Legislative district of Batanes
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The Legislative District of Batanes is the representation of the province of Batanes 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.
Batanes was initially represented as part of the first district of Cagayan in the 1st Philippine Legislature, having been annexed to that province since the passage of Philippine Commission Act No. 209 on 22 August 1901. Upon its re-establishment as a regular province on 20 May 1909 by virtue of Act No. 1952, Batanes was granted separate representation, and elected its first representative later that year.
When seats for the upper house of the Philippine Legislature were elected from territory-based districts between 1916 and 1935, the province formed part of the first senatorial district which elected two out of the 24-member senate.
During the Japanese occupation of the Philippines, the province was re-annexed to Cagayan and represented as part of that province in the National Assembly of the Second Philippine Republic. Upon the restoration of the Philippine Commonwealth in 1945, the province's continued to comprise a lone district.
Batanes retained its lone congressional district under the new Constitution which was proclaimed on 11 February 1987, and elected its member to the restored House of Representatives starting that same year.
- Population (2015): 17,246
|2nd Philippine Legislature
|3rd Philippine Legislature
|4th Philippine Legislature
|Juan G. Castillejos|
|5th Philippine Legislature
|6th Philippine Legislature
|7th Philippine Legislature
|8th Philippine Legislature
|9th Philippine Legislature
|10th Philippine Legislature
|1st National Assembly
|2nd National Assembly
|1st Commonwealth Congress
|Jorge A. Abad|
|Jorge A. Abad4|
|Aurora B. Abad|
|Jorge A. Abad5|
|Florencio B. Abad1|
|Enrique C. Lizardo|
|Florencio B. Abad|
|Carlo Oliver D. Diasnes|
- 1 Died in 1911.
- 2 Won in a special election held on 5 September 1911 to fill the vacant seat.
- 3 Elected for a fourth term in November 1941 but died before the opening of the session on 9 June 1945. Seat remained vacant till the end of the 1st Commonwealth Congress.
- 4 Appointed Secretary of Public Works on 22 June 1964. Seat remained vacant till the end of the 5th Congress.
- 5 Only took oath of office on 30 June 1970, following the resolution of court case filed by Rufino S. Antonio Jr.
- 6 Appointed Secretary of Agrarian Reform on December 12, 1989. Seat remained vacant until the end of the 8th Congress.
- 7 Died in office on 8 October 2017. Seat remains vacant.
|Regular Batasang Pambansa
|Fernando C. Faberes|
- 1986 Constitutional Commission (2 February 1987). "1987 Constitution of the Philippines - Apportionment Ordinance". Retrieved 9 October 2017.
- Congressional Library Bureau. "Roster of Philippine Legislators". Republic of the Philippines, House of Representatives. Retrieved 17 October 2017.
- Supreme Court of the Philippines (17 April 1970). "G.R. No. L-31604. Rufino S. Antonio, Jr. v. Commission on Elections, et al". Chan Robles Virtual Law Library. Retrieved 17 October 2017.
- "Batanes Rep. Dina Abad dies at 62". CNN Philippines. 9 October 2017. Retrieved 17 October 2017.