PDP-Laban mass oath-taking in Comval held
Nabunturan, Davao De Oro Province— An estimated 99% turn-out of provincial, municipal, and barangay officials provincewide took their oath to the ruling party, Partido ng Demokratikong Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) on August 28, 2017 at the Nabunturan National Comprehensive High School (NNCHS).
The event is led by Gov. Jayvee Tyron Uy, Vice-Gov. Manuel Zamora, Senior Board Member Arturo Uy, 1st District Representative Maricar Zamora, PDP-Laban Regional Chairperson and 2nd District Rep. Ruwel Peter Gonzaga, and League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP) Comval Chapter President Robert Yugo.
Also sworn in are the Sangguniang Panlalawigan Members, 11 municipal mayors and their vice-mayors, Sangguniang Bayan members, barangay captains and kagawads.
Gov. Uy expressed his high hopes of uniting all the leaders in his province in one political party under his term.
“Ato na gyud masaksihan ang atong nagkahiuasang kusog. Dili gyud puwede na biyaan nato ang nasugdan ng mga ‘changes.’ Ang PDP-Laban mao ang behikulo nga mahatagan kita ug kahayag ug ‘hope’ nga maayos pa nato ang atong probinsya ug ang tibuuk Pilipinas. With that I assure you, we commit ourselves to pursue the ideals and vison of the PDP Party,” the governor said.
No less than its PDP-Laban president, Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel and House Speaker Pantaleon “Bebot” Alvarez administered the oath-taking ceremony before thousands of local officials wearing their red and blue shirts.
In his message, Senate Pres. Pimentel thanked the organizers led by Gov. Uy for initiating the event saying “it’s an honor of the Partido… happiness na ingon ani ang kalidad sa mga mo-join sa PDP-Laban. We want to promote our ideology as this is all for the good of the Philippines.”
Also giving their support by attending the big event for the province are the following: Hon. Karlo Alexei B. Nograles, 1st Dist. Representative of Davao City; Hon. Geraldine Roman, 1st Dist. Rep. of Bataan; Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Alfonso Cusi; Philippine Councilors League (PCL) Mindanao President Tata Sala, and other guests.
Before the mass oath-taking, a Basic Membership Seminar was also held to orient the local officials in the party’s ideology as well as its vision and mission.
The PDP-Laban is the result of the merger of both parties with President Rodrigo R. Duterte as the national chairman of the party. Part of its advocacy is to seek change in the country’s system of government into federalism. // (fe maestre)