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 ...
Duterte camp urges Miriam to concede MANILA - The camp of presumptive President Rodrigo Duterte is calling on the four other presidential candidates to waive their rights to the ongoing canvassing of votes to pave the way for the swift proclamation of the Davao City mayor as president-elect.
Comelec defers action on Marcos audit request The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is deferring action on the request of Sen. Ferdinand Marcos Jr. for his camp to be allowed to conduct an audit of the automated election system in light of the canvassing of votes in Congress and the cybercrime charges filed against it and Smartmatic.
Marcos was questioning the vice presidential count where he was trailing Camarines Rep. Leni Robredo.
Comelec Chair Andres Bautista on Wednesday said the decision was arrived at by the full commission following an extensive deliberation on Marcos' demand.
But in the interest of transparency, Bautista said the Comelec was allowing a systems audit of the central and ...Keep on reading: Comelec defers action on Marcos audit request
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Leni to Bongbong: Don’t mislead Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo on Wednesday said she was upset by the attempt of her closest rival, Sen. Ferdinand Marcos Jr., to mislead the public on the tightly contested vice presidential race.
Robredo, the Liberal Party vice presidential candidate, decried the presence of vehicles going around Metro Manila that carried tarpaulins accusing her of cheating to edge out the son and namesake of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos.
"It's saddening because they are taking advantage of the unfamiliarity of the people with the issue to peddle lies," Robredo told reporters after attending a sendoff Mass for her legal team at Microtel Ayala Technohub in Quezon City.
...Keep on reading: Leni to Bongbong: Don’t mislead
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