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Senatorial, Congressional and Local elections are to be held in the Philippines on May 14, 2007. Positions being contested include half the seats in the Senate. The 2007 Elections are known as the Philippine Midterm Elections as the election date falls half-way through President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo's current six-year term. All the seats in the Philippine House of Representatives are up for grabs. Representatives are elected for three year terms. Information on politics by country is available for every country, including both de jure and de facto independent states, inhabited dependent territories, as well as areas of special sovereignty. ... May 14 is the 134th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (135th in leap years). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Senate of the Philippines is the upper chamber of the bicameral legislature of the Philippines, the Congress of the Philippines. ... The President of the Philippines is the head of state and government of the Republic of the Philippines. ... PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (born April 5, 1947), also known by her initials GMA, is the current and 14th President of the Republic of the Philippines. ... The House of Representatives (Kapulungan ng mga Kinatawan in Filipino) is the lower chamber of the Congress of the Philippines. ...


Most representatives win seats by being elected directly, the constituency being a geographical district comprising of about 250,000 voters. There are 212 seats in total for all the legislative districts. There are also seats for organized representation of special minorities. Such representatives gain one seat for every 2% of the total number of votes in the national electorate, but are limited to three seats. Local elections for governor, vice governor, mayoral posts (provinces only) and mayoral posts in Metro Manila are up for grabs as well.

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Candidates

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Grand and Broad Coalition [1]

The UNO has changed its name on February 12, 2007 at the Club Filipino located at Club Filipino, San Juan. Though the Senate President Manny Villar and Senate Majority Leader Francis Pangilinan are running under the Opposition, they remain Independent Candidates like in the Philippine general election, 2001. Legislative elections and local elections were held in the Philippines on May 14, 2001. ...

(*)- Guest Candidates Loren Legarda (born January 28, 1960) is a Filipino broadcast journalist and politician. ... Panfilo Lacson Panfilo Morena Lacson (born June 1, 1948) is a retired Director-General of the Philippine National Police, and is currently a member of the Philippine Senate. ... The Nationalist Peoples Coalition is a political party in the Philippines. ... Francis Joseph Guevara Escudero (born October 10, 1969), also known as Francis Escudero and Chiz Escudero, is a Filipino politician. ... The Nationalist Peoples Coalition is a political party in the Philippines. ... Sorsogon is a province of the Philippines located in the Bicol Region in Luzon. ... The Nacionalista Party is the oldest political party in the Philippines today responsible for leading the country throughout the majority of the 20th century since 1907. ... Taguig (formerly spelled as Tagig) is the newest city in Metro Manila in the Philippines. ... REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES Municipality of Pateros Region: National Capital Region Province: — Dates: Founded—1770 Cityhood—— Population: 2000 census—27,337 Density—16,292 per km² Area: 2. ... Pilar Juliana Schramm Cayetano Sebastian popularly known as Compañera Pia is a Filipino lawyer, politician and Senator of the Republic of the Philippines. ... Benigno Simeón Cojuangco Aquino III (born 1960), also known by his nickname, Noynoy, is a Philippine politician and son of Benigno Aquino Jr. ... The Liberal Party is a liberal party in the Philippines, founded in 1945 by a breakaway from the Nacionalista Party. ... Franklin Drilon Franklin M. Drilon is the current Senate President and third highest ranking official of the Philippines. ... REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES Province of Tarlac Region: Central Luzon (Region III) Capital: Tarlac City Founded: 1872 Population: 2000 census—1,068,783 (23rd largest) Density—350 per km² (14th highest) Area: 3,053. ... Maria Corazon Sumulong Cojuangco–Aquino (born January 25, 1933), widely known as Cory Aquino, was President of the Philippines from 1986 to 1992. ... Benigno Ninoy Simeon Aquino Jr. ... The Partido Demokratikong Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (Philippines Democratic Party-National Struggle) is a political party in the Philippines. ... Media:Example. ... The Democratic Action (Aksyon Demokratiko) is a political party in the Philippines. ... Raul Sagarbarria Roco (26 October 1941 – 5 August 2005) was a political figure in the Philippines. ... Magdalo was the name of two military organizations in the Philippines: A faction of the Katipunan chapter in Cavite, mostly made up of ilustrados of that province, that supported General Emilio Aguinaldo as leader of the Philippine Revolution. ... The Nationalist Peoples Coalition is a political party in the Philippines. ... Manuel Manny Bamba Villar, Jr. ... Nacionalista Party is a Spanish term for a Nationalist Party. ... The President of the Senate is the title often given to the presiding officer, or chairman, of a senate. ... A burning building along Taft Avenue which was hit during the Japanese air raid in Barrio Parañaque, December 13, 1941, the Philippine Islands. ... The term Speaker is usually the title given to the presiding officer of a countrys lower house of parliament or congress (ie: the House of Commons or House of Representatives). ... Francis Kiko Nepomuceno Pangilinan (born August 24, 1963) is a politician in the Philippines. ... The Liberal Party is a liberal party in the Philippines, founded in 1945 by a breakaway from the Nacionalista Party. ... Franklin Drilon Franklin M. Drilon is the current Senate President and third highest ranking official of the Philippines. ... A senate is a deliberative body, often the upper house or chamber of a legislature. ...


