Legislative district of Taguig

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The Legislative District of Taguig City is the current representation of the western part of the highly urbanized city of Taguig in the Philippine House of Representatives. The eastern half of the city is represented as part of the Legislative District of Pateros-Taguig.

History[edit]

Areas now under the jurisdiction of Taguig were initially represented as part of the first district of Rizal in 1907, and remained so until 1972. Taguig was separated from Rizal on 7 November 1975 by virtue of Presidential Decree No. 824,[1] and was represented in the Interim Batasang Pambansa along with other Metropolitan Manila municipalities and cities as part of Region IV from 1978 to 1984.

Taguig, still a municipality then, was grouped with Muntinlupa and Pateros to form a single parliamentary district which returned one representative to the Regular Batasang Pambansa in 1984. The municipality was grouped with Pateros again to form one congressional district under the new Constitution[2] proclaimed on 11 February 1987; it elected its member to the restored House of Representatives starting that same year.

The western area of Taguig, coterminous with the Second Councilor District of Taguig (for the purpose of electing municipal, now city, council members), was separated from the congressional district of Pateros–Taguig by virtue of Republic Act No. 8487,[3] the law which converted Taguig into a highly urbanized city. Despite being enacted by Congress on 11 February 1998, the said law only took effect on 8 December 2004 after the Commission on Elections issued a resolution confirming that the affirmative votes for cityhood prevailed in the ballot recount.[4] This new district first elected its separate representative in the 2007 general elections.

There remains an unresolved dispute over which city has jurisdiction over lands encompassed within the former Fort McKinley U.S. Military Reservation (now Fort Bonifacio and its surrounding areas). Portions of three of Taguig's barangays (Fort Bonifacio, Pinagsama and Western Bicutan) are claimed by the neighboring city of Makati as part of its own two barangays (Post Proper Northside and Post Proper Southside). Residents of areas where Taguig exercises de facto control vote as part of this congressional district, while residents of areas where Makati exercises de facto control vote as part of its second congressional district.

Lone District[edit]

Map of the Lone district of Taguig
  • Barangays: Central Bicutan, Central Signal Village, Fort Bonifacio (excluding areas controlled by Makati), Katuparan, Maharlika Village, North Daang Hari, North Signal Village, Pinagsama (excluding areas controlled by Makati), South Daang Hari, South Signal Village, Tanyag, Upper Bicutan, Western Bicutan (excluding areas controlled by Makati)
  • Area: 24.6 km²
  • Population (2015): 440,815[5]
Period Representative[6]
14th Congress
2007–2010
Henry M. Dueñas, Jr.1
Angelito P. Reyes2
15th Congress
2010–2013
Sigfrido R. Tiñga
16th Congress
2013–2016
Lino Edgardo S. Cayetano
17th Congress
2016–2019
Pia S. Cayetano
18th Congress

2019-2022

Ma. Laarni L. Cayetano
1 Lost election protest lodged by Angelito P. Reyes, per House Electoral Tribunal decision dated 25 February 2010.[7]
2 Won election protest lodged against Henry M. Dueñas Jr.; took oath of office on 24 May 2010 and served until the end of the 14th Congress.[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Marcos, Ferdinand E. (7 November 1975). "Presidential Decree No. 824 - Creating the Metropolitan Manila and the Metropolitan Manila Commission and for Other Purposes". The LawPHiL Project. Retrieved 10 October 2017.
  2. ^ 1986 Constitutional Commission (2 February 1987). "1987 Constitution of the Philippines - Apportionment Ordinance". Retrieved 9 October 2017.
  3. ^ Congress of the Philippines (11 February 1998). "Republic Act No. 8487, An Act Converting the Municipality of Taguig, Metro Manila, into a Highly Urbanized City to be Known as the City of Taguig, and for Other Purposes" (PDF). Retrieved 8 October 2017.
  4. ^ Clapano, Jose Rodel (26 January 2006). "SC upholds Taguig cityhood". The Philippine Star. Retrieved 8 October 2017.
  5. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/attachments/hsd/pressrelease/2015_Table%201_Legislative%20Districts.xlsx
  6. ^ a b Congressional Library Bureau. "Roster of Philippine Legislators". Republic of the Philippines, House of Representatives. Retrieved 10 October 2017.
  7. ^ Cabacungan, Gil C.; Morelos, Miko (1 March 2010). "Reyes' son is new Taguig congressman". Inquirer.net. Archived from the original on 2 March 2010. Retrieved 10 October 2017.