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 ...
Not a case of Noranians vs Vilmanians — Palace
WAS it a case of Noranians versus Vilmanians?
Malacañang insisted that it could just be speculation.
"I've seen a number of speculations, kesyo daw mga Vilmanians daw ayaw ang mga Noranians. Iyong mga ganoong klaseng mga speculations but these are all speculations," presidential spokesperson Edwin Lacierda told Palace reporters yesterday when pressed for the reason President Benigno Aquino excluded multi-awarded superstar Nora Aunor from the list of the National Artist Award recipients.
Aquino was earlier reported to have been hesitant in naming Aunor for the much coveted award owing to her drug history.
Meanwhile, the National Commission on Culture and the Arts (NCCA) is considering resubmitting actress Nora Aunor's name for the National Artist award.
Lacierda said that while the NCCA's recommendation has a "persuasive nature," the final prerogative rests with the President.
"As far as we know, the President acted within the prerogative as laid down by the law and as lai
Fiba Asia Cup: Gilas edges India, faces Iran in semis MANILA, Philippines --- Paul Lee led the Philippines in scoring anew as Gilas avoided a late-game collapse to hold off India, 70-66, in the knockout stage of the Fiba Asia Cup at the Wuhan Gymnasium in Wuhan, China.
Lee, who is playing in his first ever international competition, continues to make a strong case for a spot in the Fiba World Cup with 15 points, five rebounds and three steals.
It was the fourth straight time in as many games where Lee topscored for the Nationals, who remained unscathed at 4-0.
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