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Puwersa ng Masang Pilipino

Puwersa ng Masang Pilipino

A HISTORY

Originally named the Partido ng Masang Pilipino, the Pwersa ng Masang Pilipino (PMP) emanated from an organization which was an offshoot of the Economic Recovery Action Program (ERAP) organized by Mr. George S. Antonio in May 1990. The ERAP organization was formally launched in October 4, 1990 with 21 original members.

The organization grew exponentially with the recruitment of members nationwide. It was then that the PMP was accredited as a political party with the objective of helping to uplift the lives of the Filipino people, especially the poor and the disadvantaged, through effective and efficient social and economic reforms. Its first campaign headquarters was located at the 4th floor of San Buena Building, Edsa corner Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong City.

In 1992, PMP took its first major political step by fielding then Senator JOSEPH EJERCITO ESTRADA as its vice-presidential candidate together with other local candidates. Under PMP, Mr. Estrada overwhelmingly won against his four opponents.

The PMP also participated in the May 1995 election. In 1997, a permanent and fully operational headquarters was established at 409 Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong City. By 1998, PMP was an active participant in the national elections with its 1992 bet, Vice-President Estrada, now gunning for the presidency of the republic. PMP played a lead role in the establishment of the opposition coalition LABAN NG MASANG PILIPINO (LAMMP), which also counted among its members the Laban ng Demokratikong Pilipino (LDP) and Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC). The coalition fielded full slates for the national and local levels. Card- bearing members reached as high as 3.2 million nationwide. In the end, close to 11-million Filipinos overwhelmingly voted JOSEPH ESTRADA into office as the 13th President of the Republic of the Philippines.

In 2001, PMP once again led the opposition coalition, with majority of its candidates elected into office, led by Dr. Luisa Ejercito Etrada who won a seat in the Senate.

Two years later, its original name was changed to PWERSA NG MASANG PILIPINO, retaining its initials but reflecting its intensified commitment to be an agent for meaningful growth and change for the benefit of that segment of society from which true social power emanates – the Filipino masses.

In April 2004, the PMP agreed to enter into a coalition with the Laban ng Demokratikong Pilipino (LDP) and Partido Demokratiko ng Pilipinas- Lakas Bayan (PDP LABAN) to form the Koalisyon ng Nagkakaisang Pilipino (KNP) and support the candidacy of FERNANDO POE, JR. for President of the Republic of the Philippines.

DECLARATION OF PRINCIPLES

The party shall be guided by the following principles and policies

Political

The government must aim to attain full sovereignty, adopt an independent foreign policy and promote an equitable distribution of political power. It must reconcile with our brother Filipinos who rise in arms against our government. It must make the criminal justice system including the judiciary free from corruption and partisan politics, truly fair and impartial, more efficient and restore the adherence and respect for just laws and give priority to the prosecution of the rich and powerful offenders and criminal syndicates. It must implement an authentic and real autonomy of local government.

Economic

To promote a genuine and democratized free enterprise system and develop a self- reliant national economy through the development of countryside and agriculture to serve as foundation for industrialization and technological development. Privatization, deregulation and debt reduction scheme must primarily benefit the masses. Payment of our foreign debt should be limited to a certain percentage of our export earnings. Government must implement an authentic and truly comprehensive agrarian reform program geared towards production and food security. Agrarian reform should be supplemented by a genuine countryside development program which should include needed support services and productivity orientations and urban land reform to enable the urban dwellers to acquire lands of their own, giving due respect to the concept of private property. The government must formulate and implement a program intended for Filipinos and allow the opportunity to own and/or control big business enterprises that are strategic and critical to our economy. Government must encourage and support the establishment of basic industries and promote rural development. Government must improve tax collection. Government corporations must be required to remit part of their net income to the national government.

Social

In the social field, government must equitably diffuse wealth and regulate acquisition, ownership, use and disposition of private property. The guiding principle should be social justice. Pro- poor policies and programs must be adopted and implemented by the government. The poor and the indegeneuous and ethnic communities should directly benefit from government development programs. The ancestral lands of these communities must be recognized, delincated and transferred to the appropriate parties.

