Over 700 to attend PDP-Laban meet PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 19 April 2017 10:53

By DEXTER YAP

Over 700 barangay officials are expected to attend the mass oath taking rites of PDP-Laban to be presided by House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez at the Royce Convention Center today.

Speaker Alvarez arrived in the city yesterday purposely to formalize the official membership of the would-be party members.

The PDP applicants are composed of barangay officials and sectoral representatives who have signified their intention to join the administration party.

Other PDP-Laban members in the House of Representatives in the Western Mindanao bloc such as Rep Gloria Labadlabad of Zanorte’s 2nd District, Rep Divina Grace Yu of Zamboanga del Sur’s 2nd District and Rep Wilter “Sharky” Palma II of Zamboanga Sibugay’s First District have also expressed their intention to join other party members in Zamboanga city.

Upon his arrival yesterday, Alvarez attended a Command Conference at the Western Mindanao Command where he was given an update by Western Mindanao Commander Lt Gen Carlito Galvez on the existing security situation in the region.

The Speaker also joined other party members that same night at a dinner party hosted by Congressman Lobregat for PDP-Laban members.

Alvarez is also scheduled to meet the local media today before proceeding to the Royce Convention at Grand Astoria Hotel to preside over the one-day seminar and mass oath taking.

Four officials from the PDP-Laban National Headquarters are also in Zamboanga city today to conduct the seminar and orient new members on the policies and programs of the party.

PDP-Laban is a party formed from the merger between Partido Demokratiko Pilipino and Lakas ng Bayan.

It is presently re-grouping and expanding in the entire region of Mindanao.  (Dexter Yap)