10th Congress of the Philippines

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10th Congress of the Philippines
1995 – 1998
President Fidel Ramos
Vice President Joseph Estrada
Senate
Senate President Edgardo Angara (1995)
Neptali Gonzales (1995-1996)
Ernesto Maceda (1996-1998)
Neptali Gonzales (1998)
Senate President pro tempore Leticia Ramos-Shahani (1995-1996)
Neptali Gonzales (1996; 1998)
Blas Ople (1998)
Majority leader Alberto Romulo (1995-1996)
Francisco Tatad (1996-1998)
Franklin Drilon (1998)
Minority leader Edgardo Angara (1995-1996)
Neptali Gonzales (1996-1998)
Ernesto Maceda (1998)
House of Representatives
House Speaker Jose C. de Venecia, Jr.
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The Tenth Congress of the Philippines (Filipino: Ikasampung Kongreso ng Pilipinas) was the national Lower House of the legislature of the Republic of the Philippines, composed of the Senate of the Philippines and House of Representatives of the Philippines. The convening of the 12th Congress follows the 1995 elections, which replaced half of the Senate membership, and the entire membership of the House of Representatives.

Sessions[edit]

    • First Special Session: June 26 – July 7, 1995
  • First Regular Session: July 24, 1995 – June 7, 1996
    • Second Special Session: May 13 – June 21, 1996
    • Third Special Session: August 12 – August 30, 1996
    • First Joint Session: April 1, June 3, 1996
  • Second Regular Session: July 29, 1996 – June 13, 1997
    • Fourth Special Session: January 6 – January 31, 1997
    • Fifth Special Session: February 3 – February 28, 1997
    • Second Joint Session: January 27, February 10, February 24, March 3, March 10 – March 17, 1997
  • Third Regular Session: July 28, 1997 – June 5, 1998
    • Third Joint Session: February 16 – March 6, 1998
    • Sixth Special Session: March 16 – March 20, 1998
    • Seventh Special Session: April 6 – April 10, 1998
    • Eighth Special Session: April 12 – May 1, 1998

Legislation[edit]

Laws passed by the 10th Congress:

Intellectual Property Code of the Philippines (took effect on January 1, 1998).

Leadership[edit]

Senate[edit]

  • President of the Senate
Edgardo Angara (LDP) (1995)
Neptali Gonzales (LDP) (1995-1996)
Ernesto Maceda (NPC) (1996-1998)
Neptali Gonzales (LDP) (1998)
  • Senate President Pro-Tempore
Leticia Ramos-Shahani (Lakas-NUCD) (1995-1996)
Neptali Gonzales (LDP) (1995-1996,1998)
Blas Ople (LDP) (1996-1998)
  • Majority Floor Leader
Alberto Romulo (LDP) (1995-1996)
Francisco Tatad (LDP) (1996-1998)
Franklin Drilon (Lakas-NUCD) (1998)
  • Minority Floor Leader
Edgardo Angara (1995-1996)
Neptali Gonzales (1996-1998)
Ernesto Maceda (1998)

House of Representatives[edit]

  • Speaker of the House of Representatives
Jose C. de Venecia, Jr. (Lakas-NUCD, 4th District Pangasinan)
  • Deputy Speakers
Senior Deputy Speaker
Raul A. Daza (Liberal, 1st District Northern Samar)
  • Majority Floor Leader
  • Minority Floor Leader

Members[edit]

Composition[edit]

Final Senate composition.
Final House of Representatives composition.
Party Senate House of
Representatives
Government coalition 0 9
KBL 0 1
LDP 14 17
Lakas 5 100
Lakas-Laban NA 25
Liberal 0 5
Nacionalista 0 1
NPC 2 22
Opposition coalition 0 1
PMP 0 1
Independent 2 7
Sectoral representatives NA 3
Others 0 14
Total 24 206

Senate[edit]

