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 ...
Miss Earth group urged to scrap program at resort linked to Mercado MANILA, Philippines - Organizers of the Miss Earth beauty pageant have been urged to scratch as venue a plush Palawan island resort purportedly caught in the scandal swirling about ill-gotten wealth and corruption in Makati City.
Navotas Rep. Tobias Tiangco, interim president of the United Nationalist Alliance of Vice President Jejomar Binay, wrote separate letters to Ramon Monson, president of the Carousel Productions, and Anne Lorraine Schuck, its executive vice president, urging them to nix the holding, in collaboration with ABS-CBN, of the international pageant on the 100-hectare Coron Underwater Garden Resort from Nov. 23 to 25.
"It may be wise for Caro...Keep on reading: Miss Earth group urged to scrap program at resort linked to Mercado
Morato denies Mercado’s claims Binay intervened in hotel project MANILA, Philippines -- All wrong.
Manuel "Manoling" Morato, former chair of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO), was referring to claims by former Makati City Vice Mayor Ernesto Mercado that Vice President Jejomar Binay used a dummy to secure a condominium unit in exchange for building concessions.
In an interview, Morato said on Thursday he had "no knowledge" of Condominium Unit 906, which Mercado was referring to, as well as a certain "Celso Santiago" who allegedly secured it for the Vice President when Binay was mayor of Makati to hide the ownership of the property.
"[Mercado] must have been referring to the Makati Sunrise Towers...Keep on reading: Morato denies Mercado’s claims Binay intervened in hotel project
So, Should Jejomar Binay Be the Next President of the Philippines? Though his popularity rating has taken some hits lately, Vice President Jejomar Binay is still far and away the strongest contender for the Philippine presidency in 2016. But is he the right choice for the country? His legions of supporters will give you an enthusiastic "yes;" his detractors however, will tell you "no!" So who's right? To answer our question, lets look instead at Binay's deeds rather than the words of his supporters or detractors ...
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