Butil Farmers Party

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The Butil Farmers Party (Butil), formerly the Luzon Farmers Party, is a party-list in the Luzon, Philippines. Butil is the electoral wing of the National Farmers Supreme Council (SANDUGO).[1]

In the 2004 elections for the House of Representatives got 429,259 votes (3.3742%)[2] and one seat (Benjamin A. Cruz). In the previous congress the party had two seats, Benjamin A. Cruz and Leonila V. Chavez ('Ka Nellie').[1]

The party supported the candidacy of Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in the 2004 election.[1]

Cruz died on October 15, 2004. His seat was filled by Chavez.[3] In the 14 May 2007 election, the party won 1 seat in the nationwide party-list vote.

Electoral performance[edit]

Butil is only one of two parties (the other is Akbayan) to win seats in all party list elections in the Philippines.

Election Votes  % Seats
1998 215,643 2.36% 1
2001 330,282 2.18% 1
2004 429,259 3.37% 1
2007 409,160 2.57% 2
2010 506,703 1.67% 1
2013 438,601 1.54% 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Philippines : Gov.Ph : News : Major farmers' group endorses GMA's Presidential bid (Printer friendly version)
  2. ^ COMELEC Election Results
  3. ^ Makati Business Club: CongressWatch

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The BUTIL Farmers Party (Butil) is a party-list in the Luzon, Philippines. Butil is the political arm of the National Farmers Supreme Council (SANDUGUAN).[1]

In the 2004 elections for the House of Representatives got 429,259 votes (3.3742%)[2] and one seat (Benjamin A. Cruz). In the previous congress the party had two seats, Benjamin A. Cruz and Leonila V. Chavez ('Ka Nellie').[1]


Benjamin Cruz died on October 15, 2004. His seat was filled by Chavez.[3] In the 14 May 2007 election, the party won 1 seat in the nationwide party-list vote.