Legislative districts of Davao City

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The Legislative districts of Davao City are the representations of the highly urbanized city of Davao 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, second and third districts.

History[edit]

Except during the Second World War, areas now under the jurisdiction of Davao City were previously represented as part of the Department of Mindanao and Sulu (1917–1935), the historical Davao Province (1935–1967), and Davao del Sur (1967–1972).

Being a chartered city, two delegates represented Davao City 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. After the war Davao City reverted to its pre-war representation under the province of Davao, which lasted until 1967.

The enactment of Republic Act No. 4867 on 8 May 1967 split the old Davao Province into the new provinces of Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur and Davao Oriental, and provided each with separate representation.[1] Per Section 5 of R.A. 4867, Davao City was grouped with Davao del Sur for the purposes of electing members of Congress;[1] this was the arrangement from the second half of the 6th Congress until the end of the 7th Congress.

Davao City was represented in the Interim Batasang Pambansa as part of Region XI from 1978 to 1984. Having been classified as a highly urbanized city on 22 December 1979 through Batas Pambansa Blg. 51,[2] Davao City was granted separate representation in the Regular Batasang Pambansa, returning two representatives, elected at-large in 1984.

The city was reapportioned into three congressional districts under the new Constitution[3] which was proclaimed on 11 February 1987, and elected members to the restored House of Representatives starting that same year.

1st District[edit]

Period Representative[4]
8th Congress
1987–1992
Jesus Dureza1
Prospero C. Nograles2
9th Congress
1992–1995
Jesus Dureza
10th Congress
1995–1998
Prospero C. Nograles
11th Congress
1998–2001
Rodrigo R. Duterte
12th Congress
2001–2004
Prospero C. Nograles
13th Congress
2004–2007
14th Congress
2007–2010
15th Congress
2010–2013
Karlo Alexei B. Nograles
16th Congress
2013–2016
17th Congress
2016–2019
^1 Lost election protest lodged by Prospero Nograles per House Electoral Tribunal decision dated 16 June 1989; lost final appeal on 31 July 1989.[4]
^2 Won election protest against Jesus Dureza per House Electoral Tribunal decision dated 16 June 1989.[4]

2nd District[edit]

Period Representative[4]
8th Congress
1987–1992
Cornelio P. Maskariño
9th Congress
1992–1995
Manuel M. Garcia
10th Congress
1995–1998
11th Congress
1998–2001
12th Congress
2001–2004
Vincent J. Garcia
13th Congress
2004–2007
14th Congress
2007–2010
15th Congress
2010–2013
Mylene J. Garcia-Albano
16th Congress
2013–2016
17th Congress
2016–2019

3rd District[edit]

Period Representative[4]
8th Congress
1987–1992
Luis T. Santos1
9th Congress
1992–1995
Elias B. Lopez
10th Congress
1995–1998
11th Congress
1998–2001
Ruy Elias C. Lopez
12th Congress
2001–2004
13th Congress
2004–2007
14th Congress
2007–2010
Isidro T. Ungab
15th Congress
2010–2013
16th Congress
2013–2016
17th Congress
2016–2019
Alberto Ungab
^1 Resigned seat on 27 October 1987; appointed Secretary of the Interior and Local Government on 9 November 1987. Seat remained vacant until the end of the 8th Congress.[4]

At-Large (defunct)[edit]

Period Representatives[4]
National Assembly
1943–1944
Celestino Chavez[5]
Alfonso G. Oboza (ex officio)[5]
Regular Batasang Pambansa
1984–1986
Manuel M. Garcia
Zafiro Respicio

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Congress of the Philippines (8 May 1967). "Republic Act No. 4867 - An Act Creating the Provinces of Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur and Davao Oriental". Chan Robles Virtual Law Library. Retrieved 3 February 2017. 
  2. ^ Batasang Pambansa (22 December 1979). "Batas Pambansa Blg. 51 - An Act Providing for the Elective or Appointive Positions in Various Local Government and For Other Purposes". Chan Robles Virtual Law Library. Retrieved 4 February 2017. 
  3. ^ 1986 Constitutional Commission (2 February 1987). "1987 Constitution of the Philippines - Apportionment Ordinance". Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines. Retrieved 13 June 2016. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g Congressional Library Bureau. "Roster of Philippine Legislators". Republic of the Philippines, House of Representatives. Retrieved 17 February 2017. 
  5. ^ a b Official program of the inauguration of the Republic of the Philippines and the induction into office of His Excellency Jose P. Laurel. Bureau of Printing. 1943.