Legislative districts of Zambales

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The Legislative Districts of Zambales, namely the first and second districts, are the current representations of the province of Zambales and the independent city of Olongapo in the Philippine House of Representatives.

Zambales, including the city of Olongapo (chartered in 1966), comprised a lone district until 1972. The province and chartered city were represented in the Interim Batasang Pambansa as part of Region III from 1978 to 1984.

Zambales elected one representative to the Regular Batasang Pambansa in 1984, with Olongapo sending a separate representative as a highly urbanized city. Effective February 11, 1987, the province (Olongapo re-grouped with it) was divided into two congressional districts under the new Constitution, and elected members to the restored House of Representatives starting that same year.

1st District[edit]

Period Representative
8th Congress
1987–1992
Katherine H. Gordon
9th Congress
1992–1995
10th Congress
1995–1998
James J. Gordon, Jr.
11th Congress
1998–2001
12th Congress
2001–2004
13th Congress
2004–2007
Ma. Milagros H. Magsaysay
14th Congress
2007–2010
15th Congress
2010–2013
16th Congress
2013–2016
Jeffrey D. Khonghun
17th Congress
2016–2019
^1 Highly-urbanized city since December 7, 1983. Independent from the province and does not vote for provincial officials. Only votes with Zambales for representation in the various national legislatures.

2nd District[edit]

Period Representative
8th Congress
1987–1992
Pacita T. Gonzales
9th Congress
1992–1995
Antonio M. Diaz
10th Congress
1995–1998
11th Congress
1998–2001
12th Congress
2001–2004
Ruben D. Torres
13th Congress
2004–2007
Antonio M. Diaz 1
14th Congress
2007–2010
15th Congress
2010–2011
15th Congress
2012–2013
Hermogenes Omar C. Ebdane III 2
16th Congress
2013–2016
Cheryl P. Deloso-Montalla
17th Congress
2016–2019
^1 Died on August 3, 2011
^2 Won the special elections on February 5, 2012.

Lone District (defunct)[edit]

1907–1972[edit]

Period Representative
1st Philippine Legislature
1907–1909
Alberto Barreto
2nd Philippine Legislature
1909–1912
3rd Philippine Legislature
1912–1916
Gabriel Alba
4th Philippine Legislature
1916–1919
Guillermo F. Pablo
5th Philippine Legislature
1919–1922
6th Philippine Legislature
1922–1925
Alejo Labrador
7th Philippine Legislature
1925–1928
8th Philippine Legislature
1928–1931
Gregorio Anonas
9th Philippine Legislature
1931–1934
10th Philippine Legislature
1934–1935
Felipe Estrella
1st National Assembly
1935–1938
Potenciano Lesaca
2nd National Assembly
1938–1941
Valentin Afable
3rd National Assembly
1941–1946
1st Congress
1946–1949
Ramon Magsaysay1
2nd Congress
1949–1953
3rd Congress
1953–1957
Enrique Corpus
4th Congress
1957–1961
Genaro F. Magsaysay
5th Congress
1961–1965
Virgilio L. Afable
6th Congress
1965–1969
Ramon B. Magsaysay, Jr.
7th Congress
1969–1972
Antonio M. Diaz
^1 Appointed by President Elpidio Quirino as Secretary of National Defense in September 1, 1950 making his post vacant.

1984–1986[edit]

Period Representative
Regular Batasang Pambansa
1984–1986
Antonio M. Diaz

At-Large (defunct)[edit]

Period Representatives
National Assembly
1943–1944
Valentin Afable
Francisco Dantes

References[edit]

  • Philippine House of Representatives Congressional Library