KPD was launched on June 1998, formed by various people’s organizations and individuals who firmly believed in the need for a strong national and democraticpeople’s movement that shall work for genuine freedom and democracy for the Filipino people.
Born in the midst of the Asian regional crisis, KPD’s base was initially established in the provinces of Central Luzon and Metro Manila. The next couple of years saw the rapid increase in the Alliance’s organizational strength.It now has chapters in most of the major areas of the country including Baguio City, Bicol region, Cebu City, Negros, and in Mindanao, in Davao, Cagayan de Oro and General Santos.
KPD was able to form a broad coalition against the crisis called Koalisyon Kontra Krisis (Coalition Against Crisis) where even small & medium entrepreneurs, labor federations and allies in the church joined in the campaign.
KPD continuously waged campaigns, notonly against the worsening economic crisis, but also against major political plans that run counter to the country’s interests.
Along with progressive legislators and religious groups, KPD helped form the Reject Cha-Cha (Charter Change) Movement, a nationwide coalition of thousands of organizations and individuals.Charter change is presently being pushed by Filipino legislators as they aim to do away with nationalist provisions of the Philippine Constitution.
Another important campaign endeavor is the campaign against the Visiting Forces Agreement and consequent RP-US 'Balikatan' (Shoulder-to-Shoulder) war exercises held yearly in former US bases in the country.