Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) will rule again and regain the speakership in the House of Representatives, PDP-Laban president Sen. Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III stated on Sunday. 80 of its members snared congressional seats in the May 13 midterm elections, making it the most dominant political party in the lower chamber, according to Pimentel. PDP-Laban, the President’s ruling political party, would be fielding former Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, Pampanga Rep.
Richard Yap (PDP-Laban), best known as a Cebuano businessman and actor unsuccessful in beating longtime politician and Cebu City 1st District Representative Raul Del Mar (Liberal Party) in this midterm election. Del Mar won by a wide margin of 134,816 votes over Yap’s 81,167, according to the latest unofficial real-time results. Yap stated in a Facebook post that the loss was a “disappointing end” to the campaign, “I also know
President Duterte, whose promise to eradicate illegal drugs in three to six months helped him capture the presidency in 2016, said the drug problem was “swallowing” the country, He said at a campaign rally in Malabon City on Tuesday evening. “You can read it every day, even in the crawler of the TV networks. There are billions worth of drugs. Before, it was only thousands. Drugs, I cannot control, son
Out of 46 politicians called by President Rodrigo Duterte in his new drug list, 8 belonged to his political party Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban). Duterte called eight of his party mates as supposedly involved in the drug trade during a conference with the National Peace and Order Council (NPOC) meeting with top police and military officials in Davao City, March 14th. “An official’s right to privacy is not