Team Unity

This is the "Pro-Administration" ticket composed of supporters of the current president, Gloria Macapagal Arroyo.

  • Michael Defensor[3] - (Liberal Party "Atienza wing") former Presidential Chief of Staff (2006-2007), former Secretary of Environment and Natural Resources (2001-2006), former Head of National Housing Authority (2001), former Quezon City Representative (1995-1998;1998-2001)
  • Tessie Aquino-Oreta - (NPC), former Senator (1998-2004), former Representative (1987-1992;1992-1995;1995-1998) and sister of Benigno Aquino Jr.
  • Prospero Pichay Jr. - (Lakas-CMD) incumbent Representative of Surigao del Sur (1998-2001;1998-2001;2001-2007), Co-Chairman of Committee of Appointments.

The Liberal Party is a liberal party in the Philippines, founded in 1945 by a breakaway from the Nacionalista Party. ... Jose L. Atienza, Jr. ... LAKAS is the ruling political party of the Philippines. ... Bukidnon is a landlocked province of the Philippines located in the Northern Mindanao region. ... Edgardo Javier Angara, Jr. ... The Laban ñg Demokratikong Pilipino (Struggle for Democratic Filipinos) is a political party in the Philippines. ... The Senate of the Philippines is the upper chamber of the bicameral legislature of the Philippines, the Congress of the Philippines. ... The University of the Philippines (Filipino: Unibersidad ng Pilipinas) or U.P. or State U is the premiere state university of the Philippines. ... The Laban ñg Demokratikong Pilipino (Struggle for Democratic Filipinos) is a political party in the Philippines. ... Ralph Gonzalez Recto (born January 11, 1964) is a politician in the Philippines. ... LAKAS is the ruling political party of the Philippines. ... Lipa City is a 1st class city in the province of Batangas, Philippines. ... Vilma Santos and Claudine Barretto in Anak Vilma Santos (born Maria Rosa Vilma Tuazon Santos November 3, 1953) is a popular multi-awarded actress and politician in the Philippines. ... Joker Paz Arroyo is a Filipino lawyer, politician and Senator of the Republic of the Philippines. ... The Senate of the Philippines is the upper chamber of the bicameral legislature of the Philippines, the Congress of the Philippines. ... The City of Makati, or simply Makati, is one of the most important cities in the Philippines in terms of finance and commerce. ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... Joseph Ejercito Estrada (born José Marcelo Ejército on April 19, 1937) widely known as Erap is a popular film actor in the Philippines and was the 13th President of the Philippines from June 30, 1998 to January 20, 2001. ... Luis Singson is a Governor in the Philippines. ... LAKAS is the ruling political party of the Philippines. ... Ilocos Sur is a province of the Philippines located in the Ilocos Region in Luzon. ... Joseph Ejercito Estrada (born José Marcelo Ejército on April 19, 1937) widely known as Erap is a popular film actor in the Philippines and was the 13th President of the Philippines from June 30, 1998 to January 20, 2001. ... Vicente C. Tito Sotto III (born August 24, 1948) is a former senator in the Philippines Congress. ... The Nationalist Peoples Coalition is a political party in the Philippines. ... Fernando Poe, Jr. ... The Nationalist Peoples Coalition is a political party in the Philippines. ... Benigno Ninoy Simeon Aquino Jr. ... LAKAS is the ruling political party of the Philippines. ... Surigao del Sur is a province of the Philippines located in the Caraga region in Mindanao. ... LAKAS is the ruling political party of the Philippines. ... The Kilusang Bagong Lipunan (New Society Movement) is a political party in the Philippines. ... Zambales is a province of the Philippines located in the Central Luzon region. ... Presidential elections, legislative elections and local elections were held in the Philippines on May 11, 1992. ... LAKAS is the ruling political party of the Philippines. ... Leyte is a province of the Philippines located in the Eastern Visayas region. ... The Democratic Socialist Party of the Philippines (Partido Demokratiko Sosyalista ng Pilipinas) is a political party in the Philippines. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...

