Monthly Archives: October 2012

Philippine House of Representatives 105th Anniversary, (Part III, Final Part – Roster of House Officials and Members, 1907 – Present)

Note: Philippine House of Representatives established October 16, 1907

Roster of House of Representatives Officials (1907- Present)

A.    Speakers :

        Sergio S. Osmeña, Sr. (1907 – 1922);

        Manuel A. Roxas (1922 – 1933),

        Quintin B. Paredes (1933 – 1935);

        Gil M. Montilla (1935 – 1938);

        Jose Y. Yulo (1938 – 1941);

        Benigno S. Aquino, Sr. (1943 – 1944);

        Jose C. Zulueta (1945);

        Eugenio P. Perez (1946 – 1953);

        Jose B. Laurel,  Jr. (1954  – 1957);

        Daniel Z. Romualdez (1957 – 1962);

        Cornelio T. Villareal (1962 – 1967);

        Jose B. Laurel, Jr. (1967 – 1971);

        Cornelio T. Villareal (1971 – 1972);

        Querube C. Makalintal (1978 – 1984);

        Nicanor E. Yñiguez (1984 – 1986),

        Ramon V. Mitra, Jr. (1987 – 1992);

        Jose C. De Venecia, Jr. (2001 – 2008);

        Manuel B. Villar, Jr. (1998 – 2000);

        Arnulfo P. Fuentebella (2000 – 2001);

        Feliciano R. Belmonte, Jr. (2001);

        Jose C. De Venecia, Jr. (2001- 2009);

        Prospero C. Nograles (2008 – 2010);

        Feliciano R.  Belmonte, Jr. (2010 – Present)

 

B.    Speakers Pro Tempore :

Antonio de las Alas (1923-1929; 1931-1933);

       Quintin B. Paredes (1929-1930; 1933);

       Jose C. Zulueta (1933-1941);

       Prospero C. Sanidad  (1945-1946);

       Francisco I. Ortega (1946-1949);

       Domingo Veloso (1950-1953);

       Daniel Z. Romualdez (1954-1957);

       Constancio E. Castañeda (1958-1962);

       Salipada K. Pendatun (1962-1967, 1984-1985);

       Jose M. Aldeguer (1967-1972);

       Blah Sinsuat 1978-1984;

       Macacuna Dimaporo (1985-1986);

       Antonio V. Cuenco (1987-1992);

       Raul A. Daza (1992-1995)

 

C.     Deputy Speakers

         Alfredo E. Abueg, Jr. (1998-2000); Eduardo R. Gullas (1998-2000);

         Daisy Avance-Fuentes (1998-2001); Erico B. Aumentado (2000); 

         Agapito S. Aquino (2000-2001);  Gerardo S. Espina (2000-2001);

         Raul M. Gonzalez (2001); Nur C. Jaafar (2001); Carlos M. Padilla (2001);

         Ma. Isabelle G. Climaco (2010-Present); Raul A. Daza (2010-Present);

         Arnulfo P. Fuentebella (2010-Present); Pablo P. Garcia (2010-Present);

         Jesus Crispin C. Remulla (2010-Present); Lorenzo R. Tañada III (2010-Present)

1. Deputy Speakers For Luzon:

    Hernando B. Perez (1995-1998);

    Emilio R. Espinosa, Jr. (2001-2004; 2004-2007);

Benigno S. Aquino III (Central Luzon, 2004-2006);

   Eric D. Singson (Central Luzon, 2006-2007)

2. Deputy Speaker For Visayas: 

     Raul A. Daza (1995-1998); Raul M. Gonzalez (2001-2004);

     Raul V. Del Mar (2004-2007)

3. Deputy Speaker For Mindanao:   

    Simeon A. Datumanong (1995-1998);

    Abdulgani “Gerry” A. Salapuddin  (2001-2004; 2004-2007)

 

D.    Floor Leaders/Majority Floor Leaders/Minority Floor Leaders:

     1. Floor Leaders

         Manuel L. Quezon (1908-1910);

         Alberto Barretto (1910-1912);

