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Philippines

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House of Representatives

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Data on women

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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
Not available
See historical data for this field. Compare data of this field.
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)
Total number of MPs, 45 years of age or younger
Total number of MPs, 46 years of age or older
216
Total per sex
Total of male
225
Total of female
67
Total per age interval
18-20
0
21-30
5
31-40
41
41-45
30
46-50
46
51-60
85
61-70
58
71-80
24
81-90
3
91 and over
0
Number of members, by age
Breakdown of members by age and gender
18 - 20 21 - 30 31 - 40 41 - 45 46 - 50 51 - 60 61 - 70 71 - 80 81 - 90 91 and over Totals per gender
Totals per age interval 0 5 41 30 46 85 58 24 3 0
Total <= 45: 76 Total >= 46: 216
Male 0 3 30 23 35 70 45 18 1 0 225
Female 0 2 11 7 11 15 13 6 2 0 67
Percentage of members, by age
Age as last election or renewalOverallMaleFemale
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger1.71%1.03%0.68%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger15.75%11.3%4.45%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger26.03%19.18%6.85%

Reserved seats and quotas

Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
Elections > Historical data on women

Women's suffrage

Date of independence For countries that become independent after 1940
1946
Women’s right to vote
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
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 Heads of State or Government

Woman Heads of State or Government
Not available
See historical data for this field.
Parliamentary bodies > Caucuses

Women

Caucus name
Association of Women Legislators Foundation, Inc (AWLFI)
Date of creation
01.2010
Formal or informal
Informal
The caucus is open to male MPs
No
The caucus is cross-party
No
Notes
The AWLFI is composed of all women legislators in the House of Representatives
There are rules governing the functioning of the caucus
No
Issues dealt with by the caucus
- Yes - 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