Legislative districts of Compostela Valley

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The Legislative districts of Compostela Valley are the representations of the province of Compostela Valley 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 Compostela Valley were represented under the Department of Mindanao and Sulu (1917–1935), Davao Province (1935–1967) and Davao del Norte (1967–1998).

The passage of Republic Act No. 8470 and its subsequent ratification by plebiscite on 7 March 1998 separated from Davao del Norte's first and second districts a total of eleven municipalities to create the new province of Compostela Valley, which itself was to comprise two new congressional districts.[1] Per Section 3 of R.A. 8470, Davao del Norte's representation was reduced to two districts.[1] The newly reconfigured districts elected their own representatives beginning in the 1998 elections.

1st District[edit]

Period Representative[2]
11th Congress
1998–2001
Rogelio M. Sarmiento
12th Congress
2001–2004
Manuel E. Zamora
13th Congress
2004–2007
14th Congress
2007–2010
15th Congress
2010–2013
Ma. Carmen S. Zamora
16th Congress
2013–2016
17th Congress
2016–2019

2nd District[edit]

Period Representative[2]
11th Congress
1998–2001
Prospero S. Amatong
12th Congress
2001–2004
13th Congress
2004–2007
14th Congress
2007–2010
Rommel C. Amatong
15th Congress
2010–2013
16th Congress
2013–2016
17th Congress
2016–2019
Ruwel Peter S. Gonzaga

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Congress of the Philippines (30 January 1998). "Republic Act No. 8470 - An Act Creating the Province of Compostela Valley from the Province of Davao del Norte, and for Other Purposes". Chan Robles Virtual Law Library. Retrieved 3 February 2017. 
  2. ^ a b Congressional Library Bureau. "Roster of Philippine Legislators". Republic of the Philippines, House of Representatives. Retrieved 17 February 2017.