Kilusang Bagong Lipunan
|New Society Movement|
|Merged into||Nacionalista Party|
|Political position||Far Right|
|Colors||Blue, White, Red|
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|Seats in the House of Representatives||
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|Politics of Philippines
The Kilusang Bagong Lipunan (Filipino for "New Society Movement"), formerly the Kilusang Bagong Lipunan ng Nagkakaisang Nacionalista, Liberal, at iba pa, (Filipino for "New Society Movement of United Nationalists, Liberals, et coetera"), is a political party in the Philippines. It was formed in 1978, as an umbrella coalition of parties supporting then-President Ferdinand E. Marcos for the Interim Batasang Pambansa (National Assembly), and was his political vehicle during his rule.
Kilusang Bagong Lipunan (KBL) was reorganized as a political party after the People Power Revolution (1986). It currently holds one seat in the House of Representatives, occupied by former First Lady Imelda Marcos, who is also member of the Nacionalista Party. The party still enjoys great support in President Marcos' home province of Ilocos Norte, but retains little outside. KBL will support former TESDA Chief Agusto "Boboy" Syjuco as presidential candidate and Senator Bongbong Marcos (NP) as vice presidential candidate in the in the 2016 Philippine Elections
There has been confusion recently in the 2007 election campaign within the party which stems from the recent endorsement (allegedly by the KBL) of Marcos loyalist lawyer Oliver Lozano to dubious senatorial candidate Joselito Pepito "Peter" Cayetano, who was the namesake of Rep. Alan Peter Cayetano, an opposition stalwart. Rep. Cayetano said that Gov. Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos, Jr., who is the president of the KBL, has certified that Joselito Cayetano has no party affiliation whatsoever with the KBL and that no endorsement was called for his namesake's candidacy. More recently, Marcos has denounced loyalist lawyer and senatorial candidate Oliver Lozano along with his candidates for turning the KBL into an "embarrassment". Marcos said that the party leadership will deal with the "renegade members" of the KBL after the elections.
On November 20, 2009, the KBL forged an alliance with the Nacionalista Party (NP) between Bongbong Marcos and NP Chairman Senator Manny Villar at the Laurel House in Mandaluyong City. Bongbong was later on removed as a member by the KBL National Executive Committee on November 23. As such, the NP broke its alliance with the KBL due to internal conflicts within the party, though Bongbong remained part of the NP Senatorial line-up.
Candidates for the Philippine general election, 2010
- Vetellano Acosta - Presidential Candidate (disqualified & lost)
- Jay Sonza - Vice Presidential Candidate (lost)
- Senatorial slate:
- Ferdinand Marcos—10th Philippine President, Senate President, Congressman
- Imelda Romualdez-Marcos—First Lady, Minister of Human Settlements, Governor, Ambassador Plenipotentiary and Extraordinary, Congresswoman
Notable former members
- Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. (Moved to Nacionalista Party) Vice-Governor, Governor, Congressman, Senator
- Imee Marcos (Moved to Nacionalista Party) Governor, Congresswoman
- "KBL chooses Syjuco instead of Mariam as President, BongBong Marcos as VP". Pick Juan (in en-US). Retrieved 2015-11-25.
- "Cayetano calls Gonzales a ‘nuisance’ secretary". GMA News Online. Retrieved 19 April 2015.
- "Bongbong calls Lozano, ‘Cayetano’ nuisance bets". GMA News Online. Retrieved 19 April 2015.
- "Feed a hungry child this Christmas". philstar.com. Retrieved 19 April 2015.
- "Filing of COCs at Comelec on Day 4". Retrieved 19 April 2015.