Legislative districts of Lanao del Norte

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

The highly urbanized city of Iligan last formed part of its representation in 2010.

History[edit]

Prior to gaining separate representation, areas now under the jurisdiction of Lanao del Norte were represented under the Department of Mindanao and Sulu (1917–1935) and the historical Lanao Province (1935–1961). The enactment of Republic Act No. 2228 on 22 May 1959 divided the old Lanao Province into Lanao del Norte and Lanao del Sur, and provided them each with a congressional representative.[1] In accordance with Section 8 of R.A. 2228, the incumbent representative of Lanao Province, Laurentino Badelles, continued to represent both successor provinces until the next general election in 1961.[1] The chartered city of Iligan, despite being enumerated as part of the territory of neither successor province,[1] was designated as Lanao del Norte's seat of provincial government and became part of its congressional representation.

Lanao del Norte was represented in the Interim Batasang Pambansa as part of Region XII from 1978 to 1984. The province returned one representative to the Regular Batasang Pambansa in 1984. Iligan, being a highly urbanized city since 1983, separately elected its own representative in this election.

Under the new Constitution[2] which was proclaimed on 11 February 1987, Lanao del Norte was once more grouped with Iligan and reapportioned into two congressional districts, which elected their respective members to the restored House of Representatives starting that same year.

The passage of Republic Act No. 9724 on 20 October 2009 segregated the highly urbanized city of Iligan from the first district of Lanao del Norte to form its own congressional district starting in the 2010 elections.[3] Republic Act No. 9774, enacted on 17 November 2009, further reapportioned Lanao del Norte's districts by transferring the municipalities of Baloi, Matungao, Pantar and Tagoloan from the second to the first district.[4] The reconfigured districts elected their representatives beginning in the 2010 elections.

1st District[edit]

Period Representative[5]
15th Congress
2010–2013
Imelda D.C. Quibranza-Dimaporo
16th Congress
2013–2016
17th Congress
2016–2019
Mohamad Khalid Quibranza-Dimaporo

1987–2010[edit]

Period Representative[5]
8th Congress
1987–1992
Mariano Ll. Badelles, Sr.
9th Congress
1992–1995
10th Congress
1995–1998
11th Congress
1998–2001
Alipio Cirilo V. Badelles
12th Congress
2001–2004
13th Congress
2004–2007
14th Congress
2007–2010
Vicente F. Belmonte, Jr.

2nd District[edit]

Period Representative[5]
15th Congress
2010–2013
Fatima Aliah Q. Dimaporo
16th Congress
2013–2016
Abdullah D. Dimaporo
17th Congress
2016–2019

1987–2010[edit]

Period Representative[5]
8th Congress
1987–1992
Abdullah D. Dimaporo1
vacant
9th Congress
1992–1995
Macabangkit B. Lanto2
Mario E. Hisuler3
10th Congress
1995–1998
Abdullah S. Mangotara
11th Congress
1998–2001
12th Congress
2001–2004
Abdullah D. Dimaporo
13th Congress
2004–2007
14th Congress
2007–2010
^1 Resigned on 12 December 1989 to run for Governor of the Autonomous Region for Muslim Mindanao.[5]
^2 Lost electoral protest lodged by Mario Hisuler and replaced in 1994.[5]
^3 Won electoral protest against Macabangkit Lanto; took oath of office on 5 October 1994 and served for the remainder of the 9th Congress.[5]

Lone District (defunct)[edit]

  • includes the chartered city of Iligan
Period Representative[5]
5th Congress
1961–1965
Laurentino Ll. Badelles
6th Congress
1965–1969
Mohammad Ali B. Dimaporo
7th Congress
1969–1972

At-Large (defunct)[edit]

Period Representative[5]
Regular Batasang Pambansa
1984–1986
Abdullah D. Dimaporo

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Congress of the Philippines (22 May 1959). "Republic Act No. 2228 - An Act to Create the Provinces of Lanao del Norte and Lanao del Sur". Chan Robles Law Library. Retrieved 18 February 2017. 
  2. ^ 1986 Constitutional Commission (2 February 1987). "1987 Constitution of the Philippines - Apportionment Ordinance". Retrieved 13 June 2016. 
  3. ^ Congress of the Philippines (20 October 2009). "Republic Act No. 9724 - An Act Separating the City of Iligan from the First Legislative District of the Province of Lanao del Norte to Constitute the Lone Legislative District of the City of Iligan" (PDF). Senate of the Philippines. Retrieved 18 February 2017. 
  4. ^ Congress of the Philippines (17 November 2009). "Republic Act No. 9774 - An Act providing for the reapportionment of legislative districts in the Province of Lanao del Norte" (PDF). Senate of the Philippines. Retrieved 18 February 2017. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i Congressional Library Bureau. "Roster of Philippine Legislators". Republic of the Philippines, House of Representatives. Retrieved 18 February 2017.