|Alan Peter Cayetano||Nacionalista||2||2013||2019|
|Teofisto Guingona III||Liberal||1||2010||2016|
|Ferdinand Marcos, Jr.||Nacionalista||1||2010||2016|
|Sergio Osmeña III||Independent||1||2010||2016|
|Aquilino Pimentel III||PDP-Laban||1||2013||2019|
|Juan Ponce Enrile||UNA||2||2010||2016|
|Miriam Defensor Santiago||PRP||2||2010||2016|
|Antonio Trillanes IV||Nacionalista||2||2013||2019|
- No manners
- Totally Corrupt
- Openly immoral
There is no fixed journey to greatness in the Senate.They say the Senate is the Philippines' most exclusive club. But the real élite is made up not of those who break in but of those who make a difference once they get there.
Senators Who Assumed Philippine Presidency:
Manuel L. Quezon, 2nd President. Was also the first Senate President who lobbied for a nationally-elected senate that was established in 1940.
José P. Laurel, 3rd President
Sergio Osmeña, 4th President
Manuel Roxas, 5th President
Elpidio Quirino, 6th President
Carlos P. Garcia, 8th President
Ferdinand E. Marcos, 10th President
Joseph Ejercito Estrada, 13th President
Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, 14th President
Benigno Aquino III, 15th President (Incumbent)
Other Prominent Senators:
Benigno S. Aquino, Jr., Marcos-era opposition leader, husband of 11th President Corazon C. Aquino and father of incumbent President Benigno Aquino III.
Pablo Angeles y David, statesman, youngest Filipino to pass the Bar; pre-World War II, oppositionist to Pres. Elpidio Quirino
Jose W. Diokno, nationalist, former Secretary of Justice, Bar topnotcher, founder of the Free Legal Assistance Group
Teofisto Guingona, Jr., 11th Vice President of the Philippines
Eva Estrada Kalaw, first woman to be re-elected senator,
Raul Manglapus, former Minister of Foreign Affairs and former presidential candidate
Blas Ople, former Director-General of the International Labour Organization (ILO) and former Secretary of Foreign Affairs
Cipriano P. Primicias, Sr., statesman, Majority Floor Leader and Member of The Council of State, 1953–1963
Gil J. Puyat, statesman, Senate President (1967–1972).
Claro M. Recto, statesman
Jovito Salonga, Three-time top elected senator, Marcos-era opposition leader, former Chairman of the Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG).
Vicente Sotto, father of "Press Freedom Law"
Lorenzo Tañada, statesman and Marcos-era opposition leader
Arturo Tolentino, 9th Vice President of the Philippines
Noli de Castro, 12th Vice President of the Philippines
SECTION 16. (1) The Senate shall elect its President and the House of Representatives its Speaker, by a majority vote of all its respective Members.
Each House shall choose such other officers as it may deem necessary.
(2) A majority of each House shall constitute a quorum to do business, but a smaller number may adjourn from day to day and may compel the attendance of absent Members in such manner, and under such penalties, as such House may provide.
(3) Each House may determine the rules of its proceedings, punish its Members for disorderly behavior, and, with the concurrence of two-thirds of all its Members, suspend or expel a Member. A penalty of suspension, when imposed, shall not exceed sixty days.
At least three senators instructed government agencies to release millions of pesos from their pork barrel funds to nongovernment organizations (NGOs) belonging to the Janet Lim-Napoles group, Commission on Audit (COA) Chair Grace Pulido-Tan told the Senate blue ribbon committee on Thursday.
Senators implicated in the pork barrel scam allegedly masterminded by Napoles have repeatedly said they have no hand in the implementation of the projects funded by their pork barrel, such as in choosing which NGOs will handle their entitlement under the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF).
Tan narrated at the opening hearing of the Senate inquiry into the scam how Senators Juan Ponce Enrile, Jinggoy Estrada, Ramon Revilla Jr. and Gregorio Honasan allocated a total of P1.093 billion of their pork allocations to the bogus NGOs belonging to Napoles between 2007 and 2009.
In her report to the committee, Tan said Enrile and Revilla confirmed the authenticity of their signatures or those of their authorized representatives appearing in documents related to the release of their funds from the PDAF to Napoles’ NGOs.
Napoles allegedly siphoned off P10 billion from the PDAF into her bank accounts through bogus NGOs over the last 10 years.
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