Majority Floor Leader of the Senate of the Philippines

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Majority Floor Leader of the Senate of the Philippines
Tito Sotto.jpg
Incumbent
Vicente Sotto III

since July 25, 2016
Style The Honorable
(Diplomatic)
Appointer Elected by the Senate of the Philippines
Inaugural holder Francisco Villanueva
Formation October 16, 1916
Website Senate of the Philippines
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The Majority leader of the Senate of the Philippines (also called as the Senate Majority Floor Leader) is the leader elected by the majority party of the Senate of the Philippines that serves as their official leader in the body.

He also manages the business of the majority part in the Senate. By tradition, the Senate President or any Presiding Officer gives the Majority leader priority in obtaining the floor and also, he is the traditional Chairman of the Committee on Rules.

The current Majority Floor Leader of the Senate is Tito Sotto, elected on the first day of the first regular session of 17th Congress on July 25, 2016.

List of Majority Floor Leaders[edit]

# Name Party District Legislature Start of service End of service Era
1 Francisco F. Villanueva Nacionalista 7th 4th Philippine Legislature 1916 1919 Insular Government
2 Francisco Enage Nacionalista 9th 5th Philippine Legislature 1919 1922
6th Philippine Legislature 1922 1925
7th Philippine Legislature 1925 1928
3 Jose P. Laurel Nacionalista 5th 8th Philippine Legislature 1928 1931
4 Benigno Aquino, Sr. Nacionalista 3rd 9th Philippine Legislature 1931 1934
5 Claro M. Recto Nacionalista 5th 10th Philippine Legislature 1934 1935
6 Melecio Arranz Nacionalista Nationwide
at-large
1st Commonwealth Congress 1945 1946 Commonwealth
7 Vicente Francisco Nacionalista 2nd Commonwealth Congress 1946 1946
1st Congress 1946 1948 Third Republic
8 Tomas Cabili Liberal 1948 1949
2nd Congress 1950 1953
9 Cipriano Primicias, Sr. Nacionalista 3rd Congress 1954 1957
4th Congress 1958 1961
5th Congress 1962 1965
10 Arturo Tolentino Nacionalista
11 Jose Roy Nacionalista 6th Congress 1966 1969
12 Rodolfo Ganzon Nacionalista
13 Arturo Tolentino (2nd time) Nacionalista
7th Congress 1970 1972
14 Orlando S. Mercado Liberal 8th Congress 1987 1989 Fifth Republic
15 Teofisto Guingona, Jr. Liberal July 23, 1990 January 1, 1992
16 Alberto Romulo LDP January 1, 1992 1992
9th Congress 1992 1995
10th Congress 1995 October 10, 1996
17 Francisco Tatad LDP October 10, 1996 January 26, 1998
18 Franklin Drilon Lakas January 26, 1998 1998 –
LAMP 11th Congress 1998 July 12, 2000
19 Francisco Tatad (2nd time) PRP July 12, 2000 June 30, 2001
20 Loren Legarda Lakas 12th Congress July 23, 2001 2002 – June 3, 2002
21 Aquilino Pimentel, Jr. PDP-LABAN June 3, 2002 July 23, 2002
22 Loren Legarda (2nd time) Lakas July 23, 2002 June 30, 2004
23 Francis Pangilinan Liberal 2004 2004
13th Congress July 24, 2004 June 30, 2007
14th Congress June 30, 2007 November 17, 2008
24 Juan Miguel Zubiri Lakas November 17, 2008 June 30, 2010
25 Tito Sotto NPC 15th Congress 26 July 2010 22 July 2013
Gregorio Honasan (Acting) UNA July 22, 2013 July 23, 2013
26 Alan Peter Cayetano Nacionalista 16th Congress July 23, 2013 July 25, 2016
27 Tito Sotto (2nd time) NPC 17th Congress July 25, 2016 present

Living former Majority Leaders of the Senate[edit]

Currently there are eight living former Majority Leaders of the Senate:

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