13th Congress of the Philippines

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13th Congress of the Philippines
2004 – 2007
President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
Vice President Noli de Castro
Senate
Senate President Franklin M. Drilon (2004-2006)
Manuel B. Villar, Jr.(2006-2007)
Senate President pro tempore Juan M. Flavier
Majority leader Francis N. Pangilinan
Minority leader Aquilino Q. Pimentel, Jr.
Members 24
House of Representatives
House Speaker Jose C. de Venecia, Jr.
Majority leader Prospero C. Nograles
Minority leader Francis Joseph G. Escudero
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The Thirteenth Congress of the Philippines (Filipino: Ikalabintatlong Kongreso ng Pilipinas) was the meeting of the national legislature of the Republic of the Philippines, composed of the Philippine Senate and House of Representatives. The convening of the 13th Congress follows the 2004 national elections, which replaced half of the Senate membership, and the entire membership of the House of Representatives.

Events[edit]

Charter Change[edit]

President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, in her several State of the Nation Addresses has repeatedly called on Congress to pave the way for the amending of the 1987 Constitution[1] to provide for a unicameralparliamentaryfederal form of government. On December 8, 2006, the administration-dominated House of Representatives, bypassing the Senate, passed in haste House Resolution 1450, which called on Congress to convene into a Constituent Assembly (ConAss) to propose amendments to the Constitution.[2] The House move however, was faced with stiff opposition from the outmaneuvered members of the opposition and all but 1 member of the Senate,[3] which was later bolstered by support from several sectors of the civil society and the influential Roman Catholic Church,[4] which threatened to hold nationwide protest rallies to denounce the House move.[5] Succumbing to the mounting opposition and the apparent withdrawal of support of the President,[6] House Speaker Jose De Venecia later on scrapped the entire resolution and called instead for a constitutional convention, challenging the Senate to concur it in 72 hours.[7] But this too was rejected by the Senate,[8] which preferred to hold a constitutional convention after the 2007 elections.[9] Efforts to amend the constitution during the 13th Congress were eventually shelved.[10]

Sessions[edit]

  • First Regular Session: July 26, 2004–June 7, 2005
    • First Special Session: January 5–February 10, 2005
    • Second Special Session: March 1–April 1, 2005
  • Second Regular Session: July 25, 2005–June 5, 2006
  • Third Regular Session: July 24, 2006–June 8, 2007
    • Third Special Session: February 19–February 20, 2007
    • Special Centennial Session: June 7, 2007

Legislation[edit]

Laws passed by the 13th Congress: 149 (Republic Act No. 9333 to 9495), as of September 7, 2007[11]

Major legislation[edit]

Leadership[edit]

Senate[edit]

  • President of the Senate
Franklin M. Drilon (Liberal)
Manuel Villar (Nacionalista), elected on July 24, 2006
  • Senate President Pro-Tempore
Juan M. Flavier (Lakas-CMD)
  • Majority Floor Leader
Francis N. Pangilinan (Liberal)
  • Minority Floor Leader
Aquilino Pimentel, Jr. (PDP-Laban)

House of Representatives[edit]

  • Speaker of the House of Representatives
Jose C. de Venecia, Jr. (Lakas-CMD, 4th District Pangasinan)
  • Deputy Speakers
Luzon:
Emilio R. Espinosa (NPC, 2nd District Masbate)
Visayas:
Raul V. del Mar (Lakas-CMD, 1st District Cebu City)
Mindanao:
Abdulgani A. Salapuddin (Lakas-CMD, Lone District Basilan)
Central Luzon:
Benigno S. Aquino III (Liberal, 2nd District Tarlac)
Eric D. Singson (Liberal, 2nd District Ilocos Sur), elected February 21, 2006.[12]
  • Majority Floor Leader
Prospero C. Nograles (Lakas-CMD, 1st District Davao City)
  • Minority Floor Leader
Francis Joseph G. Escudero (NPC, 1st District Sorsogon)

Members[edit]

Composition[edit]

