Legislative district of Occidental Mindoro

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The Legislative District of Occidental Mindoro is the representation of the province of Occidental Mindoro 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.

History[edit]

Prior to gaining separate representation, areas now under the jurisdiction of Occidental Mindoro were represented under the historical Mindoro Province (1907–1951).

The enactment of Republic Act No. 505 on June 13, 1950 split the old Mindoro Province into Occidental Mindoro and Oriental Mindoro, and provided each of them separate representation in Congress.[1] Pursuant to Section 6 of R.A. 505, the incumbent representative of Mindoro continued to serve the entire province until Occidental Mindoro's separate representative was elected in a special election held on the same day as the 1951 senatorial elections.[1]

Occidental Mindoro was represented in the Interim Batasang Pambansa as part of Region IV-A from 1978 to 1984, and returned one representative, elected at large, to the Regular Batasang Pambansa in 1984.

Under the new Constitution which was proclaimed on February 11, 1987, the province constituted a lone congressional district,[2] and elected its member to the restored House of Representatives starting that same year.

Beginning in 2019, the districts used in appropriation of members is coextensive with the legislative districts of Occidental Mindoro. Prior to 2019 when the province was just one congressional district, the Commission on Elections divided the province into two provincial board districts.

Lone District[edit]

  • Population (2015): 487,414[3]
Period Representative[4]
2nd Congress
1949–1953
see Lone district of Mindoro
Jesus V. Abeleda[a]
3rd Congress
1953–1957
Felipe S. Abeleda
4th Congress
1957–1961
5th Congress
1961–1965
6th Congress
1965–1969
Pedro C. Medalla
7th Congress
1969–1972
8th Congress
1987–1992
Mario Gene J. Mendiola
9th Congress
1992–1995
Jose T. Villarosa
10th Congress
1995–1998
11th Congress
1998–2001
Ma. Amelita A. Calimbas-Villarosa[b]
Ricardo V. Quintos[c]
12th Congress
2001–2004
Josephine Y. Ramirez-Sato
13th Congress
2004–2007
Ma. Amelita A. Calimbas-Villarosa
14th Congress
2007–2010
15th Congress
2010–2013
16th Congress
2013–2016
Josephine Y. Ramirez-Sato
17th Congress
2016–2019
18th Congress
2019–2022

Notes

  1. ^ Won the special election held on November 13, 1951 to fill the new province's congressional seat pursuant to R.A. 505;[1] took oath of office on January 28, 1952 and served for the remainder of the 2nd Congress.[4]
  2. ^ Unseated after losing election protest to Ricardo Quintos on August 29, 2000.[4]
  3. ^ Replaced Ma. Amelita Calimbas-Villarosa after winning election protest on August 29, 2000.[4]

At-Large (defunct)[edit]

Period Representative[4]
Regular Batasang Pambansa
1984–1986
Pedro T. Mendiola

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Congress of the Philippines (June 13, 1950). "Republic Act No. 505 - An Act to Create the Provinces of Oriental Mindoro and Occidental Mindoro". The Corpus Juris. Retrieved November 28, 2017.
  2. ^ 1986 Constitutional Commission (February 2, 1987). "1987 Constitution of the Philippines - Apportionment Ordinance". Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines. Retrieved November 19, 2017.
  3. ^ "Population of Population of Legislative Districts by Region, Province, and Selected Highly Urbanized/Component City: 2015". Philippine Statistics Authority. 2015. Retrieved November 28, 2017.
  4. ^ a b c d e Congressional Library Bureau. "Roster of Philippine Legislators". Republic of the Philippines, House of Representatives. Retrieved November 28, 2017.