Legislative districts of Agusan del Sur

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The Legislative districts of Agusan del Sur are the representations of the province of Agusan del Sur 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 districts.

History[edit]

Prior to gaining separate representation, areas now under the jurisdiction of Agusan del Sur were represented under the Department of Mindanao and Sulu (1917–1935) and Agusan Province (1935–1969). Republic Act No. 4979, approved by plebiscite held simultaneously with the 1967 elections, split the old Agusan Province into Agusan del Norte and Agusan del Sur and provided them each with a congressional representative.[1] In accordance with Section 7 of R.A. 4979, Agusan del Sur elected its separate representative starting in the 1969 elections.[1]

Agusan del Sur was represented in the Interim Batasang Pambansa as part of Region X from 1978 to 1984, and returned one representative to the Regular Batasang Pambansa in 1984. The province retained its lone congressional district under the new Constitution[2] which was proclaimed on 11 February 1987, and elected members to the restored House of Representatives starting that same year.

The approval of Republic Act No. 9508 on 20 October 2008 divided the province into two districts,[3] which elected their own representatives starting in the 2010 elections.

1st District[edit]

Period Representative[4]
15th Congress
2010–2013
Ma. Valentina G. Plaza-Cornelio
16th Congress
2013–2016
17th Congress
2016–2019

2nd District[edit]

Period Representative[4]
15th Congress
2010–2013
Evelyn G. Plaza-Mellana
16th Congress
2013–2016
17th Congress
2016–2019

Lone District (defunct)[edit]

Period Representative[4]
7th Congress
1969–1972
Democrito O. Plaza Sr.
8th Congress
1987–1992
9th Congress
1992–1995
Ceferino S. Paredes, Jr.
10th Congress
1995–1998
11th Congress
1998–2001
Alex G. Bascug
12th Congress
2001–2004
Rodolfo G. Plaza
13th Congress
2004–2007
14th Congress
2007–2010

At-Large (defunct)[edit]

Period Representative[4]
Regular Batasang Pambansa
1984–1986
Democrito O. Plaza Sr.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Republic Act No. 4979 - An Act Creating the Provinces of Agusan del Norte and Agusan del Sur". The LawPhil Project. 16 June 1967. Retrieved 4 February 2017. 
  2. ^ 1986 Constitutional Commission (2 February 1987). "1987 Constitution of the Philippines - Apportionment Ordinance". Retrieved 13 June 2016. 
  3. ^ Congress of the Philippines (20 October 2008). "Republic Act No. 9508 - An Act Providing for the Reapportionment of the Lone Legislative District of the Province of Agusan del Sur". The LawPhil Project. Retrieved 4 February 2017. 
  4. ^ a b c d Congressional Library Bureau. "Roster of Philippine Legislators". Republic of the Philippines, House of Representatives. Retrieved 7 February 2017. 
  • Philippine House of Representatives Congressional Library