Legislative districts of Ilocos Sur

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The Legislative districts of Ilocos Sur are the representations of the province of Ilocos Sur 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.

Abra last formed part of the province's representation in 1919.

The first district of Ilocos Sur is among the original representative districts from 1907 which has never changed in territorial coverage, along with Albay's first, Ilocos Norte's first and second, and Iloilo's first, districts.

History[edit]

Ilocos Sur, which at the time included the sub-province of Abra, was initially divided in 1907 into three representative districts. Abra was last represented as part of the province's now-defunct third district in 1919, after its re-establishment as a regular province on 10 March 1917 by virtue of Act No. 2683 warranted its separate representation, thereby reducing Ilocos Sur to two districts.[1]

When the Philippine Commission detached Tagudin from Ilocos Sur and made it the capital of the sub-province of Amburayan in Mountain Province on 15 May 1907 by virtue of Act No. 1646, the town's residents were still allowed to vote as part of the Ilocos Sur's second district.[2] This arrangement was terminated on 10 August 1916 under Act No. 2657 (the Administrative Code of the Philippine Islands), which removed the town from the second district.[3]

The enactment of Act No. 2877 in 1920 reorganized northwestern Luzon, by abolishing the sub-province of Amburayan in the undivided Mountain Province and annexing several of its municipal entities—Alilem, Sigay, Sugpon, Suyo and its capital Tagudin—to Ilocos Sur. The Lepanto sub-province townships of Angaki, Concepcion, San Emilio and its capital Cervantes were also placed under the jurisdiction of Ilocos Sur. However residents of these areas remained represented by the Mountain Province's appointed assembly members until they were finally extended the right to vote in assembly district elections in 1935, after the passage of Act No. 4203 placed them in the second district of Ilocos Sur.[4]

Ilocos Sur was represented in the Interim Batasang Pambansa as part of Region I from 1978 to 1984, and elected two representatives to the Regular Batasang Pambansa in 1984. The province retained its two congressional districts under the new Constitution[5] 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[6]
1st Philippine Legislature
1907–1909
Vicente Singson Encarnacion1
2nd Philippine Legislature
1909–1912
Alberto Reyes2
3rd Philippine Legislature
1912–1916
4th Philippine Legislature
1916–1919
5th Philippine Legislature
1919–1922
Elpidio Quirino
6th Philippine Legislature
1922–1925
Vicente Singson Pablo
7th Philippine Legislature
1925–1928
Simeon Ramos
8th Philippine Legislature
1928–1931
Benito Soliven
9th Philippine Legislature
1931–1934
Pedro Singson Reyes
10th Philippine Legislature
1934–1935
1st National Assembly
1935–1938
Benito Soliven
2nd National Assembly
1938–1941
1st Commonwealth Congress
1941–1946
Jesus Serrano
1st Congress
1946–1949
Floro Crisologo
2nd Congress
1949–1953
3rd Congress
1953–1957
4th Congress
1957–1961
Faustino B. Tobia
5th Congress
1961–1965
Floro Crisologo
6th Congress
1965–1969
7th Congress
1969–1972
vacant
8th Congress
1987–1992
Luis C. Singson
9th Congress
1992–1995
Mariano M. Tajon
10th Congress
1995–1998
11th Congress
1998–2001
Salacnib F. Baterina
12th Congress
2001–2004
13th Congress
2004–2007
14th Congress
2007–2010
Ronald V. Singson4
15th Congress
2010–2013
Ryan V. Singson5
16th Congress
2013–2016
Ronald V. Singson
17th Congress
2016–2019
Deogracias Victor B. Savellano
^1 Appointed to the Philippine Commission in 1913.[6]
^2 Assumed office after winning special election held on 13 October 1913 to fill vacated seat.[6]
Assassinated on 18 October 1970; seat remained vacant until the end of the 7th Congress.[6]
^4 Resigned on 1 March 2011 after being convicted by the Hong Kong High Court for drug possession.[6]
^5 Elected in a special election held on 28 May 2011; took oath of office on 30 May 2011 and served for the remainder of the 15th Congress.[6]

2nd District[edit]

