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 2010. The next senatorial election will be held in May 2013.
List of Candidates for the 2010 Senatorial Elections.
Below are the current Senators of the Philippines.
The following senators are elected on May 2007 and will serve until June 30, 2013.
Sen. Edgardo J. Angara
Sen. Joker P. Arroyo
Sen. Allan Peter S. Cayetano (Minority Floor Leader)
Sen. Francis Joseph G. Escudero
Sen. Gregorio B. Honasan II
Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson
Sen. Loren B. Legarda
Sen. Francis N. Pangilinan
Sen. Aquilino Pimentel III
Sen. Antonio F. Trillanes IV
Sen. Manuel B. Villar Jr.
Sen. Juan Miguel F. Zubiri
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
Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile (Senate President)
Sen. Jinggoy E. Estrada (President Pro-Tempore)
Sen. Teofisto Guingona III
Sen. Manuel M. Lapid
Sen. Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr.
Sen. Sergio R. Osmena III
Sen. Ralph G. Recto
Sen. Ramon B. Revilla Jr.
Sen. Vicente C. Sotto III (Majority Floor Leader)