Final Senate composition.
Final House of Representatives composition.
Party Senate House of
Representatives
KAMPI 0 30
KBL 0 1
LDP 2 6
Lakas 4 80
Liberal 4 34
Nacionalista 2 14
NPC 0 38
PDP-Laban 2 1
PDSP 0 2
Reporma-LM 0 1
PMP 4 2
PRP 1 0
Independent 2 0
Sectoral representatives NA 23
Vacancies 1 4
Total 22 213

Senate[edit]

Senator Party Term Term Start Term End
  Edgardo J. Angara
LDP
1
2001
2007
  Joker P. Arroyo
independent
1
2001
2007
  Rodolfo G. Biazon
Liberal
2
2004
2010
  Pilar Juliana Cayetano-Sebastian
Lakas-CMD
1
2004
2010
  Miriam Defensor Santiago
PRP
1
2004
2010
  Franklin M. Drilon
Liberal
2
2001
2007
  Luisa P. Ejercito Estrada
PMP
1
2001
2007
  Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada
PMP
1
2004
2010
  Juan Ponce Enrile
PMP
1
2004
2010
  Juan M. Flavier
Lakas-CMD
2
2001
2007
  Richard J. Gordon
Lakas-CMD
1
2004
2010
  Panfilo M. Lacson
independent
1
2001
2007
  Manuel M. Lapid
Lakas-CMD
1
2004
2010
  Alfredo S. Lim
PMP
1
2004
2010
  Maria Ana Consuelo Madrigal-Valade
LDP
1
2004
2010
  Ramon B. Magsaysay, Jr.
Lakas-CMD
2
2001
2007
  Sergio R. Osmeña III
PDP-Laban
2
2001
2007
  Francis N. Pangilinan
Liberal
1
2001
2007
  Aquilino Q. Pimentel, Jr.
PDP-Laban
2
2004
2010
  Ralph G. Recto
Nacionalista
1
2001
2007
  Ramon B. Revilla, Jr.
Lakas-CMD
1
2004
2010
  Manuel A. Roxas II
Liberal
1
2004
2010
  Manuel B. Villar, Jr.
Nacionalista
1
2001
2007
Vacant[n 1]
2001
2007

House of Representatives[edit]

The term of office of the current members of the House of Representatives is from June 30, 2004 to June 30, 2007.

