Liberal Party (Philippines)
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The Liberal Party of the Philippines (Filipino
Filipino language
This move has drawn much criticism from other regional groups.In 1987, a new constitution introduced many provisions for the language.Article XIV, Section 6, omits any mention of Tagalog as the basis for Filipino, and states that:...

: Partido Liberal ng Pilipinas) is a liberal party in the Philippines
Philippines
The Philippines , officially known as the Republic of the Philippines , is a country in Southeast Asia in the western Pacific Ocean. To its north across the Luzon Strait lies Taiwan. West across the South China Sea sits Vietnam...

, founded by then senators Senate President Manuel Roxas
Manuel Roxas
Manuel Acuña Roxas was the first president of the independent Third Republic of the Philippines and fifth president overall. He served as president from the granting of independence in 1946 until his abrupt death in 1948...

, Senate President Pro-Tempore Elpidio Quirino
Elpidio Quirino
Elpidio Rivera Quirino was a Filipino politician, and the sixth President of the Philippines.A lawyer by profession, Quirino entered politics when he became a representative of Ilocos Sur from 1919 to 1925. He was then elected as senator from 1925–1931...

, and former 9th Senatorial District Senator Jose Avelino
José Avelino
José Dira Avelino . The first President of the Senate of the First Republic of the Philippines under the presidency of Manuel Roxas. He was President Pro-tempore to President Manuel Quezon prior to the establishment of the Commonwealth.Avelino was born in a town called Calbayog in Samar to...

, on November 24, 1945 by a breakaway Liberal group from the Nacionalista Party. It is the current ruling party after the election victory
Philippine presidential election, 2010
-Timeline:The COMELEC-mandated election period for this election was from January 10 to June 9, 2010.-2008:*August 26 - Then Metro Manila Development Authority Chairman Bayani Fernando announces bid for presidency....

 of Benigno Aquino III as the President of the Philippines
President of the Philippines
The President of the Philippines is the head of state and head of government of the Philippines. The president leads the executive branch of the Philippine government and is the commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces of the Philippines...

.
Encyclopedia
The Liberal Party of the Philippines (Filipino
Filipino language
This move has drawn much criticism from other regional groups.In 1987, a new constitution introduced many provisions for the language.Article XIV, Section 6, omits any mention of Tagalog as the basis for Filipino, and states that:...

: Partido Liberal ng Pilipinas) is a liberal party in the Philippines
Philippines
The Philippines , officially known as the Republic of the Philippines , is a country in Southeast Asia in the western Pacific Ocean. To its north across the Luzon Strait lies Taiwan. West across the South China Sea sits Vietnam...

, founded by then senators Senate President Manuel Roxas
Manuel Roxas
Manuel Acuña Roxas was the first president of the independent Third Republic of the Philippines and fifth president overall. He served as president from the granting of independence in 1946 until his abrupt death in 1948...

, Senate President Pro-Tempore Elpidio Quirino
Elpidio Quirino
Elpidio Rivera Quirino was a Filipino politician, and the sixth President of the Philippines.A lawyer by profession, Quirino entered politics when he became a representative of Ilocos Sur from 1919 to 1925. He was then elected as senator from 1925–1931...

, and former 9th Senatorial District Senator Jose Avelino
José Avelino
José Dira Avelino . The first President of the Senate of the First Republic of the Philippines under the presidency of Manuel Roxas. He was President Pro-tempore to President Manuel Quezon prior to the establishment of the Commonwealth.Avelino was born in a town called Calbayog in Samar to...

, on November 24, 1945 by a breakaway Liberal group from the Nacionalista Party. It is the current ruling party after the election victory
Philippine presidential election, 2010
-Timeline:The COMELEC-mandated election period for this election was from January 10 to June 9, 2010.-2008:*August 26 - Then Metro Manila Development Authority Chairman Bayani Fernando announces bid for presidency....

 of Benigno Aquino III as the President of the Philippines
President of the Philippines
The President of the Philippines is the head of state and head of government of the Philippines. The president leads the executive branch of the Philippine government and is the commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces of the Philippines...

. The Liberals control the House of Representatives
House of Representatives of the Philippines
The House of Representatives of the Philippines is the lower chamber of the...

, while it is part of a coalition agreement
Coalition government
A coalition government is a cabinet of a parliamentary government in which several political parties cooperate. The usual reason given for this arrangement is that no party on its own can achieve a majority in the parliament...

 in the Senate
Senate of the Philippines
The Senate of the Philippines is the upper chamber of the bicameral legislature of the Philippines, the Congress of the Philippines...

.

As such it is the second-oldest political party in the Philippines in terms of establishment, and the oldest active political party in the Philippines. The party has been led by people like Manuel Roxas
Manuel Roxas
Manuel Acuña Roxas was the first president of the independent Third Republic of the Philippines and fifth president overall. He served as president from the granting of independence in 1946 until his abrupt death in 1948...

, Elpidio Quirino
Elpidio Quirino
Elpidio Rivera Quirino was a Filipino politician, and the sixth President of the Philippines.A lawyer by profession, Quirino entered politics when he became a representative of Ilocos Sur from 1919 to 1925. He was then elected as senator from 1925–1931...

, Diosdado Macapagal
Diosdado Macapagal
Diosdado Pangan Macapagal was the ninth President of the Philippines, serving from 1961 to 1965, and the sixth Vice President, serving from 1957 to 1961. He also served as a member of the House of Representatives, and headed the Constitutional Convention of 1970...

 and Benigno Aquino, Jr.
Benigno Aquino, Jr.
Benigno Simeon "Ninoy" Aquino, Jr. was a Filipino Senator and a former Governor of Tarlac. Aquino, together with Gerry Roxas and Jovito Salonga, formed the leadership of the opposition to the Marcos regime in the years leading to the imposition of martial law in the Philippines...


