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)
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
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
1
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
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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