Legislative districts of Agusan del Norte

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The Legislative districts of Agusan del Norte are the representations of the province of Agusan del Norte and the highly urbanized city of Butuan in the various national legislatures of the Philippines. The province and Butuan are currently represented in the lower house of the Congress of the Philippines through the first and second congressional districts of Agusan del Norte.

History[edit]

Prior to gaining separate representation, areas now under the jurisdiction of Agusan del Norte were represented under the Department of Mindanao and Sulu (1917–1935) and Agusan Province (1935–1969). Republic Act No. 4979, approved by plebiscite held simultaneously with the 1967 elections, split the old Agusan Province into Agusan del Norte and Agusan del Sur and providing them each with a congressional representative.[1] In accordance with Section 7 of R.A. 4979, Agusan del Norte elected its separate representative starting in the 1969 elections.[1] The chartered city of Butuan, despite being enumerated as part of the territory of neither successor province,[1] was designated as Agusan del Norte's seat of provincial government and became part of its congressional representation.

Agusan del Norte was represented in the Interim Batasang Pambansa as part of Region X from 1978 to 1984, and returned one representative to the Regular Batasang Pambansa in 1984. The province was grouped with Butuan City and reapportioned into two congressional districts under the new Constitution[2] which was proclaimed on 11 February 1987, and elected members to the restored House of Representatives starting that same year.

1st District[edit]

Period Representative[3]
8th Congress
1987–1992
Charito B. Plaza
9th Congress
1992–1995
10th Congress
1995–1998
11th Congress
1998–2001
Leovigildo B. Banaag
12th Congress
2001–2004
13th Congress
2004–2007
14th Congress
2007–2010
Jose S. Aquino II
15th Congress
2010–2013
16th Congress
2013–2016
Lawrence Lemuel H. Fortun
17th Congress
2016–2019
^1 Highly-urbanized city since 7 February 1985. Independent from the province and does not vote for provincial officials. Only votes with Agusan del Norte for congressional representation.

2nd District[edit]

Period Representative[3]
8th Congress
1987–1992
Edelmiro A. Amante, Sr.1

9th Congress

1992–1995
 
Eduardo L. Rama, Sr.2
Edelmiro A. Amante, Sr.3
10th Congress
1995–1998
Eduardo L. Rama, Sr.
11th Congress
1998–2001
Roan I. Libarios
12th Congress
2001–2004
Edelmiro A. Amante, Sr.
13th Congress
2004–2007
Ma. Angelica Rosedell M. Amante-Matba
14th Congress
2007–2010
Edelmiro A. Amante, Sr.
15th Congress
2010–2013
Ma. Angelica Rosedell M. Amante-Matba
16th Congress
2013–2016
Erlpe John M. Amante
17th Congress
2016–2019
^1 Elected in May 1992 for a second term. Resigned on 14 September 1992 after being appointed Executive Secretary; appointment rejected by the Commission on Appointments in 1993.[3]
^2 Listed in House of Representatives roster as serving in 1993, until the special election.[3]
^3 Won special election held on 30 August 1993; took oath of office 6 September 1993.[3]

Lone District (defunct)[edit]

  • includes the chartered city of Butuan
Period Representative[3]
7th Congress
1969–1972
Guillermo R. Sanchez

At-Large (defunct)[edit]

  • includes the chartered city of Butuan
Period Representative[3]
Regular Batasang Pambansa
1984–1986
Edelmiro A. Amante, Sr.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Republic Act No. 4979 - An Act Creating the Provinces of Agusan del Norte and Agusan del Sur". The LawPhil Project. 16 June 1967. Retrieved 4 February 2017. 
  2. ^ 1986 Constitutional Commission (2 February 1987). "1987 Constitution of the Philippines - Apportionment Ordinance". Retrieved 9 October 2017. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g Congressional Library Bureau. "Roster of Philippine Legislators". Republic of the Philippines, House of Representatives. Retrieved 7 February 2017.