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The Senate of the Philippines is the upper chamber of the bicameral legislature of the Philippines, the Congress of the Philippines. Unlike the U.S. Senate, the Philippine Senate is composed of 24 senators who do not represent any particular geographical district. A legislature is a governmental deliberative assembly with the power to adopt laws. ... Philippine Congress Session Hall The legislative power is vested in Congress, which consists of the Senate and the House of Representatives. ... Seal of the Senate The United States Senate is one of the two chambers of the Congress of the United States, the other being the House of Representatives. ...


Senators serve 6-year terms, with half of the senators elected every 3 years. This way, the Senate is a continuous body. The first elections held for the current senate was in 1992. In that election, the top 12 senators served until 1998, while the bottom 12 served until 1995 only. Thereafter, each senator elected serves the full 6 years. 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The Senate is the only body authorized to ratify treaties. A treaty is a binding agreement under international law concluded by subjects of international law, namely states and international organizations. ...

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History of the Senate

From 1907-1916, the Philippine Commission headed by the U.S. Governor-General served as the upper chamber of the colonial legislature at the same time exercised executive powers. On August 29, 1916 the United States Congress enacted the "Philippine Autonomy Act" or popularly known as the "Jones Law" which paved the way for the creation of a bicameral Philippine Congress wherein the Senate served as the upper chamber and while the House of Representatives as the lower chamber of it. Image File history File links Philippine_senate. ... Governor-General (or Governor General) is a term used both historically and currently to designate the appointed representative of a head of state or their government for a particular territory, historically in a colonial context, but no longer necessarily in that form. ... Congress in Joint Session. ...


This setup continued until 1935, when the "Philippine Independence Act" or the "Tydings-McDuffie Act" was provided by the U.S. Congress which granted the Filipinos the right to frame their own constitution in preparation for their independence, wherein they established a unicameral National Assembly, effectively abolishing the Senate. Not long after the adoption of the 1935 Constitution several amendments were introduced into it, which included restoring the Senate as the upper chamber of Congress. The Senate served as the upper chamber of Congress from thereon until the declaration of martial law of Pres. Ferdinand Marcos in 1972 which shutdown Congress. The Senate was resurrected in 1987 upon the ratification of the 1987 Constitution. The Congress of the United States is the legislative branch of the federal government of the United States of America. ... Martial law is the system of rules that takes effect (usually after a formal declaration) when a military authority takes control of the normal administration of justice. ... Ferdinand Edralín Marcos (September 11, 1917 – September 28, 1989) was the tenth president of the Philippines, serving from 1965 to 1986. ...


From 1916 to 1935, the Philippines was divided into 12 Senatorial districts, each district grouped several provinces and each elected 2 senators except for "non-Christian" provinces where the U.S. Governor-General appointed the senators for the district, but this was discontinued in 1941 when the Senate was reestablished, wherein all senators were started to be elected nationally.


Structure of the Senate

Senate President, Senate President Pro-Tempore, Majority Floor Leader, Minority Floor Leader, ...


List of Senate Presidents

U.S. Colonial Administration

Commonwealth Manuel Luis Quezon y Molina (August 19, 1878 – August 1, 1944) was the first president of the Commonwealth of the Philippines. ...

Third Republic Manuel Acuña Roxas (January 1, 1892—April 15, 1948) was the first president of the independent Republic of the Philippines. ...

Fifth Republic Biography Image:Mjcuenco. ... Ferdinand Edralín Marcos (September 11, 1917 – September 28, 1989) was the tenth president of the Philippines, serving from 1965 to 1986. ... Arturo M. Tolentino Arturo M. Tolentino (September 19, 1910 – August 2, 2004) was a prominent political figure in the Philippines. ...

Jovito R. Salonga also known as Ka Jovy Born poor in a remote barrio in Pasig City on June 22, 1920. ... The Liberal Party is a liberal party in the Philippines, founded in 1945 by a breakaway from the Nacionalista Party. ... The Laban ñg Demokratikong Pilipino (Struggle for Democratic Filipinos) is a political party in the Philippines. ... Edgardo Angara (born September 24, 1934) is a politician in the Philippines. ... The Laban ñg Demokratikong Pilipino (Struggle for Democratic Filipinos) is a political party in the Philippines. ... The Laban ñg Demokratikong Pilipino (Struggle for Democratic Filipinos) is a political party in the Philippines. ... The Nationalist Peoples Coalition is a political party in the Philippines. ... The Laban ñg Demokratikong Pilipino (Struggle for Democratic Filipinos) is a political party in the Philippines. ... Marcelo Briones Fernan (October 24, 1927–July 11, 1999) was a Filipino lawyer and political figure. ... The Laban ñg Demokratikong Pilipino (Struggle for Democratic Filipinos) is a political party in the Philippines. ... Blas F. Ople (February 3, 1927 – December 14, 2003) was a Filipino political figure. ... Partido ng Masang Pilipino (Party of the Filipino Masses) was the political party of former Philippine President Joseph Estrada merged with other political parties to create Laban ng Makabayang Masang Pilipino or LAMMP (Struggle of the Patriotic Filipino Masses) in the 1998 Presidential Elections. ... Franklin Drilon Franklin M. Drilon is the current Senate President and third highest ranking official of the Philippines. ... The Liberal Party is a liberal party in the Philippines, founded in 1945 by a breakaway from the Nacionalista Party. ... Media:Example. ... The Partido Demokratikong Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (Philippines Democratic Party-National Struggle) is a political party in the Philippines. ... Franklin Drilon Franklin M. Drilon is the current Senate President and third highest ranking official of the Philippines. ... The Liberal Party is a liberal party in the Philippines, founded in 1945 by a breakaway from the Nacionalista Party. ...

