Legislative districts of Davao Oriental

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The Legislative districts of Davao Oriental are the representations of the province of Davao Oriental 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 Davao Oriental were represented under the Department of Mindanao and Sulu (1917–1935) and the historical Davao Province (1935–1967). The enactment of Republic Act No. 4867 on 8 May 1967 split the old province into Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur and Davao Oriental.[1] Per Section 4 of R.A. 4867, the incumbent Davao Province representative was to indicate which of the three new provinces he wished to continue to represent;[1] Rep. Lorenzo Sarmiento chose Davao del Norte, which left the seats for Davao del Sur (together grouped with the chartered city of Davao) and Davao Oriental open for the special elections scheduled for 14 November 1967. Davao Oriental comprised a single congressional district from the second half of the 6th Congress until the end of the 7th Congress.

Davao Oriental was represented in the Interim Batasang Pambansa as part of Region XI from 1978 to 1984, and returned one representative to the Regular Batasang Pambansa in 1984. The province was reapportioned into two congressional districts under the new Constitution[2] 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[3]
8th Congress
1987–1992
Enrico G. Dayanghirang
9th Congress
1992–1995
Ma. Elena T. Palma-Gil
10th Congress
1995–1998
11th Congress
1998–2001
12th Congress
2001–2004
Corazon N. Malanyaon
13th Congress
2004–2007
14th Congress
2007–2010
Nelson L. Dayanghirang
15th Congress
2010–2013
16th Congress
2013–2016
17th Congress
2016–2019
Corazon N. Malanyaon

2nd District[edit]

Period Representative[3]
8th Congress
1987–1992
Thelma Z. Almario
9th Congress
1992–1995
10th Congress
1995–1998
11th Congress
1998–2001
Joel Mayo Z. Almario
12th Congress
2001–2004
13th Congress
2004–2007
14th Congress
2007–2010
Thelma Z. Almario
15th Congress
2010–2013
16th Congress
2013–2016
17th Congress
2016–2019
Joel Mayo Z. Almario

Lone District (defunct)[edit]

Period Representative[3]
6th Congress
1965–1969
see Lone district of Davao
Constancio P. Maglana1
7th Congress
1969–1972
^1 Won the special election held on 14 November 1967 to fill the new province's congressional seat; took oath of office on 22 January 1968 and served for the remainder of the 6th Congress.[3]

At-Large (defunct)[edit]

Period Representative[3]
Regular Batasang Pambansa
1984–1986
Merced Edith N. Rabat

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Congress of the Philippines (8 May 1967). "Republic Act No. 4867". Retrieved 3 February 2017. 
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ a b c d e Congressional Library Bureau. "Roster of Philippine Legislators". Republic of the Philippines, House of Representatives. Retrieved 17 February 2017.