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 2007. The next senatorial election will be held in May 2010 simultaneous with the presidential election.
List of Candidates for the 2007 Senatorial Elections.
Below are the current Senators of the Philippines.
The following senators are elected on May 2004 and will serve until June 30, 2010.
Sen. Rodolfo G. Biazon
Sen. Pilar Juliana S. Cayetano
Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago
Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile (Senate President)
Sen. Jinggoy E. Estrada (President Pro-Tempore)
Sen. Richard J. Gordon
Sen. Manuel M. Lapid
Sen. Alfredo S. Lim
Sen. Jamby A.S. Madrigal
Sen. Aquilino Q. Pimentel Jr. (Minority Floor Leader)
Sen. Ramon B. Revilla Jr.
Sen. Manuel A. Roxas II
The following senators are elected on May 2007 and will serve until June 30, 2013.
Sen. Edgardo J. Angara
Sen. Benigno Simeon C. Aquino III
Sen. Joker P. Arroyo
Sen. Allan Peter S. Cayetano
Sen. Francis Joseph G. Escudero
Sen. Gregorio B. Honasan
Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson
Sen. Loren B. Legarda
Sen. Francis N. Pangilinan
Sen. Antonio F. Trillanes IV
Sen. Manuel B. Villar Jr.
Sen. Juan Miguel F. Zubiri (Majority Floor Leader)