Senate Electoral Tribunal

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Senate Electoral Tribunal
Senate Electoral Tribunal (SET).svg
Country Philippines
Location Quezon City
Composition method Designation of the Chief Justice
Nomination by the Senate
No. of positions 9
Website Official website

The Senate Electoral Tribunal (SET) is an electoral tribunal that decides election protests in the Senate of the Philippines. It consists of 6 senators nominated by the Senate, and 3 justices of the Supreme Court of the Philippines, who are designated by the Chief Justice. The equivalent tribunals for elections to the lower house is the House of Representatives Electoral Tribunal and to president and vice presidents is Presidential Electoral Tribunal.

The SET is located at SET-HRET Building, Commission on Audit Compound, Quezon City.

Members of the Tribunal receive a monthly allowance of 100,000 Philippine pesos on top of their regular salary.[1]

Cases[edit]

Successful electoral protests:

Current members[edit]

The chairperson of the SET is always the most senior justice of the Supreme Court that's sitting in the tribunal. These are the members as of the 17th Congress, which first convened on July 25, 2016.

17th Congress (August 10, 2016–Present)
Members Party Term Membership
Antonio Carpio Nonpartisan November 7, 2009–present Supreme Court associate justice (Chairperson)
Teresita Leonardo-de Castro Nonpartisan June 14, 2011–present Supreme Court associate justice
Lucas P. Bersamin Nonpartisan December 30, 2016–present Supreme Court associate justice
Grace Poe Independent August 10, 2016–present Senator from the majority bloc
Nancy Binay UNA August 10, 2016–present Senator from the majority bloc
Richard J. Gordon Independent August 10, 2016–present Senator from the majority bloc
Franklin Drilon Liberal August 10, 2016–present Senator from the minority bloc
Antonio Trillanes Nacionalista August 10, 2016–present Senator from the minority bloc
Joel Villanueva CIBAC June 30 2017–present Senator from the majority bloc

Former senator members[edit]

Congress (July 1, 1987–June 30, 2016)
Member Political party Term of Senators
Cynthia Villar Nacionalista August 10, 2016–June 30 2017
Loren Legarda NPC July 1, 1998-June 30, 2001; July 1, 2014-August 10, 2016
Bam Aquino Liberal July 1, 2013–August 10, 2016
Tito Sotto NPC July 1, 2001-June 30, 2004; July 1, 2013-August 10, 2016
Pia Cayetano Nacionalista July 1, 2007–June 30, 2016
Sonny Angara LDP July 1, 2013–June 30, 2014
Francis Pangilinan Liberal July 1, 2001-June 30, 2004; July 1, 2010-June 30, 2013
Bong Revilla Lakas July 1, 2004-June 30, 2007; July 1, 2010-June 30, 2013
Gregorio Honasan UNA July 1, 2010–June 30, 2013
Lito Lapid Lakas July 1, 2010-June 30, 2013
Edgardo Angara LDP July 1, 2007-June 30, 2010
Francis Escudero Independent July 1, 2007-June 30, 2010
Benigno Aquino III Liberal July 1, 2007-June 30, 2010
Panfilo Lacson Independent July 1, 2007-June 30, 2010
Manuel Villar Nacionalista July 1, 2004-June 30, 2007
Loi Ejercito PMP October 16, 2005-June 30, 2007
Jinggoy Estrada PMP July 1, 2004-October 15, 2005
Ramon Magsaysay, Jr. Liberal July 1, 2004-June 30, 2007
Aquilino Pimentel, Jr. PDP-Laban July 1, 2001-June 30, 2007
Juan Flavier Lakas July 1, 2001-June 30, 2007
Rodolfo Biazon Liberal July 1, 2001-June 30, 2004
Ramon Revilla, Lakas July 1, 1998-June 30, 2001
John Henry Osmeña NPC July 1, 1998-June 30, 2001
Robert Jaworski, Lakas July 1, 1998-June 30, 2001
Raul Roco Aksyon July 1, 1995-June 30, 1998
Blas Ople LAMMP July 1, 1995-June 30, 1998
Alberto Romulo LDP July 1, 1995-June 30, 1998
Miriam Defensor Santiago PRP July 1, 1995-June 30, 1998
Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo Lakas July 1, 1995-June 30, 1998
Francisco Tatad PRP July 1, 1992-June 30, 1995
Nikki Coseteng LDP July 1, 1992-June 30, 1995
Leticia Ramos-Shahani Lakas July 1, 1992-June 30, 1995
Freddie Webb LDP July 1, 1992-June 30, 1995
Juan Ponce Enrile PMP July 1, 1988-June 30, 1992
Teofisto Guingona Liberal July 1, 1987-June 30, 1995
Neptali A. Gonzales LDP July 1, 1987-June 30, 1992
Jose D. Lina, Jr. LDP July 1, 1987-June 30, 1992
Joseph Estrada PMP July 1, 1987-June 30, 1988
Mamintal A.J. Tamano Nacionalista July 1, 1987-June 30, 1992
Victor San Andres Ziga Liberal July 1, 1987-June 30, 1992

References[edit]

  1. ^ Diaz, Jess (August 8, 2014). "Reduction in Senate electoral tribunal's funding sought". The Philippine Star. Retrieved 12 October 2015. 

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