Legislative districts of the Philippines

The Legislative districts of the Philippines are the division are the representations of the Philippines' provinces and cities in the Philippine Congress. Representation


Representation to the legislature traces its origin during the Spanish era, when the Philippines was granted representa

Senatorial districts

From 1916 to 1935, the Philippines was divided into 12 senatorial districts. Each district, except for the twelfth senatorial district elect two senators to the Senate. The senators from 12th senatorial district were appointed by the U.S. Governor-General. Since 1941, when the Senate was restored all twenty-four senators were elected at-large in intervals.

Senatorial District Provinces and/or City
First District Abra (re-established 1917), Batanes, Cagayan, Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, Isabela
Second District La Union, Pangasinan, Zambales
Third District Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga, Tarlac
Fourth District City of Manila, Bataan, Laguna, Rizal
Fifth District Batangas, Cavite, Marinduque (established 1920), Mindoro, Tayabas
Sixth District Albay, Ambos Camarines (split into Norte and Sur 1917), Sorsogon
Seventh District Capiz, Iloilo, Romblon (established 1917)
Eighth District Antique, Negros Occidental, Negros Oriental, Palawan
Ninth District Leyte, Samar
Tenth District Cebu
Eleventh District Bohol, Misamis (split into Occidental and Oriental 1929), Surigao
Twelfth District City of Baguio, Department of Mindanao and Sulu (abolished in 1920, consisted of the provinces of Agusan, Bukidnon, Cotabato, Davao, Lanao, Sulu and Zamboanga), Mountain Province (consisted of the sub-provinces of Apayao, Benguet, Bontoc, Ifugao, and Kalinga), Nueva Vizcaya

Representative districts

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