Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol led the brand new batch of national and native officers who took their oath as new members of the ruling Partido Demokratiko Pilipino Lakas ng Bayan (PDP Laban) earlier than Party and Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III lately.
Piñol, former governor of North Cotabato, was named by Pimentel as “point person” of PDP Laban in his residence province throughout easy oath-taking ceremonies, together with Quezon City fifth district Congressman Alfred Vargas and Cavite Vice-Governor Jolo Revilla.
He turned the third member of the Cabinet of President Rodrigo R. Duterte, Party Chairman, to formally turn into a member of PDP Laban after Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre, designated level individual for Quezon province and Energy Secretary Al Cusi, party vice-chairman and point-person for Mimaropa Region.
Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez (1st district, Davao del Norte) is the party’s secretary-general who was accountable for the mass inflow of 100 ten (110) congressmen to PDP Laban to ascertain a brilliant majority within the House of Representatives (HoR) whilst a coalition of seventeen (17) senators composed a majority within the Senate.
Pimentel stated many native leaders, amongst them governors, metropolis and municipal mayors and distinguished political leaders, have already expressed their curiosity to hitch the PDP Laban which has additionally began to strengthen its worldwide presence by forging ties with a number of overseas political events.
He stated new party members are required to endure a “Basic Membership Seminar” (BMS) throughout which the party structure and by-laws, historical past and platform, amongst others, are being mentioned by party elders and lecturers.
The transfer to amend the 1987 Constitution to pave the way in which for the adoption of a federal system of presidency tops the advocacies of the PDP Laban, stated Pimentel, including that party leaders have been conducting boards nationwide to advertise its benefits versus the highly-centralized unitary authorities.
PDP Laban is the one main political party which espouses the shift to Federalism in its Party Constitution, the Party President stated.