Philippine general election, 2001

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Legislative elections and local elections were held in the Philippines on May 14, 2001. Independent candidate Noli De Castro, a Former TV Anchor of TV Patrol of ABS-CBN was announced as the topnotcher. This is the first synchronized national and local elections held after the ouster of Former President Joseph Estrada in January due to a military-backed civilian uprising (popularly known as EDSA II). On February 20, 2007, the Supreme Court of the Philippines ruled that Former Senator Gregorio Honasan lost in the 2001 Philippine elections and lost to Sen. Ralph Recto but declared constitutional the special election for the remaining three-year term of Teofisto Guingona . Both are running for re-election this coming 2007 Philippine elections.


Major Senatorial Candidates

Administration coalition

People Power Coalition
Candidate Party
Joker Arroyo Lakas-NUCD
Liwayway Chatto independent
Franklin Drilon independent
Juan Flavier Lakas-NUCD
Ernesto Herrera Lakas-NUCD
Ramon Magsaysay, Jr. independent
Solita Monsod Aksyon
Sergio Osmeña III PDP-Laban
Roberto Pagdanganan Lakas-NUCD
Francis Pangilinan Liberal
Ralph Recto Lakas-NUCD
Wigberto Tañada Liberal
Manuel Villar independent

Opposition coalition

Puwersa ng Masa
Candidate Party
Edgardo Angara LDP
Reuben Canoy LDP
Noli De Castro independent
Miriam Defensor-Santiago PRP
Luisa Ejercito-Estrada independent
Juan Ponce Enrile LDP
Gregorio Honasan independent
Panfilo Lacson LDP
Jamby Madrigal LDP
Orlando Mercado independent
Ricardo Puno LDP
Ombra Tamano LDP
Santanina Rasul independent

Other notable candidate

Perfecto Yasay

Note: Party affiliation based on Certificate of Candidacy.

See Also

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