Legislative districts of Parañaque
The legislative districts of Parañaque are the representations of the highly urbanized city of Parañaque in the Congress of the Philippines. The city is currently represented in the lower house of the Congress through its first and second congressional districts.
Parañaque was initially 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 first district of Rizal from 1907 to 1941 and from 1945 to 1972. It was incorporated to the City of Greater Manila and was represented as part of the at-large district of Manila from 1943 to 1944. Parañaque was separated from Rizal on November 7, 1975 by virtue of Presidential Decree No. 824, 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.
Parañaque was grouped with Las Piñas in the Regular Batasang Pambansa from 1984 to 1986, as the Legislative district of Las Piñas–Parañaque. It was granted its own representation in the restored House of Representatives in 1987, and was divided into two districts after its city charter (Republic Act No. 8507) was amended by Republic Act No. 9229, approved on December 17, 2003.
Current districts and representatives
The city was last redistricted in 2004, wherein the city gained a second seat in the House of Representatives.
|District||Current representative||Barangays||Population (2020)|
|Freddie N. Webb||Parañaque|
|Jose Roilo S. Golez|
|Eduardo C. Zialcita|
- ^ Presidential Decree No. 824 (7 November 1975). Creating the Metropolitan Manila and the Metropolitan Manila Commission and for Other Purposes. Retrieved October 10, 2017.
- ^ Republic Act No. 8507 (13 February 1998). An Act Converting the Municipality of Parañaque into a Highly-Urbanized City to be Known as the City of Parañaque (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 12 January 2022.
- ^ Republic Act No. 9229 (17 December 2003). Approved on December 17, 2003: An Act amending sections 8(a) and 48 of Republic Act No. 8507 entitled "An Act Converting the Municipality of Parañaque into a Highly-Urbanized City to be Known as the City of Parañaque" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 June 2011. Retrieved 12 January 2022.
- ^ a b "Philippine Statistics Authority | Republic of the Philippines". psa.gov.ph. Retrieved 2022-06-16.