Bangon Pilipinas Movement

List of political parties in the Philippines

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.

Current parties

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

Party name Acronym Founding year Chairperson
Together Everyone Achieves More Unity (TEAM Unity)
Kabalikat ng Malayang Pilipino KAMPI 1997 Luis Villafuerte, Sr. (President)
Laban ng Demokratikong Pilipino LDP 1988 Edgardo Angara (President)
Lakas-Christian Muslim Democrats Lakas-CMD 1991 Prospero Nograles (President)
Nationalist People's Coalition NPC 1991 Eduardo Cojuangco, Jr. (Chairman)
Philippine Democratic Socialist Party PDSP 1973 Norberto B. Gonzalez (Chairman)
Genuine Opposition (GO)
Aksyon Demokratiko AD 1997 Sonia Roco (Chairperson)
Kilusang Bagong Lipunan (Marcos Wing) KBL 1978/2007 Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. (President)
Liberal Party LP 1946 Manuel Roxas II (President)
Nacionalista Party NP 1907/2004 Manuel Villar, Jr. (President)
Nationalist People's Coalition NPC 1991 Eduardo Cojuangco, Jr. (Chairman)
Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan PDP-LABAN 1984 Aquilino Pimentel, Jr. (Chairman)
Pwersa ng Masang Pilipino PMP 1987 Joseph Estrada (Chairman)
United Opposition UNO 2005 Jejomar Binay (President)
Unaffiliated parties
Ang Kapatiran AKP 2004 Nandy Pacheco (Chairman)
Kilusang Bagong Lipunan (Lozano Wing) KBL 1978/2007 Oliver Lozano
People's Reform Party PRP 1991 Miriam Defensor-Santiago (Head)

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.

Party name Acronym Founding year Chairperson
Regional Parties elected through the constituency system
One Cebu ONE CEBU 2007 Gwendolyn Garcia
Partido Magdalo N/A N/A Juanito Remulla
Sarangani Reconciliation and Reformation Organization SARRO N/A Priscilla Chiongbian
Party-list organizations
Akbayan Citizens' Action Party Akbayan 1998 Ronaldo Llamas
Alagad N/A N/A N/A
Alang sa Kalambu-an ug Kalinaw Alayon N/A John Henry Osmeña
Alliance for Barangay Concerns ABC 2007 James Marty Lim
Alliance of Volunteer Educators AVE N/A N/A
Anak Mindanao AMIN N/A N/A
Anakpawis AP N/A Crispin Beltran
Ang Laban ng Indiginong Filipino ALIF N/A Acmad Tomawis
An Waray N/A 2001 Florencio "Bem" Noel
Association of Philippine Electric Cooperatives APEC N/A N/A
Bagong Alyansang Tagapagtaguyod na Adhikaing Sambayanan BATAS 2004 Daniel Soriano Razon
Bayan Muna N/A 1999 Satur Ocampo
Buhay Hayaan Yumabong Buhay 1998 Mike Velarde (founder)
Citizen's Battle Against Corruption Cibac 2001 Emmanuel Joel Villanueva
Cooperative NATCCO Network Party Coop NATCCO 1998 Cresente Paez
Gabriela Women's Party GABRIELA N/A Liza Maza
Luzon Farmers Party Butil N/A N/A
Partido ng Manggagawa PM N/A Renato Magtubo
Sandigan ng Lakas at Demokrasya ng Sambayanan SANLAKAS N/A N/A
Veterans Freedom Party VFP N/A N/A

Other parties

Party name Acronym Founding year Chairperson
Ang Ladlad N/A 2003 Danton Remoto
Bangon Pilipinas Movement BPM 2004 Eddie Villanueva
Green Philippines GP 1990s Felizardo Colambo
Partido Isang Bansa Isang Diwa PIBID 2004 Eddie Gil
Philippine Green Republic Party PGRP N/A Felix Cantal
Progressive Party (Defunct) PP 1957 Raul Manglapus

Former major coalitions


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