HELD APPOINTIVE POSTS PREVIOUS SENATOR CURRENT HOUSE
REPRESENTATIVE
RELATED TO PRESIDENT
AND VICE PRESIDENT
HAS RELATIVES
IN THE SENATE
REELECTIONIST
Alcantara 01
17 Honasan
Gordon 15
31 Villanueva
Magsaysay, M. 23
29 Seneres
De los Reyes 10
03 Aquino
Maceda 21
08 Cojuangco
Ejercito 11
19 Legarda
David 09
12 Enrile, Jr.
Llasos 20
32 Villar
Magsaysay, R. 24
18 Hontiveros
Angara 02
22 Madrigal
Trillanes 30
05 Binay
Cayetano 07
06 Casino
Escudero 13
33 Zubiri
Poe 28
14 Falcone
Penson 26
25 Montano
Belgica 04
25 Pimentel
Hagedorn 16
GRINGO HONASAN
UNA - Gringo Honasan is a senator and former member of the Armed Forces of the Philippines. He is known for his involvement in the 1986 coup attempt against Former President Corazon Aquino.

Disgruntled with the government's handling of the communist insurgency among other things, he led the Reform the Armed Forces Movement (RAM) against Aquino's newly installed government, but failed.

He is the principal author of the Clean Air Act of 1999 and the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program Extension with Reforms Law (CARPER) among others.
EDDIE VILLANUEVA
BANGON PILIPINAS

Eddie Villanueva is the founder and former Spiritual Director of evangelical mega church Jesus is Lord. He ran unsuccessfully in the 2004 and 2010 presidential elections, finishing fifth out of nine during the latter.

Prior to becoming a preacher, he was a student activist and participated in many left-wing movements against the Marcos dictatorship.

This year, Villanueva promises to offer an alternative brand of leadership grounded on biblical principles.
CHRISTIAN SENERES
DEMOCRATIC PARTY OF THE PHILIPPINES

A member of the National Business Honor Society, Christian Señeres is an advocate of education. He helped organize the Nationalist Leadership Council, a group composed of student leaders from the University of the Philippines-Diliman, Ateneo de Manila University and San Beda College-Manila. Señeres was also the youngest congressman for two terms.

During his term as congressman, Señeres focused on the youth and helped establish a recreational center at Sta. Ana Manila.
PAOLO "BAM" AQUINO IV
LIBERAL PARTY

Bam Aquino is the former chairman of the National Youth Commission of the Philippines; he is the nephew of the late Ninoy Aquino and the cousin of incumbent President Noynoy Aquino.

As the President of an investment bank for start-up businesses, Bam has chosen to focus on the youth this year and their potential to become entrepreneurs.
MARGARITA "TIN-TIN" COJUANGCO
UNITED NATIONALIST ALLIANCE

A former governor of Tarlac, Tingting Cojuangco is the aunt of President Noynoy Aquino. She is currently a columnist at the Philippine Star, and she is a former chairman of the Kabalikat ng Malayang Pilipino (Kampi) party.

She is known for her humanitarian projects and her work with Muslim communities especially in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.
LOREN LEGARDA
NATIONALIST PEOPLE'S COALITION

Legarda is currently a member of the Philippine Senate and a former two-time Vice Presidential candidate. As a senator, she is known for her environmental advocacies as well as her women's rights thrust.

She has been criticized for changing parties during her political career. A consistent front-runner, she topped the 1998 and 2007 senatorial elections.
JUAN PONCE "JACK" ENRILE JR.
NATIONALIST PEOPLE'S COALITION

Jack Enrile is a member of the House of Representatives for the 1st District of Cagayan. He is the son of Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile. As a congressman, he is the principal author of the Kasambahay Bill and the Anti-Trust Act among others. He has recently voiced his support for charter change.
CYNTHIA VILLAR
NACIONALISTA PARTY

Representative Cynthia Villar is the sister of Las Piñas Mayor Vergel Aguilar and the wife of former House Speaker and incumbent Senator Manuel Villar. She held the presidency of the Lady Legislators of the 12th-14th congress.

She is an advocate of women's rights and has served as chairperson of the Congressional Spouses Foundation from 1998 to 2000. During her term, she helped build 11 regional centers for women who have fallen victim to abuse.
ANA THERESIA HONTIVEROS-BARAQUEL
AKBAYAN

Risa Hontiveros-Baraquel is a former member of the House of Representatives. Prior to her term in congress, Hontiveros was Secretary General for the Coalition for Peace and a member of the Government Panel for Peace Talks with the National Democratic Front.

