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Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP; transl. Faction for Change) is a political alliance[1] in the Philippines that began as a regional political party.[2] It was formed by Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte in 2018. The party was established in support of her father President Rodrigo Duterte's government.[3][4] In July 2018, the Philippine Commission on Elections granted the accreditation of Hugpong ng Pagbabago. In addition to the party's alignment with the Duterte administration, Sara Duterte said that she formed Hugpong ng Pagbabago "to pursue the ideals of what we all want, a strong region, a secure life for our constituents, good governance and effective leadership of the members of the party."[5]

Hugpong ng Pagbabago
PresidentClaude Bautista
ChairmanSara Duterte
Secretary-GeneralAnthony G. del Rosario
FounderSara Duterte
FoundedFebruary 23, 2018
National affiliationPDP–Laban
International affiliationNone
ColorsBlue, Red, Green
Seats in the Senate
9 / 24
Seats in the House of Representatives
5 / 300
Provincial governorships
5 / 81

The party campaigned for candidates for senator endorsed by the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte in the 2019 Philippine elections. Their plans to shift into a national party will depend on the success of their campaign to support pro-administration candidates in the elections.[6]

De facto First Lady and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte, the leader of the HNP Party
Senate President Tito Sotto (NPC), HNP coalition leader in the Senate


Chairperson: Sara Duterte-Carpio, Mayor, Davao City
President: Claude Bautista, Governor, Davao Occidental
Vice President: Nelson Dayanghirang, Governor, Davao Oriental
Secretary-General: Anthony G. del Rosario, Governor, Davao del Norte
Treasurer: Jayvee Tyron Uy, Governor, Compostela Valley

Senatorial slateEdit

After the filling of Candidacy for the Senatorial Race, Mayor Sara Duterte released her initial 13 candidates for the Senate, which includes the names of former Senators Bong Revilla and Jinggoy Estrada who were allegedly involved in the PDAF scam. After the Lakas–CMD forged an alliance with Hugpong on November 5, Duterte added Lakas candidate Dr. Willie Ong in the slate, and on December 4, the Pwersa ng Masang Pilipino also joined Hugpong and included former Senator Juan Ponce Enrile in the list, making a total of 16 on the list.

Parties InvolvedEdit

Candidate Photo Party Last position in government Relatives in government Elected
Sonny Angara
Incumbent Senator (2013–present) Former Senator Edgardo Angara (father), Congresswoman and former Aurora Governor Bellaflor Angara-Castillo (aunt)  
Bong Revilla
Former Senator (2004–2016) Bacoor Mayor Lani Mercado (wife), Cavite Vice Governor Jolo Revilla (son), Bacoor Congressman Strike Revilla (brother)  
Pia Cayetano
Former Representative from Taguig 2nd District (2016–2019) Former Foreign Affairs Secretary, Senator and Incumbent 1st District Congressman Alan Peter Cayetano (brother), Senator Rene Cayetano (father), former Taguig congressman and Incumbent Taguig Mayor Lino Cayetano (brother)  
Ronald dela Rosa
Former Bureau of Corrections Chief (2018) None  
JV Ejercito
Incumbent Senator (2013–2019) Manila Mayor and former President Joseph Estrada (father), San Juan Mayor Guia Gomez-Ejercito (mother), former Senator Jinggoy Estrada (half-brother)  
Jinggoy Estrada
Former Senator (2004–2016) Manila Mayor and former President Joseph Estrada (father), former Senator Loi Ejercito (mother), Senator JV Ejercito (half-brother)  
Bong Go
Special Assistant to the President of the Philippines (2016–2018) None  
Dong Mangudadatu
Incumbent Representative of Maguindanao (2010–present) Maguindanao Governor Datu Esmael Mangudadatu (brother)  
Jiggy Manicad
None (former journalist)  
Imee Marcos
Governor of Ilocos Norte (2010–present) Former President Ferdinand Marcos (father), Congresswoman Imelda Marcos (mother), former Senator Bongbong Marcos (brother)  
Koko Pimentel
Incumbent Senator (2007–present) Senator Aquilino Pimentel Jr. (father)  
Francis Tolentino
Presidential Adviser on Political Affairs (2017–2018) Tagaytay Congressman Abraham Tolentino (brother)  
Cynthia Villar
Incumbent Senator (2013–present) Former Senator Manuel Villar (husband), DPWH Secretary Mark Villar (son), former Las Piñas congressman Filemon Aguilar (father), former Las Piñas mayor Vergel Aguilar (brother)  


9 out of the 13 candidates under the Hugpong ng Pagbabago won a seat in the Senate.

Rank Candidate Votes %
1 Cynthia Villar 25,283,727 53.46%
3 Bong Go 20,029,703 46.58%
4 Pia Cayetano 19,789,109 42.35%
5 Ronald dela Rosa 19,004,225 40.18%
6 Sonny Angara 18,161,862 38.40%
8 Imee Marcos 15,882,628 33.58%
9 Francis Tolentino 15,510,026 32.79%
10 Koko Pimentel 14,668,665 31.01%
11 Bong Revilla 14,624,445 30.92%
13 JV Ejercito 14,313,727 30.26%
15 Jinggoy Estrada 11,359,305 24.02%
19 Dong Mangudadatu 7,499,604 15,86%
20 Jiggy Manicad 6,896,889 14.58%

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "'Hugpong ng Pagbabago' vs 'Otso Diretso' debate unlikely, says Comelec". Retrieved 2019-03-05.
  2. ^ "Sara's 'Hugpong' now a regional political party |". Retrieved 2018-07-04.
  3. ^ Charm, Neil. "Davao's Hugpong sa Pagbabago political party gets COMELEC approval, eyes alliances | BusinessWorld". Retrieved 2018-07-04.
  4. ^ "Sara Duterte's party to back Dela Rosa, Bong Go, JV Ejercito in 2019". Rappler. Retrieved 2018-07-04.
  5. ^ "Comelec grants petition for accreditation of Sara Duterte's regional political party". Manila Bulletin News. Retrieved 2018-07-04.
  6. ^ Mellejor, Lilian (24 January 2019). "Mayor Sara nixes nat'l party status plan for HNP". Philippine News Agency. Retrieved 25 January 2019.