Election 2013 By The Numbers

Senatorial candidates for the 2013 Elections broken down into numbers

(SPOT.ph) Cramming for the elections? We hope not. Live debates have been held and candidate cards are available all over the web so by now, you should have read up on the candidates battling it out for your vote.

What we’ll do now is give you a quick guide in numbers. For starters, you should know the basics. You get to vote for 12 Senators, 1 Party List, 1 Representative, 1 Mayor, 1 Vice Mayor; check your ballot for the number of Sangguniang Panglungsod (Councilors) you’re supposed to pick. You should also search for the party list you want to vote for in the Comelec’s database to see if they haven’t been disqualified.

SPOT.ph focuses on the 33 senatorial candidates, all of whom have made their stand on various issues including the Reproductive Health Law, Freedom of Information Bill, and even same sex marriage. We broke them down further into numbers and you might be interested to know these lesser-known statistics.


We’re sure you’ll be glad to know that all 33 of them have undergraduate degrees*:

  • 10 are from the UP
  • 5 are from Ateneo
  • 4 got their undergraduate degree abroad
  • 3 are from PMA
  • 2 are from San Beda College
  • 2 are from Assumption College
  • 2 are from La Salle
  • 1 is from UST
  • 1 is from Bicol University
  • 1 is from Sacred Heart Seminary
  • 1 is from UE, and 1 is from PUP


Our little floaty heads are broken down into political tickets. Some are in political parties but are not in tickets, like Brother Eddie Villanueva who is under Bangon Pilipinas, but is running "independently." Others are are not part of political parties, like Chiz Escudero, who does not belong to a political party but is under the Team PNoy ticket.

  • 12 are on the Team PNoy ticket
  • 9 are on the UNA ticket
  • 3 are on the Ang Kapatiran / Alliance for the Common Good ticket
  • 3 are on the Democratic Party of the Philippines ticket
  • 3 are independent candidates not on any ticket
  • 2 are non-independent candidates not on any ticket
  • 1 is on the Makabayang Koalisyon ng Mamayan ticket


Click on the infographic below to find out more:



To help you look them up on the ballots, here are some more numbers:

  • 18 candidates used their nicknames for easy recognition
  • 2 candidates used honorifics, for the recall


  • 2 candidates with popular nicknames opted for their full name instead

Sonny Angara's name reads ANGARA, EDGARDO
Jack Enrile's name reads ENRILE, JUAN PONCE, JR.

  • 1 candidate has a tagline



And lastly, among the senatorial candidates, we found that some famous last names** show multiple results in Comelec’s List of Candidates:

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  • 4 people with the last name Gordon are running
  • 4 people with the last name Cojuangco are running
  • 5 people with the last name Binay are running
  • 5 people with the last name Angara are running
  • 7 people with the last name Magsaysay are running
  • 9 people with the last name Cayetano are running
  • 11 people with the last name Ejercito are running
  • 17 people with the last name Villar are running


You can check for other common "political" surnames and see what numbers you get.


* Samson Alcantara's undergraduate studies information is unavailable

**SPOT.ph did not pinpoint the exact relation of the people sharing these surnames


Click on to the next page for a directory of the candidates’ Facebook pages, Twitter accounts, and websites.

Samson Alcantara
Sonny Angara
Bam Aquino
Greco Belgica
Nancy Binay
Teodoro Casiño
Alan Peter Cayetano
Tingting Cojuangco
Rizalito David
JC de los Reyes
JV Ejercito
Jack Enrile
Francis Escudero
Bal Falcone
Dick Gordon
Edward Hagedorn
Gregorio Honasan
Risa Hontiveros
Loren Legarda
Marwil Llasos
Ernesto Maceda
Jamby Madrigal
Mitos Magsaysay
Ramon Magsaysay
Ramon Montaño
  • n/a
Ricardo Penson
Koko Pimentel
Grace Poe
Christian Señeres
Antonio Trillanes
Eddie Villanueva
Cynthia Villar
Juan Miguel Zubiri
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