Progressives launch new coalition party

    Panatang Makabayan: (L-R) Congressmen Teddy Casino, Liza Maza and Satur Ocampo deliver the MAKABAYAN oath at the coalition’s founding assembly. Photo by Ina Stuart Santiago.

Heeding the clamor for better and transparent governance, partylists and people’s organizations in the Philippines formed the Makabayang Koalisyon ng Mamamayan (MAKABAYAN, Patriotic Coalition of the People) last April 16, 2009 at the University of the Philippines Bahay ng Alumni in Quezon City, Metro Manila.

MAKABAYAN is a patriotic and pro-people political coalition aiming to pursue wide-ranging reforms in the 2010 Philippine national elections and beyond.

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