National Unity Party (Philippines)

National Unity Party (NUP) is a political party in the Philippines. The party was formed 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.[1][2]

National Unity Party

Partido ng Pambansang Pagkakaisa
PresidentElpidio Barzaga
ChairmanRonaldo Puno
Secretary-GeneralReginald Velasco
FoundedFebruary 4, 2011
Split fromLakas Kampi CMD
HeadquartersNLIC Building, Ayala Avenue, Makati City
Christian democracy
Social conservatism
Political positionCentre to centre-right
National affiliationTeam PNoy (2013)
Coalition For Change (2016-Incumbent)
Colors     Green
SloganOne Nation, One Future
Seats in the Senate
0 / 24
Seats in the House of Representatives
41 / 303
Provincial governorships
9 / 81
Provincial vice governorships
4 / 81
Provincial board members
74 / 1,006

The party was accredited by the Commission of Elections as a national party in a resolution dated October 5, 2011.[3]

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.[4]

  • Chairman: Ronaldo V. Puno
  • Vice-Chairman for Local Government: Alberto Garcia
  • Vice-Chairman for Political Affairs: Hon. Isko Moreno Domagoso, Mayor of Manila
  • 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 Damarinas
  • Secretary-General: Rep. Narciso Bravo Jr., 1st District Representative of Masbate
  • Treasurer: Rep. Gavini C. Pancho, 2nd District of Bulacan

List of party chairmenEdit

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

Elected membersEdit

District RepresentativesEdit

  • Romeo M. Acop
  • Baby Aline Vargas-Alfonso
  • Franz Josef E. Alvarez
  • Magnolia C. Antonino
  • Jennifer A. Barzaga
  • Ma. Vida E. Bravo
  • Wilfredo S. Caminero
  • Fredenil H. Castro
  • Luisa L. Cuaresma
  • Leo Rafael M. Cueva
  • Juliet Marie D. Ferrer
  • Luis A. Ferrer IV
  • Suharto T. Mangudadatu
  • Alejandro Y. Mirasol
  • Evelyn P. Mellana
  • John Marvin "Yul Servo" S. Nieto
  • Edwin C. Ong
  • Gavini C. Pancho
  • Ma. Valentina G. Plaza
  • Ma. Cristina R. Puno
  • Rene L. Relampagos
  • Strike B. Revilla
  • Benhur L. Salimbangon
  • Edgar Mary S. Sarmiento
  • Lorna C. Silverio
  • Jose Antonio R. Sy-Alvarado
  • Joy S. Tambunting
  • Randolph S. Ting
  • Jerry R. Treñas
  • Renato J. Unico, Jr.
  • Juliette T. Uy
  • Micaela S. Violago


  • Ma. Jocelyn V. Bernos - Abra
  • Rhodora J. Cadiao - Antique
  • Roel R. Degamo - Negros Oriental
  • Albert Raymond S. Garcia - Bataan
  • Rashidin H. Matba - Tawi Tawi
  • Adolph Edward G. Plaza - Agusan Del Sur
  • Herminia M. Ramiro - Misamis Occidental
  • Daniel R. Fernando - Bulacan


Electoral HistoryEdit


Election Number of votes Share of votes Outcome of election
2016 N/A N/A Rodrigo R. Duterte


Election Number of votes Share of votes Outcome of election
2016 N/A N/A Leni Robredo


Election Number of votes Share of votes Seats won Seats after Outcome of election
2013 Did Not Participate N/A
0 / 12
0 / 24
Liberal-led coalition
2016 Did Not Participate N/A
0 / 12
0 / 24
PDP-Laban-led coalition

House of RepresentativesEdit

Election Number of votes Share of votes Seats Outcome of election
2013 2,394,631 8.68%
29 / 292
Split; Liberal Party-led coalition, lost
2016 3,604,266 9.67%
23 / 297
PDP-Laban-led coalition
2019 3,852,909 9.59%
25 / 306
PDP-Laban-led coalition


  1. ^ "NUP seals alliance with PDP-Laban". Rappler. Retrieved 2018-07-22.
  2. ^ Ager, Maila. "NUP, Duterte's PDP-Laban formalize alliance". Retrieved 2018-07-22.
  3. ^ Rosario, Ben (10 November 2011). "National Unity Party accredited". The Manila Bulletin. Archived from the original on 6 April 2012. Retrieved 14 November 2011.
  4. ^ "National Unity Party". Retrieved 2018-07-22.

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