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Koalisyon ng Nagkakaisang Pilipino

Logo of the Koalisyon ng Nagkakaisang Pilipino (KNP)

The Koalisyon ng Nagkakaisang Pilipino or United Opposition (Coalition of United Filipinos) or KNP, was the political multi-party electoral alliance of the dominant opposition in the Philippines during the 2004 general elections. The KNP was composed of the Laban ng Demokratikong Pilipino (Struggle of Democratic Filipinos) or LDP, the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan or PDP-Laban, and the Pwersa ng Masang Pilipino (PMP) of deposed president Joseph Estrada, a former movie star.[1]

The leading party of this coalition is the Angara wing of the Laban ng Demokratikong Pilipino (Struggle of Democratic Filipinos) or LDP. The LDP split in late 2003 over issues on who is to be their standard bearer. Most of the party followed the lead of the president, Sen. Edgardo Angara especially with the support of the former president Joseph Estrada and former first lady Imelda Marcos. The other major party under this coalition is Estrada's Pwersa ng Masang Pilipino (PMP; Party of the Philippine Masses).

The KNP chose Fernando Poe Jr. (died December 14, 2004) as their candidate for president and Sen. Loren Legarda for vice-president in the 2004 Philippines elections.[1] After the 2004 elections, the KNP was replaced by the Genuine Opposition as the main opposition coalition.

KNP Senatorial SlateEdit

Name Party Occupation Elected
Boots Anson-Roa PMP movie and TV personality  
Didagen Dilangalen PMP Representative from Maguindanao  
Juan Ponce Enrile PMP former Senator, former Minister of National Defense  
Salvador Escudero Independent former Representative from Sorsogon, former Secretary of Agriculture and former Minister of Agriculture and Food  
Jinggoy Estrada PMP Mayor of San Juan, Metro Manila and son of former President Joseph Estrada  
Ernesto Herrera Independent former Senator  
Alfredo Lim Independent former Secretary of Interior and Local Government, 1998 Liberal Presidential nominee (lost to Joseph Estrada), former Mayor of Manila, former Director of the National Bureau of Investigation  
Ernesto Maceda NPC former Senator  
Jamby Madrigal LDP former Presidential Adviser on Children's Affairs and former Undersecretary of Social Welfare and Development  
Aquilino Pimentel Jr. PDP–Laban Senator  
Amina Rasul PDP–Laban medical doctor, former Chairperson of the National Youth Commission and daughter of former Senator Santanina Rasul  
Francisco Tatad Independent Former senator and 1998 PRP Vice presidential candidate  

Election resultsEdit

5 out of 12 candidates won the possible 12 seats in the Senate namely: (in order of votes received)

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  1. ^ a b "United Opposition names FPJ as presidential bet". Sunstar Network Online. December 11, 2003. Archived from the original on December 12, 2003. Retrieved 3 April 2015.