Legislative districts of Sultan Kudarat

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The Legislative districts of Sultan Kudarat are the representations of the province of Sultan Kudarat 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.

Map of 1st and 2nd Legislative Districts of Sultan Kudarat

History[edit]

Prior to gaining separate representation, areas now under the jurisdiction of Sultan Kudarat were represented under the Department of Mindanao and Sulu (1917–1935) and Cotabato (1935–1972).

The enactment of Presidential Decree No. 341 on 22 November 1973 created the Province of Sultan Kudarat out of the reduced Cotabato Province's southern municipalities.[1] This new province was represented in the Interim Batasang Pambansa as part of Region XII from 1978 to 1984.

Sultan Kudarat first gained separate representation in 1984, when it returned one representative, elected at large, to the Regular Batasang Pambansa.

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

The approval of Republic Act No. 9357 on 10 October 2006 increased Sultan Kudarat's representation by reapportioning the province into two congressional districts,[3] which elected their separate representatives starting in the 2007 elections.

1st District[edit]

Period Representative[5]
14th Congress
2007–2010
Datu Pax S. Mangudadatu
15th Congress
2010–2013
Raden C. Sakaluran
16th Congress
2013–2016
17th Congress
2016–2019
Suharto T. Mangudadatu

2nd District[edit]

Period Representative[5]
14th Congress
2007–2010
Arnold F. Go
15th Congress
2010–2013
16th Congress
2013–2016
17th Congress
2016–2019
Horacio P. Suansing, Jr.

Lone District (defunct)[edit]

Period Representative[5]
8th Congress
1987–1992
Estanislao V. Valdez
9th Congress
1992–1995
10th Congress
1995–1998
Angelo O. Montilla
11th Congress
1998–2001
12th Congress
2001–2004
13th Congress
2004–2007
Suharto T. Mangudadatu

At-Large (defunct)[edit]

Period Representative[5]
Regular Batasang Pambansa
1984–1986
Benjamin C. Duque

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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. 
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ Congress of the Philippines (10 October 2006). "Republic Act No. 9357 - An Act Reapportioning the Province of Sultan Kudarat into Two Legislative Districts". The LawPhil Project. Retrieved 23 November 2017. 
  4. ^ a b "Population of Population of Legislative Districts by Region, Province, and Selected Highly Urbanized/Component City: 2015". Philippine Statistics Authority. 2015. Retrieved 18 November 2017. 
  5. ^ a b c d Congressional Library Bureau. "Roster of Philippine Legislators". Republic of the Philippines, House of Representatives. Retrieved 7 February 2017.