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. 

See also[edit]