Philippine Senate election, 1987

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Philippine Senate election, 1987
Philippines
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All 24 seats in the Senate
13 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
  Salonga.jpg Juan Ponce Enrile.jpg
Leader Jovito Salonga Juan Ponce Enrile
Party Liberal Nacionalista
Alliance LABAN GAD
Leader's seat Nationwide at-large Nationwide at-large
Seats won 22 2
Popular vote 243,431,395 99,754,162
Percentage 64.9% 26.6%

Senate President before election

Abolished
Last held by: Gil Puyat
Nacionalista

Elected Senate President

Jovito Salonga
Liberal

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The election for the Members of the Senate was held in the Philippines on May 11, 1987. The Philippine Senate was re-instituted following the approval of a new constitution in 1987 restoring the bicameral Congress of the Philippines; earlier, a constitution was approved in 1973 that created a unicameral Batasang Pambansa (parliament) that replaced the bicameral Congress. The last Senate election prior to this was the 1971 election.

The Lakas ng Bayan Coalition (LABAN) got 64.9% of the vote but won 22 out of 24 seats in the Senate; only two candidates from the Grand Alliance for Democracy won: former Secretary of Defense Juan Ponce Enrile and San Juan mayor Joseph Estrada, despite getting 26.6% of the vote.

Background[edit]

After Marcos was ousted in the People Power Revolution in 1986, his political party, the Kilusang Bagong Lipunan, was fragmented. Almost all its members including Assemblymen Arturo Tolentino, Jose Rono, Nicanor Yniquez, Cesar Virata who were coming from the Nacionalista Party among others were orphaned.

On the other hand, the Aquino coalition took all positions in the Ministry/Cabinet. Most notable were Prime Minister Salvador Laurel, Local Government Minister Aquilino Pimentel Jr. and Executive Secretary Joker Arroyo

The Lakas ng Bayan (LABAN) consists of the PDP-LABAN headed by Local Government Minister Nene Pimentel, the Lakas ng Bansa party headed by Assemblyman Ramon Mitra, the UNIDO, the Liberal Party headed by Senator Jovito Salonga, the National Union of Christian Democrats headed by Raul Manglapus, the Bayang Nagkakaisa sa Diwa at Layunin headed by Butz Aquino, Panaghusia and other pro-Cory regional parties

The GAD consists of the faction of the KBL headed by Assemblyman Arturo Tolentino, the Jose Roy faction of the Nacionalista Party headed by Renato Cayetano, the pre-1986 opposition leaders who defected from Aquino headed by Senator Eva Estrada-Kalaw, the Partido Nacionalista ng Pilipinas headed by Former Labor Minister Blas Ople, the Mindanao Alliance, the Muslim Federal Party and the Christian Social Democratic Party.

UPP-KBL coalition is composed of Pro-Marcos forces.

Major Senatorial Candidates[edit]

Other notable candidates[edit]

Kilusang Bagong Lipunan
Rafael Recto
Rodolfo Fariñas
Salvador Britanico
Nicanor Yñiguez
Leonardo B. Perez
Independent
Jose "Ramon Revilla" Bautista

Results[edit]

Seats
22 2
Votes
64.9% 24.6%

Tally of votes[edit]

