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 ...
SC order allowing BOC to seize rice shipment helps drive vs smuggling—group DAVAO CITY, Philippines – An agriculture industry group lauded the Supreme Court for stopping the Davao court injunction against the Bureau of Customs’ seizure of a rice shipment that did not have an import permit.
Rosendo So, Abono party-list chair and president of the group Samahang Industriya ng Agrikultura, called the Supreme Court ruling a “step in the right direction,” to “bolster the government's campaign against rice smuggling.”
Bureau of Customs (BoC) Davao Port district collector Ernesto Aradanas, however, informed his staff he would not issue a statement until after getting a copy of the Supreme Court ruling.
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UNA hits 'smear campaign' against Binay MANILA – The United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) on Friday criticized the Aquino administration for allegedly launching a smear campaign against presidential aspirant Vice President Jejomar Binay and his family ahead of the 2016 elections.
Typhoon area incident raises speculation on energy chief’s fate WILL President Benigno Aquino eventually show energy chief Jericho Petilla to the door? Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte yesterday said that Petilla certainly has Aquino’s trust and confidence but added that heads will roll if “Pablo” affected areas still have no electricity in 45 days. The President got peeved and scolded some officials from the Department of Energy and the Department of Budget and Management on his visit to Cateel, Davao early this week, after learning that some of the areas hit by typhoon Pablo in 2012 are still without electricity. “The DoE is clearly on point on this and Seccretary Petilla has assured the full restoration of electricity in all ‘Pablo’ affected areas within 45 days,” Valte said. “He will be submitting a memo to the President containing the details of his action plan so no more passing (the buck), DoE is on point,” she added. For now, she urged the public to give the government time to restore electricity in “Pablo
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