Philippine Senate election, 2010
|Philippine Senate election, 2010|
|12 (of the 24) seats to the Senate of the Philippines|
|May 10, 2010|
|Leader||Juan Ponce Enrile||Franklin Drilon||Alan Peter Cayetano|
|Leader's seat||Senator||Senator (running)||Senator|
|Last election||No nominees||2 seats, 10.7%||2 seats, 10.1%|
|Seats before||2 seats||4 seats||3 seats|
|Leader||Juan Miguel Zubiri||Loren Legarda||Ferdinand Marcos, Jr.|
|Leader's seat||Senator||Senator||Running for Senator|
|Last election||2 seats, 22.3%||2 seats, 18.1%||0 seats, 0.9%|
|Seats before||4 seats||1 seat||No seats|
Election to the Senate of the Philippines will be held on Monday, May 10, 2010. This is to elect 12 of the 24 seats in the Senate but instead the 12 will still be seated indefinitely. For the May elections, twenty-four are for six-year terms, beginning June 30, 2010. The 2010 presidential election, elections to the House of Representatives as well as local elections will occur on the same date. The Philippines uses plurality-at-large voting for seats in the Senate.
The Senate currently consists of the following: four members respectively from Lakas-Kampi-CMD and the Liberal Party, three members from the Nacionalista Party, two members from the Pwersa ng Masang Pilipino (PMP) and one member respectively from the Bagumbayan-Volunteers for a New Philippines (Bagumbayan-VNP), Laban ng Demokratikong Pilipino (LDP), Nationalist People's Coalition (NPC), People's Reform Party (PRP) and the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) and the United Opposition (UNO), as well as four independents.
Retiring and term-limited incumbents
At this point in time, three Senators are voluntarily retiring from the Senate at the end of their current term. As well two Senators are term-limited by the Constitution of the Philippines after serving two consecutive terms.
Liberal Party incumbents
- Rodolfo Biazon: Term-limited in 2010, to run for Muntinlupa City's legislative district.
- Mar Roxas: To run for Vice-President.
Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan incumbent
- Aquilino Pimentel, Jr.: Term-limited in 2010
On December 15, 2009, the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) released the approved list of candidates for the 2010 Senator elections. On January 14, 2010, the COMELEC approved four more candidates for the Senate, therefore totalling the number of candidates to 62.
|Bangon Pilipinas Party||6||0||0||0|
|Grand Alliance for Progress||1||0||0||0|
|Kilusang Bagong Lipunan (KBL)||5||0||0||0|
|Nationalist People's Coalition (NPC)||2||0||1||1|
|Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-LABAN)||2||1||0||1|
|People's Reform Party (PRP)||1||1||0||1|
|Probinsya Muna Development Initiative (PROMDI)||1||0||0||0|
|Pwersa ng Masang Pilipino (PMP)||5||2||0||2|
|Bagumbayan-Volunteers for a New Philippines (Bagumbayan-VNP)||0||0.0%||0||1||0||0||0.0%||−1||1||0|
|Laban ng Demokratikong Pilipino (LDP)||0||0.0%||0||0||1||0||0.0%||0||1||1|
- ↑ Salaverria, Leila (2009-04-25). "Party formed to push for Gordon candidacy". Philippine Daily Inquirer. http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/breakingnews/nation/view/20090425-201428/Party-formed-to-push-for-Gordon-candidacy. Retrieved 2009-08-31.
- ↑ "Roxas is Vice-Presidential Frontrunner in Philippines". Angus Reid. 2009-11-19. http://www.angus-reid.com/polls/view/34510/roxas_is_vice_presidential_frontrunner_in_philippines. Retrieved 2009-11-20.
- ↑ "Jamby running for president in 2010". ABS-CBN News.com. http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/nation/07/31/09/jamby-running-president-2010.
- ↑ http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/nation/12/15/09/comelec-approves-16-presidential-vp-bets
- ↑ http://www.gmanews.tv/story/181534/perlas-danny-lim-make-it-to-official-list-of-candidates-in-may-polls
- Official website of the Commission on Elections
- Adam Carr's Election Archive
- Election Files
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