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Philippines

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House of Representatives

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Data on youth

Basic information > About parliament

Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Year of birth
1970
See historical data for this field.

Age

Data on the age of parliamentarians is collected at start of the legislature, following the most recent elections. This data is not updated during the legislature.

 

Average age of all members
Not available
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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)
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 youth Quotas to promote the representation of youth in parliament.
Notes
Legislated Quota. Legislation provides for a mechanism of proportional representation in the election of representatives to the House of Representatives from national, regional and sectoral parties, organizations or coalitions which are registered with the Commission on Elections. Youth is one of the sectors allowed to participate in this party-list system.
Elections > Election system

Eligibility and voting

Minimum age of eligibility The minimum age to become a member of parliament, or to run in parliamentary elections, may be different for each chamber in bicameral parliaments. The age of eligibility is sometimes higher than the minimum age for voting.
Minimum age for voting in parliamentary elections What is the minimum age for voting in parliamentary elections?