She also had a brief career as a broadcast journalist, working for several media outlets such as ABS-CBN prior to government service.
MARIA ANA "JAMBY" MADRIGAL
LIBERAL PARTY

Maria Ana Consuelo "Jamby" Madrigal is a former Senator and 2010 National Elections Presidential candidate. She comes from an affluent and influential clan, whose lineage includes former Supreme Court Chief Justice Jose Abad Santos.

As senator, Madrigal played an active role in the Senate's investigation of then Senate President Manuel Villar's C-5 road extension project. Prior to becoming Senator, Madrigal was head of former President Joseph Estrada's Office of the Presidential Adviser for Children's Affairs.
MARIA LOURDES NANCY BINAY
UNITED NATIONALIST ALLIANCE

The eldest daughter of incumbent Vice President Binay. The University of the Philippines tourism graduate holds a position as the executive director and member of the Board of Trustees of Bigay Pagmamahal Foundation.

The bulk of her campaign focuses on the improvement of housing services and children's health and education. She recently expressed support for legal adoption of orphans spearheaded by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).
TEODORO "TEDDY" CASINO
MAKABAYANG KOALISYON NG MAMAMAYAN

A member of the House of Representatives, Bayan Muna's Teddy Casiño is the fourth most prolific congressman in the 15th Congress. Casiño is a regular contributor of the Philippine Daily Inquirer and has written many columns for different publications.

Casiño is the principal author of the Whistleblowers Protection and Rewards Bill (HB 132), the Freedom of Information Bill (HB 133), the Anti-Dynasty Bill (HB 3413) and the House version of the Anti-Epal Bill (HB 2309).
JUAN MIGUEL "MIGZ" ZUBIRI
UNITED NATIONALIST ALLIANCE

Zubiri has represented the third district of Bukidnon for three consecutive terms and is the youngest elected Senate Majority Leader since the First Congress. He resigned from his seat last August 3, 2011 after allegations that his camp committed election fraud.

The 43-year-old senatorial hopeful's advocacy is the environment, which includes wildlife and the sustainable energy.
BALDOMERO FALCONE
DEMOCRATIC PARTY OF THE PHILIPPINES

Businessman Baldomero Falcone is a staunch critic of political dynasties and oligarchies.
RAMON MONTANO
INDEPENDENT

Ramon Montano is a 75-year old retired major general from the Philippine Constabulary. He is running as an independent candidate in this year's senatorial race. His platforms are heavily directed towards the improvement of the military and police service. He also aims to review the Local Government Code.

He also ran for senator during the 2004 elections under Eddie Gil's party.
AQUILINO MARTIN "KOKO" PIMENTEL III
PARTIDO NG DEMOKRATIKONG PILIPINO-LAKAS NG BAYAN

Aquilino Martin “Koko” Pimentel III is a senator and former bar topnotcher. He assumed office after a recount of the original election results, which saw former senator Migz Zubiri notching the last senate seat in the 2007 senatorial elections. He is the president of the PDP-Laban political party. He is deemed as “Ang kalaban ng pandaraya.”

He is the son of former senator Aquilino Pimentel Jr. He got his undergraduate degree in Mathematics from Ateneo De Manila University and law degree from the University of the Philippines.
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SAMSON ALCANTARA
SOCIAL JUSTICE SOCIETY

Alcantara is the national president of the Social Justice Society, and is the founding chairman and president of the ABAKADA-GURO party-list, which represents teachers.

The 77-year-old lawyer recently filed a case against five senatorial hopefuls who were aired in several television commercials.
RICHARD "DICK" GORDON
UNITED NATIONALIST ALLIANCE

Richard "Dick" Gordon is a former Senator, presidential candidate, mayor, and current chairman of the Philippine National Red Cross. Known primarily for his work in the tourism sector, Gordon was also chairman of the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority and is a former secretary of the Department of Tourism during the term of former Presidents Fidel Ramos and Gloria Arroyo, respectively. He spearheaded the WOW Philippines tourism campaign during the early 2000s.

During his term as senator, he was the principal author of the National Tourism Policy Act of 2009, among others.
MARIA MILAGROS "MITOS" MAGSAYSAY
UNITED NATIONALIST ALLIANCE

Mitos Magsaysay is the daughter-in-law of former Zambales Governor Vicente Magsaysay. She has been voted as the Most Outstanding Congressman for five consecutive years from 2004-2009. She is a recognized critic of the Aquino administration.

She is one of the active opponents of the RH Bill.
JOHN CARLOS DELOS REYES
ANG KAPATIRAN

After running in the 2010 presidential elections, JC de los Reyes is seeking a senatorial seat in the upcoming senatorial elections. In 1995, he was elected as a councilor at Olongapo City.

