Royce Hotel, Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga
July 17, 2021

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte led the oath-taking of the newly elected officers and members of the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino – Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban), as well as the renewal of oath of former members, as he graced the PDP-Laban’s National Assembly at the Royce Hotel located within the Clark Freeport Zone in Pampanga.

“I would like to thank all of you, my dear partymates, for answering the call to convene the National Assembly of PDP-Laban. Your presence here sends a clear and resounding message to everyone that our Party is as strong as ever, [applause] and that we are united in further consolidating our ranks until the end of my term and beyond,” President Duterte said in his message.

He urged all the PDP-Laban officials and members to remain focused on their mission of uplifting the quality of life of the Filipino people, especially that the country is still grappling with the challenges brought by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. “Let us not be blinded by our own ambitions and let us not allow this Party to be used to advance personal interests,” the President stressed.

The Chief Executive, who is also the PDP-Laban Chairman, called on his partymates to never lose sight of the founding principles that the Party was built upon, and to never forget the end goal of improving the welfare of the Filipino people.

“Considering the magnitude of the responsibility that awaits the next batch of the elected officials in 2022 elections, we must remain focused on how to continue the reforms that we have instituted in the last five years,” President Duterte imparted as he addressed the attendees who joined physically in the National Assembly venue, as well as those who participated via video conferencing.

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