2019 arms race: 30,000 join PDP-Laban in Bulacan
The Partido Demokratiko Pilipino – Lakas ng Bayan (PDP Laban) accepted 30,000 new members from Bulacan to boost its ranks in a massive Basic Membership Seminar and oathtaking ceremony held on Monday at the Malolos Sports and Convention Center in Bulacan.
The new members were welcomed into the Party by Party President and Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III, Secretary General and House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez.
“This is one of the biggest oathtakings we’ve held so far. I am overwhelmed by the support Bulakeños show for Federalism”, said Pimentel in a statement.
“We really feel the support of the people of Bulacan for PDP Laban and Federalism. With this oathtaking, we increased Party membership by 10 percent in just one day.”
Other VIPS during the event were Party Vice Chairman and Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque, Presidential Adviser for Political Affairs Francis Tolentino, Secretary Raul Lambino, Representatives Albee Benitez, Karlo Nograles, Alfred Vargas, Monsour del Rosario, LV Villarica, Rida Robes, Dong Mangudadatu, Sherwin Tugna, and Rey Umali, and Undersecretaries Martin Diño and Donato Marcos.
PDP Laban is the largest political party in the Philippines, counting more than 300,000 members, including 2 Senators, 122 Members of the House of Representatives, 38 Governors, 23 Vice Governors, 540 Mayors, and 316 Vice Mayors.
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