Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III and House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez stated that whereas mayors have been welcome to hitch Partido Demokratikong Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban), they need to not their membership as a defend to protect their unlawful drug operations or safety racket.
Alvarez, PDP-Laban secretary-normal, made it clear that the recruitment drive does not imply that the Party would protect narco-politkos from Duterte’s War on Drugs.
“Mahirap kapag meron (sumali sa partido ng sabit sa droga), patay tayo kay Presidente diyan,” stated Alvarez.
Pimentel, president of the ruling get together, stated PDP-Laban would not do something to protect members on the drug record of the President.
Seventy municipal mayors, together with 50 chapter presidents of the League of Municipalities of the Philipines (LMP), took their oath as new members of PDP-Laban on Tuesday in Lubao, Pampanga.
Led by LMP National President and Socorro, Oriental Mindoro Mayor Maria Fe Villar-Brondial, the mayors pledged their help for the packages of Duterte and their dedication to PDP-Laban.
Aside from Pimentel and Alvarez, current throughout the oath taking have been former President and present Pampanga 2nd District Representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, Presidential Adviser for Political Affairs Francis Tolentino, and Pampanga Governor Lilia “Baby” Pineda.
This occasion is the newest in a sequence of mass oath-takings of native leaders becoming a member of the ruling get together. Previously, the native leaders of Laguna, Cavite, Lanao del Norte, Nueva Ecija, and Masbate held their very own swearing-in ceremonies.