The Philippine Senate is composed of 24 senators elected nationally by the people for a term of six years. Elections are held every three years where half of the senators (12 seats) are elected. After another three years, the other 12 seats are elected. This is to provide continuity in the Philippine Senate by preventing vacancy in all the seats and ensure that at least half of the senators are experienced. The 1987 Philippine Constitution allows a senator only two consecutive terms, after which, he or she can no longer run for re-election.
The latest senatorial election was held last May 2013. The next senatorial election will be held in May 2016 simultaneous with the next presidential election.
List of Candidates for the 2013 Senatorial Elections.
Below are the current Senators of the Philippines.
The following senators are elected on May 2010 and will serve until June 30, 2016.
Sen. Pilar Juliana S. Cayetano
Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago
Sen. Franklin M. Drilon (Senate President)
Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile (Minority Floor Leader)
Sen. Jinggoy E. Estrada
Sen. Teofisto Guingona III
Sen. Manuel M. Lapid
Sen. Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr.
Sen. Sergio R. Osmena III
Sen. Ralph G. Recto (President Pro-Tempore)
Sen. Ramon B. Revilla Jr.
Sen. Vicente C. Sotto III
The following senators are elected on May 2013 and will serve until June 30, 2019.
Sen. Juan Edgardo M. Angara
Sen. Paolo Benigno Aquino IV
Sen. Maria Lourdes Nancy S. Binay
Sen. Allan Peter S. Cayetano (Majority Floor Leader)
Sen. Joseph Victor G. Ejercito
Sen. Francis G. Escudero
Sen. Gregorio B. Honasan II
Sen. Loren B. Legarda
Sen. Aquilino Pimentel III
Sen. Grace L. Poe
Sen. Antonio F. Trillanes IV
Sen. Cynthia A. Villar