History

The Liberal Party (LP) was founded on 19 January 1946 by Manuel Roxas
Manuel Roxas
Manuel Acuña Roxas was the first president of the independent Third Republic of the Philippines and fifth president overall. He served as president from the granting of independence in 1946 until his abrupt death in 1948...

, the first President of the Third Philippine Republic. It was formed by Pres. Roxas from what was once the “Liberal Wing” of the old Nacionalista Party. Two more Presidents of the Philippines elected into office came from the LP: Elpidio Quirino
Elpidio Quirino
Elpidio Rivera Quirino was a Filipino politician, and the sixth President of the Philippines.A lawyer by profession, Quirino entered politics when he became a representative of Ilocos Sur from 1919 to 1925. He was then elected as senator from 1925–1931...

 and the redoubtable Diosdado Macapagal
Diosdado Macapagal
Diosdado Pangan Macapagal was the ninth President of the Philippines, serving from 1961 to 1965, and the sixth Vice President, serving from 1957 to 1961. He also served as a member of the House of Representatives, and headed the Constitutional Convention of 1970...

. Two other presidents came from the ranks of the LP, being former members of the Party that choose to follow a different path and joined the Nacionalistas: Ramon Magsaysay
Ramon Magsaysay
Ramón del Fierro Magsaysay was the third President of the Republic of the Philippines from December 30, 1953 until his death in a plane crash in 1957. He was elected President under the banner of the Nacionalista Party.-Early life:Ramon F...

, and Ferdinand Marcos
Ferdinand Marcos
Ferdinand Emmanuel Edralin Marcos, Sr. was a Filipino leader and an authoritarian President of the Philippines from 1965 to 1986. He was a lawyer, member of the Philippine House of Representatives and a member of the Philippine Senate...

.

During the days leading to Martial Rule, Marcos would find his old party as a potent roadblock to his quest for one-man rule. Led by Ninoy Aquino, Gerry Roxas and Jovito Salonga
Jovito Salonga
Jovito "Jovy" Reyes Salonga is a Filipino nationalist politician and lawyer, as well as a leading opposition leader during the Marcos regime from 1972, when Ferdinand Marcos declared martial law, until 1986, when Marcos was deposed as a result of a bloodless revolution...

, the LP would time and again hound the would-be dictator on issues like Human Rights and the curtailment of Freedoms. Not even the declaration of Martial Law silenced the LP, and it continued to fight the dictatorship despite the costs. Many of its leaders and members would be prosecuted and even killed during this time.

In recent times, the LP was instrumental in ending more than half-a-century of US Military presence in the Philippines with its campaign in the Senate of 1991 to reject a new RP-US Bases Treaty. This ironically cost the Party dearly, losing for it the Elections of 1992. In 2000, it again showed its mettle by standing against the corruption of the Joseph Estrada
Joseph Estrada
Joseph "Erap" Ejercito Estrada was the 13th President of the Philippines, serving from 1998 until 2001. Estrada was the first person in the Post-EDSA era to be elected both to the presidency and vice-presidency.Estrada gained popularity as a film actor, playing the lead role in over 100 films in...

 Administration, actively supporting the Resign-Impeach-Oust initiatives that led to People Power II.

The Liberal Party regained new influence after its nomination of then-Senator Benigno Aquino III, the son of former President Cory Aquino, after the latter's death and the massive outpouring of sympathy for the Aquino family. Even as the party earlier nominated Sen. Manuel "Mar" Roxas for president, Roxas chose to be give way to Aquino and run for vice president instead. The party then, during the fierce campaign battle that followed, was able to field new members from then-ruling party Lakas Kampi CMD, in order to become the largest minority party in Congress.

Current party officials

  • Titular Head & Party Chairman: H.E. President Benigno S. Aquino III
    Benigno Aquino III
    Benigno Simeon Cojuangco Aquino III , also known as Noynoy Aquino or PNoy, is a Filipino politician who has been the 15th and current President of the Philippines since June 2010....

     (Tarlac
    Tarlac
    Tarlac is a landlocked province of the Philippines located in the Luzon Island. Its capital is Tarlac City. Tarlac borders Pampanga to the south, Nueva Ecija to the east, Pangasinan to the north, and Zambales to the west...

    ) (2011-Present)
  • Chairman Emeritus: Former Senate President Jovito Salonga
    Jovito Salonga
    Jovito "Jovy" Reyes Salonga is a Filipino nationalist politician and lawyer, as well as a leading opposition leader during the Marcos regime from 1972, when Ferdinand Marcos declared martial law, until 1986, when Marcos was deposed as a result of a bloodless revolution...

     (Rizal
    Rizal
    Rizal is a province located in the CALABARZON , just 16 kilometers east of Manila. The province was named after the country's national hero, José Rizal. Rizal Governor Casimiro A. Ynares III on June 17, 2008 announced the transfer of the Capitol from Pasig. Its P 270-million capitol building,...

    ) (1982-present)
  • Vice Chair: Senator Franklin Drilon
    Franklin Drilon
    Franklin Magtunao Drilon is a Filipino politician who served as President of the Senate of the Philippines in 2000 and from 2001 to 2006. Drilon currently serves his third term in the Senate...

     (Iloilo
    Iloilo
    Iloilo is a province of the Philippines located in the Western Visayas region. Iloilo occupies the southeast portion of Panay Island and is bordered by Antique Province to the west and Capiz Province and the Jintotolo Channel to the north. Just off Iloilo's southeast coast is Guimaras Province,...

    ) (2011-present)
  • Vice Chair: House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte, Jr.
    Feliciano Belmonte, Jr.
    Feliciano "Sonny" Racimo Belmonte, Jr. is a member of the Philippine House of Representatives representing the Fourth District of Quezon City. He is also the house speaker of the Congress from 2010 to present. He was the mayor of Quezon City from 2001-2010.-Early Life and Career:Belmonte was born...

