Proportion of Women in Congress (2001-2016)

"The number of elected men in Congress consistently dominated their female counterpart since 2001 although the number of women being elected has risen from 2004 to 2016. Compared to the previous years, women had the highest percentage of elected members in the Senate in 2013 and House of Representatives in 2016, that is, 33.3 percent and 28.6 percent, respectively.

Despite the data depicting that elected positions have been a male-dominated field, the number of elected female officials have steadily increased since 2001."

Proportion of Women in Congress (2001-2016): Data by Commission on Elections (COMELEC) as presented by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) in their handbook entitled "Women and Men in the Philippines".

Developed by: Dr. Jean Encinas-Franco (Assistant Professor) and Asst. Prof. Francis Joseph Dee (Assistant Professor)
Designed by: Herby Jireh Esmeralda (Research Assistant)


"Women and Men in the Philippines." Philippine Statistics Authority, December, 2016.