United Nationalist Alliance

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The United Nationalist Alliance is a political party in the Philippines. Founded by Jejomar Binay as a single political party on 1 July 2015 with which to launch his 2016 presidential bid, the party traces its roots to the multi-party alliance United Opposition, which Binay established in 2005, when he was the mayor of Makati City. United Opposition, which was called Genuine Opposition during the 2007 election, was dissolved in 2010 and revived by Binay in time for the 2013 midterm elections.

History

Formation, 2013 elections (2012–2015)

Former president Joseph Estrada's Pwersa ng Masang Pilipino (PMP) and then vice president Jejomar Binay's Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP–Laban), entered into a coalition agreement on 4 April 2012 in preparation for the 2013 elections. The merger resulted in the formation of the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA). The two parties had been allies in the United Opposition in the 2007 election. Furthermore, Estrada and Binay were running mates during the 2010 presidential election. In March 2014, Binay resiged as chairman of PDP–Laban. This resulted in the PMP being the only party left in the UNA banner.

Binay's presidential bid (2015–2016)

On 1 July 1 2015, Binay relaunched the United Nationalist Alliance at the Makati Colosseum in Makati. This was after he resigned from the cabinet of President Noynoy Aquino. Then Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada did not join him as he had become neutral due to Senator Grace Poe's possible presidential bid.[1] Senator Bongbong Marcos was initially considered to be Binay's running mate, but Senator Gregorio Honasan, who was the party's vice president at the time, became the party's contender for the position.[2][3]

Coalition members

Mainstream party members (Founding Party)

Current

Former

Affiliated local parties

Despite the similarity in names, the local party United Negros Alliance from Negros Occidental is not related nor affiliated to the party.

2013 election

Candidate Party Last position in government Relatives in government Elected
Nancy Binay
UNA
No relevant political background Vice President Jejomar Binay (father), Makati mayor Elenita Binay (mother), Makati mayor Jun–Jun Binay (brother), congresswoman from Makati Abigail Binay (sister) Yes
Tingting Cojuangco
UNA
former governor of Tarlac (1992–1998) Congressman from Tarlac Jose Cojuangco Jr. (husband), congressman from Tarlac Eduardo Cojuangco Jr. (cousin), President Benigno Aquino III (nephew), National Youth Commission chairman Bam Aquino (nephew), former Senator Robert Jaworski (brother-in-law), former Pasig Rep. Robert Jaworski Jr. (son-in-law) Yes
JV Ejercito
UNA
Incumbent congressman from San Juan's lone district (since 2010) President Joseph Estrada (father), San Juan mayor Guia Gomez (mother), Senator Jinggoy Estrada (half-brother), Laguna Governor ER Ejercito (cousin) Yes
Jack Enrile
NPC
Incumbent congressman from Cagayan's 1st district (since 2010) Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile (father), congresswoman from Cagayan Sally Ponce Enrile (wife) Yes
Richard J. Gordon
UNA
former senator (2004–2010) Olongapo mayor Katherine K. Gordon (wife), Olongapo councilor John Carlos de los Reyes (nephew) Yes
Gregorio Honasan
UNA
Incumbent senator (since 2007) None Yes
Ernesto Maceda
UNA
former senator (1971–1972; 1987–1998) Manila 4th district councilor Edward VP Maceda (son) Yes
Mitos Magsaysay
UNA
Incumbent congresswoman from Zambales' 1st district (since 2004) Senator Ramon Magsaysay Jr. (uncle-in-law), Zambales governor Vic Magsaysay (father-in-law) Yes
Juan Miguel Zubiri
UNA
former senator (2007–2011) Bukidnon vice-governor Jose Ma. R. Zubiri Jr. (father), congressman from Bukidnon Jose Zubiri III (brother) Yes

2016 election

Template:Main President: Jejomar Binay (Lost)
Vice-President: Gregorio Honasan (Lost)
Senate Candidates:

2019 election

Electoral performance

President

Election Candidate Number of votes Share of votes Outcome of election
2016 Jejomar Binay 5,416,140 12.73% Lost

Vice President

Election Candidate Number of votes Share of votes Outcome of election
2016 Gregorio Honasan 788,881 1.92% Lost

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