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 ...
INQUIRER.net poll: Aquino should anoint Roxas as successor
President Benigno Aquino III may be agonizing over whom to endorse in the 2016 elections, but INQUIRER.net readers have already made their choice on who they think he should anoint as the administration's presidential candidate.
An online poll conducted by INQUIRER.net showed that a dominating 68 percent of respondents, equivalent to 7,725 votes of 11,438, thought Interior Secretary Manuel "Mar" Roxas II should be the standard-bearer of the ruling Liberal Party next year.
Sen. Grace Poe, who topped recent surveys as the most preferred presidential candidate in 2016, came in second with 25 percent, or 2,885 votes.
Sen. Francis Escudero, meanwhile, garnered seven per...Keep on reading: INQUIRER.net poll: Aquino should anoint Roxas as successor
Local Officials, You Are Only Temporary Stewards of the Lands You Govern Interior Secretary Mar Roxas got it exactly right when he told Makati Mayor Junjun Binay, “you don’t own Makati City.” Roxas was referring to the mayor’s initial refusal to accept the suspension order from the Office of the Ombudsman in connection the ongoing corruption investigation against the mayor. Justice Secretary Leila de Lima chimed in as well, pointing out that “No public official can treat any local government unit as his own kingdom and government office as a royal entitlement.” ...
Grace Poe for Philippine President? Not So Fast! She is photogenic, carries herself well, and Filipinos all seem to love her. The question to ask though is whether the well-liked lady senator is ready to be the next president? Filipinos it seems have a penchant for electing young “celebrities” with zero experience into positions of power, then simply hope for the best with “bahala na ang Dios.” Look at all the entertainers-turned-politicians who are now mayors, governors, senators and congressmen. None of them has truly stood out to the amazement and wonder of cynics like us. Most manage to simply muddle through…at best. Why, because they are simply not cut-out for the job ...
Duped investors sue One Dream execs for syndicated estafa A COMPLAINT for syndicated estafa has been filed before the Department of Justice (DOJ) against officers of a multi-level networking company that allegedly duped thousands of investors in the amount of almost P3 billion.
Facing complaint for syndicated estafa are One Dream head Arnel Gacer, vice president Jobelle de Guzman and other officers identified as Ariel Gacer, Richard Ramos, Jay-Ar de Guzman, Marlon de Guzman, Judith Itoh, Jun de Guzman, Lui de Guzman, Linda de Guzman and Joel de Guzman.
Based on the complaint, One Dream's operation and recruitment of prospective investors were administered using the system profit scheme.
Under the scheme, t...Keep on reading: Duped investors sue One Dream execs for syndicated estafa
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