National Unity Party (Philippines)

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National Unity Party

Partido ng Pambansang Pagkakaisa
PresidentFredenil Castro
ChairmanRonaldo Puno
Secretary-GeneralReginald Velasco
FoundedFebruary 4, 2011
Split fromLakas Kampi CMD
HeadquartersNLIC Building, Ayala Avenue, Makati City
Christian democracy
Social conservatism
Political positionCentre to centre-right
National affiliationTeam PNoy (2013) Coalition For Change (2016 -)
Colors     Green
SloganOne Nation, One Future
Seats in the Senate
0 / 24
Seats in the House of Representatives
21 / 292
Provincial governorships
9 / 81
Provincial vice governorships
4 / 81
Provincial board members
74 / 1,006

National Unity Party (NUP) is a political party in the Philippines. The party was formed by former members of the Lakas Kampi CMD who broke away after internal discontent within the party. Since 2016, the party is part of the PDP-LABAN-led coalition in the House of Representatives, Coalition for Change.[1][2]

The party was accredited by the Commission of Elections as a national party in a resolution dated October 5, 2011.[3]

On September 26, 2012, the party held its first national convention where they announced support for Team PNoy for the 2013 elections, however most NUP members ultimately supported the United Nationalist Alliance, especially Garcia.

Ideology and positions[edit]

According to the party's constitution, NUP's principles include the following: belief in God; sovereignty of the state, national interest and democracy; social justice and responsibility; and environmental awareness.[4]

  • Chairman: Hon. Ronaldo V. Puno
  • National President: Rep. Fredenil H. Castro, 2nd District of Capiz
  • Vice President for External Affairs: Rep. Randolph S Ting, 3rd District of Cagayan
  • Vice President for Internal Affairs: Rep. Benhur L. Salimbangon, 4th District of Cebu
  • Secretary-General: Reginald S. Velasco
  • Treasurer: Rep. Gavini C. Pancho, 2nd District of Bulacan

List of party chairmen[edit]

  • Pablo P. Garcia (2011–2013)
  • Roberto Puno (2013–present)

Elected members[edit]


Aside from P. Garcia, R. Antonino, E. Barzaga, A. Alvarez, R. Mercado and A. Garcia:[5]


  • Nestor B. Fongwan - Benguet
  • Albert Raymond S. Garcia - Bataan
  • Roger G. Mercado - Southern Leyte
  • Jose L. Ong, Jr. - Northern Samar
  • Adolf Edward G. Plaza - Agusan del Sur
  • Herminia M. Ramiro - Misamis Occidental
  • David C. Suarez - Quezon
  • Wilhelmino Sy-Alvarado - Bulacan


Electoral History[edit]


Election Number of votes Share of votes Outcome of election
2016 N/A N/A Rodrigo R. Duterte


Election Number of votes Share of votes Outcome of election
2016 N/A N/A Leni Robredo


Election Number of votes Share of votes Seats won Seats after Outcome of election
2013 Did Not Participate N/A
0 / 12
0 / 24
Liberal-led coalition
2016 Did Not Participate N/A
0 / 12
0 / 24
PDP-Laban-led coalition

House of Representatives[edit]

Election Number of votes Share of votes Seats Outcome of election
2013 2,394,631 8.68%
29 / 292
Split; Liberal Party-led coalition, lost
2016 3,604,266 9.67%
23 / 297
PDP-Laban-led coalition


  1. ^ "NUP seals alliance with PDP-Laban". Rappler. Retrieved 2018-07-22.
  2. ^ Ager, Maila. "NUP, Duterte's PDP-Laban formalize alliance". Retrieved 2018-07-22.
  3. ^ Rosario, Ben (10 November 2011). "National Unity Party accredited". The Manila Bulletin. Archived from the original on 6 April 2012. Retrieved 14 November 2011.
  4. ^ "National Unity Party". Retrieved 2018-07-22.
  5. ^ New party for Lakas turned LP lawmakers

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