         Macario Adriatico (1912-1914);

         Galicano Apacible (1914-1916);

         Rafael Alunan (1916-1922);

         Benigno S. Aquino (1922-1927);

         Manuel C. Briones (1928-1933);

         Pedro Sabido (1933);

         Francisco Varona (1934);

         Jose E. Romero (1934-1938);

         Quintin B. Paredes (1939-1941)

    2. Majority Floor Leaders/Majority Leaders:

      a. Majority Floor Leaders :

          Raul T. Leuterio (1946-1953);

          Arturo M. Tolentino (1954-1957);

          Jose M. Aldeguer (1958-1961);

          Francisco I. Ortega (1962);

          Justiniano S. Montaño (1962-1967);

          Marcelino R. Veloso (1967-1972);

          Jose A. Roño (1978-1986);

          Francisco S. Sumulong, Sr. (1987-1992);

          Ronaldo B. Zamora (1992-1994);

          Rodolfo B. Albano, Jr. (1994-1998);

          Manuel A. Roxas II (1998-2000);

          Eduardo R. Gullas (2000);

          Bellaflor Angara-Castillo (2000-2001);

          Sergio A. F. Apostol (2001);

          Neptali M. Gonzales II (2001-2004);

          Prospero C. Nograles (2004-2007)

     b.Majority Leader : Neptali M. Gonzales II (2010-Present)

     c. Minority Floor Leaders/Minority Leaders:

      i. Minority Floor Leaders :

         Cipriano P. Primicias (1946-1949;

         Jose C. Zulueta (1950-1953);

         Eugenio P. Perez (1954-1957); 

         Ferdinand E. Marcos (1958-19590);

         Cornelio T. Villareal (1960-1962);

         Daniel Z. Romualdez (1962-1965); 

         Jose B. Laurel, Jr. (1965-1967);

         Justiniano S. Montano (1967-1971);

         Ramon V. Mitra (1971-1972); 

         Ramon Felipe, Jr. (1972);

         Hilario G. Davide, Jr. (1978-1984); 

         Jose B. Laurel, Jr. (1985-1986);

         Rodolfo B. Albano (1987-1989); 

         Mohammad Ali B. Dimaporo (1989-1990);

         Salvador H. Escudero III (1990-1992);

         Victor F. Ortega (1992);

         Hernando B. Perez (1992-1995); 

         Ronaldo B. Zamora (1995-1998); 

         Feliciano R. Belmonte, Jr. (1998-2001);

         Agapito S. Aquino (2001);

         Carlos M. Padilla (2001-2004);

         Francis Joseph G. Escudero (2004-2007)

    ii. Minority Leader:

         Edcel C. Lagman (2010-2012);

         Danilo E. Suarez (2012-Present)

 E.    House Members (1907-Present)

Since the members will occupy so much space in this blog, the following URL Website mentions all the Members of the House of Representatives from 1907 to the present.  Click each letter of the alphabet to access the members according to their family names.

http://www.congress.gov.ph/orphil/index.php

 F.     Secretaries/Secretary-General of the House of Representatives:

Julian Gerona  (1907); Gregorio Nieva (1907-1909); Manuel G. Gavieres (Acting Secretary, 1910); Ramon Diokno (1910-1912); Teodoro Kalaw (1912-1916); Rafael Villanueva (1916-1919); Rafael Palma (1919-1922); and 1935-1957); Feliciano Gomez (1923-1925); Ricardo Gonzalez Lloret (1925-1929); Julian Lao (1934); Eulogio Benitez  (1934-1935); Inocencio B. Pareja (1957-1972); Antonio M. De Guzman  (1978-1986); Quirino D. Abad Santos, Jr. (1987-1992); Camilo L. Sabio (1992-1996); Roberto P. Nazareno (1996-2010); Marilyn B. Barua-Yap (2008-Present)

 

