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 ...
Another Marcos in Malacañang? It May Happen Sooner Than You Think Remember the old hit song "Yesterday Once More" by the Carpenters? Well yesterday could be back in our future someday soon. Okay here's the scenario. Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. wins the Vice Presidential race because all that hidden Marcos wealth was suddenly "unhidden" to buy his election. Then assume his teammate Miriam Defensor Santiago, with some of that Marcos money to boost her poll numbers, becomes president. What the Philippines will then have is an extremely volatile situation—like a bottle of nitroglycerine resting against a jackhammer; one wrong move and everything goes kaboom! ...
Santiago denies she will drop from race to give way to Duterte "I WILL not back down from this race."
Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago put to rest rumors circulating online that she would withdraw from the presidential derby to make way for Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte whom she allegedly supports.
"I have high regard for Mayor Duterte but I will not back down from this race. Until victory," Santiago said in a post on her official Facebook pageon Tuesday.
Last Saturday, Duterte announced that he will run for president after the Senate Election Tribunal junked Grace Poe's disqualification case.
Duterte said that Poe is not a natural-born Filipino citizen and must not become president.
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VP Binay says Poe should be disqualified MANILA – Vice President Jejomar Binay on Wednesday sided with several Supreme Court magistrates who said Sen. Grace Poe should be disqualified both as a senator and a presidential candidate because she is not a natural-born Filipino.
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