Members of the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino (PDP)-Laban continue to gain allies with the joining of almost all Pangasinan officials led by former Governor and now Fifth District Rep. Amado T. Espino, Jr. last Wednesday, November 30 at the Sison Auditorium in Lingayen.
Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi, who is also a vice chairman of the party, has inducted Rep. Amado T. Espino, Jr., who joined the administration party after national election, as PDP provincial president in Pangasinan.
Apart from Cong. Espino, Cusi likewise administered the oath-taking of Gov. Amado ‘Pogi” I. Espino III and Vice Gov. Jose Ferdinand Calimlim as new party members.
As the newly installed PDP-Laban provincial president, Congressman Espino administered the oath-taking of all members of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan and the 16 incumbent mayors followed by the mass oath-taking of some 300 other political leaders which include mayors, vice mayors and municipal councilors from all parts of Pangasinan.
Cong. Espino was tagged as among the drug personalities in the New Bilibid Prison illegal drug trade by Pres. Duterte last August 25 but was cleared after a month when the latter made a public apology for the mistake.
“Pangasinan is the first province to stage a mass defection to the administration party,” said Energy czar Cusi as he described it as “a partnership between PDP-Laban and Pangasinan for the advancement of President Duterte’s advocacies especially his anti-drug, anti-corruption and anti-criminality campaigns.
He also said that the PDP-Laban has been organizing forums to educate the public on federalism form of government.
In swearing allegiance to PDP-Laban, Cong. Espino said that the mass affiliation of Pangasinan political leaders to the party was a reassuring of commitment of support to the Duterte administration.
He announced that a one-day seminar on PDP party’s rules and regulations would be worked out soon this December.