Legislative districts of Laguna

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The legislative districts of Laguna are the representations of the province of Laguna 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, second, third, and fourth congressional districts.

The component cities of Biñan, Calamba, and Santa Rosa, while remaining integral parts of the province, granted their separate congressional representations in 2015, 2018, and 2019, respectively.

History[edit]

Laguna initially elected four representatives, at large, to the Malolos Congress in 1898. It was later divided into two representative districts in 1907 for the Philippine Assembly.[1]

When seats for the upper house of the Philippine Legislature were elected from territory-based districts between 1916 and 1935, the province formed part of the fourth senatorial district which elected two out of the 24-member senate.

By virtue of Executive Orders No. 84 and 103 issued by Philippine Executive Commission Chairman Jorge Vargas in 1942, the municipality of Infanta (including what is now General Nakar and Real) and the Polillo Islands were transferred to Laguna's jurisdiction, a setup which only lasted for the duration of the Second World War. Two delegates represented the expanded province in the National Assembly of the Japanese-sponsored Second Philippine Republic: one was the provincial governor (an ex officio member), while the other was elected through a provincial assembly of KALIBAPI members during the Japanese occupation of the Philippines. San Pablo, being a chartered city, was represented separately in this short-lived legislative body. Upon the restoration of the Philippine Commonwealth in 1945, the province retained its two pre-war representative districts.

The province was represented in the Interim Batasang Pambansa as part of Region IV-A from 1978 to 1984, and elected four representatives, at large, to the Regular Batasang Pambansa in 1984. Laguna was reapportioned into four congressional districts under the new Constitution[2] which was proclaimed on February 11, 1987, and elected members to the restored House of Representatives starting that same year.

The passage of Republic Act No. 10658[3] on March 27, 2015 separated from the first district the city of Biñan, which first elected its separate representative beginning in the 2016 elections. However, for the purposes of electing Sangguniang Panlalawigan members, Biñan remains part of the province's 1st Sangguniang Panlalawigan District.[4]

The passage of Republic Act No. 11078[5] on July 23, 2018 separated from the second district the city of Calamba, which elected its separate representative beginning in the 2019 elections. However, for the purposes of electing Sangguniang Panlalawigan members, Calamba remains part of the province's 2nd Sangguniang Panlalawigan District.[6]

The passage of Republic Act No. 11395[7] on August 28, 2019 will have the effect of separating from the first district the city of Santa Rosa, which will elect its separate representative beginning in the 2022 elections. However, for the purposes of electing Sangguniang Panlalawigan members, Santa Rosa remains part of the province's 1st Sangguniang Panlalawigan District.

Current districts[edit]

The province was last redistricted in 2021, wherein the legislative district of Santa Rosa was created out of the 1st district. The province's current congressional delegation composes of four members. All incumbent representatives are part of the majority bloc.

  PDP–Laban (3)   Lakas–CMD (1)

Legislative districts and representatives of Laguna
District Current Representative Party Residencies Constituent LGUs Population (2020)[8] Area[9] Map
Image Name
1st Rep. Maria Rene Ann Lourdes Matibag (19th Congress).jpg Ann Matibag
(since 2022)
PDP–Laban San Pedro
List
326,001 24.05 km² Ph locator laguna san pedro.svg
2nd Rep. Ruth Mariano-Hernandez (19th Congress).jpg Ruth Mariano-Hernandez
(since 2019)
PDP–Laban Bay 537,865 140.28 km²
3rd Rep. Loreto Amante (19th Congress).jpg Amben Amante
(since 2022)
PDP–Laban San Pablo 590,757 487.87 km²
4th Rep. Maria Jamina Katherine Agarao (19th Congress).jpg Jam Agarao
(since 2022)
Lakas–CMD Santa Cruz 565,650 1,017.91 km²

Districts[edit]

1st District[edit]

Period Representative
19th Congress
2022–2025
Ma. Rene Ann Lourdes G. Matibag

2016–2022[edit]

Period Representative
17th Congress
2016–2019
Arlene B. Arcillas-Nazareno
18th Congress
2019–2022
Danilo Ramon S. Fernandez

