Legislative districts of Davao del Norte

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The Legislative districts of Davao del Norte are the representations of the province of Davao del Norte 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.

Compostela Valley last formed part of its representation in 1998.

History[edit]

Prior to gaining separate representation, areas now under the jurisdiction of Davao del Norte 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 to represent Davao del Norte. Davao del Sur (grouped together with Davao City) and Davao Oriental were separately represented beginning in the second half of the 6th Congress after a special election was held on 14 November 1967 to fill their new congressional seats.

Davao del Norte (officially renamed to "Davao" in 1972)[2] was represented in the Interim Batasang Pambansa as part of Region XI from 1978 to 1984, and returned three representatives, elected at-large to the Regular Batasang Pambansa in 1984. The province 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.

Apart from restoring the name of the province to Davao del Norte, the passage of Republic Act No. 8470[4] and its subsequent ratification by plebiscite on 7 March 1998 separated the province's eleven eastern municipalities to create the new province of Compostela Valley, which comprised two new congressional districts. Per Section 3 of R.A. 8470, Davao del Norte's representation was reduced to two districts.[4] The newly reconfigured districts elected their own representatives beginning in the 1998 elections.

1st District[edit]

Period Representative[5]
11th Congress
1998–2001
Pantaleon D. Alvarez1
vacant
12th Congress
2001–2004
Arrel R. Olaño
13th Congress
2004–2007
14th Congress
2007–2010
15th Congress
2010–2013
Antonio Rafael G. Del Rosario
16th Congress
2013–2016
17th Congress
2016–2019
Pantaleon D. Alvarez
^1 Appointed Secretary of Transportation and Communications on 24 January 2001. Seat remained vacant until the end of the 11th Congress.[5]

1987–1998[edit]

Period Representative[5]
8th Congress
1987–1992
Lorenzo S. Sarmiento
9th Congress
1992–1995
Rogelio M. Sarmiento
10th Congress
1995–1998

2nd District[edit]

Period Representative[5]
11th Congress
1998–2001
Antonio R. Floirendo, Jr.
12th Congress
2001–2004
13th Congress
2004–2007
14th Congress
2007–2010
Antonio F. Lagdameo, Jr.
15th Congress
2010–2013
16th Congress
2013–2016
17th Congress
2016–2019
Antonio R. Floirendo, Jr.

1987–1998[edit]

Period Representative[5]
8th Congress
1987–1992
Baltazar A. Sator
9th Congress
1992–1995
10th Congress
1995–1998

3rd District (defunct)[edit]

Period Representative[5]
8th Congress
1987–1992
Rodolfo P. Del Rosario
9th Congress
1992–1995
10th Congress
1995–1998

Lone District (defunct)[edit]

Period Representative[5]
6th Congress
1965–1969
see Lone district of Davao
Lorenzo S. Sarmiento1
7th Congress
1969–1972
^1 Elected in 1965 as representative for the undivided province of Davao; served as Davao del Norte's own representative beginning in the second half of the 6th Congress after separate representatives for Davao del Sur and Davao Oriental took office.

At-Large (defunct)[edit]

Period Representatives[5]
Regular Batasang Pambansa
1984–1986
Rodolfo P. Del Rosario
Rolando C. Marcial
Rogelio M. Sarmiento

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. ^ Congress of the Philippines (17 June 1972). "Republic Act No. 6430 - An Act Changing the Name of the Province of Davao del Norte to Province of Davao". Chan Robles Virtual Law Library. Retrieved 3 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 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. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h Congressional Library Bureau. "Roster of Philippine Legislators". Republic of the Philippines, House of Representatives. Retrieved 17 February 2017.