|Chairman||Reynaldo Lesaca, Jr.|
Partido Galing at Puso (2016)
|Colors||Red, Yellow, Blue|
|Slogan||Kampeon ng Mahirap
(lit. Champion of the Poor)
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Bayan Muna (lit. Nation First) is a leftist political party in the Philippines. The motto of the party is "New Politics, the Politics of Change", against "traditional, elitist, pro-imperialist politics". Its platform includes the advocation of a government that progressively supports the working class, with meaningful representation of all democratic sectors in the Philippines. Bayan Muna was the second most popular party-list party in the 2007 Philippine elections. In 2009, Bayan Muna Representative Satur Ocampo and former Bayan Muna and incumbent Gabriela Representative Liza Maza ran for senate seats, joining Bongbong Marcos, the son of former Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos, under the ticket of billionaire real estate magnate Senator Manny Villar.
Representatives to Congress
- 12th Congress (2001–2004) - Crispin Beltran, Liza Maza, Satur Ocampo
- 13th Congress (2004–2007) - Teodoro Casiño, Satur Ocampo, Joel Virador
- 14th Congress (2007–2010) - Teodoro Casiño, Neri Colmenares, Satur Ocampo
- 15th Congress (2010–2013) - Teodoro Casiño, Neri Colmenares
- 16th Congress (2013–2016) - Neri Colmenares, Carlos Isagani Zarate
In the weeks leading up the Philippine national election, Executive Secretary Eduardo Ermita, on behalf of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, admitted "Malacañang’s leading role in the fabricated charges leveled against Rep. Ocampo and the campaign to crush Bayan Muna." Bayan Muna partylist representative Satur Ocampo was detained weeks prior in March 2007 on murder charges from an alleged 1984 communist purge in Leyte. The arrest was widely condemned by international observers. Rep. Ocampo was ordered released on bail by the Supreme Court In the 14 May 2007 election, the party won 2 seats in the nationwide party-list vote.
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