1987–2016[edit]

Period Representative
8th Congress
1987–1992
Nereo R. Joaquin, Sr.
9th Congress
1992–1995
Roy M. Almoro
10th Congress
1995–1998
Nereo R. Joaquin, Sr.
11th Congress
1998–2001
Uliran T. Joaquin
12th Congress
2001–2004
13th Congress
2004–2007
14th Congress
2007–2010
Danilo Ramon S. Fernandez
15th Congress
2010–2013
16th Congress
2013–2016

1907–1972[edit]

Period Representative
1st Philippine Legislature
1907–1909
Pedro A. Paterno
2nd Philippine Legislature
1909–1912
Potenciano Malvar
3rd Philippine Legislature
1912–1916
Servillano Platon
4th Philippine Legislature
1916–1919
Feliciano Gomez
5th Philippine Legislature
1919–1922
Vicente Ocampo
6th Philippine Legislature
1922–1925
Tomas Dizon
7th Philippine Legislature
1925–1928
8th Philippine Legislature
1928–1931
Roman Gesmundo
9th Philippine Legislature
1931–1934
Feliciano Gomez
10th Philippine Legislature
1934–1935
Aurelio C. Almazan
1st National Assembly
1935–1938
Tomas Dizon
2nd National Assembly
1938–1941
1st Commonwealth Congress
1945
Conrado G. Potenciano
1st Congress
1946–1949
Eduardo A. Barreto
2nd Congress
1949–1953
Manuel Concordia
3rd Congress
1953–1957
Jacobo Z. Gonzales
4th Congress
1957–1961
5th Congress
1961–1965
Joaquin E. Chipeco
6th Congress
1965–1969
Manuel Concordia
7th Congress
1969–1972
Joaquin E. Chipeco, Sr.

2nd District[edit]

Period Representative
18th Congress
2019–2022
Ruth Mariano-Hernandez
19th Congress
2022–2025

1987–2019[edit]

Period Representative
8th Congress
1987–1992
Joaquin M. Chipeco Jr.
9th Congress
1992–1995
Rodolfo R. Tingzon
10th Congress
1995–1998
Joaquin M. Chipeco Jr.
11th Congress
1998–2001
12th Congress
2001–2004
13th Congress
2004–2007
Justin Marc S.B. Chipeco
14th Congress
2007–2010
15th Congress
2010–2013
16th Congress
2013–2016
Joaquin M. Chipeco Jr.
17th Congress
2016–2019

1907–1972[edit]

Period Representative
1st Philippine Legislature
1907–1909
Crispin Oben
2nd Philippine Legislature
1909–1912
Pedro Guevara
3rd Philippine Legislature
1912–1916
4th Philippine Legislature
1916–1919
Crisanto M. Guysayko
5th Philippine Legislature
1919–1922
Eulogio Benitez
6th Philippine Legislature
1922–1925
Palileo Aurelio Pablo
7th Philippine Legislature
1925–1928
Ananias Laico
8th Philippine Legislature
1928–1931
Aresenio Bonifacio
9th Philippine Legislature
1931–1934
10th Philippine Legislature
1934–1935
Mariano S. Untivero
1st National Assembly
1935–1938
Crisanto M. Guysayko
2nd National Assembly
1938–1941
1st Commonwealth Congress
1945
vacant[a]
1st Congress
1946–1949
Estanislao A. Fernandez, Jr.
2nd Congress
1949–1953
Juan A. Baes[b]
Estanislao A. Fernandez, Jr.
3rd Congress
1953–1957
Wenceslao R. Lagumbay
4th Congress
1957–1961
5th Congress
1961–1965
6th Congress
1965–1969
Magdaleno M. Palacol
7th Congress
1969–1972
Leonides C. De Leon

Notes

  1. ^ Crisanto M. Guysayko was elected on November 1941 but died before the start of the session on June 9, 1945.
  2. ^ Replaced by Estanislao A. Fernandez, Jr. as per House Electoral Tribunal decision on December 27, 1951.