Senator Party Term Term Start Term End
  Heherson I. Alvarez
LDP
2
1992
1998
  Edgardo J. Angara
LDP
2
1992
1998
  Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
LDP
2
1995
2001
  Anna Dominique M.L. Coseteng
NPC
2
1995
2001
  Franklin M. Drilon
Lakas-NUCD
1
1995
2001
  Juan Ponce Enrile
independent
1
1995
2001
  Marcelo B. Fernan
LDP
1
1995
2001
  Juan M. Flavier
Lakas-NUCD
1
1995
1998
  Neptali A. Gonzales
LDP
2
1992
1998
  Ernesto F. Herrera
LDP
2
1992
1998
  Gregorio B. Honasan II
RAM/independent
1
1995
2001
  Ernesto M. Maceda
NPC
2
1992
1998
  Ramon B. Magsaysay, Jr.
Lakas-NUCD
1
1995
2001
  Orlando S. Mercado
LDP
2
1992
1998
  Blas F. Ople
LDP
1
1992
1998
  Sergio R. Osmeña III
Lakas-NUCD
1
1995
2001
  Ramon B. Revilla
LDP
1
1992
1998
  Raul S. Roco
LDP
2
1995
2001
  Alberto G. Romulo
LDP
2
1992
1998
  Miriam Defensor Santiago
PRP
1
1995
2001
  Leticia Ramos-Shahani
Lakas-NUCD
2
1992
1998
  Vicente C. Sotto III
LDP
1
1992
1998
  Francisco S. Tatad
LDP
2
1995
2001
  Freddie N. Webb
LDP
1
1992
1998

House of Representatives[edit]

