Kilusang Bagong Lipunan
The New Society Movement (Filipino: Kilusang Bagong Lipunan, KBL), formerly named New Society Movement of United Nationalists, Liberals, et cetera (Filipino: Kilusang Bagong Lipunan ng Nagkakaisang Nacionalista, Liberal, at iba pa, KBLNNL), is a political party in the Philippines. It was formed in 1978, as an umbrella coalition of parties supporting then-President Ferdinand E. Marcos for the Interim Batasang Pambansa (National Assembly), and was his political vehicle during his rule. In the post-Marcos era, it was reorganised as a political party in 1986.
|Split from||Nacionalista Party|
|Political position||Right-wing to far-right|
|Colors||Blue, White, Red, and Yellow|
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|Seats in the House of Representatives|
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Since 1986, the KBL has contested in most of the national and local elections in the Philippines but retained a single seat in the House of Representatives in Ilocos Norte which was held by former First Lady Imelda Marcos, until 2013.
There has been confusion recently in the 2007 election campaign within the party which stems from the recent endorsement (allegedly by the KBL) of Marcos loyalist lawyer Oliver Lozano to dubious senatorial candidate Joselito Pepito "Peter" Cayetano, who was the namesake of Rep. Alan Peter Cayetano, an opposition stalwart. Rep. Cayetano said that Gov. Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr., who is the president of the KBL, has certified that Joselito Cayetano has no party affiliation whatsoever with the KBL and that no endorsement was called for his namesake's candidacy. More recently, Marcos has denounced loyalist lawyer and senatorial candidate Oliver Lozano along with his candidates for turning the KBL into an "embarrassment". Marcos said that the party leadership will deal with the "renegade members" of the KBL after the elections.
On November 20, 2009, the KBL forged an alliance with the Nacionalista Party (NP) between Bongbong Marcos and NP Chairman Senator Manny Villar at the Laurel House in Mandaluyong City. Bongbong was later on removed as a member by the KBL National Executive Committee on November 23. As such, the NP broke its alliance with the KBL due to internal conflicts within the party, though Bongbong remained part of the NP Senatorial line-up.
Candidates for the Philippine general election, 2010Edit
- Ferdinand Marcos — 10th Philippine President, Senate President, congressman
- Roberto "Amay Bisaya" Reyes — Senatorial candidate, gubernatorial candidate of Bohol, comedian
- Larry Gadon — Senatorial candidate in the Philippine general election in 2016, lawyer; pushed for the impeachment of former Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno
- Salvador Panelo, presidential spokesperson
Notable former membersEdit
- Imelda Romualdez-Marcos — (Moved to Nacionalista Party) Former First Lady, Minister of Human Settlements, Governor of Metro Manila, Congresswoman
- Ferdinand Marcos Jr. — (Moved to Nacionalista Party) Vice-Governor, Governor, Congressman, Senator
- Imee Marcos — (Moved to Nacionalista Party) Governor, Congresswoman
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