3rd District[edit]

Period Representative
8th Congress
1987–1992
Florante L. Aquino
9th Congress
1992–1995
10th Congress
1995–1998
11th Congress
1998–2001
Danton Q. Bueser
12th Congress
2001–2004
13th Congress
2004–2007
14th Congress
2007–2010
Ma. Evita R. Arago
15th Congress
2010–2013
16th Congress
2013–2016
Marisol C. Aragones-Sampelo
17th Congress
2016–2019
18th Congress
2019–2022
19th Congress
2022–2025
Loreto S. Amante

4th District[edit]

Period Representative
8th Congress
1987–1992
Magdaleno M. Palacol
9th Congress
1992–1995
10th Congress
1995–1998
11th Congress
1998–2001
Rodolfo S. San Luis
12th Congress
2001–2004
13th Congress
2004–2007
Benjamin C. Agarao, Jr.
14th Congress
2007–2010
Edgar S. San Luis
15th Congress
2010–2013
16th Congress
2013–2016
Benjamin C. Agarao, Jr.
17th Congress
2016–2019
18th Congress
2019–2022
19th Congress
2022–2025
Ma. Jamina Katherine B. Agarao

Historical districts[edit]

At-Large (defunct)[edit]

1898–1899[edit]

Period Representatives
Malolos Congress
1898–1899
Higinio Benitez
Graciano Cordero
Manuel Sityar
Mauricio Ilagan

1943–1944[edit]

Period Representatives
National Assembly
1943–1944
Marcelo P. Zorilla[10]
Jesus Bautista (ex officio)[10]

1984–1986[edit]

Period Representatives
Regular Batasang Pambansa
1984–1986
Arturo D. Brion
Rustico F. De Los Reyes, Jr.
Wenceslao R. Lagumbay
Luis A. Yulo

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Act No. 1582 (9 January 1907), An Act to Provide for the Holding of Elections in the Philippine Islands, for the Organization of the Philippine Assembly, and for Other Purposes, retrieved September 4, 2022
  2. ^ "1987 Constitution of the Philippines - Apportionment Ordinance". Retrieved June 13, 2016.
  3. ^ Republic Act No. 10658 (27 March 2015), AN ACT SEPARATING THE CITY OF BIÑAN FROM THE FIRST LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT OF THE PROVINCE OF LAGUNA TO CONSTITUTE THE LONE LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT OF THE CITY OF BIÑAN, retrieved June 13, 2016
  4. ^ COMELEC (August 18, 2015). "Resolution No. 9982 - Annex B" (PDF). Retrieved June 13, 2016.
  5. ^ Republic Act No. 11078 (24 September 2018), AN ACT OF SEPARATING THE CITY OF CALAMBA FROM THE SECOND LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT OF THE PROVINCE OF LAGUNA TO CONSTITUTE THE LONE LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT OF THE CITY OF CALAMBA, retrieved May 9, 2019
  6. ^ COMELEC (October 15, 2018). "Resolution No. 10434 - IN THE MATTER OF THE IMPLEMENTING RULES AND REGULATIONS OF REPUBLIC ACT NO. 11078 ENTITLED, "AN ACT SEPARATING THE CITY OF CALAMBA FROM THE SECOND LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT OF THE PROVINCE OF LAGUNA TO CONSTITUTE THE LONE LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT OF THE CITY OF CALAMBA"". Retrieved May 9, 2019.
  7. ^ Republic Act No. 11395 (28 August 2019), An Act Separating the City of Santa Rosa from the First Legislative District of the Province of Laguna to Constitute the Lone Legislative District of the City of Santa Rosa (PDF), retrieved September 13, 2019
  8. ^ a b c d e "TABLE 1. Population of legislative districts by Region, Province, and selected Highly Urbanized/Component City : 2020" (PDF). Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved June 17, 2022.
  9. ^ "List of Provinces". PSGC Interactive. National Statistical Coordination Board. Archived from the original on April 19, 2016. Retrieved August 2, 2022.
  10. ^ 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.