Legislative districts of Makati

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The Legislative Districts of Makati City are the representations of the highly urbanized city of Makati in the various national legislatures of the Philippines. The city is currently represented in the lower house of the Congress of the Philippines through its first and second districts.

History[edit]

Areas now under the jurisdiction of Makati were initially represented as part of the first district of Rizal in 1907, and remained so until 1972. Makati was separated from Rizal on 7 November 1975 by virtue of Presidential Decree No. 824,[1] and was represented in the Interim Batasang Pambansa along with other Metropolitan Manila municipalities and cities as part of Region IV from 1978 to 1984.

Makati was still a municipality then, first gained separate representation in 1984, when it returned one representative to the Regular Batasang Pambansa. The municipality continued to constitute a separate congressional district under the new Constitution[2] proclaimed on 11 February 1987; it elected its member to the restored House of Representatives starting that same year.

Upon its cityhood, Makati was divided into two congressional districts by virtue of Section 52 of Republic Act No. 7854 (the City Charter of Makati),[3] enacted on 2 January 1995 and approved by plebiscite on 4 February 1995, the day Makati became a city. The districts first elected their separate representatives in the 1998 general elections.

There remains an unresolved dispute over which city has jurisdiction over lands encompassed within the former Fort McKinley U.S. Military Reservation (now Fort Bonifacio and its surrounding areas). Portions of two of Makati's barangays (Post Proper Northside and Post Proper Southside) are claimed by the neighboring city of Taguig as part of its own three barangays (Fort Bonifacio, Pinagsama and Western Bicutan). Residents of areas where Makati exercises de facto control vote as part of this congressional district, while residents of areas where Taguig exercises de facto control vote as part of the Legislative district of Taguig.

1st District[edit]

Location of 1st District of Makati
Period Representative[5]
11th Congress
1998–2001
Ceferino P. Arroyo, Jr.
12th Congress
2001–2004
Teodoro L. Locsin, Jr.
13th Congress
2004–2007
14th Congress
2007–2010
15th Congress
2010–2013
Monique Yasmin Q. Lagdameo
16th Congress
2013–2016
17th Congress
2016–2019
Manuel Monsour T. del Rosario III

2nd District[edit]

Location of 2nd District of Makati
Period Representative
11th Congress
1998–2001
Agapito A. Aquino
12th Congress
2001–2004
13th Congress
2004–2007
14th Congress
2007–2010
Mar-Len Abigail S. Binay-Campos
15th Congress
2010–2013
16th Congress
2013–2016
17th Congress
2016–2019
Luis Jose Angel Campos Jr.
^1 Excluding portions controlled by Taguig.

At-Large (defunct)[edit]

Period Representative[5]
Regular Batasang Pambansa
1984–1986
Ruperto C. Gaite

Lone district (defunct)[edit]

Period Representative[5]
8th Congress
1987–1992
Ma. Consuelo Puyat-Reyes
9th Congress
1992–1995
Joker P. Arroyo
10th Congress
1995–1998

References[edit]

  1. ^ Marcos, Ferdinand E. (7 November 1975). "Presidential Decree No. 824 - Creating the Metropolitan Manila and the Metropolitan Manila Commission and for Other Purposes". The LawPHiL Project. Retrieved 10 October 2017.
  2. ^ 1986 Constitutional Commission (2 February 1987). "1987 Constitution of the Philippines - Apportionment Ordinance". Retrieved 9 October 2017.
  3. ^ Congress of the Philippines (2 January 1995). "Republic Act No. 7854, An Act Converting the Municipality of Makati into a Highly Urbanized City to be Known as the City of Makati" (PDF). Retrieved 8 October 2017.
  4. ^ a b https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/attachments/hsd/pressrelease/2015_Table%201_Legislative%20Districts.xlsx
  5. ^ a b c Congressional Library Bureau. "Roster of Philippine Legislators". Republic of the Philippines, House of Representatives. Retrieved 10 October 2017.