District Representatives
Province/City District Representative Party Term
Abra
Lone
Jeremias Z. Zapata
Lakas-NUCD
2
Agusan del Norte
1st
Charito B. Plaza
Liberal
3
2nd
Eduardo L. Rama, Sr.
LDP
1
Agusan del Sur
Lone
Ceferino S. Paredes, Jr.
NPC
2
Aklan
Lone
Allen S. Quimpo
Lakas-NUCD
2
Albay
1st
Edcel C. Lagman
LDP
3
2nd
Carlos R. Imperial
NPC
2
3rd
Romeo R. Salalima
Lakas-NUCD
1
Antique
Lone
Exequiel B. Javier
Lakas-NUCD
3
Aurora
Lone
Bellaflor Angara-Castillo
LDP
1
Bacolod City
Lone
Romeo G. Guanzon
Lakas-NUCD
3
Baguio City
Lone
Bernardo M. Vergara
Lakas-NUCD
1
Basilan
Lone
Candu I. Muarip
LDP
1
Bataan
1st
Felicito C. Payumo
Liberal
3
2nd
Enrique T. Garcia, Jr.
LDP
1
Batanes
Lone
Florencio B. Abad
Liberal
1
Batangas
1st
Eduardo R. Ermita
Lakas-NUCD
2
2nd
Hernando B. Perez
Lakas-NUCD
3
3rd
Milagros Laurel-Trinidad
Lakas-NUCD
3
4th
Ralph G. Recto
LDP
2
Benguet
Lone
Ronald M. Cosalan
Lakas-NUCD
1
Biliran
Lone
Gerardo S. Espina
NPC/Bando Espina
1
Bohol
1st
Venice Borja-Agana
Lakas-NUCD
3
2nd
Erico B. Aumentado
Lakas-NUCD
2
3rd
Isidro C. Zarraga
Lakas-NUCD
3
Bukidnon
1st
Socorro O. Acosta
Liberal
3
2nd
Reginaldo N. Tilanduca
NPC
2
3rd
Jose Ma. R. Zubiri, Jr.
NPC
3
Bulacan
1st
Teodulo C. Natividad
LDP
2
2nd
Pedro M. Pancho
Lakas-NUCD
2
3rd
Ricardo C. Silverio
Lakas-NUCD
2
4th
Angelito M. Sarmiento
Lakas-NUCD
2
Cagayan
1st
Patricio T. Antonio
Lakas-NUCD
1
2nd
Edgar R. Lara
NPC
2
3rd
Manuel N. Mamba
Lakas-NUCD
1
Cagayan de Oro City
Lone
Erasmo B. Damasing
Lakas-NUCD
2
Caloocan City
1st
Roberto S. Guanzon
Lakas-NUCD
1
2nd
Luis A. Asistio
NPC
2
Camarines Norte
Lone
Emmanuel B. Pimentel
LDP
2
Camarines Sur
1st
Rolando R. Andaya
Lakas-NUCD
3
2nd
Leopoldo E. San Buenaventura
PRP
1
3rd
Arnulfo P. Fuentebella
NPC
2
4th
Ciriaco R. Alfelor
Lakas-NUCD
3
Camiguin
Lone
Pedro P. Romualdo
Lakas-NUCD
3
Capiz
1st
Manuel A. Roxas II
Liberal
2
2nd
Vicente J. Andaya, Jr.
Lakas-NUCD
2
Catanduanes
Lone
Leandro B. Verceles, Jr.
NPC
2
Cavite
1st
Plaridel M. Abaya
NPC
1
2nd
Renato P. Dragon
LDP/Magdalo
3
3rd
Telesforo A. Unas
LDP
2
Cebu
1st
Eduardo R. Gullas
LDP
2
2nd
Crisologo A. Abines
NPC
3
3rd
John Henry R. Osmeña
NPC
1
4th
Celestino E. Martinez, Jr.
Lakas-NUCD
3
5th
Ramon D. Durano III
NPC
3
6th
Nerissa Corazon Soon-Ruiz
LDP
2
Cebu City
1st
Raul V. Del Mar
Lakas-NUCD
3
2nd
Antonio V. Cuenco
Lakas-NUCD
3
Cotabato (North)
1st
Anthony P. Dequiña
NPC
2
2nd
Gregorio A. Andolana
Lakas-NUCD
3
Davao City
1st
Prospero C. Nograles
PRP
1
2nd
Manuel M. Garcia
NPC
2
3rd
Elias B. Lopez
NPC
2
Davao del Norte
1st
Rogelio M. Sarmiento
Lakas-NUCD
2
2nd
Baltazar A. Sator
Lakas-NUCD
3
3rd
Rodolfo P. Del Rosario
Lakas-NUCD
3
Davao del Sur
1st
Alejandro Almendras, Jr.
NPC
1
2nd
Benjamin V. Bautista, Sr.
LDP
3
Davao Oriental
1st
Ma. Elena T. Palma-Gil
Lakas-NUCD
2
2nd
Thelma Z. Almario
LDP
3
Eastern Samar
Lone
Jose T. Ramirez
Lakas-NUCD
3
Ifugao
Lone