Among his proposed reforms this year include a campaign against political dynasties. In the last presidential elections, de los Reyes focused on the drug problem of the country.
ERNESTO MACEDA
UNITED NATIONALIST ALLIANCE

Former Senate President Ernesto Maceda is the oldest senatorial candidate in the coming elections. He has occupied several positions in the government, including councilor, cabinet member and an ambassador.

He is known as an advocate of women's rights, and he has recently shown support for the Freedom of Information Bill.
JOSEPH VICTOR "JV" EJERCITO
UNITED NATIONALIST ALLIANCE

The son of former President Joseph Estrada and brother of incumbent Senator Jinggoy Estrada, JV Ejercito is currently a member of the House of Representatives, representing the city of San Juan. He was also a former Mayor of the said city.
RIZALITO DAVID
ANG KAPATIRAN

David is a pro-life advocate. Among other involvements, David has focused on student, labor and peasant groups in different regions of the country.
MARWIL LLASOS
ANG KAPATIRAN

Atty. Marwil Llasos is an advocate of human rights, and has made it one of the focal points of his campaign.
RAMON MAGSAYSAY JR.
LIBERAL PARTY

Son of "maka-masa" former President Ramon Magsaysay, the former senator was the youngest congressman to be elected at the age of 27. He also ran for Vice President during the 1992 elections with then Agrarian Reform Secretary Miriam Defensor Santiago. He is the Father of Cable Television as he set the blueprints for the sector. He graduated from De La Salle College Manila with a degree in Mechanical Engineering.

He is relying on gay power to boost his ranking in the senatorial race. Moreover, his campaign has centered on the recent misuse of pork barrel funds for fake NGOs.
JUAN EDGARDO ANGARA
LABAN NG DEMOKRATIKONG PILIPINO

A legislator and the chairperson of the House Committee on Higher and Technical Education, Sonny Angara was elected to the House of Representatives in 2004.

In his campaign this year, Angara has focused on promoting the interests of party-list group advocacies. Recently, the education advocate called on the government to promote Knowledge Process Outsourcing (KPO) to take advantage of the growing demand for skilled workers in the global and local market.
ANTONIO "SONNY" TRILLANES IV
NACIONALISTA

Sonny Trillanes IV placed his name in Philippine history when he orchestrated a mutiny with 321 soldiers who called themselves "Bagong Katupuneros" and took over the Oakwood Premier Ayala Center, now called Ascott Makati on July 2003.

In 2007, Trillanes won a seat after campaigning in the mid-term elections. Since then, Trillanes has campaigned for transparency and against corruption; he is a staunch critic of Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile.
ALAN PETER CAYETANO
NACIONALISTA

Atty. Alan Peter Cayetano is an incumbent senator and the minority leader of Senate of the Philippines. He is the son of the late former Senator Renato Cayetano and the brother of incumbent Senator Pia Cayetano.

Cayetano chairs the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee and played an active role in the NBN-ZTE deal hearings.
FRANCIS "CHIZ" ESCUDERO
INDEPENDENT

Chiz Escudero is a member of the Philippine Senate and a former congressman representing the 1st District of Sorsogon where he became Assistant Majority Floor Leader and House Minority Floor Leader in the 11th and 13th Congress respectively.

He authored and sponsored bills such as the Anti-Enforced or Involuntary Disappearance Act and the Anti-Torture Act among others.
GRACE POE-LLAMANZARES
INDEPENDENT

A former chairperson of the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB), Poe-Llamanzares is the adopted daughter of Fernando Poe Jr. (FPJ).

She recently urged the government to take an active role in helping children in poor families. Her platform focuses on poverty alleviation, new opportunities for children and the revival of people's trust in the elections.
RICARDO PENSON
A business executive and a social activist, senatorial candidate Ricardo Penson is running an independent platform against political dynasties.
GRECO ANTONIOUS BEDA BELGICA
DEMOCRATIC PARTY OF THE PHILIPPINES

A pastor from the Lord's Vineyard Church, Belgica is a former city councilor of Manila and chairman of the Committee on Police, Fire and Public Safety and the Committee on Economic Development.

The 34-year old is an advocate of the flat tax system, a simple system that has one tax that will not exceed 10 percent of an individual or a corporation's net income. He has also campaigned for a drug-free and safe community.
EDWARD HAGEDORN
INDEPENDENT

Edward Hagedorn is the incumbent mayor of Puerto Princesa City in Palawan. He has served in that capacity in various terms since 1992. He is primarily known for his work in developing the city, particularly in the areas of tourism and environmental protection.

In 2005, Hagedorn was also appointed as the "anti-jueteng" czar of then President Gloria Arroyo's administration.