G.    Sergeant-At-Arms

Narciso Diokno (1946-1949); Antonio C. Garcia (1949-1953); Narciso Diokno (1953-1961); Simeon D. Salonga (1961-1972); Raoul V. Cauton (1978-1979); Anselmo Avenido, Jr. (1979-1984); Cesar P. Pobre (1984-1986); Serapio P. Taccad (1987-1992); Bayani N. Fabic (1992-2008); Horacio T. Lactao (2008-2010); Nicasio J. Radovan (2010-Present)

 

 

Related Links :

A.    Books

1.     Roster of Philippine Legislators, 1907-1987 published by the (Philippine House of Representatives Congressional Library, published 1989

2.     Assembly of the Nation: A Centennial History of the House of

                       Representatives published by the (Philippine) House of

                       Representatives, published 2007,

                       page 266

                       (Note: Page 266 of this book edited by

                       the Philippine House of Representatives

                       Congressional Library Bureau;

                       official edited version not released)

 

B.    Websites (URL):

1.     Wikipedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_political_families_in_the_Philippines

2.     House of Representatives Website

a.     Roster of Members of the Philippine House of Representatives

        (1907 – Present)

http://www.congress.gov.ph/orphil/

b.     All Members of the Philippine House of Representatives

        (1907 – Present, their terms of office)

http://www.congress.gov.ph/orphil/index.php

C.     Organization – Congressional Library Bureau, House of Representatives

 

 

 

 

 

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Philippine House of Representatives 105th Anniversary, (Part II – Legislative Summary)

House of Representatives : A Legislative Summary (1907 – Present)

 

Note: Philippine House of Representatives established October 16, 1907

 

Legislative Body Legislative Period Laws Enacted Remarks
(See Notes below)
From To
Philippine Commission  September 1, 1900 August 31, 1902 ACT Numbers 1 – 449 1
Philippine Commission September 1, 1902  August 31, 1903 ACT Numbers 450 – 862 1
Philippine Commission September 1, 1903  August 31, 1904 ACT Numbers 863 – 1225 1
Philippine Commission September 1, 1904 August 31, 1905 ACT Numbers 1226 – 1383 1
Philippine Commission September 1, 1905  August 31, 1906 ACT Numbers 1384 – 1536 1
Philippine Commission September 1, 1906  October 15, 1907 ACT Numbers 1537 – 1800 1
1st Philippine Legislature October 16, 1907  May 20, 1909 ACT Numbers 1801 – 1970 1
2nd Philippine Legislature March 28, 1910  February 6, 1912 ACT Numbers 1971 – 2191 1
3rd Philippine Legislature October 16, 1912 February 24, 1915 ACT Numbers 2192 – 2664 1
4th Philippine Legislature October 16, 1916  March 8, 1919 ACT Numbers 2665 – 2868 2

5th Philippine Legislature July 21, 1919  March 14, 1922 ACT Numbers 2869 – 3059 2
 