Independent

  • Gringo Honasan - (Independent/Philippine Guardians Brotherhood or PGB) Senator (1995-2001; 2001-2004), cashiered military officer (with the rank of Colonel)
  • Richard Gomez - (NPC) TV host, actor
  • Oliver Lozano - (KBL) Marcos lawyer and perennial senatorial candidate
  • Elly Velez Pamatong - (Independent) failed 2004 presidential candidate noted for planting metal tire spikes on Metro Manila thoroughfares and his plans of having the United States annex the Philippines anew as its 51st state
  • Danton Remoto - (Independent) Ateneo de Manila University professor, book author, academician, and gay rights advocate
  • Zosimo Jesus Paredes - (Independent/Ang Kapatiran) former executive director of the Presidential Commission on the Visiting Forces Agreement who resigned at the height of the Philippine government's perceived protection of convicted American rapist Daniel Smith after the latter's transfer of detention from the Makati City jail to the US Embassy compound. He is also the brother of Ducky and Jim Paredes.

Gregorio Ballesteros Gringo Honasan (born Baguio City, 14 March 1948) was a senator of the Philippines, elected in 1995 and reelected in 2001, until his term ended in 2004. ... Colonel (IPA: or ) is a military rank of a commissioned officer, with the corresponding ranks existing in nearly every country in the world. ... The Nationalist Peoples Coalition is a political party in the Philippines. ... The Kilusang Bagong Lipunan (New Society Movement) is a political party in the Philippines. ... Ferdinand Emmanuel Edralín Marcos (September 11, 1917 – September 28, 1989) was the tenth president of the Philippines, serving from 1965 to 1986. ... For the article on the capital city of the Philippines, see Manila. ... The Ateneo de Manila University (also called Ateneo de Manila or simply the Ateneo) is a private university run by the Society of Jesus in the Philippines. ... LGBT social movements is a collective term for a number of movements that share related goals of social acceptance of homosexuality and/or gender variance. ... The Visiting Forces Agreement is a bilateral agreement between the Philippines and the United States which has been in force since February 10, 1998, as an extension of the U.S.-Philippines Mutual Defense Treaty of 1951. ... The City of Makati, or simply Makati, is one of the most important cities in the Philippines in terms of finance and commerce. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from...

Issues

Among the issues are the on-going efforts by the Administration and others to amend the Philippine Constitution to shift the country from an bicameral and presidential system to a unicameral and parliamentary system, and by the opposition to oust President Arroyo through various means. The opposition is this case includes the UNO as well as other groups and individuals not in the UNO. The Constitution of the Philippines (Saligang Batas ng Pilipinas in Filipino) is the supreme law of the Philippines. ... In government, bicameralism is the practice of having two legislative or parliamentary chambers. ... A presidential system, also called a congressional system, is a system of government where the executive branch exists and presides (hence the term) separate from the legislature, to which it is not accountable, and which cannot in normal circumstances dismiss it. ... Unicameralism is the practice of having only one legislative or parliamentary chamber. ... A parliamentary system, also known as parliamentarianism (and parliamentarism in U.S. English), is distinguished by the executive branch of government being dependent on the direct or indirect support of the parliament, often expressed through a vote of confidence. ...


Sources

  1. ^ UNO bares 8 pols in senatorial ticket
  2. ^ Escudero files bid for Senate, dispels talk he is bolting UNO
  3. ^ Defensor to run as senator; Pagdanganan eyes old post
  4. ^ Senate campaign period starts today – Comelec
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