Famous Senators

Gloria Macaraeg Macapagal-Arroyo (born April 5, 1947) is the 14th and current president of the Philippines. ... Benigno Ninoy Simeon Aquino Jr. ... María Corazón Sumulong Cojuangco Aquino (born January 25, 1933), widely known as Cory Aquino, was President of the Philippines from 1986 to 1992. ... José Marcelo Ejército a. ... Raul Manglapus (1918-1999) - Co-founder of the reformist Progressive Party of the Philippines. ... Ferdinand Edralín Marcos (September 11, 1917 – September 28, 1989) was the tenth president of the Philippines, serving from 1965 to 1986. ... Blas F. Ople (February 3, 1927 – December 14, 2003) was a Filipino political figure. ... For other meanings of the ILO abbreviation, see ILO (disambiguation). ... Media:Example. ... Jovito R. Salonga also known as Ka Jovy Born poor in a remote barrio in Pasig, Rizal on June 22, 1920. ... Arturo M. Tolentino Arturo M. Tolentino (September 19, 1910 – August 2, 2004) was a prominent political figure in the Philippines. ... Claro M. Recto (February 8, 1890 October 2, 1960), was a politician in the Philippines. ... Miriam Defensor-Santiago Dr. Miriam Defensor Santiago (born June 15, 1945) is a politician and senator of the Philippines. ...

Latest election

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Summary of the 10 May 2004 Senate of the Philippines election results
Rank Candidate Party Votes
1. Manuel Roxas III K-4 - Liberal Party 19,372,888
2. Ramon Revilla, Jr. K-4 - Lakas CMD 15,801,531
3. Aquilino Pimentel, Jr. KNP / PDP-Laban 13,519,998
4. Maria Ana Consuelo Madrigal KNP 13,253,692
5. Richard Gordon K-4 - Lakas CMD 12,707,151
6. Pilar Juliana Cayetano K-4 - Lakas CMD 12,542,054
7. Miriam Defensor-Santiago K-4 - PRP 12,187,401
8. Alfredo Lim KNP 11,286,428
9. Juan Ponce Enrile KNP 11,191,162
10. Jinggoy Estrada KNP - PMP 11,094,120
11. Manuel Lapid K-4 - Lakas CMD 10,970,941
12. Rodolfo Biazon K-4 - Liberal Party 10,635,270
13. Robert Barbers K-4 - Lakas 10,624,585
14. Ernesto Maceda KNP 9,944,328
15. John Henry Osmeña K-4 - Independent 9,914,179
Source: Philippine Commission on Elections

Media:Example. ... Miriam Defensor-Santiago Dr. Miriam Defensor Santiago (born June 15, 1945) is a politician and senator of the Philippines. ... Alfredo Lim (born December 21, 1929) is a senator of the Philippines. ... Juan Ponce Enrile is the architect of martial law in the philippines ... Jose Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada (born February 17, 1963) is a senator in the Philippines. ... Robert Barbers Robert Z. Barbers (born January 19, 1944, died December 25, 2005) was a politician, former police officer and Secretary of Interior, Local Government and Senator of the Philippines. ...

Important Senate bills and decisions

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. ...

External links

  • Official Website of the Philippine Senate
  • Official Philippine Government Portal


Senators of the 13th Philippine Congress

Angara | Arroyo | Biazon | Cayetano | Drilon | L. Estrada | J. Estrada | Enrile | Flavier | Gordon | Lacson | Lapid
Lim | Madrigal | Magsaysay | Osmeña | Pangilinan | Pimentel | Recto | Revilla | Roxas | Santiago | Villar Edgardo Angara (born September 24, 1934) is a politician in the Philippines. ... Franklin Drilon Franklin M. Drilon is the current Senate President and third highest ranking official of the Philippines. ... Jose Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada (born February 17, 1963) is a senator in the Philippines. ... Juan Ponce Enrile is the architect of martial law in the philippines ... Richard Dick Juico Gordon (born August 5, 1945) is a Filipino 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. ... Alfredo Lim (born December 21, 1929) is a senator of the Philippines. ... Ramon Magsaysay Jr. ... Sergio Osmeña III Sergio R. Osmeña III also known as Serge Osmeña, is a Senator of the Republic of the Philippines. ... Media:Example. ... Manuel Mar Araneta Roxas (born May 13, 1957) is a senator of the Philippines. ... Miriam Defensor-Santiago Dr. Miriam Defensor Santiago (born June 15, 1945) is a politician and senator of the Philippines. ...


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