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Santa Rosa City in Laguna gets own congressional district

Aug 28, 2019 - 9:35 PM

(UPDATED) The city is carved out of the 1st district of Laguna, leaving San Pedro City as the only local government left in that district

General Santos City gets own congressional district

Mar 20, 2019 - 4:40 PM

The province of South Cotabato now has 3 legislative districts

Southern Leyte split into 2 congressional districts

Feb 04, 2019 - 1:05 PM

This means Southern Leyte gets to elect two members to the House of Representatives in future elections

Aklan split into two congressional districts

Sep 25, 2018 - 7:07 PM

President Duterte signs Republic Act 11077 reapportioning Aklan into two legislative districts. Their representatives will be elected in May 2019.

Calamba City gets own congressional district

Sep 25, 2018 - 5:25 PM

Republic Act 11078 carves the city out of the 2nd District of Laguna

Senate approves bill creating 8th district for Cavite

Mar 22, 2018 - 8:35 PM

(UPDATED) Senators concur with House Bill 5367, which seeks to give General Trias City its own congressional district, and reorganize the current 6th and 7th districts

Old rivalries reopen in Cebu’s newest congressional district

Mar 30, 2016 - 4:20 PM

Vying for the congressional seat in the newly created 7th district are provincial board member Peter John Calderon of LP and Pablo John Garcia of One Cebu

NEW DISTRICT. LP provincial board member Peter John Calderon (left) and Pablo John Garcia of One Cebu battle it out for newly created 7th congressional seat. Calderon's photo from Cebu government website; Garcia photo from Rappler files

Cities of Batangas and Lipa get own congressional districts

Aug 24, 2015 - 8:45 PM

Republic Act 10673 names the 2 most populous cities in Batangas province as separate legislative districts

Congressional races: Will there be 15 more in 2016?

Apr 08, 2015 - 8:40 PM

If bills seeking to create new congressional districts are passed before the next elections there will be 15 new posts for politicians to contest

Biñan gets own congressional district

Apr 02, 2015 - 7:30 PM

Republic Act 10658 which President Aquino signed in late March separates the city of Biñan from the first legislative district of Laguna

Senate approves creation of Biñan congressional district

Jan 26, 2015 - 8:44 PM

When signed into law the bill will separate the City of Biñan – which has a population of 283 396 as of 2010 – from the first legislative district of Laguna

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House bill proposes creation of Biñan district

Jun 03, 2014 - 4:26 PM

House Bill 3917 seeks to separate Biñan from the 1st district of Laguna

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More seats up for grabs in 10 LGUs

Mar 31, 2013 - 12:31 PM

The creation of new districts and cities has opened seats to 5 additional congressmen and 28 councilors

Congressional bets: 1 in some districts, 10 in others

Oct 29, 2012 - 2:36 PM

More congressional districts are up for grabs now but there are fewer aspirants

Aquino approves new district in Palawan

Jul 29, 2012 - 4:51 PM

The new district will cover Puerto Princesa City and Aborlan municipality and will receive a P70 million annual budget