May 9, 2016 Held


Republic of the Philippines

Election for Senado (Philippine Senate)


Cast Votes:44,979,151
Valid Votes:44,979,151
Invalid Votes:None


Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Liberal Party 5 None

Nationalist People's Coalition 2 None

United Nationalist Alliance (UNA)/ Nagkakaisang Alyansang Makabansa * 1 None

Akbayan Citizen's Action 1 None

Independents 3 None

More Info:

Note: When electing members of the Senate, voters are able to vote for up to 12 candidates, meaning vote totals are not reflective of the number of voters. 

Philippines: Parliamentary Election, 9 May 2016

At stake in this election:

  • 12 seats in the Senado (Senate)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Benigno AQUINO (since 30 June 2010)
  • Head of Government: President Benigno AQUINO (since 30 June 2010)
  • Assembly: Philippines has a bicameral Kongreso (Congress) consisting of the Senado (Senate) with 24 seats and the Kapulungan Ng Mga Kinatawan (House of Representatives) with 289 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • Members of the Senate are directly elected in multi-seat constituencies by majority vote. Members serve 6-year terms with one-half of the membership renewed every 3 years.

Last Election:

  • Elections for the Senate were last held on 13 May 2013. The United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) and the Nacionalista Party (NP) each won 3 seats, while the Liberal Party (LP), Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC), Struggle for Democratic Filipinos (LDP), and Philippine Democratic Party-People’s Power (PDB Laban) all won 1 seat. Additionally, 2 independents won 2 seats in the Senate.

Main parties in the election:

  • United Nationalist Alliance (UNA)/Nagkakaisang Alyansang Makabansa
    • Leader: Toby TIANGCO
    • Seats won in last election: 3 (2013)
  • Liberal Party of the Philippines (LP)/ Partido Liberal ng Pilipinas
    • Leader: Benigno AQUINO
    • Seats won in last election: 1 (2013)
  • Nacionalista Party (NP)/ Partido Nasyonalista
    • Leader: Manuel VILLAR
    • Seats won in last election: 3 (2013)
  • Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC)
    • Leader: Eduardo COJUANGCO, Jr.
    • Seats won in last election: 1 (2013)
  • Struggle of Filipino Democrats (LDP)/Laban ng Demokratikong Pilipino
    • Leader: Edgardo ANGARA
    • Seats won in last election: 1 (2013)
  • Philippine Democratic Party-People’s Power (PDB-Laban)/Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan
    • Leader: Rodrigo DUTERTE
    • Seats won in last election: 1 (2013)

Population and number of registered voters:        

·         Population: 100,998,376 (July 2015 est.)

·         Registered Voters: 52,014,648 (2013)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 50,288,699 (July 2015 est.)

·         Is Philippines a signatory to CEDAW: Yes (15 July 1980)

·         Has Philippines ratified CEDAW: Yes (5 August 1981)

·         Gender Quota: No

·         Female candidates in this election: Yes

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 85 (27.16%)[1]

·         Human Development Index Position: 115 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Medium (2014)

Disability Data:

·         Is Philippines a signatory to CRPD: Yes (25 September 2007)

·         Has Philippines ratified CRPD: Yes (15 April 2008)

·         Population with a disability: 15,149,756



[1] There are 79 women serving in the House of Representatives (27.34%) and 6 in the Senate (25%).