Sangguniang Pampook elections, 1979
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Sangguniang Pampook elections are held for the Regional Legislative Assembly on May 7, 1979 of the former Autonomous Regions in the Philippines which are the Region IX and Region XII. Region IX and Region XII in Mindanao shall each have a Sangguniang Pampook to be composed of twenty-seven members and shall include seventeen representatives elected from the different provinces and cities of each region, and a sectoral representative each from among the youth, agricultural workers, and non-agricultural workers (industrial labor) of each region to be selected in the manner herein provided whose qualifications and disqualifications are the same as Members of the Interim Batasang Pambansa. The candidates for the position of seventeen representatives to the Sangguniang Pampook of Region IX and of Region XII shall be voted at large by the registered voters of each province including the cities concerns. The candidates corresponding to the number of member or members to be elected in a constituency who receive the highest number of votes shall be declared elected.