District Representatives
Province/City District Representative Party Term First Elected
Abra
Lone
  Luis P. Bersamin, Jr.[n 2] KAMPI
2
2001
Agusan del Norte
1st
  Leovigildo B. Banaag Lakas-CMD
3
1998
2nd
  Ma. Angelica Rosedell M. Amante Lakas-CMD
1
2004
Agusan del Sur
Lone
  Rodolfo G. Plaza NPC
2
2001
Aklan
Lone
  Florencio T. Miraflores Liberal
1
2004
Albay
1st
  Edcel C. Lagman Lakas-CMD
1
2004
2nd
  Carlos R. Imperial Lakas-CMD/NPC
2
2001
3rd
  Joey S. Salceda[n 3] Lakas-CMD/KAMPI
3
1998
Antipolo City
1st
  Ronaldo Puno, Jr.[n 4] KAMPI
1
2004
2nd
  Victor R. Sumulong KAMPI
3
1998
Antique
Lone
  Exequiel B. Javier Lakas-CMD
2
2001
Apayao
Lone
  Elias C. Bulut, Jr. NPC
3
1998
Aurora
Lone
  Juan Edgardo M. Angara LDP
1
2004
Bacolod City
Lone
  Monico O. Puentevella Lakas-CMD
2
2001
Baguio City
Lone
  Mauricio G. Domogan Lakas-CMD
2
2001
Basilan
Lone
  Gerry A. Salapuddin Lakas-CMD
3
1998
Bataan
1st
  Antonino P. Roman Liberal
3
1998
2nd
  Albert S. Garcia Lakas-CMD/KAMPI
1
2004
Batanes
Lone
  Henedina R. Abad Liberal
1
2004
Batangas
1st
  Eileen Ermita-Buhain Lakas-CMD
2
2001
2nd
  Hermilando I. Mandanas Liberal
1
2004
3rd
  Victoria H. Reyes Lakas-CMD
2
2001
4th
  Oscar L. Gozos KAMPI
2
2001
Benguet
Lone
  Samuel M. Dangwa Lakas-CMD
2
2001
Biliran
Lone
  Gerardo J. Espina, Jr. KAMPI
1
2004
Bohol
1st
  Edgar M. Chatto Lakas-CMD
2
2001
2nd
  Roberto C. Cajes Lakas-CMD
2
2001
3rd
  Eladio M. Jala Lakas-CMD
3
1998
Bukidnon
1st
  J.R. Nereus O. Acosta Liberal
3
1998
2nd
  Teofisto "TG" L. Guingona III Nacionalista
1
2004
3rd
  Juan Miguel F. Zubiri Lakas-CMD
3
1998
Bulacan
1st
  Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado Lakas-CMD
3
1998
2nd
  Pedro M. Pancho NPC
1
2004
3rd
  Lorna C. Silverio Lakas-CMD
2
2001
4th
  Reylina G. Nicolas Lakas-CMD
2
2001
Cagayan
1st
  Juan C. Ponce Enrile, Jr. NPC
3
1998
2nd
  Florencio L. Vargas Liberal
1
2004
3rd
  Manuel N. Mamba Liberal
2
2001
Cagayan de Oro City
Lone
  Constantino G. Jaraula Lakas-CMD
3
1998
Caloocan City
1st
  Oscar G. Malapitan Nacionalista
1
2004
2nd
  Luis A. Asistio NPC
1
2004
Camarines Norte
Lone
  Renato J. Unico, Jr. Lakas-CMD/KAMPI
2
2001
Camarines Sur
1st
  Ronaldo G. Andaya[n 5] Liberal
3
1998
2nd
  Luis R. Villafuerte KAMPI
1
2004
3rd
  Arnulfo P. Fuentebella NPC
1
2004
4th
  Felix R. Alfelor, Jr. Lakas-CMD/KAMPI
2
2001
Camiguin
Lone
  Jurdin Jesus M. Romualdo NPC
3
1998
Capiz
1st
  Rodriguez D. Dadivas Liberal
2
2001
2nd
  Fred H. Castro Liberal
2
2001
Catanduanes
Lone
  Joseph A. Santiago NPC
2
2001
Cavite
1st
  Joseph Emilio A. Abaya Liberal
1
2004
2nd
  Gilbert C. Remulla Nacionalista
2
2001
3rd
  Jesus Crispin C. Remulla Nacionalista
1
2004
Cebu
1st
  Eduardo R. Gullas Nacionalista
1
2004
2nd
  Simeon L. Kintanar NPC
3
1998
3rd
  Antonio P. Yapha, Jr. NPC/Alayon
3
1998
4th
  Clavel A. Martinez Lakas-CMD
3
