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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Alan Peter S. Cayetano (Male)
Year of birth
1970
Additional information
Elected on 22 July 2019.
See historical data for this field.

Secretary general

Secretary General
Jose Luis Montales (Male)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
Elected on 22 July 2019.

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
219
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
85
See historical data for this field.
Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
27.96% See historical data for this field.

Age

Average age of all members
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Youngest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
Youngest member
Xavier Jesus D. Romualdo (Male)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
85
Oldest member
Imelda R. Marcos (Female)

Reserved seats and quotas

Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
Notes
Voluntary political party quotas.
Elections > Historical data on women

Women's suffrage

Date of independence For countries that become independent after 1940
1946
Women’s right to vote
Women’s right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
1937
National or local Suffrage: National or Local
National
Restricted or unrestricted suffrage Suffrage: Restricted or Universal
Universal
Notes Suffrage: Additional Notes on right of suffrage
Prior to independence, under US administration, women were granted the right to vote on 30 April 1937 by the Plebiscite Law, Commonwealth Act No. 34. This right was confirmed at independence.
Women’s right to stand for election
Women's right to stand for election Year in which women obtained the right to stand for election
1937
National or local Stand for Election: National or Local
National
Notes Stand for Election: Additional Notes on right to stand for election
Prior to independence, under US administration, women were granted the right to vote on 30 April 1937 by the Plebiscite Law, Commonwealth Act No. 34. This right was confirmed at independence.
First woman in parliament
First woman in parliament Year in which first woman entered parliament
1941
Women's Caucuses
Caucus name
Association of Women Legislators Foundation, Inc (AWLFI) (2010-01)
Date of creation
01.2010
Formal or informal
Informal
The caucus is open to male MPs
No
Notes
The AWLFI is composed of all women legislators in the House of Representatives
There are rules governing the functioning of the caucus
Yes
Issues dealt with by the caucus
-Ensure that legislative agenda that strengthens the position of women and the welfare of children in the community is properly heard and acted upon in the House of Representatives.

The AWLFI works to advance the women's legislative agenda. It lobbies for the passage of legislative initiatives to strengthen the position of women and the welfare of children in society, such as the Magna Carta for Women, the Anti-Violence against Women and Children Act and the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act.
The caucus has a strategic plan or plan of action
Yes
The caucus has a communication plan
Yes
Caucus contact details
Address
S-219, 2/F, South Wing Building
Batasan Hills
Quezon City
Philippines