6th Philippine Legislature October 27, 1922 February 8, 1925 ACT Numbers 3060 – 3220 2
7th Philippine Legislature July 16, 1925 November 9, 1927 ACT Numbers 3221 – 3430 2
8th Philippine Legislature July 16, 1928 November 7, 1930 ACT Numbers 3431 – 3822 2
9th Philippine Legislature July 16, 1931 May 5, 1934 ACT Numbers 3823 – 4126 2
10th Philippine Legislature July 16, 1934 November 21, 1935 ACT Numbers4127 – 4275 2
1st National Assembly (Commonwealth Period) November 25, 1935   August 15, 1938 Common-wealth Act Numbers 1 – 415 3
2ndNational Assembly (Commonwealth Period) January 24, 1939 December 16, 1941 Common-wealth Act Numbers 416 – 729 3
National Assembly (Japanese Regime) October 18, 1943 February 2, 1944 No Laws Enacted 4
1st Congress of the Commonwealth June 9, 1945 December 20, 1945 No Laws Enacted 5
2nd Congress of the Commonwealth (Liberation Period) May 25, 1946 July 3, 1946 No Laws Enacted 6
1st Congress of the Republic July 5, 1946 December 13, 1949 Republic Act Numbers 1 – 421 7
2nd Congress of the Republic December 30, 1949 December 18, 1953 Republic Act Numbers 422 – 972 7
3rd Congress of the Republic January 25, 1954 December 10, 1957 Republic Act Numbers 973 – 2049 7
4th Congress of the Republic January 27, 1958 December 13, 1964 Republic Act Numbers 2050 – 3450 7
5th Congress of the Republic January 22, 1962 December 17, 1965 Republic Act Numbers 3451 – 4642 7
6th Congress of the Republic January 17, 1966 June 17, 1969 Republic Act Numbers 4643 – 6123 7
7th Congress of the Republic January 26, 1970 September 23, 1972 Republic Act Numbers 6124 – 6635 7
Interim Batasang Pambansa June 12, 1978 June 5, 1984 Batas Pambansa Bilang 1-865 8
Batasang Pambansa July 23, 1984 March 25, 1986 Batas Pambansa Bilang 866 – 889 9
8th Congress of the Republic July 27, 1987 June 22, 1992 Republic Act Numbers 6636 – 7635 10
9th Congress of the Republic July 27, 1992 May 26, 1995 Republic Act Numbers 7636 – 8171 10
10th Congress of the Republic July 24, 1995 February 20, 1998 Republic Act Numbers 8172 – 8744 10
11th Congress of the Republic July 27, 1998 May 30, 2001 Republic Act Numbers 8745 – 9159 10
12th Congress of the Republic July 23, 2001 May 28, 2004 Republic Act Numbers 9160 – 9332 10
13th Congress of the Republic July 26, 2004 July 24, 2006 Republic Act Numbers 9333 – 9495 10
14th Congress of the Republic July 23, 2007 June 9, 2010 Republic Act Numbers 9496 – 10146 10
15th Congress of the Republic July 26, 2010 Present Republic Act Numbers 10147 – 10184 (as of October 18, 2012) 10

Notes:

1    Cooper Act of July 1, 1902 popularly known as the Philippine

Bill of 1902

2    Cooper Act of July 1, 1902 popularly known as the Philippine

Bill of 1902; Philippine Autonomy Act, or the Jones Act,

enacted on August 29, 1916

3    The Philippine Independence Act or Tydings-

McDuffie Law (U. S. Public Law 73-12724 March

1934)

4    1943 Constitution

5    All 5 Special Sessions Convened; no regular session

6    Convening of Pre-War Legislators elected during

November 1941

7    National Assembly Resolution No. 73 dated April 11, 1940

(Constitutional Amendments); Article VI, Section 9, 1935

Philippine Constitution; Republic Act No. 6

8   Article VIII,  Section 6, 1973 Philippine Constitution

9   Article VIII, Section 6,1973 Philippine Constitution;

President Corazon C. Aquino issued Proclamation No.

3 on March 25, 1986 abolishing the Batasang

Pambansa

10 Article VI, Section 15, 1987 Philippine

Constitution

Total Laws Enacted by:

1. The Philippine Commission (1900-1907)

= 1,800 laws

2. The Philippine Legislature (1907-1935)

= 2,475 laws

3. National Assembly, Commonwealth Period (1935- 1941)

= 729 laws

4. Interim Batasang Pambansa (1978-1984)

= 865 laws

5. Regular Batasang Pambansa, (1984-1986)

= 24 laws

6. Congress of the Republic (1946-1972; 1987-Present)

= 10,184 laws

Total Laws enacted, as of October 24, 2012

= 16, 081 laws

Related Links :

A.    Philippine Laws

1.     Philippine Constitution (Official Gazette URL & Non-URL Website)

a.     1935

http://www.gov.ph/the-philippine-constitutions/1935-constitution-ammended/

b.     1943

http://www.gov.ph/the-1943-constitution/

c.     1973

http://www.gov.ph/the-philippine-constitutions/1973-constitution-of-the-republic-of-the-philippines-2/

d.      1987

http://www.gov.ph/the-philippine-constitutions/the-1987-constitution-of-the-republic-of-the-philippines/

2.     Republic Acts

a.     Republic Act No. 6

        Official Gazette, volume  42, no. 8,

        page 1794

        (Issue date: August 1946)

