Puwersa ng Masang Pilipino
The Puwersa ng Masang Pilipino, formerly Partido ng Masang Pilipino, is a political party in the Philippines that supports and advocates with the masses. It is the political party of former Philippine President Joseph Estrada, which merged with other political parties to create Laban ng Makabayang Masang Pilipino or LAMMP during the 1998 Presidential Elections.
PMP was founded by Joseph Estrada when he launched his presidential campaign in 1991. On March 1992, the PMP partnered with the Nationalist People's Coalition, under Danding Cojuangco, when Estrada ran as Vice President.
Today, PMP occupies three Senate seats of the Minority Floor: Estrada's wife, Luisa Ejercito Estrada (2001), his son and former San Juan mayor Jinggoy Estrada, and long-time Estrada colleague veteran politician Juan Ponce Enrile, who both won in 2004.
Issues and controversies
Alfredo Lim resigned from his position as head of PMP last August 20, 2008 due to a resolution by the PMP's executive committee that removes him as president of the party.
A few months before, on January 18, 2008, PMP released a full-page newspaper advertisement blaming EDSA 2 as the cause of "inflicting a dent on Philippine democracy".
Famous members of the coalition
- Joseph Estrada (13th Philippine President)
- Jinggoy Estrada (senator)
- Juan Ponce Enrile
- Joseph Victor Ejercito (Mayor of San Juan)
- Aldrin San Pedro (Mayor of Muntinlupa)