Philippine Senate election, 2004

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Philippine Senate election, 2004
Philippines
2001 ←
May 10, 2004 → 2007

12 (of the 24) seats in the Senate
13 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
  Juan Ponce Enrile.jpg
Leader Juan Ponce Enrile Juan Flavier
Party KNP Lakas
Alliance KNP K4
Leader's seat Nationwide at-large Nationwide at-large
Seats before 3 7
Seats won 5 4
Seats after 6 7
Seat change Increase 3 Steady
Popular vote 90,234,627 80,684,233
Percentage 35.5% 31.7%
Swing Increase 35.5% Increase 12.1%

  Third party Fourth party
  Drilon Cropped.jpg Miriam Defensor Santiago.jpg
Leader Franklin Drilon Miriam Defensor Santiago
Party Liberal PRP
Alliance K4 K4
Leader's seat Nationwide at-large Nationwide at-large
Seats before 2 0
Seats won 2 1
Seats after 4 1
Seat change Increase 2 Increase 1
Popular vote 30,008,158 12,187,401
Percentage 11.8% 4.8%
Swing Increase 3.9% Increase 0.8%

Senate President before election

Franklin Drilon
Liberal

Elected Senate President

Franklin Drilon
Liberal

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The senatorial election was held in the Philippines on May 10, 2004. The major coalitions that participated are the Koalisyon ng Katapatan at Karanasan sa Kinabukasan (K4; Coalition of Truth and Experience for Tomorrow) composed of parties that support the candidacy of president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, and the Koalisyon ng Nagkakaisang Pilipino (KNP; Coalition of United Filipinos), parties that support the candidacy of movie actor Fernando Poe, Jr. A third coalition, the Alyansa ng Pag-asa (Alliance of Hope) was made up of Aksyon Demokratiko and Reporma-LM. K4 won seven seats, while the KNP won the remaining five contested seats in the Philippine Senate.

The elections were notable for several reasons. This election first saw the implementation of the Overseas Absentee Voting Act of 2003 (see Wikisource), which enabled Filipinos in over 70 countries to vote.

Parties and coalitions[edit]

This election has seen strong shifts of alliances and new parties as candidates switched allegiances. The two major coalitions seen in this elections were the K-4 (Koalisyon ng Katapatan at Karanasan sa Kinabukasan), of the administration, and the KNP (Koalisyon ng Nagkakaisang Pilipino), the united opposition.

Koalisyon ng Katapatan at Karanasan sa Kinabukasan (K-4)[edit]

The Koalisyon ng Katapatan at Karanasan sa Kinabukasan (Coalition of Truth and Experience for Tomorrow) or K-4, is the remnant of the People Power Coalition that was formed following the ascendancy of president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to power. Arroyo is seeking a complete term under this coalition with Sen. Noli de Castro, an independent, yet popular, politician, as her running mate. The leading party in this coalition is the ruling Lakas-CMD, of which Arroyo is a member. Other parties under this coalition are the Liberal Party, the Nacionalista Party, the Nationalist People's Coalition and the People's Reform Party.

Koalisyon ng Nagkakaisang Pilipino (KNP)[edit]

The Koalisyon ng Nagkakaisang Pilipino (Coalition of United Filipinos), or KNP, is the coalition of the united opposition. Its standard bearers are Fernando Poe, Jr. for president and Sen. Loren Legarda for vice-president. The leading parties of this coalition is the Laban ng Demokratikong Pilipino (LDP-Angara Wing), the PDP-Laban and the Pwersa ng Masang Pilipino. the LDP split is caused by stubbornness between FPJ and Ping Lacson. especially with the support of the former president Joseph Estrada and former first lady Imelda Marcos. The other major party under this coalition is Estrada's Partido ng Masang Pilipino (PMP, Party of the Filipino Masses).

