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The UNITED NATIONALIST ALLIANCE (UNA) is a political party in the Philippines
Philippines
. It was created as a multi-party electoral alliance replacing the former United Opposition (UNO) coalition for the 2013 midterm elections , before it was launched as a single political party on July 1, 2015 by Jejomar Binay for his candidacy in the upcoming 2016 presidential election .

The acronym "UNA" spells out the Filipino word for "first".

CONTENTS

* 1 History

* 1.1 Early Formation, 2013 elections (2012-2015) * 1.2 Binay\'s Presidential Bid (2015-present)

* 2 Coalition members

* 2.1 Mainstream party members (Founding Party)

* 2.1.1 Current * 2.1.2 Former

* 2.2 Affiliated local parties

* 3 Senatorial candidates

* 3.1 2013 election * 3.2 2016 election

* 4 Election results

* 4.1 2013 elections * 4.2 2016 elections

* 5 See also * 6 References * 7 External links

HISTORY

EARLY FORMATION, 2013 ELECTIONS (2012-2015)

The Pwersa ng Masang Pilipino (PMP), headed by former president Joseph Estrada , and the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban), headed by Vice President Jejomar Binay , signed a coalition agreement on April 4, 2012 for the 2013 elections, forming the United Nationalist Alliance
United Nationalist Alliance
(UNA). The two parties were formerly partners in the United Opposition in the 2007 election , and Estrada and Binay were running mates during the 2010 presidential election . Aquilino Pimentel III , PDP-Laban president, has stated that the UNA's senatorial slate is now more than twelve members and is in the process of trimming down; he had also expressed reservations on the inclusion of Juan Miguel Zubiri , of whom he had won an election protest after the 2007 election. On March 2014, Binay resign as Chairman of PDP-Laban, as result the PMP party the only primary party of UNA banner.

BINAY\'S PRESIDENTIAL BID (2015-PRESENT)

Main article: Jejomar Binay presidential campaign, 2016

On July 1, 2015, Binay relaunches the United Nationalist Alliance
United Nationalist Alliance
as the major opposition party at the Makati
Makati
Colosseum in Makati
Makati
City days after he resigned from the Cabinet of President Noynoy Aquino
Noynoy Aquino
, despite the absence of Manila
Manila
Mayor Joseph Estrada which become neutral due to Sen. Grace Poe-Llamanzares possible presidential bid. Sarangani Rep. Manny Pacquiao
Manny Pacquiao
, was touted a possible running mate, but being 37 years old at that time, he was barred by the Philippine constitution's age requirement of 40 years. Senator Bongbong Marcos was then considered to be his running mate before settling with Senator Gringo Honasan , who is also the party's vice president.

COALITION MEMBERS

MAINSTREAM PARTY MEMBERS (FOUNDING PARTY)

Current

* Bagumbayan–Volunteers for a New Philippines
Philippines
(New Nation-VNP) (since 2012) * Pwersa ng Masang Pilipino (PMP) Joseph Estrada wing (since 2012) * Nationalist People\'s Coalition (NPC) Mark Cojuangco wing * Nacionalista Party (NP) Juan Ponce Enrile wing * Lakas-CMD (since 2013)

Former

* Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) (2012-March 7, 2014) * One Cebu (1-Cebu) (2016)

AFFILIATED LOCAL PARTIES

* Asenso Manileño (Progress for Manilans) - Manila
Manila
* Padayon Pilipino (Filipinos Ahead) - Misamis Oriental and Cagayan de Oro City * Partido Magdiwang (Magdiwang Party) - San Juan City * Partido Navoteño (Party of the People of Navotas) - Navotas City * People\'s Champ Movement - Sarangani * Team Binay - Makati
Makati
City * Team Casimiro - Las Pinas City * Timpuyog ti Baguio
Baguio
( Baguio
Baguio
Alliance) - Baguio
Baguio
City * Timawa - Iloilo City
Iloilo City
* Padayon Pilipino (PDP) - Cagayan de Oro * Ugyon Kita Capiz (UK CAPIZ) - Capiz * Abyan Ilonggo - Iloilo
Iloilo
* Bukidnon Paglaum Party (BPP) - Bukidnon * Alliance of Parties for Progress - Zamboanga del Norte * Biskeg - Pangasinan * Bagong Lakas ng Nueva Ecija (BALANE) - Nueva Ecija
Nueva Ecija
* Lilia Pineda Kambilan - Pampanga * Partido Magdalo - Cavite
Cavite
* Team Crisologo (formerly Team Un1ty ) - Quezon City
Quezon City
(District 1) * Dr. Lito Roxas Team Dr. Roxas - Pasay City

Despite the similarity in names, the local party United Negros Alliance from Negros Occidental is not related nor affiliated to the party.

SENATORIAL CANDIDATES

On May 3, 2012, Zubiri took an oath to become a member of the PMP; Estrada and Binay were optimistic that Pimentel and Zubiri will be able to reconcile their differences prior to the start of the campaign.

On May 10, 2012, UNA announced its first five senatorial candidates: re-electionist Sens. Aquilino Pimentel III and Gregorio Honasan , Representatives Jack Enrile and JV Ejercito , and 2010 senatorial candidate Joey de Venecia .

