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Legislative district of Dinagat Islands

 

Legislative district of Dinagat Islands

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The Lone Congressional District of Dinagat Islands is the representation of Dinagat Islands in the Philippine House of Representatives. It was established in 2007, after Dinagat Islands was established as a province on December 2, 2007 and it was part of the representation of Surigao del Norte. During the Interim Batasang Pambansa from 1978 to 1984 it was part of the representation of Region X.

However, on February 11, 2010 the Supreme Court of the Philippines declared the creation of Dinagat Islands province null and void due to the insufficient land area and population as stipulated by the Local Government Code for the creation of provinces. It was reverted to Surigao del Norte.[1][2][3][4][5] On October 24, 2012, however, the Supreme Court reversed its ruling from the previous year, and upheld the constitutionality of RA 9355 and the creation of Dinagat Islands as a province.[6]

Lone District

  • Population (2007): 126,803
Period Representative
14th Congress

2007–2010
Glenda B. Ecleo
15th Congress

2010–2012[7]
Ruben B. Ecleo, Jr.
15th Congress

2012–2013
(Congressional Caretaker)
Arlene J. Bag-ao
16th Congress

2013–present

See also

References

  1. ^ "Dinagat Islands province back to being a town - INQUIRER.net, Philippine News for Filipinos". Newsinfo.inquirer.net. 2006-12-02. Retrieved 2010-05-14. 
  2. ^ "SC voids province status of Dinagat Island | DateLine Philippines". Dateline.ph. 2010-02-11. Retrieved 2010-05-14. 
  3. ^ Smagul on Fri, 02/12/2010 - 05:51. "SC says Dinagat Islands no longer a province | ABS-CBN News Online Beta". Abs-cbnnews.com. Retrieved 2010-05-14. 
  4. ^ "Supreme Court of the Philippines". Sc.judiciary.gov.ph. Retrieved 2010-05-14. 
  5. ^ "G.R. No. 180050". Sc.judiciary.gov.ph. Retrieved 2010-05-14. 
  6. ^ "IRA Shares for LGUs Jump by 37.5% in 2013". Office of the President of the Philippines. January 9, 2013. 
  7. ^ http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/260252/news/nation/dinagat-rep-ruben-ecleo-jr-removed-from-congress
  • Philippine House of Representatives Congressional Library
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