8th Congress of the Philippines

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8th Congress of the Philippines
1987 – 1992
President Corazon Aquino
Vice President Salvador Laurel
Senate
Senate President Jovito Salonga
(1987-1992)
Neptali Gonzales
(1992)
Senate President pro tempore Teofisto Guingona, Jr.
(1987-1990)
Sotero Laurel
(1990-1992)
Ernesto Maceda
(1992)
Majority leader Orlando Mercado
(1987-1990)
Teofisto Guingona, Jr.
(1990-1991)
Alberto Romulo (1991-1992)
Minority leader Juan Ponce Enrile
(1990-1992)
Wigberto Tañada (1992)
Members 24
House of Representatives
House Speaker Ramon Mitra, Jr.
Majority leader Francisco Sumulong
Minority leader Rodolfo B. Albano (Nacionalista/KBL)
(1987-1989)
Mohammed Ali B. Dimaporo
(1989-1990)
Salvador H. Escudero III (Nacionalista/KBL)
(1990-1991)
Victor F. Ortega
(1991-1992)
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The Eighth Congress of the Philippines (Filipino: Ikawalong Kongreso ng Pilipinas) is the meeting of the national legislature of the Republic of the Philippines, composed of the Philippine Senate and House of Representatives after the ratification of the Constitution of the Philippines in 1987.

Legislation[edit]

Laws passed by the 8th Congress:

Leadership[edit]

Senate[edit]

  • President of the Senate:
Jovito R. Salonga (Liberal)
Neptali A. Gonzales (LDP) elected January 18, 1992
  • Senate President Pro-Tempore:
Teofisto T. Guingona Jr. (Liberal)
Sotero Laurel (UNIDO) elected July 23, 1990
Ernesto M. Maceda (PDP-Laban) elected January 18, 1992
  • Majority Floor Leader:
Orlando S. Mercado (Liberal)
Teofisto T. Guingona Jr. (Liberal) elected July 23, 1990
Alberto G. Romulo (LDP) elected July 22, 1991
  • Minority Floor Leader
Juan Ponce Enrile (Nacionalista)
Wigberto E. Tañada (Liberal) elected January 18, 1992

House of Representatives[edit]

  • Speaker of the House of Representatives
Ramon V. Mitra, Jr. (LDP, 2nd District Palawan)
  • Speaker Pro-Tempore
Antonio V. Cuenco (LDP, 2nd District Cebu City)
  • Majority Floor Leader
Francisco S. Sumulong (LDP, 1st District Rizal)
  • Minority Floor Leader
Rodolfo B. Albano (Nacionalista/KBL), 1st District Isabela)
Mohammed Ali B. Dimaporo (KBL), 2nd District Lanao del Sur) elected October 20, 1989
Salvador H. Escudero III (Nacionalista/KBL), 1st District Sorsogon) elected June 1, 1990
Victor F. Ortega (Nacionalista/KBL), 1st District La Union) elected July 22, 1991

Members[edit]

Composition[edit]

Final Senate composition.
Final House of Representatives composition.
Party Senate House of
Representatives
GAD 0 2
KBL 0 11
Lakas ng Bansa 6 24
LABAN 4 1
Liberal 8 16
Nacionalista 3 4
PDP-Laban 4 22
Independent 1 23
Partido ng Bayan 0 2
Sectoral representatives NA 13
PDP-Laban/Lakas ng Bansa coalition 0 21
Others and coalition 0 55
Total 24 213

Senate[edit]

Senator Party
  Heherson T. Alvarez
LDP
  Edgardo J. Angara
independent
  Agapito A. Aquino
BANDILA
  Juan Ponce Enrile1
Nacionalista
  Joseph E. Estrada
Nacionalista
  Neptali A. Gonzales
LDP
  Teofisto T. Guingona, Jr.
Liberal
  Ernesto F. Herrera
Liberal
  Sotero H. Laurel
UNIDO
  Jose M. Lina
LDP
  Ernesto M. Maceda
PDP-Laban
  Raul S. Manglapus2
NUCD
  Orlando S. Mercado
Liberal
  John Henry R. Osmeña
Liberal
  Vicente T. Paterno
PDP-Laban
  Aquilino Q. Pimentel, Jr.
PDP-Laban
  Santanina T. Rasul3
Liberal
  Alberto G. Romulo
LDP
  Rene A.V. Saguisag
Liberal
  Jovito R. Salonga
Liberal
  Leticia R. Shahani
LDP
  Mamintal A.J. Tamano4
Nacionalista
  Wigberto E. Tañada
Liberal
  Victor San Andres Ziga
Liberal
^1 Assumed office on August 15, 1987 after Augusto Sanchez' election protest was dismissed by the Supreme Court.
^2 Resigned on October 9, 1987 and appointed Secretary of Foreign Affairs on October 15, 1987.
^3 Assumed office on July 26, 1987.
^4 Assumed office on July 6, 1987.

