(Watch) Sen. Pimentel: Duterte's Attendance Still Invalid for Upcoming PDP-Laban Assembly

The son of PDP-Laban founder Sen. Koko Pimentel made a strong statement for the upcoming PDP-Laban Assembly organized by the group of Secretary Cusi, that the upcoming event will still be considered as invalid even with the presence of Pres. Rody Duterte. 


Pres. Rody Duterte's highly anticipated presence is still not enough according to Sen. Koko Pimentel. 

"If the most popular person in the party will attend, a meeting which we have not recognized, it does not change the fact htat we still do not recognize that meeting." Pimentel stated. 


The veteran lawmaker added further that "The violation and the defects from the start are still there," he added. 

According to Sen. Pimentel, the national council meeting, which will be also held on Friday, is not authorized either. 

Sen. Koko explained that the upcoming PDP-Laban activities which will be held by the faction led by ousted party vice chairman Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi is still "clearly violative" of the party's constitution, especially since Party President, Sen. Manny Pacquiao was not involved in the agenda. 

In an earlier announcement by the Cusi faction, the upcoming activities of PDP-Laban will include discussion of committee reports and election of the party's new set of officers. 


Sen. Koko also expressed confidence that Pres. Rody Duterte's attendance will not weaken the faction led by him and Pacquiao, as this was already evident in the ongoing "word war" between the two leaders. 

Sen. Koko Pimentel also clarified that their party is not based on personality. "Hindi po kami (we are not) personality-based,"

"Our chairman happens to be the President of the Republic of the Philippines, a very charismatic person with very huge following and very popular, so those are facts about him."

"Pero pagdating sa partido (But when it comes to the party), when you call for a meeting, you do not keep the party president blind of the details of the event," Pimentel added.

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Source: CNN Philippines

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