     (Quezon City
    Quezon City
    Quezon City is the former capital and the most populous city in the Philippines. Located on the island of Luzon, Quezon City is one of the cities and municipalities that make up Metro Manila, the National Capital Region. The city was named after Manuel L...

    ) (2011-Present)
  • President: Transportation and Communications Secretary Manuel Roxas II
    Mar Roxas
    Manuel "Mar" Araneta Roxas II is a former Senator of the Philippines. He is the son of former Senator Gerry Roxas, and the grandson of former President Manuel Roxas and industrialist J. Amado Araneta....

     (Capiz
    Capiz
    Capiz is a province of the Philippines located in the Western Visayas region. Its capital is Roxas City and is located at the northeastern portion of Panay Island, bordering Aklan and Antique to the west, and Iloilo to the south. Capiz faces the Sibuyan Sea to the north...

    ) (2007-present)
  • Executive Vice President: Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo
    Jesse Robredo
    Jesse Manalastas Robredo is the current Secretary of the Interior and Local Government of the Philippines. Robredo is a member of the Liberal Party....

     (Camarines Sur
    Camarines Sur
    Camarines Sur is a province of the Philippines located in the Bicol Region in Luzon. Its capital is Pili and the province borders Camarines Norte and Quezon to the north, and Albay to the south...

    ) (2007-Present)
  • Vice President for Policy: Representative Henedina R. Abad (Batanes
    Batanes
    The Province of Batanes , also called the Batanes Islands, is a Philippine province comprising ten islands that are located in the Luzon Strait between the islands of Luzon and Taiwan...

    ) (2011-present)
  • Treasurer: Governor Alfonso Umali, Jr. (Oriental Mindoro
    Oriental Mindoro
    Oriental Mindoro is a province of the Philippines located in the island of Mindoro under MIMAROPA region in Luzon, about 140 km southwest of Manila...

    ) (2011-present)
  • Secretary-General: Representative Joseph Emilio A. Abaya (Cavite
    Cavite
    Cavite is a province of the Philippines located on the southern shores of Manila Bay in the CALABARZON region in Luzon, just 30 kilometers south of Manila. Cavite is surrounded by Laguna to the east, Metro Manila to the northeast, and Batangas to the south...

    ) (2007-present)
  • Director-General: Ma. Gladys Sta. Rita (2011-present)

Presidents

Term in Office Name
January 19, 1946 - April 15, 1948 President Manuel Roxas
Manuel Roxas
Manuel Acuña Roxas was the first president of the independent Third Republic of the Philippines and fifth president overall. He served as president from the granting of independence in 1946 until his abrupt death in 1948...

January 19, 1946 - May 8, 1949 Senate President Jose Avelino
José Avelino
José Dira Avelino . The first President of the Senate of the First Republic of the Philippines under the presidency of Manuel Roxas. He was President Pro-tempore to President Manuel Quezon prior to the establishment of the Commonwealth.Avelino was born in a town called Calbayog in Samar to...

April 17, 1948 - December 30, 1950 President Elpidio Quirino
Elpidio Quirino
Elpidio Rivera Quirino was a Filipino politician, and the sixth President of the Philippines.A lawyer by profession, Quirino entered politics when he became a representative of Ilocos Sur from 1919 to 1925. He was then elected as senator from 1925–1931...

1950 - 1957 House Speaker Eugenio Perez
Eugenio Perez
Eugenio Pérez was a Filipino politician who served as Speaker of the House of Representatives of the Philippines from 1946 to 1953. He was a member of the Liberal Party, whose president he served as during his term as Speaker.-Early life:Pérez was born in San Carlos, Pangasinan...

1957 - 1961 President Diosdado Macapagal
Diosdado Macapagal
Diosdado Pangan Macapagal was the ninth President of the Philippines, serving from 1961 to 1965, and the sixth Vice President, serving from 1957 to 1961. He also served as a member of the House of Representatives, and headed the Constitutional Convention of 1970...

1961-April 21, 1964 Senate President Ferdinand Marcos
Ferdinand Marcos
Ferdinand Emmanuel Edralin Marcos, Sr. was a Filipino leader and an authoritarian President of the Philippines from 1965 to 1986. He was a lawyer, member of the Philippine House of Representatives and a member of the Philippine Senate...

December 30, 1961 - December 30, 1965 President Diosdado Macapagal
Diosdado Macapagal
Diosdado Pangan Macapagal was the ninth President of the Philippines, serving from 1961 to 1965, and the sixth Vice President, serving from 1957 to 1961. He also served as a member of the House of Representatives, and headed the Constitutional Convention of 1970...

May 1964 - 1969 House Speaker Cornelio T. Villareal
Cornelio Villareal
Cornelio T. Villareal was a Filipino politician who served as Speaker of the House of Representatives of the Philippines from 1962 to 1967, and again from 1971 to 1972. Popularly known as Kune, his congressional career representing the Second District of Capiz spanned six decades.- Early...

May 10, 1969 - April 19, 1982 Senator Gerardo M. Roxas
Gerardo Roxas
Gerardo Manuel Roxas y De Leon , better known as Gerry Roxas or Gerardo M. Roxas, was one of two children of former Philippine President Manuel Roxas...

April 20, 1982 - June 1, 1993 Senate President Jovito Salonga
Jovito Salonga
Jovito "Jovy" Reyes Salonga is a Filipino nationalist politician and lawyer, as well as a leading opposition leader during the Marcos regime from 1972, when Ferdinand Marcos declared martial law, until 1986, when Marcos was deposed as a result of a bloodless revolution...

June 2, 1993 – Oct. 17, 1994 Senator Wigberto Tañada
Wigberto Tañada
Wigberto "Ka Bobby" Ebarle Tañada, Sr. is a Filipino politician. He is member of the Liberal Party and a former member of the Senate of the Philippines and Philippine House of Representatives representing the Quezon's 4th District . He is the son of the the late former senator Lorenzo M...

