Puwersa ng Masa

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The Puwersa ng Masa Coalition (Force of the Masses) was the Philippine opposition'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 was led by former First Lady Luisa Estrada who successfully ran for a Senate seat. The coalition featured candidates from the Laban ng Demokratikong Pilipino and the Pwersa ng Masang Pilipino parties, as well as independent candidates.

The Senatorial slate[edit]

Name Party Occupation Elected
Edgardo Angara LDP Former Executive Secretary, former Senator and 1998 LAMMP Vice Presidential nominee (lost to Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo) Yes
Reuben Canoy LDP Former Mayor of Cagayan de Oro City No
Noli de Castro Independent Journalist and TV and radio personality Yes
Miriam Defensor Santiago PRP Senator, 1992 and 1998 PRP Presidential nominee (lost to Fidel V. Ramos and Joseph Estrada respectively) No
Juan Ponce Enrile Independent Senator and 1998 Independent presidential candidate (lost to Joseph Estrada) No
Loi Ejercito Independent Medical doctor and Former First Lady of the Philippines Yes
Gringo Honasan Independent Senator No
Ping Lacson LDP Former Chief of the Philippine National Police Yes
Jamby Madrigal LDP Former Presidential Adviser on Children's Affairs and Undersecretary of Social Welfare and Development No
Orly Mercado Independent Former Secretary of National Defense and former Senator No
Dong Puno LDP Lawyer, journalist, TV and radio personality and former Press Secretary and government spokesman No
Nina Rasul Independent former Senator No
Ombra Tamano LDP Medical doctor No

Election results[edit]

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

See also[edit]