Legislative districts of Cebu City

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The Legislative Districts of Cebu City, are the representations of the city of Cebu 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 districts.

The first district is informally known as the "North District", while the second district is known as the "South District."

History[edit]

What is now Cebu City initially formed part of the second district of Cebu province in 1907. When seats for the upper house of the Philippine Legislature were elected from territory-based districts between 1916 and 1935, the then-municipality of Cebu formed part of the tenth senatorial district which elected two out of the 24-member senate. When the municipality of Cebu was converted into a chartered city in 1936, the city remained within the second district of Cebu province.

In the disruption caused by the Second World War, two delegates represented the chartered city (separately from the province) in the National Assembly of the Japanese-sponsored Second Philippine Republic: one was the city mayor (an ex officio member), while the other was elected through an assembly of KALIBAPI members within the city during the Japanese occupation of the Philippines. Upon the restoration of the Philippine Commonwealth in 1945, the city's representation reverted to the second district of Cebu province, of which it remained a part until 1972.

Cebu City was represented in the Interim Batasang Pambansa as part of Region VII from 1978 to 1984. After becoming a highly urbanized city in 1979 by virtue of Batas Pambansa Blg. 51,[1] Cebu City elected two representatives, at large, to the Regular Batasang Pambansa in the 1984 elections.

Cebu City was reapportioned into two congressional districts under the new Constitution[2] which was proclaimed on February 11, 1987. The two districts elected members to the restored House of Representatives starting that same year.

1st District[edit]

  • Barangays: Adlaon, Agsungot, Apas, Bacayan, Banilad, Binaliw, Budla-an, Busay, Cambinocot, Camputhaw, Capitol Site, Carreta, Central (Santo Niño), Cogon Ramos, Day-as, Ermita, Guba, Hipodromo, Kalubihan, Kamagayan, Kasambagan, Lahug, Lorega San Miguel, Lusaran, Luz, Mabini, Mabolo Proper, Malubog, Pahina Central, Parian, Paril, Pit-os, Pulangbato, Sambag I, Sambag II, San Antonio, San Jose, San Roque, Sirao, Santa Cruz, T. Padilla, Talamban, Taptap, Tejero, Tinago, Zapatera
  • Population (2010): 383,882
Period Representative
8th Congress
1987–1992
Raul V. Del Mar
9th Congress
1992–1995
10th Congress
1995–1998
11th Congress
1998–2001
Raoul B. Del Mar
12th Congress
2001–2004
Raul V. Del Mar
13th Congress
2004–2007
14th Congress
2007–2010
15th Congress
2010–2013
Rachel Marguerite B. Del Mar
16th Congress
2013–2016
Raul V. Del Mar

2nd District[edit]

  • Barangays: Babag, Basak Pardo, Basak San Nicolas, Bonbon, Buhisan, Bulacao, Buot-Taup, Calamba, Cogon Pardo, Duljo, Guadalupe, Inayawan, Kalunasan, Kinasang-an, Labangon, Mambaling, Pahina San Nicolas, Pamutan, Pasil, Poblacion Pardo, Pung-ol Sibugay, Punta Princesa, Quiot, San Nicolas Proper, Sapangdaku, Sawang Calero, Sinsin, Sudlon I, Sudlon II, Tabunan, Tagbao, Tisa, Toong
  • Population (2010): 482,289
Period Representative
8th Congress
1987–1992
Antonio V. Cuenco
9th Congress
1992–1995
10th Congress
1995–1998
11th Congress
1998–2001
Nancy R. Cuenco
12th Congress
2001–2004
Antonio V. Cuenco1
13th Congress
2004–2007
14th Congress
2007–2010
15th Congress
2010–2013
Tomas R. Osmeña
16th Congress
2013–2016
Rodrigo A. Abellanosa
^1 Appointed as Secretary-General of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly on February 4, 2010; position remained vacant until the end of the 14th Congress.

At-Large (defunct)[edit]

1943–1944[edit]

Period Representative
National Assembly
1943–1944
Paulino Gullas[3]
Juan C. Zamora (ex officio)[3]

1984–1986[edit]

Period Representative
Regular Batasang Pambansa
1984–1986
Antonio V. Cuenco
Marcelo B. Fernan

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Philippine House of Representatives Congressional Library