Majority. Zamboanga del Sur's 1st congressional district is one of the two congressional districts of the Philippines in the province of Zamboanga del Sur. It has been represented in the House of Representatives since 1987. The district encompasses the northern half of the province consisting of its provincial capital city of Pagadian and the ...
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Prior to gaining separate representation, areas now under the jurisdiction of Zamboanga del Sur were represented under the Department of Mindanao and Sulu (1917–1935) and the historical Zamboanga Province(1935–1953). The enactment of Republic Act No. 711 on June 6, 1952 divided the old Zamboanga Province into Zamboanga del Norte and Zamboanga del Sur and provided them each with a congressional representative. Per Section 7 of Republic Act No. 711, the chartered cities of Zamboanga and Basilan formed part of Zamboanga del Sur's representation. The province, along with the two cities, first elected its representative starting in the 1953 elections. Even after receiving its own city charter on June 21, 1969, Pagadianremained part of the representation of the Province of Zamboanga del Sur by virtue of Section 108 of Republic Act No. 5478. Zamboanga del Sur was represented in the Interim Batasang Pambansa as part of Region IX from 1978 to 1984. The province returned three representatives...City: PagadianMunicipalities: Aurora, Dumingag, Josefina, Labangan, Mahayag, Midsalip, Molave, Ramon Magsaysay, Sominot, Tambulig, TukuranPopulation (2015): 602,609Municipalities: Bayog, Dimataling, Dinas, Dumalinao, Kumalarang, Lakewood, Lapuyan, Margosatubig, Pitogo, San Miguel, San Pablo, Tabina, Vincenzo A. Sagun, Guipos (established 1991) , Tigbao(establ...Population (2015): 408,065
Municipalities: Alicia, Buug, Diplahan, Imelda, Ipil, Kabasalan, Mabuhay, Malangas, Naga, Olutanga, Payao, Roseller T. Lim, Siay, Talusan, Titay, Tungawan
Zamboanga del Sur comprises 26 municipalities and 1 component city, organized into two congressional districts and further subdivided into 681 barangays. Traditionally grouped with Zamboanga del Sur is the highly urbanized city of Zamboanga , which is administratively independent from the province.
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Prior to gaining separate representation, areas now under the jurisdiction of Zamboanga City were represented under the Department of Mindanao and Sulu (1917–1935), Zamboanga Province (1935–1953), Zamboanga del Sur (1953–1972) and Region IX(1978–1984). Having been re-classified as a highly urbanized city on November 22, 1983, Zamboanga City was granted separate representation for the first time in 1984, when it returned one representative, elected at large, to the Regular Batasang Pambansa. Under the new Constitution which was proclaimed on February 11, 1987, the city constituted a lone congressional district, and elected its member to the restored House of Representatives starting that same year. The enactment of Republic Act No. 9269 on March 19, 2004 increased Zamboanga City's representation by reapportioning it into two congressional districts, which began to elect their separate representatives in the 2007 elections. Veterans Avenue forms a significant portion of the boundary l...
1 day ago · Josefina was named after the mother of Congressman Cerilles, who was a known educator in Zamboanga Del Sur. As to this day Josefina is still commonly known as "Gumahan". Geography Barangays. Josefina is politically subdivided into 14 barangays.
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The enactment of Republic Act No. 711 on June 6, 1952 divided the old Zamboanga Province into Zamboanga del Norte and Zamboanga del Sur and provided them each with a congressional representative. Zamboanga del Norte first elected its separate representative starting in the 1953 elections .