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 ...
Vice President Binay renews death row appeal to Indonesia President Widodo Vice President Jejomar Binay renewed his appeal on Friday to Indonesian President Joko Widodo for the commutation of the death sentence of an overseas Filipino worker (OFW) caught carrying a suitcase containing illegal drugs in Indonesia.
"I am once again appealing to President Widodo's good heart for the commutation of the death sentence of our kababayan, Mary Jane Fiesta Veloso, who is scheduled to be executed in Yogyakarta," Binay saidin a statement.
"I ask this, with the deepest bond of brotherhood and friendship of our peoples, a bond that I am confident will only grow stronger in the years to come," he said.
Binay, presidential adviser on OFW concerns, issued the appeal as...Keep on reading: Vice President Binay renews death row appeal to Indonesia President Widodo
Ping on presidency: It's destiny MANILA - Former Senator Panfilo Lacson has not yet decided whether he would run for president in 2016, noting that winning the presidency is destiny.
Napolcom recommends promotion of 12 officials The National Police Commission (Napolcom) has recommended to President Benigno Aquino III the promotion of two police officials to two-star general rank or police director.
The President has yet to approve the promotion of Chief Supt. Christopher Laxa, acting director for Human Resource and Doctrine Development, and Chief Supt. Dominador Aquino Jr., acting chief of the Directorate for Integrated Police Operations--Eastern Mindanao.
Napolcom vice chair and executive officer Eduardo Escueta said they recommended the promotion of the two officials to two-star general rank "since their present positions call for the rank of police director."
At the same time, the agency also recomme...Keep on reading: Napolcom recommends promotion of 12 officials
Leave now, Palace urges Filipinos in Yemen MANILA, Philippines---Malacaang on Thursday appealed to an estimated 700 Filipinos who are still in Yemen to avail of the government's mandatory repatriation program following reports that the political and security situation in the East African country has further deteriorated.
Wire reports said Saudi Arabia, in coordination with a coalition of 10 allies, had launched an air campaign against Houthi rebels closing in on Aden, the strife-torn nation's second largest city.
Yemeni President Abed Mansour Hadi has fled the presidential palace in the southern port city, the reports said. However, it was not clear if Hadi had left the country, which shares a long b...Keep on reading: Leave now, Palace urges Filipinos in Yemen
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