3.     Presidential Proclamations

a.     Proclamation No. 1081 (1972 Imposition of Martial Law; Online Official Gazette)

http://www.gov.ph/1972/09/21/proclamation-no-1081/

b.     Proclamation No. 3 series 1986

        Official Gazette volume 82, no. 13,

         page 1567

         (Issue date: March 31, 1986)

B. United States Laws (URL Website)

1.  Cooper Act or Philippine Bill of 1902

http://www.chanrobles.com/philippinebillof1902.htm

2.  Jones Law or Philippine Autonomy Act of 1916

http://www.chanrobles.com/joneslaw.htm

3.     Public Law (of the U. S. Congress) 73-127

popularly known as The Tydings-McDuffie Law

or The Philippine Independence Act

http://www.philippine-history.org/tydings-mcduffie-law.htm

C. House of Representatives indexes, off-line and on-line indexes

      1.  Compendium of Philippine Laws, volumes 1 and 2,

           published by the Congressional Library Bureau,

           (Philippine House of Representatives), 1989

      2. House of Representatives Website          

      a. Roster of Members of the House of Representatives

              (1907 – Present)

http://www.congress.gov.ph.orphil/

      b. All Members of the Philippine House of Representatives

              (1907 – Present, their terms of office)

http://www.congress.gov.ph/orphil/index.php

D. Organizations

     Congressional Library Bureau,  

     House of Representatives of the Philippines

E. Wikipedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_political_families_in_the_Philippines

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Philippine House of Representatives 105th Anniversary, (Part I – Trivia)

October 16, 1907 marks the establishment of the Philippine House of Representatives.  Its legal basis is the Philippine Organic Act, approved on July 1, 1902.  This is popularly known as the Philippine Bill of 1902, and sometimes known as the Cooper Act, after the U. S. Legislator Henry A. Cooper.  The law establishes the Philippine Assembly which eventually became the House of Representatives.  Below is the title of the enacted law:

“AN ACT TEMPORARILY TO PROVIDE FOR THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE AFFAIRS OF CIVIL GOVERNMENT IN THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES”

                                          –57th Congress of the United States of America, First Session, 1902

The following is a summary of significant information on the Lower House of Congress :

House of Representatives Trivia

I. Gender:  First Woman Legislator- Elisa R. Ochoa

                     (National Assembly, Japanese Regime

                      who represented Agusan Province)

Note: The Philippines was under the Japanese

              Rule at that time

 II. House Members Who Were Elected and Died Thereafter Before Assuming Office :

A.   Salud Vivero Parreño (7th Congress of the Republic)

B.   Percival B. Catane  (11th  Congress of the Republic)

III. Legislative Period:  

A. Shortest Legislative Period  – 2nd Congress of the Commonwealth

     (One month and 9 days, 05/25/1946 to 07/03/1946)

B. Longest Legislative Period – 8th Congress of the Republic

     (4 years, 5 months and 22 days, 07/27/1987 to 06/22/1992)

IV. Philippine Presidents

A.  Who Were Former House Members:

1.   Manuel L. Quezon (1st Philippine Legislature, 1907-1909)

2.   Sergio Osmeña  (1st –  5th Philippine Legislature, 1907-1922)

3.   Elpidio Quirino (5th Philippine Legislature, 1919-1922)

4.   Manuel A. Roxas (6th to 10th Philippine Legislature, 1922-1935,

       1st National Assembly, 1935-1938)                  

5.   Carlos P. Garcia (7th Philippine Legislature, 1925-1927;

       8th Philippine Legislature, 1928-1930)

6.  Ramon Magsaysay Sr. (2nd Congress of the Commonwealth, 1946;

      1st Congress of the Republic, 1946-1949; 2nd Congress of the

       Republic, 1950)

10. Diosdado Macapagal (2nd Congress of the Republic, 1950-1953; 3rd

       Congress of the Republic, 1954-1957)

11.Ferdinand E. Marcos (2nd Congress of the Republic, 1950-1953;