House of Representatives[edit]

District Representatives
Province/City District Representative Party
Abra
Lone
Rudolfo A. Bernardez LDP
Agusan del Norte
1st
Charito B. Plaza Liberal
2nd
Edelmiro A. Amante, Sr. Nacionalista
Agusan del Sur
Lone
Democrito O. Plaza KBL
Aklan
Lone
Ramon B. Legaspi LDP
Albay
1st
Edcel C. Lagman LDP
2nd
Carlos R. Imperial Independent
3rd
Efren R. Sarte Liberal
Antique
Lone
Exequiel B. Javier LDP
Aurora
Lone
Benedicto G. Miran LDP
Bacolod City
Lone
Romeo G. Guanzon Independent
Basilan
Lone
Alvin G. Dans LDP
Bataan
1st
Felicito C. Payumo Liberal
2nd
Enrique T. Garcia LDP
Batanes
Lone
Florencio B. Abad[1] Liberal
Batangas
1st
Conrado V. Apacible Liberal
2nd
Hernando B. Perez LDP
3rd
Milagros Laurel-Trinidad Nacionalista Party (earlier UNIDO)
4th
Jose E. Calingasan LDP
Benguet
1st
Honorato Y. Aquino LDP
2nd
Samuel M. Dangwa LDP
Bohol
1st
Venice Borja-Agana
2nd
David B. Tirol
3rd
Isidro C. Zarraga
Bukidnon
1st
Socorro O. Acosta
2nd
Violeta T. Labaria
3rd
Jose Ma. R. Zubiri, Jr. KBL
Bulacan
1st
Francisco B. Aniag, Jr.
2nd
Vicente C. Rivera, Jr.
3rd
Jose L. Cabochan
4th
Rogaciano M. Mercado[2] LDP
Cagayan
1st
Domingo A. Tuzon
2nd
Leoncio M. Puzon KBL
3rd
Tito M. Dupaya
Cagayan de Oro City
Lone
Benedicta B. Roa
Caloocan City
1st
Virgilio P. Robles
Romeo L. Santos[3]
2nd
Gerardo P. Cabochan
Camarines Norte
Lone
Renato M. Unico LDP
Camarines Sur
1st
Rolando R. Andaya
2nd
Raul S. Roco LDP
3rd
Eduardo P. Pilapil
4th
Ciriaco R. Alfelor
Camiguin
Lone
Pedro P. Romualdo
Capiz
1st
Gerardo A. Roxas, Jr. Liberal
2nd
Cornelio T. Villareal Liberal
Catanduanes
Lone
Moises M. Tapia[4]
Cavite
1st
Leonardo L. Guerrero
2nd
Renato P. Dragon KBL
3rd
Jorge A. Nuñez
Cebu
1st
Antonio Bacaltos
2nd
Crisologo A. Abines
3rd
Pablo P. Garcia LDP
4th
Celestino E. Martinez, Jr. LDP
5th
Ramon D. Durano III KBL
6th
Vicente L. de la Serna LDP
Cebu City
1st
Raul V. Del Mar LDP
2nd
Antonio V. Cuenco LDP
Cotabato (North)
1st
Rodrigo B. Gutang
2nd
Gregorio A. Andolana PnB
Davao City
1st
Jesus G. Dureza LDP
Prospero C. Nograles[5]
2nd
Cornelio P. Maskariño
3rd
Luis T. Santos
Davao del Norte
1st
Lorenzo S. Sarmiento
2nd
Baltazar A. Sator
3rd
Rodolfo P. Del Rosario LDP
Davao del Sur
1st
Juanito G. Camasura, Jr.
2nd
Benjamin V. Bautista, Sr. KBL
Davao Oriental
1st
Enrico G. Dayanghirang PDP-Laban
2nd
Thelma Z. Almario LDP
Eastern Samar
Lone
Jose T. Ramirez
Ifugao
Lone
Gualberto B. Lumauig KBL
Ilocos Norte
1st
Roque R. Ablan, Jr. KBL
2nd
Mariano R. Nalupta, Jr.
Ilocos Sur
1st
Luis C. Singson KBL
2nd
Eric D. Singson KBL
Iloilo
