People Power Coalition

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People Power Coalition (PPC) was the Philippine administration's political multi-party electoral alliance in the May 14, 2001 midterm Legislative elections. The coalition was created after the EDSA Revolution of 2001 that ousted Joseph Estrada from the presidency on January 20. The coalition included Lakas-National Union of Christian Democrats (NUCD), the United Muslim Democrats of the Philippines (UMDP), Liberal Party, the Nationalist People's Coalition, Aksyon Demokratiko, Nacionalista Party, PDP-Laban, Reporma-LM (Democratic Reform Party), the PROMDI and some major regional and party-list political parties.


The Coalition devised an acronym for the 13 senatorial candidates of PPC which is: VOT FOR D CHAMMP (stands for Vote for the Champ or Champion) V for Villar; O for Osmeña; T for Tañada; F for Flavier; O for Obet, R for Recto; D for Drilon; C for Chatto; H for Herrera; A for Arroyo; M for Magsaysay; M for Monsod and P for Pangilinan.

The Senatorial Slate[edit]

Name Party Occupation Elected
Joker Arroyo Aksyon Representative from Makati City; Lead Prosecutor from the Joseph Estrada Impeachment trial Yes
Liwayway Vinzons-Chato REPORMA-LM former Bureau of Internal Revenue Commissioner No
Franklin Drilon Independent Senator Yes
Juan Flavier Lakas-NUCD Senator Yes
Ernesto Herrera Lakas-NUCD former Senator No
Ramon Magsaysay Jr. Lakas-NUCD Senator and son of former President Ramon Magsaysay Yes
Winnie Monsod Aksyon University of the Philippines School of Economics Economist, professor and TV personality No
Sergio Osmeña III PDP-LABAN Senator and 1998 Liberal Party Vice Presidential nominee (lost to Gloria Macapagal Arroyo) Yes
Obet Pandanganan Lakas-NUCD former Governor of Bulacan and 1998 Lakas-NUCD presidential candidate (nomination lost to Jose de Venecia) No
Kiko Pangilinan Liberal lawyer, former Quezon City councilor, TV personality and husband of movie and TV actress Sharon Cuneta Yes
Ralph Recto Lakas-NUCD Economist, Representative from Batangas and husband of movie and TV actress Vilma Santos Yes
Wigberto Tañada Liberal Representative from Quezon, former Senator and grandson of former Senator Lorenzo Tañada No
Manny Villar Independent Representative from Las Piñas City and former Speaker of the House of Representatives (1998-2000) Yes

Election results[edit]

8 out of 13 candidates won the possible 13 seats in the Senate namely: (in order of votes received)

  • Joker Arroyo
  • Franklin Drilon
  • Juan Flavier
  • Ramon Magsaysay Jr.
  • Sergio Osmeña III
  • Kiko Pangilinan
  • Ralph Recto
  • Manny Villar

See also[edit]