12th Congress of the Philippines

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12th Congress of the Philippines
2001 – 2004
President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
Vice President Teofisto Guingona, Jr.
Senate
Senate President Franklin M. Drilon
Senate President pro tempore Manuel B. Villar, Jr. (2001-2002)
Juan M. Flavier (2002-2004)
Majority leader Loren B. Legarda (2001-2002; 2002-2004)
Aquilino Q. Pimentel, Jr. (2002)
Francis N. Pangilinan (2004)
Minority leader Aquilino Q. Pimentel, Jr. (2001-2002)
Vicente C. Sotto III (2002-2004)
Members 24
House of Representatives
House Speaker Jose C. de Venecia, Jr.
Majority leader Florencio Abad
Minority leader Carlos M. Padilla
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The Twelfth Congress of the Philippines (Filipino: Ikalabindalawang 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 2001 elections, which replaced half of the Senate membership, and the entire membership of the House of Representatives.

Sessions[edit]

  • First Regular Session: July 23, 2001 – June 7, 2002
    • First Special Session: January 8 – March 1, 2002
  • Second Regular Session: July 29, 2002 – June 6, 2003
  • Third Regular Session: July 28, 2003 – June 4, 2004
    • Second Special Session: January 5 – February 13, 2004

Legislation[edit]

Laws passed by the 12th Congress:

Leadership[edit]

Senate[edit]

  • President of the Senate
Franklin M. Drilon (independent)
  • Senate President Pro-Tempore
Manuel B. Villar, Jr. (independent)
Juan M. Flavier (Lakas-NUCD)
  • Majority Floor Leader
Loren B. Legarda (Lakas-CMD)
Aquilino Q. Pimentel, Jr. (PDP-LABAN)
Francis N. Pangilinan (Liberal)
  • Minority Floor Leader
Aquilino Q. Pimentel, Jr. (PDP-LABAN)
Vicente C. Sotto III (LDP)

House of Representatives[edit]

  • Speaker of the House of Representatives
Jose C. de Venecia, Jr. (Lakas-NUCD, 4th District Pangasinan)
Florencio B. Abad (Liberal, Lone District Batanes)
  • Minority Floor Leader
Carlos M. Padilla (LDP, Lone District Nueva Vizcaya)

Members[edit]

Composition[edit]

Final Senate composition.
Final House of Representatives composition.
Party Senate House of
Representatives
Alayon 0 1
Aksyon 1 2
KAMPI 0 1
KBL 0 1
LDP 5 20
Lakas 7 95
Liberal 1 25
Nacionalista 0 1
NPC 1 48
PDP-Laban 2 1
PDSP 0 2
Reporma-LM 0 2
PMP 0 2
Independent 5 6
Sectoral representatives NA 16
Vacancies 2 2
Total 24 237

Senate[edit]

Senator Partya Term Term Start Term End
  Edgardo J. Angara LDP 1 2001 2007
  Teresa Aquino-Oreta LDP 1 1998 2004
  Joker P. Arroyo Aksyon 1 2001 2007
  Robert Z. Barbers Lakas-NUCD 1 1998 2004
  Rodolfo G. Biazon LDP 1 1998 2004
  Renato L. Cayetano3 Lakas-NUCD 1 1998 2004
  Noli L. De Castro independent 1 2001 2007
  Franklin M. Drilon independent 2 2001 2007
  Luisa P. Estrada independent 1 2001 2007
  Juan M. Flavier Lakas-NUCD 2 2001 2007
  Gregorio B. Honasan independent 2 2001 2007
  Robert S. Jaworski Lakas-NUCD 1 1998 2004
  Panfilo M. Lacson LDP 1 2001 2007
  Loren B. Legarda Lakas-NUCD 1 1998 2004
  Ramon B. Magsaysay, Jr. Lakas-NUCD 2 2001 2007
  Blas F. Ople2 LDP 2 1998 2004
  John Henry R. Osmeña NPC 1 1998 2004
  Sergio R. Osmeña III PDP-Laban 2 2001 2007
  Francis N. Pangilinan Liberal 1 2001 2007
  Aquilino Q. Pimentel, Jr. PDP-Laban 1 1998 2004
  Ralph G. Recto Lakas-NUCD 1 2001 2007
  Ramon B. Revilla Lakas-NUCD 2 1998 2004
  Vicente C. Sotto III LDP 2 1998 2004
  Manuel B. Villar, Jr. independent 1 2001 2007
^a Political affiliation at the beginning of Congress.
^1 Appointed Foreign Secretary on July 18, 2002.
^2 Died on June 25, 2003.

