Legislative districts of Maguindanao
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The Legislative districts of Maguindanao are the representations of the province of Maguindanao 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 first and second congressional districts.
The enactment of Presidential Decree No. 341 on 22 November 1973 created the Province of Maguindanao out of Cotabato's Maguindanao-majority municipalities. The new province was represented in the Interim Batasang Pambansa as part of Region XII from 1978 to 1984.
Under the new Constitution which was proclaimed on 11 February 1987, the province, including Cotabato City, was reapportioned into two congressional districts; each elected its member to the restored House of Representatives starting that same year.
The province of Shariff Kabunsuan, established with the passage of Muslim Mindanao Autonomy Act No. 201 and its subsequent approval by plebiscite, was created out of Maguindanao's western municipalities in 2006. Per Section 5 of MMA Act No. 201, Cotabato City was grouped with Shariff Kabunsuan for the purpose of electing a congressional representative. It was this specific provision that became the subject of the Supreme Court case that ultimately voided MMA Act No. 201 for being unconstitutional, and leading to the disestablishment of the Shariff Kabunsuan in 2008 and the return of its territory to Maguindanao. In the brief period of Shariff Kabunsuan's existence the First District of Maguindanao—Cotabato City was known as the Lone District of Shariff Kabunsuan—Cotabato City, while the Second District was known as the Lone District of Maguindanao.
- City: Cotabato City1
- Municipalities: Barira, Buldon, Datu Odin Sinuat (Dinaig), Kabuntalan, Matanog, Parang, Sultan Kudarat, Upi, Sultan Mastura (established 2003), Datu Blah T. Sinsuat (established 2006), Northern Kabuntalan (established 2006)
- Population (2015): 821,475
|Michael O. Mastura|
|Didagen P. Dilangalen2|
|Bai Sendig G. Dilangalen|
|Didagen P. Dilangalen3|
|Bai Sandra A. Sema|
- ^1 Independent from the province and does not vote for provincial officials. Only votes with Maguindanao for representation in the various national legislatures.
- ^2 Only took oath on 26 March 1996, following the resolution of legal battles surrounding the 1995 election results contested by Michael Mastura.
- ^3 Elected as representative of the district briefly designated as the Lone District of Shariff Kabunsuan—Cotabato City in 2007.
- Municipalities: Ampatuan, Buluan, Datu Paglas, Datu Piang, Pagalungan, Shariff Aguak, South Upi, Sultan sa Barongis, Talayan, General Salipada K. Pendatun (established 1991), Mamasapano (established 1998), Sultan Sumagka (established 1999), Datu Montawal (Pagagawan) (established 2000), Paglat (established 2001), Guindulungan (established 2003), Datu Saudi-Ampatuan (established 2003), Datu Unsay (established 2003), Datu Abdullah Sangki (established 2004), Rajah Buayan (established 2004), Pandag (established 2006), Mangudadatu (established 2006), Datu Anggal Midtimbang (established 2006), Datu Hoffer Ampatuan (established 2009), Datu Salibo (established 2009), Shariff Saydona Mustapha (established 2009)
- Population (2015): 651,896
|Guimid P. Matalam|
|Simeon A. Datumanong1|
|Guimid P. Matalam|
|Simeon A. Datumanong2|
|Datu Zajid G. Mangudadatu|
At Large (defunct)
|Regular Batasang Pambansa
|Simeon A. Datumanong|
|Salipada K. Pendatun1|
- Marcos, Ferdinand E. (22 November 1973). "Presidential Decree No. 341 - Creating the Provinces of North Cotabato, Maguindanao and Sultan Kudarat". Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines. Retrieved 19 November 2017.
- 1986 Constitutional Commission (2 February 1987). "1987 Constitution of the Philippines - Apportionment Ordinance". Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines. Retrieved 19 November 2017.
- Regional Legislative Assembly - Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (7 September 2006). "Muslim Mindanao Autonomy Act No. 201 - An Act Creating the Province of Shariff Kabunsuan, Providing Funds Therefor, and for Other Purposes" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 February 2017. Retrieved 22 November 2017.
- "Population of Population of Legislative Districts by Region, Province, and Selected Highly Urbanized/Component City: 2015". Philippine Statistics Authority. 2015. Retrieved 18 November 2017.
- Congressional Library Bureau. "Roster of Philippine Legislators". Republic of the Philippines, House of Representatives. Retrieved 22 November 2017.
- Supreme Court of the Philippines (29 January 1998). "G.R. No. 124521 — MICHAEL O. MASTURA, petitioner, vs. COMMISSION ON ELECTIONS (Second Division), THE NEW MUNICIPAL BOARD OF CANVASSERS OF MATANOG, MAGUINDANAO, THE NEW PROVINCIAL BOARD OF CANVASSERS OF MAGUINDANAO and DIDAGEN P. DILANGALEN, respondents". The LawPhil Project. Retrieved 22 November 2017.