Oct. 18, 1994 - Sept. 19, 1999 Speaker Pro Tempore Raul A. Daza
Sept. 20, 1999 - August 9, 2004 Representative Florencio Abad
Florencio Abad
Florencio "Butch" Barsana Abad is the current Philippine Secretary of Budget and Management. On June 29, 2010, President Benigno Aquino III picked him as his Secretary of Budget and Management...

August 9, 2004 - 2008 Senate President Franklin Drilon
Franklin Drilon
Franklin Magtunao Drilon is a Filipino politician who served as President of the Senate of the Philippines in 2000 and from 2001 to 2006. Drilon currently serves his third term in the Senate...

2008 - present Secretary of Transportation & Communications Manuel Roxas II
Mar Roxas
Manuel "Mar" Araneta Roxas II is a former Senator of the Philippines. He is the son of former Senator Gerry Roxas, and the grandson of former President Manuel Roxas and industrialist J. Amado Araneta....


President

Election Candidate Number of votes for Liberal Share of votes Outcome of election
1946
Philippine presidential election, 1946
The Elections for the President, Vice-President, Members of the Senate, Members of the House of Representatives and Local Positions held on April 23, 1946 The Elections for the President, Vice-President, Members of the Senate, Members of the House of Representatives and Local Positions held on...

Manuel Roxas
Manuel Roxas
Manuel Acuña Roxas was the first president of the independent Third Republic of the Philippines and fifth president overall. He served as president from the granting of independence in 1946 until his abrupt death in 1948...

1,333,392 54.94% Won
1949
Philippine presidential election, 1949
Presidential, legislative and local elections were held on November 8, 1949 in the Philippines. Incumbent President Elpidio Quirino won a full term as President of the Philippines after the death of President Manuel Roxas in 1948. His running mate, Senator Fernando Lopez won as Vice President...

Elpidio Quirino
Elpidio Quirino
Elpidio Rivera Quirino was a Filipino politician, and the sixth President of the Philippines.A lawyer by profession, Quirino entered politics when he became a representative of Ilocos Sur from 1919 to 1925. He was then elected as senator from 1925–1931...

1,803,808 50.93% Won
1953
Philippine presidential election, 1953
Presidential, legislative and local elections were held on November 10, 1953 in the Philippines. Incumbent President Elpidio Quirino lost his opportunity to get a second full term as President of the Philippines to former Defense Secretary Ramon Magsaysay. His running mate, Senator Jose Yulo lost...

Elpidio Quirino
Elpidio Quirino
Elpidio Rivera Quirino was a Filipino politician, and the sixth President of the Philippines.A lawyer by profession, Quirino entered politics when he became a representative of Ilocos Sur from 1919 to 1925. He was then elected as senator from 1925–1931...

1,313,991 31.08% Lost
1957
Philippine presidential election, 1957
Presidential, legislative and local elections were held on November 12, 1957 in the Philippines. Incumbent President Carlos P. Garcia won his opportunity to get a full term as President of the Philippines after the death of President Ramon Magsaysay in a plane crash in March 1957. His running mate,...

Jose Yulo
Jose Yulo
José Yulo was the Chief Justice of the Philippines during the Japanese Occupation and was Speaker of the Philippine House of Representatives from 1939 until the World War II started in 1941.-Career:...

1,386,829 27.62% Lost
1961
Philippine presidential election, 1961
Presidential, legislative and local elections were held on November 14, 1961 in the Philippines. Incumbent President Carlos P. Garcia lost his opportunity for a second full term as President of the Philippines to Vice President President Diosdado Macapagal. His running mate, Senator Sergio Osmeña,...

Diosdado Macapagal
Diosdado Macapagal
Diosdado Pangan Macapagal was the ninth President of the Philippines, serving from 1961 to 1965, and the sixth Vice President, serving from 1957 to 1961. He also served as a member of the House of Representatives, and headed the Constitutional Convention of 1970...

3,554,840 55.00% Won
1965
Philippine presidential election, 1965
Presidential, legislative and local elections were held on November 19, 1965 in the Philippines. Incumbent President Diosdado Macapagal lost his opportunity to get a second full term as President of the Philippines to Senate President Ferdinand Marcos. His running mate, Senator Gerardo Roxas lost...

Diosdado Macapagal
Diosdado Macapagal
Diosdado Pangan Macapagal was the ninth President of the Philippines, serving from 1961 to 1965, and the sixth Vice President, serving from 1957 to 1961. He also served as a member of the House of Representatives, and headed the Constitutional Convention of 1970...

3,187,752 42.88% Lost
1969
Philippine presidential election, 1969
Presidential, legislative and local elections were held on November 11, 1969 in the Philippines. Incumbent President Ferdinand Marcos won an unprecedented second full term as President of the Philippines. Marcos was the last president in the entire electoral history who ran and won for a second term...

Sergio Osmeña, Jr. 3,143,122 38.51% Lost
1981 Boycotted
1986
Philippine presidential election, 1986
The Presidential and Vice-Presidential snap elections were held on February 7, 1986 in the Philippines.-Background:President Ferdinand E...

Supported Corazon Aquino
Corazon Aquino
Maria Corazon Sumulong Cojuangco-Aquino was the 11th President of the Philippines and the first woman to hold that office in Philippine history. She is best remembered for leading the 1986 People Power Revolution, which toppled Ferdinand Marcos and restored democracy in the Philippines...

 who became president
1992
Philippine presidential election, 1992
Presidential elections, legislative elections and local elections were held in the Philippines on May 11, 1992. This was the first general elections under the 1987 Philippine Constitution. An estimated 80,000 candidates ran for 17,000 posts from the presidency down to municipal councilors...

Jovito Salonga
Jovito Salonga
Jovito "Jovy" Reyes Salonga is a Filipino nationalist politician and lawyer, as well as a leading opposition leader during the Marcos regime from 1972, when Ferdinand Marcos declared martial law, until 1986, when Marcos was deposed as a result of a bloodless revolution...

