August 5, 2022
Davao de Oro Governor Dorothy Montejo-Gonzaga strengthened ties with President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr., together with 18 other government leaders in the Philippines, as she once again took the oath of office as a member of the Partido Federal ng Pilipinas (PFP), a political party of the President.
No less than President Marcos Jr. administered the oath-taking ceremony at Heroes Hall in Malacañan Palace, Manila, on Thursday, August 24.
“We have turned what was a minor Party in the political spectrum into the majority Party now in the country, and that is because not only for political convenience, not only to prepare for elections, but because there is, and I have always been of the belief that a Party must stand for an ideology”, expressed President Marcos Jr. in his message.
The President also pointed out his firm belief in Federalism, saying that the core principle of the PFP involves decentralizing power to local governments, districts, and all entities functioning at the community level, making for a more sound political structure in the country.
He also underscored that by transforming the government, bureaucracy, and even the thinking of ordinary Filipino citizens and politicians, the countrymen can feel that the government genuinely exists to assist its people.
He ended his message by saying “Kailangan talaga lahat ay magkaisa. Kaya’t lagi ko pinapaalala sa tao, ang pagkakaisa na ating sinigaw ‘nung kampanya, hindi po ‘yan slogan. Katotohanan ‘yun. ‘Yun talaga ang magiging solusyon sa ating mga problema”.
Meanwhile, Governor Gonzaga pledged her support to the President’s agenda and the party as this is in line with her advocacy for good governance. This is espoused on her “Government Works” platform of governance, aiming for a more progressive, economic-driven, and better province.
It can be recalled that Governor Gonzaga already took her oath as a member of the PFP on July 24, 2023, right after the President’s State of the Nation Address (SONA).
In October 2018, the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) granted official accreditation to the PFP. During the 2022 national elections, President Marcos Jr. assumed the role of the Party’s presidential candidate. (Jaynus Fernandez)
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