Political parties in the Philippines
are of diverse ideologies and are plentiful in number. This page lists the political parties
in the Philippines
The Philippines has a multi-party system with numerous parties in which no one party often has a chance of gaining power alone, and parties must work with each other to form coalition governments.
There are two types of parties in the Philippines: major parties, who correspond typically to traditional political parties, and minor parties or party-list organizations, who rely on the party-list
system to win Congressional Seats.
Major political parties
Minor political parties and party-list groups
Next to the main political parties in the Philippines
there are other parties represented in the House of Representatives of the Philippines
. Most of these parties are elected through the party list system.
Former major coalitions
- Koalisyon ng Katapatan at Karanasan sa Kinabukasan (K-4, Coalition of Truth and Experience for Tomorrow), the main administration coalition in the 2004 national elections
- Koalisyon ng Nagkakaisang Pilipino (Coalition of United Filipinos), the opposition coalition in the 2004 national elections
- Laban ng Makabayang Masang Pilipino (LAMMP, Struggle of Patriotic Filipino Masses), the opposition coalition for the 1998 national elections
- People Power Coalition (PPC), the administration coalition for the 2001 midterm legislative elections
- Puwersa ng Masa (PnM, Force of the Masses), the opposition coalition for the 2001 midterm legislative elections
- Lakas-Laban Coalition, the administration coalition for the 1995 midterm legislative elections
- Grand Alliance for Democracy (GAD), the opposition coalition for the 1987 midterm legislative elections
- Lakas ng Bayan (LABAN), the opposition coalition for the 1986 snap presidential elections