2,302,123 10.16% Lost
1998
Philippine presidential election, 1998
Presidential elections, legislative elections and local elections were held in the Philippines on May 11, 1998. In the presidential election, Vice President Joseph Estrada won a six-year term as President by a landslide victory. In the vice-presidential race, Senator Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo won a...

Alfredo Lim
Alfredo Lim
Alfredo Siojo Lim is the incumbent Mayor of the City of Manila and a former senator of the Philippines. A widower, he first served as mayor of Manila from 1992 to 1998 and returned to that post after winning in the 2007 mayoral election.-Early life and career:Born on December 21, 1929 in 1324 J...

2,344,362 8.71% Lost
2004
Philippine presidential election, 2004
The Philippine presidential and vice presidential elections of 2004 was held on Monday, May 10, 2004. In the presidential election, incumbent president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo successfully won a full six-year term as President, with a margin of just over one million votes over her leading opponent,...

Supported Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is a Filipino politician who served as the 14th President of the Philippines from 2001 to 2010, as the 12th Vice President of the Philippines from 1998 to 2001, and is currently a member of the House of Representatives representing the 2nd District of Pampanga...

 who won
2010
Philippine presidential election, 2010
-Timeline:The COMELEC-mandated election period for this election was from January 10 to June 9, 2010.-2008:*August 26 - Then Metro Manila Development Authority Chairman Bayani Fernando announces bid for presidency....

Benigno Aquino III
Benigno Aquino III
Benigno Simeon Cojuangco Aquino III , also known as Noynoy Aquino or PNoy, is a Filipino politician who has been the 15th and current President of the Philippines since June 2010....

15,208,678 42.08% Won

Senate

Election Number of votes for Liberal Share of votes Seats won Seats after Outcome of election
1946 8,626,965 47.7% 8 9 Won
1947 12,241,929 54.5% 7 15 Won
1949 12,782,449 52.5% 8 18 Won
1951 8,764,190 39.9% 0 12 Won
1953 8,861,244 36.0% 0 7 Lost
1955 7,395,988 28.9% 0 0 Lost
1957 8,934,218 31.8% 2 2 Lost
1959 10,850,799 31.7% 2 4 Lost
1961 14,988,931 37.9% 4 8 Lost
1963 22,794,310 49.8% 4 10 Lost
1965 23,158,197 46.9% 2 10 Lost
1967 18,127,926 37.1% 1 7 Lost
1969 21,060,474 39.1% 2 5 Lost
1971 33,469,677 57.4% 5 8 Lost
1987 Won under the LABAN
Lakas ng Bayan
Lakas ng Bayan was a political party in the Philippines formed by Senator Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino, Jr. for the 1978 Interim Batasang Pambansa regional elections. The party had 21 candidates for the Metro Manila area, all of whom lost due to widespread election fraud...

 coalition
1992* 19,158,013 6.9% 1 1 Lost
1995 Did not participate
1998 5,429,123 2.6% 0 0 Lost
2001 19,131,732 7.9% 1 1 Independent-led coalition
2004 30,008,158 12.0% 2 4 Liberal Party-led coalition
2007
Philippine Senate election, 2007
Election to the Senate of the Philippines was held on Monday, May 14, 2007. This is to elect 12 of the 24 seats in the Senate. Together with those elected in 2004, they will comprise the 14th Congress via plurality-at-large voting. The senators elected in 2004 will serve until June 30, 2010, while...

28,843,415 10.7% 2 4 Nacionalista Party
Nacionalista Party
The Nacionalista Party is the oldest political party in the Philippines today and was responsible for leading the country throughout the majority of the 20th century since its founding in 1907...

-led coalition
2010
Philippine Senate election, 2010
Election to the Senate of the Philippines was held on Monday, May 10, 2010. This is to elect 12 of the 24 seats in the Senate. Together with those elected in 2007, they will comprise the 15th Congress. The senators elected in 2007 will serve until June 30, 2013, while the senators elected in this...

78,227,817 26.34% 3 4 PMP-led coalition
*in coalition with PDP-Laban

House of Representatives

Election Number of votes for Liberal Share of votes Seats Outcome of election
1946
Philippine House of Representatives elections, 1946
The Elections for the House of Representatives of the Philippines were held on April 23, 1946. Held on the same day as the presidential election, it was held after the Nacionalista Party had split permanently into two factions: the "Conservative" faction headed by president Sergio Osmeña and the...

1,129,971 47.06% 49 Won
1949
Philippine House of Representatives elections, 1949
The Elections for the House of Representatives of the Philippines were held on April 23, 1946. Held on the same day as the presidential election, the party of the incumbent president, Elpidio Quirino's Liberal Party, won majority of the seats in the House of Representatives, This will be the first...

1,834,173 53.00% 66 Won
1953
Philippine House of Representatives elections, 1953
The Elections for the House of Representatives of the Philippines were held on November 10, 1953. Held on the same day as the presidential election, the party of the incumbent president, Elpidio Quirino's Liberal Party, won majority of the seats in the House of Representatives...

1,624,571 39.81% 59 Lost
1957
Philippine House of Representatives elections, 1957
The Elections for the House of Representatives of the Philippines were held on November 12, 1957. Held on the same day as the presidential election, the party of the incumbent president, Carlos P. Garcia's Nacionalista Party, won majority of the seats in the House of Representatives.The elected...

1,453,527 30.16% 19 Lost
1961
Philippine House of Representatives elections, 1961
The Elections for the House of Representatives of the Philippines were held on November 14, 1961. Held on the same day as the presidential election, the party of the incumbent president, Carlos P. Garcia's Nacionalista Party, won majority of the seats in the House of Representatives...

