Northern Samar Political Leaders Took Oath as new PDP-Laban Constituents

There were 4,000 Local Government Unit officials from the Province of Northern Samar who recently took their oath as the newest members of the PDP-Laban political party at the Gymnatorium of the University of the Eastern Philippines. 

The inductees included 21 Mayors, 23 Vice Mayors, and Sangguniang Bayan members of the 24 municipalities of the province. Their Induction Ceremony was led by House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez. In his speech, he thanked Gov. Jose L. Ong, 2nd District Rep. Emil Ong and former Northern Samar representative Emil L. Ong for accepting the PDP-Laban party, of which Pres. Rodrigo Roa Duterte is Chairman, into their province. 

Mayor Don L. Abalon, LMP Spokesperson 
and President of the Mayors League of Northern Samar

Along with the oath-taking was a Basic Membership Seminar conducted by PDP-Laban Education Chair Rufina Arcega and youth leader Jacksen Sobreo. Of the 24 Municipalities in the Province, 21 are now under the PDP Laban Banner. Among them are Francisco Rosales of Catarman, Ma. Luisa Menzon of Lapinig, Hector Ong of Laoang, Clarence Dato of San Jose, Quintin Saludaga of Lavesares, and Tim Capoquian of Gamay.

Northern Samar Congressman Edwin Ongchuan warmly welcomes the Guest of Honor, House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, to the PDP-Laban induction and to the beautiful province

Special guests at the event included Cong. Zajid Mangudadatu of Maguindanao's 2nd District who delivered a talk on his hope for unity among the Muslims, Christians, and IPs all over the country. Cong. Karlo Nograles, of Davao City’s 1st District, talked about the benefits of the Free Higher Education Law and Free Farmers Irrigation. Local politicians such as former Cong. Emil Ong, former Governor and Mayor Madeleine Mendoza-Ong, Mayor Hector Ong, Governor Jun Ong, Rep. Raul Daza, Vice Governor Garry Lavin, Board Members Fawa Batula, Dex Galit, and Vicvic Singzon and Gina Silvano were in attendance. 

Northern Samar Governor Jose L. Ong Jr. welcomes the PDP-Laban officials who will induct the newest members from the Province of Northern Samar to the Majority political party

The successful event was organized by Cong. Edwin Onchuan, Gov. Jose Ong, Board Member Tess Gillamac and Atty. Mayor Don Abalon, who is also the spokesperson for the LMP and President of the Mayor's League of Northern Samar. The local PNP and Military forces were on hand to help facilitate peace and order at the event. 

Gov. Jose Ong considers this mass induction as the culminating effort to consolidate the PDP ranks in Northern Samar.

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