National Unity Party (Philippines)

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. From 2016 to 2022, the party was part of the PDP–Laban-led coalition in the House of Representatives, the Coalition for Change.[2][3]

National Unity Party
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
38 / 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

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 positionsEdit

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]

  • Chairman: Ronaldo V. Puno
  • Vice-Chairman for Local Government: Alberto Garcia
  • Vice-Chairman for Political Affairs: Vacant
  • Vice-Chairman for External Affairs: Romeo Acop
  • Vice-Chairman for Internal Affairs: Rep. Roberto Puno, Deputy Speaker House of Representative, 1st District of Antipolo
  • National President: Rep. Elpidio Barzaga Jr., Lone District of Dasmariñas
  • Secretary-General: Rep. Narciso Bravo Jr., 1st District Representative of Masbate
  • Treasurer: Rep. Luis A. Ferrer IV, 6th District of Cavite
  • Deputy Secretary-General for Political Affairs: Reginald Velasco
  • Deputy Secretary-General for Public Affairs: Brian S. Yamsuan
  • Deputy Secretary-General for Administration: Rex L. De La Cruz

List of party chairmenEdit

  • Pablo P. Garcia (2011–2013)
  • Ronaldo Puno (2013–present)

Elected membersEdit

District RepresentativesEdit

Partylist alliesEdit


  • Ma. Jocelyn V. Bernos – Abra
  • Rhodora J. Cadiao – Antique
  • Roel R. Degamo – Negros Oriental
  • Albert Raymond S. Garcia – Bataan
  • Rashidin H. Matba – Tawi Tawi
  • Santiago B. Cane Jr. – Agusan del Sur
  • Daniel R. Fernando – Bulacan
  • Arthur R. Defensor, Jr. - Iloilo
  • Juanito Victor C. Remulla Jr. - Cavite


Electoral performanceEdit

Presidential and vice presidential electionsEdit

Year Presidential election Vice presidential election
Candidate Vote share Result Candidate Vote share Result
2016 None Rodrigo Duterte
None Leni Robredo
2022 None[n 1] Bongbong Marcos
None[n 2] Sara Duterte

Legislative electionsEdit

Congress of the Philippines
House of Representatives Senate
Year Seats won Result Year Seats won Ticket Result
24 / 292
Liberal Party plurality 2013 Did not participate Team PNoy win 9/12 seats
23 / 297
Liberal Party plurality 2016 Did not participate Koalisyon ng Daang Matuwid win 7/12 seats
25 / 304
PDP–Laban plurality 2019 Did not participate Hugpong ng Pagbabago win 9/12 seats
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.


  1. ^ "Who to Vote For? Get to Know the Political Parties in the Philippines".
  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". Retrieved July 22, 2018.

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