ElectionGudie

May 13, 2019 Held

Philippines

Republic of the Philippines

Election for Kapulungan Ng Mga Kinatawan (Philippine House of Representatives)

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Note on the Results: Seat totals and votes for the 246 members elected directly in single-member constituencies will be added when available. A list of the 51 parties that won the 61 party-list seats is here.

At Stake in this Election:

  • 304 seats in the Kapulungan Ng Mga Kinatawan (House of Representatives)

Government Structure:

  • Chief of State: President Rodrigo DUTERTE
  • Head of Government: President Rodrigo DUTERTE
  • Assembly: Philippines has a bicameral Kongreso (Congress) consisting of the Senado (Senate) with 24 seats and the Kapulungan Ng Mga Kinatawan (House of Representatives), which currently has 297 seats.

Electoral System:

  • In the House of Representatives, 246 members are directly elected in single-seat constituencies by simple majority vote and 61 members representing minorities are directly elected by proportional representation vote. Members of the House of Representatives serve 3-year terms. New districts and minority groups have been identified since the last election. The most recently formed districts will not have elections in May 2019.

Main Parties in this Election:

Population and Registered Voters:        

  • Population: 108,106,310 (2019 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 61,843,750 domestic, 1,822,173 overseas

Gender Data:

  • Female Population: 64,757,286 (2019 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%) There are 79 women serving in the House of Representatives (27.34%) and 6 in the Senate (25%). 
  • Human Development Index Position: 113 (2018)
  • Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Very High (2019)

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 (est.)