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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
Sen Ralph Recto.jpg
Incumbent
Ralph Recto

since February 27, 2017
StyleThe Honorable
(Diplomatic)
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.

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List of Senate Presidents pro temporeEdit

OO Name Party District Legislature
or
Congress
Term of Office Era
1 Esperidion Guanco NP 8th 5th 1919–1922 Insular
2 Sergio Osmeña, Sr. 10th 6th 1922–1925
7th 1925–1928
8th 1928–1931
9th 1931–1934
3 Jose Aniceto Clarin 10th 10th 1934–1935
4 Jose D. Avelino 9th 1935–Nov 15, 1935
5 Elpidio Quirino Nationwide 1st CC Jul 9, 1945May 25, 1946 Commonwealth
6 Melecio Arranz LP 2nd CC May 25, 1946Jul 4, 1946
1st May 25, 1946Dec 30, 1949 Third
7 Quintin B. Paredes 2nd Jan 31, 1950Mar 5, 1952
8 Esteban R. Abada Mar 5, 1952May 7, 1952
9 Manuel C. Briones NP May 7, 1952Apr 17, 1953
10 Jose Zulueta LP Apr 17, 1953Apr 30, 1953
Manuel C. Briones
(2nd time)
NP Apr 30, 1953Dec 10, 1957
3rd
11 Fernando H. Lopez, Sr. DP 4th Jan 27, 1958Dec 13, 1961
NP 5th Jan 22, 1962Dec 17, 1965
12 Lorenzo Sumulong 6th Jan 17, 1966Dec 30, 1969
13 Jose J. Roy, Sr.
7th Jan 26, 1970Sep 23, 1972
14 Teofisto Guingona, Jr. LP 8th Jul 27, 1987Jul 23, 1990 Fifth
15 Sotero Cosme Laurel, Jr. NP Jul 23, 1990Jan 18, 1992
16 Ernesto M. Maceda, Sr. PDP–Laban Jan 18, 1992Jul 27, 1992
9th Jul 27, 1992Jan 18, 1993
Teofisto Guingona, Jr.
(2nd time)
Lakas Jan 18, 1993Jul 6, 1993
17 Leticia Ramos-Shahani Jul 6, 1993Oct 10, 1996
10th
18 Blas F. Ople LDP Oct 10, 1996Jun 30, 1998
LAMMP 11th Jul 27, 1998–Jun 29, 1999
19 John Henry R. Osmeña Jun 29, 1999Jul 12, 2000
Blas F. Ople
(2nd time)
Jul 12, 2000Jun 30, 2001
20 Manuel B. Villar, Jr. Independent 12th Jul 23, 2001Aug 12, 2002
21 Juan M. Flavier Lakas Aug 12, 2002Jun 30, 2004
13th Jun 30, 2004Jun 30, 2007
22 Jose F. Pimentel, Jr. PMP 14th Jul 23, 2007Jun 30, 2010
15th Jul 26, 2010Jun 30, 2013
23 Ralph G. Recto LP 16th Jul 22, 2013Jun 30, 2016
24 Franklin Drilon 17th Jul 25, 2016Feb 27, 2017
'Ralph G. Recto
(2nd time)
LP
(until 09/21/2018)
Feb 27, 2017present
NP
(from 09/21/2018)
18th

Living former Senate Presidents pro temporeEdit

Currently there are five living former Senate Presidents pro tempore:

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