Social programs for the urban poor, the landless farmers, fishermen, teachers, overseas workers, the youth, the artists, the unemployed and the indigenous communities should be given a top priorityin the budgetary allocation. The poor must share in all economic activity. The poor must have more not only in law but also in life.

Government must promote environmental protection and conservation of our natural resources. It must promote a nationalist oriented education and strengthen science and technology.

Objective

To promote genuine political reconciliation between and among the different sectors in our society including armed groups and concerned groups with the end in view of channeling all these resources and energy towards the development of our country.

To attain an economy effectively controlled by Filipinos through the full development and employment of Filipino talents and skills.

To restore respect for law and order, promote efficiency and climatic corruption in the administration of justice in our country.

To eradicate poverty by ensuring that power, wealth and resources are used to promote the general welfare especially the poor who do not have the means to protect themselves and give priority to programs and projects that directly benefit the poor especially in the fields of education, agriculture, industry and commerce.

National Officers

CHIEF OFFICERS

HONORARY CHAIRMAN ……………………………….……………SEN. JUAN PONCE ENRILE

CHAIRMAN AND PRESIDENT ……………………………………. PRES. JOSEPH EJERCITO ESTRADA

VICE PRESIDENTS

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT …………………………………….SEN. JINGGOY ESTRADA

NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION (NCR) ……………………………MAYOR TOBY TIANGCO

LUZON ……………………………………………………………………….MAYOR JV EJERCITO

MINDANAO ……………………………………………………….………CONG. RUFUS RODRIGUEZ

VISAYAS……………………………………………………………………Nomination process ongoing

EXECUTIVE OFFICERS
(Working Committee)

SECRETARY GENERAL ……………………………………………….HORACIO R. MORALES

DEPUTY SEC. GEN. & DIRECTOR FOR WAYS AND MEANS….     RENATO “BOY” M. SORIANO

TREASURER …………………………………………………………….. JESSE M. EJERCITO

AUDITOR …………………………………………………………………. JULIUS TOPACIO

DIRECTOR FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS …………………………..PABLO B. CASIMINA

DIRECTOR FOR SPECIAL CONCERNS & SECURITY…………GEN. BOBBY CALINISAN

DIRECTOR FOR PROTOCOL & GOV’T CONCERNS ……………  RAMON “EKI” CARDENAS

DIRECTOR FOR MEDIA AFFAIRS …… …………………………… REY A. DAVID

DIRECTOR FOR MEETINGS & CONFERENCES………………….FORTING AGUAS

DIRECTOR FOR LEGAL CONCERNS ………………………………..ATTY. NARZAL MALLARES

ATTY. DIOSAB FORMILEZA

DIRECTOR FOR ACADEME ……………………………………………ELDIGARIO D. GONZALES

DIRECTOR FOR CULTURAL AFFAIRS ……………………………MR. REZ CORTEZ

COORDINATOR FOR FILIPINO-CHINESE AFFAIRS………..WILSON “BOY” AGBAYANI

ANTHONY ESCOLAR

SPOKESMAN……………………………………………………………….ATTY. RALPH CALINISAN (CPA)

Regional Coordinators
(as of August 12, 2009)

Mega Manila – Anton Dy-Prieto

Mega Visayas – Buddy Malto

CAR – Atty. Russel Bragas

Region I – Atty. Jonathan Baligod

Region II – Efren “ Rambo” Rafanan

Region III – Atty. Simeon Garcia

Region IV – Bert Andal

Region V – Anton Dy- Prieto

Region VI – Federico ”Boyet” V. Rentoy

Region VII – Former Gov. Ben P. Aquino

Region VIII – Nene Amago

Region IX – James Hofer / Ruel dela Torre

Region X – Jofran P. Doromal

Region XI – Mae dela Rosa*

Region XII – Jose Peping Agduma

Region XIII – Atty. Ed Arriba

ARMM – Sultan Mac Dalidig