Council Pushes for More Congressional Districts in Davao

davao mapDavao City now has a population of approximately 1.5 million. According to the Constitution, a population of 250,000 is entitled to a Congress representative. The question now is — why does Davao only have 3 Congressional districts, when it can have at least 5?

Mindanao Times reported today that Councilor Danilo Dayanghirang has again called for the creation of 2 more districts for Davao City, as the City Council has already passed a resolution supporting this motion last year. The report also noted that Cavite already got 4 additional districts as approved by the Congress, while Davao is “stuck” with only 3 with the apparent disinterest of our present Congress representatives to the said move.

Dayanghirang mentioned of an additional P100 million per year of pork barrel funds that Davao could possibly utilize for the city’s development if and when 2 more districts are created. Having more representatives for Davao may also mean that more will be looking out for the cause of Dabawenyos in the Congress.

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6 comments

  1. “why does Davao only have 3 Congressional districts, when it can have at least 5?”

    — bakit nga ba? 🙁

  2. musamot kadaghan kurakot!!!

  3. 4 me?..8s ok.mre budget coming frm da natl govrment,marami rin infra prjects to come.kung kukurakutin nla yung budget eh ibang usapan na yan.davao city need mre infra projects…..exmple,:coastal road,davao/samal bridge,flyover,new world class airport,world class intl seaport,etc……..

  4. UNTA MUSAMOT PA ANG KAANINDOT ANG DAVAO.

  5. Ok lang. Naa 2 additional district basta im4tante. Ang uban nga na behind district dpat mgprogress.. Lyk upper part of davao . Paquibato. And malabog

  6. dapat naa atleast 10 congressional district ang davao city..kay dako kaayo and city, dako pa sa probinsya!

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