Majority Floor Leader of the Senate of the Philippines

The Majority Floor Leader of the Senate of the Philippines, or simply the Senate Majority Floor Leader, is the leader elected by the political party or coalition of parties that holds the majority in the Senate of the Philippines.

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

since May 21, 2019
StyleThe Honorable
(Diplomatic)
AppointerElected by the Senate of the Philippines
Inaugural holderFrancisco Villanueva
FormationOctober 16, 1916
WebsiteSenate of the Philippines

By tradition, the Senate President or any presiding officer gives the Majority Leader priority in obtaining the floor and is also the traditional chairman of the Committee on Rules. The Majority Leader also manages the business of the majority bloc in the Senate.

The incumbent Majority Floor Leader of the Senate is Juan Miguel Zubiri, who was elected on May 21, 2018.

List of Majority Floor LeadersEdit

Majority Floor Leader Party Term start Term end Legislature
Senate of the Philippine Islands
1916-1935
Francisco Felipe Viillanueva
Senator for the 7th Senatorial District
(1867–1923)
Nacionalista 1916 1919 4th Legislature
Francisco Enage
Senator for the 9th Senatorial District
(1878–1958)
Nacionalista 1919 1925 5th Legislature
6th Legislature
Vacant

(1925–1928)

7th Legislature
Jose P. Laurel
Senator for the 5th Senatorial District
(1891–1959)
Nacionalista 1928 1931 8th Legislature
Benigno Aquino Sr.
Senator for the 3rd Senatorial District
(1894–1947)
Nacionalista 1931 1934 9th Legislature
Claro M. Recto
Senator for the 5th Senatorial District
(1890–1960)
Nacionalista 1934 1935 10th Legislature
No Senate
(1935–1945)
Senate of the Commonwealth of the Philippines
1945-1946
Melecio Arranz
(1888–1966)
Nacionalista 1945 1946 1st Congress
Vicente Francisco
(1891–1974)
Nacionalista 1946 1946 2nd Congress
Senate of the Philippines
1946-1972
Vicente Francisco
(1891–1974)
Nacionalista 1946 1948 1st Congress
Tomas Cabili
(1903–1957)
Liberal 1948 1953 1st Congress
2nd Congress
Cipriano Primicias Sr.
(1901–1965)
Nacionalista 1954 1961 3rd Congress
4th Congress
Arturo Tolentino
(1910–2004)
Nacionalista 1962 1965 5th Congress
Jose Roy
(1904–1986)
Nacionalista 1966 1967 6th Congress
Rodolfo Ganzon
(1922–2003)
Nacionalista 1967 1969 6th Congress
Arturo Tolentino
(1910–2004)
Nacionalista 1970 1972 7th Congress
No Senate
(1972–1987)
Senate of the Philippines
1987-present
Orlando S. Mercado
(born 1946)
Liberal July 27, 1987 October 31, 1989 8th Congress
Teofisto Guingona Jr.
(born 1928)
Liberal July 23, 1990 July 22, 1991 8th Congress
Alberto Romulo
(born 1933)
LDP July 22, 1991 October 10, 1996 9th Congress
Francisco Tatad
(born 1939)
LDP October 10, 1996 January 26, 1998 10th Congress
Franklin Drilon
(born 1945)
Lakas January 26, 1998 July 12, 2000 10th Congress
11th Congress
LAMMP
Francisco Tatad
(born 1939)
PRP July 12, 2000 June 30, 2001 11th Congress
Loren Legarda
(born 1960)
Lakas July 23, 2001 June 3, 2002 12th Congress
Aquilino Pimentel Jr.
(1933–2019)
PDP–Laban June 3, 2002 July 23, 2002 12th Congress
Loren Legarda
(born 1960)
Lakas July 23, 2002 June 30, 2004 12th Congress
Francis Pangilinan
(born 1964)
Liberal June 30, 2004 November 17, 2008 13th Congress
14th Congress
Juan Miguel Zubiri
(born 1969)
Lakas November 17, 2008 June 30, 2010 14th Congress
Tito Sotto
(born 1948)
NPC July 26, 2010 July 22, 2013 15th Congress
Alan Peter Cayetano
(born 1970)
Nacionalista July 23, 2013 June 30, 2016 16th Congress
Tito Sotto
(born 1948)
NPC July 25, 2016 May 21, 2018 17th Congress
Juan Miguel Zubiri
(born 1969)
Independent May 21, 2018 Incumbent 17th Congress
18th Congress

Living former Majority Leaders of the SenateEdit

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

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