The UNITED NATIONALIST ALLIANCE (UNA) is a political party in the
The acronym "UNA" spells out the Filipino word for "first".
* 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
EARLY FORMATION, 2013 ELECTIONS (2012-2015)
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
United Nationalist Alliance
BINAY\'S PRESIDENTIAL BID (2015-PRESENT)
Main article: Jejomar Binay presidential campaign, 2016
On July 1, 2015, Binay relaunches the
United Nationalist Alliance
MAINSTREAM PARTY MEMBERS (FOUNDING PARTY)
* Bagumbayan–Volunteers for a New
AFFILIATED LOCAL PARTIES
* Asenso Manileño (Progress for Manilans) -
Despite the similarity in names, the local party United Negros Alliance from Negros Occidental is not related nor affiliated to the party.
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.
CANDIDATE PARTY LAST POSITION IN GOVERNMENT RELATIVES IN GOVERNMENT ELECTED
No relevant political background
Jejomar Binay (father),
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)
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
Former senator (1971-1972; 1987–1998)
Main article: Philippine general election, 2016
President : JEJOMAR BINAY (Lost) Vice-President: GRINGO HONASAN (Lost) SENATE CANDIDATES :
3 out of 9 candidates won the possible 9 seats in the Senate namely: (in order of votes received)
1 out of 6 candidates won the possible 6 seats in the Senate namely: (in order of votes received)
* ^ Sy, Marvin (2012-04-04). "From UNO to UNA, Erap, Binay unite".
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