List of senators elected in the 2016 Philippine National Election

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The Commission on Elections (COMELEC) has formally proclaimed the 12 new senators, who got the highest number of votes last May 9, 2016 national elections.

COMELEC, led by Chairman Andres Bautista, held the proclamation after 10 days of canvassing at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) in Pasay City.

The 12 new senators – composed of 5 neophyte, 4 returning senators, and 3 incumbents – will serve in government for the next 6 years alongside President-elect Rodrigo Duterte.


2016 Philippine Senate Election Results

Here are the 12 senators elected in 2016 election for the 17th Congress of the Republic of the Philippines, completing the 24-member slate of the Senate:

Rank Candidate Party Votes
1 Franklin Drilon (I) Liberal 18,607,391
2 Joel Villanueva (N) Liberal 18,459,222
3 Vicente Sotto III (I) NPC 17,200,371
4 Panfilo Lacson (R) Independent 16,926,152
5 Richard Gordon (R) Independent 16,719,322
6 Migz Zubiri (R) Independent 16,119,165
7 Manny Pacquiao (N) UNA 16,050,546
8 Francis Pangilinan (R) Liberal 15,955,949
9 Risa Hontiveros (N) Akbayan 15,915,213
10 Sherwin Gatchalian (N) NPC 14,953,768
11 Ralph Recto (I) Liberal 14,271,868
12 Leila de Lima (N) Liberal 14,144,070
       

(N) = Neophyte | (R) = Returning | (I) = Incumbent

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  1. Image: Elections 2016 on Twitter

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