1998
5th
  Joseph H. Durano[n 6] Lakas-CMD/NPC
3
1998
  Ramon "Red" H. Durano VI[n 7] NPC
0
2005
6th
  Nerissa Corazon Soon-Ruiz KAMPI
2
2001
Cebu City
1st
  Raul V. Del Mar Lakas-CMD
3
1998
2nd
  Antonio V. Cuenco Lakas-CMD/PROMDI
2
2001
Compostela Valley
1st
  Manuel "Way Kurat" E. Zamora Lakas-CMD
2
2001
2nd
  Prospero S. Amatong Lakas-CMD
3
1998
Cotabato (North)
1st
  Emmylou J. Taliño-Santos Nacionalista
2
2001
2nd
  Gregorio T. Ipong NPC
3
1998
Davao City
1st
  Prospero C. Nograles Lakas-CMD
2
2001
2nd
  Vincent J. Garcia NPC
2
2001
3rd
  Ruy Elias C. Lopez NPC
3
1998
Davao del Norte
1st
  Arrel R. Olaño Lakas-CMD
2
2001
2nd
  Antonio R. Floirendo, Jr. Lakas-CMD
3
1998
Davao del Sur
1st
  Douglas R.A. Cagas NPC
3
1998
2nd
  Claude P. Bautista NPC
2
2001
Davao Oriental
1st
  Corazon N. Malanyaon KAMPI
2
2001
2nd
  Mayo Z. Almario Lakas-CMD
3
1998
Eastern Samar
Lone
  Marcelino C. Libanan[n 8] Lakas-CMD
3
1998
Guimaras
Lone
  Edgar T. Espinosa Lakas-CMD
2
2001
Ifugao
Lone
  Solomon R. Chungalao Liberal
2
2001
Ilocos Norte
1st
  Roque R. Ablan, Jr. Lakas-CMD/KBL
2
2001
2nd
  Imee R. Marcos KBL
3
1998
Ilocos Sur
1st
  Salacnib F. Baterina Lakas-CMD
3
1998
2nd
  Eric D. Singson Liberal
2
2001
Iloilo
1st
  Janette L. Garin Lakas-CMD
1
2004
2nd
  Judy Syjuco Liberal
1
2004
3rd
  Arthur D. Defensor Lakas-CMD
2
2001
4th
  Ferjenel G. Biron KAMPI
1
2004
5th
  Rolex T. Suplico LDP
3
1998
Iloilo City
Lone
  Raul T. Gonzalez, Jr. Lakas-CMD
1
2004
Isabela
1st
  Rodolfo T. Albano III KAMPI
1
2004
2nd
  Edwin C. Uy Lakas-CMD
2
2001
3rd
  Faustino G. Dy III NPC
2
2001
4th
  Anthony C. Miranda KAMPI
1
2004
Kalinga
Lone
  Laurence B. Wacnang Liberal
3
1998
La Union
1st
  Manuel C. Ortega NPC
3
1998
2nd
  Tomas M. Dumpit KAMPI
3
1998
Laguna
1st
  Uliran T. Joaquin NPC
3
1998
2nd
  Justin S.B. Chipeco Nacionalista
1
2004
3rd
  Danton Q. Bueser Liberal
3
1998
4th
  Benjamin C. Agarao, Jr. Liberal
1
2004
Lanao del Norte
1st
  Alipio V. Badelles NPC
3
1998
2nd
  Abdullah D. Dimaporo Lakas-CMD
2
2001
Lanao del Sur
1st
  Faysah R.P.M. Dumarpa Lakas-CMD
2
2001
2nd
  Benasing O. Macarambon, Jr. NPC
3
1998
Las Piñas City
Lone
  Cynthia A. Villar Nacionalista
2
2001
Leyte
1st
  Remedios L. Petilla Lakas-CMD
1
2004
2nd
  Trinidad G. Apostol Lakas-CMD
2
2001
3rd
  Eduardo K. Veloso Lakas-CMD/NPC
3
1998
4th
  Eufrocino M. Codilla, Sr. Lakas-CMD
2
2001
5th
  Carmen L. Cari Lakas-CMD
2
2001
Maguindanao
1st
  Baisendig G. Dilangalen PMP
1
2004
2nd
  Simeon A. Datumanong Lakas-CMD
1
2004
Makati City
1st
  Teodoro L. Locsin, Jr. PDP-Laban
2
2001
2nd
  Agapito A. Aquino LDP
3
1998
Malabon CityNavotas
Lone
  Federico S. Sandoval II Liberal
3
1998
Mandaluyong City
Lone
  Benjamin D. Abalos, Jr. Lakas-CMD
1
2004
Manila
1st
  Ernesto A. Nieva Lakas-CMD
3
1998
2nd
  Jaime C. Lopez Lakas-CMD
2
2001
3rd
  Miles M. Roces Liberal
