Legislative districts of Antipolo

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The legislative districts of Antipolo are the representations of the component city of Antipolo in the Congress of the Philippines. The city is currently represented in the lower house of Congress through its first and second congressional districts.


Antipolo was initially represented as part of the at-large district of Morong in the Malolos Congress from 1898 to 1899. The then-town was later incorporated to the province of Rizal, established in 1901, and was represented as part of the second district of Rizal from 1907 to 1941 and from 1945 to 1972. During World War II, it was represented as part of the at-large district of Rizal in the National Assembly of the Second Philippine Republic from 1943 to 1944. Antipolo, along with the rest of the province of Rizal, was represented in the Interim Batasang Pambansa as part of Region IV-A from 1978 to 1984. The province of Rizal elected two representatives at-large to the Regular Batasang Pambansa in 1984.

Antipolo was placed in the first district of Rizal after the reorganization of the province's legislative districts under the new Constitution[1] which was proclaimed on February 11, 1987. Upon its conversion into a city through Republic Act No. 8508[2] (approved on February 13, 1998; ratified on April 4, 1998), Antipolo was separated from the first district of Rizal and elected its own representative starting in the 1998 elections.

The city was further divided into two congressional districts on December 22, 2003, by virtue of Republic Act No. 9232;[3] each elected their own representative beginning in 2004. However the city's residents still vote as part of the province's 1st and 2nd Sangguniang Panlalawigan districts for the purpose of electing Provincial Board members.

Senatorial representation[edit]

Between 1916 and 1935, the then-municipality of Antipolo, under the province of Rizal, was represented in the Senate of the Philippines through the 4th senatorial district of the Philippine Islands. However, in 1935, all senatorial districts were abolished when a unicameral National Assembly was installed under a new constitution following the passage of the Tydings–McDuffie Act, which established the Commonwealth of the Philippines. Since the 1941 elections, when the Senate was restored after a constitutional plebiscite, all twenty-four members of the upper house have been elected countrywide at-large.

Congressional representation[edit]

Antipolo has been represented in the lower house of various Philippine national legislatures since 1998, through its lone congressional district from 1998 to 2004, and first and second congressional districts from 2004 to present.

Current districts and representatives[edit]

Political parties

Legislative districts and congressional representatives of Antipolo
District Current representative Barangays Population (2015) Area Map
1st Roberto Puno
(since 2019)
  • Bagong Nayon
  • Beverly Hills
  • De La Paz
  • Mambugan
  • Mayamot
  • Munting Dilao
  • San Isidro
  • Santa Cruz
358,156[4] 35.15 km²
2nd Romeo Acop
(since 2022)
  • Calawis
  • Cupang
  • Dalig
  • Inarawan
  • San Jose
  • San Juan
  • San Luis
  • San Roque
418,230[4] 258.57 km²


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "The 1987 Constitution of the Republic of the Philippines – Ordinance | Govph".
  2. ^ Republic Act No. 8598 (13 February 1998), An Act Converting the Municipality of Antipolo into a Component City to be Known as the City of Antipolo (PDF), archived from the original (PDF) on March 3, 2016, retrieved June 7, 2019
  3. ^ Republic Act No. 9232 (22 December 2003), An Act Amending Sections 2, 11(a) and 55 of Republic Act Numbered Eighty-Five Hundred and Eight, Entitled “An Act Converting the Municipality of Antipolo" and Appropriating Funds Therefor (PDF), archived from the original (PDF) on June 4, 2011, retrieved June 7, 2019
  4. ^ a b "TABLE 1. Population of legislative districts by Region, Province, and selected Highly Urbanized/Component City : 2015". Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved February 8, 2021.