Mitos, Gwen leaving GMA party for Binay's

ABS-CBN News

Posted at May 24 2012 05:20 PM | Updated as of May 25 2012 03:21 PM

MANILA, Philippines - Zambales Rep. Mitos Magsaysay and Cebu Gov. Gwen Garcia are joining the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban), the political party of Vice-President Jejomar Binay.

The two are taking their oaths tomorrow in Makati.

PDP-Laban secretary-general Jose "Peping" Cojuangco Jr. will administer the oath while Binay will be on hand to witness the event.

Prior to her switch to Binay's camp, Magsaysay was a member of Lakas-Christian Muslim Democrats and was a staunch ally of former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo.

Garcia is a leader of the One Cebu Party in her hometown and was also a strong supporter of the Arroyo administration.