Lakas-Laban Coalition

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The Lakas-Laban Coalition was the political multi-party electoral alliance that was supported by the administration of Philippine President Fidel V. Ramos for the May 8, 1995 midterm legislative and local elections. It was a coalition of two major parties in the Philippines, the Lakas-National Union of Christian Democrats (NUCD)-United 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 Elected
Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
Senator from Pampanga and daughter of former President Diosdado Macapagal Yes
Rodolfo Biazon
former Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines from Metro Manila No
Franklin Drilon
former Secretary of Justice from Iloilo Yes
Juan Ponce Enrile
Senator from Cagayan Yes
Marcelo Fernan
former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines from Cebu Yes
Juan Flavier
former Secretary of Health from Metro Manila Yes
Ramon Magsaysay Jr.
businessman from Zambales and son of former President Ramon Magsaysay Yes
Ramon Mitra, Jr.
former congressman from Palawan, former Speaker of the House of Representatives and 1992 LDP Presidential nominee (lost to Fidel Ramos) No
Sergio Osmeña III
businessman from Cebu and grandson of former President Sergio Osmeña Yes
Aquilino Pimentel, Jr.
former Secretary of Interior and Local Government and former Mayor of Cagayan de Oro City No
Raul Roco
Senator from Camarines Sur Yes
Francisco Tatad
Senator from Catanduanes Yes


9 out of 12 candidates won the possible 12 seats in the Senate namely: (in order of votes received)

  • Gloria Macapagal Arroyo
  • Franklin Drilon
  • Juan Ponce Enrile
  • Marcelo Fernan
  • Juan Flavier
  • Ramon Magsaysay Jr.
  • Sergio Osmeña III
  • Raul Roco
  • Francisco Tatad

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