Legislative districts of Zamboanga City

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The Legislative Districts of Zamboanga City are the representations of the highly urbanized city of Zamboanga in the various national legislatures of the Philippines. The city is currently represented in the lower house of the Congress of the Philippines through its first and second congressional districts.

History[edit]

Prior to gaining separate representation, areas now under the jurisdiction of Zamboanga City were represented under the Department of Mindanao and Sulu (1917–1935), Zamboanga Province (1935–1953), Zamboanga del Sur (1953–1972) and Region IX (1978–1984).

Having been re-classified as a highly urbanized city on November 22, 1983, Zamboanga City was granted separate representation for the first time in 1984, when it returned one representative, elected at large, to the Regular Batasang Pambansa.

Under the new Constitution which was proclaimed on February 11, 1987, the city constituted a lone congressional district,[1] and elected its member to the restored House of Representatives starting that same year.

The enactment of Republic Act No. 9269 on March 19, 2004 increased Zamboanga City's representation by reapportioning it into two congressional districts,[2] which began to elect their separate representatives in the 2007 elections. Veterans Avenue forms a significant portion of the boundary line between the two districts.

1st District[edit]

  • Barangays: Ayala, Bagong Calarian, Baliwasan, Baluno, Cabatangan, Camino Nuevo, Campo Islam, Canelar, Capisan, Cawit, Dulian (Upper Pasonanca), La Paz, Labuan, Limpapa, Maasin, Malagutay, Mariki, Pamucutan, Pasonanca, Patalon, Recodo, Rio Hondo, San Jose Cawa-Cawa, San Jose Gusu, San Roque, Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, Santo Niño, Sinubung, Sinunuc, Talisayan, Tulungatung, Tumaga, Zone 1, Zone 2, Zone 3, Zone 4
  • Population (2015): 402,594[3]
Period Representative[4]
14th Congress
2007–2010
Maria Isabelle G. Climaco Salazar
15th Congress
2010–2013
16th Congress
2013–2016
Celso L. Lobregat
17th Congress
2016–2019
18th Congress
2019–2022
Cesar Jimenez, Jr.

2nd District[edit]

  • Barangays: Arena Blanco, Boalan, Bolong, Buenavista, Bunguiao, Busay, Cabaluay, Cacao, Calabasa, Culianan, Curuan, Dita, Divisoria, Dulian (Upper Bunguiao), Guisao, Guiwan, Kasanyangan, Lamisahan, Landang Gua, Landang Laum, Lanzones, Lapakan, Latuan, Licomo, Limaong, Lubigan, Lumayang, Lumbangan, Lunzuran, Mampang, Manalipa, Mangusu, Manicahan, Mercedes, Muti, Pangapuyan, Panubigan, Pasilmanta, Pasobolong, Putik, Quiniput, Salaan, Sangali, Santa Catalina, Sibulao, Tagasilay, Taguiti, Talabaan, Talon-Talon, Taluksangay, Tetuan, Tictapul, Tigbalabag, Tictabon, Tolosa, Tugbungan, Tumalutap, Tumitus, Victoria, Vitali, Zambowood
  • Population (2015): 459,205[3]
Period Representative[4]
14th Congress
2007–2010
Erico Basilio A. Fabian
15th Congress
2010–2013
16th Congress
2013–2016
Lilia Macrohon-Nuño
17th Congress
2016–2019
Manuel Jose M. Dalipe
18th Congress
2019–2022

Lone District (defunct)[edit]

Period Representative[4]
8th Congress
1987–1992
Ma. Clara L. Lobregat
9th Congress
1992–1995
10th Congress
1995–1998
11th Congress
1998–2001
Celso L. Lobregat
12th Congress
2001–2004
13th Congress
2004–2007
Erico Basilio A. Fabian

At-Large (defunct)[edit]

Period Representative[4]
Regular Batasang Pambansa
1984–1986
vacant[a]

Notes

  1. ^ Cesar C. Climaco was declared the winner of May 1984 election, but he did not assume office in protest. He died on November 14, 1984. Zamboanga City's seat remained vacant until the abolition of the Batasang Pambansa in 1986.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ Congress of the Philippines (March 19, 2004). "Republic Act No. 9260 - An Act Creating the Second Legislative District of the City of Zamboanga". The LawPhil Project. Retrieved November 26, 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Population of Population of Legislative Districts by Region, Province, and Selected Highly Urbanized/Component City: 2015". Philippine Statistics Authority. 2015. Retrieved November 25, 2017.
  4. ^ a b c d e Congressional Library Bureau. "Roster of Philippine Legislators". Republic of the Philippines, House of Representatives. Retrieved February 7, 2017.