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Legislative district of Batanes

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Legislative district of Batanes

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The Legislative District of Batanes is the representation of the province of Batanes in the of the Philippines. The province is currently represented in the lower house of the Congress of the Philippines through its lone congressional district.

Batanes was initially represented as part of the first assembly district of Cagayan in the 1st Philippine Legislature, having been annexed to that province since the passage of Philippine Commission Act No. 209 on August 22, 1901. Upon its re-establishment as a regular province on May 20, 1909 by virtue of Act No. 1952, Batanes was granted separate representation, and elected its first representative later that year. When seats for the upper house of the Philippine Legislature were elected from territory-based districts between 1916 and 1935, the province formed part of the first senatorial district which elected two out of the 24-member senate.

During the Japanese occupation of the Philippines, the province was not represented separately in the National Assembly of the Second Philippine Republic. Upon the restoration of the Philippine Commonwealth in 1945, the province continued to comprise a lone district.

The province was represented in the Interim Batasang Pambansa as part of Region II from 1978 to 1984, and elected one representative to the Regular Batasang Pambansa in 1984. Batanes retained its lone congressional district under the new Constitution which was proclaimed on February 11, 1987, and elected its member to the restored House of Representatives starting that same year.

Lone District

  • Population (2010): 16,604
Period Representative
2nd Philippine Legislature
Teofilo Castillejos
3rd Philippine Legislature
Vicente Barsana
4th Philippine Legislature
Juan G. Castillejos
5th Philippine Legislature
Claudio Castillejos
6th Philippine Legislature
7th Philippine Legislature
Vicente Agan
8th Philippine Legislature
Mariano Lizardo
9th Philippine Legislature
10th Philippine Legislature
Vicente Agan
1st National Assembly
2nd National Assembly
3rd National Assembly
1st Congress
Anastacio Agan
2nd Congress
Jorge A. Abad
3rd Congress
4th Congress
Manuel Agudo
5th Congress
Jorge A. Abad
6th Congress
Aurora B. Abad
7th Congress
Jorge A. Abad
Regular Batasang Pambansa
Fernando C. Faberes
8th Congress
Florencio B. Abad[1]
9th Congress
Enrique C. Lizardo
10th Congress
Florencio B. Abad
11th Congress
12th Congress
13th Congress
Henedina R. Abad
14th Congress
Carlo Oliver D. Diasnes
15th Congress
Henedina R. Abad
16th Congress
  1. ^ Appointed Secretary of Agrarian Reform on December 12, 1989.


  • Philippine House of Representatives Congressional Library

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