Pimentel: Sara Duterte’s new party won't affect PDP-Laban membership

Mike Navallo, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Feb 26 2018 08:24 PM

Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III sees nothing wrong with Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte’s new political party, Hugpong ng Pagbabago.

“It should not have any effect kasi ang interpretation namin sa aming party constitution, members of PDP-Laban can be a member of a local party and even of a party-list. Ang finorm naman ni Mayor Sara is a regional party which is also a local party so wala dapat effect,” he told reporters in a chance interview before the start of the Senate plenary session on Monday.

Pimentel, however, said PDP-Laban intends to field candidates all over the country, leaving open the possibility of the two parties facing off in local positions in Mindanao.

 “Theoretically, possible siya pero wala pa kasing filing eh kaya di mo alam eh. Sa October pa natin malalaman yan sa mga nag fi-file. Pero theoretically possible,” he said.