Benjamin B. Cappleman
LDP
2
Ilocos Norte
1st
Roque R. Ablan, Jr.
KBL
3
2nd
Simeon M. Valdez
Lakas-NUCD
1
Ilocos Sur
1st
Mariano M. Tajon
LDP
2
2nd
Eric D. Singson
LDP
3
Iloilo
1st
Oscar G. Garin
Lakas-NUCD
3
2nd
Alberto J. Lopez
Lakas-NUCD
3
3rd
Licurgo P. Tirador
Lakas-NUCD
3
4th
Narciso D. Monfort
Lakas-NUCD
1
5th
Neil D. Tupas, Sr.
LDP
3
Iloilo City
Lone
Raul M. Gonzales
Lakas-NUCD
1
Isabela
1st
Rodolfo B. Albano, Jr.
NPC
3
2nd
Faustino S. Dy, Jr.
NPC
2
3rd
Santiago P. Respicio
NPC
3
4th
Antonio M. Abaya
Lakas-NUCD
3
Kalinga-Apayao
Lone
Elias K. Bulut
LDP
2
La Union
1st
Victor F. Ortega
NPC
3
2nd
Jose D. Aspiras
NPC
3
Laguna
1st
Nereo R. Joaquin, Jr.
NPC
1
2nd
Joaquin M. Chipeco, Jr.
LDP
1
3rd
Florante L. Aquino
Lakas-NUCD
3
4th
Magdaleno M. Palacol
Lakas-NUCD
3
Lanao del Norte
1st
Mariano Ll. Badelles, Sr.
NPC
3
2nd
Abdullah S. Mangotara
Lakas-NUCD
1
Lanao del Sur
1st
Mamintal M. Adiong
Lakas-NUCD
2
2nd
Pangalian M. Balindong
Liberal
1
Las Piñas-Muntinlupa
Lone
Manuel B. Villar, Jr.
Lakas-NUCD
2
Leyte
1st
Imelda R. Marcos2
KBL
1
2nd
Sergio Antonio F. Apostol
Lakas-NUCD
2
3rd
Alberto S. Veloso
NPC
3
4th
Carmelo J. Locsin
independent
3
5th
Eriberto V. Loreto
LDP
3
Maguindanao
1st
Didagen P. Dilangalen
PMP
1
2nd
Simeon A. Datumanong
Lakas-NUCD
3
Makati City
Lone
Joker P. Arroyo
independent
2
MalabonNavotas
Lone
Teresa Aquino-Oreta
LDP
3
Mandaluyong
Lone
Neptali M. Gonzales II
LDP
1
Manila
1st
Martin B. Isidro
Liberal
3
2nd
Jaime C. Lopez
Lakas-NUCD
3
3rd
Leonardo B. Fugoso
Liberal
3
4th
Ramon S. Bagatsing, Jr.
LDP
3
5th
Amado S. Bagatsing
LDP
3
6th
Rosenda Ann H. Ocampo
NPC
2
Marikina
Lone
Romeo D. Candazo
Lakas-NUCD
2
Marinduque
Lone
Carmencita O. Reyes
Lakas-NUCD
3
Masbate
1st
Vida V. Espinosa
LDP
1
2nd
Luz Cleta R. Bakunawa
NPC
3
3rd
Fausto L. Seachon, Jr.
NPC
1
Misamis Occidental
1st
Percival B. Catane
Lakas-NUCD
2
2nd
Herminia M. Ramiro
Liberal
1
Misamis Oriental
1st
Homobono T. Cesar
Lakas-NUCD
2
2nd
Victorico L. Chavez
Lakas-NUCD
2
Mountain Province
Lone
Victor S. Dominguez
LDP
3
Negros Occidental
1st
Julio A. Ledesma IV
NPC
1
2nd
Alfredo G. Marañon
NPC
1
3rd
Jose Carlos V. Lacson
Lakas-NUCD
3
4th
Edward M. Matti
NPC
3
5th
Mariano M. Yulo
NPC
3
6th
Genaro M. Alvarez, Jr.
NPC
1
Negros Oriental
1st
Jerome V. Paras
LDP
3
2nd
Miguel L. Romero
LDP
3
3rd
Margarito B. Teves
Lakas-NUCD
3
Northern Samar
1st
Raul A. Daza
Liberal
3
2nd
Wilmar P. Lucero
Liberal
2
Nueva Ecija
1st
Renato V. Diaz
Lakas-NUCD
2
2nd
Eleuterio R. Violago
NPC/BALANE
2
3rd
Pacifico M. Fajardo
NPC
2
4th
Julita Lorenzo-Villareal
LDP
1
Nueva Vizcaya
Lone
Carlos M. Padilla
LDP
1
Occidental Mindoro
Lone
Jose T. Villarosa
LDP
2
Oriental Mindoro
1st
J. Renato V. Leviste
NPC
2
2nd
Jesus M. Punzalan
Lakas-NUCD
3
Palawan
1st
Vicente A. Sandoval
Lakas-NUCD
1
2nd
Alfredo Amor E. Abueg, Jr.
LDP
2
Pampanga
1st
Carmelo F. Lazatin
Lakas-NUCD
3
2nd
Zenaida C. Cruz-Ducut