House of Representatives[edit]

The term of office of the members of the House of Representatives is from June 30, 2001 to June 30, 2004.

District Representatives
Province/City District Representative Party Term First Elected
Abra Lone   Luis P. Bersamin, Jr. PDSP 1 2001
Agusan del Norte 1st   Leovigildo B. Banaag LDP/NPC 2 1998
2nd   Edelmiro A. Amante, Sr. Lakas-CMD 1 2001
Agusan del Sur Lone   Rodolfo G. Plaza LDP 1 2001
Aklan Lone   Gabrielle V. Calizo LDP 1 2001
Albay 1st   Krisel B. Lagman-Luistro Lakas-CMD 2 1998
2nd   Carlos R. Imperial NPC 1 2001
3rd   Joey S. Salceda Lakas-CMD 2 1998
Antipolo City Lone   Victor R. Sumulong LDP 2 1998
Antique Lone   Exequiel B. Javier Lakas-CMD 1 2001
Aurora Lone   Bellaflor J. Angara-Castillo LDP 1 2001
Bacolod City Lone   Monico O. Puentevella Lakas-CMD 1 2001
Baguio City Lone   Mauricio G. Domogan Lakas-CMD 1 2001
Basilan Lone   Abdulgani A. Salapuddin Lakas-CMD 2 1998
Bataan 1st   Antonino P. Roman independent 2 1998
2nd   Enrique T. Garcia, Jr. LDP 3 1995
Batanes Lone   Florencio B. Abad Liberal 3 1995
Batangas 1st   Eileen Ermita-Buhain Lakas-CMD 1 2001
2nd   Francisco S. Perez II Lakas-CMD 1 2001
3rd   Victoria H. Reyes Lakas-CMD 1 2001
4th   Oscar L. Gozos Lakas-CMD 1 2001
Benguet Lone   Samuel M. Dangwa REPORMA-LM 1 2001
Biliran Lone   Gerardo S. Espina, Sr. NPC/Bando Espina 3 1995
Bohol 1st   Edgar M. Chatto Lakas-CMD 1 2001
2nd   Roberto Cajes Lakas-CMD 1 2001
3rd   Eladio M. Jala Lakas-CMD 2 1998
Bukidnon 1st   J.R. Nereus O. Acosta Liberal 2 1998
2nd   Berthobal R. Ancheta Lakas-CMD 1 2001
3rd   Juan Miguel F. Zubiri Lakas-CMD 2 1998
Bulacan 1st   Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado Lakas-CMD 2 1998
2nd   Wilfrido B. Villarama Aksyon 1 2001
3rd   Lorna C. Silverio Lakas-CMD 1 2001
4th   Reylina G. Nicolas Lakas-CMD 1 2001
Cagayan 1st   Juan C. Ponce Enrile, Jr. independent 2 1998
2nd   Celia T. Taganas-Layus NPC 1 2001
3rd   Manuel N. Mamba Lakas-CMD 1 2001
Cagayan de Oro City Lone   Constantino G. Jaraula LDP 2 1998
Caloocan City 1st   Enrico R. Echiverri Lakas-CMD 2 1998
2nd   Edgar R. Erice Lakas-CMD 1 2001
Camarines Norte Lone   Renato J. Unico, Jr. Lakas-CMD 1 2001
Camarines Sur 1st   Ronaldo G. Andaya Lakas-CMD 2 1998
2nd   Sulpicio S. Roco, Jr. Aksyon 1 2001
3rd   Felix William B. Fuentebella NPC 1 2001
4th   Felix R. Alfelor, Jr. Lakas-CMD 1 2001
Camiguin Lone   Jurdin Jesus M. Romualdo NPC 2 1998
Capiz 1st   Rodriguez D. Dadivas Liberal 1 2001
2nd   Fredenil H. Castro Liberal 1 2001
Catanduanes Lone   Joseph A. Santiago NPC 1 2001
Cavite 1st   Plaridel M. Abaya Liberal 3 1995
2nd   Gilbert C. Remulla LDP 1 2001
3rd   Napoleon R. Beratio1 LDP/MAGDALO 2 1998
Cebu 1st   Jose R. Gullas Alayon 1 2001
2nd   Simeon L. Kintanar NPC/Alayon 2 1998
3rd   Antonio P. Yapha, Jr. NPC/Alayon 2 1998
4th   Clavel A. Martinez Lakas-CMD 2 1998
5th   Joseph H. Durano NPC/Alayon 2 1998
