Partido Lakas ng Masa

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Partido Lakas ng Masa
Chairman Sonny Melencio
Founded 2009
Headquarters Quezon City
Ideology Socialism
Political position Left-wing
International affiliation None
Colors Blue, red and black
Seats in the Senate
0 / 24
Seats in the House of Representatives
0 / 287
Party flag
Philippine revolution flag gregoriodelpilar.svg
Website
Masa.ph

The Partido Lakas ng Masa (PLM; Party of the Laboring Masses) is a socialist party in the Philippines. Created in 2009, it includes as its affiliate the labor group Bukluran ng Manggagawang Pilipino, and is Sanlakas' political party for purposes of contesting non-party-list elections. It is the umbrella group of various organizations such as Zone One Tondo Organization (ZOTO) and Kongreso ng Pagkakaisa ng Maralita ng Lungsod (KPML).

History[edit]

PLM protested Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip during the Gaza War; a party member remarked that the airstrikes were "Israel's 'Final Solution' to the Palestine people."[1] PLM remained neutral on the issue of postponing the 2011 elections in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), as a postponement only serves to benefit the Liberal Party, while holding the elections would've only promoted the status quo; instead, the party "supports the continuation of the peace negotiations between the Philippine government and the MILF and any group fighting for self-determination in Mindanao."[2] The party also disapproved of giving former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo any special treatment against her criminal cases.[3]

On the impeachment of Renato Corona, aside from agreeing that the Chief Justice be impeached, the party said that members of the Supreme Court of the Philippines be selected democratically.[4]

In the 2013 general election, the party is supporting Ricardo Penson's independent candidacy to the 2013 Senate election,[5] and is putting several candidates in local elections, including one candidate in the 2013 House of Representatives elections.

Radio program[edit]

PLM produces the weekly radio program RADYO LAKAS NG MASA (Radio Program of the Labouring Masses) on Radyo Inquirer DZIQ 990 every Saturday 9-10 AM.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Morelos, Miko L. (2009-01-02). "RP Muslims protest Israeli air strikes". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 2013-03-11. 
  2. ^ "An elitist, ‘trapo’ ARMM concern". Philippine Daily Inquirer. 2011-06-09. Retrieved 2013-03-11. 
  3. ^ "Government won’t oppose hospital arrest for Arroyo". Sun.Star Manila. 2011-11-21. Retrieved 2013-03-11. 
  4. ^ "Justices should be picked via democratic process". Philippine Daily Inquirer. 2011-12-28. Retrieved 2013-03-11. 
  5. ^ Aning, Jerome (2013-03-03). "Ricardo Penson seeks to represent those left out". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 2013-03-11. 

External links[edit]