Party-list Coalition

Party-list Coalition Foundation, Inc. (PCFI), also known as the Party-list Coalition,[1] is a coalition of representatives of political organizations with party-list representation in the House of Representatives, the lower house of the bicameral Congress of the Philippines.

Party-list Coalition
LeaderMikee Romero (1-Pacman)
Founded2014
Political positionBig tent
Seats in the House of Representatives
54 / 304

The organization was founded in 2014 and is registered as a corporation with the Securities and Exchange Commission.[2]

The Coalition are currently aligned with National Unity Party.

Representation in the CongressEdit

17th CongressEdit

Shortly prior to the start of the 17th Congress, the PCFI expressed support for then-President presumptive Rodrigo Duterte and his preferred candidate for the position of House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez[3] who was later elected to the position by his fellow legislators and served until 2018 when he was succeeded by Gloria Macapagal Arroyo.

It held at least 32 positions within the House of Representatives in May 2019.[4]

18th CongressEdit

In May 2019, the PCFI elected Mikee Romero of 1-Pacman Partylist as its leader.[5] The organization under Romero renewed calls for equal treatment of partylist representatives perceiving that district representatives were favored to serve in positions within the House of Representatives.[1] Among the 61 party-list representatives from 51 organizations, 54 seats belongs to PCFI affiliated legislators. The other legislators are affiliated to the Makabayan bloc and the Magdalo Partylist.[4]

19th CongressEdit

The PCFI managed to secure commitment from 60 partylist legislators for the upcoming 19th Congress. The Makabayan bloc like in the previous Congress refused to affiliate with the PCFI.[6]

Member partiesEdit

As of the 18th Congress (2019–2022)