     3rd Congress of the Republic,1954-1957;  4th Congress of the Republic,

     1958-1959; Interim Batasang Pambansa, 1978-1984;  Regular Batasang

     Pambansa, President, 1984-1986 (the President was member of the Batasang

     Pambansa)  

12.Benigno C. Aquino III (12th Congress of the Republic, 2001-2004)

 B.    Who Were Elected House Members After the Presidency

         Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (15th Congress of the Republic, 2010- Present)

 

V. Provinces with No Representative during a Particular Legislative Period:

A.     Cagayan Province,  5th Philippine Legislature 

         – Bonifacio Cortez election declared null and void

B.     Sarangani Province, 10th Congress of the Republic  

         –  Juan Domino election declared null and void

 VI.    Speakership

A.    Speakers :

1.     First Speaker from Mindanao:

        Prospero C. Nograles  –  (14th Congress of the Republic, 2008-2010)

2.    Speaker with the Longest Term of Office

       Sergio Osmeña  (1st – 5th Philippine Legislature, 1907-1922)

3.    Speaker with the Shortest Term of Office: Arnulfo P. Fuentebella

       (11th Congress of the Republic, 2000-2001)

 B.    Deputy Speakers

1.     First Deputy Speakers

a.     Alfredo E. Abueg, Jr. (1998-2000);

b.     Eduardo R. Gullas (1998-2000)

c.      Daisy Avance-Fuentes (1998-2001)

2.     First Deputy Speakers with Major Regional Representation :

a.     From Luzon : Hernando B. Perez (1995-1998)

b.     From the Visayas: Raul A. Daza (1995-1998)

c.      From Mindanao : Simeon A. Datumanong (1995-1998)

C.     Floor Leaders:

1.     First Floor Leader:  Manuel L. Quezon (1908-1910)

2.     First Majority Floor Leader: Raul T. Leuterio (1946-1953)

3.     First Minority Floor Leader: Cipriano P. Primicias (1946-1949)

 

VII. Secretaries

A.    First Woman Appointed as Secretary-General :

        Marilyn B. Barua-Yap

        (14th Congress of the Republic, 2008-2010,

          15th Congress of the Republic, 2010-Present)

B.     House Secretary/Secretary Generals Elected from among

            the House Members:  

1.     Gregorio Nieva (1907-1909)

2.     Manuel G. Gavieres (Acting Secretary, 1910)

3.     Ramon Diokno (1910-1912)

4.      Teodoro Kalaw (1912- 1916)

5.      Rafael Villanueva (1916-1919)

6.      Rafael Palma (1919-1922); and 1935-1957)

7.      Feliciano Gomez (1923-1925)

8.      Ricardo Gonzalez Lloret (1925-1929)

9.     Eulogio Benitez  (1934-1935)  

B.     Secretary/Secretary General with the Longest Term of Office:

Narciso Pimentel, 27 years(Acting Secretary, 1922-1923;

        Secretary, 1929-1933 and 1935-1957)

10.  First Designated Secretary-General:

        Antonio M. De Guzman (Regular Batasang Pambansa)

VIII. Sergeant-at-Arms:

First Sergeant-at-ArmsNarciso Diokno (1946-1949)

 

 IX.Floor Leaders/Minority Floor Leaders/Majority Floor Leaders/

Minority Leaders/Majority Leaders  Who Became House Speakers:

1.    Benigno S. Aquino

2.   Quintin B. Paredes 

3.   Prospero C. Nograles

 

X. House Members:

A.    Three-Generation House of Representatives Legislators

(Direct Descendants):

1.     Aguilar Family: Filemon C. Aguilar, daughter Cynthia A.Villar,

        son Mark A. Villar

2.    Antonino Family: Gaudencio Antonino, son Adelbert Antonino,

        granddaughter, Darlene Antonino-Custodio

3.     Cojuangco Family  : Melecio Cojuangco, son Jose Cojuangco,

        grandson Jose S. Cojuangco, Jr.  