6th   Nerissa Corazon Soon-Ruiz Alayon 1 2001
Cebu City 1st   Raul V. Del Mar Lakas-CMD 1 2001
2nd   Antonio V. Cuenco Lakas-CMD 1 2001
Compostela Valley 1st   Manuel E. Zamora Lakas-CMD 1 2001
2nd   Prospero S. Amatong Lakas-CMD 2 1998
Cotabato (North) 1st   Emmylou J. Taliño-Santos independent 1 2001
2nd   Gregorio T. Ipong NPC 2 1998
Davao City 1st   Prospero C. Nograles Lakas-CMD 1 2001
2nd   Vincent J. Garcia NPC 1 2001
3rd   Ruy Elias C. Lopez NPC 2 1998
Davao del Norte 1st   Arrel R. Olaño Lakas-CMD 1 2001
2nd   Antonio R. Floirendo, Jr. Lakas-CMD 2 1998
Davao del Sur 1st   Douglas R.A. Cagas NPC 2 1998
2nd   Claude P. Bautista NPC 1 2001
Davao Oriental 1st   Corazon N. Malanyaon NPC 1 2001
2nd   Mayo Z. Almario Lakas-CMD 2 1998
Eastern Samar Lone   Marcelino C. Libanan NPC 2 1998
Guimaras Lone   Edgar T. Espinosa Lakas-CMD/KAMPI 1 2001
Ifugao Lone   Solomon R. Chungalao Liberal 1 2001
Ilocos Norte 1st   Roque R. Ablan, Jr. Lakas-CMD/KBL 1 2001
2nd   Imee R. Marcos KBL 2 1998
Ilocos Sur 1st   Salacnib F. Baterina Lakas-CMD 2 1998
2nd   Eric D. Singson Liberal 1 2001
Iloilo 1st   Oscar G. Garin Lakas-CMD 1 2001
2nd   Augusto L. Syjuco, Jr. Lakas-CMD 2 1998
3rd   Arthur D. Defensor, Sr. Lakas-CMD 1 2001
4th   Narciso D. Monfort Lakas-CMD 3 1995
5th   Rolex T. Suplico LDP 2 1998
Iloilo City Lone   Raul M. Gonzalez Nacionalista 3 1995
Isabela 1st   Rodolfo B. Albano, Jr. Lakas-CMD 1 2001
2nd   Edwin C. Uy Lakas-CMD 1 2001
3rd   Faustino G. Dy III Lakas-CMD 1 2001
align="center"|4th   Antonio M. Abaya2 Lakas-CMD 1 2001
  Giorgidi B. Aggabao3 NPC 1 2003
Kalinga Lone   Laurence B. Wacnang Liberal 2 1998
La Union 1st   Manuel C. Ortega NPC 2 1998
2nd   Tomas M. Dumpit NPC 2 1998
Laguna 1st   Uliran T. Joaquin NPC 2 1998
2nd   Joaquin M. Chipeco, Jr. KAMPI/LDP 3 1995
3rd   Danton Q. Bueser Liberal 3 1995
4th   Rodolfo S. San Luis LDP 2 1998
Lanao del Norte 1st   Alipio V. Badelles NPC 2 1998
2nd   Abdullah D. Dimaporo Lakas-CMD 1 2001
Lanao del Sur 1st   Faysah R.P.M. Dumarpa Lakas-CMD 1 2001
2nd   Benasing O. Macarambon, Jr. NPC 2 1998
Las Piñas City Lone   Cynthia A. Villar independent 1 2001
Leyte 1st   Mario Teodoro E. Failon
(Mario Teodoro F. Etong)
independent 1 2001
2nd   Trinidad G. Apostol Lakas-CMD 1 2001
3rd   Eduardo K. Veloso Lakas-CMD/NPC 2 1998
4th   Eufrocino M. Codilla, Sr. Lakas-CMD 1 2001
5th   Carmen L. Cari Lakas-CMD 1 2001
Maguindanao 1st   Didagen P. Dilangalen PMP 3 1995
2nd   Guimid P. Matalam Lakas-CMD 1 2001
Makati City 1st   Teodoro L. Locsin, Jr. PDP-Laban 1 2001
2nd   Agapito A. Aquino LDP 2 1998
Malabon City-Navotas Lone   Federico S. Sandoval II Liberal 2 1998
Mandaluyong City Lone   Neptali M. Gonzales II Lakas-CMD 3 1995
Manila 1st   Ernesto A. Nieva Lakas-CMD 2 1998
2nd   Jaime C. Lopez Lakas-CMD 1 2001
3rd   Harry C. Angping NPC 2 1998
4th   Rodolfo C. Bacani Liberal 2 1998
5th   Joey D. Hizon Liberal 2 1998
