Legislative District of Baguio City

The Legislative District of Baguio City is the current representation of the highly urbanized city of Baguio in the Philippine House of Representatives.

Starting 1916 the undivided Mountain Province and the city of Baguio were given representation in the Philippine Legislature. However, their three delegates were appointed by the Governor-General rather than elected by popular vote. The Mountain Province and Baguio City only began electing their representatives in 1935 by virtue of Act No. 4203, which also provided the territorial coverage for each representative district. Before 1969 the city of Baguio was represented as part of the Mountain Province's second district, except in the wartime Japanese-sponsored National Assembly from 1943 to 1944, when the city of Baguio was represented by two delegates.

The chartered city of Baguio and the sub-province of Benguet were represented as part of the second district of the Mountain Province until 1969, following the old province's division on June 18, 1966 through Republic Act No. 4695. From 1969 to 1972 Benguet and Baguio City together elected one representative.

Baguio was represented in the Interim Batasang Pambansa as part of Region I from 1978 to 1984. The city was granted its separate representation in the Regular Batasan after being classified a highly urbanized city on December 22, 1979 through Batas Pambansa Blg. 51. Baguio was re-grouped with Benguet for representation in the restored House of Representatives and was designated as that province's first congressional district under the new Constitution which took effect on February 7, 1987. After the renaming of Benguet's districts, the city once again elected a representative under its own name starting 1995.

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