The Liberal Party would have to cease the persevering with exodus of its members to the ruling Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) if it desires to keep its seat in the Commission on Appointments (CA).

Majority Floor Leader Rodolfo Fariñas on Wednesday (May 17) mentioned the LP’s lone consultant to the highly effective group, Occidental Mindoro Rep. Josephine Ramirez Sato, will lose her place if the occasion’s membership goes down to 23.

He defined occasion in the House will need to have not less than 24 members to qualify for a seat in the CA since the legislative chamber has 292 members.

“So ngayon kung isang party ito, LP that you say pag may 32 ito ay entitled sila ng isang seat. Ngayon kung bumaba sa 23 iyon, wala na,” Fariñas mentioned.

The LP’s management has dwindled from 32 at the begin of the 17th Congress final 12 months to 27 earlier this month with the exodus of Reps. Ansaruddin Adiong (Lanao del Sur), Nancy Catamco (North Cotabato), Alfred Vargas III (Quezon City), Winnie Castelo (Quezon City), and Geraldine Roman (Bataan).

Its membership might go down additional to 25 if Reps. Edgar Sarmiento and Christopher “Toff” De Venecia push by way of with their plan to be a part of PDP-Laban.