President pro tempore of the Senate of the Philippines

The President pro tempore of the Senate of the Philippines is the second highest-ranking official of the Senate of the Philippines. During the absence of the Senate President, the Senate President pro tempore presides over the Senate.

President pro tempore of the Senate of the Philippines
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Incumbent
Ralph Recto

since February 27, 2017
StyleThe Honorable
(formal)
AppointerElected by the Senate
Inaugural holderEsperidion Guanco
FormationOctober 16, 1916
WebsiteSenate of the Philippines

In the current 17th Congress, two senators became Senate President pro tempore and they are Franklin Drilon and Ralph Recto who is the incumbent.

List of Senate Presidents pro temporeEdit

President pro tempore Party Term start Term end Legislature Senate President
Senate of the Philippine Islands
1916-1935
Esperidion Guanco
Senator for the 8th Senatorial District
(1874–1925)
Nacionalista 1919 1922 5th Legislature Manuel L. Quezon
Sergio Osmeña
Senator for 10th Senatorial District
(1878–1961)
Nacionalista 1922 1934 6th Legislature
7th Legislature
8th Legislature
9th Legislature
Manuel L. Quezon
Jose Clarin
Senator for the 10th Senatorial District
(1879–1935)
Nacionalista 1934 1935 9th Legislature Manuel L. Quezon
Jose Avelino
Senator for the 9th Senatorial District
(1890–1986)
Nacionalista 1935 1935 10th Legislature Manuel L. Quezon
No Senate
(1935–1945)
Senate of the Commonwealth of the Philippines
1945-1946
Elpidio Quirino
(1890–1956)
Nacionalista July 9, 1945 May 25, 1946 1st Congress Manuel Roxas
Melecio Arranz
(1888–1966)
Liberal May 25, 1946 July 4, 1946 2nd Congress José Avelino
Senate of the Philippines
1946-1972
Melecio Arranz
(1888–1966)
Liberal July 4, 1946 December 30, 1949 1st Congress José Avelino
Mariano Jesús Cuenco
Quintin Paredes
(1884-1973)
Liberal January 31, 1950 March 5, 1952 2nd Congress Mariano Jesús Cuenco
Esteban Abada
(1896–1954)
Liberal March 5, 1952 May 7, 1952 2nd Congress Quintín Paredes
Camilo Osías
Eulogio Rodriguez
Manuel Briones
(1893–1957)
Nacionalista May 7, 1952 April 17, 1953 2nd Congress Eulogio Rodriguez
Jose Zulueta
(1889–1972)
Liberal April 17, 1953 April 30, 1953 2nd Congress Camilo Osías
Manuel Briones
(1893–1957)
Nacionalista April 30, 1953 December 10, 1957 2nd Congress
3rd Congress
José Zulueta
Fernando Lopez
(1904–1993)
Democratic (until 1961) January 27, 1958 December 17, 1965 4th Congress

5th Congress

Eulogio Rodriguez
Ferdinand Marcos
Nacionalista (from 1961)
Lorenzo Sumulong
(1905–1997)
Nacionalista January 17, 1966 December 30, 1969 6th Congress Arturo Tolentino
Gil Puyat
Jose Roy
(1904–1986)
Nacionalista January 26, 1970 September 23, 1972 7th Congress Gil Puyat
No Senate
(1972–1987)
Senate of the Philippines
1987-present
Teofisto Guingona Jr.
(born 1928)
Liberal July 27, 1987 July 23, 1990 8th Congress Jovito Salonga
Sotero Laurel
(1918–2009)
Nacionalista July 23, 1990 January 18, 1992 8th Congress Jovito Salonga
Neptali Gonzales
Ernesto Maceda
(1935–2016)
PDP–Laban January 18, 1992 January 18, 1993 8th Congress
9th Congress
Neptali Gonzales
Teofisto Guingona Jr.
(born 1928)
Lakas January 18, 1993 July 6, 1993 9th Congress Edgardo Angara
Leticia Ramos-Shahani
(1929–2017)
Lakas July 6, 1993 October 10, 1996 9th Congress
10th Congress
Edgardo Angara
Neptali Gonzales
Blas Ople
(1927–2003)
LDP (until 1998) October 10, 1996 June 29, 1999 10th Congress
11th Congress
Ernesto Maceda
Neptali Gonzales
Marcelo Fernan
LAMMP (from 1998)
John Henry Osmeña
(born 1936)
LAMMP June 29, 1999 July 12, 2000 11th Congress Blas Ople
Blas Ople
(1927–2003)
LAMMP July 12, 2000 June 30, 2001 11th Congress Franklin Drilon
Aquilino Pimentel Jr.
Manuel Villar
(born 1949)
Independent July 23, 2001 August 12, 2002 12th Congress Franklin Drilon
Juan Flavier
(1935–2014)
Lakas August 12, 2002 June 30, 2007 12th Congress
13th Congress
Franklin Drilon
Manuel Villar
Jinggoy Estrada
(born 1963)
PMP July 23, 2007 June 30, 2013 14th Congress
15th Congress
Manuel Villar
Juan Ponce Enrile
Ralph Recto
(born 1964)
Liberal July 22, 2013 June 30, 2016 16th Congress Franklin Drilon
Franklin Drilon
(born 1945)
Liberal July 25, 2016 February 27, 2017 17th Congress Koko Pimentel
Ralph Recto
(born 1964)
Liberal (until 2018) February 27, 2017 Incumbent 17th Congress
18th Congress
Koko Pimentel
Tito Sotto
Nacionalista (from 2018)


Living former Senate Presidents pro temporeEdit

Currently there are five living former Senate Presidents pro tempore:

The most recent President pro tempore to die was 86-year-old. John Henry Osmeña (1999-2000) on February 2, 2021.

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