Legislative District of Batanes

The Legislative District of Batanes is the representation of the province of Batanes in the Philippine House of Representatives.

Batanes was initially represented as part of the first district of Cagayan in the 1st Philippine Legislature, after its establishment as a sub-province of the latter by virtue of Act No. 1693 enacted on August 20, 1907. Upon its re-establishment as a regular province on May 20, 1909 through Act No. 1952, Batanes was granted its separate representation, electing its first representative in 1909. The province was not represented separately in the National Assembly of the Japanese-sponsored Second Philippine Republic.

The province was represented in the Interim Batasang Pambansa as part of Region II from 1978 to 1984, and elected one representative to the Regular Batasang Pambansa in 1984. Batanes retained its lone congressional district under the new Constitution which took effect on February 7, 1987, and elected its member to the restored House of Representatives starting that same year.

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