List of senators elected in the 2016 Philippine Senate election
The 2016 Senate election in the Philippines occurred on May 9, 2016 to elect one-half of the Senate. The senators elected in 2016, together with those elected in 2013, comprise the Senate's delegation in the 17th Congress.
The proclamation of all the 12 senators was done ten days after Election Day, on May 19. three incumbents that ran successfully defended their seats, while four former and five new senators were elected.
Manner of election
Senators are elected on a nationwide, at-large basis via plurality-at-large voting system. A voter has twelve votes: the voter can vote for up to twelve candidates. Votes are tallied nationwide and the twelve candidates with the highest number of votes are elected to the Senate. The Commission on Elections administers elections for the Senate, with the Senate Electoral Tribunal deciding election disputes after a Senator has taken office.
Senators elected in 2016
- Key: Boldface: incumbent, italicized: neophyte senator
|Place||Senator||Party||Voted at*||Date proclaimed||Religion||Prior congressional and elective executive positions||Born|
|1st||Franklin Drilon||Liberal||Iloilo City||May 19, 2016||Roman Catholicism||Senator (1995–2007, 2010–2016; Senate President, 2000, 2001–2006, 2013–2016)||1945|
|2nd||Joel Villanueva||Liberal||Bocaue, Bulacan||May 19, 2016||Evangelical Christianity||Member of the House of Representatives from Citizens' Battle Against Corruption Party-list (2002–2010)||1975|
|3rd||Tito Sotto||NPC||Quezon City||May 19, 2016||Roman Catholicism||Senator (1992–2004, 2010–2016), Vice Mayor of Quezon City (1988–1992)||1948|
|4th||Panfilo Lacson||Independent||Imus City, Cavite||May 19, 2016||Roman Catholicism||Senator (2001–2013)||1948|
|5th||Richard J. Gordon||Independent||Olongapo City||May 19, 2016||Roman Catholicism||Senator (2004–2010), Mayor of Olongapo (1980–1986, 1988–1993)||1945|
|6th||Juan Miguel Zubiri||Independent||Malaybalay City, Bukidnon||May 19, 2016||Roman Catholicism||Senator (2007–2011), Member of the House of Representatives from Bukidnon's 3rd district (1998–2007)||1968|
|7th||Manny Pacquiao||UNA||Kiamba, Sarangani||May 19, 2016||Evangelical Christianity||Member of the House of Representatives from Sarangani's lone district (2010–2016)||1978|
|8th||Francis Pangilinan||Liberal||Quezon City||May 19, 2016||Evangelical Christianity||Senator (2001–2013)||1963|
|9th||Risa Hontiveros||Akbayan||Manila||May 19, 2016||Roman Catholicism||Member of the House of Representatives from Akbayan Party-list (1995–2007)||1966|
|10th||Win Gatchalian||NPC||Valenzuela City||May 19, 2016||Evangelical Christianity||Member of the House of Representatives from Valenzuela's 1st district (2001–2004, 2013–2016), Mayor of Valenzuela (2004–2013)||1974|
|11th||Ralph Recto||Liberal||Lipa City, Batangas||May 19, 2016||Roman Catholicism||Senator (2001–2007, 2010–2016), Member of the House of Representatives from Batangas 4th district (1992–2001)||1964|
|12th||Leila de Lima||Liberal||Iriga City, Camarines Sur||May 19, 2016||Roman Catholicism||none||1959|
*Senators are elected on a nationwide, at-large basis.