Philippine Senate election, 2016

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Philippine Senate election, 2016
2013 ←
May 9, 2016 → 2019

12 (of the 24) seats to the Senate of the Philippines
13 seats needed for a majority
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Leader Franklin Drilon Tito Sotto
Party Liberal NPC
Alliance Team PNoy UNA
Last election Team PNoy: 9 seats, 59.63%
Liberal Party only: 1 seat, 11.32%
UNA-led coalition: 3 seats, 30.82%
United Nationalist Alliance only: 3 seats, 30.82%
Current seats Coalition: 15
Liberal only: 4 (3 up)
Coalition: 5
UNA only: 5 (2 up)

Incumbent Senate President

Franklin Drilon

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The 2016 election to the Senate of the Philippines will be the 32nd election to the Senate of the Philippines. The 12 seats of the senators elected in 2010 will be up on this election. The winners in this election will join the winners of the 2013 election to form the 17th Congress of the Philippines.

The Senate election will be a part of the 2016 general election where elections for President, Vice President, members of the House of Representatives, and all local officials, including those from the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, will be held.

The election will be held on a plurality-at-large voting system, where the voter has 12 votes, each candidate getting one vote, and the twelve candidates with the highest number of votes being elected.


A coalition led by the Liberal Party of Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas, the successor of Team PNoy, and the United Nationalist Alliance of Vice President Jejomar Binay, are widely expected to put up senatorial slates. Aside from these coalitions, candidates running for president are also expected to put up their own slates.

Term-limited and retiring incumbents[edit]

The following are barred from seeking reelection, although they can be elected anew in 2019:

Other incumbent senators may retire or seek other political offices in 2016.


Incumbents not term-limited[edit]

These are the senators who are not term-limited; a great majority of incumbent senators who were not term-limited had run in the immediately succeeding election:

Liberal Party incumbents[edit]

Nationalista Party incumbents[edit]

Nationalist People's Coalition incumbents[edit]

Independent incumbents[edit]

Potential candidates who are not incumbents[edit]


Composition of the Senate before and after the election:

  • Key: ‡ up; * vacancy
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
Senate bloc Majority bloc Minority bloc


  • ‡ Seats up
  • * Gained by a party from another party
  • √ Held by the incumbent
  • + Held by the same party with a new senator