Party Representative Term Bloc
Anti-Crime and Terrorism Community Involvement and Support (ACT-CIS) Eric Yap 1 Majority
Jocelyn Tulfo 1 Majority
Rowena Niña Taduran 1 Majority
Ako Bicol Political Party (AKO BICOL) Alfredo Garbin, Jr. 2 Minority
Elizalde Co 1 Minority
Citizens' Battle Against Corruption (CIBAC) Eduardo Villanueva 1 Majority
Domingo Rivera 1 Majority
Alyansa ng mga Mamamayang Probinsyano (ANG PROBINSYANO) Alfred Delos Santos 1 Majority
Ronnie Ong 1 Majority
One Patriotic Coalition of Marginalized Nationals (1PACMAN) Mikee Romero 2 Majority
Enrico Pineda 2 Majority
Marino Samahan ng mga Seaman, Inc. (MARINO) Carlo Lisandro Gonzalez 1 Majority
Jose Antonio Lopez1 1 Majority
Macnell Lusotan2 1 Majority
Probinsyano Ako Rudys Caesar Fariñas I 1 Majority
Lira Fuster-Fariñas 1 Majority
Coalition of Associations of Senior Citizens in the Philippines (SENIOR CITIZENS) Francisco Datol, Jr. 2 Majority
Magkakasama Sa Sakahan, Kaunlaran (MAGSASAKA) Argel Joseph Cabatbat 1 Minority
Association of Philippine Electric Cooperatives (APEC) Sergio Dagooc 1 Minority
An Waray Florencio Gabriel Noel 1 Majority
Cooperative Natcco Network (COOP-NATCCO) Sabiniano Canama 2 Majority
Philippine Rural Electronic Cooperatives Association, Inc. (PHILRECA) Presley De Jesus 1 Majority
Ako Bisaya Sonny Lagon 1 Majority
Tingog Sinirangan Yedda Marie Romualdez 2 Majority
Abono Conrado Estrella III 3 Majority
Buhay Hayaan Yumabong (BUHAY) Jose Atienza, Jr. 3 Independent Minority
Duterte Youth Ducielle Cardema3 1 Majority
Kalinga-Advocacy for Social Empowerment and Nation-Building Through Easing Poverty, Inc. (KALINGA) Irene Gay Saulog 1 Minority
Puwersa ng Bayaning Atleta (PBA) Jericho Jonas Nograles 2 Majority
Alliance of Organizations, Networks and Associations of the Philippines (ALONA) Eleanor Florido 1 Majority
Rural Electronic Consumers and Beneficiaries of Development and Advancement, Inc (RECOBODA) Godofredo Guya 1 Minority
Bagong Henerasyon (BH) Bernadette Herrera-Dy 2 Majority
Bahay Para sa Pamilyang Pilipino, Inc. (BAHAY) Naealla Rose Bainto-Aguinaldo 1 Majority
Construction Workers' Solidarity (CWS) Romeo Momo, Sr. 1 Majority
Abang Lingkod Joseph Stephen Paduano 3 Minority
Advocacy for Teacher Empowerment through Action, Cooperation and Harmony towards Educational Reforms, Inc. (A TEACHER) Mariano Piamonte, Jr. 1 Minority
Barangay Health Wellness (BHW) Angelica Natasha Co 1 Minority
Social Amelioration and Genuine Intervention on Poverty (SAGIP) Rodante Marcoleta 2 Majority
Trade Union Congress Party (TUCP) Raymond Democrito Mendoza Majority
Galing sa Puso Party (GP) Jose Gay Padiernos 1 Majority
Manila Teachers' Savings and Loan Association (MANILA TEACHERS) Virgilio Lacson 2 Majority
Rebolusyonaryong Alyansang Makabansa (RAM) Aloysia Lim 1 Majority
Alagaan Natin Ating Kalusugan (ANAKALUSUGAN) Mike Defensor 1 Independent Majority
Ako Padayon Pilipino (AKO PADAYON) Adriano Ebcas 1 Majority
Ang Asosasyon Sang Mangunguma Nga Bisaya Owa Mangunguma (AAMBIS-OWA) Sharon Garin Majority
Kusug Tausug Shernee Tan Majority
Dumper Philippines Taxi Drivers Association, Inc (Dumper-PTDA) Claudine Diana Bautista 1 Majority
Talino at Galing ng Pinoy (TGP) Jose Teves, Jr. 1 Majority
Public Safety Alliance for Transformation and Rule of Law, Inc (PATROL) Jorge Antonio Bustos 1 Majority
Anak Mindanao (AMIN) Amihilda Sangcopan 2 Majority
Agricultural Sector Alliance of the Philippines (AGAP) Rico Geron 3 Majority
LPG Marketers Association, Inc (LPGMA) Rodolfo Albano Jr. 1 Majority
OFW Family Club, Inc. (OFWFC) Alberto Pacquiao 1 Majority
Kabalikat ng Mamamayan (KABAYAN) Ron Salo 2 Majority
Democratic Independent Workers Association (DIWA) Michael Edgar Aglipay 1 Majority
^1 Resigned on July 25, 2019.
^2 Took office on November 4, 2019.
^3 Took office on October 13, 2020.

External linksEdit

The Party-list Coalition Foundation, Inc. on Facebook

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Cruz, Maricel (May 25, 2019). "Party-lists eye 'equal treatment'". Manila Standard. Retrieved July 4, 2019.
  2. ^ "The Party-list Coalition Foundation, Inc". Facebook. Retrieved July 4, 2019.
  3. ^ "Party-list groups back Duterte, bet for Speaker". ABS-CBN News. May 25, 2019. Retrieved July 4, 2019.
  4. ^ a b Reganit, Jose Cielito (May 28, 2019). "Partylist coalition wants to retain 32 key posts in 18th Congress". Philippine News Agency. Retrieved July 4, 2019.
  5. ^ "Party-list 'super bloc' emerges". Manila Bulletin. May 24, 2019. Retrieved July 4, 2019.
  6. ^ Aurelio, Julie M. (May 29, 2022). "Party-list coalition gets 60 House seats". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved May 29, 2022.