List of senators elected in the 2016 Philippine Senate election

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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[edit]

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[edit]

  • 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.

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