(Name) (course-section ) A political party is a political organization that typically seeks to influence government policy, usually by nominating their own candidates and trying to seat them in political office. Parties participate in electoral campaigns and educational outreach or protest actions. Parties often espouse an expressed ideology or vision bolstered by a written platform with specific goals, forming a coalition among disparate interests. 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 on October 4, 1990 with 21 original members. Original Officers
The Founding President of PMP was Joseph Ejercito Estrada. The original set of officers of PMP was as follows: Vice- President: Greg Taruc
Secretary General: Chito Lucero
Secretary: Rene Socorro
Treasurer: Eduardo Echauz
Auditor/Accountant: Rodelio Torres
PRO: Reli German
OBJECTIVE OF THE PARTY
Section 1. 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. Section 2. To attain an economy effectively controlled by Filipinos through the full development and employment of Filipino talent and skills. Section 3. To restore respect for law and order, promote efficiency and eliminate corruption in the administration of justice in our country. Section 4. 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 field of education, agriculture, industry and commerce. -------------------------------------------------
Ideology and Political Positions
P R E A M B L E
We, who recognize the needs and aspirations of the Filipino masses, with the aid of Divine Providence, in order to establish a society enjoying full political and economic sovereignty, equitable distribution of the opportunities for power and wealth, and a self-reliant economy effectively controlled by Filipinos, do ordain and promulgate this Constitution and By-Laws.
Bayan Muna, the people first. This is our battlecry. A society where true freedom, democracy, justice and peace prevail. This is our vision. We, the members of BAYAN MUNA, pledge this commitment as we draw inspiration and lessons from the historic struggle of our heroes and martyrs. We stand on a platform of change and social transformation that addresses the basic problems that have plagued our country –foreign domination, feudal bondage and a graft-ridden government. We embody the yearnings and aspirations of the most oppressed and the least heard, the "common tao" – workers, peasants, fisherfolk, indigenous peoples, urban poor and other downtrodden. We also give voice to the concerns of the middle social strata and the cause of women and youth as well as other various pressing issues. We believe that the test of an authentic democracy lies in the empowerment of the people, particularly the toiling majority. We believe that this can be realized by harnessing their collective creativity and strength, guaranteeing the full exercise of their basic rights and ensuring their representation and participation at all levels of government decision-making. Upon this stated purpose and vision, we stand one and indivisible. PROGRAM :
Guided by our shared commitment and principles, conscious of the lessons of our past and the requirements of building a truly sovereign and democratic present...