4th Congress of the Philippines

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The Fourth Congress of the Philippines (Filipino: Ikaapat na Kongreso ng Pilipinas) was the meeting of the legislature of the Republic of the Philippines, composed of the Philippine Senate and House of Representatives from January 27, 1958, until December 13, 1961.

Sessions[edit]

  • First Regular Session: January 27 – May 22, 1958
    • First Special Session: May 26 – June 7, 1958
  • Second Regular Session: January 26 – May 21, 1959
    • Second Special Session: June 1 – July 4, 1959
  • Third Regular Session: January 25 – May 19, 1960
    • Third Special Session: June 14 – July 18, 1960
  • Fourth Regular Session: January 23 – May 18, 1961
    • Informal Meeting: July 15, 1961
    • Joint Session: December 12–13, 1961

Legislation[edit]

The Fourth Congress passed a total of 1,401 laws. (Republic Act Nos. 2050 – 3450)

Major Legislation[edit]

Leadership[edit]

Composition of the Senate during the 4th Congress' 1st and 2nd (left), and 3rd & 4th (right) sessions.
Composition of the House of Representatives during the 4th Congress.

Senate[edit]

  • President of the Senate:
Eulogio A. Rodriguez, Sr. (NP)
  • Senate President Pro-Tempore:
Fernando Lopez (NP)
  • Majority Floor Leader:
Cipriano P. Primicias, Sr. (NP)
  • Minority Floor Leader:
Ferdinand E. Marcos (LP)
Ambrosio Padilla (LP)

House of Representatives[edit]

  • Speaker:
Daniel Z. Romualdez (NP, 4th District Leyte)
  • Speaker Pro-Tempore:
Constancio E. Castañeda (NP, 2nd District Tarlac)
  • Majority Floor Leader:
Jose M. Aldeguer (NP, 5th District Iloilo)
  • Minority Floor Leader:
Cornelio T. Villareal (LP, 2nd District Capiz)

Members[edit]

Senate[edit]

First Session to Second Session
Senator Partya Term Start Term End
  Domocao Alonto
NP
1955
1961
  Eulogio B. Balao
NP
1957
1963
  Edmundo B. Cea
NP
1953
1959
  Mariano Jesús L. Cuenco
NP
1953
1959
  Rogelio L. dela Rosa
LP
1957
1963
  Ruperto M. Kangleon1
DP
1953
1959
  Oscar R. Ledesma
NP
1957
1963
  Roseller T. Lim
NP
1957
1963
  Fernando Lopez
DP
1953
1959
  Alejo R. Mabanag
NP
1953
1959
  Pacita Madrigal-Warns
NP
1955
1961
  Ambrosio B. Padilla
LP
1957
1963
  Quintin B. Paredes
NP
1955
1961
  Emmanuel N. Pelaez
NP
1953
1959
  Cipriano P. Primicias, Sr.
NP
1957
1963
  Gil J. Puyat
NP
1957
1963
  Claro M. Recto
NP
1955
1961
  Francisco Rodrigo
NP
1955
1961
  Eulogio A. Rodriguez, Sr.
NP
1953
1959
  Decoroso Rosales
NP
1955
1961
  Pedro R. Sabido
NP
1955
1961
  Lorenzo M. Sumulong
NP
1955
1961
  Lorenzo M. Tañada
CP
1953
1959
  Arturo M. Tolentino
NP
1957
1963
^a Party affiliation at the time of their election.
CP / NCP — Citizens' Party / Nationalist Citizens' Party (caucuses with Nacionalista Party)
DP — Democratic Party (caucuses with Nacionalista Party)
LP — Liberal Party
NP — Nacionalista Party
^1 Died on February 28, 1958.
Third Session to Fourth Session
Senator Partya Term Start Term End
  Alejandro D. Almendras
NP
1959
1965
  Domocao Alonto
NP
1955
1961
  Eulogio B. Balao
NP
1957
1963
  Mariano Jesús L. Cuenco
NP
1959
1965
  Rogelio L. dela Rosa
LP
1957
1963
  Estanislao A. Fernandez
LP
1959
1965
  Oscar R. Ledesma
NP
1957
1963
  Roseller T. Lim
NP
1957
1963
  Fernando Lopez
NP
1959
1965
  Pacita Madrigal-Warns
NP
1955
1961
  Genaro F. Magsaysay
NP
1959
1965
  Ferdinand E. Marcos
LP
1959
1965
  Ambrosio B. Padilla
LP
1957
1963
  Quintin B. Paredes
NP
1955
1961
  Cipriano P. Primicias, Sr.
NP
1957
1963
  Gil J. Puyat
NP
1957
1963
  Claro M. Recto1
NP
1955
1961
  Francisco Rodrigo
NP
1955
1961
  Eulogio A. Rodriguez, Sr.
NP
1959
1965
  Decoroso Rosales
NP
1955
1961
  Pedro R. Sabido
NP
1955
1961
  Lorenzo M. Sumulong
NP
1955
1961
  Lorenzo M. Tañada
NCP
1959
1965
  Arturo M. Tolentino
NP
1957
1963
^1 Died on October 2, 1960.

