Legislative districts of Camarines Sur

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The legislative districts of Camarines Sur are the representations of the province of Camarines Sur and the independent city of Naga in the various national legislatures of the Philippines. The province and the city are currently represented in the lower house of the Congress of the Philippines through their first, second, third, fourth, and fifth congressional districts.

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History

Camarines Sur was represented as part of Ambos Camarines until it was granted its own representations in 1919. It was divided into two legislative districts until 1972. It was part of the representation of Region V from 1978 to 1984, and from 1984 to 1986 it elected 4 assemblymen at-large. In 1986, it was redistricted into four legislative districts.

The passage of Republic Act 9716 [1] created an additional district out of towns from the first and second districts, which elected its first representative starting in the 2010 elections. The numerical designations of the province's districts were also changed as a result in order to accommodate the new district. Then-Senator Noynoy Aquino challenged the controversial law in court, arguing its alleged unconstitutionality because the reapportionment creates a district that does not meet the 250,000 population requirement outlined in the Constitution. [2] However, the Supreme Court deemed that the creation of a district not meeting the 250,000 population requirement in the constitution is a rule only applicable to cities, not provinces, and therefore ruled that the district is constitutional. [3]

1st District

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Towns of the first legislative district of Camarines Sur.
PeriodRepresentative
15th Congress
20102013
Rolando G. Andaya, Jr.
16th Congress
20132016
17th Congress
20162019
18th Congress
20192022
Marissa Lourdes M. Andaya [lower-alpha 1]
vacant [lower-alpha 2]
19th Congress
20222025
Tsuyoshi Anthony G. Horibata

1987–2010

PeriodRepresentative
8th Congress
19871992
Rolando R. Andaya
9th Congress
19921995
10th Congress
19951998
11th Congress
19982001
Rolando G. Andaya, Jr. [lower-alpha 3]
12th Congress
20012004
13th Congress
20042007
vacant
14th Congress
20072010
Diosdado Ignacio M. Arroyo

Notes

  1. Andaya died of cancer on July 5, 2020. [5]
  2. The district was under the caretakership of Pateros-Taguig Representative Alan Peter Cayetano from September 2 to October 15, 2020. [6] Currently, Rizal's 1st District Representative Michael John Duavit is the Legislative Caretaker beginning October 16, 2020. [7]
  3. Appointed Budget and Management Secretary on February 5, 2006.

1919–1972

PeriodRepresentative
5th Philippine Legislature
19191922
Silverio D. Cecilio
6th Philippine Legislature
19221925
Ramon B. Felipe
7th Philippine Legislature
19251928
8th Philippine Legislature
19281931
Mariano E. Villafuerte
9th Philippine Legislature
19311934
10th Philippine Legislature
19341935
Ignacio Meliton
1st National Assembly
19351938
Francisco Celebrado
2nd National Assembly
19381941
1st Commonwealth Congress
1945
Jaime M. Reyes
1st Congress
19461949
Juan Q. Miranda
2nd Congress
19491953
Emilio M. Tible
3rd Congress
19531957
4th Congress
19571961
Agaton A. Ursua
5th Congress
19611965
Juan F. Triviño
6th Congress
19651969
Ramon Felipe, Jr.
7th Congress
19691972

2nd District

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Towns of the second legislative district of Camarines Sur.
PeriodRepresentative
15th Congress
2010–2013
Diosdado Ignacio M. Arroyo
16th Congress
2013–2016
17th Congress
20162019
Luis Raymund F. Villafuerte Jr.
18th Congress
20192022
19th Congress
20222025

1987–2010

PeriodRepresentative
8th Congress
19871992
Raul S. Roco
9th Congress
19921995
Celso O. Baguio
10th Congress
19951998
Leopoldo E. San Buenaventura
11th Congress
19982001
Jaime S. Jacob
12th Congress
20012004
Sulpicio S. Roco
13th Congress
20042007
Luis R. Villafuerte, Sr.
14th Congress
20072010

1919–1972

PeriodRepresentative
5th Philippine Legislature
19191922
Honesto P. Obias
6th Philippine Legislature
19221925
Sulpicio V. Cea
7th Philippine Legislature
19251928
Manuel T. Fuentebella
8th Philippine Legislature
19281931
9th Philippine Legislature
19311934
Severo Cea
10th Philippine Legislature
19341935
Luis N. De Leon
1st National Assembly
19351938
Jose T. Fuentebella
2nd National Assembly
19381941
1st Commonwealth Congress
1945
1st Congress
19461949
Sebastian C. Moll, Jr.
2nd Congress
19491953
Edmundo B. Cea
3rd Congress
19531957
Felix A. Fuentebella
4th Congress
19571961
5th Congress
19611965
6th Congress
19651969
7th Congress
19691972

3rd District

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Towns of the third legislative district of Camarines Sur.
PeriodRepresentative
15th Congress
20102013
Luis R. Villafuerte, Sr.
16th Congress
20132016
Ma. Leonor G. Robredo
17th Congress
20162019
Gabriel "Gabby" H. Bordado Jr.
18th Congress
20192022
19th Congress
20222025

1987–2010

PeriodRepresentative
8th Congress
19871992
Eduardo P. Pilapil
9th Congress
19921995
Arnulfo P. Fuentebella
10th Congress
19951998
11th Congress
19982001
12th Congress
20012004
Felix William B. Fuentebella
13th Congress
20042007
Arnulfo P. Fuentebella
14th Congress
20072010

4th District

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Towns of the fourth legislative district of Camarines Sur.
PeriodRepresentative
15th Congress
20102013
Arnulfo P. Fuentebella
16th Congress
20132016
Felix William B. Fuentebella
17th Congress
20162019
Arnulfo P. Fuentebella
18th Congress
20192022
Arnulf Bryan B. Fuentebella
19th Congress
20222025

1987–2010

PeriodRepresentative
8th Congress
19871992
Ciriaco R. Alfelor
9th Congress
19921995
10th Congress
19951998
11th Congress
19982001
Salvio B. Fortuno
12th Congress
20012004
Felix R. Alfelor, Jr.
13th Congress
20042007
14th Congress
20072010

5th District

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Towns of the fifth legislative district of Camarines Sur.
PeriodRepresentative
15th Congress
20102013
Salvio B. Fortuno
16th Congress
20132016
17th Congress
20162019
18th Congress
20192022
Jocelyn F. Fortuno
19th Congress
20222025
Miguel Luis R. Villafuerte

At-Large (defunct)

1943–1944

PeriodAssemblymen
National Assembly
19431944
Jose T. Fuentebella
Andres T. Hernandez

1984–1986

PeriodAssemblymen
Regular Batasang Pambansa
19841986
Ciriaco R. Alfelor
Rolando R. Andaya
Edmundo B. Cea
Luis R. Villafuerte, Sr.

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