Philippine House of Representatives elections, 1987

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Philippine House of Representatives elections, 1987
Philippines
← 1984 May 11, 1987 1992 →

200 (of the 214) seats in the House of Representatives of the Philippines
108 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
  Peping Cojuangco.jpg Speaker Ramon Mitra.jpg
UNIDO
Leader Jose Cojuangco, Jr. Ramon Mitra, Jr. Jose Yap
Party PDP-Laban Lakas ng Bansa UNIDO
Alliance LABAN LABAN LABAN
Leader's seat Tarlac–1st Palawan–2nd Tarlac–2nd
Last election 6 new party 35
Seats won 43 24 19
Seat change Increase 37 Increase 24 Decrease 16
Popular vote 3,477,958 3,510,638 2,570,876
Percentage 17.32% 17.48% 12.80%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
 
LP
KBL
NP
Leader Raul Daza Rodolfo Albano
Party Liberal KBL Nacionalista
Alliance LABAN GAD GAD
Leader's seat Northern Samar–1st Isabela–1st
Last election 0 114C 2
Seats won 16 11 4
Seat change Increase 16 Decrease 103 Increase 2
Popular vote 2,101,575 823,676 1,444,399
Percentage 10.46% 4.10% 7.19%

Speaker before election

Nicanor Yñiguez
KBL

Elected Speaker

Ramon Mitra, Jr.
Lakas ng Bansa

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Elections for members of the House of Representatives in the Philippines were held on May 11, 1987. This was the first legislative election since 1984, the first House of Representatives elections since 1969, and the first election since the People Power Revolution that overthrew president Ferdinand Marcos and brought Corazon Aquino to power after alleged election fraud by the former during the 1986 presidential election against the latter.

Although no party surpassed 20% of the popular vote, candidates that ran under two or more parties won a quarter of the seats, followed by PDP-Laban and Lakas ng Bansa of subsequent speaker Ramon Mitra, Jr. that would later be the Laban ng Demokratikong Pilipino after some of the members of PDP-Laban defected. The Ferdinand Marcos loyalists either ran under the Kilusang Bagong Lipunan, as independents, or found their way into the pro-Corazon Aquino parties. The pro-Aquino parties won majority of the seats in the House of Representatives.

Under the provisions of the constitution the 8th Congress lasted for an unprecedented five years until June 30, 1992.

Results[edit]

The top bar represents seats won, while the bottom bar represents the proportion of votes received.

District Sect.
103 55 23 17 2
14
59.30% 13.19% 13.25% 12.63%
LABAN C/O IND GAD [1]
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[2]
1 Partido ng Bayan: 1.63%
2 Sectoral seats: appointed
e • d Summary of the May 11, 1987 Philippine House of Representatives election results
Party Popular vote Seats won
Total  % Total  % +/−
Lakas ng Bansa (Nation's Power) 3,510,638 17.48% 24 12.00% Increase 24
PDP-LabanA (Philippine Democratic Party–People's Power) 3,477,958 17.32% 43 21.50% Increase 37
UNIDO (United Nationalist Democratic Organization) 2,570,876 12.80% 19 9.50% Decrease 16
Liberal (Liberal Party) 2,101,575 10.46% 16 8.00% Increase 16
LABAN (People's Power) 248,489 1.24% 1 0.50% Increase 1
LABAN coalition 11,909,536 59.30% 103 51.50% Increase 62
Coalitions/OthersB 2,648,719 13.19% 55 27.50% Increase 38
Nacionalista (Nationalist Party) 1,444,399 7.19% 4 2.00% Increase 2
KBL (New Society Movement) 823,676 4.10% 11 5.50% Decrease 103
GAD (Grand Alliance for Democracy) 268,156 1.34% 2 1.00% Increase 2
GAD coalition 2,536,231 12.63% 17 8.50% Decrease 99
Partido ng Bayan (Party of the People) 328,215 1.63% 2 1.00% Increase 2
Independent 2,660,894 13.25% 23 11.50% Increase 17
Total 20,083,595 100% 200 100% Increase 17
Valid votes 20,083,595 75.59%
Registered voters 26,569,539 100%
Notes:

A. ^ PDP-Laban totals include 21 seats under the PDP-Laban/Lakas ng Bansa alliance.
B. ^ There were 49 seats won by candidates who ran under various coalitions and 6 seats won by other minor parties.

Sources: Julio Teehankee. "Electoral Politics in the Philippines" (PDF). quezon.ph.  &
Dieter Nohlen, Florian Grotz, Christof Hartmann, Graham Hassall & Soliman M. Santos.
Elections in Asia and the Pacific: A Data Handbook: Volume II: South East Asia, East Asia, and the South Pacific
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Note[edit]

C. ^ KBL Independents were absorbed by Kilusang Bagong Lipunan. This led to the combination of their seats which totaled to 114 seats.

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