1st Congress of the Philippines


1st Congress of the Philippines

The First Congress of the Philippines was the meeting of the legislature of the Republic of the Philippines, composed of the Philippine Senate and House of Representatives from May 25, 1946 until December 13, 1949. The body was originally convened as the Second Congress of the Commonwealth of the Philippines, before the proclamation of independence on July 4, 1946 it came to be known as the First Congress of the Philippines.

essions

The Second Congress of the Commonwealth of the Philippines

*Regular Session: May 25 – July 4, 1946

The First Congress of the Philippines

*First Regular Session: July 5 – September 18, 1946
**"First Special Session": September 25 – September 30, 1946
*Second Regular Session: January 27 – May 22, 1947
*Third Regular Session: January 26 – May 20, 1948
**"Second Special Session": June 14 – June 26, 1948
*Fourth Regular Session: January 24 – May 19, 1949
**"Special Joint Session": December 13, 1949

Legislation

:The Second Commonwealth Congress passed a total of 12 laws: Commonwealth Act No. 721 to 733.:The First Congress of the Philippines passed a total of 421 laws: Republic Act No. 1 to 421.

Leadership

enate

*President of the Senate:::Jose D. Avelino (LP)::Mariano Jesus L. Cuenco (LP), "elected February 21, 1949"
*Senate President Pro-Tempore:::Melecio Arranz (LP)
*Majority Floor Leader:::Tomas L. Cabili (LP)
*Minority Floor Leader:::Carlos P. Garcia (NP)

House of Representatives

*Speaker:::Eugenio P. Perez (LP, 2nd District Pangasinan)
*Speaker Pro-Tempore:::Francisco Ortega (LP, 1st District La Union)
*Majority Floor Leader:::Raúl Leuterio (LP, Lone District Mindoro)
*Minority Floor Leader:::Cipriano P. Primicias, Sr. (NP, 4th District Pangasinan)

Members

enate

Sixteen senators were elected on April 23, 1946. Eight senators were to serve until December 30, 1949, while the other eight were to serve until December 30, 1951.

:mnb|party2|a Party affiliation at the time of their election.:mnb|senate2|1 Replaced Carlos Tan (LP) per decision of Senate Electoral Tribunal dated December 16, 1949.

House of Representatives

:mnb|bohol|1 Replaced by Genaro Visarra as per House Electoral Tribunal decision on February 19, 1949.:mnb|died|2 Died in office.:mnb|iloilo|3 Elected in a special election on November 11, 1947 to complete, unexpired term of predecessor.:mnb|tanleyte|4 Elected to the Senate in the 1947 Elections on November 11, 1947, but was unseated as per Senate Electoral Tribunal decision on December 16, 1949.

ee also

*Congress of the Philippines
*Senate of the Philippines
*House of Representatives of the Philippines
*Philippine general election, 1946

External links

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Further reading

*Philippine House of Representatives Congressional Library
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