2,167,641 33.71% 29 Won
1965
Philippine House of Representatives elections, 1965
The Elections for the House of Representatives of the Philippines were held on November 19, 1965. Held on the same day as the presidential election, the party of the incumbent president, Diosdado Macapagal's Liberal Party, won majority of the seats in the House of Representatives...

3,721,460 51.32% 61 Won
1969
Philippine House of Representatives elections, 1969
The Elections for the House of Representatives of the Philippines were held on November 11, 1969. Held on the same day as the presidential election, the party of the incumbent president, Ferdinand Marcos's Nacionalista Party, won majority of the seats in the House of Representatives.The elected...

2,641,786 41.76% 18 Lost
1978
Philippine parliamentary election, 1978
A general election was held in the Philippines on April 7, 1978 for the election of the 166 regional representatives to the Interim Batasang Pambansa...

Lost under the LABAN
Lakas ng Bayan
Lakas ng Bayan was a political party in the Philippines formed by Senator Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino, Jr. for the 1978 Interim Batasang Pambansa regional elections. The party had 21 candidates for the Metro Manila area, all of whom lost due to widespread election fraud...

 coalition
1984
Philippine parliamentary election, 1984
Parliamentary elections were held on May 14, 1984 in the Philippines. Like any other elections, charges of bribery, protests and complaints on irregularity of the elections. But supported the campaign of boycotting the elections like Former Publisher of the Manila Times Chino Roces and Former...

Lost under the LABAN
Lakas ng Bayan
Lakas ng Bayan was a political party in the Philippines formed by Senator Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino, Jr. for the 1978 Interim Batasang Pambansa regional elections. The party had 21 candidates for the Metro Manila area, all of whom lost due to widespread election fraud...

 coalition
1987
Philippine House of Representatives elections, 1987
Elections for members of the House of Representatives in the Philippines were held on May 11, 1987. This was the first legislative election since 1984, the first House of Representatives elections since 1969, and the first election since the People Power Revolution that overthrew president...

*
2,101,575 10.5% 16 Lakas ng Bansa-led coalition
1992
Philippine House of Representatives elections, 1992
The Elections for the House of Representatives of the Philippines were held on May 11, 1992. Held on the same day as the presidential election, since incumbent president Corazon Aquino, did not contest the election, the Laban ng Demokratikong Pilipino served as the de facto administration party;...

**
1,644,568 8.8% 11 Lakas-NUCD-UMDP-led coalition
1995
Philippine House of Representatives elections, 1995
The Elections for the House of Representatives of the Philippines were held on May 8, 1995. Being the first midterm election since 1938, the party of the incumbent president, Fidel V. Ramos's Lakas-NUCD-UMDP, won a plurality of the seats in the House of Representatives.The elected representatives...

*
358,245 1.9% 5 Lakas-NUCD-UMDP-led coalition
1998
Philippine House of Representatives elections, 1998
The Elections for the House of Representatives of the Philippines were held on May 11, 1998. Held on the same day as the presidential election, the party of the incumbent president, Fidel V. Ramos' Lakas-NUCD-UMDP, won majority of the seats in the House of Representatives...

*
1,773,124 7.3% 15 Lost
2001
Philippine House of Representatives elections, 2001
The Elections for the House of Representatives of the Philippines were held on May 14, 2001. This was the next election succeeding the events of the 2001 EDSA Revolution that deposed Joseph Estrada from the presidency; his vice president, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo became president, and her party,...

19 Lakas-NUCD-UMDP-led coalition
2004
Philippine House of Representatives elections, 2004
The Elections for the House of Representatives of the Philippines were held on May 10, 2004. Being held together with presidential election, the party of the incumbent president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, Lakas-Christian Muslim Democrats, and by extension the administration-led coalition, the...

29 Lakas-CMD-led coalition
2007
Philippine House of Representatives elections, 2007
The 2007 Philippine House of Representatives elections were held on May 14, 2007, to elect members to the House of Representatives of the Philippines to serve in the 14th Congress of the Philippines from June 30, 2007, until June 30, 2010...

23 Lakas-CMD-led coalition
2010
Philippine House of Representatives elections, 2010
The 2010 Philippine House of Representatives elections were held on May 10, 2010 to elect members to the House of Representatives of the Philippines to serve in the 15th Congress of the Philippines from June 30, 2010 to June 30, 2013...

6,923,162 20.19% 45 Liberal Party-led coalition
*does not include candidates who ran as under a Liberal Party ticket along with another party.
**in coalition with PDP-Laban

Elected Philippine President

  • Manuel Roxas
    Manuel Roxas
    Manuel Acuña Roxas was the first president of the independent Third Republic of the Philippines and fifth president overall. He served as president from the granting of independence in 1946 until his abrupt death in 1948...

      (5th President of the Philippines; one of the co-founders)
  • Elpidio Quirino
    Elpidio Quirino
    Elpidio Rivera Quirino was a Filipino politician, and the sixth President of the Philippines.A lawyer by profession, Quirino entered politics when he became a representative of Ilocos Sur from 1919 to 1925. He was then elected as senator from 1925–1931...

     (6th President of the Philippines)
  • Diosdado Macapagal
    Diosdado Macapagal
    Diosdado Pangan Macapagal was the ninth President of the Philippines, serving from 1961 to 1965, and the sixth Vice President, serving from 1957 to 1961. He also served as a member of the House of Representatives, and headed the Constitutional Convention of 1970...

     (9th President of the Philippines)
  • Ferdinand Marcos
    Ferdinand Marcos
    Ferdinand Emmanuel Edralin Marcos, Sr. was a Filipino leader and an authoritarian President of the Philippines from 1965 to 1986. He was a lawyer, member of the Philippine House of Representatives and a member of the Philippine Senate...