1st
Oscar G. Garin
2nd
Alberto J. Lopez
3rd
Licurgo P. Tirador
4th
Narciso D. Monfort KBL
5th
Neil D. Tupas KBL
Iloilo City
Lone
Rafael J. Lopez-Vito
Isabela
1st
Rodolfo B. Albano
KBL
2nd
Simplicio B. Domingo, Jr. KBL
3rd
Santiago P. Respicio
4th
Antonio M. Abaya KBL
Kalinga-Apayao
Lone
William F. Claver
La Union
1st
Victor F. Ortega Nacionalista/KBL
2nd
Jose D. Aspiras KBL
Laguna
1st
Nereo R. Joaquin
2nd
Justin M. Chipeco, Jr. KBL
3rd
Florante L. Aquino
4th
Magdaleno M. Palacol
Lanao del Norte
1st
Mariano Ll. Badelles KBL
2nd
Abdullah D. Dimaporo[6] KBL
Lanao del Sur
1st
Sultan Omar M. Dianalan LDP
2nd
Mohamad Ali B. Dimaporo KBL
Las Piñas-Muntinlupa
Lone
Filemon C. Aguilar
Leyte
1st
Cirilo Roy C. Montejo
2nd
Manuel L. Horca, Jr.
3rd
Alberto S. Veloso KBL
4th
Carmelo J. Locsin independent
5th
Eriberto V. Loreto LDP
Maguindanao
1st
Michael Mastura
2nd
Guimid P. Matalam
Makati
Lone
Ma. Consuelo Puyat-Reyes KBL
Malabon-Navotas
Lone
Teresa Aquino-Oreta LDP
Manila
1st
Martin B. Isidro Liberal
2nd
Jaime C. Lopez PDP-Laban
3rd
Leonardo B. Fugoso
4th
Ramon S. Bagatsing, Jr. LDP
5th
Amado S. Bagatsing LDP
6th
Pablo V. Ocampo
Marikina
Lone
Democlito J. Angeles
Marinduque
Lone
Carmencita O. Reyes
Masbate
1st
Tito R. Espinosa
2nd
Luz Cleta R. Bakunawa
3rd
Moises R. Espinosa[7]
Misamis Occidental
1st
Ernie D. Clarete
2nd
Herminia M. Ramiro
Misamis Oriental
1st
Isacio A. Pelaez
2nd
Victorico L. Chavez
Mountain Province
Lone
Victor S. Dominguez KBL
Negros Occidental
1st
Salvador S. Laguda
2nd
Manuel H. Puey
3rd
Jose Carlos V. Lacson
4th
Edward M. Matti
5th
Mariano M. Yulo
6th
Hortensia L. Starke
Negros Oriental
1st
Jerome V. Paras
2nd
Miguel L. Romero LDP
3rd
Margarito B. Teves
Northern Samar
1st
Raul A. Daza
Liberal
2nd
Jose L. Ong, Jr. LDP
Nueva Ecija
1st
Eduardo Nonato N. Joson KBL/BALANE
2nd
Simeon E. Garcia, Jr.
3rd
Hermogenes D. Concepcion, Jr.
4th
Nicanor D. De Guzman, Jr.[8]
Nueva Vizcaya
Lone
Carlos M. Padilla LDP
Occidental Mindoro
Lone
Mario Gene J. Mendiola
Oriental Mindoro
1st
Rodolfo G. Valencia
2nd
Jesus M. Punzalan
Palawan
1st
David A. Ponce De Leon
2nd
Ramon V. Mitra LDP
Pampanga
1st
Carmelo F. Lazatin
2nd
Emigdio L. Lingad LDP
3rd
Oscar S. Rodriguez PnB
4th
Marciano M. Pineda
Emilio Bondoc[9]
Pangasinan
1st
Oscar M. Orbos[10]
2nd
Antonio E. Bengson III
3rd
Fabian S. Sison LDP
4th
Jose C. De Venecia, Jr. LDP
5th
Conrado B. Estrella, Jr.
6th
Conrado M. Estrella III
Parañaque
Lone
Freddie N. Webb
Pasay City
Lone
Lorna Verano-Yap
Pasig
Lone
Rufino S. Javier
Pateros-Taguig
Lone
Dante O. Tinga
Quezon
1st
