Candidates in the 2016 Philippine Senate election

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These are the people who, at one time or another, had been considered, announced, declined or withdrew his or her candidacy in the Philippine Senate election, 2016.

Qualified candidates[edit]

These are the commission's approved candidates as of January 21, 2016:[1]

# Nominee Coalition Party Previous political title Gender
1 Shariff Albani Independent Male
2 Aldin Ali PMM Male
3 Rafael Alunan Independent Secretary of the Interior and Local Government Male
4 Ina Ambolodto Koalisyon ng Daang Matuwid Liberal Maguindanao acting governor Female
5 Godofredo Arquiza Independent Senior Citizens party-list representative Male
6 Levito Baligod Independent Male
7 Greco Belgica Independent Manila councilor Male
8 Walden Bello Independent Akbayan party-list representative Male
9 Sandra Cam PMP Female
10 Melchor Chavez PMM Male
11 Neri Colmenares Partido Galing at Puso Makabayan Bayan Muna party-list representative Male
12 Leila de Lima Koalisyon ng Daang Matuwid Liberal Secretary of Justice Female
13 Isko Moreno Domagoso Partido Galing at Puso PMP Manila vice mayor Male
14 Ray Dorona Independent Male
15 Franklin Drilon Koalisyon ng Daang Matuwid Liberal Senate president Male
16 Lorenzo Gadon KBL Male
17 Win Gatchalian Partido Galing at Puso NPC Representative from Valenzuela Male
18 Richard J. Gordon Partido Galing at Puso Independent Former Senator/Phil. Red Cross Director Male
19 TG Guingona Koalisyon ng Daang Matuwid Liberal Senator Male
20 Risa Hontiveros Koalisyon ng Daang Matuwid Akbayan Akbayan party-list representative Female
21 Eid Kabalu Independent Spokesperson, Moro Islamic Liberation Front Male
22 Lorna Kapunan Partido Galing at Puso Aksyon Female
23 Jacel Kiram UNA Sultanate of Sulu princess and daughter of Sultan Jamalul Kiram III Female
24 Alma Moreno Lacsamana UNA Parañaque councilor Female
25 Panfilo Lacson Koalisyon ng Daang Matuwid Independent Senator and Philippine National Police (PNP) chief superintendent Male
26 Rey Langit UNA Male
27 Mark Lapid Koalisyon ng Daang Matuwid Aksyon Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA) chief-operating-officer and Pampanga governor Male
28 Dante Liban Independent Representative from Quezon City Male
29 Romeo Maganto Lakas PNP chief superintendent Male
30 Edu Manzano Partido Galing at Puso Independent Makati vice mayor and Optical Media Board chairperson Male
31 Allan Montano UNA Male
32 Ramon Montaño Independent Philippine Army general Male
33 Getulio Napeñas UNA PNP Special Action Force chief Male
34 Susan Ople Partido Galing at Puso Nacionalista Undersecretary of Labor and Employment Female
35 Sergio Osmeña III Independent Senator Male
36 Manny Pacquiao UNA Representative from Sarangani Male
37 Cresente Paez Koalisyon ng Daang Matuwid Independent Coop-NATCCO party-list representative Male
38 Samuel Pagdilao Partido Galing at Puso Independent ACT-CIS party-list representative Male
39 Jovito Palparan Independent Bantay party-list representative and Philippine Army general Male
40 Francis Pangilinan Koalisyon ng Daang Matuwid Liberal Senator Male
41 Jericho Petilla Koalisyon ng Daang Matuwid Liberal Secretary of Energy and Leyte governor Male
42 Ralph Recto Koalisyon ng Daang Matuwid Liberal Senator Male
43 Martin Romualdez Lakas Representative from Leyte Male
44 Roman Romulo Partido Galing at Puso Independent Representative from Pasig Male
45 Dionisio Santiago Independent Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) director general Male
46 Tito Sotto Partido Galing at Puso NPC Senator Male
47 Francis Tolentino Independent Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) chairman Male
48 Diosdado Valeroso Independent PNP chief superintendent Male
49 Joel Villanueva Koalisyon ng Daang Matuwid Liberal Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) director general and Citizens' Battle Against Corruption (CIBAC) party-list representative Male
50 Juan Miguel Zubiri Partido Galing at Puso Independent Senator and representative from Bukidnon Male

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of National and Local Candidates for Verification". COMELEC. 21 January 2016. Retrieved 20 January 2016.