List of political parties in the Philippines

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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 1996 Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (founder)
Laban ng Demokratikong Pilipino LDP 1985 Edgardo Angara (founder)
Lakas-Christian Muslim Democrats Lakas-CMD 1991 Jose De Venecia
Liberal Party (Atienza wing) LP 1945/2005 Lito Atienza
Nationalist People's Coalition (Cojuangco wing) NPC 1991/2005 Eduardo Cojuangco, Jr.
Philippine Democratic Socialist Party PDSP 1973 Norberto Gonzalez
Genuine Opposition (GO)
Aksyon Demokratiko AD 1997 Sonia Roco
Kilusang Bagong Lipunan {Marcos Wing} KBL 1978/2007 Ferdinand Marcos Jr.
Liberal Party (Drilon wing) LP 1945/2005 Franklin Drilon
Nacionalista Party NP 1907/2004 Manuel Villar
Nationalist People's Coalition (Escudero wing) NPC 1991/2005 Francis Escudero
Partido Demokratikong Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan PDP 1984 Aquilino Pimentel, Jr.
Partido Magdala MAGDALO 2007 Antonio Trillanes IV
Puwersa ng Masang Pilipino PMP 1987 Joseph Estrada (founder)
Unaffiliated parties
Ang Kapatiran ng Bayan Ang Kapatiran 2004 Nandy Pacheco (founder)
Kilusang Bagong Lipunan {Lozano Wing} KBL 1978/2007 Oliver Lozano
People's Reform Party PRP 1991 Miriam Defensor-Santiago (founder)

Minor political parties and party-list groups

Party name Acronym Founding year Chairperson
Parties elected through the constituency system
Akbayan Citizens' Action Party Akbayan 1998 Ronaldo Llamas
Buhay Party- List Buhay N/A Melquiades Robles
Partido Magdalo N/A N/A N/A
Sarangani Reconciliation and Reformation Organization SARRO N/A Priscilla Chiongbian
Party-list organizations
Alagad N/A N/A N/A
Alang sa Kalambu-an ug Kalinaw Alayon N/A John Henry Osmeña
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
Bayan Muna N/A 1999 Satur Ocampo
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
Veterans Freedom Party VFP N/A N/A

Other parties

Party name Acronym Founding year Chairperson
Bangon Pilipinas BP 2004 Eddie Villanueva
Green Party of the Philippines GP 1990s Felizardo Colambo
Isang Bansa Isang Diwa IBID 2004 Eddie Gil
Progressive Party PP 1957 Raul Manglapus (Defunct)
Ang Ladlad N/A 2003 Danton Remoto

Former major coalitions

See also

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