Nationalist Party (Philippines)
|Party leader||Manuel Villar, Jr.|
|Secretary General||Alan Peter Cayetano|
|founding||April 29, 1907|
|Alignment||Conservatism , nationalism , neoliberalism|
The Nationalist Party (phil./span .: Partido Nacionalista ; English: Nacionalista Party ) is the oldest political party in the Philippines . It was founded on April 29, 1907. In the first elections on July 30, 1907, the party was able to win 31 seats in the Philippine Assembly . It dominated the Philippine politics especially in the years 1907 to 1935 before the independence of the Philippines and also in the post-war period between 1946 and 1972. Significant members of the party were among other things the presidents Manuel Quezon , Manuel Roxas and Ferdinand Marcos , who from 1965 to 1986 ruled.
- The History of the First Philippine Assembly (1907-1916) National Historical Commission of the Philippines
- Manila Times: Baby James goes for Villar, says Nacionalista spokesman ( page no longer available , search in web archives ) Info: The link was automatically marked as broken. Please check the link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. , April 7, 2010, accessed April 17, 2010