e • d Summary of the May 11, 1987 Philippine Senate election result
Rank Candidate Coalition Party Votes %
1 Jovito Salonga LABAN Liberal 12,988,360 57.1%
2 Agapito Aquino LABAN BANDILA 12,426,432 54.6%
3 Orlando S. Mercado LABAN Liberal 11,901,673 52.3%
4 John Henry Osmeña LABAN Liberal 11,299,102 49.7%
5 Edgardo Angara LABAN Independent 11,288,407 49.6%
6 Alberto Romulo LABAN UNIDO 11,119,193 48.9%
7 Leticia Ramos-Shahani LABAN UNIDO 11,089,340 48.8%
8 Rene Saguisag LABAN Liberal 10,871,850 47.8%
9 Neptali Gonzales LABAN UNIDO 10,855,796 47.7%
10 Joey Lina LABAN UNIDO 10,679,150 47.0%
11 Wigberto Tañada LABAN Liberal 10,420,831 45.8%
12 Heherson Alvarez LABAN UNIDO 10,288,113 45.2%
13 Sotero Laurel LABAN UNIDO 10,278,729 45.2%
14 Joseph Estrada GAD Nacionalista 10,029,978 44.1%
15 Teofisto Guingona Jr. LABAN Liberal 9,957,591 43.8%
16 Raul Manglapus LABAN NUCD 9,910,244 43.6%
17 Vicente Paterno LABAN PDP-Laban 9,647,680 42.4%
18 Victor San Andres Ziga LABAN Liberal 9,489,132 41.7%
19 Ernesto Maceda LABAN PDP-Laban 9,381,682 41.3%
20 Aquilino Pimentel, Jr. LABAN PDP-Laban 9,042,696 39.8%
21 Ernesto Herrera LABAN Liberal 8,474,297 37.3%
22 Mamintal Tamano LABAN UNIDO 8,102,231 35.6%
23 Santanina Rasul LABAN Liberal 7,966,882 35.0%
24 Juan Ponce Enrile GAD Nacionalista 7,964,966 35.0%
25 Augusto Sanchez LABAN UNIDO 7,891,932 34.7%
26 Arturo Defensor LABAN UNIDO 7,865,702 34.6%
27 Eva Estrada-Kalaw GAD UNIDO 6,922,810 30.4%
28 Vicente Puyat GAD Nacionalista 6,859,307 30.2%
29 Alejandro Almendras GAD Nacionalista 6,317,107 27.8%
30 Blas Ople GAD KBL 5,736,911 25.2%
31 Arturo Tolentino GAD KBL 5,725,189 25.2%
32 Vicente Magsaysay GAD KBL 5,500,447 24.2%
33 Jose Bautista Independent 5,203,982 22.9%
34 Rene Espina GAD UNIDO 5,107,313 22.5%
35 Francisco Tatad GAD Independent 4,743,678 20.9%
36 Homobono Adaza GAD Mindanao Alliance 4,657,782 20.6%
37 Roilo Golez GAD Independent 4,657,782 20.5%
38 Rafael Recto KBL KBL 3,277,088 14.4%
39 Romeo Jalosjos GAD Nacionalista 3,131,226 13.8%
40 Wilson Gamboa GAD UNIDO 2,450,523 10.8%
41 Isidro Rodriguez GAD Nacionalista 2,326,937 10.2%
42 Wenceslao Lagumbay GAD Nacionalista 2,168,086 9.5%
43 Abul Khayr Alonto GAD UNIDO 1,998,261 8.8%
44 Rafael Palmares GAD Nacionalista 1,974,023 8.7%
45 Lorenzo Teves GAD KBL 1,790,962 7.9%
46 Zosimo Jesus Paredes II GAD KBL 1,786,271 7.9%
47 Rodolfo Fariñas KBL KBL 1,668,147 7.3%
48 Fernando Veloso GAD KBL 1,660,100 7.3%
49 Edith Rabat GAD KBL 1,655,065 7.3%
50 Leonardo Perez KBL KBL 1,559,353 6.9%
51 Jeremias Montemayor GAD KBL 1,522,413 6.7%
52 Salvador Britanico KBL KBL 1,501,159 6.6%
53 Nicanor Yñiguez KBL KBL 1,429,910 6.3%
54 Firdausi Smail Abbas GAD Muslim Federal Party 1,372,920 6.0%
Total turnout 22,739,995 85.6%
Total votes 375,004,620 Voters x 12
Registered voters 26,569,539 100.0%
Note: A total of 84 candidates ran for senator. Source:[1]

Per party[edit]

Party/coalition Votes  % Seats won  %
LABAN 243,431,395 64.9% 22 91.7%
GAD 99,754,162 26.6% 2 8.3%
KBL 16,356,441 4.4% 0 0.0%
Partido ng Bayan 8,532,855 2.3% 0 0.0%
Independent 6,874,428 1.8% 0 0.0%
Partido Nacionalista ng Pilipinas 55,519 0.0% 0 0.0%
Valid votes 375,004,620 24 100.0%
Turnout 22,739,995 85.6
Registered voters 26,569,539 100.0%
Source: "Electoral Politics in the Philippines" (PDF). quezon.ph. Retrieved 2010-12-10. 

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Christof Hartmann; Graham Hassall; Soliman M. Santos, Jr. (2001). Dieter Nohlen, Florian Grotz and Christof Hartmann, ed. Elections in Asia and the Pacific Vol. II. Oxford University Press. pp. 185–230. ISBN 0199249598. 

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