The Nacionalista Party (NP; Spanish/Filipino: Partido Nacionalista, "Nationalist Party") is the oldest political party in the Philippines today and was responsible for leading the country throughout the majority of the 20th century since its founding in 1907.
There are no results available of the last elections for the House of Representatives, but according to the website of the House, the party holds five out of 235 seats (state of the parties, June 2005). The party was, at the 2004 elections a member of the Koalisyon ng Katapatan at Karanasan sa Kinabukasan (K-4, Coalition of Truth and Experience for Tomorrow), the coalition that supported president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, who won the 2004 presidential elections. In the 14 May 2007 election, the party won 6 seats.
Before the late strongman Ferdinand Marcos imposed martial law in September 1972, there were only two dominant political parties that took turns at the helm of the state from the time the country gained independence, namely, the Nacionalista Party and the Liberal Party. Occasionally, a third force or independent candidate would challenge the stranglehold of the two giants but not one had succeeded in disturbing the two-party system in place.
Founded in 1907, Partido Nacionalista or Nacionalista Party (NP) is the oldest political party in the country. The Partido Liberal or Liberal Party ...
What is Binay’s advice to Aquino in dealing with critics? MANILA, Philippines -- Vice PresidentJejomarBinayhas been advising PresidentBenignoAquino III to keep his cool amid the criticisms thrown at him and his administration.
Binay, in an interview with the ABS-CBN News Channel after the State of the Nation Address (Sona) on Monday, said he had spoken with the President about such problems.
"Nasasabikosakanya, 'Alammo, Mr. President, hindi ka na nasanay. Talagang ganyan, sa diwa ng tunay na demokrasya, mayroong tutuligsa, at mayroong papabor. Siguro ang magiging hatol na lang sa huli ay kung naging tama ka o mali. Pero iyang panunuligsa, kasama na talaga sa demokrasya. Sabi nga diyan, napikon, talo," he said, acco...Keep on reading: What is Binay’s advice to Aquino in dealing with critics?
New funding for PH digital payments startup eyeing remittance market Ayannahhas raised $4.5 million from investors
SAN FRANCISCO, California --Ayannah, a digital payments startup based in the Philippines, has raised $1 million in new funding, reported technology news source TechCrunchhttp://www.crunchbase.com/organization/techcrunch.
The funding came from Japanese venture capital firmsIMJ Investment PartnersandBeenos, the investment vehicle ofTeruhideSato, president and group CEO ofnetprice.com.
Returning investors led bySiemer VenturesandGolden Gate Venturesalso participated in the round. This brings the totalAyannahhas raised so far to over $4.5 million, TechCrunch reported.
Ayannahis an "ON3 company," the an...Keep on reading: New funding for PH digital payments startup eyeing remittance market
Miami Heat welcome Gilas Pilipinas MANILA, Philippines--It's a welcoming tweet from the Miami Heat.
With the Smart-GilasPilipinasarriving in South Beach, its hometown basketball team laid out the welcoming mat in social media to express its hospitality toward coachChotReyes and the Philippine national basketball team.
"Welcome to Miami @coachotand @smartgilasph! We hope your training camp for the 2014FibaBasketball World Cup is going well," the official Heat Twitter account posted Tuesday early morning.
Surprised that the three-time National Basketball Association champions welcomed them in South Beach, Reyes invited the Heat to one of their sessions.
"@MiamiHEATYes it is!...Keep on reading: Miami Heat welcome Gilas Pilipinas
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