Parliament is bicameral and is located in Manila.
The House of Representatives has 254 members. 204 members are elected by popular vote. 50 members are selected from lists drawn up by the political parties to ensure representation by women, by ethnic minorities, and by certain other groups. Members serve three-year terms. The Senate has 24 members, who are elcted to six-year terms by popular vote.
1935-1944 Manuel Luis Quezon
1944-1946 Sergio Osmeña
1946-1948 Manuel Roxas y Acuña
1948-1953 Elpidio Quirino
1953-1957 Ramon Magsaysay
1961-1965 Diosdado Macapagal
1957-1961 Carlos Polestico Garcia
1965-1986 Ferdinand E. Marcos
1986-1992 Corazon Aquino
1992-1998 Fidel V. Ramos
1998-2001 Joseph Estrada
2001-2010 Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
2010 now Benigno Simeon Cojuangco Aquino III