1
2004
4th
  Rodolfo C. Bacani Liberal
3
1998
5th
  Joey D. Hizon Nacionalista
3
1998
6th
  Bienvenido M. Abante, Jr. Lakas-CMD
1
2004
Marikina City
Lone
  Del R. De Guzman Lakas-CMD
2
2001
Marinduque
Lone
  Edmundo O. Reyes, Jr. Lakas-CMD
3
1998
Masbate
1st
  Narciso R. Bravo, Jr. KAMPI
1
2004
2nd
  Emilio R. Espinosa, Jr. NPC
3
1998
3rd
  Rizalina Seachon-Lanete NPC
1
2004
Misamis Occidental
1st
  Ernie D. Clarete REPORMA-LM
2
2001
2nd
  Herminia M. Ramiro Lakas-CMD
2
2001
Misamis Oriental
1st
  Danilo P. Lagbas KNP
1
2004
2nd
  Augusto H. Baculio KAMPI
3
1998
Mountain Province
Lone
  Victor S. Dominguez KAMPI
1
2004
Muntinlupa City
Lone
  Rozzano Rufino B. Biazon Liberal
2
2001
Negros Occidental
1st
  Tranquilino B. Carmona KAMPI
1
2004
2nd
  Alfredo D. Marañon III KAMPI
1
2004
3rd
  Jose Carlos V. Lacson Lakas-CMD
2
2001
4th
  Carlos O. Cojuangco NPC
3
1998
5th
  Ignacio T. Arroyo KAMPI
1
2004
6th
  Genaro Rafael K. Alvarez III KAMPI/NPC
1
2004
Negros Oriental
1st
  Jacinto V. Paras LDP
3
1998
2nd
  Emilio C. Macias II NPC
3
1998
3rd
  Herminio G. Teves Lakas-CMD
3
1998
Northern Samar
1st
  Harlin C. Abayon Liberal
3
1998
2nd
  Romualdo T. Vicencio[n 9] Lakas-CMD
3
1998
Nueva Ecija
1st
  Josefina M. Joson NPC
3
1998
2nd
  Eleuterio R. Violago Lakas-CMD
2
2001
3rd
  Aurelio M. Umali Lakas-CMD
2
2001
4th
  Rodolfo W. Antonino KAMPI
1
2004
Nueva Vizcaya
Lone
  Rodolfo Q. Agbayani LDP
1
2004
Occidental Mindoro
Lone
  Ma. Amelita C. Villarosa KAMPI
1
2004
Oriental Mindoro
1st
  Rodolfo G. Valencia Liberal
1
2004
2nd
  Alfonso V. Umali, Jr. Liberal
2
2001
Palawan
1st
  Antonio C. Alvarez KAMPI
1
2004
2nd
  Abraham Kahlil B. Mitra Liberal
2
2001
Pampanga
1st
  Francis L. Nepomuceno NPC
3
1998
2nd
  Mikey Macapagal Arroyo Lakas-CMD
1
2004
3rd
  Rey B. Aquino Lakas-CMD
1
2004
4th
  Anna York P. Bondoc Nacionalista
1
2004
Pangasinan
1st
  Arthur F. Celeste KAMPI
2
2001
2nd
  Amado T. Espino, Jr. KAMPI
2
2001
3rd
  Generoso D.C. Tulagan KAMPI
3
1998
4th
  Jose de Venecia, Jr. Lakas-CMD
2
2001
5th
  Mark O. Cojuangco NPC
2
2001
6th
  Conrado M. Estrella III NPC
2
2001
Parañaque City
1st
  Eduardo C. Zialcita Lakas-CMD
2
2001
2nd
  Roilo Golez KAMPI
1
2004
Pasay City
Lone
  Consuelo A. Dy KAMPI
2
2001
Pasig City
Lone
  Robert "Dodot" Jaworski, Jr. Lakas-CMD
1
2004
Quezon
1st
  Rafael P. Nantes Liberal
3
1998
2nd
  Proceso J. Alcala Liberal
1
2004
3rd
  Danilo E. Suarez Liberal
1
2004
4th
  Lorenzo R. Tañada III Liberal
1
2004
Quezon City
1st
  Vincent "Bingbong" P. Crisologo Nacionalista
1
2004
2nd
  Mary Ann L. Susano Lakas-CMD
1
2004
3rd
  Matias V. Defensor, Jr. Liberal
1
2004
4th
  Nanette Castelo-Daza Lakas-CMD
2
2001
Quirino
Lone
  Junie E. Cua Liberal
2
2001
Rizal
1st
  Michael John "Jack" R. Duavit NPC
2
2001
2nd
  Isidro S. Rodriguez, Jr. NPC
3
1998
Romblon
Lone
  Eduardo C. Firmalo KAMPI
