 – Charter of the City of Cebu
  • Commonwealth Act No. 85 – Amendment to the Provincial and Municipal Appropriations Act
  • Commonwealth Act No. 103 – Creation of the Court of Industrial Relations
  • Commonwealth Act No. 104 – Authorizing the Secretary of Labor to Promulgate and Enforce Regulations and the Establishment of Safety Standards for Laborers and Employees working in Quarries and Mines
  • Commonwealth Act No. 118 – The Philippine Livestock Promotion Fund Act of 1936
  • Commonwealth Act No. 120 – The National Power Corporation Act of 1936
  • Commonwealth Act No. 177 – Extension of the Civil Service Commission
  • Commonwealth Act No. 184 – Creation of the Institute of National Language
  • Commonwealth Act No. 186 – Creation of the Government Insurance Service System
  • Commonwealth Act No. 192 – Creation of the National Produce Exchange
  • Commonwealth Act No. 238 – Abolition of the Cedula or Poll Tax
  • Commonwealth Act No. 234 – Appropriations for Primary Education
  • Commonwealth Act No. 240 – Appropriations for New Elementary School Buildings
  • Commonwealth Act No. 242 – Compensation for Lost Cedula Revenues
  • Commonwealth Act No. 246 – General Appropriations Act of 1936
  • Commonwealth Act No. 328 – Charter of the City of Bacolod
  • Commonwealth Act No. 343 – Abolition of the State Force Police and the Re-Creation of the Philippine Constabulary
  • Commonwealth Act No. 381 – Creating A Level of Three Years of Immediate Education for Children and its Appropriations

Leadership[edit]

  • Speaker:
Gil M. Montilla (NP, 2nd District Negros Oriental)
  • Floor Leader:
Jose E. Romero (NP, 3rd District Negros Occidental)

Members[edit]

Province District Assemblyman
Abra
Lone
Agapito Garduque
Agusan
Lone
Apolonio D. Curato
Albay
1st
Jose Bonto
2nd
Justino Nuyda
3rd
Pedro Sabido
4th
Pedro Vera
Antique
Lone
Calixto O. Zaldivar
Bataan
Lone
Teodoro Camacho
Batanes
Lone
Vicente Agan
Batangas
1st
Miguel Tolentino
2nd
Eusebio Orense
3rd
Maximo M. Kalaw
Bohol
1st
Juan Torralba
2nd
Olegario B. Clarin
3rd
Margarito E. Revilles
Bukidnon
Lone
Manuel Fortich
Bulacan
1st
Nicolas Buendia
2nd
Antonio Villarama
Cagayan
1st
Marcelo Adduru
2nd
Regino Veridiano
Camarines Norte
Lone
Froilan Pimentel
Camarines Sur
1st
Francisco Celebrado
2nd
Jose T. Fuentebella
Capiz
1st
Manuel A. Roxas
2nd
Jose A. Dorado
3rd
Rafael S. Tumbokon
Cavite
Lone
Justiniano S. Montano
Cebu
1st
Celestino Rodriguez
2nd
Hilario Abellana
3rd
Agustin Y. Kintanar
4th
Vicente Rama
5th
Miguel Cuenco
6th
Nicolas Rafols
7th
Buenaventura Rodriguez
Cotabato
Lone
Datu Balabaran Sinsuat
Davao
Lone
Romualdo Quimpo
Ilocos Norte
1st
Vicente T. Lazo
2nd
Ulpiano H. Arzadon
Ilocos Sur
1st
Benito Soliven
2nd
Sixto Brillantes
Iloilo
1st
Jose C. Zulueta
2nd
Ruperto Montinola
3rd
Tomas Confesor
4th
Tomas Buenaflor
5th
Victoriano M. Salcedo
Isabela
Lone
Mauro Verzosa
La Union
1st
Camilo Osías
2nd
Agaton R. Yaranon
Laguna
1st
Tomas Dizon
2nd
Crisanto M. Guysayko
Lanao
Lone
Tomas Cabili
Leyte
1st
Jose Ma. Veloso
2nd
Dominador M. Tan
3rd
Tomas Oppus
4th
Francisco D. Enage
5th
Ruperto Kapunan
Manila
1st
Gregorio Perfecto
2nd
Pedro Gil
Marinduque
Lone
Jose A. Uy
Masbate
Lone
Pio V. Corpus
Mindoro
Lone
Juan L. Luna
Misamis Occidental
Lone
Jose A. Ozamis
Misamis Oriental
Lone
Leon Borromeo
Mountain Province
1st
Saturnino Moldero
2nd
Felipe E. Jose
3rd
George K. Tait
Negros Occidental
1st
Enrique B. Magalona
2nd
Pedro C. Hernaez
3rd
Gil Montilla
Negros Oriental
1st
Guillermo Z. Villanueva
2nd
Jose E. Romero
Nueva Ecija
1st
Manuel A. Alzate
2nd
Felipe Buencamino, Jr.
Nueva Vizcaya
Lone
Bernardo L. Buenafe
Palawan
Lone
Claudio R. Sandoval
Pampanga
1st
Eligio Lagman
2nd
Jose P. Fausto
Pangasinan
1st
Anacleto B. Ramos
2nd
Eugenio Pérez
3rd
Daniel Maramba
4th
Nicomedes T. Rupisan
5th
Narciso Ramos
Rizal
1st
Pedro Magsalin
2nd
Emilio de la Paz
Romblon
Lone
Gabriel F. Fabella
Samar
1st
Tiburcio Tancinco
2nd
Serafin Marabut
3rd
Juan L. Bocar
Sorsogon
1st
Norberto Roque
2nd
Tomas Clemente
Sulu
Lone
Ombra Amilbangsa
Surigao
Lone
Ricardo Navarro
Tarlac
1st
Jose Cojuangco
2nd
Benigno S. Aquino
Tayabas
1st
Jose A. Angara
2nd
Francisco Lavides
Zambales
Lone
Potenciano Lesaca
Zamboanga
Lone
Juan S. Alano

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

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.