Legislative districts of Zamboanga Sibugay

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The Legislative districts of Zamboanga Sibugay are the representations of the province of Zamboanga Sibugay 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]

Prior to gaining separate representation, areas now under the jurisdiction of Zamboanga Sibugay were represented under the Department of Mindanao and Sulu (1917–1935), the historical Zamboanga Province (1935–1953), and Zamboanga del Sur (1953–2001). The passage of Republic Act No. 8973 and its subsequent ratification by plebiscite on 22 February 2001 separated Zamboanga del Sur's entire third district to create the new province of Zamboanga Sibugay.[1] The old third district began to elect its representative as Zamboanga Sibugay's lone congressional district in the 2001 elections.

The enactment of Republic Act No. 9360 on 26 October 2006 divided the province into two congressional districts,[2] which began to elect their representatives in the 2007 elections.

1st District[edit]

1st District of Zamboanga Sibugay
Period Representative[3]
14th Congress
2007–2010
Belma A. Cabilao
15th Congress
2010–2013
Jonathan C. Yambao
16th Congress
2013–2016
Belma A. Cabilao
17th Congress
2016–2019
Wilter Palma II

2nd District[edit]

2nd District of Zamboanga Sibugay
Period Representative[3]
14th Congress
2007–2010
Dulce Ann K. Hofer
15th Congress
2010–2013
Romeo M. Jalosjos, Jr.
16th Congress
2013–2016
Dulce Ann K. Hofer
17th Congress
2016–2019

Lone District (defunct)[edit]

Period Representative[3]
12th Congress
2001–2004
Belma A. Cabilao
13th Congress
2004–2007

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Congress of the Philippines (7 November 2000). "Republic Act No. 8973 - An Act Creating the Province of Zamboanga Sibugay from the Province of Zamboanga del Sur and for Other Purposes". Chan Robles Virtual Law Library. Retrieved 4 February 2017. 
  2. ^ Congress of the Philippines (26 October 2006). "Republic Act No. 9360 - An Act Creating Another Congressional District in the Province of Zamboanga Sibugay, Amending for the Purpose Republic Act Numbered Eighty-Nine Hundred and Seventy-Three, otherwise known as The Charter of the Province of Zamboanga Sibugay". The LawPhil Project. Retrieved 4 February 2017. 
  3. ^ a b c Congressional Library Bureau. "Roster of Philippine Legislators". Republic of the Philippines, House of Representatives. Retrieved 7 February 2017.