Led by gov, AgSur leaders latest to join Duterte party

Majority of the elected officials in Agusan del Sur province jumped ship to the administration’s Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban), the latest to join the bandwagon in “support” of President Duterte’s programs, particularly his campaign for federalism.

Led by the province’s governor Adolph Edward Plaza, more than 3,000 officials took their oath on Thursday before House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, also the party’s secretary general.

Also present was house appropriations committee chair Karlo Alexei Nograles.

Among the local officials who took their oath were two of Agusan del Sur’s congresswomen—first district Rep. Maria Valentina Tina Plaza and second district Rowena Plaza-Millana.

Gov. Plaza said their decision to join the ruling party showed their full support for the Duterte administration.

Mayors, vice mayors, councilors and barangay officials from 14 cities and municipalities in the province participated in the oath-taking ceremony and attended basic orientation seminars for new members of PDP-Laban. By GD Photos courtesy of Alexis Cabardo

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