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Ako Bicol Rep. Batocabe highlights achievements of Party List Coalition under his leadership

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Ako Bicol Rep. Rodel Batocabe highlighted the achievements of the Party List Coalition under his leadership as its president.

Batocabe said that he just had his last official travel with the members of Party List Coalition as its president.

“Today is the last day of the Pary List Coalition‘s official trip to South Korea. And suddenly, I realized that this is also my last travel with them as their President,” Batocabe said.

“I am extremely proud of our members who are one of the most conscientious, diligent and hardworking members of the 17 th Congress,” he said.

Batocabe said that for the first time, a party-list solon, Sharon Garin of AAMBIS-OWA, was elected House Deputy Speaker.

Members of the Party List Coalition also bagged key leadership positions in the lower chamber.

“Under my leadership, for the first time in the history of the party list system, we were elected to vital positions in the House which is unprecedented—one Deputy Speaker, 2 Commission on Appointments, 2, House Electoral Tribunal, Senior Deputy Majority Leader, Senior Deputy Minority Leader, Deputy Majority Leaders, Deputy Minority Leaders and chairs of important committees not usually given to partylist members,” said Batocabe.

The solon urged his members to consolidate their gains and always think of the common good.

“I enjoined them to strenghten our ranks and though we have our own respective interests, we should always think of the common good,” said Batocabe.

“I advice them to consolidate our gains and further strengthen our group if only to maintain, if not, improve on what we achieved. Ironically, come election time, we will be political foes!”