Legislative district of Aurora

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The Legislative District of Aurora is the current representation of the province of Aurora in the various national legislatures of the Philippines. The province is currently represented in the lower house of the Congress of the Philippines through its lone congressional district.

From 1907 to 1972 the area now under the jurisdiction of Aurora was represented as part of the first district of Tayabas. When seats for the upper house of the Philippine Legislature were elected from territory-based districts between 1916 and 1935, the undivided province of Tayabas formed part of the fifth senatorial district which elected two out of the 24-member senate.

In the disruption caused by the Second World War, two delegates represented the province of Tayabas in the National Assembly of the Japanese-sponsored Second Philippine Republic: one was the provincial governor (an ex officio member), while the other was elected through a provincial assembly of KALIBAPI members during the Japanese occupation of the Philippines.

Upon the restoration of the Philippine Commonwealth in 1945, Tayabas continued to comprise two representative districts, with the territory of the current province of Aurora forming part of the first district. In 1949 Tayabas was renamed Quezon. Two years later, on June 14, 1951, Republic Act No. 648 established the sub-province of Aurora within the province of Quezon.

Quezon (including the sub-province of Aurora) were represented in the Interim Batasang Pambansa as part of Region IV-A from 1978 to 1984. It was during this period that Aurora was proclaimed as a regular province, on August 13, 1979, by virtue of Batas Pambansa Blg. 7 enacted on November 21, 1978.

Aurora's first representative as a separate province was elected to the Regular Batasang Pambansa in 1984. The province was guaranteed its own congressional district under the new Constitution which was proclaimed on February 11, 1987, and elected its member to the restored House of Representatives starting that same year.

Lone District[edit]

  • Population (2010): 201,233
Period Representative
8th Congress
1987–1992
Benedicto G. Miran
9th Congress
1992–1995
10th Congress
1995–1998
Bellaflor J. Angara-Castillo
11th Congress
1998–2001
12th Congress
2001–2004
13th Congress
2004–2007
Juan Edgardo M. Angara
14th Congress
2007–2010
15th Congress
2010–2013
16th Congress
2013–2016
Bellaflor J. Angara-Castillo
17th Congress
2016–2019

At-Large (defunct)[edit]

Period Representative
Regular Batasang Pambansa
1984–1986
Luis S. Etcubañez

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Philippine House of Representatives Congressional Library