Buhay Party-List

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Buhay Hayaan Yumabong
Ideology Pro-life
Christian right
Political position Right-wing
National affiliation none
International affiliation none
Colors Green
Seats in the House of Representatives of the Philippines
3 / 287
House of Representatives party-list seats
3 / 57

Buhay Hayaan Yumabong (Let Life Prosper), more popularly known as Buhay Party-List, is a party-list group in the Philippines founded by El Shaddai leader Mike Velarde, known primarily for its staunch opposition to abortion and its advocacy for the sanctity of life.

In the 2004 elections for the House of Representatives, the party-list group got 705,730 votes (5.5473% of the nationwide party-list vote)[1] and two seats.[2] In the 14 May 2007 election, the party won 3 seats in the nationwide party-list vote. In the 2010 elections, 1,249,555 votes won for Buhay three seats. Buhay was number three among all elected party-lists in the 2010 elections, after Ako Bicol, which got 1,522,986 votes (winning three seats) and Senior Citizens, which got 1,292,182 votes (also winning three seats).

Electoral performance[edit]

Election Votes  % Seats Member
2001 290,760 1.92% 0 N/A
2004 705,730 5.55% 2 Christian Señeres
Rene Velarde
2007 1,169,234 7.33% 3 Ma. Carissa Coscolluela
Irwin Tieng
Rene Velarde
2010 1,249,555 4.19% 2 Mike Velarde, Jr.
Irwin Tieng
2013 1,255,808 4.62% 3 Mike Velarde, Jr.
Lito Atienza
Irwin Tieng
2016 733,694 3 Mike Velarde, Jr.
Lito Atienza
Mel Robles
Mark Tieng
Xavier Padilla
Dr. Primitivo Chua
Atty. Melchor Monsod

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