Alyansa ng Pag-asa[edit]

The third major coalition running in this election is the Alyansa ng Pag-asa (Alliance of Hope), This coalition fielded Raul Roco for president and Herminio Aquino for vice-president. The three major parties supporting this coalition are Roco's Aksyon Demokratiko (Democratic Action), former Defense Sec. Renato de Villa's Reporma Party, and Lito Osmeña's Promdi (Probinsya Muna [Provinces First] Development Party). The three parties were the ones that bolted out of the People Power Coalition.

Bangon Pilipinas Movement (BPM)[edit]

The Bangon Pilipinas (Rise up, Philippines) Movement is the political party of Bro. Eddie Villanueva. It consists mostly of volunteers, a majority of whom came from Villanueva's Jesus Is Lord church (Villanueva resigned from the church before submitting his candidacy, to prevent questions on separation of church and state).

Laban ng Demokratikong Pilipino (LDP) (Aquino Wing)[edit]

This was composed of Panfilo Lacson's supporters in the LDP Party.

Partido Isang Bansa, Isang Diwa[edit]

This was Eddie Gil's organization. Gil was deemed a nuisance candidate and was disqualified from the presidential race, however, the party qualified for other positions.

Candidates[edit]

Not in ticket[edit]

Name Party
Heherson Alvarez LDP-Aquino wing
Gerardo del Mundo Independent
Eddie Ilarde Independent
Carlos M. Padilla LDP-Aquino wing
Pilar Pilapil Independent

Election results[edit]

The official results of the election were released in staggered dates with most winners in local elective positions declared within two weeks from the May 10 election date. The winners in the Senatorial and Party-list Representative elections were declared on May 24, with the exception of the 12th senator which was announced on June 3. The results of the Presidential and Vice-Presidential races were finalized by the Congress on June 20, more than a month after the elections. Out of the 43,536,028 registered voters, about 35.4 million ballots were cast giving a voter turn-out of 81.4%.

The COMELEC sits as the National Board of Canvassers for the 12 senatorial positions.

e • d Summary of the May 10, 2004 Philippine Senate election results
Rank Candidate Coalition Party Votes %
1. Mar Roxas K-4 Liberal 19,372,888 57.81%
2. Bong Revilla K-4 Lakas 15,801,531 47.15%
3. Aquilino Pimentel, Jr. KNP KNP 13,519,998 40.35%
4. Jamby Madrigal KNP KNP 13,253,692 39.55%
5. Richard Gordon K-4 Lakas 12,707,151 37.92%
6. Pia Cayetano K-4 Lakas 12,542,054 37.43%
7. Miriam Defensor Santiago K-4 PRP 12,187,401 36.37%
8. Alfredo Lim KNP KNP 11,286,428 33.68%
9. Juan Ponce Enrile KNP KNP 11,191,162 33.40%
10. Jinggoy Estrada KNP KNP 11,094,120 33.11%
11. Lito Lapid K-4 Lakas 10,970,941 32.74%
12. Rodolfo Biazon K-4 Liberal 10,635,270 31.74%
13. Robert Barbers K-4 Lakas 10,624,585 31.71%
14. Ernesto Maceda KNP KNP 9,944,328 29.68%
15. John Henry Osmeña K-4 Independent 9,914,179 29.59%
16. Orlando Mercado K-4 Lakas 8,295,024 24.75%
17. Robert Jaworski K-4 Lakas 6,921,425 20.65%
18. Boots Anson-Roa KNP KNP 5,873,845 17.53%
19. Francisco Tatad KNP PMP 5,718,740 17.07%
20. Heherson Alvarez Independent 4,791,085 14.30%
21. Ernesto Herrera KNP KNP 4,612,036 13.76%
22. Perfecto Yasay Alyansa ng Pag-asa Aksyon 4,408,808 13.16%
23. Francisco Chavez Alyansa ng Pag-asa Reporma-LM 4,286,838 12.79%
24. Carlos M. Padilla Independent 3,863,693 11.53%
25. Salvador Escudero III KNP KNP 3,780,469 11.28%
26. Amina Rasul KNP KNP 3,456,480 10.31%
27. Jay Sonza Aksyon 2,839,442 8.47%
28. Parouk S. Hussin K-4 Lakas 2,821,522 8.42%
29. Didagen Dilangalen KNP KNP 2,222,069 6.63%
30. Melanio Mauricio, Jr. Alyansa ng Pag-asa Aksyon 1,144,279 3.41%
31. Pilar Pilapil Independent 692,137 2.07%
32. Eduardo Nonato Joson Alyansa ng Pag-asa Aksyon 631,041 1.88%
33. Eddie Ilarde Independent 527,865 1.58%
34. Nicanor Gatmaytan Jr. Alyansa ng Pag-asa Aksyon 453,693 1.35%
35. Bong Coo Alyansa ng Pag-asa Aksyon 338,846 1.01%
36. Oliver Lozano KBL 238,272 0.71%
37. Alvin Alvincent Almirante KBL 206,097 0.62%
38. Ramon Montaño Isang Bansa Isang Diwa 159,735 0.48%
39. Matuan Usop Isang Bansa Isang Diwa 137,376 0.41%
40. Angel Rosario Isang Bansa Isang Diwa 98,932 0.30%
41. Ismael Aparri Isang Bansa Isang Diwa 97,430 0.29%
42. Norma Nueva KBL 96,129 0.29%
43. Carmen Borja Isang Bansa Isang Diwa 95,755 0.29%
44. Pendatun Decampong Isang Bansa Isang Diwa 94,713 0.28%
45. Gerardo del Mundo Independent 88,962 0.27%
46. El Cid Fajardo Isang Bansa Isang Diwa 79,471 0.24%
47. Iderlina Pagunuran Isang Bansa Isang Diwa 59,712 0.18%
48. Arturo Estuita Isang Bansa Isang Diwa 39,094 0.12%
Turnout 35,510,092 76.97%
Registered voters 43,536,028 100%
Note: A total of 48 candidates ran for senator. Sources: Vote totals from the Commission on Elections, turnout from the National Statistics Coordinating Board.