     (10th President of the Philippines; defected from the Liberal Party to the rival Nacionalista Party
    Nacionalista Party
    The Nacionalista Party is the oldest political party in the Philippines today and was responsible for leading the country throughout the majority of the 20th century since its founding in 1907...

     in 1965 after failing to get the nomination)
  • Benigno Aquino III (15th President of the Philippines)

Others

  • Gerardo Roxas, Sr.
    Gerardo Roxas
    Gerardo Manuel Roxas y De Leon , better known as Gerry Roxas or Gerardo M. Roxas, was one of two children of former Philippine President Manuel Roxas...

    (Senator
    Senate of the Philippines
    The Senate of the Philippines is the upper chamber of the bicameral legislature of the Philippines, the Congress of the Philippines...

    ; Liberal Party leader during Marcos dictationship)
  • Cesar Climaco
    Cesar Climaco
    Cesar Cortez Climaco was a Filipino politician who served as mayor of Zamboanga City for 11 years. A prominent critic of the martial law regime of Ferdinand Marcos, he was famed for his toughness in governance and colorful personality. He is also famous for his refusal to cut his hair until...

     (Mayor of Zamboanga City
    Zamboanga City
    The City of Zamboanga : is a highly urbanized, independent and a chartered city located in Mindanao, Philippines....

    , vocal critic and opponent of Martial Law)
  • Benigno Aquino, Jr.
    Benigno Aquino, Jr.
    Benigno Simeon "Ninoy" Aquino, Jr. was a Filipino Senator and a former Governor of Tarlac. Aquino, together with Gerry Roxas and Jovito Salonga, formed the leadership of the opposition to the Marcos regime in the years leading to the imposition of martial law in the Philippines...

     (Senator of the Philippines)
  • Eva Estrada-Kalaw
    Eva Estrada-Kalaw
    Eva Reynada Estrada-Kalaw is a Filipino politician, served as a Senator in the Senate of the Philippines for 7 years. . Serving in Senate during the presidency of Ferdinand Marcos , she was part of a major transformation in Philippine domestic and foreign policies.-Early life:Evangelina R...

     (Senator of the Philippines)
  • Eddie Ilarde
    Eddie Ilarde
    Edgar U. Ilarde , also known as Eddie Ilarde, is a Filipino radio and television host who was elected to one term in the Philippine Senate. He also served one term each as a Congressman and as an Assemblyman of the Interim Batasang Pambansa...

     (Senator of the Philippines)
  • Ramon Mitra, Jr.
    Ramon Mitra, Jr.
    Ramon "Monching" Villarosa Mitra, Jr. , was a prominent Filipino statesman, diplomat, and a renown pro-democracy activist of the Philippines....

     (16th Speaker of the Philippine House of Representatives)
  • Narciso Ramos
    Narciso Ramos
    Narciso Rueca Ramos was a journalist, lawyer, assemblyman and ambassador. He was the father of former Philippine President Fidel Ramos.-Early life:Born to Placido Ramos and Ramona Rueca in Asingan, Pangasinan on November 11, 1900, Narciso R...

     (Philippine Secretary of Foreign Affairs; one of the co-founders)
  • Salipada K. Pendatun (World War II General, Representative, Senator of the Philippines)
  • Emmanuel Pelaez
    Emmanuel Pelaez
    Emmanuel Neri Pelaez was a politician and Vice-President of the Philippines.-Early life and career:Pelaez was born in Medina, Misamis Oriental to Gregorio Pelaez, Sr. and Felipa Neri. He was fourth among eight children: Rosario, Concepcion, Gregorio Jr., Emmanuel, Jose Ma., Lourdes , Antonio, and...

     (Vice-President of the Philippines, Philippine Secretary of Foreign Affairs; Philippine Ambassador to the United States of America, Senator of the Philippines)
  • Jovito Salonga
    Jovito Salonga
    Jovito "Jovy" Reyes Salonga is a Filipino nationalist politician and lawyer, as well as a leading opposition leader during the Marcos regime from 1972, when Ferdinand Marcos declared martial law, until 1986, when Marcos was deposed as a result of a bloodless revolution...

      (Senate President of the Philippines)
  • Manuel Roxas II
    Mar Roxas
    Manuel "Mar" Araneta Roxas II is a former Senator of the Philippines. He is the son of former Senator Gerry Roxas, and the grandson of former President Manuel Roxas and industrialist J. Amado Araneta....

     (Senator of the Philippines, Representative, Trade and Industry Secretary)
  • Feliciano Belmonte, Jr.
    Feliciano Belmonte, Jr.
    Feliciano "Sonny" Racimo Belmonte, Jr. is a member of the Philippine House of Representatives representing the Fourth District of Quezon City. He is also the house speaker of the Congress from 2010 to present. He was the mayor of Quezon City from 2001-2010.-Early Life and Career:Belmonte was born...

     (Incumbent Speaker of the Philippine House of Representatives)

Liberal-affiliated parties

  • Aksyon Demokratiko
  • Bando Osmeña – Pundok Kauswagan - Cebu City
  • Kapayapaan, Kaunlaran at Katarungan - Manila
  • Kilusang Diwa ng Taguig
    Kilusang Diwa ng Taguig
    The Kilusang Diwa ng Taguig is a local regional political party in Taguig City, Philippines. The party is headed by incumbent Taguig City Mayor Sigfrido "Freddie" Tiñga and his father, former Supreme Court Associate Justice Dante Tiñga...

     – Taguig City
  • Hugpong Sa Tawong Lungsod
    Rodrigo Duterte
    Rodrigo Roa Duterte Rodrigo Roa Duterte Rodrigo Roa Duterte (b. March 28, 1945 in Tagum City, Davao del Norte, Philippines is the current vice mayor of the city of Davao City, Philippines. He was first elected 1988 and reelected 1992 and 1995. In 1998, he ran for the House of Representatives and...

     - Davao City
  • Uswag Tagum
    Tagum City
    Tagum City is a First Class City of the 1st Congressional District of the Province of Davao del Norte, Philippines and serves as its provincial capital...

