Republic of the Philippines

Senators

The Senate and the House of Representatives shall each have an Electoral Tribunal which shall be the sole judge of all contests relating to the election, returns, and qualifications of their respective Members. Each Electoral Tribunal shall be composed of nine Members, three of whom shall be Justices of the Supreme Court to be designated by the Chief Justice, and the remaining six shall be Members of the Senate or the House of Representatives, as the case may be, who shall be chosen on the basis of proportional representation from the political parties and the parties or organizations registered under the party-list system represented therein. The senior Justice in the Electoral Tribunal shall be its Chairman. – Section 17, Article VI, 1987 Constitution

Hon. Senator Joel Villanueva

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Lumaki siya sa lalawigan ng Bocaue, Bulacan noong August 2, 1975. Pangalawa siya sa apat na magkakapatid, at anak ng pastor na si Eddie Villanueva at [...]

Hon. Senator Cynthia Aguilar Villar

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Cynthia Aguilar Villar earned her degree in Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of the Philippines, which recognized he [...]

Hon. Senator Grace L. Poe

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Senator Grace Poe is the daughter of National Artist Fernando Poe Jr. and veteran actress Susan Roces. She finished high school at Assumption-Makati, [...]

Hon. Senator Maria Lourdes “Nancy” Sombillo Binay

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MARIA LOURDES “NANCY” SOMBILLO BINAY is the eldest daughter of Vice President Jejomar C. Binay and former Makati City Mayor Dr. Elenita S. Binay. [...]

Hon. Senator Richard “Dick” Gordon

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Richard “Dick” Gordon has been committed to serving the public his whole adult life. His journey began with his election as the youngest delegate [...]

Hon. Senator Franklin M. Drilon

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Public servant and lawmaker Franklin M. Drilon has been serving Filipinos and the country since 1986. Upon the opening of the 16th Congress, Drilon wa [...]

Hon. Senator Antonio “Sonny” F. Trillanes IV

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Antonio Fuentes Trillanes IV, or Sonny to his relatives and friends, was born and raised in Caloocan City. He traces his roots to Ligao, Albay in Bico [...]

Hon. Senator Juan Edgardo “Sonny” Angara

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Sonny was born on July 15, 1972, the second child of Senator Edgardo J. Angara and Gloria Manalang Angara. He finished his elementary and high school [...]

Hon. Senator Pia S. Cayetano

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Senator Pia S. Cayetano stands tall as a champion of women’s rights and staunch advocate of health. The youngest woman elected in the history of the [...]

Hon. Senator Gregorio B. Honasan, II

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President Fidel V. Ramos, who was elected in 1992, granted amnesty to Honasan. Honasan utilized his rebel infamy to enter politics in 1995, becoming t [...]

Hon. Senator Paolo Benigno “Bam” Aguirre Aquino IV

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Senator Bam Aquino, a former youth leader and world-renowned social entrepreneur, is the youngest senator of the 16th Congress of the Republic of the [...]

Hon. Senator Francis N. Pangilinan

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Senator Francis ‘Kiko’ N. Pangilinan proved his mettle by championing the cause of the judiciary. He belongs to a breed of new legislators [...]

Hon. Senator Manuel M. Lapid

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The six years of his first term as a senator were marked with achievements which left the cynics perplexed and his critics baffled, but nevertheless p [...]

Hon. Senator Loren B. Legarda

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Loren Legarda, as a public servant and journalist, has for the last 30 years, devoted her work to ensure that the future generations of Filipinos will [...]

Hon. Senator Manny B. Villar

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Villar ran for Senator in the 2001 election. Having recently resigned from Estrada’s LAMMP coalition, he ran for Senator as an independent polit [...]

Hon. Senator Victor S. Ziga

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He was elected as Senator in 1984. He filed various bills like the establishment of the National Rehabilitation Center for drug addicts. [...]

Hon. Senator Mamintal A.J. Tamano

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He was elected as Senator in 1969 but he was unable to finish his term because President Ferdinand Marcos declared martial law. [...]

Hon. Senator Juan Ponce Enrile

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In May 1987, he won a seat in the 1987 election as one of two opposition members in the country's 24-member Senate. [...]

Hon. Senator Teofisto T. Guingona

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Guingona was first elected to the Senate in 1987 under the Aquino-backed Lakas ng Bayan coalition. [...]

Hon. Senator Neptali A. Gonzales

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As a Senator of the Republic, some of the numerous laws he principally authored/sponsored include the Revised GSIS Act of 1997 and several Republic Ac [...]

