Legislative districts of Surigao del Sur

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The Legislative districts of Surigao del Sur are the representations of the province of Surigao del Sur 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.

History[edit]

Further information: Legislative district of Surigao

Prior to gaining separate representation, areas now under the jurisdiction of Surigao del Sur were represented under the former province of Surigao Province (1907–1961). The enactment of Republic Act No. 2786 on 19 June 1960 split the old province into Surigao del Norte and Surigao del Sur, and provided the new provinces separate representations in Congress.[1] The new province of Surigao del Sur first elected its own representative in the 1961 elections.

Surigao del Sur was represented in the Interim Batasang Pambansa as part of Region XI from 1978 to 1984, and returned one representative to the Regular Batasang Pambansa in 1984. The province was reapportioned into two congressional districts under the new Constitution[2] which was proclaimed on 11 February 1987, and elected members to the restored House of Representatives starting that same year.

1st District[edit]

Period Representative[3]
8th Congress
1987–1992
Mario S. Ty
9th Congress
1992–1995
10th Congress
1995–1998
11th Congress
1998–2001
Prospero A. Pichay, Jr.
12th Congress
2001–2004
13th Congress
2004–2007
14th Congress
2007–2010
Philip A. Pichay[A 1]
15th Congress
2010–2013
16th Congress
2013–2016
Mary Elizabeth Ty-Delgado[A 2]
17th Congress
2016–2019
Prospero A. Pichay, Jr.
  1. ^ Unseated by the Supreme Court on 26 January 2016 as a result of an electoral protest.[4]
  2. ^ Declared rightful representative by the Supreme Court on 26 January 2016; served until the end of the 16th Congress.[4]

2nd District[edit]

Period Representative[3]
8th Congress
1987–1992
Ernesto T. Estrella
9th Congress
1992–1995
10th Congress
1995–1998
Jesnar R. Falcon
11th Congress
1998–2001
12th Congress
2001–2004
13th Congress
2004–2007
Paul Jed Falcon
14th Congress
2007–2010
Florencio C. Garay
15th Congress
2010–2013
16th Congress
2013–2016
17h Congress
2016–2019
Johnny T. Pimentel

Lone District (defunct)[edit]

Period Representative[3]
5th Congress
1961–1965
Vicente L. Pimentel, Sr.
6th Congress
1965–1969
Gregorio P. Murillo, Sr.
7th Congress
1969–1972
Jose G. Puyat, Jr.

At-Large (defunct)[edit]

Period Representative[3]
Regular Batasang Pambansa
1984–1986
Higino C. Llaguno, Jr.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Congress of the Philippines (19 June 1960). "Republic Act No. 2786 - An Act to Create the Provinces of Surigao del Norte and Surigao del Sur". Retrieved 9 August 2016. 
  2. ^ 1986 Constitutional Commission (February 2, 1987). "1987 Constitution of the Philippines - Apportionment Ordinance". Retrieved June 13, 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c d Congressional Library Bureau. "Roster of Philippine Legislators". Republic of the Philippines, House of Representatives. Retrieved 7 February 2017. 
  4. ^ a b Aning, Jerome (2 February 2016). "High court unseats Rep. Pichay". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 2 February 2016.