Lakas-Laban Coalition

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Lakas-Laban Coalition was the political multi-party electoral alliance that was supported by the administration of Philippine President Fidel V. Ramos during the May 8, 1995 Midterm Legislative and Local elections. It is a coalition of two major parties in the Philippines, the Lakas-National Union of Christian Democrats (NUCD)-Union of Muslim Democrats of the Philippines (UMDP) of President Ramos and the Laban ng Demokratikong Pilipino (LDP) of Senator Edgardo J. Angara.

Senatorial Slate[edit]

Candidate Party Occupation
Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
Senator from Pampanga and daughter of former President Diosdado Macapagal
Rodolfo Biazon
former Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines from Metro Manila
Franklin Drilon
former Secretary of Justice from Iloilo
Juan Ponce Enrile
Senator from Cagayan
Marcelo Fernan
former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines from Cebu
Juan Flavier
former Secretary of Health from Metro Manila
Ramon Magsaysay, Jr.
businessman from Zambales and son of former President Ramon Magsaysay
Ramon Mitra, Jr.
former congressman from Palawan, former Speaker of the House of Representatives and 1992 LDP Presidential nominee (lost to Fidel Ramos)
Sergio Osmeña III
businessman from Cebu and grandson of former President Sergio Osmeña
Aquilino Pimentel, Jr.
former Secretary of Interior and Local Government and former Mayor of Cagayan de Oro City
Raul Roco
Senator from Camarines Sur
Francisco Tatad
Senator from Catanduanes


The Lakas-Laban Coalition gained 9 out of 12 possible seats in the Senate namely: (in order of votes received)

  • Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (elected vice-president in 1998)
  • Raul Roco
  • Ramon Magsaysay Jr.
  • Franklin Drilon
  • Juan Flavier
  • Sergio Osmeña III
  • Francisco Tatad
  • Marcelo Fernan
  • Juan Ponce Enrile

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