|Congress creates two more Congressional Districts for QC|
Quezon City, the biggest metropolis in National Capital Region, will now have a total of six legislative districts after Congress reapportions the current second district, the biggest district of QC, which will commence in the next national and local elections after the effectivity of the proposed law.
Under Republic Act 10170 which was approved July 2, 2012, Quezon City will have two new legislative districts for the democratic representation of its growing population. The additional districts shall be known as the 5th and 6th congressional districts that would eventually require the election of a congress representative and six councilors per district
The move to create the new districts is in accordance with Section 5, Article VI of the 1987 Philippine Constitution that requires one legislative representative for a population of at least 250,000 inhabitants. According to the 2010 census of population, the second legislative district of Quezon City has a population of 1, 611, 488 with an estimate growth rate of 2.42% each year.
The 5th district will be composed of Barangays Greater Lagro, Pasong Putik, North Fairview, Kaligayahan, Sta. Lucia, San Agustin, Novaliches Proper, Nagkaisang Nayon, Sta. Monica, Capri, San Bartolome, Bagbag, Gulod and Talipapa.
The 6th district, on the other hand, will be composed of Barangays Sauyo, Baesa, Balon-bato, Unang Sigaw, Apolonio Samson, Sangandaan, Tandang Sora, Pasong Tamo, Culiat and New Era.
Meanwhile, Area 7 comprising Barangays Holy Spirit, Batasan Hills, Commonwealth, Bagong Silangan and Payatas, as well as Fairview, will remain under the 2nd legislative district.