Hon. Senator Jose D. Lina, Jr.

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Senator Jose 'Joey' D. Lina, Jr. was the youngest member of the Senate from 1987 to 1992. [...]

Hon. Senator Leticia R. Shahani

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She ran for the 1987 Congressional elections and won as Senator. [...]

Hon. Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago

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As senator, Miriam became an ally of President Joseph Ejercito Estrada, a former movie actor. [...]

Hon. Senator Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo

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Arroyo entered politics in the 1992 election, running for senator. [...]

Hon. Senator Freddie N. Webb

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In 1992, he was elected Senator for a six-year term. [...]

Hon. Senator Alberto G. Romulo

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Alberto Gatmaitan Rómulo (born August 7, 1933) is a politician in the Philippines. He served as Foreign Secretary before and during the beginning of [...]

Hon. Senator Blas F. Ople

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In 1992, Ople ran for the Senate under the Laban ng Demokratikong Pilipino (LDP) and won, placing No. 11 in the 24-man winning state. He served for si [...]

Hon. Senator Robert S. Jaworski, Sr.

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Jaworski ran for Senator during the 1998 national elections as an independent candidate, in which he won. Due to this, he was forced to leave the coac [...]

Hon. Senator Anna Dominique M.L. Coseteng

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In 1992, she was elected Senator of the Philippine Republic where she was Chairperson of the Committee on Women and Family Relations and the Committee [...]

Hon. Senator John Henry R. Osmeña

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Senator John Osmeña is known as the ‘Lone Ranger’ for his independent mindedness and taking fearless stance despite overwhelming odds. He [...]

Hon. Senator Raul S. Roco

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Roco was elected to the Senate in 1992 and 1995 serving until 2001, making many contributions that led many to recognize him as an “outstanding [...]

Hon. Senator Ramon B. Revilla

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In 1992, the action hero, became a senator, holding office until the end of his two terms in 2004. Despite having a number of detractors, Senator Ramo [...]

Hon. Senator Vicente C. Sotto III

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Perhaps it is only Senator Vicente C. Sotto III among the present crop of senators who can seamlessly switch from one career to another–being an [...]

Hon. Senator Luisa Ejercito Estrada

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In the 13th Congress, Senadora Loi is an active member of twelve (12) Senate committees, and of the Congressional Oversight Committee on Ecological So [...]

Hon. Senator Aquilino Q. Pimentel, Jr.

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He then was elected Senator (1987-1992), authoring the seminal Local Government Code. As Senator, he authored and sponsored several key pieces of legi [...]

Hon. Senator Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada

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In 2004, he was elected as senator. During his first term, he introduced at least 617 bills and resolutions and steered the passage of at least 16 bil [...]

Hon. Senator Rodolfo G. Biazon

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He became Senator in the Ninth Congress from 1992 up to 1995. Paul Aquino, the brother of the late Senator Ninoy Aquino was the one who convinced him [...]

Hon. Senator Ramon B. Magsaysay, Jr.

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Senator Ramon B. Magsaysay, Jr, inherited his great sense of compassion for the common tao from his revered parents, the late President Ramon del Fier [...]

Hon. Senator Juan M. Flavier

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Juan Flavier was a former Secretary of the Department of Health and is now serving as a member of the Senate of The Philippines on his 2nd term. He is [...]

Hon. Senator Francis G. Escudero

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On January 30, 2007, Escudero filed his candidacy for the Philippine Senate. He was elected to the Senate with the second highest tally of votes, slig [...]

Hon. Senator Panfilo M. Lacson

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Filipinos came to know him for his sterling and “no non-sense” leadership as Chief of the Philippine National Police. As chief policymaker [...]

Hon. Senator Benigno S. Aquino III

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The 15th President of the Republic of the Philippines, Benigno Simeon Aquino III, has come to stand for Filipinos’ reinvigorated passion to buil [...]

Hon. Senator Edgardo J. Angara

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Senator Edgardo J. Angara – an educator, lawyer, banker, farmer, patron of the arts – is the longest serving senator in the post-EDSA Sena [...]

Hon. Senator Ramon Revilla, Jr.

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In 2010, the re-electionist senator became the candidate who gathered the most number of votes in Philippine electoral history. With 19,513,521 votes [...]

Hon. Senator Joseph E. Estrada

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Former Senator and President Estrada was born on April 19, 1937 in Tondo, Manila to Emilio Ejercito and Maria Marcelo. He studied at the Ateneo de Man [...]