Koko gathers 35k in PDP-Laban oath-taking in Masbate; dares Bebot to top that in Davao

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Thirty-five thousand political leaders and supporters from various political camps in Masbate province on Sunday took their oath as members of President Rodrigo Duterte’s Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan or PDP-Laban.

Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel, concurrent PDP-Laban president, administered the oath to the 35,000 new party members in Masbate led by Masbate Governor Antonio Kho at the Masbate Sports Arena.

The huge number of political leaders from the Governor to House House members to local leaders from 21 cities and towns and 550 villages converged as early as 6 a.m. Sunday at the province’s sports arena .

“The 35,000 strong new party members in Masbate is a record breaking event for the party – this has outnumbered the oath-taking ceremonies held in other provinces,” Pimentel said.

Pimentel said he would report this record breaking event to House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez who will hold on August 28 a mass oath-taking ceremony in his home region of Davao. “This would be a challenge for the Speaker,” he said.

Pimentel said the united effort of political leaders with diverse agenda indeed makes the party a “Super Majority” not only in Congress but also in the whole country.

“The unification in Masbate will make the province a shooting star for the next story of LGU development in the Philippine history,” the Senate president said. (Mar Arguelles/PNA)