Per coalition[edit]

Party/coalition Votes  % Seats won  %
K4 132,793,971 52.2% 7 58.3%
KNP 95,953,367 37.7% 5 41.7%
Alyansa ng Pag-asa 11,263,505 4.4% 0 0.0%
Others and independents 14,205,900 5.6% 0 0.0%
Totals 254,216,743 100.0% 12 100.0%

Per party[edit]

Parties and coalitions Popular vote Seats
Total  % Swing Won End
12th
13th  % +/−
KNP (Coalition of United Filipinos) 90,234,627 35.5% Increase 35.5% 5 3 6 25.0% Increase 3
Lakas (People Power-Christian Muslim Democrats) 80,684,233 31.7% Increase 12.1% 4 7 7 29.2% Steady
Liberal (Liberal Party) 30,008,158 11.8% Increase 3.9% 2 2 4 16.7% Increase 2
PRP (People's Reform Party) 12,187,401 4.8% Increase 0.8% 1 0 1 4.8% Increase 1
Aksyon (Democratic Action) 9,362,416 3.7% Decrease 5.7% 0 1 1 4.2% Steady
PMP (Force of the Filipino Masses) 5,718,740 2.2% Increase 2.2% * * 0 0.0% *
Reporma-LM (Party for Democratic Reform-Workers' Party) 4,740,531 1.9% Decrease 0.1% 0 0 0 0.0% Steady
Partido Isang Bansa, Isang Diwa (One Country, One Spirit Party) 862,218 0.3% Increase 0.3% 0 0 0 0.0% Steady
KBL (New Society Movement) 540,498 0.2% Decrease 0.1% 0 0 0 0.0% Steady
LDP (Struggle of Democratic Filipinos) 0 0.0% Decrease 21.3% 0 4 1 4.2% Decrease 3
PDP-Laban (Philippine Democratic Party-People Power) 0 0.0% Decrease 4.8% * 1 1 4.2% Steady
Independent 19,877,921 7.8% Decrease 15.5% 0 5 2 4.8% Decrease 3
Totals 254,216,743 100.0% -- 12 24 23 95.8% Steady

*All PDP-Laban and PMP incumbents whose seats are up ran under the KNP banner.

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