6th   Mark B. Jimenez
(Mario B. Crespo)4
independent 1 2001
Marikina City Lone   Del R. De Guzman Lakas-CMD 1 2001
Marinduque Lone   Edmundo O. Reyes, Jr. Lakas-CMD 2 1998
Masbate 1st   Vida V. Espinosa Lakas-CMD 3 1995
2nd   Emilio R. Espinosa, Jr. NPC 2 1998
3rd   Fausto L. Seachon, Jr. NPC 3 1995
Misamis Occidental 1st   Ernie D. Clarete REPORMA-LM 1 2001
2nd   Herminia M. Ramiro Liberal 1 2001
Misamis Oriental 1st   Oscar S. Moreno Lakas-CMD 2 1998
2nd   Augusto H. Baculio LDP 2 1998
Mountain Province Lone   Roy S. Pilando LDP 1 2001
Muntinlupa City Lone   Rozzano Rufino B. Biazon LDP 1 2001
Negros Occidental 1st   Julio A. Ledesma IV NPC 3 1995
2nd   Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. NPC 3 1995
3rd   Jose Carlos V. Lacson Lakas-CMD 1 2001
4th   Carlos O. Cojuangco NPC 2 1998
5th   Jose Apolinario L. Lozada, Jr. Lakas-CMD/KAMPI 2 1998
6th   Genaro M. Alvarez, Jr. NPC 3 1995
Negros Oriental 1st   Jacinto V. Paras LDP 2 1998
2nd   Emilio C. Macias II NPC 2 1998
3rd   Herminio G. Teves Lakas-CMD 2 1998
Northern Samar 1st   Harlin C. Abayon Liberal 2 1998
2nd   Romualdo T. Vicencio Lakas-CMD 2 1998
Nueva Ecija 1st   Josefina M. Joson NPC-BALANE 2 1998
2nd   Eleuterio R. Violago Lakas-CMD 1 2001
3rd   Aurelio M. Umali LDP 1 2001
4th   Raul L. Villareal Lakas-CMD 1 2001
Nueva Vizcaya Lone   Carlos M. Padilla LDP 3 1995
Occidental Mindoro Lone   Josephine Y. Ramirez-Sato Lakas-CMD 1 2001
Oriental Mindoro 1st   Charity P. Leviste Lakas-CMD 1 2001
2nd   Alfonso V. Umali, Jr. Liberal 1 2001
Palawan 1st   Vicente A. Sandoval Lakas-CMD 3 1995
2nd   Abraham Kahlil B. Mitra Liberal 1 2001
Pampanga 1st   Francis L. Nepomuceno NPC 2 1998
2nd   Zenaida G. Cruz-Ducut Lakas-CMD 3 1995
3rd   Oscar S. Rodriguez Lakas-CMD 3 1995
4th   Juan Pablo P. Bondoc NPC 2 1998
Pangasinan 1st   Arthur F. Celeste Lakas-CMD 1 2001
2nd   Amado T. Espino, Jr. Lakas-CMD 1 2001
3rd   Generoso D.C. Tulagan NPC 2 1998
4th   Jose de Venecia, Jr. Lakas-CMD 1 2001
5th   Mark O. Cojuangco NPC 1 2001
6th   Conrado M. Estrella III NPC 1 2001
Parañaque City Lone   Eduardo C. Zialcita Lakas-CMD 1 2001
Pasay City Lone   Consuelo A. Dy Lakas-CMD 1 2001
Pasig City Lone   Noel M. Cariño5 Lakas-CMD 1 2001
Quezon 1st   Rafael P. Nantes Liberal 2 1998
2nd   Lynnette A. Punzalan Liberal 1 2001
3rd   Aleta C. Suarez Liberal 1 2001
4th   Georgilu R. Yumul-Hermida Liberal 1 2001
Quezon City 1st   Reynaldo A. Calalay6 LDP 3 1995
2nd   Ismael G. Mathay III independent 1 2001
3rd   Ma. Theresa T. Defensor Liberal 1 2001
4th   Nanette Castelo-Daza Lakas-CMD 1 2001
Quirino Lone   Junie E. Cua Liberal 1 2001
Rizal 1st   Michael John "Jack" R. Duavit NPC 1 2001
2nd   Isidro S. Rodriguez, Jr. NPC 2 1998
Romblon Lone   Perpetuo B. Ylagan Lakas-CMD 1 2001
Samar (Western) 1st   Reynaldo S. Uy Liberal 1 2001
2nd   Antonio Eduardo B. Nachura Liberal 2 1998
San Juan Lone   Ronaldo B. Zamora PMP 1 2001
