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