THE PHILIPPINE SENATE
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 2016. The next senatorial election will be held in May 2019.
List of Candidates for the 2016 Senatorial Elections.
THE CURRENT PHILIPPINE SENATORS
OF THE 17TH CONGRESS (2016 - 2019)
Below are the current Senators of the Philippines.
The following senators are elected on May 2013 and will serve until June 30, 2019.
Sen. Juan Edgardo "Sonny" M. Angara
Sen. Paolo Benigno "Bam" A. Aquino IV
Sen. Maria Lourdes Nancy S. Binay
Sen. Allan Peter S. Cayetano
Sen. Joseph Victor "JV" G. Ejercito
Sen. Francis "Chiz" G. Escudero
Sen. Gregorio "Gringo" B. Honasan II
Sen. Loren B. Legarda
Sen. Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel III
Sen. Grace L. Poe
Sen. Antonio "Sonny" F. Trillanes IV
Sen. Cynthia A. Villar
The following senators are elected on May 2016 and will serve until June 30, 2022.
Sen. Leila M. de Lima
Sen. Franklin "Frank" M. Drilon
Sen. Sherwin "Win" T. Gatchalian
Sen. Richard "Dick" J. Gordon
Sen. Ana Theresia "Risa" N. Hontiveros
Sen. Panfilo "Ping" M. Lacson
Sen. Emmanuel "Manny" D. Pacquiao
Sen. Francis Pancratius "Kiko" N. Pangilinan
Sen. Ralph G. Recto
Sen. Vicente "Tito" C. Sotto III
Sen. Emmanuel Joel Villanueva
Sen. Juan Miguel "Migz" F. Zubiri