The Filipino Senate of 2010-2013 was composed of 24 individuals, with the most prominent members being Edgardo J. Angara, Joker P. Arroyo, Gregorio B. Honasan II, Panfilo M. Lacson, and Kiko Pangilinan.Continue Reading
The Fifteenth Congress of The Republic of the Philippines was composed of 24 Senators from 2010-2013. The Senate President was Juan Ponce Enrile, who resigned on June 5th, 2013. Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada replaced him as acting Senate President after serving as the President Pro Tempore.
Other important members of the Fifteenth Congress of the Republic of the Philippines included Vicente C. Sotto III, the Senate Majority Leader, and the Minority Floor Leader, Alan Peter Compañero S. Cayetano. Juan Miguel F. Zubiri chose to resign from his position as Senator on August 3rd, 2011 because of allegations that he committed poll fraud during the 2007 Senate elections.
The Fifteenth Congress was politically diverse and was made up of a variety of political parties, including the LDP, Lakas, Liberal, NPC, and PMP. The various parties worked together to focus on several major issues, with the most prominent being the 2011 national budget and the investigations of the alleged corruption of the military. The Senate also attempted to impeach Merceditas Gutierrez, but were unsuccessful.Learn more about Modern Asia
The Third Republic of the Philippines was the period between the recognition of the country's independence in 1946 and the end of Diosdado Macapagal's presidency in 1965. During this period, the country had five administrations.Full Answer >
The abolition of Sangguniang Kabataan is a political movement in the Congress of the Philippines that seeks to prevent members of the Sangguniang Kabataan youth council from holding positions of government, explains Inquirer.net. In September of 2013, the Congress of the Philippines passed a bill that left all Sangguniang Kabataan positions vacant and prevented a re-election until a further date.Full Answer >
Due to his association with the members of Katipunan, Jose Rizal was implicated as one of its founders and was tried for sedition, rebellion and conspiracy before a military court. Rizal was already in the Mediterranean when he was arrested en route and brought back to Manila for trial. He was convicted as guilty of all three charges. He was sentenced to death and was exiled to Dapitan in 1893.Full Answer >
As of 2015, there are 100 members of the U.S. Senate. Since the U.S. Constitution sets the number of senators at two per state, this number has held steady since the admission of Hawaii as the 50th state in 1959.Full Answer >