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Legislative districts of Agusan del Norte

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The Legislative districts of Agusan del Norte, namely the first and second districts, are the current representations of the province of Agusan del Norte and the independent city of Butuan in the Philippine House of Representatives.

Starting 1916 the Department of Mindanao and Sulu, of which Agusan was a special province, was given representation in the Philippine Legislature. However, the Department's five delegates were appointed by the Governor-General rather than elected by popular vote. Agusan only began electing its own representative in 1935 after Act No. 4203 granted each province within the Department an elected representative. Areas now under the jurisdiction of Agusan del Norte and the city of Butuan (chartered in 1950) were represented as part of the lone district of Agusan until 1969, after its division into Agusan del Norte and Agusan del Sur on June 17, 1967 by virtue of Republic Act No. 4979.

The province and chartered city were represented in the Interim Batasang Pambansa as part of Region X from 1978 to 1984, and together elected one representative to the Regular Batasang Pambansa in 1984. Effective February 11, 1987, Agusan del Norte (with the highly urbanized city of Butuan) 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

Period Representative
8th Congress
1987–1992
Charito B. Plaza
9th Congress
1992–1995
10th Congress
1995–1998
11th Congress
1998–2001
Leovigildo B. Banaag
12th Congress
2001–2004
13th Congress
2004–2007
14th Congress
2007–2010
Jose S. Aquino II
15th Congress
2010–2013
16th Congress
2013–2016
Lawrence Lemuel H. Fortun
^1 Highly-urbanized city since February 7, 1985. Independent from the province and does not vote for provincial officials. Only votes with Agusan del Norte for congressional representation.

2nd District

Period Representative
8th Congress
1987–1992
Edelmiro A. Amante, Sr.
9th Congress
1992–1995
10th Congress
1995–1998
Eduardo L. Rama, Sr.
11th Congress
1998–2001
Roan I. Libarios
12th Congress
2001–2004
Edelmiro A. Amante, Sr.
13th Congress
2004–2007
Ma. Angelica Rosedell M. Amante
14th Congress
2007–2010
Edelmiro A. Amante, Sr.
15th Congress
2010–2013
Ma. Angelica Rosedell M. Amante
16th Congress
2013–2016
Erlpe John M. Amante

Lone District (defunct)

Period Representative
7th Congress
1969–1972
Guillermo R. Sanchez
Regular Batasang Pambansa
1984–1986
Edelmiro A. Amante, Sr.

See also

References

  • Philippine House of Representatives Congressional Library
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