Legislative District of Davao Occidental
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Legislative District of Davao Occidental
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the Philippines

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

History

Prior to gaining separate representation, areas now under the jurisdiction of Davao Occidental were represented under the Department of Mindanao and Sulu (1917-1935), Davao Province (1935-1967), Region XI (1978-1984) and Davao del Sur (1967-1972; 1984-2016).

The passage of Republic Act No. 10360[1] and its subsequent ratification by plebiscite in 2013 separated from Davao del Sur's second district five municipalities to create the province of Davao Occidental. Per Section 7 of R.A. 10360, the new province was to comprise a single congressional district;[1] voters began to elect the new province's separate representative beginning in 2016.

Lone District

  • Population (2015): 316,342[2]
Period Representative[3]
17th Congress
2016–2019
Lorna Bautista-Bandigan
18th Congress
2019–2022

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Congress of the Philippines (January 14, 2013). "Republic Act No. 10360 - An Act Creating the Province of Davao Occidental". Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines. Metro Manila, Philippines. Retrieved 2017.
  2. ^ "Population of Population of Legislative Districts by Region, Province, and Selected Highly Urbanized/Component City: 2015". Philippine Statistics Authority. 2015. Retrieved 2017.
  3. ^ Congressional Library Bureau. "Roster of Philippine Legislators". Republic of the Philippines, House of Representatives. Retrieved 2017.

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