Aksyon Demokratiko

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Aksyon Demokratiko
President Grace Poe
Secretary-General Lorna Kapunan
Founder Raul Roco
Founded 1997 (1997)
Split from Laban ng Demokratikong Pilipino
Headquarters 3rd Floor, 62 Tomas Morato Avenue, Quezon City
Newspaper Aksyon
Youth wing Aksyon Kabataan'
Ideology Progressivism
Liberal democracy
Political position Centre-left
National affiliation Partido Galing at Puso
Alyansa ng Pag-Asa (2004)
People Power Coalition (2001)
Colors Blue, White, Yellow
Seats in the Senate
1 / 24
Seats in the House of Representatives
1 / 297
Provincial governorships
0 / 81
Provincial vice governorships
0 / 81

Aksyon Demokratiko (lit. Democratic Action) or Aksyon is a progressive political party in the Philippines founded by Raul Roco. It was recognized as a national political party in 1997 by the Commission on Elections (COMELEC).

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History[edit]

Aksyon participated in five national and local elections (1998, 2001, 2004, 2007, and 2016) where it had moderate successes. In 2010, the party signed a coalition agreement with the Liberal Party in order to jointly field then Senator Benigno Aquino III for President.

For the Philippine general election, 2016, the party fielded national and local candidates throughout the Philippines. It was aligned with the candidacy of Grace Poe.[1]

Ideology[edit]

Magbago! (Change!) Makialam! (Participate!) Sulong sa Bagong Pilipinas! (Forward to a New Philippines!) are the party's slogans. Aksyon is rooted in Raul Roco's The Agenda of Hope: honest government; opportunity for all, special privileges for none; peace, productivity and prosperity; education and environment for sustainable development.[2]

Aksyon believes that there should be regional solutions to regional problems. Aksyon organizes itself based on the principles of local autonomy. It believes and pushes for the empowerment of the Filipino masses. The party advocates a 'bottom-up' approach in tackling the issues of the country. Aksyon recognizes the importance of the participation youth in government and therefore actively pushes for the empowerment of the youth.

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