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The Akbayan
Citizens' Action Party is a democratic socialist political party in the Philippines. Its primary ideology is participatory democracy and participatory socialism.


1 History 2 Legislative record 3 Electoral performance

3.1 House of Representatives party-list elections 3.2 Representatives to Congress 3.3 Candidates for 2013 elections 3.4 Candidates for 2016 elections

4 References 5 External links


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is also noted to be a leading member of the Democratic Left community in the Philippines.[2][1] (leftist groups who are not affiliated with the Communist Party of the Philippines).[1] It has been critical of abuses committed by some members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines
(AFP) against fellow activists.[3] It has also been critical of the Communist Party of the Philippines
– National Democratic Front – New People's Army's (CPP-NDF-NPA) actions in the countryside especially against peasant groups and communities against the Maoist group's extortion activities. Due to its stance against Rightwing extremism (from some elements of the AFP) and from the Extreme Left) (CPP-NPA-NDF), Akbayan
has been a target by both political groups.[4] During the administration of former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, Akbayan
was among the opposition groups which was severely repressed by the government. It was also during this time that because of government intimidation that Akbayan
suffered its lowest number of votes in 2007 with just well over 400,000 votes.

members protesting granting of bail for former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo for plunder charges

In 2009, Akbayan
supported the presidential candidacy of then Senator Benigno Simeon Aquino III. Fueled by the popular discontent with the outgoing administration of former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, Aquino won the presidency by a huge margin. This was also the first time that Akbayan
was able to breach the 1 million vote mark, its best performance so far. The votes it garnered was 200,000 votes more than the last time it secured three seats in the House of Representatives. However, it failed to secure three seats owing to a Supreme Court decision which ensured that only the leading partylist (Ako Bicol at that time) in the election would secure three seats.

mobilization in front of Chinese Consular Office protesting the Chinese's incursions into the Philippines' Exclusive Economic Zone

has been noted to oppose the increased incursions of the People's Republic of China (PRC) naval and coast guard vessels into Philippine territorial waters and within the country's 200-nautical mile Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ).[5][6] Legislative record[edit]

members calling for the passage of the CARPER Law

Creative action for the passage of the Reproductive Health Law in 2012

Republic Act 9189 – The Overseas Absentee Voting Act of 2003[7] Republic Act 9481 – Right to Labor Self-Organization Law[8] Republic Act 9502 – Cheaper and Quality Medicines Law[9] Republic Act 9700 – Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program Extension with Reforms (CARPER) Law[10] Republic Act 10354 – Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Law[11] Republic Act 10351 – Restructuring the Excise Tax on Alcohol and Tobacco or The Sin Tax Law[12] Republic Act 10368 – Human Rights Victims Reparation and Recognition Act of 2013[13] Republic Act 10667 – Philippine Competition Act[14] Republic Act 10028 – Expanded Breastfeeding Promotion Law[15] Republic Act 10742 – Sangguniang Kabataan Reform Law Republic Act 10643 – Graphic Health Warning Law[16]

Electoral performance[edit] Akbayan
is only one of two parties (the other is Butil) to win seats in all party list elections in the Philippines. Furthermore, Akbayan is the only party to surpass the 2% election threshold in all elections. House of Representatives party-list elections[edit]

Election Votes % Seats

1998 232,376 2.54% 1

2001 377,852 2.50% 1

2004 852,473 6.70% 3

2007 466,112 2.92% 2

2010 1,058,691 3.50% 2

2013 827,405 3.02% 2

2016 608,449 TBD 1

Representatives to Congress[edit]

Period 1st Representative 2nd Representative 3rd Representative

11th Congress 1998–2001

Loretta Ann P. Rosales


12th Congress 2001–2004

Mayong Aguja

13th Congress 2004–2007

Risa Hontiveros

14th Congress 2007–2010

Risa Hontiveros

Walden Bello


15th Congress 2010–2013

Walden Bello

Kaka Bag-ao

16th Congress 2013–2016

Walden Bello1 Angelina Ludovice-Katoh2

Barry Gutierrez


17th Congress 2016–2019

Tomasito Villarin


^1 Resigned last March 16, 2015.[17] ^2 Replaced resigned representative Walden Bello, sworn May 13, 2015.[18]

Candidates for 2013 elections[edit]