Wilfrido L. Enverga
2nd
Mario L. Tagarao[11]
3rd
Bienvenido O. Marquez, Jr.
4th
Oscar F. Santos
Quezon City
1st
Renato A. Yap
2nd
Antonio L. Aquino
3rd
Anna Dominique M.L. Coseteng
4th
Ismael A. Mathay, Jr. KBL
Quirino
Lone
Junie E. Cua
Rizal
1st
Francisco S. Sumulong LDP
2nd
Emigdio S. Tanjuatco, Jr. LDP
Romblon
Lone
Natalio M. Beltran, Jr. LDP
Samar (Western)
1st
Jose A. Roño KBL
2nd
Venancio T. Garduce PnB
San Juan-Mandaluyong
Lone
Ronaldo B. Zamora KBL
Siquijor
Lone
Orlando B. Fua
Sorsogon
1st
Salvador H. Escudero III KBL
2nd
Bonifacio H. Gillego PnB
South Cotabato
1st
Adelbert W. Antonino
2nd
Hilario L. De Pedro III
3rd
James L. Chiongbian
Southern Leyte
Lone
Roger G. Mercado
Rosette Y. Lerias[12]
Sultan Kudarat
Lone
Estanislao V. Valdez
Sulu
1st
Abdusakur M. Tan
2nd
Arden S. Anni
Surigao del Norte
1st
Glenda B. Ecleo
2nd
Constantino C. Navarro
Surigao del Sur
1st
Mario S. Ty
2nd
Ernesto T. Estrella
Tarlac
1st
Jose R. Cojuangco, Jr. LDP
2nd
Jose V. Yap LDP
3rd
Herminio S. Aquino LDP
Tawi-Tawi
Lone
Alawadin T. Bandon, Jr.
Romulo Espaldon[13]
Valenzuela
Lone
Antonio M. Serapio
Zambales
1st
Katherine H. Gordon
2nd
Pacita T. Gonzales
Zamboanga City
Lone
Maria Clara Lobregat LDP
Zamboanga del Norte
1st
Artemio A. Adasa, Jr.
2nd
Ernesto S. Amatong
3rd
Angel M. Carloto
Zamboanga del Sur
1st
Isidoro E. Real, Jr.
2nd
Antonio H. Cerilles
3rd
Wilfredo G. Cainglet
Sectoral Representatives
Sector Representative
Disabled Arturo Borjal
Estrella G. Juco[14]
Farmers Dabiel De Luna
Fisherfolk Antonio Olegario
Labor Ramon Jabar, Jr.
Adelize A. Raymundo
Alejandro C. Villariza
Peasant Romeo Angeles
Bartolome Arteche
Urban Poor Herminio Panganiban
Rey M. Teves
Veteran & Elderly Dionisio Ojeda
Youth Al Ignatius Lopez
Jose Luis Martin Gascon
  1. ^ Appointed Secretary of Agrarian Reform on December 31, 1989
  2. ^ Died on November 13, 1989.
  3. ^ Replaced Virgilio P. Robles on March 6, 1991.
  4. ^ Died on November 15, 1987.
  5. ^ Replaced Jesus G. Dureza in July 1989.
  6. ^ Resigned on December 12, 1989 to run for ARMM Governor .
  7. ^ Moises R. Espinosa was assassinated during incumbency on March 17, 1989.
  8. ^ Resigned on August 7, 1990.
  9. ^ Replaced Marciano M. Pineda on January 28, 1992.
  10. ^ Appointed Secretary of Transportation and Communications on January 1, 1990.
  11. ^ Died on April 23, 1990.
  12. ^ Replaced Roger G. Mercado.
  13. ^ Replaced Alawadin T. Bandon, Jr. on December 12, 1990.
  14. ^ Died on July 7, 1989.

External links[edit]

See also[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.