Philippine Senate election, 2001

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Philippine Senate election, 2001
Philippines
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12 (of the 24) seats to the Senate of the Philippines and one mid-term vacancy
12 seats needed for a majority
  Majority party Minority party
  Drilon Cropped.jpg EdAngara.jpg
Leader Franklin Drilon Edgardo Angara
Party Independent LDP
Alliance PPC Puwersa ng Masa
Leader's seat Nationwide at-large Nationwide at-large
Last election 5 seats 7 seats
Seats before 10 12
Seats won 8 4
Seats after 15 8
Seat change Increase 5 Decrease 4
Popular vote 123,491,617 95,072,114
Percentage 50.8% 39.1%

Senate President before election

Aquilino Pimentel, Jr.
PDP-Laban

Elected Senate President

Franklin Drilon
Independent

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The senatorial election was held in the Philippines on May 14, 2001 Independent candidate Noli de Castro, a former television anchor of TV Patrol of ABS-CBN was announced as the topnotcher. This is the first synchronized national and local elections held after the ouster of Former President Joseph Estrada in January due to a military-backed civilian uprising (popularly known as EDSA II).

The two competing coalitions in this election were the People Power Coalition (PPC) which supported Estrada's ouster, and the Puwersa ng Masa (Force of the Masses) coalition that supported Estrada. The PPC was composed of Lakas-NUCD-UMDP, Reporma-LM, Aksyon Demokratiko, PROMDI, Liberal Party and the PDP-Laban; the Puwersa ng Masa included the LDP, Partido ng Masang Pilipino and other pro-Estrada independents. There were supposed to be twelve seats to be contested but with the appointment of Teofisto Guingona as vice president, the Commission on Elections ruled that the thirteenth-placed candidate will serve the remainder of Guingona's term.

The PPC won eight seats, the Puwersa ng Masa won four, and Noli de Castro as an independent; PPC's Ralph Recto edged out Puwersa ng Masa's Gregorio Honasan for the twelfth place and Honasan was declared to serve Guingona's remaining term. On February 20, 2007, the Supreme Court of the Philippines ruled that former senator Gregorio Honasan lost the election but declared constitutional the special election for the remaining three-year term of Teofisto Guingona.

Major Senatorial Candidates[edit]

Other notable candidates[edit]

Independent
Perfecto Yasay
Kilusang Bagong Lipunan
Oliver Lozano
Melchor Chavez
Nacionalista Party
Homobono Adaza
Partido Isang Bansa Isang Diwa
Eddie Gil
Note: Party affiliation based on Certificate of Candidacy.

Results[edit]

Final COMELEC Tally for Senators as of August 30, 2001.

e • d Summary of the May 14, 2001 Philippine Senate election results
Rank Candidate Coalition Party Votes %
1. Noli de Castro Puwersa ng Masa1 Independent 16,237,386 55.09%
2. Juan Flavier PPC Lakas 11,735,897 39.82%
3. Sergio Osmeña III PPC PDP-Laban 11,593,389 39.33%
4. Franklin Drilon PPC Independent 11,301,700 38.34%
5. Joker Arroyo PPC Lakas 11,262,402 38.21%
6. Ramon Magsaysay Jr. PPC Independent 11,250,677 38.17%
7. Manny Villar PPC Independent 11,187,375 37.96%
8. Francis Pangilinan PPC Liberal 10,971,896 37.23%
9. Edgardo Angara Puwersa ng Masa LDP 10,805,177 36.66%
10. Panfilo Lacson Puwersa ng Masa LDP 10,535,559 35.74%
11. Loi Estrada Puwersa ng Masa Independent 10,524,130 35.71%
12. Ralph Recto PPC Lakas 10,480,9402 35.56%
13. Gringo Honasan3 Puwersa ng Masa Independent 10,454,527 35.47%
14. Juan Ponce Enrile Puwersa ng Masa LDP 9,677,209 32.83%
15. Miriam Defensor Santiago Puwersa ng Masa PRP 9,622,742 32.65%
16. Dong Puno Puwersa ng Masa LDP 8,701,205 29.52%
17. Wigberto Tañada PPC Liberal 8,159,836 27.68%
18. Orlando Mercado Puwersa ng Masa Independent 7,395,092 25.09%
19. Roberto Pagdanganan PPC Lakas 7,185,415 24.38%
20. Ernesto Herrera PPC Lakas 6,801,861 23.08%
21. Winnie Monsod PPC Aksyon 6,728,728 22.83%
22. Nina Rasul Puwersa ng Masa Independent 5,222,490 17.72%
23. Jamby Madrigal Puwersa ng Masa LDP 5,043,043 17.11%
24. Liwayway Vinzons-Chato PPC Independent 4,831,501 16.39%
25. Perfecto Yasay Independent 4,557,364 15.46%
26. Ombra Tamano Puwersa ng Masa LDP 3,548,480 12.04%
27. Reuben Canoy Puwersa ng Masa LDP 3,542,460 12.02%
28. Homobono Adaza Nacionalista 770,647 2.61%
29. Rod Navarro Independent 652,012 2.21%
30. Manuel Morato Independent 625,789 2.12%
31. Moner Bajunaid PDSP 503,437 1.71%
32. Oliver Lozano KBL 470,572 1.60%
33. Melchor Chavez KBL 244,553 0.83%
34. Camilo Sabio Independent 230,759 0.78%
35. Norma Nueva KBL 83,700 0.28%
37. Juan Casil KBL 74,481 0.25%
38. Eddie Gil Partido Isang Bansa, Isang Diwa 15,522 0.05%
Turnout 29,474,309 86.39%
Note: A total of 38 candidates ran for senator. Source: COMELEC (vote totals), NCSB (turnout)
^1 Guest candidate
^2 18,000 votes deducted from Ralph G. Recto from Zamboanga del Norte as per Resolution No. NBC 01-003
^3 Elected to serve the unexpired term (until June 2004) of Teofisto Guingona, Jr., who was appointed Vice President on February 2001.


Per coalition[edit]

Party/coalition Votes  % Seats
won
 %
PPC 123,491,617 50.8% 8 61.5%
Puwersa ng Masa 95,072,114 39.1% 3+1 30.8%
Others and independents 24,466,222 10.1% 1 7.7%
Totals 243,029,953 100.0% 12+1* 100.0%

*The thirteenth-placed candidate served up to June 30, 2004. The twelve candidates with the highest number of votes served up to June 30, 2007.

Per party[edit]

Party Votes  % Seats won  %
LDP 51,853,133 21.3% 2 15.4%
Lakas 47,466,515 19.5% 3 23.1%
Independents (PPC) 38,571,253 15.9% 3 23.1%
Independents (Puwersa ng Masa) 33,596,239 13.8% 1+1 15.4%
Liberal 19,131,732 7.9% 0 7.7%
PDP-Laban 11,593,389 4.8% 1 7.7%
PRP 9.622,742 4.0% 0 0.0%
Aksyon 6,728,728 2.8% 0 0.0%
Reporma-LM 4,831,501 2.0% 0 0.0%
KBL 873,306 0.4% 0 0.0%
Nacionalista 770,647 0.3% 0 0.0%
PDSP 503,437 0.2% 0 0.0%
Partido Isang Bansa, Isang Diwa 15,522 0.0% 0 0.0%
Independents (not affiliated and guest) 22,303,310 9.2% 1 7.7%
Totals 243,029,953 100.0% 12+1* 100.0%

*The thirteenth-placed candidate served up to June 30, 2004. The twelve candidates with the highest number of votes served up to June 30, 2007.

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