4.    Laurel Family : Jose P. Laurel, son Jose B. Laurel, Jr.,

        grandchildren Jose Macario Laurel IV and Milagros Laurel-Trinidad

5.    Macapagal Family : Diosdado Macapagal, daughter

Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, grandsons Juan Miguel Macapagal-Arroyo

       and Diosdado Ignacio M. Arroyo  

6.   Mitra Family : Ramon P. Mitra, son Ramon V. Mitra, Jr.,

       grandson Abraham Khalil B. Mitra

7.   Marcos Family : Mariano Marcos, son Ferdinand E. Marcos,

       granddaughter Imee R. Marcos

8.   Ponce Enrile Family : Alfonso Ponce Enrile, son Juan Ponce

Enrile, grandson  Juan C. Ponce Enrile, Jr.

9.  Roxas Family : Manuel A. Roxas, son Gerardo M. Roxas,

      grandsons Gerardo A. Roxas Jr. and Manuel A. Roxas II

10.Recto Family : Claro M. Recto, son Rafael R. Recto,

     grandson Rafael G. Recto

B. Four-Generation House of Representatives Legislators

(Direct Descendants)

1.  Fuentebella Family  :  Jose Fuentebella, son Felix A. Fuentebella,

     grandson Arnulfo P. Fuentebella, great grandson

     Felix William B. Fuentebella

C. Husband-Wife-Son/Daughter House Legislators:  

1.  Antonino Family : Gaudencio Antonino, wife Magnolia Antonino,

     son Adelbert Antonino

2.  Gonzalez Family : Raul M. Gonzalez, wife Pacita T. Gonzalez,

      son Raul T. Gonzalez, Jr. 

3.  Marcos Family : Ferdinand E. Marcos, wife Imelda R. Marcos

     daughter Imee R. Marcos

4.  Villar Family : Manuel B. Villar, Jr., wife Cynthia A. Villar,

      son Mark A. Villar

5.  Villareal Family : Cornelio T. Villareal, wife Julita Lorenzo-Villareal,

      son Raul L. Villareal

 D.    House Member Who Sat for Only One Session Date :

Former Representative Noel Cariño of Pasig City during the 12th

Congress of the Republic who won against Henry P. Lanot on 1/22/2004

and sat during Sine die 6/11/2004

 

Related Links

A.    Books

1.     Roster of Philippine Legislators, 1907-1987,  

        published by the (Philippine) House of Representatives

        Congressional Library, 1989

2.     Assembly of the Nation: A Centennial History of the

House of Representatives, published by the (Philippine)

        House of Representatives, 2007, page 266

        (Note: Page 266 of this book edited by the Philippine House of

        Representatives Congressional Library Bureau; official edited

        version not released)

3.     Batasang Pambansa (Interim) Official Directory,

         published by the Public Relations Service, 1979

4.     Official Directory: Regular Batasan, 1984 – 1986

         (Note: this directory was not officially published due

         to its being overtaken by the February 1986 People’s

         Power Revolution; compiled by the Editorial Board

         of the Batasang Pambansa composed of Deputy Secretary General

         Alfredo E. D. Gallardo, Jr., Public Relations Board Director Romeo

         T. Hernandez and Batasan Employee Lourdes Sevilla)

 B.    Websites (URL):

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philippine Organic_Act_%281902%29

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_political_families_in_the_Philippines

http://www.congress.gov.ph/orphil/

C.     Organization – Congressional Library Bureau,

         House of Representatives

 

 

 

 

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More Philippine Endangered Animal Species Discovered…More Animals to Celebrate World Animal Day With (Aside from the Non-Extinct Ones)

Actually this is a one-day delayed post for this day of the animals.  World Animal Day was first celebrated in an ecological convention held in 1931 in Florence, Italy.  This event was meant to commemorate the plight of endangered species.  The participants decided to celebrate the event on October 4, in honor of the patron saint of animals, St. Francis of Assisi.  The tradition has continued from thereon to celebrate not only the animals but also the people who care for them.

According to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (UNBCD), the Philippines is considered  one of those countries with a megadiverse population of terrestial and marine species, scattered all over the 7,100 islands. More animal species are being discovered in this country, all of them facing the threat of extinction. 

