Kilusang Bagong Lipunan

Philippine political party

The Kilusang Bagong Lipunan (lit. translated to New Society Movement) also known as the New Society Movement of United Nationalists, Liberals, et cetera. was formed in 1978 as an umbrella of coalitions of mostly right-wing (although some of the party factions leaned towards the left) party factions in the Philippines. It was known to be the political party of Ferdinand Marcos, as it became the ruling party when Marcos founded it in 1978 in the 1978 Philippine Elections.

Kilusang Bagong Lipunan
PresidentEfren Rafanan Sr.
ChairpersonImelda Marcos (emerita)
Secretary-GeneralJosephine Gandol
FounderFerdinand Marcos Sr.
IdeologyFilipino nationalism

The New Society Movement (Filipino: Kilusang Bagong Lipunan, KBL), formerly named the New Society Movement of United Nationalists, Liberals, et cetera (Filipino: Kilusang Bagong Lipunan ng Nagkakaisang Nacionalista, Liberal, at iba pa, KBLNNL), is a right-wing to far right political party in the Philippines. It was first formed in 1978 as an umbrella coalition of parties supporting then-President Ferdinand E. Marcos for the Interim Batasang Pambansa (National Assembly) and was his political vehicle during his regime.[2] It was reorganized as a political party in 1986, as the party furthest to the right of the political spectrum among the active parties after Marcos' ouster.

Its status is unknown, since the EDSA Revolution began in 1986 that forced Marcos to resign from power. Imelda Marcos used to have one seat for the party in the House of Representatives, until 2019. It has endorsed and has once attempted nominated Bongbong Marcos in the 2022 presidential elections.

Ideology change

During its establishment, Marcos advocated a form of "constitutional authoritarianism" as he seen it in his rhetoric as necessary to reform society and establish a new society under his authority.

References change

  1. Landé, Carl (1996). Post-Marcos Politics: A Geographical and Statistical Analysis of the 1992 Presidential Election. Institute of Southeast Asian Studies. p. 37.
  2. "Philippines - Local government". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 2018-07-24.