1
2004
Samar (Western)
1st
  Reynaldo S. Uy Liberal
2
2001
2nd
  Catalino V. Figueroa Nacionalista
1
2004
San Jose del Monte City
Lone
  Eduardo V. Roquero Lakas-CMD
1
2004
San Juan
Lone
  Ronaldo B. Zamora PMP
2
2001
Sarangani
Lone
  Erwin L. Chiongbian Lakas-CMD/SARRO
2
2001
Siquijor
Lone
  Orlando A. Fua, Jr. Lakas-CMD
3
1998
Sorsogon
1st
  Francis G. Escudero NPC
3
1998
2nd
  Jose G. Solis KAMPI
2
2001
South Cotabato
1st
  Darlene R. Antonino-Custodio NPC
2
2001
2nd
  Arthur Y. Pingoy, Jr. NPC
2
2001
Southern Leyte
Lone
  Roger G. Mercado Lakas-CMD
1
2004
Sultan Kudarat
Lone
  Suharto "Teng" T. Mangudadatu KAMPI
1
2004
Sulu
1st
  Hussin U. Amin Lakas-CMD
3
1998
2nd
  Munir M. Arbison Lakas-CMD
2
2001
Surigao del Norte
1st
  Glenda B. Ecleo Lakas-CMD
2
2001
2nd
  Ace S. Barbers Lakas-CMD
3
1998
Surigao del Sur
1st
  Prospero A. Pichay, Jr. Lakas-CMD
3
1998
2nd
  Peter Paul Jed C. Falcon KAMPI
1
2004
Taguig CityPateros
Lone
  Alan Peter S. Cayetano Nacionalista
3
1998
Tarlac
1st
  Gilberto C. Teodoro, Jr. NPC
3
1998
2nd
  Benigno S. Aquino III Liberal
3
1998
3rd
  Jesli A. Lapus, Jr.[n 10] NPC
3
1998
Tawi-Tawi
Lone
  Nur G. Jaafar[n 11] Lakas-CMD
1
2004
Valenzuela City
1st
  Bobbit L. Carlos Lakas-CMD
1
2004
2nd
  Antonio M. Serapio[n 12] Nacionalista
1
2004
Zambales
1st
  Ma. Milagros "Mitos" H. Magsaysay Lakas-CMD
1
2004
2nd
  Antonio M. Diaz Liberal
1
2004
Zamboanga City
Lone
  Erico Basilio A. Fabian LDP
1
2004
Zamboanga del Norte
1st
  Cecilia G. Jalosjos-Carreon PDSP
2
2001
2nd
  Roseller L. Barinaga NPC
3
1998
3rd
  Cesar G. Jalosjos PDSP
1
2004
Zamboanga del Sur
1st
  Isidoro E. Real, Jr. Lakas-CMD
2
2001
2nd
  Antonio H. Cerilles NPC
1
2004
Zamboanga Sibugay
Lone
  Belma A. Cabilao Lakas-CMD
2
2001
Sectoral Representatives
Party-List Representative Term First Elected
Akbayan Citizens' Action Party Mario Joyo Aguja
2
2001
Ana Theresia "Risa" Hontiveros-Baraquel
1
2004
Loretta Ann P. Rosales
3
1998
Alagad Marcoleta, Rodante D.
1
2004
Alliance of Volunteer Educators Eulogio R. Magsaysay
1
2004
An Waray Florencio "Bem" G. Noel
1
2004
Anak Mindanao Mujiv Hataman
2
2001
Anakpawis Crispin B. Beltran
1
2004
Rafael V. Mariano
1
2004
Ang Laban ng Indiginong Filipino Acmad M. Tomawis
1
2004
Association of Philippine Electric Cooperatives Sunny Rose A. Madamba
2
2001
Ernesto C. Pablo
2
2001
Edgar L. Valdez
2
2001
Bayan Muna Teodoro A. Casiño
1
2004
Satur C. Ocampo
2
2001
Joel G. Virador
2
2001
Buhay Hayaan Yumabong Christian M. Señeres
2
2001
Rene M. Velarde
2
2001
Citizen's Battle Against Corruption Emmanuel Joel J. Villanueva
2
2001
Cooperative NATCCO Network Party Guillermo P. Cua
1
2004
GABRIELA Liza L. Maza
1
2004
Luzon Farmers Party (Butil) Leonila V. Chavez
1
2004
Partido ng Manggagawa Renato "Ka Rene" B. Magtubo
3
1998
Veterans Freedom Party Estrella de Leon Santos[n 13]
1
2007

