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1st Congress of the Philippines

The First Congress of the Philippines (Filipino: Unang Kongreso ng Pilipinas) 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. On August 5, 1946, Republic Act No. 6 was approved, renaming the body as the First Congress of the Philippines.

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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 25–30, 1946
  • Second Regular Session: January 27 – May 22, 1947
  • Third Regular Session: January 26 – May 20, 1948
  • Second Special Session: June 14–26, 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 Acts No. 721 to 733. The First Congress of the Philippines passed a total of 421 laws: Republic Acts No. 1 to 421.

    Senate

  • President of the Senate:
  • Senate President Pro-Tempore:
  • Majority Floor Leader:
  • Minority Floor Leader:
  • House of Representatives

  • Speaker:
  • Speaker Pro-Tempore:
  • Majority Floor Leader:
  • Minority Floor Leader:
  • Senate

    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.

    References

    1st Congress of the Philippines Wikipedia


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