Sarangani Lone   Erwin L. Chiongbian Lakas-CMD/SARRO 1 2001
Siquijor Lone   Orlando A. Fua, Jr. NPC 2 1998
Sorsogon 1st   Francis G. Escudero NPC 2 1998
2nd   Jose G. Solis Lakas-CMD 1 2001
South Cotabato 1st   Darlene Antonino-Custodio NPC 1 2001
2nd   Arthur Y. Pingoy, Jr. NPC 1 2001
Southern Leyte Lone   Aniceto G. Saludo, Jr. Lakas-CMD 2 1998
Sultan Kudarat Lone   Angelo O. Montilla Lakas-CMD 3 1995
Sulu 1st   Hussin U. Amin Lakas-CMD 2 1998
2nd   Munir M. Arbison Lakas-CMD 1 2001
Surigao del Norte 1st   Glenda B. Ecleo Lakas-CMD 1 2001
2nd   Robert Ace S. Barbers Lakas-CMD 2 1998
Surigao del Sur 1st   Prospero A. Pichay, Jr. Lakas-CMD 2 1998
2nd   Jesnar R. Falcon Lakas-CMD 3 1995
Taguig City-Pateros Lone   Alan Peter S. Cayetano Lakas-CMD 2 1998
Tarlac 1st   Gilberto C. Teodoro, Jr. NPC 2 1998
2nd   Benigno S. Aquino III Liberal 2 1998
3rd   Jesli A. Lapus, Jr. NPC 2 1998
Tawi-Tawi Lone   Soraya C. Jaafar Lakas-CMD 1 2001
Valenzuela City 1st   Sherwin T. Gatchalian NPC 1 2001
2nd   Magtanggol T. Gunigundo Lakas-CMD 1 2001
Zambales 1st   James J. Gordon, Jr. Lakas-CMD 3 1995
2nd   Ruben D. Torres Lakas-CMD 1 2001
Zamboanga City Lone   Celso L. Lobregat LDP 2 1998
Zamboanga del Norte align="center"|1st   Romeo G. Jalosjos7 PDSP 3 1995
  Cecilia G. Jalosjos-Carreon8 Reporma-LM 1 2002
2nd   Roseller L. Barinaga NPC 2 1998
3rd   Angel M. Carloto NPC 1 2001
Zamboanga del Sur 1st   Isidoro E. Real, Jr. Lakas-CMD 1 2001
2nd   Nenet S. San Juan Lakas-CMD 1 2001
Zamboanga Sibugay Lone   Belma A. Cabilao Lakas-CMD 1 2001
Sectoral Representatives
Party-List Representative Term First Elected
Akbayan Citizens' Action Party Mario Joyo Aguja 1 2001
Loretta Ann P. Rosales 2 1998
Anak Mindanao Mujiv Hataman 1 2001
Anakpawis Crispin Beltran 1 2001
Association of Philippine Electric Cooperatives Sunny Rose A. Madamba 1 2001
Ernesto C. Pablo 1 2001
Edgar L. Valdez 1 2001
Bayan Muna Sigfredo Deduro 1 2001
Satur C. Ocampo 1 2001
Joel Virador 1 2001
Buhay Hayaan Yumabong Christian M. Señeres 1 2001
Rene M. Velarde 1 2001
Citizen's Battle Against Corruption Emmanuel Joel J. Villanueva 1 2001
Gabriela Women's' Party Liza Largosa-Maza 1 2001
Partido ng Manggagawa Renato B. Magtubo 2 1998
Sanlakas Jose Virgilio Bautista 1 2001
^1 Died in office on August 6, 2002. No special elections declared.
^2 Died in office on February 26, 2003.
^3 Assumed office after winning a special election.
^4 Disqualified by the House Electoral Tribunal on March 6, 2003.
^5 Replaced Henry P. Lanot (LDP) as per House Electoral Tribunal decision on June 10, 2004.
^6 Died in office on January 11, 2003. No special elections declared.
^7 Ordered dropped from the rolls on April 28, 2002 after the Supreme Court upheld his conviction for rape.
^8 Assumed office after winning a special election.

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. 

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