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Majority Floor Leader of the Senate of the Philippines

The Majority Floor Leader of the Senate of the Philippines (also called as the Senate Majority Floor Leader) is the leader elected by the majority party of the Senate of the Philippines that serves as their official leader in the body.

Majority Floor Leader of the Senate of the Philippines
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Incumbent
Juan Miguel Zubiri

since May 21, 2018
StyleThe Honorable
(Diplomatic)
AppointerElected by the Senate of the Philippines
Inaugural holderFrancisco Villanueva
FormationOctober 16, 1916
WebsiteSenate of the Philippines

He also manages the business of the majority part in the Senate. By tradition, the Senate President or any Presiding Officer gives the Majority leader priority in obtaining the floor and also, he is the traditional Chairman of the Committee on Rules.

The current Majority Floor Leader of the Senate is Juan Miguel Zubiri, elected on the first day of the first regular session of the 17th Congress on July 25, 2016.

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List of Majority Floor LeadersEdit

# Name Party District Legislature Term Era
1 Francisco F. Villanueva NP 7th Fourth 1916–1919 Insular Government
2 Francisco Enage 9th Fifth 1919–1922
Sixth 1922–1925
none Seventh 1925–1928
3 Jose P. Laurel NP 5th Eighth 1928–1931
4 Benigno Aquino, Sr. 3rd Ninth 1931–1934
5 Claro M. Recto 5th Tenth 1934–1935
6 Melecio Arranz Nationwide First 1945–1946 Commonwealth
7 Vicente Francisco Second 1946–1946
First 1946–1948 Third
8 Tomas Cabili LP 1948–1949
Second 1950–1953
9 Cipriano Primicias, Sr. NP Third 1954–1957
Fourth 1958–1961
Fifth 1962–1965
10 Arturo M. Tolentino, Sr.
11 Jose J. Roy Sixth 1966–1969
12 Rodolfo Ganzon
(10) Arturo M. Tolentino, Sr.
Seventh 1970–1972
13 Orlando S. Mercado LP Eighth July 27, 1987–October 31, 1989 Fifth
14 Teofisto Guingona, Jr. July 23, 1990–July 22, 1991
15 Alberto Romulo LDP July 22, 1991–October 10, 1996
Ninth
Tenth
16 Francisco Tatad October 10, 1996–January 26, 1998
17 Franklin Drilon Lakas January 26, 1998–1998
LAMMP Eleventh 1998–July 12, 2000
(16) Francisco Tatad PRP July 12, 2000–June 30, 2001
18 Loren Legarda Lakas Twelfth July 23, 2001–June 3, 2002
19 Aquilino Pimentel, Jr. PDP–Laban June 3, 2002–July 23, 2002
(18) Loren Legarda Lakas July 23, 2002–May 2004
20 Francis Pangilinan LP June 2004–June 30, 2004
Thirteenth July 1, 2004–June 30, 2007
Fourteenth June 30, 2007–November 17, 2008
21 Juan Miguel Zubiri Lakas November 17, 2008–June 30, 2010
22 Tito Sotto NPC Fifteenth July 26, 2010–July 22, 2013
23 Alan Peter Cayetano NP Sixteenth July 23, 2013–June 30, 2016
(22) Tito Sotto NPC Seventeenth July 25, 2016–May 21, 2018
(21) Juan Miguel Zubiri PDP–Laban May 21, 2018–present
Eighteenth

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Living former Majority Leaders of the SenateEdit

Currently there are eight living former Majority Leaders of the Senate:

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