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Koalisyon ng Daang Matuwid

The Koalisyon ng Daang Matuwid (Lit.: Coalition of the Right Path) was the umbrella of the administration-backed presidential and senatorial line-up for the 2016 Philippine Senate election. It is composed mostly of supporters of Mar Roxas, who announced his presidential bid after the endorsement of Philippine President Benigno Aquino III during the event at the Club Filipino on July 31, 2015. It is the remnant of Team PNoy which was formed by the Liberal Party along with Akbayan Citizens Action Party, Laban ng Demokratikong Pilipino, the Nacionalista Party, the Nationalist People's Coalition and the National Unity Party as its coalition members.

Their defeat in the presidential elections rendered the alliance nonexistent as they became the opposition bloc in the Senate, while most of the Liberal Party members in the House of Representatives joined the government-backed Coalition for Change. It was succeeded by Otso Diretso for the 2019 Philippine Senate election with 8 candidates announced by December 2018.


2016 ElectionsEdit

Few days after his final SONA, Pres. Aquino will endorse Sec. Mar Roxas to be their standard bearer in 2016,[1][2] after Sen. Grace Poe failed to agree to be Aquino's presidential bet in 2016, and instead she preferred to be Roxas' running mate, pitting against Jejomar Binay - Gregorio Honasan tandem.

Vice Presidential nomineeEdit

After Roxas had officially announced his candidacy on October 5, 2015, he chooses incumbent Camarines Sur 3rd District Representative Leni Robredo, widow of former DILG Secretary Jesse Robredo as his Vice Presidential candidate at the Club Filipino where she accepted.

Senatorial slateEdit

Candidate Party Last position in government Relatives in government Elected
Ina Ambolodto
DILG Assistant Secretary for Muslim Affairs and Special Concerns and former Maguindanao officer-in-charge none  
Leila de Lima
former Secretary of Justice (2010–2015) none  
Franklin Drilon
Senate President of the Philippines (2013–present, 2001–2006, 2000) Senator of the Philippines (2010–present, 1995–2007) Majority leader of the Senate of the Philippines (1998–2000) Executive Secretary (1991–1992) Secretary of Justice (1992–1995, 1990–1991) Secretary of Labor and Employment (1987–1990) none  
TG Guingona
former Member of the Philippine House of Representatives from Bukidnon's Second District (2004–2010) Teofisto Guingona, Jr. (father) Ruth de Lara Guingona (mother) Teofisto Guingona, Sr. (grandfather)  
Risa Hontiveros
board director of the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (2015), former Member of the Philippine House of Representatives from Akbayan Partylist (2004–2010) none  
Panfilo Lacson
former Presidential Assistant for Rehabilitation and Recovery (2013–2015) former Senator of the Philippines (2001–2013), former Director-General of the Philippine National Police (1999–2001) none  
Mark Lapid
chief operating officer of the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (2010–2015), former Governor of Pampanga (2004–2007) Lito Lapid (father)  
Cresente Paez
Coop-NATCCO Party-list Representative (2010–present, 1998–2001), Partylist Coalition Foundation Chairman none  
Francis Pangilinan
former Presidential Assistant for Food Security and Agricultural Modernization (2014–2015), Senator of the Philippines (2001–2013), former Councilor of Quezon City (1988–1992) none  
Jericho Petilla
former Secretary of the Department of Energy (2012–2015), former Governor of Leyte (2004–2012) Leopoldo E. Petilla (father), Remedios Matin Petilla (mother), Leopoldo Dominico Petilla (brother)  
Ralph Recto
Senator of the Philippines (2010–present, 2001–2007) former Director-General of the National Economic and Development Authority (2008–2009), former Batangas' 4th district Representative (1992–2001) Vilma Santos (wife), Ricky Recto (brother) Rafael Recto (father), Claro M. Recto (grandfather)  
Joel Villanueva
former Technical Education and Skills Development Authority Director General (2010–2015), former Member of the Philippine House of Representatives from CIBAC Partylist (2001–2010) Eduardo "Jon-Jon" Villanueva (brother)  


7 out of the 12 candidates under the Koalisyon ng Daang Matuwid won a seat in the Senate.

Rank Candidate Votes %
1 Franklin Drilon 18,607,391 41.52%
2 Joel Villanueva 18,459,222 41.39%
4 Panfilo Lacson 16,926,152 37.82%
8 Francis Pangilinan 15,955,949 35.56%
9 Risa Hontiveros 15,915,213 35.53%
11 Ralph Recto 14,271,868 31.79%
12 Leila de Lima 14,144,070 31.55%
17 TG Guingona 10,331,157 22.92%
18 Jericho Petilla 7,046,580 15.77%
19 Mark Lapid 6,594,190 14.71%
34 Ina Ambolodto 1,696,558 3.62%
40 Cresente Paez 808,623 1.80%


  1. ^ Salaverria, Leila B.; Calleja, Niña P. (April 18, 2015). "Surprise: Roxas tells LP he will run in 2016". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 2015-04-18.
  2. ^ "PNoy to endorse Mar Roxas this week, says top LP official". GMA News. July 28, 2015. Retrieved 2015-07-30.