Minority Floor Leader of the Senate of the Philippines

The Minority Floor Leader of the Senate, or simply the Senate Minority Floor Leader, is the leader elected by the political party or coalition of parties that are not part of the majority bloc in the Senate of the Philippines. He serves as their official leader in the body and fulfills 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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Incumbent
Franklin Drilon

since February 28, 2017
StyleThe Honorable
(formal)
AppointerElected by the Senate of the Philippines
Inaugural holderClaro M. Recto
Formation1931
WebsiteSenate of the Philippines

The incumbent 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 Senate President pro tempore on February 27, 2017.

List of Minority Floor LeadersEdit

Minority Floor Leader Party Term start Term end Legislature
Senate of the Philippine Islands
1916-1935
Claro M. Recto
Senator for the 5th Senatorial District
(1890–1960)
Nacionalista 1931 1935 9th Legislature
10th Legislature
No Senate
(1935–1945)
Senate of the Commonwealth of the Philippines
1945-1946
Vacant
(1945–1946)
1st Congress
Carlos P. Garcia
(1896–1971)
Nacionalista 1946 1946 2nd Congress
Senate of the Philippines
1946-1972
Carlos P. Garcia
(1896–1971)
Nacionalista 1946 1953 1st Congress
2nd Congress
Lorenzo Tañada
(1898–1992)
NCP 1953 1957 3rd Congress
Ambrosio Padilla
(1910–1996)
Liberal 1958 1960 3rd Congress
4th Congress
Ferdinand Marcos
(1917–1989)
Liberal 1960 1961 5th Congress
Estanislao Fernandez
(1910–1982)
Liberal January 22, 1962 December 30, 1965 6th Congress
Ambrosio Padilla
(1910–1996)
Liberal January 17, 1966 December 30, 1969 6th Congress
Gerardo Roxas
(1924–1982)
Liberal January 26, 1970 September 23, 1972 7th Congress
No Senate
(1972–1987)
Senate of the Philippines
1987-present
Juan Ponce Enrile
(born 1924)
Nacionalista July 27, 1987 January 18, 1992 8th Congress
Wigberto Tañada
(born 1934)
Liberal January 18, 1992 June 30, 1995 8th Congress
9th Congress
Edgardo Angara
(1934–2018)
LDP August 28, 1995 October 10, 1996 9th Congress
Neptali Gonzales
(1923–2001)
LDP October 10, 1996 January 26, 1998 10th Congress
Ernesto Maceda
(1935–2016)
NPC January 26, 1998 June 30, 1998 10th Congress
Teofisto Guingona Jr.
(born 1928)
Lakas July 27, 1998 February 7, 2001 11th Congress
Aquilino Pimentel Jr.
(1933–2019)
PDP–Laban July 23, 2001 June 3, 2002 12th Congress
Tito Sotto
(born 1948)
LDP June 3, 2002 July 26, 2004 12th Congress
Aquilino Pimentel Jr.
(1933–2019)
PDP–Laban July 26, 2004 June 30, 2010 13th Congress
14th Congress
Alan Peter Cayetano
(born 1970)
Nacionalista July 26, 2010 July 22, 2013 15th Congress
Juan Ponce Enrile
(born 1924)
UNA July 22, 2013 July 28, 2014 16th Congress
'Tito Sotto (acting)
(born 1948)
NPC July 28, 2014 August 24, 2015 16th Congress
Juan Ponce Enrile
(born 1924)
UNA August 24, 2015 June 30, 2016 16th Congress
Ralph Recto
(born 1964)
Liberal July 25, 2016 February 27, 2017 17th Congress
Franklin Drilon
(born 1945)
Liberal February 28, 2017 Incumbent 17th Congress
18th Congress

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