Among those newly-discovered species is the Sierra Madre Forest Monitor Lizard (varanus bitatawa),  a carnivorous animal found named after its habitat located in Northeastern Philippines,  being hunted by the locals for food. It lives mostly on trees and reaches a length of six-feet-and-a-half tall, with its unique feature as being endowed with two sex organs (penises).  Other newly discovered enangered animals in the Philippines are the following:  two (2) owl species such as the  Cebu hawk owl (Ninox Rumsey) and theCamiguin hawk owl (Ninox leventisi), with both owl species singing duets, were named after the Philippine provinces where they were discovered; forty (40) ant species, some of which have unique mouth and jaws, and are found in Mt. Isarog in Camarines Sur Province; two (2) frog species in Southern Leyte Province; seven (7) species of mice of the genus Apomys, which are small to medium in length, having tails that are longer than their bodies, and are found in all Philippine provinces except for Palawan, Sulu, Batanes and the Babuyan Group of Islands (north of Batanes);  four (4) new species of freshwater, colorful, generally purple-colored crabs (Insulamon Palawanense), discovered in the inland waters of Palawan Province.

Philippine laws enacted to protect these endangered species is The Wildlife Resources Conservation and Protection Act, or Republic Act No. 9147 approved on July 30, 2001.   To protect the wildlife abounding in a particular area in the Philippines, includes the protection of the habitat.  This suppletory law is The National Integrated Protected Areas System (NIPAS) Act of 1992 or Republic Act No. 7586.  Section 4 (a) and (b) defines the NIPAS as “all designated protected areas to maintain essential ecological processes and life-support systems…, and the areas “identified (are) portions of land and water set aside by reason of their unique physical and biological significance…”

There are also laws to protect animals not in danger of extinction.  The oldest Philippine legislative issuance enacted was ACT No. 1285 on January 19, 1905, which states the incorporation of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) into the government.  Section 2 of this law vests in the SPCA the authority to enforce laws on animal welfare.  This law was further amended by  Act No. 3548 on November 22, 1939 and Commonwealth Act No. 148 on November 8, 1946.  They define the composition of the SPCA.  Republic Act No. 1178 further amended ACT No. 1285 on June 19, 1954, granting the SPCA tax exemptions. 

To further protect the welfare of animals, Congress enacted Republic Act  (RA) No. 8485 or The Animal Welfare Act of 1998 many years later.  Section 1 of the law defines the scope to these animals to wit:

            “ It is the purpose of this Act to protect and promote the welfare of all animals in the Philippines by supervising and regulating the establishment and operations of all facilities utilized for breeding, maintaining, keeping, treating or training of all animals either as objects of trade or as household pets. For purposes of this Act, pet animal shall include birds.

Section 2 of RA 8485 vests in the Bureau of Animal Industry the authority to issue certificates of registration to entities involved in the operation of these animal habitats, while Section 5 organizes the Committee in charge of implementing the rules on animal welfare, led by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG).  Among the agencies involved is the SPCA.  Section 6 of the law states what animals could be lawfully slaughtered including its manner of slaughter.   It also bans maltreatment, torture, overcrowding in facilities, dogfights, and horsefights.  Section 7 states the obligation of each pet owner to preserve its habitat, wherein its destruction would be tantamount to cruelty, while Section 8 states the penalties for violating said law.


URL Sources: (Excluding Philippine laws)

http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/-depth/06/27/12/40-new-ant-species-found-philippines

http://www.fauna-flora.org/news/two-new-frog-species-discovered-in-the-philippines

http://jatps.hubpages.com/hub/The-Largest-the-Smallest-the-Shortest-and-the-Biggest

http://imphscience.wordpress.com/2011/06/18/seven-new-species-of-philippine-forest-mice-genus-apomys-discovered/

http://www.mea.denr.gov.ph/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=113&Itemid=205

http://www.philstar.com/Article.aspx?articleId=790749&publicationSubCategoryId=63″>

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/grrlscientist/2012/aug/24/1

http://www.worldanimalday.co.uk/

 

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