National Unity Party
AbbreviationNUP
PresidentElpidio Barzaga Jr.
ChairmanRonaldo Puno
Secretary-GeneralNarciso Bravo Jr.
FounderPablo P. Garcia
FoundedDecember 7, 2010
RegisteredOctober 5, 2011
Split fromLakas–Kampi–CMD
HeadquartersSuite 907, 9/F, NLIC Building, 6762 Ayala Avenue, Makati, 1226 Metro Manila
IdeologyChristian democracy
Social conservatism[1]
Political positionCentre-right
National affiliationUniTeam (2021–present)
Coalition For Change (2016–2021)
Team PNoy (2013)
Colors  Green
SloganOne Nation, One Future
Seats in the Senate
0 / 24
Seats in the House of Representatives
33 / 316
Provincial governorships
8 / 81
Provincial board members
67 / 1,023
City and municipal mayorships
125 / 1,634
City and municipal councilors
990 / 16,812
Website
nup.org.ph

The National Unity Party (NUP) is a political party in the Philippines. The party was formed in 2010 by former members of Lakas-Kampi CMD who broke away after internal discontent within the party. Since 2016, the party is part of the PDP–Laban-led coalition in the House of Representatives, the Coalition for Change.[2][3]

The party was accredited by the Commission of Elections as a national party in a resolution dated October 5, 2011.[4]

On September 26, 2012, the party held its first national convention where they announced support for Team PNoy for the 2013 elections, however most NUP members ultimately supported the United Nationalist Alliance, especially Garcia.

Ideology and positions

According to the party's constitution, NUP's principles include the following: belief in God; sovereignty of the state, national interest and democracy; social justice and responsibility; and environmental awareness.[5]

List of party chairmen

Elected members

District Representatives

Partylist allies

Governors

Mayors

Electoral performance

Presidential and vice presidential elections

Year Presidential election Vice presidential election
Candidate Vote share Result Candidate Vote share Result
2016 None Rodrigo Duterte
(PDP–Laban)
None Leni Robredo
(Liberal)
2022 None[n 1] Ferdinand Marcos Jr.
(PFP)
None[n 2] Sara Duterte
(Lakas-CMD)

Legislative elections

Congress of the Philippines
House of Representatives Senate
Year Seats won Result Year Seats won Ticket Result
2013
24 / 292
Liberal Party plurality 2013 Did not participate Team PNoy win 9/12 seats
2016
23 / 297
Liberal Party plurality 2016 Did not participate Koalisyon ng Daang Matuwid win 7/12 seats
2019
25 / 304
PDP–Laban plurality 2019 Did not participate Hugpong ng Pagbabago win 9/12 seats
2022
33 / 316
PDP–Laban plurality 2022 Did not participate UniTeam win 6/12 seats
  1. ^ NUP endorsed Bongbong Marcos for president.
  2. ^ NUP endorsed Sara Duterte for vice president.

References

  1. ^ "Who to Vote For? Get to Know the Political Parties in the Philippines". Esquire.
  2. ^ "NUP seals alliance with PDP–Laban". Rappler. Retrieved July 22, 2018.
  3. ^ Ager, Maila. "NUP, Duterte's PDP–Laban formalize alliance". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved July 22, 2018.
  4. ^ Rosario, Ben (November 10, 2011). "National Unity Party accredited". Manila Bulletin. Archived from the original on April 6, 2012. Retrieved November 14, 2011.
  5. ^ "National Unity Party". nup.org.ph. Retrieved July 22, 2018.