President pro tempore of the Senate of the Philippines

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President pro tempore of the Senate of the Philippines
Ralph Recto cropped.jpg
Incumbent
Ralph Recto

since July 22, 2013
Style The Honorable
(Diplomatic)
Appointer Elected by the Senate
Inaugural holder Esperidion Guanco
Formation October 16, 1916
Website Senate of the Philippines
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The President Pro-Tempore of the Senate of the Philippines is the second highest-ranking official of the Senate of the Philippines. During the absence of the Senate President, the Senate President pro tempore presides over the Senate.

The President pro tempore of the Senate is Ralph Recto.

List of Senate Presidents pro tempore[edit]

# Name Party District Legislature Start of service End of service Era
1 Esperidion Guanco Nacionalista 8th 5th Philippine Legislature 1919 1922 Insular Government
2 Sergio Osmeña Nacionalista 10th 6th Philippine Legislature 1922 1925
7th Philippine Legislature 1925 1928
8th Philippine Legislature 1928 1931
9th Philippine Legislature 1931 1934
3 Jose Clarin Nacionalista 10th 10th Philippine Legislature 1934 1935
4 Jose Avelino Nacionalista 9th 1935 1935
4 Elpidio Quirino Nacionalista Nationwide
at-large
1st Commonwealth Congress 1945 1946 Commonwealth
5 Melecio Arranz Liberal 2nd Commonwealth Congress 1946 1946
1st Congress 1946 1949 Third Republic
6 Quintin Paredes Liberal 2nd Congress 1950 1952
7 Esteban Abada Liberal 1952 1952
8 Manuel Briones Nacionalista 1952 1953
9 Jose Zulueta Liberal 1953 1953
10 Manuel Briones (2nd time) Nacionalista 1953 1953
3rd Congress 1954 1957
11 Fernando Lopez Democratic 4th Congress 1958 1961
Nacionalista 5th Congress 1962 1965
12 Lorenzo Sumulong Nacionalista 6th Congress 1966 1969
13 Camilo Osias Liberal
14 Jose Roy Nacionalista
7th Congress 1970 1972
15 Teofisto Guingona, Jr. Liberal 8th Congress 1987 1990 Fifth Republic
16 Sotero Laurel Nacionalista 1990 1992
17 Ernesto Maceda PDP-LABAN 1990 1992
9th Congress 1992 1993
18 Teofisto Guingona, Jr. (2nd time) Lakas 1993 1993
18 Leticia Ramos-Shahani Lakas 1993 1995
10th Congress 1995 1996
19 Blas Ople LDP 1993 1995
LAMP 11th Congress 1998 1999
20 John Henry Osmeña LAMP 1999 2000
21 Blas Ople (2nd time) LAMP 2000 2001
22 Manny Villar Independent 12th Congress 2001 2002
23 Juan Flavier Lakas 2002 2004
13th Congress 2004 2007
24 Jinggoy Estrada PMP 14th Congress 2007 2010
15th Congress 2010 2013
25 Ralph Recto Liberal 16th Congress July 22, 2013 present

Living former Senate Presidents pro tempore[edit]

Currently there are six living former Senate Presidents pro tempore:

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