MANILA — Congressman Karlo Nograles, of the 1st district of Davao City, has joined the ruling Partido Demokratiko Pilipino–Lakas ng Bayan party on Saturday.
During his birthday celebration in Davao City, Nograles asked President Rodrigo Duterte if he could join the administration's party.
"Si Karlo is accepted into the PDP and we are proud that one of the most powerful congressmen will be a member of this party," Duterte said.
Nograles then took his oath before Duterte as a party member.
The chairperson of the House committee on appropriations, Nograles was formerly of the National Unity Party.