Partido Kalikasan was formed in 2003 by environmental activists from the different sectors of the society with the vision of forwarding and contributing to genuine change in the socio-political aspect of the Philippine society. PK has a strong presence in the whole archipelago, spearheaded by 17 regional and 81 provincial coordinators, operating in 27,000 barangays, as well as 7 multisectoral organizations and federations.
Partido Kalikasan campaigns for the following principles: ecological integrity, social justice, national solidarity and active non-violence, participatory democracy, and personal integrity.
The party believes that environmental protection shall be prioritized. In this way, community organizing should be utilized to protect the environment from abuse and to restore the natural resources available in a given community.
The campaigns against all forms of abuse, inequality, and graft and corruption that gravely affects the basic sectors. The party at the same time aims to lessen the gap in the society.
National Solidarity and Active Non-violence
The campaigns for unity in diversity. The PK forwards to resolve issues through active non-violence through democratic decision making.
The party forwards for environment protection as its primary political objective as it strengthens participation from the members of the community as they become active participants in decision making in their own community.
Personal integrity of its members is on top of the party’s agenda that stands by the prescribed lifestyle that aims to contribute rather than abuse the environment.
Based on the basic principles of the PK, the following are the objectives of the formation of the party: electoral participation as candidates for the legislative and executive branches of the government in the local and national elections, campaigning for its objectives, and forwarding the social ecologist agenda.
The party forwards its vision and mission through coalition building, and open and legal struggle. Members of the PK are expected to campaign for the social ecologist agenda of the party through community organizing and community development. As mentioned, the PK participates in the electoral process to forward the objectives and philosophy of the organization. It abides by the two-legged approach where one branch is focused on the institution while the other is focused on participation with mass organization.
The Village Eco-Governance Development Framework which aims for a community-based approach that is centered on the community actors and care for the environment serves as the development framework that guides the party. Along with this framework is the focus on climate change adaptability and disaster resiliency in the community.