On June 11, 2012, UNA formally included Zubiri in its line-up, together with Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia and Zambales Representative Mitos Magsaysay . On 28 June 2012, Pimentel officially declined his spot in the UNA line-up, citing Zubiri's continued inclusion in it.

The UNA announced on August that former senators Dick Gordon and Ernesto Maceda were a part of their ticket, and that Senator Loren Legarda would be one of the last three candidates yet to be named in their ticket. UNA spokesperson JV Bautista also said that Pimentel has taken a leave of absence as PDP-Laban's presidency, and that PDP-Laban will not be in Pimentel's certificate of nomination as the latter is running under the Liberal Party. However, Pimentel denied that he took a leave of absence from the PDP-Laban presidency.

On the first day of filing of certificates of candidacies, senatorial nominees of UNA filed theirs at the Commission on Elections national offices at Intramuros . Joey de Venecia withdrew from the election as he cited his business endeavors as reasons for his withdrawal; speculation was rife when Lorenzo Tañada III was one of the persons considered to fill in de Venecia's slot in the ticket, but Binay disclosed that Tañada was not in their choices "any more." On October 4, UNA announced that Binay's daughter Nancy was their 12th nominee.

On February 21, 2013, UNA dropped Chiz Escudero , Loren Legarda and Grace Poe
Grace Poe
from their senatorial slate as a result of their non-attendance in their political rallies.

2013 ELECTION

CANDIDATE PARTY LAST POSITION IN GOVERNMENT RELATIVES IN GOVERNMENT ELECTED

NANCY BINAY UNA No relevant political background Vice President Jejomar Binay (father), Makati
Makati
mayor Elenita Binay (mother), Makati
Makati
mayor Jun-Jun Binay (brother), congresswoman from Makati
Makati
Abigail Binay (sister)

TINGTING COJUANGCO UNA Former governor of Tarlac (1992–1998) Congressman from Tarlac Jose Cojuangco, Jr. (husband), congressman from Tarlac Eduardo Cojuangco, Jr. (cousin), President Benigno Aquino III (nephew), National Youth Commission chairman Bam Aquino (nephew), former Senator Robert Jaworski (brother-in-law), former Pasig Rep. Robert Jaworski, Jr. (son-in-law)

JV EJERCITO ESTRADA UNA Incumbent congressman from San Juan 's lone district (since 2010) President Joseph Estrada (father), San Juan mayor Guia Gomez (mother), Senator Jinggoy Estrada (half-brother), Laguna Governor ER Ejercito (cousin)

JACK ENRILE NPC Incumbent congressman from Cagayan 's 1st district (since 2010) Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile (father), congresswoman from Cagayan Sally Ponce Enrile (wife)

DICK GORDON UNA Former senator (2004–2010) Olongapo mayor Katherine K. Gordon (wife), Olongapo councilor John Carlos de los Reyes (nephew)

GRINGO HONASAN UNA Incumbent senator (since 2007) None

ERNESTO MACEDA UNA Former senator (1971-1972; 1987–1998) Manila
Manila
4th district councilor Edward VP Maceda (son)

MITOS MAGSAYSAY UNA Incumbent congresswoman from Zambales ' 1st district (since 2004) Senator Ramon Magsaysay, Jr. (uncle-in-law), Zambales governor Vic Magsaysay (father-in-law)

MIGZ ZUBIRI UNA Former senator (2007–2011) Bukidnon vice-governor Jose Ma. R. Zubiri, Jr. (father), congressman from Bukidnon Jose Zubiri III (brother)

2016 ELECTION

Main article: Philippine general election, 2016

President : JEJOMAR BINAY (Lost) Vice-President: GRINGO HONASAN (Lost) SENATE CANDIDATES :

* Running

* Jacel Kiram (Lost) * Alma Moreno (Lost) * Rey Langit (Lost) * Allan Montaño (Lost) * Getulio Napeñas (Lost) * Manny Pacquiao
Manny Pacquiao
(Won)

ELECTION RESULTS

2013 ELECTIONS

3 out of 9 candidates won the possible 9 seats in the Senate namely: (in order of votes received)

* Nancy Binay * JV Ejercito * Gringo Honasan

2016 ELECTIONS

1 out of 6 candidates won the possible 6 seats in the Senate namely: (in order of votes received)

* Manny Pacquiao
Manny Pacquiao

SEE ALSO

* Genuine Opposition * Koalisyon ng Nagkakaisang Pilipino * Laban ng Makabayang Masang Pilipino * Puwersa ng Masa * Team PNoy * Koalisyon ng Daang Matuwid * Partido ng Galing at Puso

REFERENCES

* ^ Sy, Marvin (2012-04-04). "From UNO to UNA, Erap, Binay unite". Philippine Star . Yahoo! Philippines
Philippines
News. Retrieved 2012-04-05. * ^ http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/513906/news/nation/una-kicks-off-party-launch-sans-erap * ^ "Binay-Marcos: Perfect combination, says UNA official". Phili