People's Reform Party

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People's Reform Party

Partido Reporma ng Tao
PresidentNarciso Santiago Jr.
SpokespersonNarciso D. Santiago III
FounderMiriam Defensor Santiago
FoundedApril 12, 1991 (1991-04-12)
HeadquartersQuezon City
Political positionCenter-left
International affiliationNone
Seats in the Senate
0 / 24
Provincial governorships
0 / 100

The People's Reform Party (abbrev. PRP) (Filipino: Partido ng Repormang Pantao) is a centre-left political party in the Philippines. Founded on April 12, 1991 as the political party of former Agrarian Reform Secretary Miriam Defensor Santiago for her bid as President in the 1992 Presidential Elections. During the 1992 Elections, the party nominated Santiago as President and Ramon Magsaysay, Jr. as Vice President, however both Santiago and Magsaysay lost the elections to former Defense Secretary Fidel Ramos and tehen-Senator Joseph Estrada, respectively. While under the same Miriam Defensor Santiago wing, the Youth Reform Movement Philippines is not related to the PRP.

1992 General Election[edit]

The following members run under the People's Reform Party for the following positions:

  • Presidential Election
  • Senatorial Election
    • Fortunato Abat
    • Cris Abasolo
    • Carlos Cajelo
    • Dominico Casas
    • Jose Cordova
    • Dante de Guzman
    • Renato Ecarma
    • Melchor Ines
    • Antonio Leviste
    • Abdullah Abe Madale
    • Jaime Muyargas
    • Antonio Policarpio
    • Mario Reyes
    • Blue Rivera
    • Efren Sumajit
    • Albert Umali
  • Local Election: The following politicians won under the People's Reform Party during the 1992 general elections in the Philippines:

1995 General Election[edit]

The following run under the banner of People's Reform Party in the 1995 election:

  • Senatorial Election
  1. Miriam Defensor Santiago (won)
  2. Herman Tiu Laurel (lost)
  3. Brigido Simon (withdraw and slide to run for Mayor of Quezon City)
  • Congressional Election
  1. Reynaldo Calalay - First District, Quezon City
  2. Leopolddo San Buenaventura - Camarines Sur
  3. Narciso Monfort - Iloilo
  4. Prospero Nograles - Davao City
  5. Dabs Abdullah Mangotara - Lanao del Norte
  • Board Members
    • Albay

Andres Serrano

    • Biliran

Romulo Bernardes

  1. Banzai Nieva
  2. Berting Ocampo
  3. Toting Cailian
  4. Erning Dionision
  5. Nesto Ponce
  6. Bert Basco
  7. Marlon Lacson
  8. Joe Lopez
  9. Pete de Jesus
  10. Nilo Roces
  11. Vic Melendez
  12. Rino Tolentino
  13. Paz Herrera
  14. Edward Maceda
  15. Rudy Bacani
  16. Joey Hizon
  17. Felix Espiritu
  18. Rogie dela Paz
  19. Kim Atienza
  20. Roger Gernale
  21. Ging Logarta
  22. Lou Veloso
  23. Joy Dawis
  24. Butch Belgica
  • Catbalogan City
    • Mayor: Jess Redaja
  • Padre Garcia, Batangas
    • Mayor: Victor Reyes
  • Mandaluyong City
  • Binan, Laguna
    • Vice Mayor: Alexis Desuasido
  • Sta. Rosa, Laguna
    • Vice Mayor: Jose Catindig
  • Baguio City
    • Councilors:
  1. Elmo Nevada
  2. Edilberto Claraval
  3. Richard Carino
  4. Rolando dela Cruz
  5. Lilia Yaranon
  • Bamban, Tarlac
    • Councilors:
  1. Ricarte Rivera
  • Norzagaray, Bulacan
    • Councilors:
  1. Mario Villegas

1998 General Election[edit]



2001 General Election[edit]

  • Senatorial Election

The leader Miriam Defensor Santiago and her PRP joined the Puwersa ng Masa coalition of the opposition ticket under deposed President Joseph Estrada.

2004 General Election[edit]

  • Senatorial Election

The leader Miriam Defensor Santiago and her PRP joined the K-4 coalition of the administration ticket under Gloria Macapagal Arroyo.

2010 General Election[edit]

  • Senatorial Election

People's Reform Party leader Miriam Defensor Santiago was invited by Nacionalista Party standard bearer Manuel "Manny" Villar, Jr. as one of his senatorial guest candidates. PRP was also in coalition with two other parties, Lakas-Kampi CMD and Partido ng Masang Pilipino on the senatorial election. Mike Defensor ran under People's Reform Party in the Quezon City mayoralty race but lost the polls. Arthur Defensor, Sr. ran for the governorship of Iloilo and won the polls, he also caucuses with the Nacionalista Party and Lakas-Kampi-CMD.

2016 General Election[edit]

On October 13, 2015, Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago announced her intention to run for president in the 2016 elections. She also announced Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. as her running mate for vice president.[1][2]


2019 General Election[edit]

Miriam Defensor Santiago died 29 September 2016 at the St. Luke's Medical Center in Taguig from lung cancer. Though the party exists for the political career of Mrs. Santiago, it agreed through Santiago's widow, Narciso Jr. to nominate Harry Roque as candidate for the Philippine Senate. Roque's nomination was arranged through the auspices of Davao City mayor Sara Duterte, daughter of President Rodrigo Duterte.[3] The nomination of Roque sparked wide criticism, garnering massive backlash notably from stern supporters of the late senator and PRP founder Miriam Defensor Santiago. Various organizations called Roque a 'user' and was 'destroying the image' of PRP and the late Miriam Santiago.[4] Additionally, Roque's already low public appeal degraded further from 8.7% in March 2018 into 8% in October 2018.[5]

Electoral performance[edit]


Election Candidate Number of votes Share of votes Outcome of election
1992 Miriam Defensor Santiago 4,468,173 19.72% Lost
1998 Miriam Defensor Santiago 797,206 2.96% Lost
2004 N/A N/A N/A Supported Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo who won
2010 N/A N/A N/A Supported Manny Villar who lost
2016 Miriam Defensor Santiago 1,455,532 3.42% Lost

Vice President[edit]

Election Candidate Number of votes Share of votes Outcome of election
1992 Ramon Magsaysay, Jr. 2,900,556 14.20% Lost
1998 Francisco Tatad 745,389 2.91% Lost
2004 N/A N/A N/A Supported Noli de Castro who won
2010 N/A N/A N/A Supported Loren Legarda who lost
2016 N/A N/A N/A Supported Bongbong Marcos who lost


Election Number of votes Share of votes Seats won Seats after Outcome of election
1992 6,141,565 2.2%
0 / 24
0 / 24
1995 19,619,923 10.9%
2 / 12
2 / 24
2 / 24
2001 9,622,742 4.0%
0 / 13
0 / 24
2004 12,187,401 4.8%
1 / 12
1 / 24
1 / 24
Nacionalista Party-led coalition
2010 17,344,742 5.8%
1 / 12
1 / 24
PMP-led coalition

House of Representatives[edit]

Election Number of votes Share of votes Seats won Outcome of election
1995 171,454 0.9%
0 / 204

Notable Party Members[edit]

  1. Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago
  2. Sec. Esperanza Cabral (DOH)
  3. Mike Defensor
  4. Arthur Defensor, Sr.