List of senators elected in the Philippine Senate election, 2010

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The 2010 Senate election in the Philippines occurred on May 10, 2010 to elect one-half of the Senate. The senators elected in 2010, together with those elected on 2007, will comprise the Senate's delegation in the 15th Congress.

The canvassing of votes for senator was done in record time, attributed partly to the use precinct count optical scanner voting machines; the voting machines were used in a national election for the time, and proclamation for the first nine winners was done five days after Election Day, while the latter three's was done three days later. All incumbents that ran successfully defended their seats, with four former senators and two new senators being elected.

Manner of election[edit]

Voting for senators is via nationwide, at-large basis via plurality-at-large voting system. A voter has twelve votes: the voter can vote less than twelve but not more than it. Then votes are tallied nationwide and the twelve candidates with the highest number of votes are elected to the Senate. The Commission on Elections administers elections for the Senate, with the Senate Electoral Tribunal deciding election disputes after a Senator has took office.

Senators elected in 2010[edit]

  • Key: Boldface: incumbent, italicized: neophyte senator
Place Senator Party Voted at* Date proclaimed Religion Prior congressional and elective executive positions Born
6th Pia Cayetano Nacionalista Taguig May 15 Evangelical Christianity Senator (2004–10) 1966
3rd Miriam Defensor Santiago PRP Quezon City May 15 Roman Catholicism Senator (1995–2001, 2004–10) 1945
4th Franklin Drilon Liberal Iloilo City May 15 Roman Catholicism Senator (1995–2007; Senate President, 2000, 2001–04) 1945
2nd Jinggoy Estrada PMP San Juan May 15 Roman Catholicism Senator (2004–10), Mayor of San Juan (1992–2001), Vice Mayor of San Juan (1988–92) 1963
12th Teofisto Guingona III Liberal Malaybalay, Bukidnon May 18 Roman Catholicism Member of the House of Representatives from Bukidnon's 2nd district (2004–10) 1959
11th Lito Lapid Lakas-Kampi Porac, Pampanga May 18 Roman Catholicism Senator (2004–10), Governor of Pampanga (1995–2004), Vice Governor of Pampanga (1992–95) 1955
7th Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. Nacionalista Batac, Ilocos Norte May 15 Roman Catholicism Member of the House of Representatives from Ilocos Norte's 2nd district (1992–95, 2007–10), Governor of Ilocos Norte (1983–86, 1998–2007) 1957
10th Sergio Osmeña III Independent Makati May 18 Roman Catholicism Senator (1995–2007) 1943
5th Juan Ponce Enrile PMP Aparri Cagayan May 15 Roman Catholicism Senator (1987–92, 1995–2001, 2004–10; Senate President, 2008–10), member of the House of Representatives from Cagayan's 1st district (1992–95), Member of the Batasang Pambansa from Region II (1978–84), and from Cagayan's at-large district (1984–86) 1924
8th Ralph Recto Liberal Lipa, Batangas May 15 Roman Catholicism Senator (2001–07), member of the House of Representatives from Batangas' 4th district (1992–2001) 1964
1st Bong Revilla Lakas-Kampi Imus, Cavite May 15 Roman Catholicism Senator (2004–10), Governor of Cavite (1998–2001), Vice Governor of Cavite (1992–98) 1966
9th Vicente Sotto III NPC Quezon City May 15 Roman Catholicism Senator (1992–2004), Vice Mayor of Quezon City (1988–92) 1948

*Senators are elected on a nationwide, at-large basis.

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