Partido Lakas ng Masa

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Partido Lakas ng Masa (PLM) is a socialist political party in the Philippines. It was founded in 2009 and is affiliated with the labor group Bukluran ng Manggagawang Pilipino. PLM is also the parent organization of various interest groups, including Konggreso ng Pagkakaisa ng Maralita ng Lungsod and Zone One Tondo Organization.

Partido Lakas ng Masa nominated labor leader Leodegario "Ka Leody" de Guzman as a candidate in the 2022 presidential election.[1][2][3] De Guzman accepted the nomination on 28 September 2021. The party also fielded sociologist Walden Bello for the vice presidency and Luke Espiritu, Roy Cabonegro, and David D'Angelo for senate seats.

Political positions

PLM is known for taking a stand on pressing national and global issues. In 2009, during the Gaza War, it protested the Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip.[4] In 2011, it chose to be neutral on the issue of postponing the elections in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, saying a postponement would only benefit the ruling Liberal Party while pushing through with elections would perpetuate the status quo. The party said it supported "the continuation of the peace negotiations between the Philippine government and the MILF and any group fighting for self-determination in Mindanao."[5] It also aired its disapproval of extending any special treatment to former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo during her trial.[6]

PLM supported the impeachment of Chief Justice Renato Corona and called for the democratic selection of members of the Supreme Court.[7]

Radio program

PLM produces "Radyo Lakas ng Masa," a weekly radio program, on Radyo Inquirer DZIQ 990. It airs every Saturday, from 9 to 10 a.m.

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