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Philippines

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Senate

This is a bicameral parliament. Switch to theHouse of Representatives

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Vicente C. Sotto III (Male)
Additional information
Elected on 21 May 2018, re-elected on 22 July 2019.
See historical data for this field.

Secretary general

Secretary General
Myra Marie D. Villarica (Female)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
Elected on 29 May 2018.

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
17
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
7
See historical data for this field.
Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
29.17% See historical data for this field.

Age

Total number of MPs, 45 years of age or younger
Total number of MPs, 46 years of age or older
17
Total per sex
Total of male
18
Total of female
6
Total per age interval
18-20
0
21-30
0
31-40
1
41-45
6
46-50
5
51-60
5
61-70
6
71-80
0
81-90
1
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 0 1 6 5 5 6 0 1 0
Total <= 45: 7 Total >= 46: 17
Male 0 0 1 5 3 4 4 0 1 0 18
Female 0 0 0 1 2 1 2 0 0 0 6
Percentage of members, by age
Age as last election or renewalOverallMaleFemale
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger0%0%0%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger4.17%4.17%0%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger29.17%25%4.17%

Reserved seats and quotas

Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
Elections > Election results

Candidates

Total number of candidates Total number of people who registered as candidates for election. Does not include people who stood as candidates to become "substitute members".
62
Number of female candidates Number of female candidates
11
Percentage of women candidates The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women candidates by the total number of candidates.
17.74%
Number of candidates, by sex
Number of female candidates Number of female candidates
11
Percentage of women candidates The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women candidates by the total number of candidates.
17.74%

Results

Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
7
Number of women elected
5
Percentage of women elected The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women elected in the election and the number of seats at stake at the election.
41.67%
Number of women after election or renewal, by mode of designation
Women Directly Elected
5

New legislature

Total number of men after the election The total number of male parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
17
Total number of women after the election The total number of female parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
7
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