Koalisyon ng Daang Matuwid
The Koalisyon ng Daang Matuwid (Lit.: Coalition of the Right Path) was the umbrella of the administration-backed presidential and senatorial line-up for the 2016 Philippine Senate election. It is composed mostly of supporters of Mar Roxas, who announced his presidential bid after the endorsement of Philippine President Benigno Aquino III during the event at the Club Filipino on July 31, 2015. It is the remnant of Team PNoy which was formed by the Liberal Party along with Akbayan Citizens Action Party, Laban ng Demokratikong Pilipino, the Nacionalista Party, the Nationalist People's Coalition and the National Unity Party as its coalition members.
Their defeat in the presidential elections rendered the alliance nonexistent as they became the opposition bloc in the Senate, while most of the Liberal Party members in the House of Representatives joined the government-backed Coalition for Change. It was succeeded by Otso Diretso for the 2019 Philippine Senate election with 8 candidates announced by December 2018.
Few days after his final SONA, Pres. Aquino will endorse Sec. Mar Roxas to be their standard bearer in 2016, after Sen. Grace Poe failed to agree to be Aquino's presidential bet in 2016, and instead she preferred to be Roxas' running mate, pitting against Jejomar Binay - Gregorio Honasan tandem.
Vice Presidential nominee
After Roxas had officially announced his candidacy on October 5, 2015, he chooses incumbent Camarines Sur 3rd District Representative Leni Robredo, widow of former DILG Secretary Jesse Robredo as his Vice Presidential candidate at the Club Filipino where she accepted.
|Candidate||Party||Last position in government||Relatives in government||Elected|
|Ina Ambolodto||DILG Assistant Secretary for Muslim Affairs and Special Concerns and former Maguindanao officer-in-charge||none|
|Leila de Lima||former Secretary of Justice (2010–2015)||none|
|Franklin Drilon||Senate President of the Philippines (2013–present, 2001–2006, 2000) Senator of the Philippines (2010–present, 1995–2007) Majority leader of the Senate of the Philippines (1998–2000) Executive Secretary (1991–1992) Secretary of Justice (1992–1995, 1990–1991) Secretary of Labor and Employment (1987–1990)||none|
|TG Guingona||former Member of the Philippine House of Representatives from Bukidnon's Second District (2004–2010)||Teofisto Guingona, Jr. (father) Ruth de Lara Guingona (mother) Teofisto Guingona, Sr. (grandfather)|
|Risa Hontiveros||board director of the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (2015), former Member of the Philippine House of Representatives from Akbayan Partylist (2004–2010)||none|
|Panfilo Lacson||former Presidential Assistant for Rehabilitation and Recovery (2013–2015) former Senator of the Philippines (2001–2013), former Director-General of the Philippine National Police (1999–2001)||none|
|Mark Lapid||chief operating officer of the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (2010–2015), former Governor of Pampanga (2004–2007)||Lito Lapid (father)|
|Cresente Paez||Coop-NATCCO Party-list Representative (2010–present, 1998–2001), Partylist Coalition Foundation Chairman||none|
|Francis Pangilinan||former Presidential Assistant for Food Security and Agricultural Modernization (2014–2015), Senator of the Philippines (2001–2013), former Councilor of Quezon City (1988–1992)||none|
|Jericho Petilla||former Secretary of the Department of Energy (2012–2015), former Governor of Leyte (2004–2012)||Leopoldo E. Petilla (father), Remedios Matin Petilla (mother), Leopoldo Dominico Petilla (brother)|
|Ralph Recto||Senator of the Philippines (2010–present, 2001–2007) former Director-General of the National Economic and Development Authority (2008–2009), former Batangas' 4th district Representative (1992–2001)||Vilma Santos (wife), Ricky Recto (brother) Rafael Recto (father), Claro M. Recto (grandfather)|
|Joel Villanueva||former Technical Education and Skills Development Authority Director General (2010–2015), former Member of the Philippine House of Representatives from CIBAC Partylist (2001–2010)||Eduardo "Jon-Jon" Villanueva (brother)|
7 out of the 12 candidates under the Koalisyon ng Daang Matuwid won a seat in the Senate.
|12||Leila de Lima||14,144,070||31.55%|
- Salaverria, Leila B.; Calleja, Niña P. (April 18, 2015). "Surprise: Roxas tells LP he will run in 2016". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 2015-04-18.
- "PNoy to endorse Mar Roxas this week, says top LP official". GMA News. July 28, 2015. Retrieved 2015-07-30.