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Gloria joins ruling PDP Laban


By Ben Rosario 

Former president and incumbent Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on Wednesday bolted her own party, the Lakas-CMD, to join President Duterte’s Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan party.

Arroyo took her oath of membership a few days after the PDP-Laban leadership announced it will no longer accept new members by November 30.

Rep. Gloria Arroyo takes her oath as a PDP-Laban member before  Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez (Rudy Fariñas / MANILA BULLETIN)

Rep. Gloria Arroyo takes her oath as a member of PDP-Laban before Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez
(Rep. Rudy Fariñas / MANILA BULLETIN)

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, PDP-Laban secretary general, administered the oath on Arroyo, who is expected to play a major role in her new party.

Also joining the PDP-Laban are Arroyo’s partymates, Bohol Rep. Arthur Yap Camiguin Rep. Xavier Jesus Romualdo and lawyer Raul Lambino, president of the Cagayan Special Economic Zone.

“My joining the PDP-Laban is to consolidate support for the President. It is a matter of course as we have been talking about this for quite some time,” Arroyo said in a statement.

Arroyo, founder and former chairman emeritus of Lakas-CMD, will leave her party to former Leyte Rep. Martin Romualdez and former Senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr., current Lakas-CMD president and chairman, respectively.

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  • Luis Sanchez

    This development is the most bulls..t among bulls..ts. Just imagine the most corrupt President after Marcos still keeping the post as congresswoman, founder of Lakas CMD now taking oath as PDP-Laban?…most of our politicos have not grown, not even reached political maturity …they are like fleas hoping from one dog to the other for political survival or for sustainable livelihood….