Koalisyon ng Katapatan at Karanasan sa Kinabukasan
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The Koalisyon ng Katapatan at Karanasan sa Kinabukasan (K4, Coalition of Truth and Experience for Tomorrow) is the political multi-party electoral alliance that supported president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo who won the 2004 Philippine presidential elections. It is the remnant of the People Power Coalition that was formed following the ascendancy of president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to power. Arroyo is seeking a complete term under this coalition with Sen. Noli de Castro, an independent, yet popular, politician, as her running mate.
The leading party in this coalition is the ruling Lakas-Christian Muslim Democrats (Lakas-CMD), of which Arroyo is a member. Other parties under this coalition are the Liberal Party, the Nationalist People's Coalition, the Nacionalista Party, the Partido Demokratiko Sosyalista ng Pilipinas and the People's Reform Party as well as the Kabalikat ng Mamamayang Pilipino.
K-4 Senatorial Slate
|Rodolfo Biazon||Liberal||Senator and father of Muntinlupa City Cong. Rozzano Ruffino "Ruffy" Biazon.|
|Pia Cayetano||Lakas-CMD||Lawyer, Environmentalist and eldest daughter of the late Senator Renato Cayetano (1998-2003).|
|Richard J. Gordon||Lakas-CMD||former Secretary of Tourism and former Chairman of the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority.|
|Parouk Hussin||Lakas-CMD||former Governor of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.|
|Lito Lapid||Lakas-CMD||Governor of Pampanga, movie and TV personality|
|Orlando S. Mercado||Independent||former Secretary of National Defense and former Senator|
|John Henry Osmeña||NPC||Senator|
|Mar Roxas||Liberal||former Secretary of Trade and Industry and former Representative from Capiz. He is the grandson of former President Manuel Roxas, second son of former Senator Gerardo Roxas and brother of former Representative Gerry Roxas.|
|Bong Revilla||Lakas-CMD||former Chairman of the Optical Media Board (anti- media piracy arm of the government), former Governor of Cavite, movie and TV personality|
|Miriam Defensor Santiago||PRP||former Senator and PRP 1992 and 1998 Presidential nominee (lost to Fidel Ramos and Joseph Estrada respectively)|
7 out of 12 candidates won the possible 12 seats in the Senate namely: (in order of votes received)
- Rodolfo Biazon
- Pia Cayetano
- Richard J. Gordon
- Lito Lapid
- Mar Roxas
- Bong Revilla
- Miriam Defensor Santiago
- Koalisyon ng Nagkakaisang Pilipino (Coalition of United Filipinos), the K4's rival coalition in the 2004 national elections.
- People Power Coalition, the name of pro-Arroyo coalition in the 2001 midterm elections.
- Lakas 1998 Senatorial Slate, the pro-administration senatorial slate in the 1998 national elections.
- Lakas-Laban Coalition, the name of the pro-Ramos coalition in the 1995 midterm elections.