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10 LP solons defect to Duterte’s party

Ten members of the Liberal Party – including key faces – have made the switch to the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan chaired by incoming president Rodrigo R. Duterte a few weeks before the start of the 17th Congress.

A four-cornered fight for speakership looms in the 17th Congress following the landslide victory of Davao Mayor Rodrigo Duterte in Monday’s presidential election.

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The National Unity Party (NUP) composed of a group of congressmen who broke off with the Lakas-Kampi-CMD has been formally accredited as a national political party and is now getting ready to field candidates in the forthcoming senatorial and presidential elections.

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