1st Congress of the Philippines

1st Congress Of The Philippines

1st Congress of the Philippines

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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, was approved, renaming the body as the First Congress of the Philippines.

Sessions

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

Senate

  • President of the Senate:
:Jose D. Avelino (LP)
:Mariano Jesus D. Cuenco (LP), elected February 21, 1949
  • Senate President Pro-Tempore:
:Melecio Arranz (LP)
  • Majority Floor Leader:
:Vicente J. Francisco
:Tomas L. Cabili (LP) elected February 21, 1949

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