Legislative districts of Ambos Camarines

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The Legislative Districts of Ambos Camarines were the representations of the historical province of Ambos Camarines in the various national legislatures of the Philippines until 1919. The undivided province's representation encompassed what are now the provinces of Camarines Norte and Camarines Sur, and the independent component city of Naga.

History[edit]

Ambos Camarines was initially represented in the lower house of the Philippine Legislature through three assembly districts. When seats for the upper house of the Philippine Legislature were elected from territory-based districts between 1916 and 1935, the province (and its successor provinces of Camarines Norte and Camarines Sur) formed part of the sixth senatorial district which elected two out of the 24-member Senate.

On 3 March 1919 the Philippine Legislature approved Act No. 2809 which divided Ambos Camarines into two provinces: per Section 3 of the said law the province's northern municipalities were constituted into Camarines Norte, while the remaining territory of Ambos Camarines was renamed Camarines Sur.[1] Pursuant to Sections 4 and 5 of Act No. 2809 Camarines Norte was provided one lower house representative, and Camarines Sur two representatives; both provinces elected their separate representatives starting in the November 1919 elections.

1st District (defunct)[edit]

Municipalities: Capalonga, Daet, Gainza, Indan, Labo, Libmanan, Lupi, Mambulao, Milaor, Minalabac, Pamplona, Paracale, Pasacao, Ragay, San Fernando, San Vicente, Sipocot, Basud (re-established 1908), Talisay (re-established 1908), Cabusao (established 1914)

Period Representative[2]
1st Philippine Legislature
1907–1909
Tomas N. Arejola
2nd Philippine Legislature
1909–1912
3rd Philippine Legislature
1912–1916
Silverio D. Cecilio
4th Philippine Legislature
1916–1919
Gonzalo S. Escalante

2nd District (defunct)[edit]

Period Representative[2]
1st Philippine Legislature
1907–1909
Rey Manuel
2nd Philippine Legislature
1909–1912
Fulgencio Contreras
3rd Philippine Legislature
1912–1916
Julian Ocampo
4th Philippine Legislature
1916–1919
Rey Manuel

3rd District[edit]

Period Representative[2]
1st Philippine Legislature
1907–1909
Francisco Alvarez
2nd Philippine Legislature
1909–1912
Jose T. Fuentebella
3rd Philippine Legislature
1912–1916
4th Philippine Legislature
1916–1919
Sulpicio V. Cea

At-Large (defunct)[edit]

Period Representative
Malolos Congress
1898–1899
Justo Lucban
Tomas Arejola
Valeriano Velarde
Mariano Quien

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Philippine Legislature (1920). Public Laws Enacted by the Philippine Legislature, Volume 14 (Digitized and uploaded by the University of California on 19 July 2013). Bureau of Printing. Retrieved 28 November 2017.
  2. ^ a b c Congressional Library Bureau. "Roster of Philippine Legislators". Republic of the Philippines, House of Representatives. Retrieved 28 November 2017.