Period Representative[6]
1st National Assembly
1935–1938
Sixto Brillantes
2nd National Assembly
1938–1941
Prospero Sanidad
1st Commonwealth Congress
1941–1946
1st Congress
1946–1949
Fidel Villanueva
2nd Congress
1949–1953
Ricardo Gacula
3rd Congress
1953–1957
4th Congress
1957–1961
Godofredo S. Reyes2
5th Congress
1961–1965
Pablo Sanidad3
6th Congress
1965–1969
7th Congress
1969–1972
Lucas V. Cauton
8th Congress
1987–1992
Eric D. Singson
9th Congress
1992–1995
10th Congress
1995–1998
11th Congress
1998–2001
Grace G. Singson
12th Congress
2001–2004
Eric D. Singson
13th Congress
2004–2007
14th Congress
2007–2010
15th Congress
2010–2013
Eric G. Singson, Jr.
16th Congress
2013–2016
Eric D. Singson
17th Congress
2016–2019
^1 Annexed to Ilocos Sur on 4 February 1920, but remained represented as part of the representation of Mountain Province until 1935. Extended the right to elect the representative of the second district of Ilocos Sur in 1935.
^2 Removed from list of members of the House of Representatives on 25 January 1960, after running in the 10 November 1959 election for governor of Ilocos Sur.[6]
^3 Only took oath of office for second term on 21 January 1969,[6] following a long legal battle over results of election contested by retired Brig. Gen. Lucas V. Cauton.[7]

1907–1916[edit]

Period Representative[6]
1st Philippine Legislature
1907–1909
Maximino Mina
2nd Philippine Legislature
1909–1912
Jose Ma. del Valle
3rd Philippine Legislature
1912–1916
Gregorio Talavera
^1 Annexed to Amburayan sub-province, Mountain Province 15 May 1907, but remained represented as part of the first district of Ilocos Sur until the arrangement was terminated on 10 August 1916 by virtue of Act No. 2657.

1916–1919[edit]

Period Representative[6]
4th Philippine Legislature
1916–1919
Ponciano Morales

1919–1935[edit]

Period Representative[6]
5th Philippine Legislature
1919–1922
Ponciano Morales
6th Philippine Legislature
1922–1925
Lupo Biteng
7th Philippine Legislature
1925–1928
8th Philippine Legislature
1928–1931
Fidel Villanueva
9th Philippine Legislature
1931–1934
10th Philippine Legislature
1934–1935
Prospero Sanidad

3rd District (defunct)[edit]

Period Representative[6]
1st Philippine Legislature
1907–1909
Juan Villamor
2nd Philippine Legislature
1909–1912
3rd Philippine Legislature
1912–1916
Julio Borbon
4th Philippine Legislature
1916–1919
Eustaquio Purungganan

At-Large (defunct)[edit]

Period Representatives[6]
National Assembly
1943–1944
Fidel Villanueva[8]
Alejandro Quirologico (ex officio)[8]
Regular Batasang Pambansa
1984–1986
Salacnib F. Baterina
Eric D. Singson

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Philippine Legislature (1917). Public Laws Enacted by the Philippine Legislature, Acts No. 2657 to 2710. Bureau of Printing Office. p. 168. Retrieved 5 February 2017. 
  2. ^ United States Philippine Commission (1907). Acts of the Philippine Commission, nos. 1539–1800, inclusive (Book digitized by Google from the library of Harvard University and uploaded to the Internet Archive on 21 June 2009). U.S. Government Printing Office. p. 153–155. Retrieved 2 February 2017. 
  3. ^ Philippine Legislature (1916). Administrative Code of the Philippine Islands (Act No. 2657) (Book digitized by Google from the library of Harvard University and uploaded to the Internet Archive on 29 September 2008). U.S. Government Printing Office. p. 62. Retrieved 2 February 2017. 
  4. ^ Philippine Legislature (1937). Public Laws Enacted by the Philippine Legislature, Acts No. 4203 to 4275. Bureau of Printing Office. p. 4. Retrieved 2 February 2017. 
  5. ^ 1986 Constitutional Commission (2 February 1987). "1987 Constitution of the Philippines - Apportionment Ordinance". Retrieved 13 June 2016. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n Congressional Library Bureau. "Roster of Philippine Legislators". Republic of the Philippines, House of Representatives. Retrieved 17 February 2017. 
  7. ^ Supreme Court of the Philippines (27 April 1967). "G.R. No. L-25467 - LUCAS V. CAUTON, Petitioner, v. COMMISSION ON ELECTIONS and PABLO SANIDAD, Respondents.". Chan Robles Law Library. Retrieved 17 February 2017. 
  8. ^ 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.