Alvarez swears in 4,500 new PDP-Laban members

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    BALANGA CITY — Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez on Thursday swore-in some 4,5000 new members of the Partido Demokratiko ng Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) from Bataan in the jampacked convention hall of Vista Mall here.

    Gov. Albert Garcia and Representatives Jose Enrique Garcia 3rd and Geraldine Roman of Bataan’s first and second districts, respectively, joined in the oath-taking of new members who trooped to the mall as early as 6 a.m.

    Swore-in were municipal officials from 11 towns and one city, village officials from 236 barangays and provincial and congressional officials.

    They first attended a seminar for membership before taking their oath. Alvarez said that before one is admitted to the PDP-Laban, he should first take a basic membership seminar and that he is not into drugs.

    “Bilin ng Pangulong Duterte na huwag tanggaping kasapi kung nagdodroga,” he said.

    Alvarez, Mindoro Rep. Reynaldo Umali, Davao Rep. Karlo Nograles, Negros Occidental Rep. Alfred Benitez, Makati Rep. Monsour del Rosario and Maguindanao Rep. Mangundadatu all pushed for federalism.

    Umali announced that he has filed a bill that will declare a “no election” this coming May so that Congress will have more time to draft a new Constitution while Alvarez dealt on his “Dissolution of Marriage” bill.

    Gov. Garcia and congressmen Garcia and Roman pledged full support to the PDP – Laban and thanked the Speaker for the approval of various projects in the province.

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