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Minority Floor Leader of the Senate of the Philippines

The Minority Floor Leader of the Senate, also called as the Senate Minority Floor Leader, is the leader elected by the minority political grouping of the Senate of the Philippines to serve as their official leader in the body and fulfill the responsibilities of a Floor Leader. He manages the business of the minority in the Senate. He is expected to defend the minority’s parliamentary rights, to criticize the policies and programs of the majority, and to use parliamentary tactics to defeat, pass, or amend legislation.

Minority Floor Leader of the Senate of the Philippines
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Franklin Drilon

since February 28, 2017
StyleThe Honorable
AppointerElected by the Senate of the Philippines
Inaugural holderClaro M. Recto
WebsiteSenate of the Philippines

The current Minority Floor Leader of the Senate is Franklin Drilon who was elected on February 28, 2017 following his ouster and replacement by Ralph Recto as the Senate President pro tempore on February 27, 2017.

List of Minority Floor LeadersEdit

# Minority Leader Party Legislature Term Era
1 Claro M. Recto NP Ninth 1931–1934 Insular Government
Tenth 1934–1935
None First 1945–1946 Commonwealth
2 Carlos P. Garcia NP Second 1946–1953
First Third Republic
Second 1950–1953
3 Lorenzo M. Tañada, Sr. NCP Third 1954–1957
4' Ambrosio B. Padilla 'LP Fourth 1958–1960
5 Ferdinand E. Marcos, Sr. 1960–1961
6 Estanislao A. Fernandez, Jr. Fifth January 22, 1962–December 30, 1965
(4) Ambrosio B. Padilla 6th Congress January 17, 1966–December 30, 1969
7 Gerardo Manuel L. Roxas, Sr. 7th Congress January 26, 1970–September 23, 1972
8 Juan Ponce Enrile, Sr. Nacionalista 8th Congress July 27, 1987–January 18, 1992 Fifth Republic
9' Wiberto E. Tañada 'Liberal 9th Congress January 18, 1992–June 30, 1995
10 Edgardo J. Angara LDP 10th Congress August 28, 1995–October 10, 1996
11 Neptali A. Gonzales I October 10, 1996–January 26, 1998
12 Ernestto M. Maceda, Sr. NPC January 26, 1998–June 30, 1998
13 Teofisto Guingona, Jr. Lakas 11th Congress July 27, 1998–February 7, 2001
14 Aquilino Pimentel, Jr. PDP–Laban 12th Congress July 23, 2001–June 3, 2002
15 Vicente "Tito" C. Sotto III LDP June 3, 2002–July 26, 2004
(14) Aquilino Q. Pimentel, Jr. PDP–Laban 13th Congress July 26, 2004–July 23, 2007
14th Congress July 23, 2007–June 30, 2010
16 Alan Peter S. Cayetano Nacionalista 15th Congress July 26, 2010–July 22, 2013
(8) Juan Ponce Enrile, Sr. UNA 16th Congress July 22, 2013–June 30, 2016
Vicente C. Sotto III (Acting) NPC July 28, 2014–August 2015
17 Ralph G. Recto Liberal 17th Congress July 25, 2016–February 27, 2017
18 Frankin M. Drilon February 28, 2017–present
18th Congress

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