1969 Philippine House of Representatives elections

The elections for the House of Representatives of the Philippines were held on November 11, 1969. Held on the same day as the presidential election, the party of the incumbent president, Ferdinand Marcos's Nacionalista Party, won a majority of the seats in the House of Representatives.[1]

1969 Philippine House of Representatives elections

← 1965 November 11, 1969 1978 →

All 110 seats in the House of Representatives of the Philippines
56 seats needed for a majority
  Majority party Minority party
Leader José Laurel, Jr. Justiniano Montano
Party Nacionalista Liberal
Leader's seat Capiz–2nd Cavite
Last election 38 seats, 41.76% 61 seats, 51.32%
Seats won 88 18
Seat change Increase 50 Decrease43
Popular vote 4,590,374 2,641,786
Percentage 58.93% 33.91%
Swing Increase 17.17% Decrease 17.41%

Speaker before election

José Laurel, Jr.

Elected Speaker

José Laurel, Jr.

The elected representatives served in the 7th Congress from 1969 to 1973, although it was cut short due to the proclamation of martial law on September 23, 1972 by President Marcos. The proclamation suspended the Constitution and closed both chambers of Congress, which enabled Marcos to rule by decree. The Constitutional Convention then passed a new constitution, which was approved by the electorate in a 1973 plebiscite that abolished the bicameral Congress and instead instituted a unicameral Batasang Pambansa (National Assembly).


The top bar represents seats won, while the bottom bar represents the proportion of votes received.

88 18 4
58.93% 33.91% 6.73%
Nacionalista Liberal [1]
1 Others
No seats won: 0.43% (white)
Nacionalista Party4,590,37458.93+17.1788+50
Liberal Party2,641,78633.91−17.4118−43
Independent Nacionalista129,4241.66+0.672+1
Independent Liberal24,5460.32−1.160−1
Party for Philippine Progress5,0310.06−0.5200
Young Philippines3,9170.05−0.1200
Reformist Party430.00New00
Valid votes7,789,82194.97
Invalid/blank votes412,9705.03
Total votes8,202,791100.00
Registered voters/turnout10,300,89879.63
Source: Dieter Nohlen; Florian Grotz; Christof Hartmann; Graham Hassall; Soliman M. Santos.
Elections in Asia and the Pacific: A Data Handbook: Volume II: South East Asia, East Asia, and the South Pacific

& Julio Teehankee. "Electoral Politics in the Philippines" (PDF). quezon.ph.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Quezon, Manuel III (2007-06-06). "An abnormal return to normality". PCIJ.org. Archived from the original on 2010-11-29. Retrieved 2010-12-06.