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 ...
Senate invites Binay to hearing MANILA, Philippines --- The Senate Blue Ribbon subcommittee has formally invited Vice President Jejomar Binay to its hearings, asking him to shed light on allegations made against him in the course of its inquiry into alleged overpricing in the construction of the Makati Parking Building or City Hall II.
In a letter dated September 11, sub-committee chair Sen. Aquilino Pimentel III said he was "requesting" Binay's presence in its sixth public hearing on September 25 "to inform the Committee about what you know regarding the subject matter under inquiry."
"We look forward to your honor's presence during the said hearing," Pimentel said in the letter.
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Peso breaches 44 against US dollar MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine peso on Monday closed at its weakest level since early May, breaching the 44-level against the US dollar.
The peso settled at P44.180:$1 from P43.910:$1 last Friday.
At the Philippine Dealing System, the local currency hit an intraday high of P44.190:$1 and a low of P44.040:$1.
The total volume traded reached $728.700 million, down from Thursday's $1.037 billion.
In a text message to reporters, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Governor Amando M. Tetangco Jr. said "today's move in the regional currencies basically reflects market expectation of more hawkish statements from the Fed. The United States F...Keep on reading: Peso breaches 44 against US dollar
Why All the Fuss? We Knew They were Corrupt Anyway! So finally the cat is out of the bag, so to speak. But we Pinoys should not be surprised at all. We all know how corrupt our country is. Even before former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo was accused of electoral sabotage and the misuse of public funds in 2011; even before Joseph “Erap” Estrada—an earlier president was convicted of plunder by the Sandiganbayan in 2007; even before Ferdinand Marcos, a president-turned-dictator, was booted out of the country along with his family and cronies twenty-eight years ago; we Pinoys knew they were corrupt. We also knew our Senators, congressmen, governors, mayors, Barangay chairmen, BIR and Customs officials, and our next-door neighbors were never totally on the up-and-up ...
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