House of Representatives[edit]

Fourth Congress representation map of the Philippines
Province/City District Representative
Abra
Lone
Lucas P. Paredes
Agusan
Lone
Guillermo R. Sanchez
Aklan
Lone
Jose B. Legaspi
Albay
1st
Tecla San Andres Ziga
2nd
Justino Nuyda
3rd
Pio Duran
Antique
Lone
Tobias Fornier
Bataan
Lone
Jose R. Nuguid
Batanes
Lone
Manuel Agudo
Batangas
1st
Apolinario R. Apacible
2nd
Numeriano U. Babao
3rd
Jose M. Laurel IV
Bohol
1st
Natalio P. Castillo
2nd
Bartolome C. Cabangbang
3rd
Maximino A. Garcia
Bukidnon
Lone
Cesar M. Fortich
Bulacan
1st
Jose Suntay
2nd
Rogaciano M. Mercado
Cagayan
1st
Felipe R. Garduque, Jr.
2nd
Benjamin Ligot
Camarines Norte
Lone
Pedro Venida
Camarines Sur
1st
Agaton A. Ursua
2nd
Felix A. Fuentebella
Capiz
1st
Gerardo Roxas
2nd
Cornelio T. Villareal
Catanduanes
Lone
Jose M. Alberto
Cavite
Lone
Justiniano S. Montano
Cebu
1st
Ramon M. Durano
2nd
Sergio Osmeña, Jr.
3rd
Maximino Noel
4th
Isidro Kintanar
5th
Miguel Cuenco
6th
Manuel A. Zosa
7th
Antonio De Pio
Cotabato
Lone
Salipada K. Pendatun
Davao
Lone
Gavino R. Sepulveda
Ilocos Norte
1st
Antonio V. Raquiza
2nd
Ferdinand E. Marcos[1]
Ilocos Sur
1st
Faustino B. Tobia
2nd
Godofredo S. Reyes
Iloilo
1st
Pedro G. Trono
2nd
Pascual Espinosa
3rd
Domitilo G. Abordo
4th
Ricardo Yap Ladrido
5th
Jose M. Aldeguer
Isabela
Lone
Delfin B. Albano
La Union
1st
Francisco Ortega
2nd
Manuel T. Cases
Laguna
1st
Jacobo Z. Gonzales
2nd
Wenceslao R. Lagumbay
Lanao
Lone
Laurentino Ll. Badelles
Leyte
1st
Marcelino R. Veloso
2nd
Dominador M. Tan
3rd
Nicanor E. Yñiguez
4th
Daniel Z. Romualdez
5th
Alberto T. Aguja
Manila
1st
Salvador L. Mariño
2nd
Joaquin R. Roces
3rd
Ramon D. Bagatsing
4th
Augusto S. Francisco
Marinduque
Lone
Francisco M. Lecaroz
Masbate
Lone
Emilio Espinosa, Jr.
Misamis Occidental
Lone
William L. Chiongbian
Misamis Oriental
Lone
Fausto Dugenio
Mountain Province
1st
Juan Duyan
2nd
Ramon P. Mitra
3rd
Luis Hora
Negros Occidental
1st
Vicente F. Gustilo, Sr.
2nd
Inocencio V. Ferrer
3rd
Agustin M. Gatuslao
Negros Oriental
1st
Lorenzo Teves
2nd
Lamberto L. Macias
Nueva Ecija
1st
Eugenio Baltao
2nd
Felicisimo Ocampo
Nueva Vizcaya
Lone
Leonardo B. Perez
Occidental Mindoro
Lone
Felipe S. Abeleda
Oriental Mindoro
Lone
Jose Leido, Sr.
Palawan
Lone
Gaudencio E. Abordo
Pampanga
1st
Francisco Nepomuceno
2nd
Emilio P. Cortez
Pangasinan
1st
Aguedo F. Agbayani
2nd
Angel B. Fernandez
3rd
Cipriano Primicias, Jr.[2]
Jose D. Parayno[3]
4th
Amadeo J. Perez
5th
Luciano Millan
Quezon
1st
Manuel S. Enverga
2nd
Leon Guinto, Jr.
Rizal
1st
Benedicto Padilla
2nd
Francisco S. Sumulong
Romblon
Lone
Jose D. Moreno
Samar
1st
Eladio T. Balite
2nd
Valeriano C. Yancha
3rd
Felipe J. Abrigo
Sorsogon
1st
Salvador R. Encinas
2nd
Vicente Peralta
Sulu
Lone
Ombra Amilbangsa
Surigao
Lone
Reynaldo P. Honrado
Tarlac
1st
Jose J. Roy
2nd
Constancio E. Castañeda
Zambales
Lone
Genaro F. Magsaysay[1]
Zamboanga del Norte
Lone
Alberto Ubay
Zamboanga del Sur
Lone
Canuto S.M. Enerio
  1. ^ a b Elected to the Senate in 1959.
  2. ^ 1957 to 1960.
  3. ^ 1960 to 1961.

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.