Legislative district of Lapu-Lapu

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The Legislative District of Lapu-Lapu City, is the representation of Lapu-Lapu City in the Philippine House of Representatives. From 1907 up to 2010, it was part of the representation of Cebu, except from 1978 to 1984, when it was a part of the representation of Region VII from 1978 to 1984.

History[edit]

What is now Lapu-Lapu City initially formed part of the second district of Cebu province in 1907. When seats for the upper house of the Philippine Legislature were elected from territory-based districts between 1916 and 1935, the then-municipality of Opon formed part of the tenth 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 Cebu (of which the municipality of Opon was a part) 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, the province's seven-district configuration was restored. The Municipality of Opon, converted into the City of Lapu-Lapu in 1961, remained a part of Cebu's second district until 1972.

Lapu-Lapu City was represented in the Interim Batasang Pambansa as part of Region VII from 1978 to 1984. The city, along with the rest of Cebu province (except Cebu City), elected six representatives, at large, to the Regular Batasang Pambansa in the 1984 elections. When the province was reapportioned into six congressional districts under the new Constitution[1] which was proclaimed on February 11, 1987, Lapu-Lapu City formed part of the province's sixth district.

Two years after Lapu-Lapu was converted into a highly urbanized city in 2007, it was also granted separate congressional representation by virtue of Republic Act No. 9726, approved on October 22, 2009. The law separated the city from Cebu's sixth district to form its own congressional district[2] starting in the 2010 elections.

Lone District[edit]

Location of Lone district of Lapu-Lapu City
  • Population (2010): 350,467
Period Representative
15th Congress
2010–2013
Arturo O. Radaza
16th Congress
2013–2016
Aileen C. Radaza
17th Congress
2016–2019

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