NPC
1
3rd
Oscar S. Rodriguez
NPC
1
4th
Emilio Bondoc
NPC
3
Pangasinan
1st
Hernani A. Braganza
1
2nd
Antonio E. Bengson III
1
3rd
Eric Galo P. Acuña
2
4th
Jose C. De Venecia, Jr.
Lakas-NUCD
3
5th
Amadeo R. Perez, Jr.
2
6th
Ranjit R. Shahani
1
Parañaque
Lone
Roilo J. Golez
2
Pasay City
Lone
Jovito O. Claudio
2
Pasig
Lone
Rufino S. Javier
3
PaterosTaguig
Lone
Dante O. Tinga
3
Quezon
1st
Wilfrido L. Enverga
3
2nd
Marcial C. Punzalan, Jr.
2
3rd
Danilo E. Suarez
2
4th
Wigberto E. Tañada
1
Quezon City
1st
Reynaldo A. Calalay
1
2nd
Dante V. Liban
2
3rd
Michael I. Defensor
1
4th
Feliciano R. Belmonte, Jr.
Lakas-NUCD
2
Quirino
Lone
Junie E. Cua
3
Rizal
1st
Gilberto M. Duavit
2
2nd
Emigdio S. Tanjuatco, Jr.
3
Romblon
Lone
Eleandro Jesus F. Madrona
2
Samar (Western)
1st
Rodolfo T. Tuazon
2
2nd
Catalino V. Figueroa
2
San Juan
Lone
Ronaldo B. Zamora
3
Sarangani
Lone
James L. Chiongbian
3
Siquijor
Lone
Orlando B. Fua
2
Sorsogon
1st
Salvador H. Escudero III
3
2nd
Bonifacio H. Gillego
3
South Cotabato
1st
Luwalhati R. Antonino
2
2nd
Daisy P. Avance-Fuentes
2
Southern Leyte
Lone
Roger G. Mercado
2
Sultan Kudarat
Lone
Angelo O. Montilla
1
Sulu
1st
Bensaudi O. Tulawie
2
2nd
Asani S. Tammang
2
Surigao del Norte
1st
Constantino H. Navarro, Jr.
1
2nd
Robert Z. Barbers1
1
Surigao del Sur
1st
Mario S. Ty
3
2nd
Jesnar R. Falcon
1
Tarlac
1st
Jose S. Cojuangco, Jr.
3
2nd
Jose V. Yap
3
3rd
Herminio S. Aquino
3
Tawi-Tawi
Lone
Nur G. Jaafar
2
Valenzuela
Lone
Antonio M. Serapio
1
Zambales
1st
James J. Gordon, Jr.
1
2nd
Antonio M. Diaz
2
Zamboanga City
Lone
Maria Clara Lobregat
LDP
3
Zamboanga del Norte
1st
Romeo G. Jalosjos
1
2nd
Cresente Y. Llorente, Jr.
1
3rd
Angel M. Carloto
3
Zamboanga del Sur
1st
Alejandro S. Urro
2
2nd
Antonio H. Cerilles
3
3rd
Belma A. Cabilao
2
Sectoral Representatives
Sector Representative Term
Cultural Communities Ronald L. Adamat
1
Labor Isidro Q. Aligada
1
Zoilo V. De La Cruz, Jr.
2
Temistocles S. Dejon, Sr.
2
Gregorio C. Del Prado
1
Mohammad Omar A. Fajardo
3
Ramon J. Jabar
1
Ernesto C. Verceles
2
Alejandro C. Villaviza
2
Peasant Adolfo R. Geronimo
1
Leonardo Q. Montemayor
1
Arturo C. Olegario
1
Vicente V. Tagle
2
Glicerio J. Tan
1
Urban Poor Florante T. Tarona
1
Ariel Zartiga
2
Women Minerva G. Laudico
2
Leonor I. Luciano
2
Youth Edgar M. Avila
2
Felizardo Colambo
1
Anna Marie K. Periquet
1
^1 Assumed office as Secretary of the Interior and Local Government on April 16, 1996.
^2 Assumed office on October 27, 1995 after the Supreme Court dismissed the disqualification case filed against her for supposedly failing to meet residency requirements.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Philippine House of Representatives Congressional Library
  • The Presidents of the Senate of the Republic of the Philippines. ISBN 971-8832-24-6. 
  • Pobre, Cesar P. Philippine Legislature 100 Years. ISBN 971-92245-0-9.