THE ruling political party, Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Laban ng Bayan (PDP-Laban), has appointed two leaders of the House of Representatives as its new officers.
Deputy Speaker and Pampanga 3rd District Rep. Aurelio “Dong” Gonzales Jr. was appointed vice president for Luzon.
Deputy Speaker and Surigao del Sur 2nd District Rep. Johnny Pimentel was named vice president for the Caraga Administrative Region.
Sen. Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao facilitated the oath taking of the two new officers on Thursday evening, after he assumed office as PDP-Laban’s president.
Last Wednesday, Speaker Lord Allan Velasco was also elected as the party’s executive vice president.
PDP Laban, with President Rodrigo Duterte as chairman, has a membership of 5 senators, 59 congressmen, 43 governors, 34 vice governors, 257 board members, 608 mayors, 541 vice mayors, 4,081 councilors, and more than 100,000 grassroots community leaders.