Legislative districts of Marikina
The legislative districts of Marikina are the representations of the highly urbanized city of Marikina in the various national and local legislatures of the Philippines. At present, the province is represented in the House of Representatives of the Philippines by its two congressional districts, with the districts' representatives being elected every three years. The congressional districts are coextensive with the city's councilor districts, which each elect eight members to the Marikina City Council, creating a total of sixteen elective seats in the legislature.
Marikina was first represented as part of the at-large district of the province of Manila in the Malolos Congress from 1898 to 1899. The then-town was later incorporated to the province of Rizal, established in 1901, and was represented as part of the second district of Rizal from 1907 to 1941 and from 1945 to 1972. During World War II, the then-town was represented as part of the at-large district of Rizal in the National Assembly of the Second Philippine Republic from 1943 to 1944. From 1916 to 1935, Marikina was also represented in the Senate of the Philippines as part of the 4th district. Since the abolition of the abolition of the Senate in 1935 and the subsequent restoration of the bicameral congress, senators have been elected at-large. It was part of the representation of Region IV in the Interim Batasang Pambansa from 1978 to 1984. It was grouped with Pasig from 1984 to 1986 for representation in the Regular Batasang Pambansa, as part of the Legislative district of Pasig–Marikina. Marikina was given its own representation in the restored House of Representatives in 1987, and was divided into two districts after an amendment (Republic Act No. 9364) to its city charter (Republic Act No. 8223) was approved on December 15, 2006.
The city was last redistricted in 2007, where the at-large district was split into the first and second districts. The city's current congressional delegation composes of a member of the Liberal Party and a member of the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA). Both members are part of the majority bloc in the 19th Congress. In the city council, the first district is represented by eight members of the UNA; the second district is represented by six members of the UNA and two members of the Liberal Party.
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- ^ Republic Act No. 9364 (15 December 2006). An act amending Sec.s 10 and 53 of Republic Act No. 8223, otherwise known as the Charter of the City of Marikina (PDF). www.congress.gov.ph. Archived from the original (PDF) on 29 June 2011. Retrieved 12 January 2022.
- ^ Republic Act No. 8223 (6 November 1996). An Act converting the Municipality of Marikina into a highly urbanized city to be known as the City of Marikina (PDF). www.congress.gov.ph. Archived from the original (PDF) on 12 February 2012. Retrieved 12 January 2022.
- ^ a b "Philippine Statistics Authority | Republic of the Philippines". psa.gov.ph. Retrieved 2022-06-16.