Jovito Salonga

President of the Senate of the Philippines from 1987 to 1992

Jovito "Jovy" Reyes Salonga (June 22, 1920 – March 10, 2016) was a Filipino statesman and lawyer. He was known as a leading opposition leader during the regime of Ferdinand Marcos. He served as the opposition leader from 1972 until the People Power Revolution in 1986, which removed Marcos from power. Salonga was the 14th President of the Senate of the Philippines serving from 1987 to 1992.

Jovito R. Salonga
14th President of the Senate of the Philippines
In office
July 27, 1987 – January 1, 1992
PresidentCorazon Aquino
Preceded byAbolished
(Title last held by Gil Puyat)
Succeeded byNeptali A. Gonzales, Sr.
1st Chairman of the Presidential Commission on Good Government
In office
February 28, 1986 – March 5, 1987
PresidentCorazon Aquino
Succeeded byRamon A. Diaz
Senator of the Philippines
In office
June 30, 1987 – June 30, 1992
In office
December 30, 1965 – September 23, 1972[1]
Member of the Philippine House of Representatives from Rizal's 2nd District
In office
December 30, 1961 – December 30, 1965
Preceded byFrancisco S. Sumulong
Succeeded byFrisco F. San Juan
Personal details
Jovito Reyes Salonga

(1920-06-22)June 22, 1920
Pasig, Rizal, Philippine Islands
DiedMarch 10, 2016(2016-03-10) (aged 95)
Quezon City, Philippines
Political partyLiberal Party
Spouse(s)Lydia Busuego
(died 2010)
Alma materYale University, Harvard University, University of the Philippines

Salonga died in March 10, 2016 from cardiac arrest in Quezon City.[2] He was aged 95.

References change

  1. Original Term until December 30, 1977, cut short pursuant to the Declaration of Martial Law on September 23, 1972.
  2. "Former Senate President Jovito Salonga dies at 95". CNN Philippines. 10 March 2016. Archived from the original on 11 March 2016. Retrieved 10 March 2016.