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Vacancy occurred after election of Noli de Castro as Vice President in 2004.
  2. ^ Luis Bersamin, Jr. was assassinated on December 16, 2006.[13]
  3. ^ Joey S. Salceda was appointed Presidential Chief of Staff on February 10, 2007.
  4. ^ Ronaldo Puno, Jr. was appointed Interior and Local Government Secretary on February 5, 2006.
  5. ^ Ronaldo G. Andaya was appointed Budget and Management Secretary on February 5, 2006.
  6. ^ Joseph "Ace" H. Durano was appointed as Tourism Secretary on August 19, 2004.
  7. ^ Assumed office on June 9, 2005. Elected in a special election on May 30, 2005 to complete the unexpired term of Joseph "Ace" H. Durano (Lakas-CMD) who was appointed Tourism Secretary on August 19, 2004.
  8. ^ Marcelino C. Libanan was appointed Commissioner of the Bureau of Immigration on April 18, 2007[14]
  9. ^ Romualdo T. Vicencio died on July 26, 2006.
  10. ^ Jesli A. Lapus, Jr. was appointed Education Secretary on July 24, 2006.
  11. ^ Replaced Anuar J. Abubakar (Lakas-CMD) as per House Electoral Tribunal decision on June 30, 2006.[15]
  12. ^ Antonio M. Serapio died on February 19, 2007.[16]
  13. ^ Assumed office on January 31, 2007[17] after Ernesto S. Gidaya died on January 29, 2007.[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Arroyo will push Cha-cha, hit at ‘Imperial Manila’ in SONA Accessed on July 21, 2006.
  2. ^ House approves resolution convening constituent assembly Maila Ager INQ7.net. Accessed on December 7, 2006.
  3. ^ 22 senators close ranks, vow to boycott Con-ass Accessed on December 9, 2006.
  4. ^ Arroyo foes gear for ‘serious battle’ Accessed on December 8, 2006.
  5. ^ CBCP planning nationwide protests vs constituent assembly Accessed on December 8, 2006.
  6. ^ Palace backtracks, now favors constitutional convention, too Accessed on December 9, 2006
  7. ^ De Venecia calls for constitutional convention Accessed on December 9, 2006.
  8. ^ Senators nix De Venecia’s 72-hour con-con deadline Accessed on December 9, 2006.
  9. ^ Senate OKs Con-con but there’s no rush Accessed on December 13, 2006.
  10. ^ Constitutional convention ‘dead,’ says solon Accessed on December 12, 2006.
  11. ^ Arroyo signs P1.126-trillion budget. Accessed on May 26, 2007
  12. ^ Singson is new Deputy Speaker. Accessed on March 22, 2007.
  13. ^ Abra lawmaker murdered. Accessed on December 17, 2006.
  14. ^ Arroyo names lawmaker new immigration commissioner. Accessed on April 18, 2007.
  15. ^ Jaafar wins protest vs Tawi-Tawi Rep. Abubakar Accessed on July 6, 2006.
  16. ^ Rep. Serapio dies in vehicular accident Accessed on February 20, 2007.
  17. ^ A Lady Takes Over Accessed on February 1, 2007.
  18. ^ Party-list Rep. Ernesto Gidaya passes away Accessed on February 1, 2007.

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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