     - Davao del Norte
  • Ugyon - Iloilo
  • Akbayan Citizens' Action Party
    Akbayan Citizens' Action Party
    The Akbayan Citizens' Action Party or AKBAYAN is a registered national political party representing marginalized sectors in the Philippines. Akbayan first participated in the partylist elections in the House of Representatives in the 1998 National Elections and won one seat. The first...

     - Party-list
  • Partido Del Pilar - Bulacan
  • People's Champ Movement
    People's Champ Movement
    The People's Champ Movement is a General Santos and Sarangani regional political party in the Philippines, closely affiliated with the Nacionalista Party. It is led by Manny Pacquiao....

     - Sarangani

Candidates for the Philippine general election, 2010
Philippine general election, 2010
Elections for all positions in the Philippines above the barangay were held on Monday, May 10, 2010. The elected president will become the 15th President of the Philippines, succeeding President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, who is barred from seeking re-election due to term restrictions...

  • Benigno Aquino III
    Benigno Aquino III
    Benigno Simeon Cojuangco Aquino III , also known as Noynoy Aquino or PNoy, is a Filipino politician who has been the 15th and current President of the Philippines since June 2010....

     - Presidential Candidate (won)
  • Mar Roxas
    Mar Roxas
    Manuel "Mar" Araneta Roxas II is a former Senator of the Philippines. He is the son of former Senator Gerry Roxas, and the grandson of former President Manuel Roxas and industrialist J. Amado Araneta....

     - Vice Presidential Candidate (lost)

Senatorial Slate (12)
  • Franklin Drilon
    Franklin Drilon
    Franklin Magtunao Drilon is a Filipino politician who served as President of the Senate of the Philippines in 2000 and from 2001 to 2006. Drilon currently serves his third term in the Senate...

     (won)
  • Ralph Recto
    Ralph Recto
    Ralph Gonzalez Recto is a Filipino politician. Recto served as a member of the House of Representatives representing the 4th District of Batangas from 1992 to 2001. He was then elected to the Senate, serving from 2001 to 2007. In 2007, Recto run for reelection and lost because, as many analysts...

     (won)
  • Sergio Osmeña, III
    Sergio Osmeña, III
    Sergio de la Rama Osmeña III, also known as Serge Osmeña, is a Senator of the Republic of the Philippines. He earned the respect of many citizens for his exposes on graft and corruption, most of which were anomalous government projects.-Early life and career:Osmeña was born in Manila to Sergio...

     (won)
  • Teofisto Guingona III
    Teofisto Guingona III
    Teofisto de Lara Guingona III or TG, is a Filipino politician.-Representative of 2nd District, Bukidnon:In 2004, he has been elected to two terms in the House of Representatives of the Philippines, as the Representative from the Second District of Bukidnon...

     (won)
  • Risa Hontiveros-Baraquel (lost)
  • Ruffy Biazon
    Ruffy Biazon
    Rozzano Rufino "Ruffy" Bunoan Biazon is a Filipino politician and the son of senator Rodolfo Biazon. He served as congressman in the lone district of Muntinlupa City for three consecutive terms since 2001 and ended on June 30, 2010...

     (lost)
  • Danilo Lim
    Danilo Lim
    Danilo Lim is a retired Filipino brigadier general. He has been incarcerated at the Camp Crame in Quezon City from 2006 to 2010 for rebellion charges and attempted coup d'état...

     (lost)
  • Sonia Roco
    Sonia Roco
    Sonia Cubillo Malasarte-Roco is the widow of Filipino senator and Presidential candidate Raul Roco. She ran for the Senate in the 2007 Philippine Midterm Elections under her late husband's party, Aksyon Demokratiko, which is allied with the broad opposition coalition called Genuine Opposition...

     (lost)
  • Neric Acosta
    Nereus Acosta
    Juan Romeo Nereus Olaivar Acosta, popularly known as Neric Acosta, is a politician, academician, and political scientist in the Philippines...

     (lost)
  • Alexander Lacson
    Alex Lacson
    Alexander L. Lacson is a Filipino lawyer, author, lecturer, philanthropist and politician best known as the author of "12 Little Things Every Filipino Can Do To Help Our Country.", and for having run in the 2010 Philippine Senatorial Election....

     (lost)
  • Yasmin Busran-Lao (lost)
  • Martin Bautista
    Martin Bautista
    Doctor Martin "Dr. B" Donato Bautista is a gastroenterologist who had spent the last 17 years working in Guymon, Oklahoma, United States. Last year, he went home for good with his wife and four daughters and was later convinced to run under the Liberal ticket.-References:*...

     (lost)

See also

  • Contributions to liberal theory
    Contributions to liberal theory
    Individual contributors to classical liberalism and political liberalism are associated with philosophers of the Enlightenment. Liberalism as a specifically named ideology begins in the late 18th century as a movement towards self-government and away from aristocracy...

  • Liberal democracy
    Liberal democracy
    Liberal democracy, also known as constitutional democracy, is a common form of representative democracy. According to the principles of liberal democracy, elections should be free and fair, and the political process should be competitive...

  • Liberalism
    Liberalism
    Liberalism is the belief in the importance of liberty and equal rights. Liberals espouse a wide array of views depending on their understanding of these principles, but generally, liberals support ideas such as constitutionalism, liberal democracy, free and fair elections, human rights,...

  • Liberalism in the Philippines
    Liberalism in the Philippines
    This article gives an overview of liberalism in the Philippines. It is limited to liberal parties with substantial support, mainly proved by having had a representation in parliament.-Introduction:...

  • Liberalism worldwide
    Liberalism worldwide
    This article gives information on liberalism in diverse countries around the world. It is an overview of parties that adhere more or less to the ideas of political liberalism and is therefore a list of liberal parties around the world....

  • List of liberal parties
  • Nacionalista Party
    Nacionalista Party
    The Nacionalista Party is the oldest political party in the Philippines today and was responsible for leading the country throughout the majority of the 20th century since its founding in 1907...


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