Risa Hontiveros
Risa Hontiveros
– Senator Arlene "Kaka" Bag-ao – District Representative, Dinagat Islands (under Liberal Party) Walden F. Bello – 1st Nominee, Party-list Ibarra M. Gutierrez III – 2nd Nominee, Party-list Angelina Ludovice Katoh – 3rd Nominee, Party-list Sylvia Estrada Claudio – 4th Nominee, Party-list Francis Q. Isaac – 5th Nominee, Party-list Edwin A. Bustillos – 6th Nominee, Party-list

Candidates for 2016 elections[edit]

Risa Hontiveros
Risa Hontiveros
– Senator Tomasito Villarin – 1st Nominee, Partylist Barry Gutierrez III – 2nd Nominee, Partylist 1 Angelina Katoh – 3rd Nominee, Partylist Rafaela Mae David – 4th Nominee, Partylist Doris Obena – 5th Nominee, Partylist Mylene Hega – 6th Nominee, Partylist Cenon Nolasco – 7th Nominee, Partylist Pat Ibay – Councilor (District 1, Pasay City) Ileana Ibay – Councilor (District 2, Pasay City) Alvin Dizon – Councilor (District 1, Cebu City) 2 Bañes, Sergio Jr. – Councilor (Estancia, Iloilo) Chu, Edgar – Councilor (Estancia, Iloilo)

^1 also the spokesperson of Koalisyon ng Daang Matuwid ^2 ran under the Liberal Party (LP)


^ a b c d e "Southeast Asia In The New International Era". 2016. Retrieved April 19, 2017.  ^ "Llamas hits Reds' tag on 'democratic left'". philstar.com. Retrieved 25 February 2016.  ^ " Akbayan
feels Esperon praise a left-handed compliment". Retrieved 25 February 2016.  ^ " Akbayan
chides Bayan Muna & affiliates for falling into the AFP's 'divide & rule' strategy : Indybay". Indybay. Retrieved 25 February 2016.  ^ "Philippine Party says China violated its seas : Indybay". Indybay. Retrieved 25 February 2016.  ^ Rodel Rodis. "Are Filipinos united against China's invasion of Ayungin?". Retrieved 25 February 2016.  ^ "R.A. 9189". Retrieved 25 February 2016.  ^ "R.A. 9481". Retrieved 25 February 2016.  ^ "R.A. 9502". Retrieved 25 February 2016.  ^ "R.A. 9700". Retrieved 25 February 2016.  ^ "Republic Act No. 10354". Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines. Retrieved 25 February 2016.  ^ http://www.lawphil.net/statutes/repacts/ra2012/ra_10351_2012.html ^ "Republic Act No. 10368". Retrieved 25 February 2016.  ^ No more 'business as usual' as Competition bill nears enactment – Akbayan
Party List ^ http://www.lawphil.net/statutes/repacts/ra2010/ra_10028_2010.html ^ http://www.gov.ph/2014/07/15/republic-act-no-10643/ ^ "Bello resigns as Akbayan
representative, calls Aquino disgraceful". Inquirer News. 2015-03-11. Retrieved 2015-04-08.  ^ " Akbayan
names Bello's replacement in Congress". Rappler.com. 2015-05-13. Retrieved 2015-07-12. 

External links[edit]

Official website

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Political parties in the Philippines

Senate (24)

Liberal (6) NPC (3) PDP-Laban (3) Nacionalista (2) UNA (2) Akbayan (1) LDP (1) PMP (1) Independent (4)

House of Representatives (297)


PDP-Laban (114) Liberal (46) NPC (29) Nacionalista (17) NUP (17) Lakas (3) UNA (2) Arangkada San Joseño (1) Asenso Manileño (1) LDP (1) PTM (1) Independent (1)

Party- lists

Ako Bicol (3) 1-PACMAN (2) Abono
(2) ACT Teachers (2) Agri (2) AMIN (2) Buhay (2) Coop-NATCCO (2) GABRIELA (2) Kabayan (2) PBA (2) Senior Citizens (2) 1-ang Edukasyon (1) 1-CARE (1) 1-SAGIP (1) AAMBIS-Owa (1) Aangat Tayo (1) AASENSO (1) Abang Lingkod (1) ABS (1) ACTS-OFW (1) AGAP (1) Agbiag! (1) Akbayan
(1) Alona (1) ANAC-IP (1) Anakpawis
(1) ANGKLA (1) An Waray
An Waray
(1) Ang Kabuhayan (1) Bayan Muna (1) BH (1) Butil (1) CIBAC (1) DIWA (1) Kabataan (1) Kalinga (1) Kusug Tausug (1) LPGMA (1) Magdalo (1) Manila Teachers (1) Mata (1) SBP (1) TUCP (1) YACAP (1)

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