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:
|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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